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CPR Classes

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is the method of Basic Life Support (BLS). Hendrick Medical Center offers two separate types of CPR certification. Heartsaver AED CPR is training for the non-licensed or non-medical professional personnel. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers is a more advanced basic life support course for licensed healthcare professionals and healthcare students. Both of these classes are held in a relaxed teaching environment conducive to student learning. Each class will teach the student the skills needed for Adult, Child and Infant CPR, as well as foreign airway obstruction for the conscious and unconscious victim. Hendrick Medical Center is an approved Training Center under the American Heart Association. This allows all certifications to be valid for a two-year period. Hendrick Medical Center also holds CPR re-certification classes.

Hendrick Medical Center Department of Education and Professional Development works in cooperation with the American Heart Association to provide education and information about prevention of heart disease, stroke and injury, as well as the necessary actions or steps to take when an emergency arises.

Courses for the non-licensed layperson are structured in everyday language and conducted in a non-threatening, positive atmosphere. More advanced life support courses offered to Hendrick Medical Center staff and healthcare professionals include Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Information about becoming a CPR instructor is also available.

For class dates and times, contact Ann Floyd at 325-670-4304 or afloyd@hendrickhealth.org. Visit the Professional Education Calendar for more information on specific classes.

HeartSaver AED CPR

The HeartSaver AED CPR program is designed for community members, non-licensed healthcare professionals, and lay rescuers such as electrical workers, security officers and fitness instructors. This certification must be renewed every two years.

Topics Discussed

  • How to access emergency medical services (EMS)
  • Chain of survival for adult and pediatric victims
  • Risk factors for heart attack
  • Recognizing the signs/signals of a heart attack and choking

Skills Practiced

  • Adult, child and infant CPR
  • Relieving an obstructed airway (choking) in a conscious victim
  • Relieving an obstructed airway in an unconscious victim
  • Rescue breathing

Classes are offered monthly. The cost of the class for non-Hendrick employees is $65. For more information or to enroll in a class, contact Ann Floyd at 325-670-4304 or afloyd@hendrickhealth.org.

Basic Life Support CPR

The Basic Life Support CPR course is designed for all licensed healthcare professionals. This certification must be renewed every two years. Individuals who have not allowed their Basic Life Support CPR certification to expire are eligible to re-certify during the CPR Blitz which is offered monthly.

Learning Objectives

  • How to access emergency medical services (EMS)
  • Chain of survival for adult and pediatric victims
  • Risk factors for heart attack and stroke
  • Prevention of childhood injuries and illness
  • Recognizing the signs/signals of heart attack, stroke and choking
  • Relieving an obstructed airway (choking) in a conscious victim
  • Relieving an obstructed airway in an unconscious victim
  • Rescue breathing
  • 1 & 2 rescuer CPR