2020 AHA International Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual eBook(20-2810)

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Digital instructor manual for International Heartsaver instructors to provide students the highest quality training in the lifesaving skills of first aid, CPR, and use of an AED.


IVE (International Version English) is the preferred and accepted format for International English-based training. All AHA Distributors should sell the IVE version of a product. If the IVE version is unavailable, then defer to the English version. IVE training materials have been updated to include metric units of measure and other global references that do not apply to students in the USA and Canada.


The Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual eBook is the digital version of the printed Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual. It includes essential information and Lesson Plans that AHA BLS and Heartsaver Instructors need to teach AHA’s Heartsaver courses, including the instructor-led* and online/blended learning versions of the courses, for both the Heartsaver and Heartsaver Total course paths.

  • Heartsaver is a shortened version of the course that focuses on core curriculum to put students on a fast track to refresh their skills. It is designed to be flexible for students who need to review only certain topics to meet course requirements to obtain a course completion card. However, it is not regulatory compliant.
  • Heartsaver Total is the comprehensive curriculum designed to meet licensing requirements for regulatory agencies.
  • *In addition to the Heartsaver and Heartsaver Total course paths, Instructors who teach in a classroom setting have the option to offer two new sample paths by audience, Office, and Educator. Instructors have the ability to customize training to fit specific needs of students and their professions.
  • NOTE: Office and Educator, these course paths are considered sample paths and are not available for
    online/blended learning.
  • Students should check with their respective agencies to ensure that these course paths fulfill their renewal requirements.

This product is for use by a single BLS or Heartsaver Instructor conducting Heartsaver courses.

Please note, because this tool is digital, there are no separate supplementary tools (e.g., reference cards, guides); instead, all information is accessible digitally through the AHA’s eBooks Store. The AHA’s eBooks Store supports online access via Internet browser or offline access on mobile devices using the AHA eBooks app or the offline reader, iPublishCentral.

Important Note about the IVE Heartsaver Course
For compliance purposes, Instructors should use the IVE version of Heartsaver Course Digital Videos (#20-2880) while instructing this course. Please do not use the U.S English version of this course.

  • Reflecting the latest science and education from the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC),
  • Provides students the highest quality training in the lifesaving skills of first aid, CPR, and use of an AED.
  • Empowers students to act with confidence in the event of an emergency at work, home, or in the community
  • Within the online/blended learning course option, and instructor-led course option*, there are two paths (Heartsaver and Heartsaver Total), this course offers flexibility for Training Centers, Instructors, and students to select the appropriate training solution to fit their needs. (*Training options may vary by Training Center.)
  • The Heartsaver core course path is a shorter option that offers the flexibility to add optional topics. The Heartsaver Total course path is designed for those requiring regulatory agency compliant training.

Course Learning Objectives*: 
After successfully completing the CPR AED portion of 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 other bystanders
  • Give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
  • Use an AED on an adult
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child
  • Use an AED on a child
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
  • Help a choking infant
  • Describe how to help someone with drug overdose emergencies
  • Describe the techniques that help prevent drowning emergencies

After successfully completing the first aid portion, students should be able to

  • List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers
  • Describe the key steps in first aid
  • Remove protective gloves (a skill students will demonstrate)
  • Find the problem (a skill students will demonstrate)
  • Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke
  • Use an epinephrine pen (a skill students will demonstrate)
  • Control bleeding and bandaging (a skill students will demonstrate)
  • Recognize elements of common injuries
  • Recognize elements of common illnesses
  • Describe the risks of smoking and vaping and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle
  • Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury
  • Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers


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