PALS Online Course
• Steps to your eLearning course:
- PLEASE NOTE: If you have previously used the American Heart Association® eLearning courses, you must use the same email you used when you created your login information on the AHA website.
- You will receive an email with a link to the online course from “eLearning.heart.org” within 12-24 business hours, after purchase.
- After completion of the online course, you will need to have an AHA PALS instructor provide the required skills testing (Virtual Skills Testing Option). The instructor who provides your skills testing will provide you with your completion card.
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NOTE: If you are registering for our Virtual Skills Testing (VST) certification option on our Class Calendar page, you will be given the option to purchase the HeartCode® course during registration (*do not purchase here*). If you are not going to use our Virtual Skills Testing option, you should purchase the HeartCode® course here.
AHA HeartCode® PALS Online Course
We now offer American Heart Association® Approved Virtual Options to obtain your BLS, ACLS & PALS cards.
The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS Course Completion Card for job or other requirements.
HeartCode PALS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the AHA’s PALS Course. HeartCode blended learning delivers quality resuscitation education regardless of where providers are located and gives them more control to complete the course at their own pace. Providers first complete the online portion of HeartCode PALS and then complete a hands-on skills session with an AHA PALS Instructor or a HeartCode compatible manikin.
This product has been updated with new science from the 2020 Guidelines for CPR and ECC and replaces the previous version (15-1412). If you are a student, please confirm with your Training Center that this is the appropriate product for your training.
How does the 2020 Guidelines version of HeartCode differ from the 2015 Guidelines version of HeartCode?
The 2020 Guidelines HeartCode uses a personalized adaptive algorithm that sets students on the most efficient path to mastery. Students follow a continuously adapting learning path that is personalized by their own inputs: their performance, and their self- reported confidence level related to each probing question. The course content is presented in the form of self-directed learning content, probing questions, and Cognitive Assessment Activities (CAAs).
Course Length: Due to the adaptive technology used in this course, the completion time for the online portion of HeartCode courses varies based on the student’s self-assessment and knowledge of the cognitive material.
Continuing Education Information
Joint Accreditation: 10/21/2020 – 10/20/2023
CAPCE: 10/21/2020 – 10/20/2023
Joint Accreditation Statements
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by The American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
AMA Credit Designation Statement – Physicians The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 3.75 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
ANCC Credit Designation Statement – Nurses The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 4.75 contact hours.
ACPE Credit Designation Statement – Pharmacists ACPE Credit: 3.75 Contact Hours. Universal Program Number: JA0000134-0000-20-011-H04-P
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 5.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 20-AMHA-F3-0096.
By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.
Continuing Education Credit Statement – Respiratory Therapists This non-traditional program has been approved for 4.50 contact hour(s) Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care. 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Course # 183977000
Disclosure Policy All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.
- Once you receive your email with the link to your course you must contact AHA Tech Support at 888-242-8883 for any assistance. These courses are provided by the American Heart Association® and A.C.T.N.T. Healthcare Services is not able to provide any tech support other than related to the actual sale of the access link.