Heartsaver CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.
This classroom course teaches basic CPR skills such as performing a head tilt-chin lift and giving compressions and breaths.
The course provides training for anyone who wants to learn CPR and how to use an AED defibrillator. On completion you will obtain a Heartsaver course completion card.
Adult CPR and AED use
Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies
Child CPR and AED use
Adult, child, and infant choking
Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR, including child and infant choking
After successfully completing this course, students should be able to
Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
Recognize when someone needs CPR
Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
Give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult
Perform high-quality CPR for a child*
Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child*
Perform high-quality CPR for an infant*
Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
Demonstrate how to help a choking infant*
*Child and infant modules are optional.
Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)
During the course, an AHA Instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students to complete their first aid skills practice and testing.
Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid course completion card that is valid for 2 years.
This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.