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Products displayed: Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Manual (15-2804). Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual (15-2805).

International Version English (IVE) Editions of American Heart Association Course Materials

What are IVE materials?

IVE materials are developed for English-speaking students and American Heart Association Instructors outside the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. IVE training materials are adapted to accommodate cultural norms, administrative concerns, availability of treatments, or healthcare system resources in a particular area.

IVE materials include:

  • metric units of measurement
  • instructions to call local emergency response numbers vs. the U.S.- based 911 number
  • international training resources (the International Program Administration Manual instead of the U.S. Program Administration Manual)
  • international Instructor, TCC, and student resources, such as:
    • the CPRverify Web site
    • the international American Heart Association Web site
    • international training contact information

Print materials also include occasional formatting or sizing changes, and occasional differences in the weight of the paper.

Available course materials

The following products, based on 2015 guidelines, are available now:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor Manual -- eBook edition (15-2802)
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Manual -- print edition (15-2804)
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Manual -- eBook edition (15-2803)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
    • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Instructor Manual -- eBook edition (15-2807)
    • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual -- print edition (15-2805)
    • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual -- eBook edition (15-2806)
  • Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED
    • Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual -- eBook edition (15-2810)
    • Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook -- print edition (15-2808)
    • Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook -- eBook edition (15-2809)

American Heart Association also plans to create IVE versions of Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS®) course materials.

Note: American Heart Association is not releasing IVE versions of course DVDs. Instructors should use the U.S. English course DVD.

Who may purchase IVE materials?

IVE editions may be purchased only by customers outside the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

International customers may choose to purchase standard U.S. English materials instead of IVE editions (and will need to use U.S. English course DVDs, as noted above). U.S. English materials will include U.S.-based information, such as:

  • U.S. units of measurement
  • references to 911 instead of local emergency response numbers
  • the U.S. Program Administration Manual
  • U.S. contact information and resources

Find the complete selection of U.S. English course materials here.