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This BLS for Healthcare Provider 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.

Audience: Healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, nurses, nursing students, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a BLS for Healthcare Provider Course.

Course length: Approximately 4 hours

Upon successful completion of written test and skills demonstration, students receive an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers card, valid for two years.

Student materials required: AHA Basic Life Support Provider Manual.  American Heart Association mandates that each student have access to the most current provider manual before, durring and after the course.  Please note: the exam at the completion of the course is open book.  If you do not have one already, you can order the student manual with the class.  Book price includes tax.

ACLS Initial Provider (2 day) w/BLS Course will include two separate certifications, AHA ACLS Provider and AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider.

The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) 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.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  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.

Providers who take the ACLS Course must be proficient in the following:

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will need to enter in the password found in your Provider Manual on page ii. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  12 hours

Student Materials: 

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 15-1005 (Required)
  • Basic Life Support Provider Manual (includes Pocket Reference Card) item #15-1010 (Required) 
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 15-1000 (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card and an ACLS Provider Card, both valid for two years.

 

ACLS Initial Provider (2 day) Course Description

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  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.

Providers who take the ACLS Course must be proficient in the following:

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  12 hours

Student Materials:

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 15-1005 (Required)
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 15-1000 (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association ACLS Provider Card, valid for two years.

ACLS Provider Renewal w/BLS Course Description will include two separate certifications, AHA ACLS Provider and AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider. A current, non-expired AHA ACLS card is required to attend a renewal class.

The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) 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.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  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.

Providers who take the ACLS Course must be proficient in the following:

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  Proof of renewal eligibility is REQUIRED.  You need to have a current non expired AHA ACLS Provider card to register for this class.

BEFORE THE COURSE, it is highly recommended to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent). Scores from your completed self-assessment will be collected by your ACLS Instructor. More information can be found in your student manual on page ii.

Course Length:  9 hours

Student Materials:

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 15-1005 (Required)
  • Basic Life Support Provider Manual (includes Pocket Reference Card) item #15-1010 (Required) 
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 15-1000 (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card and an ACLS Provider Card, both valid for two years.

 

ACLS Provider Renewal Course Description – A current, non-expired AHA ACLS card is required to attend a renewal class.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  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.

Providers who take the ACLS Course must be proficient in the following:

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  Proof of renewal eligibility is REQUIRED.  You need to have a current non expired AHA ACLS Provider card to register for this class.

BEFORE THE COURSE, it is highly recommended to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent). Scores from your completed self-assessment will be collected by your ACLS Instructor. More information can be found in your student manual on page ii.

Course Length:  6 hours

Student Materials:

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 15-1005 (Required)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 15-1000 (Recommended)
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association ACLS Provider Card, valid for two years.

 

Starting from the very basic anatomy and function of the Cardiac system and building from there, participants are taught a solid foundation for basic rhythm interpretation and understanding. This class will include recognizing  and consideration of providing initial treatments of lethal rhythm. This class is perfect for students, EMTs, or any healthcare provider who needs a refresher of the basics, or is just getting into rhythm interpretation. Great for those who anticipate taking ACLS or PALS.

This 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.

Audience: 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.

Prerequisites: Before taking PALS, students should have a mastery of infant and child BLS skills. They should also be able to recognize various heart rhythms, be familiar with different types of airway management tools and their use and have knowledge of the drugs commonly used to treat cardiovascular irregularities. 

To help students adequately prepare for the PALS Course, the AHA highly recommends that each student complete the online PALS Precourse Self-Assessment, available through the AHA Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent). To access the AHA Student Website, students and Instructors will need an access code, which is included on page ii of each PALS Provider Manual and PALS Instructor Manual.

Course length: Approximately 14 hours. Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association PALS Provider card, valid for two years.

Student materials required: PALS Provider Manual (90-1052) with Pocket Reference Card.  Book price includes tax.

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**Current, non-expired card required to attend class**

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.

Audience: 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.

Prequisites:  Students taking this renewal course must present a current PALS completion card to attend this class.  Also, before taking PALS, students should have a mastery of infant and child BLS skills. They should also be able to recognize various heart rhythms, be familiar with different types of airway management tools and their use and have knowledge of the drugs commonly used to treat cardiovascular irregularities. Please bring your current Provider Card to class to document renewal eligibility.

To help students adequately prepare for the PALS Course, the AHA highly recommends that each student complete the online PALS Precourse Self-Assessment, available through the AHA Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent). To access the AHA Student Website, students and Instructors will need an access code, which is included on page ii of each PALS Provider Manual and PALS Instructor Manual.

Course length: Approximately 8 hours

Upon successful completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association PALS Provider card, valid for two years.

Student materials required: PALS Provider Manual (90-1052) with Pocket Reference Card.  Book price includes tax.

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The AHA’s PEARS (Pediatric Advanced Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization) Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. In this classroom-based, Instructor-led course, students learn how to use a systematic approach to quickly assess, recognize the cause, and stabilize a pediatric patient in an emergency situation.

During PEARS, students interact with real patient cases, and realistic simulations and animations to assess and stabilize pediatric patients experiencing respiratory and shock emergencies, and cardiopulmonary arrest. PEARS prepares students to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until a child can be transferred to an advanced life support provider.

PEARS is for healthcare providers and others who might encounter pediatric emergency situations during their work, including:

  • Physicians and nurses not specializing in pediatrics
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • EMTs,
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Prehospital and in-facility healthcare providers (outside of critical-care areas)
  • Outpatient clinic staff
  • School-based providers
  • Any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill or injured infants and children

American Safety & Health Institute's Bloodborne Pathogens program includes information that will help students understand what bloodborne pathogens are and how risks of exposure can be reduced for themselves and others. The program assists in satisfying the training requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

Intended Audience:  Any individual or employee who has a reasonable anticipation of contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials as a result of performing designated job duties.

ASHI-approved student materials:  Student handbook. A hardcopy will be provided for class use. Digital format will be provided for out of class use.  

Successful completion (certification):  Upon successful completion of all course requirements and performance evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion which is valid for 12 months from class completion date. 

Recommended time to complete:  Approximately 2 hours

Course Topics:  

  • What are Bloodborne Pathogens?
  • How Infection Occurs
  • Specific Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Transmitting Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Your Employer's Exposure Control Plan
  • Recognizing the Potential for Exposure
  • Using Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hepatitis B Immunization
  • If an Exposure Occurs
  • Housekeeping
  • Communicating a hazard in the workplace

 

 

Students will learn single-rescuer and team basic life support for adults, children and infants through 5 interactive exercises, scenarios and a written test. Navigation controls allow students to move easily through content as they learn how to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilation and provide early use of an AED. Course also teaches relief of choking.

The American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support Online Part 1 Course, web-based and accessible 24 hours a day, provides a flexible alternative to classroom training. Through case-based scenarios, interactive activities and videos, this course teaches the concepts of both single-rescuer and team basic life support.

This course may be used for initial or renewal BLS for Healthcare Providers Course completion.

Part 1, Online Course - You will be sent a link to access the American Heart Association's BLS for Healthcare Providers Online part 1 course.  It will come directly from the AHA in a separate email and may take 1-2 business days.  You may access the course as often as you would like for up to 24 months from the initial activation of your course. Please contact technical support at 1-888-242-8883 between the hours of 9-5 p.m. EST (GMT-5) M-F if you have any questions or technical difficulties.  Online Part 1 will take approximately 2 hours.

Parts 2 & 3, Skills Practice and Testing – You will attend the hands-on Parts 2 & 3 on the date and location selected above.  Make sure you bring your completion certificate with you to your skills session for proof of course completion.  You have 60 days from your completion date of the online course to successfully complete parts 2 and 3.  Skills Sessions will take approximately 1-2 hours.

All three parts must be completed in order to receive an AHA BLS Course Completion Card.  This is the same card you would receive if you took the Classroom version.  

Please note that the Online Courses are non-refundable. Once you schedule your skills session, your session fee is non-refundable/non-transferable in case of no-show or failed sessions.

BLS Key Code is NON-REFUNDABLE - SKILLS (Parts 2 and 3) are NOT included.

This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

HeartCode BLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills.

After completing the online portion, students attend a structured BLS Hands-On Session with an AHA Instructor. This session focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. Where available, students may also complete the hands-on session with a voice-assisted manikin (VAM).

HeartCode BLS is for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative method for completing an initial or renewal BLS Course.

Features

  • Updated science and education reflecting the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
  • Includes in-facility and prehospital tracks; student chooses his/her track before starting the HeartCode BLS Online Portion
  • Enhanced learning experience through eSimulations, life-like animations, video scenarios, and knowledge checks

This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 7+ or Firefox 2+. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.

Skills session sold separately.

ACLS Key is NON-REFUNDABLE

This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

HeartCode® ACLS is an official, self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program from the American Heart Association (AHA). HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 uses eSimulation technology to present realistic patient scenarios. Students are presented with a team dynamics lesson, 10 ACLS hospital-based case scenarios, and a written exam. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based on ACLS guidelines, and provide treatment. Successful completion of Part 1, the cognitive component, and Parts 2 and 3, skills practice and testing with an AHA ACLS Instructor or a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system, meets the requirements for obtaining an AHA ACLS Provider course completion card.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize and initiate early management of periarrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  • Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating automated external defibrillator (AED) use
  • Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
  • Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post–cardiac arrest care
  • Recognize and initiate early management of acute coronary syndromes, including appropriate disposition
  • Recognize and initiate early management of stroke, including appropriate disposition
  • Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance

This continuing education activity is certified for physicians (ACCME/AMA), nurses (ANCC), pharmacists (ACPE), and EMS Practitioners (CECBEMS).

The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9.75 AMA
PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the
extent of their participation in the activity.
This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 7+ or Firefox 2+. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.
A Skills Session with an Instructor is required to receive your ACLS Provider Card.  
 

 

ACLS Key Code is NON-REFUNDABLE - SKILLS (Parts 2 and 3) are NOT included.

This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

HeartCode® ACLS is an official, self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program from the American Heart Association (AHA). HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 uses eSimulation technology to present realistic patient scenarios. Students are presented with a team dynamics lesson, 10 ACLS hospital-based case scenarios, and a written exam. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based on ACLS guidelines, and provide treatment. Successful completion of Part 1, the cognitive component, and Parts 2 and 3, skills practice and testing with an AHA ACLS Instructor or a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system, meets the requirements for obtaining an AHA ACLS Provider course completion card.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize and initiate early management of periarrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  • Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating automated external defibrillator (AED) use
  • Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
  • Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post–cardiac arrest care
  • Recognize and initiate early management of acute coronary syndromes, including appropriate disposition
  • Recognize and initiate early management of stroke, including appropriate disposition
  • Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance

This continuing education activity is certified for physicians (ACCME/AMA), nurses (ANCC), pharmacists (ACPE), and EMS Practitioners (CECBEMS).

The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9.75 AMA
PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the
extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 7+ or Firefox 2+. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.

Skills session sold separately.

PALS Key is NON-REFUNDABLE

Updated to reflect science in the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, HeartCode® PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. Using eSimulation technology, students assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings where they can apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.

After completing HeartCode PALS Part 1, students must successfully complete a hands-on skills practice and testing session (parts 2 and 3) with an AHA PALS Instructor. Students will receive an AHA PALS course completion card, valid for two years, upon successful completion of all three parts.  

This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 8+ or Firefox 2+. Please do not use the Internet Explorer 10 browser with this course. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.

 
This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 7+ or Firefox 2+. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.
A Skills Session with an Instructor is required to receive your PALS Provider Card.  
 

After completing HeartCode PALS Part 1, students must successfully complete a hands-on skills practice and testing session (parts 2 and 3) with an AHA PALS Instructor. Students will receive an AHA PALS course completion card, valid for two years, upon successful completion of all three parts.This course is AHA accredited and you will receive the same Course Completion Card after completing your skills as you would from taking a traditional class.

PALS Heartcode Part 1 is NOT included in the purchase of this skills session. To purchase the Heartcode Part 1 (online part) go to the onlineAHA website (www.onlineaha.org) to register for this course.

**Price inlcudes tax

A Skills Session with an Instructor is required to receive your PALS Provider Card.  

**Heartsaver KEY IS NON-REFUNDABLE

Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1 is a Web-based, self-directed course. The course teaches students critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage a first aid or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Content includes how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies, as well as perform CPR and use an AED.

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid,CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

1-2 hour online course
 
Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA Heartsaver/BLS Instructor. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a skills practice and testing session. An AHA Heartsavers First Aid CPR/AED course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of all three parts.
 
Students have access to all information in the course for 2 years after activation of course key. Including the Student Manual,  summary of steps of CPR, the pocket reference card and more!
 

A Skills Session with an Instructor is required to receive your Heartsaver First Aid CPR Card.  Our skills sessions are by appointment only at our Mount Vernon, Office.

 

Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Skills Check

The Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Skills Check is the opportunity to practice (Part 2) and have your skills tested (Part 3). This is the follow-up process to completing the American Heart Association's online Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Course (Part 1), and is certified by an AHA BLS Instructor.

To purchase the online course (Part 1), please visit www.onlineaha.org, click on “all courses”, then, under “Workplace Training”, select your preferred course.  Students who successfully complete the online course receive a certificate that allows them entrance to the practice and skills check. 

*Please be aware that the printed completion certificate, from the online course, is required to proceed to the practice and skills check. Also, please be ready to prove your knowledge and skills, as no remediation will be provided while performing the skills check.

Upon successful completion of all (Parts 1, 2, & 3), you will be issued a AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED course completion card.  

Our skills sessions are by appointment only at our Mount Vernon, Office.

 

BLS Skills Check - Walk-In Hours are available the following days:

  • Mount Vernon LifeTek Classroom ~ 2021 East College Way, Suite 214, Mount Vernon, WA 98273:
    • Monday-Friday from 9AM-3PM
  • Hours are subject to instructor availability and may change without notice. Skills sessions take approximately 30 minutes per person and are on a first come first serve basis. It is recommended to call prior to arrival.

You can arrive at LifeTek anytime during the above times to complete your skills check.  Please be aware you may be asked to wait up to 30 minutes.  Payment will be required before the skills session starts.  We accept cash, check, Visa, or Mastercard.  All skills sessions are non-refundable/non-transferable.  Failed sessions will not be refunded.

The AHA BLS Online In-Person Skills Check is for those who have completed one of the following online courses:  AHA Heartcode Online Course OR the Healthcare Learning Alliance On Demand Virtual Course.  

This for the Hand on Skills Check ONLY.  It does not include the online course.  You will need to complete both to receive an AHA BLS Card. 

**Heartsaver KEY IS NON-REFUNDABLE

Heartsaver® First Aid Online Part 1 is a Web-based, self-directed program. This program teaches students critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Content includes how to help a victim with bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.  Course will include:

  • Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • First aid basics
  • Medical emergencies (includes adult choking)
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies

This program is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid for a job, regulatory or other requirement and is seeking an alternative to classroom-based training.

1-2 hour online course

 
Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA Heartsaver/BLS Instructor. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a skills practice and testing session. An AHA Heartsavers First Aid course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of all three parts.
 
Students have access to all information in the course for 2 years after activation of course key. Including the Student Manual,  the pocket reference card and more!
 

A Skills Session with an Instructor is required to receive your Heartsaver First Aid Card.  Our skills sessions are by appointment only at our Mount Vernon, Office.

 

Heartsaver First Aid Skills Check

The Heartsaver First Aid Skills Check is the opportunity to practice (Part 2) and have your skills tested (Part 3). This is the follow-up process to completing the American Heart Association's online Heartsaver First Aid Course (Part 1), and is certified by an AHA BLS Instructor.

To purchase the online course (Part 1), please visit www.onlineaha.org, click on “all courses”, then, under “Workplace Training”, select your preferred course.  Students who successfully complete the online course receive a certificate that allows them entrance to the practice and skills check. 

*Please be aware that the printed completion certificate, from the online course, is required to proceed to the practice and skills check. Also, please be ready to prove your knowledge and skills, as no remediation will be provided while performing the skills check.

Upon successful completion of all (Parts 1, 2, & 3), you will be issued an AHA Heartsaver First Aid course completion card. 

Our skills sessions are by appointment only at our Mount Vernon, Office.

 

**Heartsaver KEY IS NON-REFUNDABLE

Heartsaver® CPR AED Online Part 1 is a Web-based, self-directed program. The program teaches students critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Content includes how to perform CPR and use an AED.

This program is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR AED for a job, regulatory or other requirement and is seeking an alternative to classroom-based training.

1-2 hour online course
 
Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA Heartsaver/BLS Instructor. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a skills practice and testing session. An AHA Heartsavers CPR/AED course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of all three parts.
 
Students have access to all information in the course for 2 years after activation of course key. Including the Student Manual,  summary of steps of CPR, the pocket reference card and more!
 

A Skills Session with an Instructor is required to receive your Heartsaver CPR/AED Card.  Our skills sessions are by appointment only at our Mount Vernon, Office.

 

Heartsaver CPR AED Skills Check

The Heartsaver CPR AED Skills Check is the opportunity to practice (Part 2) and have your skills tested (Part 3). This is the follow-up process to completing the American Heart Association's online Heartsaver CPR/AED Course (Part 1), and is certified by an AHA BLS Instructor.

To purchase the online course (Part 1), please visit www.onlineaha.org, click on “all courses”, then, under “Workplace Training”, select your preferred course.  Students who successfully complete the online course receive a certificate that allows them entrance to the practice and skills check. 

*Please be aware that the printed completion certificate, from the online course, is required to proceed to the practice and skills check. Also, please be ready to prove your knowledge and skills, as no remediation will be provided while performing the skills check.

Upon successful completion of all (Parts 1, 2, & 3), you will be issued an AHA Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card.  Our skills sessions are by appointment only at our Mount Vernon, Office.

 

Course Overview

The AHA Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in the Heartsaver and/or Healthcare Provider resuscitation courses. The American Heart Association requires that Instructors be at least 16 years of age for the Heartsaver and BLS Instructor courses. A BLS Instructor will be qualified to teach the BLS for Healthcare Provider Course as well as the Heartsaver Course for the lay person. If you would ike to become a Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Instructor ONLY, please contact the Training Center for further details prior to signing up.

A BLS Instructor Course is approximately 9 hours. The course consists of BLS Instructor Essentials (3 hours of individual on-line pre-course work), and an additional 6 hours of classroom training and practice. Click here to view our Instructor Timeline. It will explain the steps to becoming an AHA Instructor with LifeTek Carlson. 

Ideal Instructor Candidate Qualities

  • A strong desire to teach
  • Ability to facilitate learning and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion
  • Views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills
  • Excellent BLS performance & problem-solving skills
  • Ability to follow directions & follow through with tasks
  • Ability to communicate effectively in front of a group

 Mandatory Course Prerequisites

1.  Possess a current AHA Healthcare Provider card with the 2015 guidelines.

 2.  Complete an Instructor Candidate Application.

 3.  Designate a Training Center by registering at ahainstructornetwork.org.

 4.  Obtain a Letter of Recommendation.

 5.  Successfully complete the BLS Instructor Essentials Online Course (included in the cost of the course), and print the course completion certificate.

 6.  Possess a current edition of the AHA Provider and Instructor Manual and DVD, for the discipline desired to teach, (AHA Provider Manuals and DVDs ARE NOT included in the cost of the course. You may order the manual from LifeTek.)

7.  Please E-Mail the following items, one week prior to your scheduled instructor course, to learn@lifetekinc.com, or mail to: LifeTek, Inc., 1100 Rooevelt Ave, Suite B, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

a)     Copy of your current Healthcare Provider card (front & back)

b)     Completed instructor candidate application

c)     BLS Instructor Essentials completion certificate

d)     Letter of recommendation to LifeTek, Inc. Training Center

Monitoring and Mentoring:  Each instructor candidate is required to be monitored teaching a BLS class in full to complete the Instructor course requirements.  A LifeTek TCF will monitor the class.  It is the instructor candidate’s responsibility to coordinate their monitored class.  LifeTek will not issue an Instructor card until a satisfactory monitoring has been done. 

This monitoring is required for existing AHA BLS instructors needing to renew their status for an additional two years. If we do not already have proof of your current BLS Instructor status, you will need to provide us with a copy of your card. 

Instructor Cards expire two years from the month they were issued in. There is no grace period for instructors that have let their certifications lapse. Expired instructors are required to re-take the initial instructor course. It is the instructors’ responsibility to make sure they have met all the below requirements BEFORE they expire.

To renew, instructors need to complete the following as required by the AHA:

  • Maintain current provider status. You can do this by maintaining a current provider card or by demonstrating exceptional prover skills to a TCF and by successfully completing the provider exam.  **If you choose the demonstration route, successful completion must be documented on the instructor/TCF Renewal Checklist.  A new provider card may be issued if you request one, but is not required.
  • Earn 4 credits every 2 years of your instructor recognition by doing any combination of the following:
    • Teach the classroom course. Each class counts as 1 credit. 
    • Conduct the classroom portion for a blended-learning course. Each HeartCode BLS classroom session (2 hours) or each day of Heartsaver skills practice and testing sessions counts as 1 credit.  All credits can be earned this way. 
    • Conduct BLS and AED skills testing during a PALS, PEARS, or ACLS course. 1 credit per course.
      • *** Verification credits will need to be turned into the office prior to class. To do so please submit all past rosters through www.enrollware.com.
    • Attend updates as required within the previous 2 years. Updates may address new course content or methodology and review TC, regional, and national ECC information.
    • Be monitored while teaching before instructor status expiration. The first monitoring after the initial instructor course does not satisfy this requirement.  See the monitoring options below.
    • Maintain an Individual Instructor Quality Score by Discipline above the AHA benchmark of 85 for the span of the expiring card. Exceptions may be granted on a case by case bases with the recommendation of TCF and approval of the TCC.

ALL Instructors and Instructor Candidates are required to bring their instructor manuals and DVD to the Instructor Monitoring for each discipline taught (Heartsavers and/or BLS) and be prepared to teach from them. If you do NOT currently have them, please make sure you purchase them prior to class and bring them with you. This is NOT included in the cost of the course.  Instructor materials may be purchased from LifeTek. 

 

This monitoring is required for existing AHA BLS instructors needing to renew their status for an additional two years. If we do not already have proof of your current BLS Instructor status, you will need to provide us with a copy of your card.

Instructor Cards expire two years from the month they were issued in. There is no grace period for instructors that have let their certifications lapse. Expired instructors are required to re-take the initial instructor course. It is the instructors’ responsibility to make sure they have met all the below requirements BEFORE they expire.

 To renew, instructors need to complete the following as required by the AHA:

  • Maintain current provider status. You can do this by maintaining a current provider card or by demonstrating exceptional prover skills to a TCF and by successfully completing the provider exam.  **If you choose the demonstration route, successful completion must be documented on the instructor/TCF Renewal Checklist.  A new provider card may be issued if you request one, but is not required.
  • Earn 4 credits every 2 years of your instructor recognition by doing any combination of the following:
    • Teach the classroom course. Each class counts as 1 credit. 
    • Conduct the classroom portion for a blended-learning course. Each HeartCode BLS classroom session (2 hours) or each day of Heartsaver skills practice and testing sessions counts as 1 credit.  All credits can be earned this way. 
    • Conduct BLS and AED skills testing during a PALS, PEARS, or ACLS course. 1 credit per course.
      • *** Verification credits will need to be turned into the office prior to class. To do so please submit all past rosters through www.enrollware.com.
    • Attend updates as required within the previous 2 years. Updates may address new course content or methodology and review TC, regional, and national ECC information.
    • Be monitored while teaching before instructor status expiration. The first monitoring after the initial instructor course does not satisfy this requirement.  See the monitoring options below.
    • Maintain an Individual Instructor Quality Score by Discipline above the AHA benchmark of 85 for the span of the expiring card. Exceptions may be granted on a case by case bases with the recommendation of TCF and approval of the TCC.

Depending on travel arrangements and location, additional fees may be added. 

Course Overview: The AHA Heartsaver Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in the Heartsaver  resuscitation courses. The American Heart Association requires that Instructors be at least 16 years of age for the Heartsaver courses. You will be qualified to teach the Heartsaver Course for the lay person.

A Heartsaver Instructor Course is approximately 9 hours. The course consists of the Heartsaver Instructor Essentials, (3 hours of individual on-line pre-course work), and an additional 6 hours of classroom training and practice. Click here to view Instructor Timeline. It will explain the steps to becoming an AHA Instructor with LifeTek Carlson. 

The Ideal Instructor Candidate Possesses the Following Qualities:

  • A strong desire to teach
  • Ability to facilitate learning and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion
  • Views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills
  • Excellent BLS performance & problem-solving skills
  • Ability to follow directions & follow through with tasks
  • Ability to communicate effectively in front of a group

 

Mandatory Course Prerequisites  

1.  Possess a current AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Provider card with the 2015 guidelines (Red Cross will not be   accepted)

2.  Complete an Instructor Candidate Application.

3.  Designate a Training Center by registering at www.ahainstructornetwork.org.

4.  Obtain a Letter of Recommendation.

5.  Successfully complete the Heartsaver Instructor Essentials online course, and print the course completion certificate.

* The Instructor Essentials online course is included in the cost of the course.

6.  Possess a current edition of the AHA Hearsaver Instructor Manual, Student Manual, and DVD.

* AHA Provider Manuals ARE NOT included in the cost of the course. You may order the manual from LifeTek.

7.  Please E-Mail the following items, prior to your scheduled instructor course, to learn@lifetekinc.com, or mail to: LifeTek, Inc., 1100 Rooevelt Ave, Suite B, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

a)     Copy of your current Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Provider card (front & back)

b)     Completed instructor candidate application

c)     Heartsaver Instructor Essentials completion certificate

d)     Letter of recommendation to LifeTek, Inc. Training Center

Monitoring and Mentoring:  Each instructor candidate is required to be monitored teaching a Heartsaver CPR/AED class in full to complete the Instructor course requirements.  A LifeTek TCF will monitor the class.  It is the instructor candidate’s responsibility to coordinate their monitored class.  LifeTek will not issue an Instructor card until a satisfactory monitoring has been done. 

This course is required for existing AHA Heartsaver instructors needing to renew their status for an additional two years. If we do not already have proof of your current Heartsaver Instructor status, you will need to provide us with a copy of your card.

Instructor Cards expire two years from the month they were issued in. There is no grace period for instructors that have let their certifications lapse. Expired instructors are required to re-take the initial instructor course. It is the instructors’ responsibility to make sure they have met all the below requirements BEFORE they expire.

 To renew, instructors need to complete the following as required by the AHA:

  • Maintain current provider status. You can do this by maintaining a current provider card or by demonstrating exceptional prover skills to a TCF and by successfully completing the provider exam.  **If you choose the demonstration route, successful completion must be documented on the instructor/TCF Renewal Checklist.  A new provider card may be issued if you request one, but is not required.
  • Earn 4 credits every 2 years of your instructor recognition by doing any combination of the following:
    • Teach the classroom course. Each class counts as 1 credit. 
    • Conduct the classroom portion for a blended-learning course. Each HeartCode BLS classroom session (2 hours) or each day of Heartsaver skills practice and testing sessions counts as 1 credit.  All credits can be earned this way. 
    • Conduct BLS and AED skills testing during a PALS, PEARS, or ACLS course. 1 credit per course.
      • *** Verification credits will need to be turned into the office prior to class. To do so please submit all past rosters through www.enrollware.com.
    • Attend updates as required within the previous 2 years. Updates may address new course content or methodology and review TC, regional, and national ECC information.
    • Be monitored while teaching before instructor status expiration. The first monitoring after the initial instructor course does not satisfy this requirement.
    • Maintain an Individual Instructor Quality Score by Discipline above the AHA benchmark of 85 for the span of the expiring card. Exceptions may be granted on a case by case bases with the recommendation of TCF and approval of the TCC.

ALL Instructors and Instructor Candidates are required to bring their instructor manuals and DVD to the Instructor course for each discipline taught and be prepared to teach from them. If you do NOT currently have them, please make sure you purchase them prior to class and bring them with you. This is NOT included in the cost of the course.  Instructor materials may be purchased from LifeTek. 

 

Course Overview: The AHA ACLS Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in resuscitation courses.  Click here to view Instructor Timeline. It will explain the steps to becoming an AHA Instructor with LifeTek Carlson. 

The ACLS Instructor Course is approximately 16 hours.  The course consists of 8 hours of individual on-line study and an additional 8 hours of classroom training and practice. The ACLS Essentials component must be completed and a Certificate of Successful Completion printed out before taking the classroom portion.

Who Should Attend: The Ideal instructor candidate is motivated to teach, facilitate learning and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion. The ideal instructor candidate views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills.

The ideal instructor can be identified as someone who has:

  • A strong desire to teach
  • Excellent BLS performance & problem-solving skills
  • The ability to follow direction & follow through with tasks
  • The ability to communicate effectively in front of a group.

Instructor Candidate Prerequisites: All participants in an instructor course must:

  1. Hold a current AHA ACLS Provider card
  2. Complete an Instructor Candidate Application
  3. Submit a Letter of Recommendation
  4. Align with an AHA Training Center by signing up on the AHA Instructor Network www.ahainstructornetwork.org 
  5. Successfully completed the AHA ACLS Essentials Online course (the online course is not lincluded in the initial price)

**We do not provide course manuals. You may order the manuals from LifeTek or from one of our 3 vendors indicated in your confirmation email.

 You are required to send a copy of your current ACLS Provider card (front & back), completed instructor candidate application, and letter of recommendation to our Training Center prior to attending the course.

Please call our office to arrange a time to speak to one of our staff so they can help you determine if this course is right for you.

  

This course is required for existing AHA ACLS instructors needing to renew their status for an additional two years. If we do not already have proof of your current ACLS Instructor status, you will need to provide us with a copy of your card.

Instructor Cards expire two years from the month they were issued in. There is no grace period for instructors that have let their certifications lapse. Expired instructors are required to re-take the initial instructor course. It is the instructors’ responsibility to make sure they have met all the below requirements BEFORE they expire.

To renew, instructors need to complete the following as required by the AHA:

  • Maintain current provider status. You can do this by maintaining a current provider card or by demonstrating exceptional prover skills to a TCF and by successfully completing the provider exam.  **If you choose the demonstration route, successful completion must be documented on the instructor/TCF Renewal Checklist.  A new provider card may be issued if you request one, but is not required.
  • Earn 4 credits every 2 years of your instructor recognition by doing any combination of the following:
    • Teach the classroom course. Each class counts as 1 credit. 
    • Conduct the classroom portion for a blended-learning course. Each HeartCode BLS classroom session (2 hours) or each day of Heartsaver skills practice and testing sessions counts as 1 credit.  All credits can be earned this way. 
    • Conduct BLS and AED skills testing during a PALS, PEARS, or ACLS course. 1 credit per course.
      • *** Verification credits will need to be turned into the office prior to class. To do so please submit all past rosters through www.enrollware.com.
    • Attend updates as required within the previous 2 years. Updates may address new course content or methodology and review TC, regional, and national ECC information.
    • Be monitored while teaching before instructor status expiration. The first monitoring after the initial instructor course does not satisfy this requirement. 
    • Maintain an Individual Instructor Quality Score by Discipline above the AHA benchmark of 85 for the span of the expiring card. Exceptions may be granted on a case by case bases with the recommendation of TCF and approval of the TCC.

ALL Instructors and Instructor Candidates are required to bring their instructor manuals and DVD to the Instructor course for each discipline taught and be prepared to teach from them. If you do NOT currently have them, please make sure you purchase them prior to class and bring them with you. This is NOT included in the cost of the course.  Instructor materials may be purchased from LifeTek. 

 

Course Overview: The AHA PALS Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in resuscitation courses.  

The PALS Instructor Course is approximately 16 hours.  The course consists of 8 hours of individual on-line study and an additional 8 hours of classroom training and practice. The PALS Essentials component must be completed and a Certificate of Successful Completion printed out before taking the classroom portion. Click here to view our Instructor Timeline. It will explain the steps to becoming an AHA Instructor with LifeTek Carlson. 

Who Should Attend: The Ideal instructor candidate is motivated to teach, facilitate learning and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion. The ideal instructor candidate views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills.

The ideal instructor can be identified as someone who has:

  • A strong desire to teach
  • Excellent BLS performance & problem-solving skills
  • The ability to follow direction & follow through with tasks
  • The ability to communicate effectively in front of a group.

Instructor Candidate Prerequisites: All participants in an instructor course must:

  1. Hold a current AHA PALS Provider card
  2. Complete an Instructor Candidate Application
  3. Align with an AHA Training Center by signing up on the AHA Instructor Network www.ahainstructornetwork.org 
  4. Successfully completed the AHA PALS Essentials Online course

**We do not provide course manuals. You may order the manuals from LifeTek or from one of our 3 vendors indicated in your confirmation email.

 You are required to send a copy of your current PALS Provider card (front & back), completed instructor candidate application, and letter of recommendation to our Training Center prior to attending the course.

Please call our office to arrange a time to speak to one of our staff so they can help you determine if this course is right for you.

  

Course Overview: The AHA ACLS & PALS Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in resuscitation courses.  

The ACLS & PALS Instructor Courses are approximately 16 hours each.  The course consists of 8 hours of individual on-line study and an additional 8 hours of classroom training and practice in each discipline. The ACLS & PALS Essentials component must be completed and a Certificate of Successful Completion printed out for each discipline before taking the classroom portion. Click here to view our Instructor Timeline. It will explain the steps to becoming an AHA Instructor with LifeTek Carlson. 

Who Should Attend: The Ideal instructor candidate is motivated to teach, facilitate learning and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion. The ideal instructor candidate views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills.

The ideal instructor can be identified as someone who has:

  • A strong desire to teach
  • Excellent BLS performance & problem-solving skills
  • The ability to follow direction & follow through with tasks
  • The ability to communicate effectively in front of a group.

Instructor Candidate Prerequisites: All participants in an instructor course must:

  1. Hold a current AHA ACLS & PALS Provider card
  2. Complete an Instructor Candidate Application
  3. Align with an AHA Training Center by signing up on the AHA Instructor Network www.ahainstructornetwork.org 
  4. Successfully completed the AHA ACLS & PALS Essentials Online course

**We do not provide course manuals. You may order the manuals from LifeTek or from one of our 3 vendors indicated in your confirmation email.

 You are required to send a copy of your current ACLS & PALS Provider card (front & back), completed instructor candidate application, and letter of recommendation to our Training Center prior to attending the course.

Please call our office to arrange a time to speak to one of our staff so they can help you determine if this course is right for you.

  

Entering a Promo Code does not guarantee payment by the facility.  If the facility denies payment it becomes the student’s responsibility.

 

ACLS Initial Provider (2 day) Course Description - For CHI Franciscan Employees Only

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  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.

Providers who take the ACLS Course must be proficient in the following:

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  12 hours

Student Materials:

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 90-1014 (Required)
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 90-1000 (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association ACLS Provider Card, valid for two years.

Click here for AHA Course flyer.

Entering a Promo Code does not guarantee payment by the facility.  If the facility denies payment it becomes the student’s responsibility.

 

ACLS Provider Renewal w/BLS Skills for CHI Franciscan Employees Only will include two separate certifications, AHA ACLS Provider and AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider. A current, non-expired AHA ACLS card is required to attend a renewal class.

The Heartcode BLS for Providers (BLS) Skills Check 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. This skills check course is designed to accompany the Heartcode BLS Part 1 online course.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  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.

Providers who take the ACLS Course must be proficient in the following:

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  Proof of renewal eligibility is REQUIRED.  You MUST have a current non expired AHA ACLS Provider card to register for this class. You MUST have your BLS online course completion certificate, the code for which you should have received from Victoria Levitt in the education department. 

BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  9 hours

Student Materials:

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 90-1014 (Required)
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 90-1000 (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card and an ACLS Provider Card, both valid for two years.

Click here for AHA Course flyer.

Entering a Promo Code does not guarantee payment by the facility.  If the facility denies payment it becomes the student’s responsibility.

 

This 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.

Audience: 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.

Prerequisites: Before taking PALS, students should have a mastery of infant and child BLS skills. They should also be able to recognize various heart rhythms, be familiar with different types of airway management tools and their use and have knowledge of the drugs commonly used to treat cardiovascular irregularities. 

To help students adequately prepare for the PALS Course, the AHA highly recommends that each student complete the online PALS Precourse Self-Assessment, available through the AHA Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent). To access the AHA Student Website, students and Instructors will need an access code, which is included on page ii of each PALS Provider Manual and PALS Instructor Manual.

Course length: Approximately 14 hours. Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association PALS Provider card, valid for two years.

Student materials required: PALS Provider Manual (90-1052) with Pocket Reference Card.  Book price includes tax.

Click here for more information.

**Current, non-expired card required to attend class**

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.

Audience: 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.

Prequisites:  Students taking this renewal course must present a current PALS completion card to attend this class.  Also, before taking PALS, students should have a mastery of infant and child BLS skills. They should also be able to recognize various heart rhythms, be familiar with different types of airway management tools and their use and have knowledge of the drugs commonly used to treat cardiovascular irregularities. Please bring your current Provider Card to class to document renewal eligibility.

To help students adequately prepare for the PALS Course, the AHA highly recommends that each student complete the online PALS Precourse Self-Assessment, available through the AHA Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent). To access the AHA Student Website, students and Instructors will need an access code, which is included on page ii of each PALS Provider Manual and PALS Instructor Manual.

Course length: Approximately 8 hours

Upon successful completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association PALS Provider card, valid for two years.

Student materials required: PALS Provider Manual (90-1052) with Pocket Reference Card.  Book price includes tax.

Click here for more information.

ACLS Initial Provider (2 day) w/BLS Course Description - for The Everett Clinic Employees only.

The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) 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.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  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.

Providers who take the ACLS Course must be proficient in the following:

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  12 hours

Student Materials:

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 90-1014 (Required)
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual; includes the BLS Pocket Reference Card; Item# 90-1038 (Required)
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 90-1000 (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card and an ACLS Provider Card, both valid for two years.

ACLS Provider Renewal w/BLS Course Description for The Everett Clinic Employees only – A current, non-expired AHA ACLS card is required to attend a renewal class.

The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) 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.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  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.

Providers who take the ACLS Course must be proficient in the following:

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  Proof of renewal eligibility is REQUIRED.  You MUST have a current non expired AHA ACLS Provider card to register for this class.

BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  9 hours

Student Materials:

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 90-1014 (Required)
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual; includes the BLS Pocket Reference Card; Item# 90-1038 (Required)
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 90-1000 (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association BLS Provider Card and an ACLS Provider Card, both valid for two years.

Click here for AHA Course flyer.

This BLS for Healthcare Provider 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.

Audience: For healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, nurses, nursing students, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a BLS for Healthcare Provider Course.

Course length: Approximately 3 hours

Upon successful completion of written test and skills demonstration, students receive an American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Card, valid for two years.

Student materials required: The AHA requires that ALL students attending this class must have with them the most current “BLS for Healthcare Providers” Student Manual. Group Health Employees will need to contact their manager or visit the GHC Nursing Operation's website, http://incontext.ghc.org/nursing_ops/ce_info/cpr.html to obtain their student manual. If you already have your own current student manual, please make sure to bring that with you. If you don’t have the manual please call us at 855-448-3277 to order one in advance and we will either mail it to you or you can pick it up before or on the day of class. 

Click here for more information.

ACLS Provider Renewal Course Description – A current, non-expired AHA ACLS card is required to attend a renewal class.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  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.

Providers who take the ACLS Course must be proficient in the following:

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  Proof of renewal eligibility is REQUIRED.  You MUST have a current non expired AHA ACLS Provider card to register for this class.

BEFORE THE COURSE, it is required to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent) with a passing score of 70. You will be required to turn in the scores from your completed self-assessment. More information can be found in your student manual.

**NEW from the AHA for 2015:  Completing the pre course self-assessment with a score of 70 or better is REQUIRED in order to attend any ACLS Course. Please print your final score and be ready to turn it in at sign in. Failure to complete the self-assessment will result in needing to reschedule. Fees will apply.

Course Length:  6 hours

Student Materials:

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 15-1005 (Required)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 15-1000 (Recommended)
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association ACLS Provider Card, valid for two years.

Click here for AHA Course flyer.

Welcome to  AHA BLS/CPR Heartcode Online & In Person Skills for CHI Franciscan Employees with LifeTek! 

A BLS Skills Check (parts 2 and 3) is the follow-up process to completing the American Heart Association's online BLS Healthcare Provider Course.  

Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA BLS Instructor. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a skills practice and testing session. You have 60 days from your completion date of the online course to successfully complete parts 2 and 3. An AHA BLS course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of all three parts. 

This course is for the hands on portion (parts 2 and 3) ONLY. The online course (part 1) is NOT included. Heartcode BLS part 1 is issued via The Hub.

If you have any other questions or concerns please contact us at Learn@lifetekinc.com

See you at class! 

 

ACLS Provider Renewal  w/ BLS Heartcode Online Key and Skills Course Description – A current, non-expired AHA ACLS card is required to attend a renewal class.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

BLS Heartcode Online Key and Skills is a blended learning option for BLS CPR certification/recertification. The course includes an online component that will guide the student through all the key information to successfully complete the online assessment. This should be completed prior to class where the physical demonstration of skills will be completed.

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ACLS Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  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.

Providers who take the ACLS Course must be proficient in the following:

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  Proof of renewal eligibility is REQUIRED.  You need to have a current non expired AHA ACLS Provider card to register for this class.

BEFORE THE COURSE, it is highly recommended to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent). Scores from your completed self-assessment will be collected by your ACLS Instructor. More information can be found in your student manual on page ii.

BLS Heartcode Online Key and Skills Features:

This course may be used for initial or renewal BLS for Healthcare Providers Course completion.

  • 1-2 hour - Part 1 online course - the key code for the online course and instructions for access is delivered in the confirmation email when students register.
  • 1 hour - Parts 2 and 3 (hands on skills practice and testing) to occur during the ACLS course.

Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA BLS Instructor. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a skills practice and testing session. You An AHA BLS course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of all three parts. 

Course Length:  8 hours

Student Materials:

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 15-1005 (Required)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 15-1000 (Recommended)
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association ACLS Provider eCard and BLS Provider eCard, valid for two years.

CHI Franciscan Advanced EKG course. 8 hour course focusig on more indepth review of Cardiac Rhythems. Currently CHI Specific. 

Red Cross First Aid with Adult CPR/AED (Pediatric CPR add on optional with additional fee)

American Red Cross CPR training classes give you the information and the skills you need to help adults, children and infants during breathing and cardiac emergencies. Designed to help non-medical professionals provide assistance in times of crisis, our courses allow you to gain an understanding of first aid best practices for a wide range of conditions, including the list below. NOTE: This course is NOT for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR.

  • Asthma emergencies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • CPR/AED
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • External bleeding
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Heart Attack
  • Poisoning
  • Neck, head and spinal injuries
  • Stroke
  • Seizure

This course is for non healthcare providers. This is NOT an AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Course.  This course is NOT for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR.

This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

HeartCode® ACLS is an official, self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program from the American Heart Association (AHA). HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 uses eSimulation technology to present realistic patient scenarios. Students are presented with a team dynamics lesson, 10 ACLS hospital-based case scenarios, and a written exam. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based on ACLS guidelines, and provide treatment. Successful completion of Part 1, the cognitive component, and Parts 2 and 3, skills practice and testing with an AHA ACLS Instructor or a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system, meets the requirements for obtaining an AHA ACLS Provider course completion card.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize and initiate early management of periarrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  • Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating automated external defibrillator (AED) use
  • Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
  • Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post–cardiac arrest care
  • Recognize and initiate early management of acute coronary syndromes, including appropriate disposition
  • Recognize and initiate early management of stroke, including appropriate disposition
  • Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance

This continuing education activity is certified for physicians (ACCME/AMA), nurses (ANCC), pharmacists (ACPE), and EMS Practitioners (CECBEMS).

The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9.75 AMA
PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the
extent of their participation in the activity.
This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 7+ or Firefox 2+. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.
A Skills Session with an Instructor is required to receive your ACLS Provider Card.  
 

 

**Must be a PROVIDER of The Everett Clinic**  TEC providers required to take ACLS include: Walk-In Clinic, Hospitalist, Surgery, Anesthesia, Cardiology.  If you are not a provider and payment is denied, the cost of the course will be your responsibility. 

ACLS:  HeartCode® ACLS is an official, self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program from the American Heart Association (AHA). HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 uses eSimulation technology to present realistic patient scenarios. Students are presented with a team dynamics lesson, 10 ACLS hospital-based case scenarios, and a written exam. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based on ACLS guidelines, and provide treatment. Successful completion of Part 1, the cognitive component, and Parts 2 and 3, skills practice and testing with an AHA ACLS Instructor meets the requirements for obtaining an AHA ACLS Provider course completion card.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize and initiate early management of periarrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  • Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating automated external defibrillator (AED) use
  • Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
  • Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post–cardiac arrest care
  • Recognize and initiate early management of acute coronary syndromes, including appropriate disposition
  • Recognize and initiate early management of stroke, including appropriate disposition
  • Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance

BLS:  The BLS Heartcode is a seprate online course.  Both online courses will need to be completed in order to receive both cards.  The BLS online course will be sent in a seprate email and will come directly from the AHA. 

This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 7+ or Firefox 2+. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.

A Skills Session with an Instructor is required to receive your ACLS Provider Card.  
Please note that ACLS & BLS keys are non-refundable. Once you schedule your skills session, your session fee is non-refundable/non-transferable in case of no-show or failed sessions.

Course Overview: The AHA ACLS & BLS Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in resuscitation courses.  

The ACLS & BLS Instructor Course are approximately 22 hours.  The course consists of 10 hours of individual on-line study and an additional 12 hours of classroom training and practice. The ACLS & BLS Essentials Online component must be completed and a Certificate of Successful Completion printed out for each discipline before taking the classroom portion. Click here to view our Instructor Timeline. It will explain the steps to becoming an AHA Instructor with LifeTek Carlson. 

Who Should Attend: The Ideal instructor candidate is motivated to teach, facilitate learning and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion. The ideal instructor candidate views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills.

The ideal instructor can be identified as someone who has:

  • A strong desire to teach
  • Excellent BLS performance & problem-solving skills
  • The ability to follow direction & follow through with tasks
  • The ability to communicate effectively in front of a group.

Instructor Candidate Prerequisites: All participants in an instructor course must:

  1. Hold current AHA ACLS & BLS Provider cards
  2. Complete an Instructor Candidate Application
  3. Align with an AHA Training Center by signing up on the AHA Instructor Network www.ahainstructornetwork.org 
  4. Successfully completed the AHA ACLS & BLS Essentials Online course

**We do not provide course manuals. You may order the manuals from LifeTek or source them elsewhere. 

 You are required to send a copy of your current ACLS & BLS Provider card (front & back), completed instructor candidate application, and letter of recommendation to our Training Center 1 week prior to attending the course.

Please call our office to arrange a time to speak to one of our staff so they can help you determine if this course is right for you.

  

Course Overview: The AHA ACLS, PALS & BLS Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in resuscitation courses.  

The ACLS, PALS & BLS Instructor Courses are approximately 24 hours.  The course consists of 19 hours of individual on-line study and an additional 16 hours of classroom training and practice. The ACLS, PALS & BLS Essentials Online component must be completed and a Certificate of Successful Completion printed out for each discipline before taking the classroom portion. Click here to view our Instructor Timeline. It will explain the steps to becoming an AHA Instructor with LifeTek Carlson. 

Who Should Attend: The Ideal instructor candidate is motivated to teach, facilitate learning and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion. The ideal instructor candidate views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills.

The ideal instructor can be identified as someone who has:

  • A strong desire to teach
  • Excellent BLS performance & problem-solving skills
  • The ability to follow direction & follow through with tasks
  • The ability to communicate effectively in front of a group.

Instructor Candidate Prerequisites: All participants in an instructor course must:

  1. Hold current AHA ACLS, PALS & BLS Provider cards
  2. Complete an Instructor Candidate Application
  3. Align with an AHA Training Center by signing up on the AHA Instructor Network www.ahainstructornetwork.org 
  4. Successfully completed the AHA ACLS, PALS & BLS Essentials Online course

**We do not provide course manuals. You may order the manuals from LifeTek or source them elsewhere. 

 You are required to send a copy of your current ACLS, PALS & BLS Provider card (front & back), completed instructor candidate application, and letter of recommendation to our Training Center 1 week prior to attending the course.

Please call our office to arrange a time to speak to one of our staff so they can help you determine if this course is right for you.

  

This is a LifeTek BLS course that has been modified to meet your needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The AHA has allowed Training Centers to present information in a virtual format.  We have broke the course down into two different sections, the online video learning (completed BEFORE your scheduled appointment) and the hands on practice and testing (in person on the date and time selected).  

This BLS for Healthcare Provider 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.

Audience: Healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, nurses, nursing students, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a BLS for Healthcare Provider Course.

Course length: Approximately 4 hours

Upon successful completion of written test and skills demonstration, students receive an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers card, valid for two years.

Student materials: AHA Basic Life Support Provider Manual.  American Heart Association mandates that each student have access to the most current provider manual before, durring and after the course.  Materials can be sourced through the Kaiser Permanente Resource Library. Please coordinate with your department for more information. 

Students will learn single-rescuer and team basic life support for adults, children and infants through 5 interactive exercises, scenarios and a written test. Navigation controls allow students to move easily through content as they learn how to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilation and provide early use of an AED. Course also teaches relief of choking.

The American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support Online Part 1 Course, web-based and accessible 24 hours a day, provides a flexible alternative to classroom training. Through case-based scenarios, interactive activities and videos, this course teaches the concepts of both single-rescuer and team basic life support.

This course may be used for initial or renewal BLS for Healthcare Providers Course completion.

Part 1, Online Course - You will be sent a link to access the American Heart Association's BLS for Healthcare Providers Online part 1 course.  It will come directly from the AHA in a separate email and may take 1-2 business days.  You may access the course as often as you would like for up to 24 months from the initial activation of your course. Please contact technical support at 1-888-242-8883 between the hours of 9-5 p.m. EST (GMT-5) M-F if you have any questions or technical difficulties.  Online Part 1 will take approximately 2 hours.

Parts 2 & 3, Skills Practice and Testing – You will attend the hands-on Parts 2 & 3 on the date and location selected above.  Make sure you bring your completion certificate with you to your skills session for proof of course completion.  You have 60 days from your completion date of the online course to successfully complete parts 2 and 3.  Skills Sessions will take approximately 1-2 hours.

All three parts must be completed in order to receive an AHA BLS Course Completion Card.  This is the same card you would receive if you took the Classroom version.  

Please note that the Online Courses are non-refundable. Once you schedule your skills session, your session fee is non-refundable/non-transferable in case of no-show or failed sessions.

A CPR Skills Challenge Validation Program for Virginia Mason Employees.  **DOES NOT RESULT IN AN AHA BLS CARD** If you would like a BLS card issued from the American Heart association please register for the Heartcode BLS Skills learning option. 

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Skills validation is expected to run for 30 minutes. Students will demonstrate competency in the following CPR Skills:

1 Rescuer CPR ~

Identifying the patient

Activation of the Rapid Response Team / Code Team

Assessing patient for a pulse and breathing

Starting CPR

2 Rescuer CPR ~

Correctly placing and using the AED

Proper Bag mask Ventilations

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Skills challenge validations will not result in an American Heart Association course card. Please see HeartCode BLS Skills if you require a AHA Course Completion card. 

This Skills Check off is for students who have complete the HealthCare Learning Alliance's Online ACLS Course. 

Please be sure to PRINT your online Certificate of Completion and bring it with you to your skills check off. 

This Skills Check off is for students who have complete the HealthCare Learning Alliance's Online BLS Course. 

Please be sure to PRINT your online Certificate of Completion and bring it with you to your skills check off. 

This is a LifeTek ACLS course that has been modified to meet your needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The AHA has allowed Training Centers to present information in a virtual format.  We have broke the course down into two different sections, the online video learning (completed BEFORE your scheduled appointment) and the hands on practice and testing (in person on the date and time selected).  

ACLS Provider Renewal Course Description – A current, non-expired AHA ACLS card is required to attend a renewal class.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Instructor led hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Audience:  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.

Providers who take the ACLS Course must be proficient in the following:

  • Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting ECGs
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Performing the BLS Survey and the ACLS Survey
    • This course does not teach interpretation of ECG Rhythms or detailed ACLS Pharmacology.

Prerequisites and Preparation:  Proof of renewal eligibility is REQUIRED.  You need to have a current non expired AHA ACLS Provider card to register for this class.

BEFORE THE COURSE, it is highly recommended to review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual and successfully complete the self-assessment modules on the Student Website (www.heart.org/eccstudent). Scores from your completed self-assessment will be collected by your ACLS Instructor. More information can be found in your student manual on page ii.

Student Materials:

  • ACLS Provider Manual; includes the ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set; Item# 15-1005 (Required)
  • ECC Handbook; Item# 15-1000 (Recommended)
  • EKG/ECG 101 Study Guide (Recommended)

Certification:  Upon successful completion, students receive an American Heart Association ACLS Provider Card, valid for two years.

 

This is a LifeTek BLS course that has been modified to meet your needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The AHA has allowed Training Centers to present information in a virtual format.  We have broke the course down into two different sections, the online video learning (completed BEFORE your scheduled appointment) and the hands on practice and testing (in person on the date and time selected).  

This BLS for Healthcare Provider 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.

Audience: Healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, nurses, nursing students, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a BLS for Healthcare Provider Course.

Course length: Approximately 4 hours

Upon successful completion of written test and skills demonstration, students receive an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers card, valid for two years.

Student materials required: AHA Basic Life Support Provider Manual.  American Heart Association mandates that each student have access to the most current provider manual before, durring and after the course.  Please note: the exam at the completion of the course is open book.  If you do not have one already, you can order the student manual with the class.  Book price includes tax.

This is a LifeTek BLS course that has been modified to meet your needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The AHA has allowed Training Centers to present information in a virtual format.  We have broke the course down into two different sections, the online video learning (completed BEFORE your scheduled appointment) and the hands on practice and testing (in person on the date and time selected).  

This BLS for Healthcare Provider 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.

Audience: Healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, nurses, nursing students, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a BLS for Healthcare Provider Course.

Course length: Approximately 4 hours

Upon successful completion of written test and skills demonstration, students receive an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers card, valid for two years.

Student materials required: AHA Basic Life Support Provider Manual.  American Heart Association mandates that each student have access to the most current provider manual before, durring and after the course.  Please note: the exam at the completion of the course is open book.  If you do not have one already, you can order the student manual with the class.  Book price includes tax.

This is a LifeTek BLS course that has been modified to meet your needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The AHA has allowed Training Centers to present information in a virtual format.  We have broke the course down into two different sections, the online video learning (completed BEFORE your scheduled appointment) and the hands on practice and testing (in person on the date and time selected).  

Skills testing is available at our Mount Vernon Classroom on a walk-in basis, Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm.  It is recommended to call ahead to confirm an instructor is there.  All other locations are available by appointment only.

This BLS for Healthcare Provider 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.

Audience: Healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, nurses, nursing students, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a BLS for Healthcare Provider Course.

Course length: Approximately 4 hours

Upon successful completion of written test and skills demonstration, students receive an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers card, valid for two years.

Student materials required: AHA Basic Life Support Provider Manual.  American Heart Association mandates that each student have access to the most current provider manual before, durring and after the course.  Please note: the exam at the completion of the course is open book.  If you do not have one already, you can order the student manual with the class.  Book price includes tax.

**Must be a PROVIDER of The Everett Clinic**  TEC providers required to take ACLS include: Walk-In Clinic, Hospitalist, Surgery, Anesthesia, Cardiology.  If you are not a provider and payment is denied, the cost of the course will be your responsibility. 

HeartCode® PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. Using eSimulation technology, students assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings where they can apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.

After completing HeartCode PALS Part 1, students must successfully complete a hands-on skills practice and testing session (parts 2 and 3) with an AHA PALS Instructor. Students will receive an AHA PALS course completion card, valid for two years, upon successful completion of all three parts.  

This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 8+ or Firefox 2+. Please do not use the Internet Explorer 10 browser with this course. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.

A Skills Session with an Instructor is required to receive your PALS Provider Card.  

This course will provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. The recommended age for this course is 11-15 years old.

Our in-person babysitter classes give you access to best-in-class instructors who will share the latest information on child care, offer tips, and can answer all of your questions so that you're ready to start your own babysitting business. With lecture and class activities, these courses are engaging, informative and fun.

What You'll Learn:

Although every situation is unique, there are some universal skills and techniques that every babysitter should have. Our courses were designed with this principle in mind and can help you deliver the care that families need. Just a few of the things our babysitting classes cover include:

  • Basic Care for Infants and Children
  • Basic First Aid
  • Child Behavior
  • Age-Appropriate Activities
  • Emergency Protocols
  • Professionalism
  • Leadership
  • Growing Your Business
  • Child and Infant CPR/AED

*Participants will receive an EMTA First Aid CPR/AED Completion Card and a Red Cross Babysitting Digital Certification.

Red Cross First Aid

Designed to help non-medical professionals provide assistance in times of crisis, our courses allow you to gain an understanding of first aid best practices for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Asthma emergencies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • External bleeding
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Heart Attack
  • Poisoning
  • Neck, head and spinal injuries
  • Stroke
  • Seizure

This course is for non healthcare providers.

Red Cross First Aid ONLINE Course

Designed to help non-medical professionals provide assistance in times of crisis, our courses allow you to gain an understanding of first aid best practices for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Asthma emergencies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • External bleeding
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Heart Attack
  • Poisoning
  • Neck, head and spinal injuries
  • Stroke
  • Seizure

Length:  Approximately 1 hour

This course is for the ONLINE portion only.  To recieve a Red Cross Card, students will need to complete a hands on skills session with a Red Cross Instructor.  Please visit www.lifetekinc.com for our upcoming schedule. 

This course is for non healthcare providers.

Red Cross First Aid with Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED ONLINE Course

American Red Cross CPR training classes give you the information and the skills you need to help adults, children and infants during breathing and cardiac emergencies. Designed to help non-medical professionals provide assistance in times of crisis, our courses allow you to gain an understanding of first aid best practices for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Asthma emergencies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • CPR/AED
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • External bleeding
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Heart Attack
  • Poisoning
  • Neck, head and spinal injuries
  • Stroke
  • Seizure

Length:  Approximately 2.5 hours

This course is for the ONLINE portion only.  To recieve a Red Cross Card, students will need to complete a hands on skills session with a Red Cross Instructor.  Please visit www.lifetekinc.com for our upcoming schedule. 

This course is for non healthcare providers.

Red Cross First Aid with Adult CPR/AED ONLINE Course

American Red Cross CPR training classes give you the information and the skills you need to help adults, children and infants during breathing and cardiac emergencies. Designed to help non-medical professionals provide assistance in times of crisis, our courses allow you to gain an understanding of first aid best practices for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Asthma emergencies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • CPR/AED
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • External bleeding
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Heart Attack
  • Poisoning
  • Neck, head and spinal injuries
  • Stroke
  • Seizure

Length:  Approximately 2 hours

This course is for the ONLINE portion only.  To recieve a Red Cross Card, students will need to complete a hands on skills session with a Red Cross Instructor.  Please visit www.lifetekinc.com for our upcoming schedule. 

This course is for non healthcare providers.

Hello!

Thank you for choosing to register for your training with LifeTek Carlson. As a result of Covid19 restructuring and formatting CHI Franciscan will no longer host the 3 Hour BLS Courses originally scheduled at the begining of 2020. 

All students currently registered in these classes must reregister at www.lifetekinc.com/chi and choose a BLS Heartcode Skills Parts 2 & 3 session. Students MUST re-register to be assigned an online course prior to attending class. 

Heartcode Skills includes 2 parts. 

Part 1: Within 48 Business Hours of registration students will recieve the online course assignment through the Hub. Please complete this online and print the certificate of completion to bring it to class. 

Part 2: Attend the live, in-person skills appointment selected during registration. Attending the skills session is required to complete the training and recieve a card. Students must bring a copy of the heartcode certificate with individually assigned serial number to give to the instructor. 

Upon successful completion of both Parts 1 & 2, students will receive an American Heart Association BLS Ecard by email.  

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact us at Learn@lifetekinc.com.