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The Heart Center AHA Online Classes

We are pleased to announce The Heart Center is now offering three American Heart Association classes online. Heartcode® is the only set of AHA online courses and we are glad to have it. Each Heartcode® class consists of three parts. The first sections allow you to complete certification while working at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. They are interactive realistic situations powered by e-simulation technology. If you live outside of the DC metro area or want to cut time and gas, our virtual classes are convenient and satisfy AHA certification and continuing education requirements.

The first sections of Heartcode® courses include a self-directed tutorial and virtual realistic critical health situations. To complete certification for this part, the student will respond, assess, and treat patients using real time decision making. You can register for either or all of these classes in 3 steps on

Heartcode® BLS helps physicians, nurses, EMS professionals, med students, and allied health professionals to renew or complete BLS certification using an alternative method. Upon passing the online written test, a hands-on test including CPR and bag mask test with an AHA BALS instructor is required.
Heartcode® ACLS lessons assist healthcare professionals participating in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. Upon passing part 1, students will work with an AHA ACLS instructor or voice assisted manikin.
Heartcode® PALS features 12 interactive realistic hospital pediatric situations in addition to a cognitive portion. Coaching will follow the simulations. Lessons on preventing cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children are also included. Following is a hands-on skills session with an AHA PALS instructor. It is recommended that students already possess the ability to apply the PALS algorithms to effect treatment prior to taking this course.

Video and help documents can be accessed from the main screen anytime during the lessons. Parts 2 and 3 will be completed in one skills session with an AHA instructor specializing in each respective field. The classes will cover changes in basic life support, reflecting new knowledge from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. In three easy steps on our website you can achieve AHA certification and an AHA card at your own pace.

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