Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.
Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid
The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid course is designed to meet the regulatory and credentialed training requirements for child care workers in all 50 states. This course teaches basic first aid, CPR, and AED skills for children.
Family & Friends® CPR
The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only® CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the AHA?s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.
STEMI Provider Manual
This Manual prepares and enables out-of-hospital and in-hospital personnel to increase the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of STEMI patients.
HeartCode® BLS Part 1
HeartCode® BLS Part 1 is a Web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings.
ACLS for Experienced Providers
The ACLS Experienced Provider (EP) Course is for seasoned ACLS providers who wish to renew their provider status. This course provides a stimulus for clinicians and scientists to identify areas in resuscitation that deal with special circumstances.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support - Classroom
ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology.
Learn: Rhythm Pediatric
Learn:® Rhythm Pediatric is an online, self-directed course that introduces healthcare providers to normal pediatric cardiac rhythms and prepares them to recognize basic pediatric cardiac arrhythmias in clinical practice.
The American Heart Association / American Stroke Association?s 2011-12 Annual Report describes how we fulfill our mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The report showcases the year?s accomplishments, recognizes the many supporters who provided generous gifts to support our lifesaving work, and details revenue and spending for the fiscal year.
Stroke Prehospital Care Online
Stroke Prehospital Care Online is an interactive, eLearning course designed to provide prehospital care providers greater knowledge. This course is self-paced and is completed entirely online.
HeartCode ACLS Part 1
HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 is a Web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings.
Course Completion Card Reference Guide - ECC
The updated ECC Course Completion Card Reference Guide provides guidelines to instructors for all ECC completion cards, including current versions released, quality checkpoints and issue dates by course.
CPR & First Aid. We help save lives. And teach you how. Find a Course. 2010 AHA Guidelines. Information for Healthcare Providers, Corporate Training, Community CPR & First Aid, Science and International.
Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Online
The Heartsaver® Bloodborne Pathogens Online Course teaches students how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials. This course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction.
BLS for Healthcare Providers - Classroom
The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.
Family & Friends CPR Anytime
Family & Friends CPR Anytime Personal Learning Program allows anyone to learn the core skills of CPR in just 20 minutes using their own personal kit.
Anyone can learn CPR ? and everyone should! Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.
HeartCode PALS Part 1
HeartCode® PALS Part 1 provides computer-based lessons that uses eSimulation technology so students ?virtually? assess and formulate treatment for pediatric cardiopulmonary arrest patients.
The American Heart Association (AHA) publishes ECC training materials in several difference languages. ECC Materials are available for purchase from authorized AHA Distributors with locations throughout the world to meet customer needs.
Heartsaver First Aid - Classroom
Heartsaver® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives.
Less than one-third of sudden cardiac arrest victims receive immediate CPR from bystanders. Through a variety of programs, the American Heart Association is equipping people and communities to act in emergencies and ultimately save lives.
Learn: Rhythm Adult
Learn: Rhythm Adult is an online, self-directed course that introduces healthcare providers to normal cardiac rhythms and prepares them to recognize basic cardiac arrhythmias in clinical practice.
AHA Instructor Essentials
New materials for conducting AHA Instructor courses are now available. With the launch of new materials, the AHA?s Core Instructor Course has been discontinued and new, discipline-specific, online AHA Instructor Essentials courses have been introduced in its place.
Learn: Rapid STEMI ID
Learn:® Rapid STEMI ID is a self-directed, online course that teaches healthcare professionals to use a 12-lead ECG, interpret electrocardiograms (ECGs) for signs of STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) and activate a system of care for rapid reperfusion of an occluded coronary artery.
This course supports the efforts of the American Heart Association?s Mission: Lifeline®, a national initiative to improve quality of care and outcomes in heart attack patients by improving healthcare systems? readiness and response to STEMI patients.
Acute Stroke Online
Acute Stroke Online is a self-paced continuing education course that provides training on the symptoms, diagnosis and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and complications of stroke.
Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens
Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Course is a classroom course that teaches employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials.
Apps - Pocket First Aid & CPR
The Pocket First Aid & CPR Smartphone App, updated to reflectnew science from the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC, is now available for Apple iPhone and Google Android.
International Distribution and Licensing
The American Heart Association?s Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) signs legal agreements with various organizations across the world to enable quality training and products for Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
Heartsaver CPR AED - Classroom
Heartsaver CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult.
Airway Management is a unique program designed to give students the chance to learn, practice and demonstrate their ability in applying many airway skills used in resuscitation. Students increase their awareness of various airway products and skills required. The course is designed into units, and some are optional, so facilitators can present the units that meet the students? needs.
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED - Classroom
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives.
Structured and Supported Debriefing Course
Structured and Supported Debriefing teaches advanced life support instructors how to facilitate an effective debriefing of their students within 10 minutes after a skills practice session. The course focuses on a learner-centered debriefing model, draws on evidence-based findings from behavioral science, focuses on critical thinking and encourages participants to analyze their performance and motivations. The course is self-paced and is completed entirely online.
The American Heart Association provides resources to help you get training started in your community.
Heartsaver CPR AED Online Part 1
Heartsaver® CPR AED Online Part 1 is a Web-based, self-directed program. The program teaches students critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives.
ECG & Pharmacology
The adult ECG & Pharmacology Course addresses a key knowledge gap in electrocardiogram (ECG) and pharmacology, and focuses on specific ECG recognition skills and drug treatment knowledge.
International Reviewer - ECC Programs
International reviewers of American Heart Association's Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) training materials and documents provide critical review and volunteer hours.
Making the most of the worldwide web to reach a global audience, the Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) International Program has translated its web pages in foreign languages such as German and Japanese.
Gain a deeper understanding of cardiovascular disease and stroke with this library of scientific statements, which were written by volunteer scientists and healthcare professionals and published by the American Heart Association.
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1
Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1 is a Web-based, self-directed course. The course teaches students critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage a first aid or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Content includes how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies, as well as perform CPR and use an AED.
History of CPR
Highlights of the history of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Nationwide, we invest over $132 million a year ($3.2 billion since 1949) in heart and stroke research that has led to recent breakthroughs such as clot-busting drugs and drug-eluting stents. Healthcare providers learn about medical advances and new treatment guidelines though our journals, conferences and online courses.
American Heart Association 2011-2012 Expenditures
Public Health Education: 39.1%
Professional Education & Training: 14.0%
Community Services: 5.1%
Management & General: 7.9%
American Heart Association Diversity Report
Attached is a copy of the American Heart Association’s 2009-2010 Annual Diversity Report. This report highlights our organization’s successes in the area of diversity with emphasis on cultural competence. The report focuses on our consumer initiatives as well as our internal initiatives. We have broadened the scope of this year’s report to showcase initiatives in each of the Affiliates. Also, we have identified key partnerships, sponsorships and strategic alliances that enhanced our efforts to reach common goals.
We truly hope that you will enjoy this copy of the report. Feel free to share copies with your colleagues and partners.