CPR Blended Learning
American Heart Association CPR Certification (Blended Learning – Online CPR + In-Person Skills Session)
The Blended Learning Heartsaver CPR class is a hybrid learning course that consists of an online CPR class followed by an in-person CPR Skills Session with an AHA instructor. The Skills Session is a hands-on test and demonstration of the skills the student learned during the online class. You can learn more about the benefits of Blended Learning here.
Students receive an American Heart Association “Heartsaver CPR AED” certification that is valid for two years. This class meets OSHA requirements for CPR training and certification. It is appropriate for both initial CPR certification and renewal CPR certification.
The online CPR course covers training and certification in CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) use for adults, children, and infants. The following topics are covered:
- How high-quality CPR improves survival
- The Chain of Survival
- How to recognize when someone needs CPR
- Performing high-quality CPR
- Performing CPR with help from others
- Giving effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask
- How to use an AED
- When and how to help someone who’s choking
During the in-person CPR Skills Session, the instructor will review the cardiac arrest algorithm and give participants an opportunity to practice their CPR and AED skills before being tested on a cardiac arrest scenario.
We also offer the in-person, instructor-led American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED version of this class. You may enroll to take the course in our classroom, or we can provide a private individual or group class at your home or business.
There is no minimum age requirement for this class. In fact, the AHA states, “The ability to perform CPR is based more on body strength than age. Studies have shown that children as young as nine years old can learn and retain CPR skills.” This 2009 study published in the Critical Care journal concludes, “Students as young as 9 years are able to successfully and effectively learn basic life support skills including AED deployment, correct recovery position and emergency calling.”
This class is intended for non-medical personnel who require CPR/AED certification for job, regulatory, or other requirements. This class is also appropriate for laypersons who desire CPR training, including children, young adults, and families.
This class is NOT intended for healthcare providers or medical professionals. If you are a healthcare provider or training to be one, please enroll in our Basic Life Support (BLS) certification class.