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2020 AHA International Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Online

2020 AHA International Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Online


International English (IVE) materials have been adapted for training outside of the United States and Canada. IVE training materials have been updated to include metric units of measure and other references that do not apply to students in the U.S. and Canada. IVE is the preferred and accepted format for International English-based training. All AHA Distributors should sell the IVE version of a product. If the IVE version is unavailable, then defer to the English version.

Product Specification

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online offers the convenience of digital learning. The eLearning portion of the Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED blended learning course is designed to teach students the cognitive information needed for First Aid, CPR, and AED training. Upon completion of the online portion, students must complete a hands-on skills session (sold separately) with an AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructor.

  • Reflects the latest science and education from the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC), the AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course provides students the highest quality training in the lifesaving skills of first aid, CPR, and use of an AED.
  • Course empowering students to act with confidence in the event of an emergency at work, home, or in the community
  • Offers online, onsite, and classroom training* in two course paths (Heartsaver and Heartsaver Total), this course offers flexibility for Training Centers, Instructors, and students to select the appropriate training solution to fit their needs. (*Training options may vary by Training Center.)
  • The shorter Heartsaver core course path offers the flexibility to add optional topics, while Heartsaver Total is designed for those requiring OSHA or other regulatory agency compliant training.
  • Student must complete all optional modules that they need to print on the certificate prior to completing the course. Once the certificate is generated, it will not update with any additional modules completed.

Course Learning Objectives:

After successfully completing the CPR AED portion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival.
  • Explain the concept of the Chain of Survival.
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR.
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others.
  • Demonstrate giving effective breaths by using mouth to mouth or a mask for all ages.
  • Demonstrate performing high-quality CPR for an adult, a child, and an infant.
  • Demonstrate using an AED on an adult and on a child
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child.
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant.

After successfully completing the first aid portion, students should be able to:

  • List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers.
  • Describe the key steps in first aid.
  • Demonstrate removing protective gloves.
  • Demonstrate finding the problem.
  • Describe the assessment and first aid actions for these life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke.
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult, child, or infant.
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant.
  • Demonstrate how to use an epinephrine pen.
  • Demonstrate how to control bleeding and apply bandaging.
  • Recognize elements of common illnesses and injuries.
  • Describe the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle and the risks of smoking and vaping.
  • Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury.
  • Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers.