BLS For Healthcare Providers

Course Description

The American Heart Association BLS (CPR/AED) for Healthcare Providers course trains professionals with clinical responsibilities to provide lifesaving interventions to victims of cardiac and respiratory arrest. This course covers CPR and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for adults, children, and infants. This certification is required for most healthcare providers working in patient care areas – for example, EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course – and for students enrolled in medical and nursing programs.

If you have previously completed this course or its equivalent, check out our BLS Refresher courses.

CPR, AED & First Aid

Course Description

CPR AED & First Aid teaches the skills of Adult First Aid: general principles, medical emergencies and injury emergencies, CPR/AED and relieve of choking for the adults and children. The course was designed for employee training at companies, corporations, businesses or group entities, with special value for employees and/or designated first responders who have a duty to respond to a first aid or cardiac emergency because of the job requirements.

Created in a modular format to offer course flexibility, this combination CPR/First Aid course is ideal for beginners who would prefer the benefits of group interaction and instructor feedback while learning first responder life-saving skills.

Each student receives the highest quality course materials to supplement their learning, including a First Aid/CPR CD-ROM and student workbook. Also included in these materials is additional information on CPR, AED and other important first aid procedures which students can reference after the course.

ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Course Description

The ACLS provider course offers the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate manage the first 10 minutes of an adult ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT) arrest. Providers are trained and tested on managing 10 core ACLS cases:

  • Respiratory emergency
  • Simple VF/VT Cardiac Arrest
  • Complex VF/VT Cardiac Arrest
  • PEA Cardiac Arrest
  • Asystole Cardiac Arrest
  • Bradychardia
  • Stable tachycardia
  • Unstable tachycardia
  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Stroke

PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support Training

Course Description

The PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) Course is designed to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The course trains healthcare providers how to initiate and direct advanced life support procedures that go beyond “basic life support.” Included are covered all phases of stabilization and transport associated with a pediatric emergency in both a field or hospital environment. Students completing this course gain an enhanced ability to evaluate and manage an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, or cardiac arrest.

The PALS course includes participation in a series of simulated core cases that reinforce important concepts, including:

  • Identification and treatment of medical conditions that place the child at risk for cardiac arrest
  • The systematic approach to pediatric assessment, including general assessment, primary assessment, secondary assessment, and tertiary assessment
  • The “assess-categorize-decide-act” approach to assessment and management of a seriously ill infant or child
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics