Class Schedule

StartCPR, Inc. is conveniently located at:

                     15 Spinning Wheel Road  Suite 22   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. 

      Need BLS CPR Provider? Choose this option when registering: 

      Online BLS Provider CPR eLearning Course & Skills Session

      You can complete your skills session on the day of your ACLS class, which saves time!

      A separate fee applies for this course add-on. 

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

      on an alternate day. 

 

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Renewal (ACLS)

IMPORTANT: 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 current in AHA ACLS Provider. Would you please screenshot your current/valid AHA ACLS Provider card and email it with your pretest to  garry@StartCPRnow.com                                                                                                

If you do not possess a current/valid ACLS Provider certification, please choose the ACLS Provider INITIAL course. We cannot complete your RENEWAL course without a copy of your current/valid card.

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 

      Need BLS Provider CPR? Choose this option when registering: 

      Online BLS Provider CPR eLearning Course & Skills Session

      You can complete your skills session on the day of your ACLS class, which saves time!

      A separate fee applies for this course add-on. 

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

      completed on an alternate day. 

 

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

**Rather than travel to our office, Providers have the option to complete their skills session virtually via Zoom. Please get in touch with us once you have registered; we will make the change.

The American Heart Association, ACLS Provider Course, provides the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT) arrest. Providers are expected to learn to manage nine core ACLS cases: a respiratory emergency, four types of cardiac arrest (VF/VT, complex VF/VT, PEA, and a-systole), four types of pre-arrest emergencies (bradycardia, stable tachycardia, unstable tachycardia, and acute coronary syndromes) and stroke.

ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care unit.
 
Course Content:

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2020 American Heart Association
  • Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • 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 acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics

                                 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.

 

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 by using high‐performance team dynamics and high‐quality individual skills. The course includes a series of case scenario practices with simulations that reinforce 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

     A Free PALS STUDY GUIDE is included with this course. You will find the link within your

      confirmation email once registered.

      Need BLS Provider CPR? Choose this option when registering: 

      Online BLS Provider CPR eLearning Course & Skills Session

      You can complete your skills session on the day of your PALS class, which saves 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. 

IMPORTANT: 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 current in AHA PALS Provider. Would you please screenshot your card and email it with your pretest to  garry@StartCPRnow.com                                                                                               

If you do not possess a current/valid PALS Provider certification, please choose the PALS Provider INITIAL course. We cannot complete your RENEWAL course without a copy of your current/valid card. 

 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 by using high‐performance team dynamics and high‐quality individual skills. The course includes a series of case scenario practices with simulations that reinforce 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    

      Need BLS Provider CPR? Choose this option when registering: 

      Online BLS Provider CPR eLearning Course & Skills Session

      You can complete your skills session on the day of your PALS class, which saves 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. 

 The dates listed below in the red text represent the skills session dates. Would you please choose one to confirm your seat? Online courses must be completed before skills sessions. Thank you.

The American Heart Association, Heartcode PALS Provider online course, uses a personalized adaptive algorithm that sets students on the most efficient path to PALS mastery. Students follow a continuously adapting learning path personalized by their inputs: their performance and self-reported confidence level related to each probe. The course content is presented in self-directed learning content, probes, and Cognitive Assessment Activities.

The student has a choice of completing a pre-hospital or in-hospital contextualized track. After completing the online portion, students will attend a structured, Instructor-led hands-on session that focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. Where available, students may also complete the hands-on session with an AHA Instructor.

**Rather than travel to our office, Providers have the option to complete their skills session virtually via Zoom. Please get in touch with us once you have registered; we will make the change.

Disclaimer:

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

 

 

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 a wide variety of 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 know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of 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

 

Please choose a date listed in red text; this is and will confirm your skills session. If you complete your skills session in an ACLS or PALS class, ignore this step and continue with registration.

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. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development.

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.

Students have access to all course content for two years after activation of their course key. Continuing education credit is available for completing this course.

This BLS Provider course can be added to your in-office ACLS or PALS class. Complete the online course, print your course completion certificate and bring that with you on a class day to complete your skills session; this avoids your having to come into our office another day, saving time!  

**Skills Sessions are conducted in our Hinsdale, IL office.

Disclaimer:

Online key codes cannot be returned 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.  

Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Training

 

The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course trains participants to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and the 2020 AHA/ Guidelines for First Aid.

Who should take this course?

The AHA Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Course is designed for anyone involved in childcare which has a duty to respond to illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Including childcare workers, teachers, camp counselors, etc.

 What does this course teach?

  • First aid basics including medical, injury, poison, and environmental emergencies, preventing illnesses and injuries, and controlling bleeding & bandaging. It covers topics like using a tourniquet, shock, internal bleeding, burns and electrical injuries, allergic reactions, breathing problems & dehydration, diabetes & low blood sugar, heat, cold-related emergencies, drowning, amputations, bites, and stings, broken bones, and sprains. It also covers splinters, nose bleeds, fainting, seizures, and injuries to the head, eyes, neck, spine, mouth, and teeth.
  • CPR AED and choking: CPR and AED use Children and Infants.
  • A student workbook is included in this course.

 

 

Notice: All skills sessions are for those who have completed their Heartcode online course(s) in advance. If you've purchased the Heartcode PALS course through StartCPR, you may switch to the virtual format or complete the in-office session; there is no additional charge. Please get in touch with us to set it up.  

The American Heart Associations Heartcode PALS Virtual Skills Session is completed via Zoom with a live instructor and can be accessed globally. Participants must have a strong internet connection; the instructor must see and hear all students during their session, as interaction with the instructor and an ECG/video screen is necessary. 

Our PALS Provider virtual skills session is similar to our in-office session; students are expected to answer questions regarding cardiac arrest and peri-arrest situations and manage patients through the various algorithms introduced in your Heartcode course. 

Once registered, participants will receive a link via Zoom with their scheduled date and time. Students are expected to know the algorithms; this is a part of the learning process, and our instructors are patient and helpful but cannot complete the session for the student; thank you in advance for being prepared. This skills session routinely lasts approximately one hour; however, the total time may vary.

 Once students complete their session with a passing score, the American Heart Association will forward your PALS Provider course completion ecard.   

 

 

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

Thank you,

StartCPR

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 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 BLS Provider online course. Please select the appropriate course listed on our Class Schedule page if you need to complete the online course. 

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

 

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

 

 

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 Pediatric 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 (or email) copy of your AHA Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid / CPR & AED course completion certificate with you; certification cannot be awarded without it. (email: garry@startcprnow.com - screenshot is ok).

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. Simply 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

 

 

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