Class Schedule

Please select the class you are interested in taking and follow the instructions to register. 

Don't forget!  We can come to you and train any size group of 5 or more. 

Skills checks require groups of 10 or more. 

If you have any questions regarding our schedule or the registration process please call us @ (202)536-7972

American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Course

Course Description
The BLS Healthcare Provider Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The course is intended for certified or noncertified, licensed or nonlicensed healthcare professionals.

Card Type:  American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider certification card.  Students receive their cards by mail within 3-5 business days of the class.

Course Length: Approximately 4½ hours

Intended Audience
Healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician's assistants, residents or fellows, or medical or nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants, police officers, and other allied health personnel.

Student Materials:

  • BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual 

**Students who take the class online should NOT register for this class.  Students who take the class online should register for the BLS Skills Check.

American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Course

If your card is expired you must signup for the BLS for HCP-Initial course.

Course Description
The BLS Healthcare Provider Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The course is intended for certified or noncertified, licensed or nonlicensed healthcare professionals.

Card Type:  American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider certification card. Students receive their cards by mail within 3-5 business days of the class.

 

Course Length: Approximately 4½ hours

Intended Audience
Healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician's assistants, residents or fellows, or medical or nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants, police officers, and other allied health personnel.

Student Materials:

  • BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual

**Students who take the class online should NOT register for this class.  If you take the class online you need to register for the BLS Skills Check.

American Heart Association ACLS-Initial

For first time students and students with an expired certification

 

Providers will enhance their skills in treating adult victims of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.  This course emphasizes the:

• importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival
• integration of effective basic life support with ACLS interventions
• importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation

The course includes simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader.

Audience: For healthcare providers working in emergency treatment, intensive care or critical care, and other professionals who may need to respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

Course Content:

• 1-rescuer CPR, AED
• Defibrillation
• Airway management
• Rhythm recognition
• IV/IO access
• Use of medications
• Cardioversion
• Transcutaneous pacing
• Effective resuscitation team dynamics

Card Type:  American Heart Association ACLS Provider certification card.  Students receive their cards within 5-7 days of the class. 

Class Length:  Day 1 8am-4pm, Day 2 8am-2pm (see specific course dates and times listed for your exact couse start times as they do vary)

 Materials:  A CURRENT ACLS Provider Manual and the ACLS Pre-test found in the manual is a requirement for class.  Students can choose to include the manual while registering.  Students who elect to pick up their book must do so BEFORE class in order to properly prepare.  Books are picked up from the Alexandria office.

 

American Heart Association ACLS-Renewal 

Providers will enhance their skills in treating adult victims of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.  This course emphasizes the:

• importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival
• integration of effective basic life support with ACLS interventions
• importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation

The course includes simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader.

Audience: For healthcare providers working in emergency treatment, intensive care or critical care, and other professionals who may need to respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

Course Content:

• 1-rescuer CPR, AED
• Defibrillation
• Airway management
• Rhythm recognition
• IV/IO access
• Use of medications
• Cardioversion
• Transcutaneous pacing
• Effective resuscitation team dynamics

Card Type:  American Heart Association ACLS Provider certification card good for 2 yearsStudents will receive their cards within 5-7 days of the class.

Class Length:  8am-4pm--some classes begin at 8:30am.  Check your specific course times.

Materials:  All students are required to have a CURRENT ACLS Provider Manual as well as the pre-test upon arrival at class.

PALS Initial Provider Course--CLASSROOM BASED 

The American Heart Association PALS course gives healthcare professionals the knowledge and skills to better recognize and treat critically ill infants and children. 
The course uses a scenario-based, team approach to teach pediatric emergency management of pediatric patients approaching or already in respiratory or cardiac arrest. 
The course covers treatment beyond the first few emergency minutes and goes through stabilizing patients or transport phases of a pediatric emergency, in or out of the hospital.

Course Content:

• Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardio-pulmonary arrest
• The systematic approach to pediatric assessment
• Effective respiratory management
• Validate skills for 1- and 2-person CPR and AED skills for infant  and child
• Defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion
• Intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration
• Effective resuscitation team dynamics

CertificationAmerican Heart AssociationPALS Provider Course Completion Card valid for two years.
Students receive their cards by mail within 5-7 business days of the class.

Length:  Day 1: 5-8 hrs Day 2:  Appx: 4-6 hrs  Check Class Dates for specific start times.

Materials:  The CURRENT PALS Provider Manual and the pretest is a requirement for the class.  Students who elect to pick up their book must do so BEFORE class in order to properly prepare.

 

PALS Renewal                                    CLASSROOM BASED

The American Heart Association PALS Renewal course gives healthcare professionals the knowledge and skills to better recognize and treat critically ill infants and children. 
The course uses a scenario-based, team approach to teach pediatric emergency management of pediatric patients approaching or already in respiratory or cardiac arrest. 
The course covers treatment beyond the first few emergency minutes and goes through stabilizing patients or transport phases of a pediatric emergency, in or out of the hospital.

Course Content:

• Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardio-pulmonary arrest
• The systematic approach to pediatric assessment
• Effective respiratory management
• Validate skills for 1- and 2-person CPR and AED skills for infant  and child
• Defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion
• Intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration
• Effective resuscitation team dynamics

CertificationAmerican Heart Association PALS Provider Course Completion Card valid for two years.
Students receive their cards by mail within 3-5 business days of the class.

Length:  Day 1: 8:30am-4pm--Class start times vary by location.  Check your class for specific times.

Materials:  A CURRENT PALS Provider manual and the pretest are requirements for class.

ACLS Skills Test

 Part 2 and 3 of the HeartCode ACLS online class.

The student must bring their certificate of completion to the skills check session.  Only American Heart Association online class certificates are exceptable.   All cards will be mailed within 3-5 business days.

Students will be allowed a chance to practice under the guidance of their instructor before their skills check.

 Please arrive on time and prepared.  Skills checks are not teaching sessions.

 

Skills checks are held at 1800 Diagonal Rd. Alexandria, VA 22314 Suite 600.

 

BLS Heart Code Online Skills Check

Part 2 and 3 of the HeartCode BLS online class.

The student must bring their certificate of completion to the skills check session. Only American Heart Association online class certificates are acceptable. All cards will be mailed within 3-5 business days.

Students will be allowed a chance to practice under the guidance of their instructor before their skills check.

Skills checks are held held at 1800 Diagonal Rd. Alexandria, VA 22314 Suite 600 unless otherwise noted in the course description.

 

 

PALS Skills Test

Part 2 and 3 of the HeartCode PALS online class.

The student must bring their certificate of completion to the skills check session. Only American Heart Association online class certificates are acceptable. All cards will be mailed within 3-5 business days.

Students will be allowed a chance to practice under the guidance of their instructor before their skills check.

Please arrive on time and prepared.

 

Skills checks are held at 1800 Diagonal Rd. Alexandria, VA 22314 Suite 600.

If you need another copy of your card because it got lost, stolen, or damaged we will mail you one within 7-10 days.