HeartSaver First Aid CPR AED Hands-On Session
The First Aid CPR hands-on session is part of the AHA's Blended Learning course. This is an alternative option from the traditional Instructor-Led First Aid CPR AED course. Students will first take the HeartSaver First Aid CPR AED Online. This online course includes videos and simulations. Upon completion, students will receive a certificate, and can find an AHA Training Center to conduct the First Aid CPR AED Hands-On session. After successfully completing both the online and hands-on session, students will receive their First Aid CPR AED Provider certification.
The HeartSaver courses are modular and can be taken as separate courses with optional modules. The following are the options offered within HeartSaver:
- CPR AED (optional Child and Infant)
- First Aid
- First Aid CPR AED (optional Child and Infant)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is HeartSave First Aid CPR AED Online?
HeartSaver First Aid CPR AED Online is part 1 of 2 to complete the AHA's online blended learning option. It's a combination of video and esimulations which can be done on the student's own time and pace.
What is blended learning?
Blended learning means that part of the class is done online and part is done in person. The AHA blended learning courses offer all the cognitive portion of the class online, and then the student practices and demonstrates their skills during a hands-on session.
Who can take HeartSave First Aid CPR AED Online?
Most commonly, this course is taken by those with little to no medical background who need to meet job or regulatory requirements. However, anyone wanting to be prepared in an emergency can take this course. The blended learning option is for those people who prefer the convenience of doing the majority of their training online at their own pace.
How long does it take to complete the HeartSaver First Aid CPR AED Online?
Times vary by person, but the AHA says the online course will take on average 2-5 hours depending on which modules the student elects to take.
How long is the First Aid CPR AED hands-on skills session?
Depending on class size and the instructor, it will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
What is required to attend a First Aid CPR AED hands-on session?
Students will need to complete the HeartSaver First Aid CPR AED Online course. After completion, they will receive a certificate that they can present to the instructor performing the hands-on session.
Will my First Aid CPR AED certification be any different?
No, the First Aid CPR AED certification you receive will be the exact same as if you had gone through an Instructor-Led course.
What will I have to do in the First Aid CPR AED hands-on session?
Depending on which modules were completed in the online course, students will be tested on their Adult, Infant, and/or First Aid skills, but will have an opportunity to practice before being tested.
Will I have to take a written test?
No, the written test is taken online before coming to the First Aid CPR AED hands-on session.
Is the hands-on session included in the cost of the online course?
No, the hands-on session is sold separately. The AHA does not set or control the pricing set by each individual training center.