Helping keep healthcare providers safe, competent and prepared during the Coronavirus pandemic
Along with our parent organizations – the American Heart Association, Laerdal Medical - we are committed to delivering COVID-19 resources to ensure providers keep their focus where it needs to be in this moment: helping people and protecting their own health and energy, while ensuring they remain competent for helping save lives through effective resuscitation skills. Please use them freely with your colleagues.
Thank you for your unwavering commitment to patient care and safety.
We Can Help
During this crisis, we have leaned on our values and mission to help hospitals and prehospital providers continue their lifesaving CPR education, keeping their staff credentialed and overcoming the backlog of learners by providing our digital learning platform and simulation station with no obligation. Since April 2020, over 300 hospitals and over 16,000 learners are utilizing We Can Help, our digital resuscitation education crisis response program.
With our We Can Help program, your organization receives HeartCode Complete - an online learning, self-guided skills - and an American Heart Association eCard delivered in one program. One fully-assembled and configured skills station is rapidly deployed at no charge, so life-saving CPR skills competence can be achieved through Individual, self-guided learning that avoids the close proximity of a classroom and keeps providers prepared and at the point of care. Contact us to learn how we can help.
AHA COVID-19 Interim Guidance and Online Adaptive Course
Interim Guidance for Basic and Advanced Life Support in Adults, Children, and Neonates With Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 – AHA Scientific Statement
General principles and algorithms as for adult, pediatric, and neonatal resuscitations based on expert opinion, with adaptation required to meet current disease burden and resource availability.
Interim Guidance for Resuscitation of Patients With Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 – AHA Online Course
Complementary online adaptive course to enable providers to implement interim treatment guidance for COVID-19 patients while reducing provider exposure, prioritizing oxygenation and ventilation, appropriate decisions regarding resuscitation.
Learning and Preparedness
Toolkit provided with quick resources and refreshers for healthcare providers with important information for team members helping to support ongoing ventilation management.
A quick reference guide for healthcare providers and teams working with COVID-19 patients.
Complimentary simulation scenarios, safety procedures, and checklists for healthcare providers.
Watch a series of live and on-demand webinars from Laerdal Medical about how to educate your staff on COVID-19 procedures.
Listen to the American Heart Association's series of podcasts dedicated to learning and preparedness for healthcare providers.
Review lessons learned by EMS and other healthcare providers in King County as they’ve responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Comilla Sasson and Dr. Gustavo Flores discuss ways the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted CPR training.
Watch in-depth interviews with experts working in COVID-19 hot spots.
Updated May 20, 2020: With precautionary measures being taken globally to control the spread of COVID-19, and many countries and regions delaying training, the AHA released updated guidelines about extensions, or “grace periods” for expirations of AHA Instructor and Provider Course Completion Cards.
The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has generated questions and concerns about potential exposure during CPR training. This memo from the American Heart Association could serve as a guide.
This page offers information and resources for students, providers, Instructors, and Training Centers specific to CPR Training during the COVID-19 public health threat.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has generated questions and concerns about potential exposure during CPR training on manikins. Please ensure that the routine hygiene cleaning procedures for CPR manikins are followed when Laerdal manikins are used to deliver CPR training.