The Source for Quality Resuscitation Science and Education.
Turn to the American Heart Association for evidence-based resuscitation education and innovation to improve learning, skill mastery and skill retention.
Programs and Courses
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Advanced life support skills, including CPR, AED use, and management of respiratory arrest, arrhythmias, acute coronary syndromes and stroke. Results in an AHA ACLS Healthcare Provider course completion card.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Advanced life support skills for treating children and infants, including CPR, AED use, and management of respiratory emergencies, shock emergencies, and arrhythmias. Results in an AHA PALS Healthcare Provider course completion card.
Ways to Learn
Opioid Education for Healthcare Providers Online CourseUnderstand opioids and the opioid epidemic, provide immediate treatment and care for opioid overdose victims, learn post-overdose treatment resources.
Resources for Your Practice
Guidelines for CPR & Emergency Cardiovascular Care
This site blends the 2018 Focused Updates with the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.
Get With The Guidelines® Resuscitation
Our Mission: To save more lives by preventing in-hospital cardiac arrest and optimizing outcomes through benchmarking, quality improvement, knowledge translation, and research.
High-quality CPR increases patient survival and improves outcomes.
Share Our Vision
The American Heart Association invites you to share our vision: a world where no one dies from cardiac arrest.
Every year, 475,000 people die from cardiac arrest in the United States. Big number. BIGGER OPPORTUNITY. With your help, we can bring that number down to ZERO. Join us today, starting with this video.