Our online courses offer students the opportunity to take a virtual online course in which they participate in treating a patient in a healthcare setting. After completing the online portion, the students come in for a hands on skills session to test their knowledge of what they have learned. We offer the online and skills session sold together as well as skills session for students who have completed the online portion elsewhere. For Healthcare professionals, the online option is an official AHA course (one of the only online courses accepted for certification) that meets the qualifications for a standard CPR, ACLS, or PALS certification.

bls-bookIn this program, students complete the cognitive portion (Part 1) of BLS for Healthcare Providers training through a series of self-paced online modules. Students answer short multiple-choice questions within case-based scenarios, and receive feedback based on their answers, to proceed through 10 critical checkpoints. This course provides access to 21 optional review sections, including 17 videos from the BLS for Healthcare Providers video, which reinforce the adult, child and infant CPR sequences taught in the course.

This course is for healthcare providers seeking an initial or renewal BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card. Part 1 can be completed in approximately 1-2 hours; time to complete a practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) varies.

Please Note: Students are allowed up to 60 days after the completion of the online part of the course to complete the skills session.

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HeartCode® ACLS is an official, self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program from the American Heart Association (AHA). HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 uses eSimulation technology to present realistic patient scenarios. Students are presented with a team dynamics lesson, 10 ACLS hospital-based case scenarios, and a written exam. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based on ACLS guidelines, and provide treatment. Successful completion of Part 1, the cognitive component, and Parts 2 and 3, skills practice and testing with an AHA ACLS Instructor or a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system, meets the requirements for obtaining an AHA ACLS Provider course completion card.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize and initiate early management of periarrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating automated external defibrillator (AED) use
  3. Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
  4. Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post–cardiac arrest care
  5. Recognize and initiate early management of acute coronary syndromes, including appropriate disposition
  6. Recognize and initiate early management of stroke, including appropriate disposition
  7. Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance

This course offers continuing education credits for physicians (ACCME/AMA), nurses (ANCC), pharmacists (ACPE), and EMS Practitioners (CECBEMS).

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PALS Provider Manual(2)HeartCode PALS Part 1 provides computer-based lessons that uses eSimulation technology so students “virtually” assess and formulate treatment for pediatric cardiopulmonary arrest patients. Students complete 12 interactive hospital-based cases that test their ability to apply the PALS algorithms to effect treatment.

Students receive step-by-step feedback through debriefing on actions taken and suggestions for improvement. This course also includes a pre-course self-assessment of ECG recognition and pharmacology knowledge.

The complete course combines the Part 1 lessons with hands-on skills practice and skills testing, and offers an alternative to PALS classroom.

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Acute Stroke Online is a web-based, interactive course that provides training on the symptoms, diagnosis and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and complications of stroke. Course content is based on information from the AHA’s ACLS EP Manual and Resource Text, covering treatment from the field to the emergency department, as well as critical care and rehabilitation. The text has been adapted to an independent study activity to make this resource available to a wider audience of health professionals.

Geared toward the experienced healthcare provider, this course is ideal for in-hospital, out-of-hospital and any healthcare provider who wants to improve his or her knowledge of stroke treatment.

Course Covers:

  1. Stroke chain of survival
  2. 8 D’s of stroke survival
  3. Definitions of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
  4. Pathophysiology
  5. Stroke risk factors, recognition, management
  6. Transition to critical care and rehabilitation


Objective 1: Discuss at least 3 risk factors for stroke.

Objective 2: List at least 2 conditions that can be present with neurologic signs or can mimic stroke, including, but not limited to, hypoglycemia and postictal paralysis.

Objective 3: Explain the difference in treatment for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

Objective 4: Discuss the 3 components of the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale

Objective 5: Identify the time frame in which an ischemic stroke patient can be treated with fibrinolytic therapy.

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This self-directed, online course prepares healthcare professionals to evaluate and assess patients with potential symptoms of myocardial infarction, interpret ECGs for signs of STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) and activate a system of care for rapid reperfusion of an occluded coronary artery.

Learn: Rapid STEMI ID 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.

No skills session is required to complete the course; however, students will receive a certificate of completion upon successful completion, and physicians, nurses, and EMS will be eligible to apply for continuing education credits.

Course content:

  • Understanding STEMI Systems of Care and STEMI recognition
  • Basics of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and triage of STEMI patients
  • Acquiring high-quality, 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs)
  • 12-lead findings that mimic STEMI
  • Coronary anatomy related to 12-lead ECG
  • Indications for activating a Heart Alert System

Course includes:

  • Practice 12-lead ECG test
  • 2-part AHA exam
  • Certificate of completion available to print upon successful completion
  • Access to course content for one year following activation of course key

Intended Audience:

This course is for healthcare professionals who want to improve their STEMI recognition and assessment skills, or for healthcare professionals seeking to obtain continuing education credits

This course is not compatible with Macintosh computers or operating systems. This course requires Macromedia Flash 10 or above, and Javascript and Cookies enabled.

STEMI Recognized Provider Program
The American Heart Association is pleased to offer a special program to pre-hospital care personnel. Upon completion of the Learn:® Rapid STEMI ID course and applying for CE credits, participants can choose to enroll in this program and will receive a FREE enrollment certificate and lapel pin.

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For healthcare providers needing basic rhythm recognition skills, including those preparing for ACLS

This course teaches:

  1. Basic rhythm understanding
  2. The relationship between the ECG strip and heart impulses
  3. Common arrhythmias
  4. Identifying and distinguishing various arrhythmias

This course offers continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and EMTs/paramedics.

This course is not compatible with Macintosh computers or operating systems.

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ecgbookFor healthcare providers needing basic pediatric rhythm recognition skills, including those preparing for PALS training.

This course teaches:

  1. Basic pediatric rhythm understanding
  2. The relationship between the ECG strip and heart impulses
  3. Common pediatric arrhythmias
  4. Identifying and distinguishing various pediatric arrhythmias

This continuing education activity is certified for nurses and EMTs/paramedics. (CME credit for U.S. residents)

This course is not compatible with Macintosh computers or operating systems.

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