American Heart Association (AHA) HeartCode® BLS Provider Skills Session
HeartCode® BLS – Hands-On Skills Session HeartCode® BLS is the AHA’s BLS blended learning delivery method. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session. The blended learning requires the purchase of both the AHA online portion and the AHA hands-on skills session. The AHA does not set pricing for the hands-on skills session.
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.
After completing the online portion, students attend this structured BLS Hands-On Session with an AHA Instructor. This session focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. Where available, students may also complete the hands-on session with a voice-assisted manikin (VAM).
HeartCode BLS is for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative method for completing an initial or renewal BLS Course.
- Updated science and education reflecting the AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
- Includes in-facility and prehospital tracks; student chooses his/her track before starting the HeartCode BLS Online Portion
- Enhanced learning experience through eSimulations, life-like animations, video scenarios, and knowledge checks
- Accessible version available for students with hearing, vision, and/or motor impairments on eLearning.Heart.org.