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Classroom Courses

BLS For Healthcare Providers - Initial Certification

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner Course Content: Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Critical concepts of high-quality CPR The American Heart Association Chain of Survival 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant Relief of choking for adult, child and infant CPR with an advanced airway

Course Length: Approximately 6.0 Hours

Course Cost: $80.00 (Includes book and card)

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BLS For Healthcare Providers - Renewal Certification

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner Course Content: Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Critical concepts of high-quality CPR The American Heart Association Chain of Survival 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant Relief of choking for adult, child and infant CPR with an advanced airway

Course Length: Approximately 6.0 Hours Course

Pre-Requisite: Current BLS Provider Card

Course Cost: $80.00 (Includes the cost of the card ONLY.  MUST have a book to attend the course.  If you DO NOT have a book, please add it to the cart during the registration process.  Students WITHOUT a book will NOT be allowed to attend the course.)

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BLS Instructor - Initial Certification

The BLS Instructor is authorized to teach the BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR/AED course and can add-on the Heartsaver CPR/AED, First Aid, and Family & Friends courses.

Course Pre-Requisites:

  • Current BLS Provider Card
  • Letter of Affiliation with an AHA Training Center or Letter of Intention to Affiliate with SFCAD.
  • Completion of BLS Instructors Essentials Course (Included in this cost).
  • Recommendation letter from AHA Instructor or AHA Training Center

Course Cost: $350.00 (Includes BLS Instructor Card)  Does NOT include all items necessary to conduct a BLS for Healthcare Providers Course. Student will need to purchase additional items.  

Please call for more details (573) 431.0030
BLS Instructor - Renewal Certification

The BLS Instructor is authorized to teach the BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR/AED course and can add-on the Heartsaver CPR/AED, First Aid, and Family & Friends courses.

Course Pre-Requisites:

  • Current BLS For Healthcare Provider Instructors Card
  • BLS Instructor Essentials Course Completion Certificate (For those who are TCF/RF Level)
  • Minimum requirements as outlined in the Program Administration Guide for renewal of certification

Course Cost: $225.00 (Includes the BLS Instructor Card)

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Heartsaver Instructor - Initial Certification

The Heartsaver Instructor (community level) is authorized to teach the Heartsaver CPR/AED, First Aid and non-certified Family & Friends courses.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Current Heartsaver Provider Card
  • Letter of Affiliation with an AHA Training Center or Letter of Intention to Affiliate with SFCAD.
  • Completion of Heartsaver Instructors Essentials Course (Included in this cost).
  • Recommendation letter from AHA Instructor or AHA Training Center

Course Cost: $350.00 (Includes Heartsaver FA/CPR/AED Instructor Manual)  Does NOT include all the items necessary to conduct a Heartsaver Course.  Student will need to purchase additional items.  

Please call for more details (573) 431.0030
Heartsaver Instructor - Renewal Certification Course

The Heartsaver Instructor (community level) is authorized to teach the Heartsaver CPR/AED, First Aid and non-certified Family & Friends courses.

Course Pre-Requisites:

  • Current Heartsaver Instructors Card
  • Heartsaver Instructor Essentials Course Completion Certificate (For those who are TCF/RF Level)
  • Minimum requirements as outlined in the Program Administration Guide for renewal of certification

Course Cost: $200.00 (Includes the Heartsaver Instructor Card)

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Online Courses

Want to decrease the amount of time in the classroom?  We offer the following courses online, that can be completed at your leisure and divided into parts.  Be sure to review the details of the course, as some require some classroom interaction and/or skills evaluations to be scheduled.

Heartcode BLS for Healthcare Providers
Parts 1-3 (Full Package)

The American Heart Association’s BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 Course, Web-based and accessible 24 hours a day, 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.

Audience:

Healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

Course Content:

• Key changes in basic life support, reflecting new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

• Critical concepts in high-quality CPR

 The American Heart Association Chain of Survival

• 1-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants

• 2-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants

• Differences among adult, child and infant rescue techniques

 Bag-mask techniques for adults, children and infants

• Rescue breathing for adults, children and infants

• Relief of choking for adults, children and infants

• CPR with an advanced airway*

* This is an introduction to the compression and ventilation rates for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

Course Completion:

Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA BLS Instructor. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance into 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.

Online Course & Skills Package Cost:  $125.00 (This includes Parts 2 & 3 – Practical & Skills Evaluation Session)

You must call 573.431.0030 or email training@sfcad.org to schedule your skills evaluation after registration and online course is completed!

Your course keycode and instructions will be e-mailed after completing the registration process!

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Heartcode BLS for Healthcare Providers
Part 1 (Online Course ONLY)

The American Heart Association’s BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 Course, Web-based and accessible 24 hours a day, 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.

Audience:

Healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

Course Content:

 Key changes in basic life support, reflecting new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

• Critical concepts in high-quality CPR

• The American Heart Association Chain of Survival

• 1-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants

• 2-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants

• Differences among adult, child and infant rescue techniques

• Bag-mask techniques for adults, children and infants

• Rescue breathing for adults, children and infants

• Relief of choking for adults, children and infants

• CPR with an advanced airway*

* This is an introduction to the compression and ventilation rates for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

Course Completion:

Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA BLS Instructor. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance into 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.

Online Course Cost:  $60.00  (This includes Part # 1 – Online Course ONLY)  Parts 2 & 3 MUST be purchased separately

Your course keycode and instructions will be e-mailed after completing the registration process!

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Heartcode BLS for Healthcare Providers
Parts 2 & 3 (Skills Evaluation ONLY)

The American Heart Association’s BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 Course, Web-based and accessible 24 hours a day, 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.

Audience:

Healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

Course Content:

• Key changes in basic life support, reflecting new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

• Critical concepts in high-quality CPR

• The American Heart Association Chain of Survival

• 1-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants

• 2-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants

• Differences among adult, child and infant rescue techniques

• Bag-mask techniques for adults, children and infants

• Rescue breathing for adults, children and infants

• Relief of choking for adults, children and infants

• CPR with an advanced airway*

* This is an introduction to the compression and ventilation rates for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

Course Completion:

Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA BLS Instructor. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance into 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.

 Skills Evaluation Cost:  $50.00 (This includes Parts 2 & 3 ONLY)  Part # 1 MUST be purchased separately.  

You must call 573.431.0030 or email training@sfcad.org to schedule your skills evaluation after registration is completed.

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BLS Instructor Essentials

The BLS Instructor Essentials Course is designed to prepare instructor candidates to teach AHA Instructor-led and blended
learning courses. The course educates instructor candidates on how to adequately use AHA Instructor teaching materials,
ensure that students meet learning objectives, offer student coaching skills, provide an objective skills performance evaluation,
and follow AHA Instructor and course policies. The course covers core content and discipline-specific content required to
teach AHA courses.
The BLS Instructor Essentials Course is taught in a blended learning format. AHA BLS Instructor candidates must complete
the online portion, followed by the hands-on session conducted by BLS Training Center Faculty.
Prior to taking this course, candidates must have a current BLS Provider course completion card. Candidates who successfully
complete the BLS Instructor Essentials Course, followed by course monitoring, will receive a BLS Instructor card, valid for two
years. BLS Instructors are then able to teach the BLS Provider course and any course within the Heartsaver portfolio.

Primary Audience:

  • New AHA Instructors
  • AHA Faculty (National, Regional and Training Center Faculty)
  • Instructors who have allowed their certification to lapse in a specific discipline

Course Covers:

  • Planning and preparation for courses
  • Instructing courses
  • Conducting written exams (if applicable)
  • Skills practice and skills testing
  • Keeping your Instructor status current

Features

  • Include approximately 30 minutes of general information about instructing AHA courses, followed by course-specific information
  • Self-directed; available 24/7
  • Upon completion of an Instructor Essentials Course, a certificate of completion is available to print and must be presented at the classroom Instructor Course of the corresponding discipline
  • Access to course content for 24 months following course enrollment
  • Courses take approximately 2-3.5 hours each to complete

Course Cost:  $40.00

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Heartsaver Instructor Essentials

The AHA’s Instructor Essentials courses are online, self-directed, discipline-specific courses that teach information needed to instruct classroom courses and conduct skills practice and skills testing sessions for eLearning courses associated with each discipline. They replace the Instructor Essentials Classroom course which has been discontinued. Completion of the AHA Instructor Essentials Course is a required step toward becoming an AHA Instructor. It is also a requirement for current Instructors adding a discipline and all AHA Faculty (National, Regional and Training Center Faculty).

Primary Audience:

  • New AHA Instructors
  • AHA Faculty (National, Regional and Training Center Faculty)
  • Instructors who have allowed their certification to lapse in a specific discipline

Course Covers:

  • Planning and preparation for courses
  • Instructing courses
  • Conducting written exams (if applicable)
  • Skills practice and skills testing
  • Keeping your Instructor status current

Features

  • Include approximately 30 minutes of general information about instructing AHA courses, followed by course-specific information
  • Self-directed; available 24/7
  • Upon completion of an Instructor Essentials Course, a certificate of completion is available to print and must be presented at the classroom Instructor Course of the corresponding discipline
  • Access to course content for 24 months following course enrollment
  • Courses take approximately 2-3.5 hours each to complete

Course Cost:  $40.00

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