American Heart Association Classes

Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy offers American Heart Association Classes at their locations.  There are a variety of classes offered, such as BLS, ACLS, PALS, as well as various CPR classes.  Recertification classes for BLS, ACLS, and PALS are also available.  For more details on courses, please see below and contact one of our campus locations for class availability.

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Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers

CPR Course Student Performing Chest Compressions
This five-contact-hour, one-day American Heart Association class provides health care providers with basic cardiac life support (BLS) instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults, children and infants, and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Included are adult, infant, and child chain of survival; importance of calling 9-1-1; initial signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest; techniques of adult, child and infant CPR; circulation, airway, and breathing (CAB); rescue techniques for choking adults, infants and children; automated external defibrillators; combining CPR and defibrillation; legal and ethical issues.

 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider

12 contact hours. The ACLS Provider Class provides the healthcare provider with the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT) arrest. Providers are expected to learn to manage 10 core ACLS cases: a respiratory emergency, four types of cardiac arrest (simple VF/VT, complex VF/VT, PEA and asystole), four types of pre-arrest emergencies (bradycardia, stable tachycardia, unstable tachycardia and acute coronary syndromes), and stroke. Upon satisfactory completion the participant receives an ACLS Provider certification card.

 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider

15 contact hours. The AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support initial class will provide healthcare providers with the knowledge and skills needed to recognize infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; information and strategies needed to prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children; as well as the cognitive and psychomotor skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize infants and children in respiratory failure, shock or cardiopulmonary arrest. Upon satisfactory completion, the participant receives a PALS Provider certification card.

 

Basic Life Support (BLS) for HCP Recertification

4 contact hours. The BLS-HCP Recertification Class provides healthcare providers with the knowledge and skills needed to renew BLS-HCP Provider status. Upon satisfactory completion, the participant receives a renewed BLS-HCP Provider certification card. Prerequisite: Current BLS-HCP Provider certification.

 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Recertification

6 contact hours. The ACLS Recertification Class provides the knowledge and skills needed to renew ACLS Provider status. Upon satisfactory completion, the participant receives a renewed ACLS Provider certification card. Prerequisite: Current ACLS Provider certification.

 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Recertification

9 contact hours. The PALS Recertification Class provides the knowledge and skills needed to renew PALS Provider status. Upon satisfactory completion the participant receives a renewed PALS Provider certification card. Prerequisite: Current ACLS Provider certification.

 

Family and Friends CPR

This two-contact-hour American Heart Association class provides the general public with basic cardiac life support (BLS) instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults, children and infants, and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Included are rescue techniques for choking adults, infants and children.

 

CPR on an infant mannequinHeartsaver Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED for Child Care Workers

This six-contact-hour, one-day American Heart Association class meets the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 States. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for children and infants is covered. Included are the four steps of first aid, first aid skills, Epinephrine pen, as well as rescue techniques for choking infants and children. Graduates receive a Heartsaver Pediatric completion card.

 

Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED for Adults

This six-contact-hour, one-day American Heart Association class provides the general public with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults, and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Included are adult chain of survival; importance of calling 9-1-1; initial signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest; techniques of adult CPR; circulation, airway and breathing (CAB); rescue techniques for choking adults, The first aid portion teaches first aid skills including treating bleeding, sprains, broken bones, and shock. Graduates receive a Heartsaver completion card.

 

Instructor demonstrating CPRBLS-HCP Instructor

8 contact hours. The class includes all knowledge and skills needed to be qualified as an American Heart Association BLS Instructor. Upon satisfactory completion, the participant will be certified to teach all BLS and Heartsaver programs offered by AHA and will receive a BLS Instructor card. Prerequisite: Current BLS-HCP Provider certification as well as certificate of completion from 2 hour online AHA BLS-HCP Instructor Essentials course.

 

ACLS Instructor

8 contact hours. The program includes all knowledge and skills needed to be certified as an American Heart Association ACLS instructor. Upon satisfactory completion the participant will be certified to teach all ACLS programs offered by AHA, and will receive a BLS Instructor card. Prerequisite: Current ACLS Provider certification as well as certificate of completion from 3 hour online AHA ACLS Instructor Essentials course.