American Heart Association
AHA 2020 Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers hands on practice and skills testing session is an in person classroom course taken after the student completes the American Heart Association E-Learning course called Heartcode BLS. HeartCode BLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills. Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare professionals trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality CPR, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. The online course can be taken by going to onlineaha.org. The online portion of the course is $32.50. The in person hands on skills testing portion is $50.
HeartCode BLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the BLS Course. HeartCode blended learning delivers quality resuscitation education regardless of where providers are located and gives them more control to complete the course at their own pace. Providers first complete the online portion of HeartCode BLS and then complete a hands-on skills session with an AHA BLS Instructor or on a simulation station.
Access to the BLS Provider Manual eBook (20-3102) is included with HeartCode BLS. You will be able to access the Provider Manual from within the course.
This product has been updated with new science from the 2020 Guidelines for CPR and ECC and replaces the previous version (15-3254).
How does the 2020 Guidelines version of HeartCode differ from the 2015 Guidelines version of HeartCode?
The 2020 Guidelines HeartCode uses a personalized adaptive algorithm that sets students on the most efficient path to mastery. Students follow a continuously adapting learning path that is personalized by their own inputs: their performance, and their self- reported confidence level related to each probing question. The course content is presented in the form of self-directed learning content, probing questions, and Cognitive Assessment Activities (CAAs).
The American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Skills Session is the in person hands on practice and testing portion done after completing the BLS HeartCode Part 1 Online Course. During the skills session a BLS instructor will guide the student through a series of life-threatening cardiopulmonary scenarios.
Skills that will be practiced and tested include:
Adult CPR with the use of an AED and a bag mask
Child and infant CPR with an AED and a bag mask device
Adult and infant choking
The Basic Life Support credential from the American Heart Association (AHA) prepares you with the necessary rescue measures that you may need on the job. BLS for healthcare providers Emergency Medical Technicians and nurses learn about life-saving techniques in school, but the BLS Certification from AHA provides a specialized credential in managing cardiorespiratory emergencies that may be encountered in the field.
Basic life support is a level of medical care which is used for patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care by advanced life support providers. It can be provided by trained medical personnel, such as emergency medical technicians, and by qualified bystanders.
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