Courses can be set up at your facility allowing experienced providers to “challenge” the course. Each provider in each discipline must be able to pass all required skills stations and the written examination without remediation. If successful, a card will be issued for the course. If unsuccessful, the participant must attend the course (AHA PAM pg 49). Before scheduling a Challenge course, please be sure your personnel have adequately reviewed the current textbook and science information as no remediation is permitted with this option.
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
Provider: Designed for the healthcare provider who has not been previously certified or who prefers an in-depth review for renewal purposes. (Approximately 13 hours)
Renewal: Designed for providers who are currently certified in ACLS and require renewal. (Approximately 5.5 hours)
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
Provider: Designed for the healthcare provider who has not been previously certified or who prefers an in-depth review for renewal purposes.
Renewal: Designed for providers who are currently certified in PALS and require renewal. (Approximately 5.5 hours)
PHTLS (Prehospital Trauma Life Support)
Provider Advanced: Designed for the Advanced Life Support provider. Includes information on the current standards of care for the out of hospital trauma victim.
Provider Basic: Designed for the Basic Life Support provider. Includes information on the current standards of care for the out of hospital trauma victim at a basic life support level.
Renewal: Designed for current providers who are required to renew their certification.
PEARS (Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization)
Designed for those providers that may rarely provide care for critically ill children but need to be able to assess and stabilize them in the case of an emergency. This course is perfect for med/shrug nurses, surgery centers, and all others who handle stable infants and children.
BLS (Basic Life Support) / CPR Instructor
Designed for those who want to teach CPR and First Aid to either laypersons or healthcare professionals. An online AHA instructor component and acceptance by an AHA Training Center is required prior to attendance.
12-Lead ECG: Taking Away The Mystery
Provides a basic understanding of 12-Lead ECG’s including acquiring an ECG, Acute MI, Infarct Location, Ventricular Tachycardia vs Supraventricular Tachycardia, Angina/Ischemia, Basic Axis Determination, and Bundle Branch Blocks. This 4 hour course assumes a basic knowledge of arrhythmias. It is great for paramedics, critical care providers, or allied health professionals who deal with cardiac patients. It is designed to be fun, low pressure, and informative. Light on theory, heavy on practicality.
Critical Care for EMS (Emergency Medical Services)
Designed for the paramedic or nurse who is required to deal with the critical care patient. Contains both lecture and skill stations and deals with intra-aortic balloon pumps, hemodynamics, advanced pharmacology, the use of central venous lines, arterial lines, advanced assessment skills, and more. (14 hours)
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.