The American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook contains all the information a student needs to successfully complete the Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course for either the Heartsaver or Heartsaver Total course paths. The student manuals is designed as a helpful tool for each student to use before, during, and after class.
- 128 pages of full color text and images.
- Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Reference Guide
- Heartsaver Adult CPR AED Reminder Card
- Heartsaver Child and Infant CPR AED Reminder Card
- 2020 Student Manual is the most current edition and reflects the latest science and education from the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC)
- The student manual is appropriate for use in online, onsite, and classroom training.
- This manual includes Heartsaver Total material designed for those requiring OSHA or other regulatory agency compliant training.
When using this AHA Heartsaver Student Manual alongside attending an authorized AHA Heartsaver course students will be able to:
- Explain the concept of the Chain of Survival
- Recognize when someone needs CPR
- Give effective breaths by using mouth to mouth technique or with a mask
- Perform high-quality CPR on adults, children, and infants
- Use an AED on an adult, child, or infant.
- Relieve choking in an adult, child, or infant.
The Student Manual also covers First Aid topics that include:
- The priorities, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers
- How to remove protective gloves and avoid contaminations
- First aid actions for: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke
- How to use an EpiPen
- How to control bleeding and apply bandaging
- Recognize elements of common illnesses and injuries
- The benefits of living a healthy lifestyle and the risks of smoking and vaping
- Legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers
AHA Heartsaver Instructors teaching Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED will also need the AHA Heartsaver Instructor Manual.
What is the most current AHA curriculum?
The AHA 2020 Heartsaver Manual fits the new standards set by the American Heart Association. Every five years the ECC updates standards and guidelines for CPR and First Aid. Any older training videos or curriculum such as the 2015, or 2010 guidelines have been retired and should no longer be used. In 2025, the ECC will release new guidelines and the AHA may choose to update curriculum then as well.