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Course Fees: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.
Student Workbook Requirements: Each student must have the current appropriate course textbook readily available for use before, during, and after the course. Textbooks are designed for individual use and are an integral part of the student’s education before, during, and after the course. Students may reuse their textbooks during renewals until new science guidelines are published.
Equipment Standards: By January 31, 2019, the AHA will require the use of an instrumented
directive feedback device or manikin in all AHA courses that teach the skills of adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Specifically, an instrumented directive feedback device or manikin is one that, at a minimum, provides audio or visual (or both) feedback on the rate and depth of compressions during CPR training. This requirement will impact BLS, ACLS, ACLS EP, and Heartsaver courses. In the future, as more devices become available for child and infant CPR, we will also require the use of feedback devices in courses that teach the skills of child and infant