Classes Offered

AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider

BLS CPR CompressionsBLS for Healthcare provider CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) training is a specialized course tailored for medical professionals, such as nurses, doctors, and paramedics. This training covers a more in-depth curriculum than standard CPR classes, focusing on high-quality chest compressions, airway management, use of a defibrillator, and teamwork in a medical setting. It includes scenarios that healthcare providers might encounter in a hospital or clinical environment. The AHA BLS Provider class is considered the “gold standard” of BLS certifications.

Key aspects of BLS healthcare provider CPR training include:

  1. High-Quality Chest Compressions: Emphasizing the importance of proper depth and pace during chest compressions to ensure effective circulation.
  2. Advanced Airway Management: Training in using tools like bag-mask devices and endotracheal tubes to ensure the patient’s airway remains open for breathing.
  3. Use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs): In-depth training on using these devices, including their placement and operation.
  4. Teamwork and Communication: Since healthcare settings often involve multiple professionals, the training emphasizes coordination and communication among team members during resuscitation efforts.
  5. Recognition of Cardiac Arrest: Identifying signs of cardiac arrest quickly and understanding the appropriate response protocol.
  6. Special Situations: Addressing unique scenarios such as resuscitation in infants and children, drowning incidents, or situations involving drug overdose.

AHA BLS Healthcare provider CPR certification requires both a theoretical component, either completed in the classroom or online, and a practical, hands-on session to practice skills under the supervision of a certified instructor. The certification is valid for two years before a refresher or re-certification course is needed.

Course Description:

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom 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.

Designed for:

Healthcare Providers (Nurses and Nursing Students; Physicians; Medical/Dental Assistants; Physical and Occupational Therapists).

Certification:

2 Years. Adult, Child, and Infant. AHA eCards are received within 24 hours of completing class. CPR Choice is an official Training Center for the American Heart Association.

Textbook:

Current BLS Provider textbook (2020 Guidelines) is available for purchase. If you already have one, bring it with you. If not, you may order it as an add-on item below and you’ll receive your book at class. You may exchange your new book for a rescue mask or t-shirt after class.

Classes tend to fill up quickly, so please complete your registration and payment to ensure your seat.

Class Length:

The class is 3-3.5 hours.

Card Received within 24 hours of Successful Completion of the Course.

Heartcode Blended Learning Online AND Skills Check - AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider

eLearning HeartCode AHA BLSCourse Description:

This course INCLUDES the online AHA eLearning portion (a keycode link will be emailed to you) as well as the in-person skills check. You’ll register here first, get your keycode, and come to the scheduled in-person skills check at our location on the date and time listed for this class. **Once the Heartcode keycode is activated, it belongs to you and is non-refundable.**

Online eLearning + in-person skills check. Blended learning with CPR Choice: Flexible. Convenient. Trusted.

We are now offering American Heart Association eLearning and blended learning courses which provide flexible training solutions. Students are able to complete online training at their own pace and on their own schedule, then complete a personalized skills check in-person.

There are TWO parts to any AHA eLearning course:

First, complete your AHA eLearning class online (a unique link will be provided to your email upon registration for this blended learning class).

  • Part 1 – eLearning Course. There is an online simulation and written test completion required (0.5 to 2 hours). Note: there is a survey at the end of the online course that MUST be completed before AHA releases your online certificate!

  • Part 2 – Skills Check at our CPR Choice location: You’ll perform personalized manikin practice and skills testing (0.5 to 1 hour).

Additional Info:

  • This is an American Heart Association course.
  • You will receive your CPR card via email using the AHA eCard system the same-day of the course.
  • Your CPR card will be identical to the classroom-based CPR card with no mention of it being a blended “online” course.

Designed for:

Anyone who needs any particular CPR certification from the AHA. i.e. Healthcare Providers (Nurses and Nursing Students; Physicians; Medical/Dental Assistants; Physical and Occupational Therapists), Daycare providers, Fitness instructors, Churches, Manufacturing, Construction workers, lifeguards, home health workers.

Certification:

2 Years. AHA eCards are received within 24 hours of completing class. CPR Choice is an official Training Center for the American Heart Association.

Card Received within 24 hours of Successful Completion of the Course.

AHA BLS Renewal for Healthcare Providers

BLS CPR AEDPre-Requisite:

***Must be a current, non-expired AHA BLS cardholder and provide proof of your current card at class.***

Course Description: 

The BLS Renewal class, offered through the American Heart Association, is designed to refresh BLS Providers on their current CPR knowledge and skills. The class is video-based and instructor-led and takes less time than the traditional class. The class covers 1 and 2-rescuer adult, child, and infant BLS and AED, choking, and team dynamics with opportunities for skills practice and remediation, questions, and exam review.

Designed for:

It is designed specifically for providers with a current BLS Provider course completion card and allows for time efficiency while teaching both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills in both in-facility and pre-hospital settings.

***Please note: You must provide proof of a current AHA BLS Provider card to be admitted to class.***

Certification:

2 Years. Adult, Child, and Infant. AHA eCards are received within 24 hours of completing class. CPR Choice is an official Training Center for the American Heart Association.

Class Length:

The class is 2.5-3 hours.

Card Received within 24 hours of Successful Completion of the Course.

HSI CPR and AED

CPR class** NOTE: This course is for lay responders and meets all state and OSHA requirements; however, this is NOT the course for licensed healthcare providers. If you are a licensed healthcare provider, you should take the AHA BLS Provider course instead. BLS is offered in all our locations and colored blue on our calendar. **

Course Description:

HSI’s CPR and AED training course is designed specifically for laypeople, and is an excellent choice for CPR and defibrillator training in both community and workplace settings. This extremely flexible program will help prepare individuals to respond to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and choking incidents. This CPR and AED course conforms to the 2020 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC.

  • Adult
  • Adult and Child
  • Adult, Child and Infant

Designed for:

Individuals who are not healthcare providers or professional rescuers but who desire, or are required, to be certified in CPR and the use of an AED:

  • Emergency response teams in business and industry
  • Adult residential care personnel
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Babysitters

Certification:

2 Years. HSI cards are received electronically. CPR Choice is an official Training Center for the HSI. All participants receive a free e-book.

Class Length:

The class is 3 hours.

Card Received within 24 hours of Successful Completion of the Course.

HSI CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid

First Aid removing gloves** NOTE: This course is for lay responders and meets all state and OSHA requirements; however, this is NOT the course for licensed healthcare providers. If you are a licensed healthcare provider, you should take the AHA BLS Provider course instead. BLS is offered in all our locations and colored blue on our calendar. **

Course Description:

HSI CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid combination training allows instructors an easy option for students seeking a comprehensive training class that builds the confidence to respond. This first aid, AED, and CPR certification course option is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and conforms to the 2020 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, and the 2020 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid.

  • Adult
  • Adult and Child
  • Adult, Child and Infant

Designed for:

Individuals who require or desire first aid, AED, and CPR classes that deliver comprehensive emergency care knowledge and skills:

  • Emergency response teams in business and industry
  • Adult residential care personnel
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Babysitters

Certification:

2 Years. HSI cards are received electronically. CPR Choice is an official Training Center for the HSI. All participants receive a free e-book.

Class Length:

The class is 4.5 hours.

Card Received within 24 hours of Successful Completion of the Course.