American Heart Association

Please refer to the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for upcoming dates and times.

The following courses are taught to the American Heart Association guidelines. All but the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course are offered on an “as needed” basis.

Heartsaver CPR/AED

This course is designed to teach the general public how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and foreign-body airway obstruction maneuvers on adults. Modules for infants, children, and Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) can be added. This course would be 3 to 5 hours in length. A textbook is required.

Heartsaver First Aid

This course is designed to teach the general public how to provide basic first aid and how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and foreign-body airway obstruction maneuvers on adults. Modules for infants, children, and Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) can be added. This course would be 6 to 8 hours in length. A textbook is required.

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers

This course provides the knowledge and skills to perform CPR and foreign body airway obstruction maneuvers in adults, children and infants, to include 2-man CPR in accordance with the American Heart Association. This course leads to AHA Certification. This course is 6 hours in length and is scheduled monthly. A textbook is required. A 3-hour renewal course is offered quarterly.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

This course is designed to teach the student how to manage the first 10 minutes of an adult patient in cardiac arrest. This class will cover disrythmias, pharmacology, and electrical therapy in dealing with cardiac patients. Upon successful completion of this class, students will receive the American Heart Associations ACLS Certification. This course is designed for advanced healthcare providers such as doctors, nurses, and paramedics. A textbook is required.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

This course is designed to teach the student how to perform the rapid cardiopulmonary assessment on a pediatric patient and to form treatment plans based upon the findings. This class will cover disrythmias, pharmacology, and electrical therapy in dealing with cardiac patients, as well as treatments for shock and respiratory distress/failure in the pediatric patient. Upon successful completion of this class, students will receive the American Heart Associations PALS Certification. This course is designed for advanced healthcare providers such as doctors, nurses, and paramedics. A textbook is required.

ECG and Pharmacology

This course covers normal ECG, basic arrhythmias, basic ACLS drugs and usage, routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies, and how to integrat basic drug pharamcology into ACLS algorhythms. Refer to the current Continuing Education OnCourse schedule for a list of dates and times.