American Heart Association (AHA) is a research organization in addition to providing CPR training. Its role is both to research and establishes the guidelines for CPR training around the country—guidelines followed by both online and traditional providers of CPR training—and to promote the learning of CPR through its research. The American Red Cross, like most other CPR training programs, adheres to AHA guidelines in designing its training materials. Most people who have undergone training with both organizations will tell you that there is the microscopic difference in terms of course content.
The American Heart Association offers three main classes, as follows:
- BLS for the Healthcare Professional
- Heartsaver AED
- Heartsaver CPR