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American Heart Association (AHA) Training 

Welcome to Manatee Technical College, Community Training Center, an Authorized AHA Training Center

Our Training Center provides Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training for healthcare professionals as well as First Aid and/or CPR AED training for schools, corporations, childcare providers or anyone else, who wants to know how to help in an emergency. All of these classes are taught according to the AHA 2020 Guidelines.

Our courses are taught by certified AHA Instructors with a lot of real world experience. Most of them work or previously worked as RN's, Paramedics or EMT's. We always provide small class sizes to ensure everybody receives the attention needed to understand all concepts and has the best chances to succeed.

Classes are held in person at our convenietly located campus in Lakewood Ranch. We can arrage for private  group classes at our location or at your facility.   To schedule classes, please contact Bethany Johnson: 941-752-8100 x47150 or johnson2b@manateeschools.net

For more information about the courses or to start registration, please select from the list below.

Instructor-led training course for those who want to become a BLS Instructor. Instructor Candidates must have a current AHA BLS provider card, must be proficient in all BLS provider skills and must have an interview with the Training Center Coordinator before they can register for this course. Call  941-752-8100 x47150 or email MTCCommunityTraining@manateeschools.net to set up an appointment.

Basic Life Support  (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This Instructor-led training course is designed to teach healthcare professionals how to perform high-quality cardiopulmunary resuscitation (CPR) individually or as part of a team. BLS skills are applicable to any healthcare setting. During this course students will learn rescue techniques for adults, children and infants. This course is intended for anyone who provides health care to patients in a wide variety of settings, both in and out of the hospital, and for anyone entering into a health career-related training program.

During the course students must pass a written exam and skills tests in order to receive an AHA BLS completion card. The completion card is valid for 2 years.

 

Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This Instructor-led training course is designed to teach healthcare professionals how to perform high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) individually or as part of a team. BLS Skills are apllicable to any healthcare setting. During this course students will learn rescue techniques for adults, children and infants. This course is intended for anyone who provides health care to patients in a wide variety of settings, both in and out of the hospital, and for anyone entering into a health carreer-related training program.

During the course students must pass a written exam and skills tests in order to receive an AHA BLS completion card. The completion card is valid for 2 years.

In order to take a BLS Renewal course you need to bring a current AHA BLS card to the classroom. If your BLS card is expired or if you have a BLS card from an organization other than AHA , you need to register for either a BLS Provider course or a HeartCode BLS course.

 

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HeartCode ACLS is an alternative delivery method for an AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) provider or update course.

HeartCode ACLS consist of two components:

  • comprehensive eLearning, in which students complete an online course in a self-directed manner at their own pace in the comfort of their home or any other place of their choosing. The online component of the HeartCode ACLS uses eSimulation technology to allow students to access and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. To enter the course students must first complete a pre-course self assessment. Students will then be presented with a team dynamics lesson and 10 in-hospital patient cases, including 1 BLS case and 2 megacode cases. The cases may be repeated as many times as necessary to pass. After successful completion of all steps, including a written exam, students will recive an HeartCode ACLS completion certificate
  • an Instructor-led hands-on skills practice and skills testing session (~4-5 hours)

Students need to pass both components in order to receive an AHA ACLS completion card. The card is valid for 2 years.

 

This course is the hands-on practice and skills session only. You need to purchase and complete the HeartCode ACLS eLearning course prior to attending this course (https://ShopCPR.heart.org) and bring your completed AHA HeartCode ACLS Certificate to the classroom.

HeartCode PALS is an alternative delivery method for an AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) provider or update course.

HeartCode PALS consist of two components:

  • comprehensive eLearning, in which students completes an online course in a self-directed manner at their own pace in the comfort of their home or any other place of their choosing. The online component uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtually healthcare settings.In this environment students apply their knowledge to real time decision making and skills development.To enter the course students must first complete the PALS pre-course self assessment. Students are then presented with 12 in-hospital patient cases and a team dynamics lesson.Cases can be repeated as many times as neccessary to pass. After completion of all steps, including a written exam, students will receive an AHA HeartCode PALS completion certificate.
  • an Instructor-led hands-on practice and skills testing session (~4-5 hours)

Students need to pass both components in order to receive an AHA PALS course completion card. The card is valid for 2 years.

This course is the hands-on practice and skills testing session only. You need to purchase and complete the HeartCode PALS eLearning course prior to this course (https://ShopCPR.heart.org) and bring your completed AHA HeartCode PALS Certificate to the classroom.

This course is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a Heartsaver CPR AED completion card to meet job, regulatory or other requirements and to anyone who just wants to learn CPR and the use of an AED to be able to help in an emergency.

! If you work in health care profession (like Nursing, EMS, Fire Department or similar) this is not the correct course for you. You need to take the Basic Life Support course!

In this Instructor-led course students will learn how to recognize when somebody needs CPR, how to call for help and how to perform CPR and use an AED. Skills are taught using AHA's practice-while watching technique, which allows the Instructor to observe the participants and provide immediate feedback.

The most important goal of this course is to teach the student how to act in an emergency

  • recognize when something is wrong
  • getting help on the way by calling 911
  • perform CPR until someone with more advanced training arrives and takes over

During the course students must pass skills tests in order to receive an AHA Heartsaver CPR AED completion card. The card is valid for 2 years.

This course is designed for anyone who needs an Heartsaver First Aid completion card to meet job, regulatory or other requirements and for anyone who just wants to learn Basic First Aid to be able to help in an emergency. This course does not include CPR and AED. If you need First Aid and CPR AED select the Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course instead.

In this Instructor-led course, students will learn about the basics of First Aid as well as medical, injury and environmental emergencies, how to recognize them and how to help. 

The most important goal of this course is to teach students how to 

  • recognize that an emergency exists
  • ensure the scene is safe for yourself  and the ill or injured person
  • getting help on the way by calling 911
  • provide care until someone with more advanced training arrives and takes over

During the course students must pass skills tests in order to receive an AHA Heartsaver First Aid completion card. The completion card is valid for 2 years.

Instructor-led training course for those, who want to become a PALS Instructor. Instructor Candidates must have a current AHA PALS provider card, must be proficient in all BLS and PALS skills and must have an interview with the Training Center Coordinator before they can register for this course.

Call 941-752-8100 x47150 or email MTCCommunityTraining@manateeschools.net to set up an appointment.

 

Disclaimer: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and profiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.