Course Descriptions

Description of Courses

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Basic Life Support (BLS) For Healthcare Providers: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers course covers core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction and automated external defibrillation. This course is for healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists, and any other person who requires a Healthcare Provider CPR course.

Heartsaver CPR/AED Adult: (Child/Infant modules are optional): The Heartsaver CPR AED course is intended for all individuals who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements, including; security guards, airline personnel, personal trainers and teachers.  It is also appropriate for lay rescuers who may have a need to respond to an emergency in the workplace, and family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death.

Heartsaver First Aid: This Heartsaver First Aid course teaches rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until professional help arrives. Topics covered in the Heartsaver First Aid course are; General Principals, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies, and Environmental Emergencies.

Heartsaver First Aid / CPR/AED: This course provides the skills to effectively assess and maintain life from the critical minutes following an emergency until the arrival of emergency service personnel. Depending on which modules the candidate wished to take, the basic first aid course consists of General Principles, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies, and Environmental Emergencies.  Also includes CPR and AED.

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid / CPR/AED: The American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid with CPR/AED course teaches participants to recognize common medical emergencies in children, how to treat injuries, and CPR with the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator for adults, children, and infants. This course meets the First Aid and CPR/AED course requirements for licensed Connecticut child daycare providers.

Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens: A course designed to teach employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials.  This course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction.

Family & Friends CPR: An entry level (Non-Certification) awareness program designed for the general public, parents, babysitters, grandparents, churches, clubs, etc. The course covers AHA guidelines for the one rescuer adult and pediatric CPR and relief of Foreign-Body Airway Obstruction, the chain of survival, and basic First Aid.

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