HeartCode BLS is the online portion of BLS blended learning. It uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills. After completing the online portion, students must attend a structured Instructor-led hands-on session that focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing.
The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings. HeartCode BLS is for healthcare professionals and others seeking an alternative delivery method for completing BLS training.
HeartCode BLS takes students approximately 1-2 hours to complete, depending on their level of
experience. The skills session can be completed with an hour.
*Students can enter and exit a course as often as necessary.
Students have access to all information in the
course for 2 years after activation of course
key. This includes the BLS Provider Manual,
downloadable algorithms, summary of steps of
CPR, the BLS pocket reference card and more.
Upon successful completion of the online portion, including the course exam, students receive a certificate of completion, which they must present for entry into an Instructor-led hands-on session. Upon successful completion of the skills session, students will receive their AHA Course Completion eCard to their email. Course completion cards are valid for two years.