At this time the American Heart Association is not allowing CPR training. Below is a message from AHA:
Dear Global AHA Training Network,
The American Heart Association acknowledges the unprecedented strain the COVID-19 pandemic is placing on the delivery of healthcare and supporting operations, including training. Our chief concern is the health and safety of our Training Network, and the people you train. We care about you and the lives that are being impacted due to COVID-19.
During this time, we want to do everything we can to make it easier for you to continue your lifesaving work. So, while you may be unable to train because of COVID-19 in your area, we are updating guidance released on March 13, 2020 regarding card extensions. The American Heart Association will now extend AHA Instructor and Provider Course Completion Cards for 120 days beyond their recommended renewal date, beginning with cards that expire in March 2020. Please see the updated guidance here.
Given this extension, we know that high-quality CPR is the primary component in influencing survival from cardiac arrest. To save more lives, healthcare providers must be competent in delivering high-quality CPR, and patient care teams must be coordinated and competent working together effectively. So, where and when it is possible for you to continue training, please make sure to
Follow the latest guidelines released by your local government and regulatory body, evaluate the risk of disease transmission in your area before organizing any training events, and
Continue to review the latest guidance and resources for the AHA Training Network, including the March 10, 2020 Training Memo with recommended instructional changes including additions to equipment and decontamination procedures. Find COVID-19 CPR & Resuscitation Resources here.
Thank you for everything you’re doing during this challenging time. We will continue to monitor this evolving situation and provide you with information and resources so you can stay focused on saving lives.
American Heart Association
Zane State College offers several options for CPR and First Aid certification. Details and schedules are provided below. Please read the options carefully.
September 2018 through August 2019
HeartSaver® CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.
HeartSaver® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock, and other first aid emergencies. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in First Aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.
Basic Life Support training reinforces healthcare professionals’ understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, and using an AED; and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival.
In cooperation with Genesis Healthcare System and the American Heart Association, we are ready to assist you in obtaining required CPR certification. It’s as easy as following these three steps:
“Heartsaver courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.” (AHA Website)