The Official American Heart Association eLearning Program for Basic Life Support (BLS)


Online Portion: Complete the cognitive online patient cases.

Hands-On Sessions: Practice skills and complete a skills check with a VAM or AHA instructor.

CARD: Receive an official AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers Card.

High-Quality CPR

Every patient deserves quality CPR and the best chance at survival. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), poor-quality CPR should be considered a preventable harm. Despite the AHA's dedication to improving CPR, the median in-hospital survival rate for cardiac arrest is an unacceptable 19%. 

HeartCode® BLS is the most efficient route to standardizing your CPR program, and to training competent and confident caregivers who can provide high-quality CPR, for every patient, every time. 

AHA Consensus Statement, June 2013

  • eSimulation

    Accurately replicate patient scenarios for consistent training.  

  • One-Click Assignment

    Effortlessly assign courses to individuals or groups—no keys or codes to manage.

  • 24/7 Easy Access

    Seamless login, available anytime, anywhere for program management and course completion on your own schedule.

  • Streamlined Reporting

    Course evaluation & learning progress reports help you track satisfaction ratings and learner activity. With streamlined reporting, HealthStream becomes your system of record, eliminating the need for paper records.

  • Real-Time Feedback

    Voice-Assisted Manikins (VAMs) provide real-time audio feedback, adding a new level of realism and precision to CPR training.

  • Standardized & Objective

    HeartCode® consistently and accurately measures a student’s adherence to AHA Guidelines.  

  • Provide Consistent, High-Quality CPR

    Standardize your CPR Program to build the competency and confidence your team needs to ensure providers perform High-Quality CPR when it counts.

  • Boost Knowledge Retention

    eLearning is more effective, with 83% retention versus only 58% in classroom-based settings, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Reduce Costs & Free Up Time

    Voice-Assisted Manikins (VAMs) never call in sick. Eliminate the cost of replacement staff to cover class time and textbook expenses, while freeing up limited instructor time and resources

  • Minimize Administrative Burdens

    Free up limited instructor resources while avoiding the hassle of coordinating and scheduling classes, and enjoy easy monitoring of performance and progress.

  • Make Compliance Easy

    Track and manage learner certifications and expirations instantly, and enjoy easy monitoring of performance and progress.

Customer Spotlights

What People Are Saying

  • "Our annual savings is about $75,000. Overall, we have saved over $400,000 in the four year span of using HeartCode."
    -Laura Sweatt, MSN, RN-BC AHA Regional Faculty BLS & ACLS Assistant Director of Education, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas
  • "As an instructor, it’s difficult to see whether or not the chest compressions are deep enough and sometimes it’s hard to tell whether or not they are hard enough to do what’s required in a real life situation."
    -Michelle Hutto, RN, BLS & PALS Instructor, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas
  • "In order to get leadership buy-in, you have to present the evidence in support of the program… you can’t dispute the facts. If you look at the HeartCode program, the Voice-Assisted Manikins assess all students objectively so you’re actually providing every student with the same type of learning which supports improved quality."
    -Lisa DiGiovanni, EdD, MSN, RN-BC, Staff Development Instructor, St. Peter’s University Hospital
  • "While we have had a lot of fun with the program, one of the most important things it did was help foster staff accountability, which is a major accomplishment. Now, staff members are better prepared."
    -Jennifer Teerlink, RN, MSN, Director of Education, St. Mark’s Hospital
  • "We felt this would be the best possible solution to help our staff not only gain confidence but competence, and we would have better outcomes for our patients."
    -Bonnie Perratto, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, Sr. Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive, Bayhealth Medical Center
  • "One of the greatest achievements we’ve made at Bayhealth is our record of compliance.  HeartCode has helped us achieve the Gold Quality Achievement Award for Resuscitation through the AHA’s “Get with the Guidelines."
    -Catherine A. Salvato, Ed.D, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Director of Education, Bayhealth Medical Center
  • "Prior to HeartCode, we coordinated classes, and driving into work in the morning was sometimes a nightmare waiting for the phone calls of instructors that were going to cancel and then you are scrambling to find out who is going to cover them.  With HeartCode, it never calls in sick.  We always have an instructor."
    -Cynthia Mather, BSN, RN, Clinical Educator, Bayhealth Medical Center