Class Schedule

Our Simulation and Training department is open, classes are running and we are implementing all the safety recommendations as advised by the CDC, IDPH, and our Infection Control Dept into our classes.   You will see some changes from classes you have taken in the past but we encourage you to take a look at the schedule and register soon, as seats are limited. 

We offer the American Heart Association BLS Provider Renewal course for individuals who hold a current BLS Provider certification.  Proof of certification is required to attend this course.  Otherwise register for BLS Provider.  These courses are designed for healthcare providers who require BLS (CPR) training for their jobs.  

Please pick your course below to proceed with online registration with credit card payment.  You will receive an email confirmation upon successful registration.

EEH employees may obtain promo code to register from the Simulation and Training page located on E-squared.

**BLS classes are now being offered at the Plainfield Oupatient Center - check schedule for dates.** 

 

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

The American Heart Association 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.*

 

BLS Provider

This American Heart Association course implementing the 2020 Guidelines is a physically active class and is designed to train healthcare professionals in the AHA Chain of Survival with special regard to the BLS components. The course focuses on the need to give high-quality CPR and provide early use of an AED for the adult, child/infant and to provide effective ventilations using a barrier device.  The importance of teamwork in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during a multi-rescuer CPR event is covered and practiced.  Also included is relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants. 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 and during the resuscitation of a cardiac arrest victim.

You must hold a CURRENT BLS Provider certification card or eCard to take this class.  If your card has expired, you need to register for a full BLS Provider class.  Review your 2020 BLS Provider Manual from your previous class, if you need to purchase a manual for $20.00 prior to class, please contact the Training Center at 630-527-3596.

The American Heart Association BLS Provider Renewal Course is physically active class designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who hold a current certification in BLS Provider (including the 2020 Guidelines updates) to renew BLS skills and review their importance to the AHA Chain of Survival. This accelerated course reviews the need to give high-quality CPR and provide early use of an AED for the adult, child/infant and to provide effective ventilations using a barrier device.  The importance of teamwork in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during a multi-rescuer CPR event is covered and practiced. Also included is relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants. 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 and doing CPR for a cardiac arrest victim.

 

 

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 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 course includes CPR, choking and use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for adults only.

This course is designed for those with limited or no medical training who 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.

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.

This course is for the current American Heart Association BLS provider who wishes to become a CPR instructor for the American Heart Association.

BEFORE YOU REGISTER:

Be sure you can comply with the following requirements and be aware that there are multiple steps involved in the process of becoming an AHA BLS instructor as well as requirements for maintaining your instructor status.

1)      Arrange to be accepted by an AHA Training Center prior to enrolling in the Instructor course.  (Edward-Elmhurst Health is not currently accepting new instructors who are not employees of Edward-Elmhurst Health or one of it's current Training Sites.) To find a local training center please visit the AHA website at www.heart.org

2)     Provide a copy of your current BLS Provider card to our training center.

Additional steps to be completed will include:

3)      Successful completion of the BLS Instructor Essentials Online course PRIOR to class date (about 4 hour online program required by the AHA).  You will find your online course URL for BLS Essentials in your confirmation email which will take you to the AHA site where this course can be completed, once again, PRIOR to instructor course date.

4)      Successful completion of the BLS classroom Instructor Course (this is the in-person class date)

5)      Successful completion of initial instructor monitoring of the first class you teach. This must be completed within 6 months of the BLS classroom Instructor Course (Training Center Coordinators can require additional monitoring if needed.)

(NO REFUNDS PROVIDED FOR THIS INSTRUCTOR COURSE)

Please contact the training center at 630-527-3596 if you have additional questions before enrolling in this class.

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.

*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 PALS prep course.*

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.

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

 

 

 

 

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 eCards@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
  • If you miss, lose or delete the initial email, you can also claim your card directly at www.heart.org/mycards. You must log in using name and email exactly as you used them for class registration.
  • You may access your ecards anytime for future use at www.heart.org/mycards