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AHA Course Details

Basic Life Support – Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP)

This American Heart Association course covers one and two-rescuer adult, child, and infant CPR, AED use, choking, and bag mask use. This class is appropriate for professional, healthcare rescuers: nurses, EMS, dental/doctor's offices, and many other healthcare professions. Students will receive an AHA completion card valid for two years immediately upon completion of the course (there is both a physical skills test and a written test required).

For the BLS-HCP Renewal course, participants should have a current BLS course completion card. 


Heartsaver® First Aid/CPR/AED

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is a DVD driven, classroom-based course, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches CPR and AED use. This course provides training for anyone who wants to learn basic CPR and obtain a Heartsaver course completion card. 

Courses run from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
MetroHealth Medical Center
Towers Floor 5 (take the A elevators to the 5th Floor)


Family & Friends® CPR (Non-Clinical Course Offering)

AHA’s video-based, classroom Family & Friends® CPR Course teaches adult Hands-Only® CPR, adult AED use, child CPR and AED use, and infant CPR. It also teaches how to relieve choking in an adult, child or infant. The course offers training for those who want to learn CPR and do not require a course completion card. 


Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support – Provider (ACLS)

The American Heart Association ACLS program is a course designed for healthcare professionals required to respond to cardiac emergencies. The course provides 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. The AHA ACLS Provider Manual as well as the AHA online self-assessment tests included with the manual will prepare students for this ACLS program and are required.

For the ACLS Renewal course, participants should have a current ACLS course completion card.


Pediatric Advanced Life Support – Provider (PALS)

This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led 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. The goal of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. Participants review 1- and 2-rescuer child/infant CPR and AED use, Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations, management of respiratory emergencies, resuscitation team concept, rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy, vascular access, and the systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment. The AHA PALS Provider Manual as well as the AHA online self-assessment tests included with the manual will prepare students for this PALS program and are required.

For the PALS Renewal course, participants should have a current PALS course completion card.


Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization – Provider (PEARS)

This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, effective initial resuscitation and team dynamics in a non-acute care setting. PEARS teaches providers how to recognize respiratory distress, shock and cardiac arrest, and provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. The goal of PEARS is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Participants review Assessment and management of respiratory problems, Identification and management of cardiac arrest, pediatric assessment, recognition and management of shock, and the resuscitation team concept. The AHA PEARS Provider Manual will prepare students for this PEARS program and is required. 

Courses run from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
MetroHealth Medical Center
Towers Floor 5 (take the A elevators to the 5th Floor)

  • January 28, 2019
  • April 16, 2019
  • July 29, 2019
  • October 7, 2019 

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program – Provider (NRP)

The NRP Provider Course introduces the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation. It is designed for health care professionals involved in any aspect of neonatal resuscitation, including physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse midwives, licensed midwives, respiratory care practitioners, and other health care professionals who provide direct care during neonatal resuscitation. NRP is based on simulation methodology, enhancing development of critical leadership, communication and team work skills. After studying the NRP textbook, learners take the online exam via HealthStream. Upon successful exam completion, learners attend a course for skills training, simulation, and debriefing.