This course is for those desiring to be Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructors thru the American Heart Association. The purpose of this course is not to teach BLS but HOW TO TEACH BLS. This is a ONE DAY OR two day virtual/blended course. The course will be taught with a live instructor thru ZOOM. There are certain things you need for this course. You will need to complete The course is AHA BLS INSTRUCTOR ESSENTIALS course. The link is below. The cost to the AHA is $41
You will also need the AHA BLS INSTRUCTOR MANUAL 2020 edition. The cost to the AHA is $42.50. The link is below. IT'S BEST TO PURCHASE THE BLS INSTRUCTOR PACKAGE BECAUSE YOU WILL NEED THE COURSE VIDEOS TO TEACH THE CLASSES.
You also need a current AHA BLS PROVIDER CERTIFICATION CARD.
You will also need to complete the BLS Instructor exam at
CURRENTLY THE BLS INSTRUCTOR COURSE IS OFFERED BY APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL 412-294-3919 TO SCHEDULE A TIME.
You will pay the $260 tuition for the course to American CPR Connection.
go to the booking page.
Before AHA BLS INSTRUCTOR certification can be issued the student must successfully teach 2 classes teaching at least 2 modules in each class, AND pass the written exam with at least 84%. The modules covered in the class are listed below:
CHAIN OF SURVIVAL ( 6 PARTS)
HIGH QUALITY CPR (ADULT AND INFANT CONSCIOUS RESCUE)
TWO PROVIDER CPR RESUSCITATION
UNCONSCIOUS / DROWNING RESCUE
HIGH-PERFORMANCE TEAM ROLES AND DYNAMICS
The AHA BLS INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION CARD IS VALID FOR TWO (2) YEARS.
Once you complete the AHA BLS INSTRUCTOR COURSE, you will be aligned with a national training center, ( LIFE COMPRESSIONS) to enable your future purchase of AHA BLS PROVIDER CERTIFICATION CARDS. The cards are $5.50 each. There is also a $100 annual alignment fee to the training center. During the AHA BLS INSTRUCTOR training, an INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATE form will need to be completed which includes the conditions of maintaining your AHA BLS INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION. Any further questions can be directed to the Training Instructor or by calling 833-228-5580.
ACLS AND PALS INSTRUCTOR
AS WITH THE BLS INSTRUCTOR PROCESS, THE PROCESS TO BECOME AN ACLS INSTRUCTOR IS SIMILAR. YOU WILL NEED A CURRENT ACLS OR PALS PROVIDER CARD AND A CURRENT BLS PROVIDER CARD. YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE AHA INSTRUCTOR ESSENTIALS COURSE FOR THE INSTRUCTOR COURSE YOU ARE TAKING AND YOU WILL NEED THE INSTRUCTOR AND PROVIDER MANUALS. IT IS BEST TO PURCHASE THE INSTRUCTOR PACKAGE WHICH CONTAINS THE COURSE VIDEOS AND MANUAL BECAUSE YOU WILL NEED THE COURSE VIDEOS FOR TEACHING THE CLASS.
You will receive the Instructor Candidate workbook through email which contains information on instructor processes and important links.
You will pay the course tuition on American CPR Connection or CPR Flow. The links are below.
This is a one or two-day class depending on your ability.
The modules covered in the class are listed below:
The Science of Resuscitation
High-quality Basic Life Support
High-Performance Teams both in and out of the Hospital
Management of Respiratory emergencies
Management of Shock emergencies
I O ACCESS
Management of Arrhythmia emergencies
Post Cardiac Arrest Care
Coping with Death
Following successful completion of the course you will be aligned with a national training center and be under the training site of American CPR Connection. You will purchase certification cards through American CPR Connection for $10.50 per card for ACLS and PALS. There is a $100 annual training site alignment fee. Any further questions can be answered during the class or you can call 833-228-5580.