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With over 20 various certifications and classes offered, listed below is a summary of some of our current classes. Which class is for you?
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Professionals: For anyone who is employed or is seeking employment in the medical field: Nurses; physicians; Emergency Medical Technicians; nursing assistants; physical, occupational, respiratory therapists and more. BLS stands for basic life support.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for Healthcare Professionals: For emergency care, intensive care or critical care; health care providers such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and other professionals who may need to respond to a cardiovascular or cardiopulmonary emergency. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THE ACLS COURSE. The student must also complete the pre-course self assessment which can be found at www.heart.org/eccstudent. Click on "Pre-course Assessment " Code word: ACLS15. After you complete the pre-course self-assessment, print out the score page, and bring with you to class.
The 2 day course is for those individuals who are taking this course for the very first time or need a refresher. The ACLS Course Includes: BLS Primary Survey and ACLS Secondary Survey Airway Management Defibrillation Rhythm Recognition IV Access Use of Medications Cardioversion Transcutaneous Pacing 1-rescuer CPR and AED Effective Resuscitation Dynamics Stroke Acute Coronary Syndrome
The 1 day course is intended for individuals that are proficient in the ACLS concept and are renewing their ACLS certification. The ACLS Update course includes: BLS Primary Survey and ACLS Secondary Survey Airway Management Defibrillation Rhythm Recognition IV Access Use of Medications Cardioversion Transcutaneous Pacing 1-rescuer CPR and AED Effective Resuscitation Dynamics
Heartsaver CPR/AED: This course covers scene assessment and safety, Adult CPR (Compressions and Breathing), AED Use, and Adult, Child, and Infant Choking.
Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid: This American Heart Association (AHA) Adult, Child, and Infant course covers the following topics: Scene Assessment and Safety, Medical Emergencies such as asthma, allergic reactions, heart attack, stroke, diabetes; injury emergencies such as bleeding, shock, wounds, spinal injuries, broken bones and sprains; environmental injuries such as bites, stings, temperature related injuries, and poison emergencies. Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, AED use, and Adult, Child, and Infant Choking. This class complies with all Texas state and federal (OSHA) requirements.
Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid: With specific attention to the primary assessment of the Child and Infant, this American Heart Association (AHA) Child, and Infant course covers the following topics: Scene Assessment and Safety, Medical Emergencies such as asthma, allergic reactions, heart attack, stroke, diabetes; injury emergencies such as bleeding, shock, wounds, spinal injuries, broken bones and sprains; environmental injuries such as bites, stings, temperature related injuries, and poison emergencies. Child, and Infant CPR, AED use, and Child, and Infant Choking.
Blood Borne Pathogens: The American Heart Association Bloodborne Pathogens course meets all OSHA and Texas Industrial and Safety and Health Act requirements. This class teaches students what bloodborne pathogens are, how to protect oneself from exposure and what to do if exposed, how to clean up, and how to report any exposure.
Wilderness First Aid: Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is an intensive 16-hour program designed for anyone involved in wilderness recreation but is also an excellent class for those wanting an more-in-depth and advanced first aid class or who are concerned about disaster preparedness in the event of an urban emergency. Included with the WFA class is 140 page book which students may pick up before class. Participants will receive a ASHI (American Safety and Health Institute ) Wilderness First Aid certification at the completion of class.
TheHeartcode BLS, ACLS, and Heartsaver courses require the student to complete Part A online. Once you have finished the online course and are ready for your skills practice (Part B-Practice) and Part C (Skills Test) then print out your certificate of completion and schedule your appointment with us. The following course are available in e-learning format; Heartcode BLS, Heartcode ACLS, and Heartcode Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid. The link to access and purchase all Heartcode Part A online classes can be found at https://www.onlineaha.org/courses.
Are you interested in becoming an American Heart Association (AHA) or American Safety Health Institute (ASHI) Instructor? A few of our instructor certification classes include the following: BLS Instructor: The American Heart Association BLS Instructor Course certifies the participants to teach the AHA BLS Provider courses in addition to the Family and Friends CPR/First Aid and the Bloodborne Pathogens course.
Heartsaver Instructor: The American Heart Association Heartsaver Instructor Course certifies the participants to teach the AHA Heartsaver programs including Adult CPR, Child CPR, Infant CPR, AED use, First Aid, pediatric CPR & First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens.
BLS and Heartsaver Dual Instructor: The American Heart Association Dual Instructor Course certifies participants to teach both the BLS CPR and Heartsaver program curriculum.
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Purchase of a course is a NON-REFUNDABLE ticket but may be rescheduled within 60 days from purchase.
Why Choose Help-A-Heart CPR?
Dynamic Instructors: Our classes are fun and interactive. And everyone will get the opportunity to practice extensively on the manikins. Convenient Times: We offer morning, afternoon, evening and both weekday and weekend classes. American Heart Association (AHA) Classes: If you require specific training through the AHA network we can help. We are a satellite training center for AHA and offer various AHA courses. American Safety Health Institute (ASHI) Classes: We are also an authorized ASHI Training center and facilitate various ASHI certification classes including Wilderness First Aid and Advanced First Aid. Small Class Size: We understand that everyone has a different learning style so we choose to keep our class size small, with most classes under 9 students, in order to optimize personalized learning and instruction. We Can Come To You: If you have a group or company and would like us to come to you-no problem. For groups of 8 or more, we will travel any time that is convenient for you and your organization.
I took a BLS class recently at Help-A-Heart CPR and was very pleased. The instructor was knowledgeable and proficient and even provided complimentary bottled water and gourmet coffee. I will be back again in 2 years. - Rachel G. Selma, Texas
Tracy was an awesome instructor. I just renewed my Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid certification for work and the course was super fun. I liked the small class size and the convenience of parking that was free and close to the training center. Thanks Help-A-Heart CPR. - Juan C. San Antonio, Texas
I just completed the BLS CPR Certification with Help-A-Heart CPR. I was scared and nervous but the instructor made me feel comfortable. I will definitely renew my BLS certification with Help-A-Heart CPR. - Tiffany A. Alamo Heights, Texas