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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.

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Programs and Courses

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Basic life support skills including CPR, AED use, and ventilations. Available in two tracks: pre-hospital and in-facility. Results in an AHA BLS Healthcare Provider course completion card.

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.


The AHA offers two separate courses for healthcare providers who require training in pediatric care, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS®).

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

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Opioid Education for Healthcare Providers Online Course

Understand 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

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.

A World Where No One Dies From Cardiac Arrest

Take Your Organization’s Training to the Next Level

If your organization needs to train employees in CPR, first aid, and cardiovascular care, this guide will help you through the process of evaluating if your organization is ready to transition to eLearning training.