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Community Training Center for CPR and First Aid

CCRI offers the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider CPR and the Heartsaver® First Aid CPR courses. These courses are a two-step, blended learning process. For both courses the first step in the process is to take the self-directed portion online. Next, in order to be fully certified, a hands-on skills session needs to be completed. Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider CPR is required for Nursing & Allied Health Students.

Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider CPR

BLS Course Description

The American Heart Association, Basic Life Support online (called HeartCode) for CPR, includes high-quality CPR components such as; adult, child, infant, single and two-rescuer cases, AED, and eSimulations cases.

Who is BLS training for?

The American Heart Association Basic Life Support course is designed for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR. It is a required course for all Health and Rehabilitative Science programs at CCRI.

Will I need a book?

A book is included with the online course

How do I register for the BLS online course?

This link will take you directly to the American Heart website to register. https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartcode-bls

How do I register for the BLS hands-on skills test, and what is the cost?

After successfully completing the online portion of this course, you will also need to demonstrate hands-on CPR skills to a CPR instructor. To register for this, email your online course completion certificate to [email protected] along with your student ID number (if you are not a CCRI student, please indicate that). Once you complete the skills test satisfactorily, a CPR card will be issued to you.

Skills Session Fees (not covered under financial aid)

BLS skills session fee $25

Heartsaver® First Aid CPR

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course and registration information

The CPR taught in Heartsaver classes does NOT fulfill the requirement for students in Nursing or Allied Health programs. Those students must take Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider CPR.

The American Heart Association Heartsaver course is designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (for example, OSHA), coaching, babysitting, or other requirements. This course trains participants to provide First Aid, CPR, AED in a timely and effective manner. The course covers:

  • First Aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Preventing illness and injury
  • Adult, Child, Infant CPR, and AED use
  • Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies.
Click here to purchase a recommended book

https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartsaver-first-aid-cpr-aed-student-workbook

Click here to register:

https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartsaver-first-aid-cpr-aed-online

How do I register for the Heartsaver hands-on skills test, and what is the cost?

After successfully completing the online portion of this course, you will also need to demonstrate hands-on CPR skills to a CPR instructor. To register for this, email your online course completion certificate to [email protected] along with your student ID number (if you are not a CCRI student, please indicate that). Once you complete the skills test satisfactorily, a CPR card will be issued to you.

Skills Session Fees (not covered under financial aid)

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED skills test $35

Heartsaver First Aid Only Course and registration information

The CPR taught in Heartsaver classes does NOT fulfill the requirement for students in Nursing or Allied Health programs. Those students must take Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider CPR.

The American Heart Association Heartsaver course is designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (for example, OSHA), coaching, babysitting, or other requirements. First Aid basic training includes the most common life-threatening emergencies. The course covers:

  • First Aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Preventing illness and injury
  • How to recognize emergencies and call for help
  • How to perform lifesaving skills
Click here to purchase a recommended book

https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartsaver-first-aid-student-workbook-ebook

Click here to register

https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartsaver-first-aid-online

How do I register for the Heartsaver hands-on skills test, and what is the cost?

After successfully completing the online portion of this course, you will also need to demonstrate hands-on CPR skills to a CPR instructor. To register for this, email your online course completion certificate to [email protected] Once you complete the skills test satisfactorily, a CPR card will be issued to you.

Skills Session Fees (not covered under financial aid)

Heartsaver First Aid Only skills test $25.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a student at CCRI to take a CPR class?

We are a community training center open to anyone. You do not need to be a student to take this class.

Can I complete the course if I have a disability?

An accessible version is available online for students with hearing, vision, or motor impairments through this link: https://shopcpr.heart.org/catalog/product/view/id/276

Instructors will make accommodations for skills testing. Please email [email protected] to schedule this session and indicate that accommodations are needed.

How much are CPR courses?

Click the below link for the current pricing from the American Heart Association

Basic Life Support: https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartcode-bls

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED: https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartsaver-first-aid-cpr-aed-online

Heartsaver First Aid Only: https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartsaver-first-aid-online

Can I use Financial Aid to pay for CPR courses?

CPR courses are not covered under Financial Aid.

How do I register for the hands-on skills test, and what is the cost?

After completing the online portion of this course, you must complete a hands-on-skills session to obtain a course completion eCard. Email your completed online completed certificate to [email protected] to schedule your skills session. After completion of the skills test, a CPR card will be issued to you.

What are the Skills Session Fees? (not covered under financial aid)

Basic Life Support skills test is $25.

Heartsaver First Aid Only skills test is $25.

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED skills test is $35.

How do I claim my CPR card?

When all the components have been met (Online Learning & a hands-on skills session), you will receive an email from the American Heart Association website Heart.org to claim your card. Please check your SPAM folder if you do not receive it. You can save or print your eCard as a certificate or wallet size. (Heartsaver cards will be mailed to your home address).

How long is my certificate valid for?

Certificates are good for two years from the date of the hands-on skills testing date.

What do I do if I lose my CPR Card; how do I obtain another one?

If you have already claimed your eCard and want a replacement, click this link: https://ecards.heart.org/student/myecards

Requests for replacement of physical cards (not eCards) can be sent to [email protected].

Employer Verification of eCards

Employers can verify CPR cards by entering in the code off of the CPR certificate through this website: https://ecards.heart.org/student/myecards

Whom do I email with questions?

You can email questions or concerns to [email protected].