ACLS-Advanced Cardiac Life SupportAmerican Heart Association
ACLS-Advanced Cardiac Life Support


Course Description:
 The American Heart Association’s ACLS Course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced, instructor-led classroom course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. The ACLS course also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

In the ACLS Course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented. Successful course completion includes demonstrating skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test. Upon successful completion, students receive an ACLS Provider card, valid for two years.

Course Covers:

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

Designed for: ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

Certification: 2 year certification
ACLS certification card given

Class Length: 5 Hours

Cost/Person: Only $189

The American Heart Association’s course is the premier ACLS training for healthcare providers. The evidence-based content and well-tested teaching methodology can dramatically improve the learning and retention of lifesaving skills.

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PALS-Pediatric Advanced Life SupportAmerican Heart Association
PALS-Pediatric Advanced Life Support


Course Description:
 The American Heart Association’s PALS Course is an Instructor-led, classroom-based course that enhances healthcare providers’ skills in the treatment of pediatric arrest and periarrest patients. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to teach and reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.

Course Covers:

  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • One and Two-rescuer child CPR and AED use
  • One and Two-rescuer infant CPR
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Vascular access
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment

Designed for: The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Certification: 2 year certification
ACLS certification card given

Class Length: 5 Hours

Cost/Person: Only $189

The American Heart Association’s PALS training is cutting-edge in terms of its evidence-based content, and uses a well-tested methodology that can dramatically improve both the learning and retention of lifesaving skills.

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BLS for Healthcare ProvidersAmerican Heart Association
BLS for Healthcare Providers (Infant/Child/Adult)


Course Description:
 The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Designed for: Healthcare Providers (Nurses and Nursing Students; Physicians; Medical/Dental Assistants; Physical and Occupational Therapists)

Certification: 2 Years

Class Length: 3 Hours

Cost/Person: Only $45

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Heartsaver CPR AEDAmerican Heart Association
Heartsaver CPR AED (Infant/Child/Adult)


Course Description:
 The Heartsaver CPR AED course is designed for the lay responder. This class teaches the skills necessary to overcome reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies. Through “hands-on” training and video demonstrations, students will learn the standard protocols for administering proper CPR techniques and understand when and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Designed for: Everyday People (Employees; Parents; Teachers; Coaches; Babysitters and other Care Givers)

Certification: 2 Years

Class Length: 2-3 Hours

Cost/Person: Only $40

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Heartsaver First Aid CPR AEDAmerican Heart Association
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED (Infant/Child/Adult)


Course Description:
 The Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course is designed for the lay responder. This class teaches the skills necessary to overcome reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies. Through “hands-on” training and video demonstrations, students will learn the standard protocols for administering proper CPR techniques and understand when and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). The Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Certification Course is taught in a traditional classroom setting, video-based, with one of our Certified Instructors to perform the necessary Skills-Check. Completing this Skills-Check is the final step in receiving the Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Certification Card.

Designed for: Employees, Parents, Teachers, Coaches and other Childcare Providers

Certification: 2 Years

Class Length: 3-4 Hours

Cost/Person: Only $65

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Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AEDAmerican Heart Association
Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED


Course Description:
 The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for childcare workers in all 50 United States. It teaches childcare providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. It covers the four steps of first aid and first aid skills such as finding the problem, stopping bleeding, bandaging and using an Epinephrine pen, as well as child CPR AED, infant CPR and optional modules in adult CPR AED, child mask, infant mask and Asthma Care Training for Child Care Providers.

Course Content

  • Pediatric CPR AED and choking
  • CPR and AED for children
  • How to help a choking child
  • CPR for infants
  • How to help a choking infant
  • CPR and AED for adults (optional)
  • How to help a choking adult (optional)
  • Pediatric first aid basics
  • Illnesses and injuries (topics include but are not limited to)
  • Bleeding and bandaging
  • Allergic reactions
  • How to use an epinephrine pen
  • Asthma
  • Drowning
  • Bites and stings
  • Burns

Designed for:

  • Camp counselors
  • Child care workers
  • Coaches
  • Foster care workers
  • Teachers
  • Youth group leaders
  • Parents, grandparents, babysitters and guardians

Certification: 2 Years

Class Length: 3 Hours

Cost/Person: Only $55

This class is offered by request only. Please contact us via email info@cprchoice.com or phone 865-548-1500 for more info.


Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AEDAmerican Heart Association
Family & Friends CPR


Course Description:
The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only™ CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

Intended Audience: This course is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course certification card for their job. This course is ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life. A certificate of participation will be provided.

The following are approximate times for each CPR module:

  • Adult CPR/AED/Choking: about 25 minutes
  • Child CPR/AED/Choking: about 35 minutes
  • Infant CPR/Choking: about 30 minutes

View Family & Friends brochure from the AHA.

This class is offered by request only. Please contact us via email info@cprchoice.com or phone 865-548-1500 for more info.


Heartsaver Bloodborne PathogensAmerican Heart Association
Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens


Course Description:
 Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Course is a classroom course that teaches employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials.

This course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction.

Designed for: This course is designed for anyone with a reasonable chance of coming into contact with bloodborne pathogens such as:
Correctional Officers, Childcare workers, Security guards, Maintenance workers, School personnel, Hotel housekeepers, Health and fitness club staff, Tattoo artists

Course Content: AHA’s course uses the PACT acronym (Protect, Act, Clean, Tell) and slogan, “Make a PACT, Know How to Act,” to help students learn and easily recall bloodborne pathogens training.

Students learn how to:

  • Protect themselves from exposure to bloodborne pathogens
  • Act when exposed to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace
  • Clean themselves and the area when exposed to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace
  • Tell or report any exposure to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace

Class Format: Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)

Cost/Person: Only $20

This class is offered by request only. Please contact us via email info@cprchoice.com or phone 865-548-1500 for more info.


BLS for Healthcare Providers Skills CheckAmerican Heart Association
BLS for Healthcare Providers Skills Check


Course Description:
 The BLS for Healthcare Providers Skills Check will assess single and 2-rescuer CPR skills with adult and infant CPR. The class will be shown a 2-minute video model demonstration of CPR and be allowed time to practice the skills. The assessment will follow the practice time.

Skills to be assessed can be viewed here:

Successful performance of the BLS skills will warrant issuance of an AHA 2-year certification card. In exchange, the completion certificate from Part 1 must be provided. Those without the certificate will not be permitted into the class.

To access part 1, go to www.onlineaha.org.

Designed for: Those in the healthcare field such as nurses, doctors, medical technicians, nursing school students, etc. Those seeking renewal certification have higher success with this course option.

Class Format: Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills check conducted)

Cost/Person: Only $25

This class is offered by request only. Please contact us via email info@cprchoice.com or phone 865-548-1500 for more info.


BLS for Healthcare Providers CHALLENGEAmerican Heart Association
BLS for Healthcare Providers CHALLENGE


Course Description:
 New from the AHA for 2013, the CHALLENGE is for renewal applicants who possess a current CPR certification card. Those with expired certification cards are NOT eligible. A valid card must be presented at time of appointment.

To renew certification through the CHALLENGE, all steps of the AHA BLS sequence with adult and infant CPR must be performed 100% correctly. The Challenge ends at the first mistake made. The written test must have a passing score missing no more than four questions. Failed Challenges cannot reattempt or sign up again at a later date to reattempt, but rather be referred to an AHA traditional class offered. There are no refunds for failed performances or discounts for classes.

Skills to be assessed can be viewed here:

Successful performance will be awarded a new AHA certification card valid for 2 years.

Designed for: Experienced healthcare providers who possess a current CPR certification card.

Certification: Two years.

Class Length: 15 minutes.

Cost/Person: Only $50

This class is offered by request only. Please contact us via email info@cprchoice.com or phone 865-548-1500 for more info.


Online Training (Blended Learning)American Heart Association
Online Training (Blended Learning)


Course Description:
 We now offer most of the AHA’s Certification Courses in a blended learning approach. Instead of learning in a traditional classroom setting, the student can take an online course, then follow-up with one of our Certified Instructors to perform the necessary Skills-Check. Completing this Skills-Check is the final step in receiving the AHA Certification Card. To register for the online portion of a class, please visit:

www.onlineaha.org

The fee to the American Heart Association for its online courses varies between $22 and $40 depending on the selected course. The fee to us for the required Skills-Check portion is as follows:

  • $20 for First Aid only
  • $25 for CPR/AED only
  • $35 for CPR/AED/First Aid
  • $25 for BLS for Healthcare Provider

This Skills-Check can be done at one of our skills check times offered. Please refer to our calendar.

Designed for: Those who have had previous training in CPR/AED or First Aid and would consider themselves masterful with involved skills.

Certification: Two years.

Class Length Online courses average 2 hours or less. The skills checks are 30 minutes or less.

This class is offered by request only. Please contact us via email info@cprchoice.com or phone 865-548-1500 for more info.


ASHI Emergency Oxygen AdministrationASHI Emergency Oxygen Administration


Course Description:
 This course is intended for individuals who desire or are required to be trained in the administration of emergency oxygen. Prerequisites are current CPR or CPR and First Aid certification.

Course Content

This American Safety & Health Institute course will detail the following topics:

  • How important emergency oxygen is to first aid
  • The difference between oxygen for first aid and for medical care
  • The components of an emergency oxygen system
  • How to assemble an emergency oxygen system
  • How to handle emergecy oxygen safely
  • How to maintain an emergency oxygen system
  • When and how to administer emergency oxygen

Intended Audience

This course is designed individuals who do not work in the healthcare field but are required or desire proper training in the first aid use of emergency oxygen, including emergency response teams in business and industry.

Certification:

2 Years

Class Length

1 Hour

Cost/Person

Only $20

Register

This class is offered by request only. Please contact us via email info@cprchoice.com or phone 865-548-1500 for more info.


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Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.


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