AHA Heartsaver Instructor

#1

Does anyone happen to know how, or have any actual links to instructor courses for AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid?
The guy who was teaching it for my company retired and we need to get some people certified in training others. As far as I can tell, the AHA considers an “instructor course” to be hands on as opposed to online, and I can’t seem to find any good links to get people certified as instructors.

Yes, I am hoping that by being the one to find the appropriate information that I will get to go to it too. :grin:

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#2

@Spence
Have you tried asking the Red Cross? They may be able to put you in touch with the proper people.

#3

Yes, in my area the red cross just collects blood and takes it elsewhere. Not one drop stays local.

#4

I will try and (remember to) ask my global EHS manager tomorrow and see if she has a resource, if so I will post what she has.

#5

Thank you, i appreciate that.

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#6

I would go to your local firehouse and ask in either the office or one of the paramedics. You may be surprised how much information you receive from them.

#7

Is this the type of info you’re looking for? https://cpr.heart.org/AHAECC/CPRAndECC/Training/AHAInstructors/UCM_476669_AHA-Instructors.jsp

#8

Yes! Perfect! Thank you, for some reason that wasn’t coming up for me. I blame my phone.

#9

I’ll second that blame! Phones don’t always show everything you need. Glad I could help!

#10

Here is what I got from my EHS person at work

Hi Don,

Here’s the link to the instructor info from the American Heart Association: https://cpr.heart.org/AHAECC/CPRAndECC/Training/AHAInstructors/UCM_476669_AHA-Instructors.jsp. It looks like there are options for blended learning (online for the “classroom” materials, and then hands-on for the demonstration portion).

You’re friend can use this link to find local training centers: https://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/AHAECC/classConnector.jsp?pid=ahaecc.classconnector.home. After entering a location, they’ll want to click on the plus sign in the red “Filter your search” box. There will be a drop down for “course name” under which they can select “BLS Instructor” and “Heartsaver Instructor”, then click submit. This will show any instructor courses in the area. I would recommend Heartsaver training for regular workplace settings, however those courses seem to be less popular. The BLS training (Basic Life Skills) is, I believe, geared more toward Healthcare/Medical workers, so it will be a little more detailed, but those instructor courses seem to be available more regularly.

If they have any other questions, just let me know!

Tracy

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