We offer a variety of classes for a healthcare providers and the community. All of our classes are capped at 6 people in order to provide for a student-centered learning environment. HEAL provides an inter-professional collaborative
(IPCP) practice and interprofessional
format to course delivery.
All HEAL courses are American Heart Association (AHA) accredited and accepted everywhere. We provide group discounts, students
discounts, and discounts to non-profit organizations and churches. Arrange with your University or Organization and we will bring the training directly to you.
BLS Instructor Course
The goal of the BLS Instructor course is to advance the basic life support provider to the role of instructor, according to the standards and guidelines of the AHA. The program will teach the necessary skills in demonstrating and teaching the techniques of CPR and FBAO to BLS Providers. It will also give the BLS Instructor the information to effectively present didactic material related to BLS. Must be completed through HealthPro.
ACLS Instructor Course
The purpose of the ACLS Instructor Course is to prepare instructors to teach others the Advanced Life Support techniques for Adults recommended by the AHA. The goal is to help the new ACLS Instructor make the transition from provider to instructor and to understand the instructional process. Must be completed through HealthPro.
PALS Instructor Course
The purpose of the PALS Instructor Course is to prepare instructors to teach others how to perform the basic and advanced life support techniques for children recommended by the AHA. The goal is to help the new PALS Instructor make the transition from provider to instructor and to understand the instructional process. Must be completed through HealthPro.
BLS Provider Course
(BLS for HCP) This course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device and oxygen), use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO). It is intended for participants who provide health care to patients’ in-hospital and out of hospital settings. These healthcare providers may include (but are not limited to) physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician’s assistants, residents or fellows or medical or nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants, and other
allied health personnel. The course is also designed for anyone who is required to take a healthcare provider course for employment. Proficiency in the skills of this course is a
prerequisite for AHA advanced courses in resuscitation, including advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS), and BLS instructor courses. This course normally takes four hours.
BLS Heartcode Skills Only
This course replaces the BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 (#90-1403), HeartCode BLS Part 1 (#90-1404), and BLS for Prehospital Providers Online (#90-1433) 2010 Guidelines courses. HeartCode BLS uses the latest eSimulation technology to enable students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. Utilizing a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities, this course teaches BLS knowledge and skills. This method of learning provides training consistency, adaptability to different learning styles, and flexibility for the student’s and employer’s time. Students can work at their own pace applying their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Blended training also supports the need for hands-on learning of psychomotor skills. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation.
Once the online portion of the course has been completed, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor (1.5-2hr session). After successfully completing both the eLearning and hands-on session of the BLS Course, students will receive a BLS card and should be able to:
- Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
- Describe all of the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
- Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
- Perform high-quality CPR for adults, children and infants
- Describe the importance of early use of an AED and demonstrate its use
- Provide effective ventilations by using a barrier device
- Describe the importance of team dynamics in multi-rescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
- Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants
ACLS Provider Course
This 10-12-hour course is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. The course is designed for medical, nursing, and other allied health personnel whose profession demands proficiency in the knowledge and skills of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). This course consists of didactic, practice sessions, and performance testing. ACLS course completion and continuing education will be awarded to all participants meeting course requirements.
ECG & Pharmacology
This course is a 1 day, 8-hour course that covers basic electrophysiology, normal ECG measurements, basic and advanced arrhythmias, and basic ACLS/PALS drug usage and routes of administration (the required knowledge before attending ACLS or PALS).
IV Therapy-Blood Withdrawal Course
This course is approved by the State of California (BVN/PT) Board for LVNs. RNs may also take this course to learn or refresh their skills. This is a 36-hour course, as required by the BVN, which consists of four-9 hour days. The BVN requires 3 live sticks for blood draw and 3 live sticks for IV start.
The Instructor, Dr. Darling Paul-Richiez, has over 20 years of IV experience: “I promise to teach you all my tricks for finding good veins and easy IV starts!”
Basic Arrhythmia and Treatment Course
This is a 1 day, 8-hour classroom course covers basic electrophysiology, normal ECG measurements, basic and advanced arrhythmias, and medication treatment of arrhythmias with routes of administration. Included in the treatment discussion are the use of Defibrillators, Pacers and Synchronized Cardioversion monitors.
The Rhythm Recognition Course is designed to introduce the beginning student to the basic cardiac arrhythmias. The course will also be a comprehensive review for students who wish to update their knowledge of basic electrophysiology.
PALS Provider Course
The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course is designed for medical professionals who need information regarding the recognition and management of cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. This course consists of lectures, workshops and evaluations. Course completion adheres to the guidelines of the AHA. PALS course completion
and continuing education will be awarded only after successful completion of both the written and skills evaluation stations.
Heartsaver First Aid with CPR/AED Course
This course is designed to teach rescuers the knowledge and psychomotor skills they need to recognized emergencies at the worksite and give first aid. Some rescuers are required to take this course as part of their employer’s effort to comply with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations. For others whose work may involve interaction with the public, such as scout leaders, law enforcement officers, firefighters, flight attendants and lifeguards, taking this course may be a requirement of their job description. This can be taught in three modules, which can take from 4 to 8 hours to instruct.
Heartsaver First Aid Course
This course is designed to teach rescuers the knowledge and psychomotor skills they need to recognized emergencies at the worksite and give first aid. Some rescuers are required to take this course as part of their employer’s effort to comply with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations. For others whose work may involve interaction with the public, such as scout leaders, law enforcement officers, firefighters, flight attendants and lifeguards, taking this course may be a requirement of their job description.
Understanding the 12 Lead ECG Course
This 10-hour day course will focus on a systematic approach to 12-lead ECG interpretation. This workshop is designed for healthcare providers familiar with basic ECG monitoring, seeking to learn the principles of application and interpretation of the 12 lead systems. Attendees will have the opportunity to enhance skills in the recognition of bundle branch blocks electrolyte effects, chamber hypertrophy, axis deviation and myocardial infarction.