HELP! Which CPR Certification Do I Need?
Course: HeartSaver® (First Aid, CPR/AED or CPR/AED) is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory, other requirements, or just to have life saving knowledge. Most people need a standard CPR certification, often called CPR for the layperson. Professions that usually fall into this category are: Teacher, Coach, Camp counselor, School bus driver, Personal trainer, Daycare worker, Babysitter, Nanny, Construction worker.
Course: Basic Life Support. Healthcare providers are required to take a more advanced CPR class. Professions that usually need a healthcare provider CPR certification are: Medical Doctor (MD/DO), Nurse (RN), Licensed vocational nurse (LVN), Medical assistant, Respiratory therapist, Hospital technician, Dentist, Dental assistant, Paramedic, EMT, Firefighter, Physical therapist, Occupational therapist, or other medical professional.
The American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED Course teaches CPR and AED use for adults, children, and infants, plus relief of choking for all ages. We will also discuss Operation Stay'N Alive, the DOT-A AED Program, location of the AEDs, how to use the AEDs within the airports and share stories of lives that have been saved by people just like you.
NEW AHA 2015 GUIDELINES!
The BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Course provides a flexible alternative to classroom-based training.
Part 1 is web-based and accessible 24 hours a day. Through case-based scenarios, interactive activities and videos, this course teaches the concepts of both single-rescuer and team basic life support.
Upon successful completion of Part 1, students receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a skills practice and testing session. For full course completion, Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA BLS Instructor.
New 2015 Guidelines!
This American Heart Association (AHA) renewal/update course is designed for healthcare providers who have already taken ACLS and either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies.
Through lecture, video and active participation in simulated cases, students will enhance their skills in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest, acute arrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).
- Valid BLS and ACLS cards
- Basic EKG interpretation skills
- Basic ACLS pharmacology
Important concepts covered:
- The Basic Life Support (BLS) survey
- High-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- The ACLS survey and algorithms
- Effective resuscitation team dynamics
- Immediate post-cardiac care
An AHA ACLS course completion card will be issued at the end of the course upon successful completion of skills demonstration and written examination.
Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) teaches participants basic lifesaving interventions, including bleeding control using tourniquets, gauze and hemostatic agents. The course is designed for non-healthcare professionals including firefighters, security personnel and civilians. This is a 2-hour course.