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Heartsaver CPR AED Online has been updated to reflect new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC. The skills learned in this course will help you recognize cardiac arrest, get emergency care on the way quickly, and help a person until EMS arrives.

Heartsaver CPR AED Online is the eLearning portion of the Heartsaver CPR AED Blended Learning Course and teaches information needed for CPR and AED training. Upon completion of the online portion, students must complete a hands-on session with an AHA Instructor.

  • Students have the convenience of completing the course at their own pace at work, home, or wherever Internet access is available
  • Can be used for initial or renewal training
  • Includes interactive exercises and videos to engage students and provide periodic points of knowledge transference
  • Certificate of completion available to print when the online portion has been completed successfully
  • Students have access to all information in the online course for 24 months after activation of their key to help reinforce what they have learned
  • Includes audio and transcript for any of our students who may have a hearing or visual disability
  • Screen and text-sized options help meet diverse learning needs
  • Navigation controls provide students with the flexibility to move easily through content and customize their personal learning experience

Purchase Options

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Course Content

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to
  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
  • Give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups

  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child*
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child*
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant*
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant*

Additional Information

Instructor Materials

  • 15-1019 Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED DVD Set
  • 15-1023 Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual
  • 15-3114 Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual eBook

Student Materials

  • 15-1401 Heartsaver CPR AED Online

  • Heartsaver Blended Learning courses include an online portion, followed by a hands-on session with an AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructor
  • The online portion can be completed in approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes; the time to complete skills practice and testing session varies

  • A certificate of completion is available to print when the online portion has been completed successfully
  • For greater success, it is recommended that the hands-on skills session be conducted shortly after completing the online portion
  • Upon successful completion of both the online and hands-on portions of the course, students will receive a Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card (print or eCard), valid for 2 years

Changes: February 21, 2017
Heartsaver® CPR AED Online (PDF opens new window)
ISBN 978-1-61669-441-8, AHA Product Number 15-1401

Heartsaver CPR AED Online
Continuing Education Accreditation- General Audience

IACET (General Audience) – July 25, 2016 – July 24, 2019

The American Heart Association is accredited?by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).??The American Heart Association complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, the American Heart Association is authorized to issue the IACET 0.10 CEU.