Class Schedule

 Welcome to StartCPR!

 

StartCPR is Chicagoland's Premier educator for ACLS, BLS, and PALS for Healthcare Providers and First Aid/CPR for laypersons. In-office and online courses, skills sessions, and onsite classes are available. 

 

                                        15 Spinning Wheel Road, Suite 22,

                                         (I-294 & Ogden Avenue)

                                         Hinsdale, IL  60521

                                         630.974.6966

 

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

The AHA’s ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR, and reflects the science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).


ACLS:

  • For healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies and for personnel in emergency response

What does this course teach?

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

A Free ACLS Study Guide is included with this course and can be accessed in your confirmation email once registered. 

The AHA has adopted an open resource policy for exams, including the AHA ACLS Provider manual or study guide.

Do you need BLS? Choose this option when registering: BLS add-on

The AHA allows Instructors to add BLS skills testing and a written exam to provide a BLS Provider eCard upon completing the ACLS course. This add-on does not include an online keycode and will add approximately 30 minutes to your class day. 

 

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Renewal (ACLS)

PLEASE READ: Registering for the ACLS Provider Renewal course requires a current/valid American Heart Association ACLS Provider certification. Please do not register for this renewal course if you are not an AHA ACLS Provider. Please register for the ACLS Provider INITIAL class.

You must email a copy of your valid/current AHA ACLS Provider card immediately to complete this class; you will not be allowed to complete the renewal class if we do not have your current/valid ACLS card.

Please screenshot your current/valid AHA ACLS Provider card and send it as an attachment with your pretest, found in your email confirmation, to garry@startcprnow.com.

It is crucial to read your email confirmation immediately upon registration. It includes essential information regarding your pre-assessment quiz and current/valid ACLS certification, as well as a link to an ACLS study guide.

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The AHA’s ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR, and reflects the science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).


ACLS:

  • For healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies and for personnel in emergency response

What does this course teach?

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team 

The AHA has adopted an open resource policy for exams, including the AHA ACLS Provider manual or study guide.

Do you need BLS? Choose this option when registering: BLS add-on

The AHA allows Instructors to add BLS skills testing and a written exam to provide a BLS Provider eCard upon completing the ACLS course. This add-on does not include an online keycode and will add approximately 30 minutes to your class day. 

 

The dates in the red text below represent the available skills session dates. Please choose a date to confirm your seat. All online courses must be completed before the skills session. Thank you.

**Notice: The AHA will increase the cost of the Heartcode Online ACLS & PALS courses beginning February 1, 2024

HeartCode ACLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the AHA’s ACLS Course. HeartCode blended learning delivers quality resuscitation education regardless of where providers are located and gives them more control to complete the course at their own pace. 

Providers first complete the online portion of HeartCode ACLS and then complete a hands-on skills session with an AHA ACLS Instructor or a HeartCode compatible manikin.

Access to the ACLS Provider Manual eBook (20-3100) is included with HeartCode ACLS. You will be able to access the Provider Manual from within the course.

This product has been updated with new science from the 2020 Guidelines for CPR and ECC and replaces the previous version (15-1407).

How does the 2020 Guidelines version of HeartCode differ from the 2015 version of HeartCode?

The 2020 Guidelines HeartCode uses a personalized adaptive algorithm that sets students on the most efficient path to mastery. Students follow a continuously adapting learning path personalized by their inputs: their performance and self-reported confidence level related to each probing question. The course is presented as self-directed learning content, probing questions, and Cognitive Assessment Activities (CAAs).

         

Do you need BLS? Choose this option when registering: ONLINE BLS Provider CPR eLearning Course & Skills Session. 

You must complete the online BLS course before your in-office ACLS skills session; you may then complete your BLS skill session on the same day. You will receive both eCards after your session. 

Already completed your AHA Heartcode BLS online course & need a skills session? Choose the In-Office Skills Session for BLS Provider CPR; you can complete your skills session during your ACLS skills session and receive both eCards on the same day. 

** Classes may no longer be completed virtually online via Zoom.

 

Disclaimer: Once this course is purchased and a key code has been issued, there are no refunds or transfers available. Please confirm that you are buying the right course.

 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

  • For healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units

What does this course teach?

The PALS Provider Course aims to improve outcomes for pediatric patients by preparing healthcare providers to effectively recognize and intervene in patients with respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest using high‐performance team dynamics and high‐quality individual skills. The course includes a series of case scenario practices with simulations reinforcing essential concepts. Upon completing all the patient cases, students must pass the multiple-choice exam with a minimum score of 84%. Topics include:

After completing this course, students will be able to

  • Perform high‐quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) per American Heart Association (AHA) basic life support (BLS) recommendations
  • Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure
  • Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Implement post-cardiac arrest management

      The AHA has adopted an open resource policy for exams, including the AHA PALS Provider manual or study guide.

     This course includes a free PALS STUDY GUIDE. Once you register, you will find the link within your confirmation email.

      Need BLS Provider CPR? Choose this option when registering: 

      Online BLS Provider CPR eLearning Course & Skills Session

      You can complete your skills session on your PALS class day, saving time!

      A separate fee applies for this course add-on.

      ACLS Provider may be added to this course selection but will be completed on an alternate day. 

**Please read your email confirmation once you have registered. It contains your pretest and free PALS study guide. 

 

American Heart Association / PALS Provider Renewal 

PLEASE READ: Registering for the PALS Provider Renewal course requires a current/valid American Heart Association PALS Provider certification. Please do not register for this renewal course if you are not currently an AHA PALS Provider. Please register for the PALS Provider INITIAL class.

You must email a copy of your valid/current AHA PALS Provider card immediately to complete this class; you will not be allowed to complete the renewal class if we do not have your current/valid PALS card.

Please screenshot your current/valid AHA PALS Provider card and send it as an attachment with your pretest, found in your email confirmation, to garry@startcprnow.com.

It is crucial to read your email confirmation immediately upon registration. Essential information regarding your pre-assessment quiz and current/valid PALS certification is included. A PALS study guide is also linked in that email.

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support Renewal (PALS)

  • For healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units

What does this course teach?

The PALS Provider Course aims to improve outcomes for pediatric patients by preparing healthcare providers to effectively recognize and intervene in patients with respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest using high‐performance team dynamics and high‐quality individual skills. The course includes a series of case scenario practices with simulations reinforcing essential concepts. Upon completing all the patient cases, students must pass the multiple-choice exam with a minimum score of 84%. Topics include:

After completing this course, students will be able to

  • Perform high‐quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) per American Heart Association (AHA) basic life support (BLS) recommendations
  • Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure.
  • Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Implement post-cardiac arrest management    

      The AHA has adopted an open resource policy for exams, including the AHA PALS Provider manual or study guide.

      Need BLS Provider CPR? Choose this option when registering: 

      Online BLS Provider CPR eLearning Course & Skills Session

      You can complete your skills session on your PALS class day, saving time!

      A separate fee applies for this course add-on. 

      ACLS Provider may be added to this course selection; however, it will be

      completed on an alternate day. 

**Please read your confirmation email once you have registered. It contains your pretest and PALS study guide.

 The red text below shows the in-office skills session dates available. Please choose one to confirm your seat. Online courses must be completed before skills sessions. Thank you!

 **Notice: The AHA will increase the cost of the Heartcode Online ACLS & PALS courses beginning February 1, 2024

HeartCode PALS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the AHA’s PALS Course. HeartCode blended learning delivers quality resuscitation education regardless of where providers are located and gives them more control to complete the course at their own pace. Providers first complete the online portion of HeartCode PALS and then complete a hands-on skills session with an AHA PALS Instructor or a HeartCode compatible manikin.

Access to the PALS Provider Manual eBook (20-3120) is included with HeartCode PALS. You will be able to access the Provider Manual from within the course.

This product has been updated with new science from the 2020 Guidelines for CPR and ECC and replaces the previous version (15-1412).

How does the 2020 Guidelines version of HeartCode differ from the 2015 version of HeartCode?

The 2020 Guidelines HeartCode uses a personalized adaptive algorithm that sets students on the most efficient path to mastery. Students follow a continuously adapting learning path personalized by their inputs: their performance and self-reported confidence level related to each probing question. The course is presented as self-directed learning content, probing questions, and Cognitive Assessment Activities (CAAs). 

** Online PALS can no longer be completed virtually online via Zoom.

   

   Disclaimer:

   Once this course is purchased and a key code has been issued,

   there are no refunds or transfers available.

   Please confirm you are buying the right course.

 

 

 

Notice: You may also choose the BLS Renewal class from the Class Schedule page.

Basic Life Support (BLS)

  The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. This course reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

Who should take this course?

The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in various in-facility and prehospital settings.

 

What does this course teach?

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Important early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

 

 

 

Basic Life Support (BLS) 

The AHA’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

Who should take this course?

The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in various in-facility and prehospital settings.

 

What does this course teach?

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Important early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

 

Per our Terms & Conditions/policy, a rescheduling fee will be assessed when necessary. This applies to clients who reschedule within two days of their scheduled class; this does not apply to class day. To reschedule your class, please complete the following form with payment. 

 

Please include your rescheduled date in the comments section of your registration page or contact our office via phone or email to select your date. Please refer to this Class Schedule page where all courses are outlined. You can choose your alternative date here by clicking your desired class.  

 

Class seats are limited. Your course will not be rescheduled to your desired date until this payment has been submitted.

This is for current clients only who need to reschedule their upcoming course.

This online course requires a hands-on skills session in our Hinsdale, IL office; it cannot be completed virtually. Please choose a date listed in red text; this will confirm your in-office skills session. 

The American Heart Association's HeartCode BLS course is an online, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. Students apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development in this environment.

Debriefing and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning. After completing the online portion of the course, students practice and test their skills in person with our AHA-certified instructors.

Part 1 of this online course may be completed from your home or office. This course requires a hands-on skills session (part 2) in our Hinsdale, IL office. You can choose your skills session date during the registration process; morning and evening sessions are available. 

Students have access to all course content for two years after activating their course key. Complete the online course, print your course completion certificate and bring that with you to complete your skills session.

Disclaimer: Online key codes cannot be returned or transferred once purchased. Please confirm your need for an online course or a skills session only.

Heartsaver® CPR AED Training

 

The live Heartsaver CPR AED course trains participants to give CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) safely, timely, and effective manner, and reflects the science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). A Heartsaver CPR AED student manual is included with this course.

Who should take this course?

The AHA Heartsaver CPR AED Course is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

 

What does this course teach?

  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
  • Give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child*
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child*
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant*
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant*

**A Heartsaver CPR AED Student Workbook is Included with this course.

 

Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Training

 The AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course trains participants to provide first aid CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) safely, timely, and effectively. This course eflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

Who should take this course?

The AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course is designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for their job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), other requirements, or anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

 What does this course teach?

  • First aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Preventing illness and injury
  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies
  • Optional modules in Child CPR AED and Infant CPR
  • A student workbook is included in this class. 

 **A Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook is Included with this course.  

**A Heartsaver First Aid Student Workbook is Included with this course.

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.

The American Heart Association Heartsaver First-aid class covers the following topics: bleeding control, seizures, epi-pen use, allergic reactions, snake bites, broken bones, poisoning, and other life-threatening emergencies. This course is for renewing, recertification, or initial student and is considered a basic first-aid class.

Teachers, summer camp counselors, coaches, foster care, social workers, nannies, parents, grandparents, babysitters, general workplace.

Course content

• Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines.
• First aid basics
• Medical emergencies
• Injury emergencies
• Environmental emergencies

 

 

Family & Friends CPR is for those who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, Scouting organizations, and others interested in learning how to save a life. This course runs for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours and does include material presented in our Heartsaver CPR & AED course. A Family & Friends student book is provided.

Course Cost: $30

Onsite classes are available with a minimum of 15 students. Call to schedule.

The Family & Friends CPR program teaches:

  • Adult Hands-Only CPR and AED                                          
  • Adult CPR With Breaths 
  • How to Help a Choking Adult 
  • Child CPR and AED 
  • How to Help a Choking Child 
  • Infant CPR 
  • How to Help a Choking Infant 

Skills Sessions are not full courses. Skills sessions are to be completed once a student completes an AHA online course. If you purchased your course through the AHA, you would need a skills session.

The American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Skills Session is conducted in our office and is exclusive to those who have completed their online AHA Heartcode PALS Provider course. This stress-free skills session pulls together all the material completed in your online course. 

Thank you,

StartCPR

 

 

This BLS Provider Skills Session is for those who have completed their AHA Heartcode BLS Provider online course. If you need to complete the online course, please choose ONLINE BLS Provider CPR eLearning & Skills Session on our Class Schedule.

The dates below are the BLS Provider Skills Sessions you can choose from to complete your hands-on skills session in our Hinsdale office. Once you click your preferred date, please complete the registration process. 

**The BLS Skills session is conducted in our Hinsdale, IL office only.

Please bring your BLS Provider certificate of completion with you to your skills session, or screenshot it and email it to

garry@startcprnow.com

Thank you,

StartCPR

Skills Sessions are not a full courses. Skills sessions are to be completed once a student completes an AHA online course. If you purchase your course through StartCPR, your skills session is included. If you purchased your course through the AHA, you will need to purchase a skills session.

If you have completed your Heartsaver® First Aid Online course, you must complete the hands-on skills session conducted by an American Heart Association Training Center instructor. Students who successfully complete the online course and skills session will receive a Heartsaver First Aid course completion card, valid for two years.

Please feel free to continue with the registration process. We will need you to bring or email a copy of your Heartsaver First Aid course completion certificate; your Heartsaver First Aid ecard/certificate cannot be awarded without it. 

Thank you,

StartCPR

 

 

If you have completed your Heartsaver® CPR AED Online course, you must complete the hands-on skills session conducted by an American Heart Association Training Center instructor. Students who complete the online course and skills session will receive a Heartsaver CPR & AED Course Completion card, valid for two years.

Please feel free to continue with the registration process. You will need to bring or email a copy of your Heartsaver CPR & AED course completion certificate; your Heartsaver CPR & AED ecard/certificate cannot be awarded without it. 

Thank you,

StartCPR

garry@StartCPR.com

 

 

 

Skills Sessions are not full courses. Skills sessions are to be completed once a student completes an AHA online course. If you purchase your course through StartCPR, your skills session is included. If you purchased your course through the AHA, you will        need to purchase a skills session.

This SKILLS SESSION is reserved for those who have completed the Heartsaver First Aid / CPR & AED online course through the American Heart Association. The student should be able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill the AHA standards for this Heartsaver course. Instruction and necessary remediation is a part of the skills session process; we are working together to ensure the scope of your training is met. Please bring a printed copy of your AHA Heartsaver First Aid / CPR & AED course completion certificate with you.

Thank you,

StartCPR

 

If you do not possess a current American Heart Association ACLS Provider or PALS Provider certification and have registered for the RENEWAL course, you must upgrade here to the INITIAL course as was instructed in the course description when you registered. Once you have upgraded, continue with your pretest for your course(s) respectively.

Please forward the result of your pretest to garry@startcprnow.com (screenshot is acceptable).

If you need to upgrade both courses, you will need to register twice; please add which course you are upgrading in the comment section of your registration form.

Thank you.

StartCPR,Inc. 

 

You can purchase the current 2020 edition of any AHA student manual for courses offered if you have not already done so. Find the student manual you are looking for, click the appropriate field, then complete the registration section. All material will be shipped within 24 hours. 

Shipping in one USPS Priority Mail envelope can accommodate 3 books @ $8.70 complete. Please note: more than 3 books will include a second envelope which will incur another shipping $8.70 charge. 

Please note: If your class is scheduled within 7 days of your order, it is possible your book may not be delivered in time for a proper review. All books may be picked up in our office during regular business hours. Please call our office to ensure your successful pickup time and date. (630) 974-6966

 

 

 

Please note the Course Card you are requesting. Please complete the registration form with your information.  Once your certification has been authenticated, a new course completion eCard will be emailed to you. 

StartCPR, Inc. can only replace cards that were obtained through our office. 

*The AHA increased the cost of course completion eCards. We are forced to increase our card replacement costs.

 **Promotional codes cannot be used for this service.

 

Thank you.

StartCPR, Inc.

 

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