Advanced Stroke Life Support® Blended Learning

Educates healthcare professionals to identify, evaluate, and manage patients with stroke.

The ASLS Course was co-developed by the American Heart Association and the Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education and is appropriate for all healthcare providers involved in the management of acute stroke patients.

There are 3 tracks available for students to learn how to assess and manage stroke emergencies: prehospital, in-hospital, and a third track that covers both settings.


Course breakdown

  • Two components: Adaptive eLearning + In-person Skills Component
  • Adaptive eLearning
    • Individualized, Assessment-based
    • Interactive – graphics and animations
    • Outcomes-based – assessment drives content
    • Portability, more easily updated
    • Modular – can stop and come back
  • Skills demonstration
    • Three components
      • Normal Stroke Scale
      • Stroke Syndromes
      • Simulation Scenario

    ASLS Blended Course Student Adaptive Learning Program
    ASLS Blended Course Hospital Learning

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    Originally created in 1998 by the Gordon Center

    Developed by a team of expert paramedics, nurses, and physicians based on the latest research

    ASLS Blended transport

    Through our new collaboration with the AHA, we are able to expand our outreach throughout the United States and globally.

    Innovative Training

    The course has been updated and designed using a blended learning format consisting of both an online and in-person skills testing component. In the online portion, learners follow a continuously adapting learning path that is personalized by their own inputs for not only their performance but their self-reported confidence level. In-person skills tests will challenge learners to apply the skills and knowledge obtained from the online portion to correctly perform neurologic exams, diagnose, and manage patients with stroke.