AHA Guidelines Science In-Service 2020; Enduring Web course
Original Release Date: 10/21/2020
Last Review Date: September 2023
Termination Date: 10/19/2026
The 2020 AHA Guidelines Science In-Service is an online course designed to provide healthcare providers information on new science and key changes published in the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. This interactive, self-paced, multidisciplinary course offers a full overview of resuscitation science changes impacting basic, advanced, and pediatric life support. The course highlights science and guidelines recommendations that are most significant or those that will result in changes in resuscitation practice and protocols. It also provides rationale for the recommendations.
This course allows healthcare institutions and professionals the ability to adjust practices between the release of the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC and their next AHA renewal/update course.
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
1. Identify the new science updates for 2020
2. Describe the rationale for the 2020 science updates
Joint Accreditation: 10/20/2023 – 10/19/2026
CAPCE: 10/20/2023 – 10/19/2026
Joint Accreditation Statements
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by The American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.50 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.75 contact hours.
ACPE Credit Designation Statement – Pharmacists
ACPE Credit: 0.75 Contact Hours. Universal Program Number: JA0000134-0000-23-132-H04-P
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 1.00 Educator CEHs, activity number 23-AMHA-F3-0034.
By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.
Participation and Successful Completion
I. Learners will register through shopcpr.heart.org
Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:
1. Complete all portions of the online course
2. Complete the course evaluation
3. Print the Certificate/Statement of Credit
All persons in a position to control educational content of a CE activity provided by the American Heart Association must disclose to the audience all financial relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The presence or absence of all financial relationships will be disclosed to the audience in activity materials. All unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed will also be disclosed to the audience. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.
The following authors/faculty have declared NO financial interest(s) and/or affiliations:
Kelly D. Kadlec, MD, Med
Reylon Meeks, RN, BSN, MS, MSN, EMT, PhD
Kenneth Navarro, MEd, LP
Jeanette Previdi, MPH, RN
Deb Torman, MBA, MEd, AT, ATC, EMT-P
Jeff Fraler, MS
Becky Lehotzky, PhD
Amber Hoover, RN, MSN
Amber Rodriguez, PhD
Melissa Mahgoub, PhD
Comilla Sasson, MD, PhD
Julie A. Mallory
This list represents the relationships that may be perceived as actual or reasonable conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire, which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 24-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content:
Sallie Johnson, PharmD, BCPS—Penn State Hershey Medical Center (Employment)
2. Physician Assistants
3. Nurse Practitioners
The American Heart Association does not provide advice to Training Centers on ADA requirements or any other laws, rules or regulations. Training Centers must determine accommodations necessary to comply with applicable laws. AHA recommends consultation with legal counsel.
Core curriculum change requests for accessibility purposes must be scientifically based and approved in advance in writing by the AHA ECC Science & Product Development department; otherwise a student must be able to successfully perform all course requirements (skills and written tests as indicated) to receive a course completion card. Reasonable accommodations may be made, such as placing the manikin on a table at the height necessary for wheelchair- bound individuals. However, the skills must be satisfactorily completed during the testing sessions. Guidelines for accommodating students with special needs or disabilities may be found in the Program Administration Manual.