Class Schedule

With the implementation of the 2015 Guidelines the American Heart Association has created a new course entitled BLS Provider.  This course will meet the needs of all individuals requiring certification or recertification for the course previously known as BLS/CPR for Healthcare Provider.  We have begun offering this course effective May 1, 2016.

Please pick your course below to proceed with online registration with credit card payment. 

Edward/Elmhurst Hospital Employees should register through the hospital intranet to obtain promo code for registration.

 

Upon course completion participants will be issued an AHA eCard via email. 

The American Heart Association 2-Day ACLS Certification Course is designed for experienced healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses and paramedics who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This course builds on BLS skills and covers team communication, systems of care, airway management and related pharmacology. Students must demonstrate skills competency at all stations, successful management of a case scenario as team leader and complete the written exam with a minimum score of 84% in order to receive an ACLS course completion card valid for two years.

*For successful completion of this course, it is essential that you come to class knowing your algorithms, rhythm interpretation and the medications utilized in their treatment.  If you need study help in these areas, please consider enrolling in our ACLS prep course.*

 

The American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Suport (ACLS) Recertification Course is designed for those who hold a current certification in ACLS. This course builds on BLS skills and covers team communication, systems of care, airway management and related pharmacology. Students must demonstrate skills competency at all stations and complete the written exam with a score minimum of 84% in order to receive an ACLS course completion card valid for two years.  

You must hold a current certification in ACLS to take this course.

Effective May 2016 classes the 2015 ACLS Provider Manual is required to prepare for class. 

 

 

 

 

This course is a pre-course option for ACLS students and is strongly recommended for anyone taking ACLS for the first time.

To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. This class will cover adult ECG & Pharmacology and addresses a key knowledge gap in electrocardiogram (ECG) and pharmacology, and focuses on specific ECG recognition skills and drug treatment knowledge.

Content:
• Heart anatomy
• Basic electrophysiology
• Normal ECG measurements
• Basic arrhythmias
• Basic ACLS drugs and usage
• Drugs, doses and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies
• Integrating basic drug pharmacology into ACLS algorithms

BLS Provider

The American Heart Association BLS Provider Course is a physically active class designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of settings. This course trains participants to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide bag mask ventilations, give high-quality CPR and provide early use of an AED for the adult, child, and infant. Upon successful completion of all requirements participants will receive a BLS Provider certification eCard valid for 2 years.

This course is physically demanding. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be practicing skills that require working on your hands and knees, bending, standing and lifting. CPR is hard work in both practice on a manikin during the resuscitation of a cardiac arrest victim.

This course is for healthcare professionals who need initial or recertification in the skills of performing CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

The American Heart Association’s BLS Provider Online course 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.

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

Average completion time is 1-2 hours for the online portion with a 30-60 minute skill test required.

We suggest you schedule Parts 2 & 3 within 30 days of completion of Part 1.                                 (The Part 1 certificate of completion is only valid for 60 days from completion.)

 (No refunds allowed for online courses)

Dates and Times listed are for the Parts 2 & 3 in the classroom

The American Heart Association's Family & Friends CPR course teaches adult Hands-Only™ CPR, Child CPR, Infant CPR and how to relieve choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught using the Practice-While-Watching technique, which allows participants to practice skills while watching consistent, accurate modeling of skills performance on the DVD. Adult, child and infant skills are presented in three separate modules for added flexibility.

(THIS IS NOT A CERTIFICATION COURSE)

Intended Audience:
The Family & Friends CPR Course is for members of the general public who want to learn CPR and prefer to learn in an Instructor-led or Facilitated group environment. This course is for people who do NOT require a course completion card for a job or other requirements

This American Heart Association's Family & Friends CPR course teaches Hands-Only™ CPR and how to relieve choking in an infant or child. Skills are taught using the Practice-While-Watching technique, which allows participants to practice skills while watching consistent, accurate modeling of skills performance on the DVD.

(THIS IS NOT A CERTIFICATION COURSE)

Intended Audience:
The Family & Friends CPR Course is for members of the general public who want to learn CPR and prefer to learn in an Instructor-led or Facilitated group environment. This course is for people who do NOT require a course completion card for a job or other requirements

This American Heart Association course includes CPR, choking and use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for infants, children and adults.

This course is designed for those who are NOT in the healthcare field and require a certification in CPR and AED to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. Upon successful completion of all course requirements, students receive a Heartsaver CPR/AED card valid for two years. 

If you are unsure which CPR certification you require, please check with your employer or contact us here in the Training Center.

This course is physically demanding. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be practicing skills that require working on your hands and knees, bending, standing and lifting. CPR is hard work in both practice on a manikin and doing CPR for a cardiac arrest victim.

This American Heart Association Basic First Aid course covers how to recognize and care for victims of sudden illness and injuries such as bleeding, shock, poisoning, choking, burns and heat/cold related illness. Skills are taught using the Practice-While-Watching technique and allows AHA instructors to observe, provide feedback and guide acquisition of skills. Upon successful completion of course requirements, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid card valid for two years.

The American Heart Association PALS course is designed for experienced Pediatric Healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses and paramedics who either direct or participate in the management of seriously ill or injured pediatric patients and pediatric emergencies. Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment; effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion, intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics. Students must demonstrate skills competency in all stations and complete the written exam with a minimum score of 84% in order to receive a PALS course completion card valid for two years.

You must hold a current PALS Provider certification in order to take this class.

The American Heart Association PALS Recertification course is designed for experienced Pediatric Healthcare professionals who hold a current certification in PALS. This course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. Students must demonstrate skills competency in all stations and complete the written exam with a minimum score of 84% in order to receive a PALS course completion card valid for two years.

This 60 minute session will complete parts 2 and 3, skills practice and evaluation of the online AHA PALS course.  Part 1 must be completed prior to scheduling and completion certificate must be printed and turned in at the skills session.

Acute Stroke Online is a web-based, interactive course that provides training on the symptoms, diagnosis and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and complications of stroke. Course content is based on information from the AHA’s ACLS EPManual and Resource Text, covering treatment from the field to the emergency department as well as critical care and rehabilitation. This text has been adapted to an independent study activity to make this resource available to a wider audience of health professional. Acute Stroke Online meets Joint Commission requirements.

Students have access to course material for 12 months after activating the course. No skills session is required for course completion; however, a certificate of completion is available to print.

Course Covers

  • Stroke chain of survival
  • 8 D’s of stroke care
  • Definitions of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
  • Pathophysiology
  • Stroke risk factors, recognition and management
  • Transition to critical care and rehabilitation

•Primary Audience

Geared toward the experienced healthcare provider, this course is ideal for in-hospital, out-of-hospital and any healthcare provider who wants to improve his or her knowledge of stroke treatment.

The Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Online Course is a self-directed eLearningcourse designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction. Like the classroom-based course, it uses the PACT acronym (Protect, Act, Clean, Tell) and slogan, "Make a PACT, Know How to Act," to help students learn and easily recall bloodborne pathogens training.

The Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Course was designed for anyone with a reasonable chance for occupational exposure in workplace settings such as industry and manufacturing, Fortune 1500 companies, occupational health, property management, hospitality, security, and health and fitness staff. In addition, childcare workers, school personnel, maintenance workers, tattoo artists, and state corrections facilities may be interested in the course due to additional state regulations.

Features

  • Available online, with simple course registration
  • Interactive activities and video demonstrations of skills
  • Provides participation certificate once student has finished all modules
  • No skills test or skills demonstration session required
  • Online course evaluation

Benefits

  • Convenient, flexible option for those who prefer taking an online course
  • Online content allows students to take the course at any time at home or work,and at their own pace
  • New course offering from the trusted leader in workplace training makes the American Heart Association the complete resource for companies looking to meet first aid, CPR, AED, and bloodborne pathogens training needs
  • Takes approximately one hour to complete online portion
  • Can be taken for first-time or renewal bloodborne pathogens training

If you have lost your certification card for a class you took with us you can order a replacement here and pay for it. We will print the new card and mail to you or you can come by to pick up at your convenience.

We cannot provide a replacement card for classes taken through other training centers.

Please provide your name as you would like for it to appear on the card and your class date in the comments section.

This is a nonrefundable fee.

 

 

 

 

Cancellation Policy

Advance notice of three (3) full working days must be given in order to receive a refund or to transfer once to another class. Refunds are subject to a $5.00 processing fee.

A $25 rescheduling fee may be applied if 3 day notice is not provided.

Contact us Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at 630-527-5878 for all Cancellation/Refund or Transfer requests. 

In the event of adverse weather conditions, please call the Class Status Line at 630-527-5183.

  

How to claim your eCard following your class:

  • After class you will receive an email from ahainstructornetwork@heart.org with information and a link to claim your ecard (check junk mail)
  • Click on the link, confirm your name and email, set-up a security question for future use and click to Agree to the Terms of use
  • Complete survey
  • Claim your card
  • You will receive a second email from AHA thanking you for claiming your ecard.  This email can be forwarded to anyone who requires a copy of your card.
  • You may access your ecards anytime for future use at www.heart.org/mycards