Training Courses

While there are different types of training courses, one level is not “better” or “higher” than another. Rather, each has a target audience with specific goals and objectives requiring varying degrees of skills and knowledge.

GENERAL COURSES

Heartsaver®      An adaptable course, designed for people of all ages and backgrounds who want to learn how to save a life with CPR and an AED. Heartsaver courses are modular, and can be configured to meet a variety of needs, including instruction in child and infant CPR/AED use and relief of choking, in addition to adult rescue techniques. A (C) designation is available, and is ideal for workplace purposes where a formal cognitive evaluation, covering the entire curriculum (adult, child & infant), is required.

First Aid      First Aid is designed to teach people of all ages the essential skills of patient care, including how to protect and support the life of a suddenly ill or injured person until emergency medical services arrive, as well as the basic skills of CPR and AED use. Our first aid program is available in 2-day (Standard) and 1-day (Emergency/Recertification) formats, to meet the needs of various learners.

HEALTHCARE / PROFESSIONAL PROVIDER COURSES

BLS       Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. It is designed for healthcare providers and trained first responders who provide care to patients in a wide variety of settings, and teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills (including CPR, AED, bag-valve devices and choking relief) for application in pre-hospital and in-facility settings.

ACLS     Advanced Cardiac Life Support 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.

ACLS EP      This Experienced Provider course is designed primarily for seasoned healthcare providers who manage complex cardiovascular, respiratory, and other emergencies and wish to renew or upgrade their ACLS course and skills. The ACLS EP Course emphasizes a systematic approach to patient care, critical thinking skills and critical decision-making skills.

PALS     Pediatric Advanced Life Support is designed for healthcare professionals who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies, this includes the  diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for the prevention, assessment and treatment of respiratory and cardiac arrest in both infants and children.

PEARS      The goal of the PEARS Course is to improve outcomes for pediatric patients by preparing healthcare providers in assessment, early recognition, prompt communication, and initial intervention in patients with respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest by using high-performance team dynamics.