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This course provides instructor candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach Basic Life Support (BLS) courses for health care providers and lay rescuers. BLS Instructors may teach the BLS for Health Care Providers and Heartsaver-level courses including Heartsaver CPR, Heartsaver AED, Heartsaver CPR in Schools, and CPR for Family and Friends.
"The American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor Course is designed to provide instructor candidates the knowledge and skills necessary to teach basic life support providers. The course provides instructor candidates the opportunity to develop and refine their presentation and teaching skills and includes the following topics:
AHA ECC educational philosophy
National AHA policies and procedures that affect ECC instructors
Sufficient background information so instructors will comprehend BLS subject matter and be able to answer questions posed by participants in courses
Essential teaching methods
An overview of educational aids available to the instructor for teaching provider courses"
"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 emergenc response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units. The American Heart Association’s ACLS Course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced, instructor-led classroom course highlights theMore Information
This course provides the critical concepts of high-quality CPR. Teaches the AHA Chain of Survival and 1- and 2-rescuer CPR/AED for Adult/Child/Infant. Shows the differences between Adult, Child and Infant rescue techniques. Teaches bag-mask techniques for Adult, Child and Infant, Rescue breathing for Adult, Child and Infant, Relief of choking for Adult, Child, and Infant and Intro to CPR with an Advanced AirwayMore Information
The American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor Course is designed to provide instructor candidates the knowledge and skills necessary to teach pediatric advanced life support providers.More Information
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 requirementMore Information
The American Heart Association Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization Instructor Course is designed to provide instructor candidates the knowledge and skills necessary to teach pediatric basic and advanced life support providers.More Information
The AHA’s PEARS (Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization) Course has been updated to reflect 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.More Information