The latest science says quick action, quality training, use of mobile technology, and coordinated efforts can increase survival from cardiac arrest, a leading cause of death in the United States. The 2015 Guidelines recommend training to develop better systems of care, especially in the event of a cardiac arrest. Everyone should know what to do at every step of a cardiovascular emergency. Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after cardiac arrest, can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.
AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid course provides the knowledge and skills that may help save a life. It offers the basics of first aid for the most common life-threatening emergencies, covering how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills. Heartsaver courses from AHA offer: a cohesive, consistent experience for the learner, best practices to give students the best possible learning experience and help them better retain information with enhanced and realistic scenarios.
Who should take the course?
Heartsaver courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.
- First Aid Basics
- Choking in an Adult, Child or Infant
The course lasts approximately 3 hours, and upon completion students receive a certification card valid for 2 years.
Cancellation Policy: Any cancellations for scheduled classes must be made 7 days prior to the class start date for a refund. Cancellations within 7 days can be rescheduled one time at no charge.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.