Welcome to the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Online part 1.
The hands on skills practice and testing (Part 2 and 3) ARE INCLUDED in the cost of this course.
The American Heart Association’s BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 is web-based online course that is accessible 24 hours a day and provides a flexible alternative to classroom training. Through case-based scenarios, interactive activities and videos, this course teaches the concepts of both single-rescuer and team basic life support.
Once you have paid for the course you will receive an email with a link to the course, as well as your log in and password. (Please allow 24-48 hours to receive this email. (Once in a while in can be just a few hours, sometimes it does take longer.)
Upon completion of the online course, you must print and bring your certificate to class to perform your hands on skills session and receive your provider card via mail from the instructor's training center.
This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.
Students will learn single-rescuer and team basic life support for adults, children and infants through 5 interactive exercises, scenarios and a written test. Navigation controls allow students to move easily through content as they learn how to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilation and provide early use of an AED. Course also teaches relief of choking.
This self-paced course is accessible anytime from any computer. Students can access the BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual, BLS Pocket Reference Card and more for 24 months.
1-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants
2-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants
Bag-mask techniques for adults, children and infants
CPR with an advanced airway*
Critical concepts in high-quality CPR
Differences among adult, child and infant rescue techniques
Key changes in basic life support, reflecting new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
Relief of choking for adults, children and infants
Rescue breathing for adults, children and infants
The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
* This is an introduction to the compression and ventilation rates for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.
This course may be used for initial or renewal BLS for Healthcare Providers Course completion.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is it?
A: The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 Course offers a flexible training option for busy healthcare professionals. The online cognitive portion.
This allows students to complete learning at their own pace and convenience. To help students gain confidence in performing skills, Part 1 is combined with a hands-on skills session.
This is where students have the opportunity for one-on-one practice time with an American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor.
A skills test with an AHA BLS Instructor ensures skills proficiency. Upon successful completion of all three parts students receive their healthcare provider course completion card.
This course is an ideal option for healthcare providers seeking an alternative to classroom training.
Q: Who is the intended audience?
A: This course is designed specifically for healthcare providers seeking first-time or renewal BLS certification.
Q: What is the course format?
A: The online portion of the course contains mandatory checkpoints that must be successfully completed before a student is allowed to access the final test. There are exercises available for review, plus additional optional video clips that can be accessed for skills demonstrations.
The confident student may opt to bypass the reviews and go immediately to the required checkpoint scenario. The student who answers a question incorrectly is redirected to the beginning of that checkpoint, given the option for review, and can then re-attempt the checkpoint.
Each checkpoint must be completed with 100 percent accuracy.
If a student is unsure of an answer to a question in the checkpoint, he can select the "Brief Review" option. Upon completion of the review, the student returns to the checkpoint.
After completing all the checkpoints, the student is directed to the online test.
After successful completion of the online portion (Part 1), the student prints a certificate to take to the skills practice (Part 2) and testing session (Part 3) with an AHA Instructor.
Should a student not be able to successfully complete either version of the test, the student should print the course homepage. This page will document which parts of the program have been completed. The student should take this page to their scheduled skills session.
The instructor providing the skills check will offer additional remediation as needed, in accordance with the current Program Administration Manual.
The hands on skills practice and testing (Part 2 and 3) ARE INCLUDED in the cost of this course.
2011 Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 Course Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are some of the unique features of the BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 Course?
A: Course features include:
• Includes 5 (five) case-based scenario exercises, interactive activities, videos and a written test
• Certificate of completion available to print when Part 1 has been completed successfully
• Progress bar at top of course screen and check-mark icons next to each exercise indicate students’ progress through course
• Course features tool for taking and referencing notes
• Course includes audio/video
• “Drag and drop” tool reinforces steps and sequences
• Accordion-style content navigation allows for less scrolling
• Screen and text-sized options help meet diverse learning needs
• Settings allow user to turn on and off “Video Autoplay”
• Navigation controls allow user to move easily through content
• Includes downloadable:
o BLS for Healthcare Providers Pocket Reference Card
o Adult/pediatric algorithms
o Summary of steps
o 1-2 rescuer Adult BLS (with AED) skills testing sheet
o 1-2 rescuer Infant BLS skills testing sheet
• Includes online access to the BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual
• Provides access to all information in online course for 24 months following activation of course key
Q: What skills are tested during the skills testing session*?
A: During skills testing, students must successfully demonstrate competency performing the following skills:
• 1- and 2-Rescuer Adult BLS (includes CPR w/pocket mask, AED use and use of a bag-mask device)
• 1- and 2-Rescuer Infant BLS (includes CPR w/pocket mask and use of a bag-mask device)
*Parts 2 and 3 should be completed in one “skills practice and testing” session.
Q: Approximately how long does BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 take to complete?
A: Part 1 can be completed in approximately 1-2 hours; time to complete a practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) varies.
Q: Does successful completion of the BLS for Healthcare Providers Course result in receipt of an AHA course completion card? If so, what card?
A: Yes, upon successful completion of all three parts, (online course and in-person practice and testing session) will receive an AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion card, issued by their Instructor’s Training Center. This card is valid for two years.
Q: Does BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 offer continuing education (CE/CME)?
A: No, CE/CME credits are not offered for this course, as BLS training is most often an educational requirement and a basic qualification for employment.
Q: After completion of the online course, how long does a student have to complete the skills practice and testing session?
A: Students are allowed up to 60 days after the completion of the online part of the course to complete the skills session.
Q: Can a student log in and out of the course?
A: Yes. Students can log in and out as many times as they choose. However, the written test must be taken in one sitting. To log out, students must click the "Click here to logout" link located at the top of the page after login. When the student is ready to continue training, he/she can return to OnlineAHA.org and login with his/her registered email and password.
Q: Can course material be accessed after the online portion is completed?
A: Yes, students may access all material included in the BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 program for 24 months following initial activation of their course key. 3 Purchasing Materials/Finding Skills Sessions:
Q: Who should I contact if I have problems with BLS for Healthcare Providers Course materials? A: For problems with this course, contact OnlineAHA.org technical support at 888.AHA.8883 or via email at email@example.com. Customer support is available 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday – Friday.
Q: Does BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 require special computer or support software?
A: OnlineAHA.org recommends using the following setting to maximize your eLearning experience. In addition, student and administrator hardware should be the recommended requirements
Recommended Computer Requirements
Bandwidth 240 Kb/s (30 KB/s) per user
Operating System At least Windows 2000 or later.
Processor Speed 500+ MHz Pentium
RAM 256+ MB RAM
Web Browser Internet Explorer 7 or above
Plug-Ins Flash 6 or above
Macromedia Flash (latest version), available for free at www.adobe.com/downloads
QuickTime Plugin (4.0 or above) If Quicktime is your preference, you can download the latest version www.apple.com/quicktime/download
Adobe Acrobat Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest version) — Available for free at www.adobe.com/downloads