Basic Life Support

AED

The American Heart Association BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies and to, give high-quality chest compression, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. This course is for EMTs, nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also must complete a written exam.

After successful completion of this course you will receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider card. This certification is good for 2 years from the completion date of the course.

Course Length: 4 Hours

Cost: $70.00

Course Content

  • Practice in high-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • Review the AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Use of an AED
  • Perform effective ventilation using a barrier device
  • Understand importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation, and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults, children and infants

Initial Training: Classes for persons who have not had a BLS provider class from 2016 to present. View upcoming classes below.

Recertification Class: Students who take the rectification class should have taken a class since 2016 that was based on the 2015 AHA Guidelines. View upcoming classes below.

Friends & Family CPR

Life function check demonstration

This course teaches the lifesaving skills of Adult, Child and Infant CPR and AED use.  This allows participants to have hands on practice led by skilled American Heart Association Instructors.

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR to keep their family and friends safe but do not need a course completion card for their job.

Course Length: 2.5 Hours

Cost: $25.00.

Course Content

  • Adult Hands-Only CPR
  • Adult, Child and Infant CPR with Breaths
  • Use of an AED
  • Adult, Child and Infant Choking

*Note: There is no certification/test included in this course.*

Heartsaver CPR and AED

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills

A two year certification card from the American Heart Association is issued upon successful completion.

Course Length: 3 Hours

Cost: $50.00

Course Content

  • Adult, Child and Infant CPR
  • Use of an AED
  • Adult, Child and Infant Choking
  • Handling Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies

CPR & AED for the Community and Workplace

private and offsite classes

This course is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to give basic life support care in the community or workplace. This class is ideal for individuals that need a CPR certification as part of a workplace safety team.

A two year certification card from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) is issued upon successful completion.

Course Length: 2.5 Hours

Cost: $50.00

Course Content

  • Adult, Child and Infant CPR
  • Use of an AED
  • Adult, Child and Infant Choking