Course Descriptions

 
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals

    American Heart Association

    $55

    ($45 Virtual)

    BLS is geared towards prehospital providers, like EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, and in-facility hospital providers. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.

    The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

    What does this course teach?

    After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

    • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants

    • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components

    • Important early use of an AED

    • Effective ventilations using a barrier device

    • Importance of teams in multi rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi rescuer CPR

    • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

    American Heart Association

    $175

    ($150 renewal)

    ACLS is geared towards healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies or personnel in emergency response. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.

    The AHA’s ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of preventing cardiac arrest, early and continuous high-quality CPR, and high-performing teams. The course reflects science and education from the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

    What does this course teach?

    After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

    • Define systems of care

    • Apply the BLS, Primary, and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients

    • Discuss how the use of a rapid response team (RRT) or medical emergency team (MET) may improve patient outcomes

    • Discuss early recognition and management of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), including appropriate disposition

    • Discuss early recognition and management of stroke, including appropriate disposition

    • Recognize bradycardias and tachycardias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome

    • Perform early management of bradycardias and tachycardias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome

    • Model effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team

    • Recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance

    • Recognize respiratory arrest

    • Perform early management of respiratory arrest

    • Recognize cardiac arrest

    • Perform prompt, high-quality BLS including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early automated external defibrillator (AED) use

    • Perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care

    • Evaluate resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest through continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient’s physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team

  • Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support

    American Heart Association

    $175

    ($150 renewal)

    PALS is geared towards healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.

    What does this course teach?

    After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Perform high‐quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) per American Heart Association (AHA) basic life support (BLS) recommendations

    • Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention

    • Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds

    • Apply team dynamics

    • Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure

    • Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure

    • Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock

    • Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock

    • Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias

    • Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias

    • Implement post-cardiac arrest management

  • HeartCode Skills Check Off

    American Heart Association

    $35 BLS

    $75 ACLS/PALS

    HeartCode is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method. HeartCode blended learning delivers quality resuscitation education regardless of where providers are located and give them more control to complete the course at their own pace. Providers first complete the online portion of HeartCode and then complete a hands-on skills session with an AHA Instructor or on a simulation station.

    This course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-hospital and pre-hospital settings.

    This offering is for the hands-on skills session only.

    The HeartCode online portion must be purchased from the American Heart Association directly. Upon completion, students will be eligible to schedule a HeartCode skills check-off session with one of our instructors. 

    *HeartCode skills check offs for BLS, ACLS, and PALS are by appointment only, and may not be specifically scheduled on the course offerings page. Clicking the HeartCode button will take you to our contact page, where you can request a skills check off with us by email. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible to schedule your skills check appointment. 

  • BLS/ACLS Combo & Renewal Classes

    American Heart Association

    $200 

    $175 Renewal

    This class is a combination of the Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support classes, for RENEWAL of certifications. This combo course is intended for experienced, practicing healthcare providers who have already been certified previously in both disciplines. 

    See above descriptions for details of each course. 

    Please contact us if you are interested in a BLS/ACLS combination renewal course, and renewal is needed prior to the next scheduled combo class. 

  • BLS/ACLS/PALS Combo & Renewal Classes

    American Heart Association

    $350

    $300 Renewal

    This class is a combination of the Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support  classes, for RENEWAL of certifications. This combo course is intended for experienced, practicing healthcare providers who have already been certified previously in all three disciplines. 

    See above descriptions for details of each course. 

    Please contact us if you are interested in a BLS/ACLS/PALS combination renewal course, and renewal is needed prior to the next scheduled combo class. 

  • Heartsaver CPR/AED

    American Heart Association

    $60

    Heartsaver CPR AED is geared for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.

    What does this course teach?

    After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Perform adult and child CPR and AED use

    • Perform infant CPR

    • Know how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants

    • This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills

  • Heartsaver First Aid

    American Heart Association

    $60

    Heartsaver First Aid is geared towards anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.

    What does this course teach? 

    • First aid basics

    • Medical emergencies

    • Injury emergencies

    • Environmental emergencies

    • Preventing illness and injury

  • Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED

    American Heart Association

    $85

    Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is geared towards anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for their job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements or anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.

    What does this course teach?

    • First aid basics

    • Medical emergencies

    • Injury emergencies

    • Environmental emergencies

    • Preventing illness and injury

    • Adult CPR and AED use

    • Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies

    • Child CPR AED and Infant CPR

  • Pediatric Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED

    American Heart Association

    $85

    Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED is geared towards anyone involved in childcare who have a duty to respond to illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Including: childcare workers, teachers, camp counselors, etc. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.

    What does this course teach?

    • First aid basics including medical, injury, poison, and environmental emergencies, preventing illnesses and injuries and controlling bleeding & bandaging. Covers topics like using a tourniquet, shock, internal bleeding, burns and electrical injuries, allergic reactions, breathing problems & dehydration, diabetes & low blood sugar, heat-and cold-related emergencies, drowning, amputations, bites and stings, broken bones and sprains. Also covers splinters, nose bleeds, fainting, seizures, and injuries to the head, eyes, neck, spine, mouth, and teeth.

    • CPR AED and choking: CPR and AED Use for Adults*, Children and Infants, Adult*, Child, and Infant Choking

    *Optional module

  • Bloodborne Pathogens

    American Heart Association

    $25

    The Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens course is designed specifically for workers with a reasonable chance of coming into contact with bloodborne pathogens such as correctional officers, childcare workers, security guards, maintenance workers, school personnel, hotel housekeepers, health and fitness club staff and tattoo artists. This course is designed to meet OSHA requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction. Upon completion of the online course, students receive a course completion certificate that can be presented to employers. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.

    What does this course teach?

    This course uses the PACT acronym (Protect, Act, Clean, Tell) and tagline, “Make a PACT, Know How to Act™,” to help students learn and easily recall bloodborne pathogens training.

    Students learn how to:

    • Protect themselves from blood or blood-containing materials.

    • Act quickly and safely.

    • Clean the area that has blood or blood-containing materials.

    • Tell their supervisor about the incident.

  • Friends & Family CPR

    American Heart Association

    $25

    The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

    What does this course teach?

     

    • Adult Hands-Only CPR and AED

    • Adult CPR With Breaths (Optional)

    • Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Adult (Optional)

    • Child CPR and AED (Optional)

    • Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Child (Optional)

    • Infant CPR (Optional)

    • Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Infant (Optional)

  • Hands Only Community CPR

    American Heart Association

    Varies

    contact us for a quote

    The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

    Hands Only Community CPR teaches the same lifesaving skills and assessment techniques covered in the Friends and Family CPR course (see description above), but is designed for larger groups within the community. Please click on the CPR button to submit a request for availability and price details by email. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible to schedule your Hands Only CPR Community Event. 

  • Trauma Nursing Core Course

    Emergency Nurses Association

    $350

    Includes book

    Every second counts when stabilizing life-threatening trauma cases. This course, taught by qualified emergency nurses, prepares you with the knowledge, critical thinking skills and hands-on training needed to provide high-quality, trauma nursing care. After completing this course, you will be able to properly assess and implement evidence-based interventions to improve outcomes for your patients.

    Here’s a glimpse into what you’ll learn:

    • The latest trauma nursing practice recommendations 

    • Systematic assessment and application of care

    • Rapid identification of life-threatening injuries

    • Virtual learning modules including avatar-based simulation

    • Interactive teaching strategies

    • Electronic, open-book testing - No more test anxiety!

    • Updated evidence-based provider manual

    • One and a half-day course

    • 18.3 contact hours of CNE

    • Optional Student Workbook and Study Guide available

  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course

    Emergency Nurses Association

    $350

    Includes book

    Accurate assessment of a child with acute illness or injury requires special knowledge and skills. This course, taught by qualified emergency nurses, is designed to provide the core-level pediatric knowledge and psychomotor skills needed to properly assess and implement evidence-based interventions to improve outcomes for this high-risk patient population.

    Here’s a glimpse into what you’ll learn:

    • The latest pediatric emergency nursing practice recommendations

    • Systematic assessment and application of care

    • Education that can applied to every pediatric patient you treat

    • The newly released 5th Edition includes added content on dermatologic and environmental emergencies, human trafficking, food allergies and more 

    • Evidence-based content developed by pediatric nursing experts

    • Curriculum designed specifically for nurses

    • The education you learn can be applied to every pediatric patient you treat

    • Course education is updated regularly as trauma care evolves

    • 4-year, internationally recognized verification as an ENPC provider is earned upon successful completion

    • Increase your confidence in emergency pediatric patient care

    • ENPC courses available year-round at locations conveniently located near you 

    • Earn 18.33 contact hours of CNE

  • Car Seat Safety Inspection

    Safe Kids Worldwide

    Free during scheduled events

    We all want our children to travel safely in cars. Installing a car seat for younger children and babies can be a challenge. Child passenger safety (CPS) technicians can check to make sure your car seats are installed correctly and teach you how to use and install a car seat on your own. There are a few things you should know before you meet with a CPS technician. This isn’t like getting an oil change on your car, where you leave the car and go do something else. Working with a CPS technician will be a one-on-one learning experience. When you leave, you should be confident that your child’s seat is installed correctly and feel comfortable reinstalling it on your own. This may be the most important thing you learn.

    Before the Car Seat Checkup:

    • Be prepared to learn, not just watch the CPS technician install the car seat. They're trained to teach you.

    • Know your child's current weight and height.

    • Using the car seat instruction manual and the vehicle owner’s manual, try to install the car seat into your vehicle prior to your appointment

    • Tip! Check the index of your vehicle owner’s manual for “child safety seats”.

    • Be sure to bring the car seat instruction manual AND the vehicle owner’s manual with you to your appointment.

    • If possible, bring your child with you as well as another caregiver to help while you are learning.

    • Be prepared to learn. The CPS Technician is trained to educate you to install and use your car seat properly in your vehicle

    *Please click on the CPST button to contact us to request a CPST Car Seat Installation and Inspection appointment. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CPR_Sarasota_logo_transparent.png
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Yelp
  • Amazon
  • YouTube