Certified as an American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center means Emergency Response Training has passed stringent AHA requirements ensuring that we have the proper equipment and training. In addition, ERT has also won a “Certificate of Outstanding Performance” from the AHA for the quality of our courses.
We provide these courses in our training center, or on-site at your office with no travel fee!
This course is intended for anyone working in a first-responder capacity or works in a healthcare setting. All Nurses, MDs, Dentists, EMTs and Paramedics, Physical Therapists, and Chiroproactors, as well as personnel in the office, must be current at this level.
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The course includes CPR techniques for all age groups—Adult, Child, and Infant. It includes use of an AED, barrier devices and Bag Valve Masks, and relief of obstructed airway techniques. This course stresses a team approach in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member.
Those who have a currently valid (non-expired) AHA BLS certification may take the Renewal version of the class. This is the same course, just accelerated. In addition to having a current certification you should also be comfortable in your skills to attend this course. If your certification is not valid, you must attend the Initial certification course.
We offer frequent classroom and blended (half online, half-classroom) versions of the class. The online course requires that the student take the “HeartCode BLS” course from the AHA. Once that two-hour course is complete you may take the three-hour “BLS Skills Session.” The advantage of this approach is increased flexibility combined with smaller class sizes in the skills session.
Advisor: BLS is an option for candidates who are physically unable to perform the skills of CPR but can communicate and advise another person on how to perform the skills of CPR and use an AED while waiting for emergency responders to arrive. Advisor: BLS candidates must first take HeartCode BLS online and present a course completion certificate before the skills session.