HeartCode® Basic Life Support (BLS)

HeartCode® Basic Life Support (BLS)

Duration: 1.5 hrs

HeartCode BLS uses the latest eSimulation technology to enable students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. Utilizing a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities, this course teaches BLS knowledge and skills. This method of learning provides training consistency, adaptability to different learning styles, and flexibility for the student’s and employer’s time. Students can work at their own pace applying their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Blended training also supports the need for hands-on learning of psychomotor skills. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation. Once the cognitive portion of the course has been completed, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor or on a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system.

Course Director:

Jeffrey A. Manko MD
Director for Graduate Medical Education

Course Instructor:

Zurich, Ryan
Simulation Operations Associate


Heartcode BLS Online portion must be completed in order to gain entrance to the Step-2 Heartcode Hands-on skills practice and testing session. Purchase the HeartCode® BLS Online course at: https://www.onlineaha.org/courses/84.


Heartcode BLS Hands-on session. Please see below for session register dates and links.

Successful completion of Step-1 and Step-2 are required to complete your BLS renewal after which you will receive a BLS course completion card which expires 2 years after issue date. If you need to change to another session after you have enrolled, please make the request via email to nysim@nyulangone.org. Promo Codes are not offered for this course. No refunds will be issued.

Course Admission Requirements:

  • Your Heartcode BLS certificate completion date must be within 60 days of your BLS Hands-on session.
  • Your printed completion certificate must be submited to the instructor at class.
  • Your AHA BLS card must be current.
  • If your BLS is current, but was not completed at NYU WInthrop, you will be required to present your card to your instructor.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, PALS, PEARS, & Heartsaver and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.