Education

CPR- Healthcare Pro & Community Programs

Our CPR programs teach the latest principles of basic life support for adults, children, and infants. It includes the 2010 guidelines for CPR and emergency cardiac care, starting with how to assess the scene of an emergency and take stock of the victim’s condition. The course details how to perform one and two rescuer CPR, and how to manage foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO).

The AED portion of the program details key operating characteristics and shows you proper precautions and maintenance techniques. It explains how AED’s work and why they’re a critical part of emergency cardiac care

It’s for: Emergency response teams, safety personnel, fire, police ambulance, healthcare providers, athletics trainers, airline employees, lifeguards, industrial workers, office personnel, school teachers, and the general public.

Duration: 2 hours

BASIC FIRST AID

Our First Aid program teaches the latest principles of basic first aid for adults, children, and infants. It includes the 2010 guidelines for first aid and basic emergency care, starting with how to assess the scene of an emergency and take stock of the victim’s condition. The course details how to provide care for bleeding emergencies, bone and joint injuries, burns, sudden illnesses such as heart attack, stroke, diabetic emergencies, poisonings, and environmental emergencies.

It also covers comprehensive information on bloodborne pathogens and reducing your risk of cross-contamination while giving care to a sick or injured victim.

It’s for: Emergency response teams, safety personnel, fire, police ambulance, healthcare providers, athletics trainers, airline employees, lifeguards, industrial workers, office personnel, school teachers, and the general public.

Duration: 2 hours

BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS

If there’s any chance you might come in contact with blood, you’re at risk of contracting Hepatitis B or C, or HIV. The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard provides guidelines for reducing that risk. And the American Health Association’s Bloodborne Pathogens program shows you how to comply.

Our program meets OSHA requirements for Bloodborne Pathogens training. It explains how the disease is transmitted, and how to control exposure through a four-way approach: work practice controls, engineering controls, universal precautions, and personal protective clothing and equipment.

OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard requires employers to safeguard employees who face potential occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM). Employees such as first responders, dentists and dental hygienists, lab workers, police, EMTs, and paramedics face a significant health risk as a result of occupational exposure to blood and OPIM because they may contain bloodborne pathogens. Bloodborne pathogens commonly found in the U.S. include hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

It’s for: Emergency response teams, safety personnel, fire, police ambulance, healthcare providers, athletics trainers, airline employees, lifeguards, industrial workers, office personnel, school teachers, and the general public.

Duration: 1 hour

CPR and AED

Get the best CPR and AED training in one simple program. Our CPR and AED program teaches the principles of basic life support for adults, children, and infants. It gives you the latest guidelines for CPR and emergency cardiac care, starting with how to assess the scene of an emergency and take stock of the victim’s condition. The course details how to perform one and two rescuer CPR, and how to manage choking.

The AED portion of the program details key operating characteristics and shows you proper precautions and maintenance techniques. It explains how AED’s work and why they’re a critical part of emergency cardiac care

It’s for: Emergency response teams, safety personnel, supervisors, fire, police ambulance, healthcare providers, athletics trainers, airline employees, lifeguards.

Duration: 2 hours

Nearly every two minutes, someone dies of sudden cardiac arrest. Automated external defibrillation (AED) could save many of these lives. AED devices are showing up everywhere from industrial settings to shopping malls, and the demand for training is rising.

The American Health Association makes it easy for anyone to learn CPR and AED. We give you all the background information you need to feel confident in the event of an emergency – and help save a life.

For information on Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) programs, visit the American Heart Association’s website.

For guidelines on workplace programs, go to the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine