Online Learn:® Rapid STEMI ID


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This self-directed, online course prepares healthcare professionals to evaluate and assess patients with potential symptoms of myocardial infarction, interpret ECGs for signs of STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) and activate a system of care for rapid reperfusion of an occluded coronary artery.

Learn: Rapid STEMI ID supports the efforts of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline®, a national initiative to improve quality of care and outcomes in heart attack patients by improving healthcare systems’ readiness and response to STEMI patients.

No skills session is required to complete the course; however, students will receive a certificate of completion upon successful completion, and physicians, nurses, and EMS will be eligible to apply for continuing education credits.

Course content:

  • Understanding STEMI Systems of Care and STEMI recognition
  • Basics of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and triage of STEMI patients
  • Acquiring high-quality, 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs)
  • 12-lead findings that mimic STEMI
  • Coronary anatomy related to 12-lead ECG
  • Indications for activating a Heart Alert System

Course includes:

  • Practice 12-lead ECG test
  • 2-part AHA exam
  • Certificate of completion available to print upon successful completion
  • Access to course content for one year following activation of course key

Intended Audience:

This course is for healthcare professionals who want to improve their STEMI recognition and assessment skills, or for healthcare professionals seeking to obtain continuing education credits


Step One

Purchase the online certification class you need. Initial and renewal students take the same course when it is online. Once you have made the purchase you will receive two emails; first your receipt and 2nd a key-code with subsequent link to the online cognitive learning section.

Step Two

Complete the online cognitive training portion of class when it is convenient for you. When you have finished print your course "Certificates of Completion” and maintain for your records.

*There is no hands-on skills check off required to complete.


Is this course eligible for continuing medical education credit?

Yes. Click here to see if and how many credits apply to you.

Is a skills session required to complete?

No. The course is completed 100% online.

How long does this course take to complete?

On average this course takes 5 hours to complete.

Can I access the course material after completing the course online.

Yes. You have access to the course material up to 12 months from activation of your key code even after completing the course.

Does this course offer an AHA course completion card.

No but a certification of completion is available for the student to print upon successful completion of the course. Students may also apply for continuing education credit upon completion.