Course Descriptions

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Heartsaver® Courses (First Aid & CPR / AED):

These Heartsavers® courses are ideal for workplace or community training for individuals who want to acquire valuable skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.
 

Concepts and Skills Covered in Heartsavers® First Aid & CPR / AED Include:

  • External/ internal bleeding

  • Head, neck, and spine injuries

  • Broken bones, sprains, and burns

  • Heatstroke and hypothermia

  • Adult CPR and AED use

  • Opioid emergencies

  • Child & infant CPR and AED use

 

After completion, you will receive a Heartsavers® First Aid & CPR / AED course completion card within 24 hours. American Heart Association HeartSaver cards are good for 2 years from time of issuance.

 

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Heartsaver® Pediatric:

 

This course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 U.S. states. It teaches child care providers and others to respond to illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid skills demonstration and a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsavers® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course completion card that is valid for two years

 

Concepts and Skills Covered in Heartsavers® Pediatric First Aid CPR / AED Include:

  • Key steps of pediatric first aid

  • External bleeding and tourniquet use

  • Burns and electrical injuries

  • Asthma

  • Allergic reactions

  • Heat- and cold-related emergencies

  • Drowning

  • Bites and stings

  • Broken bones, sprains, and bruises

  • Head, neck, and spinal injuries

  • Poison

  • Seizure

  • Illness and injury prevention, including car safety

  • Child abuse and neglect

  • AED use

  • Opioid emergencies

  • Infant CPR

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Basic Life Support (BLS):

 

This course is intended for any healthcare provider or first-responder who needs to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills.

 

Concepts and Skills Covered in BLS Include:

  • High-quality CPR (Adult, Child, Infant)

  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)  

  • Choking relief

  • Ventilation techniques

  • Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies

  • General concepts

 

After course completion you will receive a BLS/CPR AHA card within 24 hours. American Heart Association BLS/CPR cards are good for 2 years from time of issuance.

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Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS):

 

This course is designed for emergency care, intensive care, or critical care health care providers such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and other professionals who may need to respond to a cardiovascular or cardiopulmonary emergency.

 

This course emphasizes the importance of good CPR to patient survival, the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions, and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.

 

Course Content:

  • BLS Primary Survey and ACLS Secondary Survey

  • Airway Management

  • Defibrillation

  • IV Access

  • Use of Medications

  • Cardioversion

  • Transcutaneous Pacing

  • 1-rescuer CPR and AED

  • Effective Resuscitation Dynamics

  • Stoke

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS):

 

The PALS course is designed to provide pediatric healthcare providers with the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children and help to improve outcomes.  Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of rhythm concepts, cardiopulmonary arrest, and cardiovascular concepts.

 

Modules Covered in this Course Include:

  • Overview of Science

  • Pediatric Systematic Approach  

  • Pediatric BLS Check-Off

  • Team Dynamics

  • Post-Cardiac Arrest Care

  • Mega Code- Pediatric Scenarios

 

After course completion you will receive a BLS/CPR AHA card within 24 hours. American Heart Association BLS/CPR cards are good for 2 years from time of issuance.

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Skills Check-Off

Heartsavers® Online Skills Check-Off:

Heartsavers® is designed for the working professional with little to no medical background to satisfy the OSHA requirement. The online portion of the course is accomplished through the American Heart Association's website and can be accessed at:

www.onlineaha.org

Click on Course Catalog (Top left of page) then click on the type of Heartsavers® you need.

  • Heartsavers® First Aid

  • Heartsavers® CPR and AED

  • Heartsavers® First Aid with CPR and AED

 

Once you have finished the online course and are ready for your skills check off.
Please print out your completion certification and schedule your appointment with us. 

BLS Online Skills Check-off:

The online portion of the BLS is accomplished through the American Heart Association's website and can be accessed at:

www.onlineaha.org

  1. Click on Course Catalog (Top left of page) 

  2. Click BLS for Health Care Providers or HeartCode BLS.

Once you have finished the online course and are ready for your skills check off.
Please print out your completion certification and schedule your appointment with us.

ACLS Online Skills Check-Off:

The AHA requires all students taking ACLS to complete the Pre-Course Self-Assessment and precourse work. You must obtain a 70% or better. You can take the exam over until a passing grade is achieved. You MUST print or email a copy of your precourse certificate with your name on it before entering the class: 

ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment | AHA eLearning (heart.org)

CLASS Options (BLS Renewal add-on available):

Option 1: ACLS Full Course

  • Full Course is designed for first-time students or students with expired cards.

Option 2: ACLS Update/Renewal Course​

  • Update / Renewal Course is designed for students with current or non-expired cards.

Option 3: ACLS Skills Testing Only​

  • Skills testing is completion of HeartCode ACLS from eLearning.Heart.org.

  • This option is for students who already have their online completion certificate.

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PALS Online Skills Check-Off:

The AHA requires all students taking PALS to complete the Pre-Course Self-Assessment and precourse work. You will need to complete the Precourse self-assessment prior to class and must obtain a 70% or better. You MUST print or email a copy of your precourse certificate with your name on it before entering the class:

PALS Precourse Self-Assessment | AHA eLearning (heart.org)

 

CLASS Options:

Option 1: PALS Full Course

  • Full Course is designed for first-time students or students with expired cards.

Option 2: PALS Update/Renewal Course​

  • Update / Renewal Course is designed for students with current or non-expired cards.

Option 3: PALS Skills Testing Only​

  • Skills testing is completion of HeartCode from PALS eLearning.Heart.org.

  • This option is for students who already have their online completion certificate.

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