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The American Heart Association’s CPR and AED learning programs help increase survival rate by training people just like you to respond quickly.

The sad truth is most people don’t survive a cardiac arrest. Four to six minutes is the window of opportunity for someone to act before it’s too late. But fewer than one-third of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from someone nearby.
The World Health Organization states that due to the lack of an efficient emergency response system in most of Sub-Saharan Africa, the best remedy is empowerment of the people with life-saving skills.

Through dynamic training solutions, the American Heart Association prepares healthcare providers to effectively respond to life-threatening cardiac events. A variety of course options with continuing credits are available.

All our courses are accredited by the American Heart Association.

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Healthcare Training

Basic Life Support (BLS)

The BLS for Healthcare Providers course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier-device, a bag-mask device), use of an AED on adults and children, and relief of foreign bodies in responsive and nonresponsive victims. Written and skills evaluation are required for course completion.

This is a Provider course designed for first-time participants and those who have expired cards. The Current BLS textbook is included in the course cost. Participants must collect the book prior to the class.

Intended Audience: Doctor’s , Nurses, Medical Students.

AHA Course Completion Card is valid for 2 years

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

The American Heart Association ACLS course is totally redesigned to incorporate new science evidence and a new teaching methodology. Through the ACLS course, healthcare providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.

ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.

Each participant is evaluated individually on his/her ability to demonstrate core course knowledge and skills. This course will prepare you to work as a team member and team leader in a “code blue” situation.

Intended Audience: Doctors, Cardiac Nurses, ICU Nurses, Medical Students.

AHA Course Completion Card is valid for 2 years

Blood Borne Pathogens

The Bloodborne Pathogens course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training. The course is for those who come in contact with infectious materials as part of their job, you will learn about transmission of disease, prevention, universal precautions, exposure control, labeling and exposure determination.

Bloodborne Pathogens uses the PACT acronym

Protect yourself from exposure:

Act when exposed
Clean yourself and the area involved
Tell or report any exposure
Intended Audience: Doctors, Nurses, Medical Students.

AHA Certification Card valid for one (1) year.

Airway Management

The Airway Management course includes five individual modules that can be taught together as a course or used as add-ons to either a BLS for Healthcare Providers or an ACLS course.

The modules are designed for facilitator-led, small-group interaction and can be combined based on students’ needs and scope of practice.

The five modules are:

Bag-Mask Ventilation and Airway Adjuncts (required)
Laryngeal Mask Airway
Esophageal-Tracheal Combitube
Endotracheal Tube
Impedance Threshold Device
Course length is approximately 5 hours if all five modules are taught.

Basic ECG & Pharmacology

This is a comprehensive and essential course, very easy to follow. It presents information on basic electrophysiology, normal ECG measurements, basic arrhythmias, basic ACLS drugs and usage during cardiovascular emergencies.

This course is a hands-on workshop that teaches you necessary information for performing an ECG on a patient and basic interpretation skills

Intended Audience: Nurses, Doctors and Medical Students.

AHA Course Completion Card is valid for 2 years

Advanced Electrocardiography (Advanced ECG)

This course teaches more advanced knowledge of ECG and ability to diagnose more complex pathologies and a review of cardiac pharmacology. This course is for those who want to become more confident and comfortable with their use of the 12-lead ECG. Topics covered in this course include Proper Lead Placement, Axis and Hemiblock determination, Bundle Branch Blocks, Differentiating Wide Complex Tachycardia, and Myocardial Infarction recognition (STEMI)

Prerequisites:
Students should have basic training in ECG Interpretation and pharmacology.
Target Audience: Medical Doctors and Nurses in Cardiac Units and Medical Students

Intended Audience: Doctors, Cardiac Nurses, ICU Nurses, Medical Students.

Completion Certificate issued is valid for 2 years.

ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)

This course is intended to help out-of-hospital and emergency department personnel rapidly assess, diagnose, and treat ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients.

Covers systems of care for:

STEMI
STEMI identification and treatment
acute coronary syndrome (ACS) pathophysiology

Workplace Training

CPR & First Aid

This CPR & First Aid Course includes essential information and training in the first-aid skills recommended by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The course is customized to meet the needs of a specific workplace or group of employees. The core module comprises of general principles, medical emergencies and injury emergencies.

Our courses have been tailored to the different industries listed below
Teachers and Child Care Professionals
Construction & Manufacturing
Police, Firefighters and Private Security Personnel
Hospitality Industry ( Hotels, Guest Houses and Restaurants)
Health & Fitness Industry
Airline Industry

Teachers and Child Care Professionals

The Pediatric First Aid course is a credentialed course specially designed to train those responsible for children’s health. Course modules cover first-aid basics, medical emergencies, injury emergencies and environmental emergencies. In this course you will learn prevention of injuries, identification and treatment of common age-related injuries in children and infants. This program includes hands-on CPR and obstructed airway management training.

The core course covers:

First Aid
Asthma Care Training for Child Care Providers
Adult/Child CPR with Mask
Optional pediatric first aid modules are:
Eye injuries, fever; suspected abuse; and snake, spider, scorpion, tick, and marine animal bites and stings.

The course is intended for all individuals involved in child care who have a duty to respond to an emergency involving a child, including:

child-care and foster-care workers
teachers
recreation and other community program staff
camp counselors
sports coaches and trainers
new parents, guardians, and other caretakers
AHA Certification Cards valid for up to two (2) years.

Construction & Manufacturing

The First Aid Training Course includes essential information and training in the first-aid skills recommended by Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) and American Health Association (AHA). This course teaches rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical professionals arrive. The course is tailored towards the construction and manufacturing industry. The core module includes general principles, medical emergencies and injury emergencies.

Intended Audience: Employees in the manufacturing industry assigned to respond to emergencies in the workplace and employees required to take this course as a compliance requirement.

AHA Certification Cards valid for up to two (2) years.

Police, Firefighters and Private Security Personnel

The First Aid Training Course includes essential information and training in the first-aid skills recommended by the American Heart Association. This course teaches rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical professionals arrive. The course is tailored towards the true first responders which are the police, security personnel and firefighters. The core module includes: general principles, medical emergencies and injury emergencies.

Intended Audience: Police, Firefighters, Security personnel.

AHA Certification Cards valid for up to two (2) years.

Hospitality Industry ( Hotels, Guest Houses and Restaurants)

This course is tailored to the hospitality industry workers with focus on cardiac arrests and airway obstruction from food choking. It teaches rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical professionals arrive. In the absence of a clinic, or hospital in immediate proximity some persons should be adequately trained to render assistance. The course also teaches the basic techniques of how to use an AED including operation, application, maintenance and practice skills sessions.

Intended Audience: Hotel Managers, Stewards, Chefs, Room Attendants.

AHA Certification Cards valid for up to two (2) years.

Health & Fitness Industry

This course is customized for the health and fitness centers staff. Due to the unique activity at the fitness centers we focus on cardiac issues. The Course teaches the basic techniques of adult CPR and how to use an Automatic External defibrillator (AED). It teaches you how to recognize the signs of four major emergencies: heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest and foreign-body airway obstruction. Course includes information and training in the first-aid skills recommended by OSHA,. teaching rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical personnel arrive.

Intended Audience: Gym Instructors, Personal Trainers, Coaches.

AHA Certification Cards valid for up to two (2) years.

Airline Industry

In-Flight Training Course

This is a course customized for the airline workers on how to promote health and safety of passengers in the case of an emergency. This course is required for compliance with national and international regulations. It covers passenger and crew health and safety, aircraft disinfection and the prevention of the spread of communicable diseases.

The core of the training is consistent with the standards of the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association and IATA. The modules are covered in a two-day course.

Intended Audience: Air Hostess, Pilots

AHA Certification Cards valid for up to two (2) years.

Workplace Safety Courses

Exit Routes, Emergency Planning, and Fire Protection
Exit requirements; planning ahead; fire protection

This program assists employees with a general awareness of the emergency safety features in the workplace and how to respond during emergency situations, including the importance of having, and understanding, an organization’s Emergency Action Plan and Fire Prevention Plan.

Hazard Communication
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard; Encounters with hazardous materials; worker protection

This course reviews the dangers of hazardous materials present in the workplace and how employees can protect themselves against injury or illness. Also reviews the purpose and obligations of the OSHA Hazard Communication Law, how to interpret warning labels, and the use of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

Lockout/Tag-out
Hazardous energy; devices and procedures; securing equipment

This program provides employees with a general awareness of hazardous energy and how to control it. Lockout/Tagout refers to the specific practices and procedures that protect employees from the unexpected start-up of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities.
Portable Fire Extinguishers:

Extinguisher basics and use; P.A.S.S.; maintenance & testing

Designed to train individuals in the use of portable fire extinguishers in the workplace. These easy-to-use devices could make the difference between a small emergency and a major catastrophe. The course reviews how to determine when or if an extinguisher is appropriate and explains the Fire Triangle, P.A.S.S. Technique, fire classifications, and types of extinguishers.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Workplace hazards; using PPE; wear and care of PPE

When work practice and engineering controls are not enough to ensure a safe environment, a hazard assessment is performed to determine what personal protective equipment is required to protect a worker’s health and safety. This course presents a thorough understanding of workplace PPE practices including assessment as well as selection, use, and care of the equipment.

Respiratory Protection
Respirator types and usage; user seal check; fit testing

This course provides a thorough understanding of respirator use in the workplace, reviewing workplace breathing hazards as well as the correct care, inspection, and usage of different types of respirators.

Stress At The Workplace

Stress Management

This is a program that can be fashioned after different sectors of the workplace spanning from executives to politicians. It teaches how to manage stress that comes with our profession by applying several well-tested strategies. This course is usually in a relaxed environment.

Psychosocial Intervention
Cognitive Strategies
Physical Strategies

Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

The automated external defibrillator (AED) is a computerized medical device. An AED can check a person’s heart rhythm. It can recognize a rhythm that requires a shock. And it can advise the rescuer when a shock is needed. The AED uses voice prompts, lights and text messages to tell the rescuer the steps to take.

AEDs are very accurate and easy to use. With a few hours of training, anyone can learn to operate an AED safely. There are many different brands of AEDs, but the same basic steps apply to all of them.

Sudden cardiac arrest and other life-threatening emergencies can happen anywhere, even in your workplace. Giving CPR and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can greatly increase the victim’s chance of survival.

Community Training

CPR in Schools (for high school students)

Teach teens lessons in saving lives with the Heartsaver CPR in Schools course — a credentialed course that helps high school students build CPR skills for helping adults and children in emergency situations.

The course:

is based on sound research and has been used in
thousands of schools across the United States
provides teens with training in adult CPR and choking
uses a flexible modular format that can be delivered
over several classroom periods
helps strengthen the chain of survival in the community
Target Audience: 13yrs and older.

Course length is approximately 4 hours, with skills practice and testing by an American Heart Association instructor during the course.

Family & Friends (general populace)

This course is for those who want to learn CPR and do not require certification such as

Community groups and organizations
Parent/teacher associations
Workplace wellness programs
Neighborhood associations

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