American Heart Association Classes

BRCC offers classes from the American Heart Association.

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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support
for Experienced Providers (ACLS EP)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 

Basic Life Support (BLS) / CPR

CPR Instructor 

Heartsaver/First Aid

Heartsaver CPR

View Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Classes


Blue Ridge Community College is monitoring  the  COVID-19  situation on a regular basis and makes decisions on whether to hold classes based on the best information and guidance available. The AHA has recommendations about the extension of certification expiration dates which are at the discretion of your employer. If there is an immediate need for renewal please contact us at AHA@blueridge.edu


Basic Life Support (BLS) / CPR 

This course follows the current American Heart guidelines for Adult, Child, and Infant CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation — one and two rescuer CPR), obstructed airway, rescue breathing, breathing devices, and special resuscitation situations. The course is designed for the professional rescuer. Current BLS textbook required.

 

2020 Schedule for BLS - Health Sciences Center

Times listed for all classes are the minimum 4 hours required and may run up to one-hour longer depending on class size and experience level

Dates Times Location
May 1, 2020 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

These classes meet at
Health Sciences Center

May 15, 2020 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Room HSCB 3002
May 21, 2020 6 to 10 p.m. The Health Sciences Center is located at 805 Sixth Avenue West, Hendersonville NC 28739
June 4, 2020 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
June 18, 2020 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
June 25, 2020 6 to 10 p.m.  
July 2, 2020 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
July 16, 2020 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
July 23, 2020 6 to 10 p.m.  

For more information or to pre-register for a course, please contact us at aha@blueridge.edu or call (828) 694-1748 during college's hours of operation.

 

2020 Schedule for BLS - Transylvania County Campus

Times listed for all classes are the minimum 4 hours required and may run up to one-hour longer depending on class size and experience level

Dates Times Location
May 6, 2020 6 to 10 p.m.

These classes meet at
Transylvania County Campus, TRCS, Room 149.

June 10, 2020 6 to 10 p.m.  
July 8, 2020 6 to 10 p.m.  

 

For more information or to pre-register for a course, please contact us at aha@blueridge.edu or call (828) 694-1748 during college's hours of operation.

 

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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
This course follows the standard American Heart Association guidelines. It provides physicians, nurses, paramedics, and other health-care providers with information concerning advanced management of the cardiac patient.
Prior Registration is required: email aha@blueridge.edu

2020 Schedule for ACLS Two-day Classes:

Dates Location Times  
July 29-30, 2020 Health Sciences Center 2-day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day Full Certification

For more information or to pre-register for a course, please contact us at aha@blueridge.edu or call (828) 694-1748 during college's hours of operation.

 

One-day ACLS Recertification Classes:

Dates Times  
     

For more information or to pre-register for a course, please contact us at aha@blueridge.edu or call (828) 694-1748 during college's hours of operation.

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Advanced Cardiac Life Support for Experienced Providers (ACLS EP) 

The goal of the  ACLS EP Course is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (eg, metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of prearrest, arrest and postarrest patients.

Prior Registration is required: email aha@blueridge.edu

Dates Location Times
July 25, 2020 Health Sciences Center 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information or to pre-register for a course, please contact us at aha@blueridge.edu or call (828) 694-1748 during college's hours of operation.

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)  

This course provides information in teaching and testing Pediatric Advanced Life Support course participants. Topics include teaching techniques, setting-up practice and testing stations, and course management. Prerequisite: Completion of Pediatric Advanced Life Support course.

Prior Registration is required: email aha@blueridge.edu

Dates Times  
May 23, 2020 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
August 29, 2020 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

For more information or to pre-register for a course, please contact us at aha@blueridge.edu or call (828) 694-1748 during college's hours of operation.

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American Heart Association Certified Instructor's Course
Instructor certification courses are held based on the needs of the Training Center of Blue Ridge Community College. If you are interested in pursuing instructor recognition, please email us at aha@blueridge.edu with the subject line of "Potential Instructor Candidate"

 


Heartsaver/First Aid
This course consists of classroom training, demonstration, and hands-on practice in the identification and initial treatment of medical emergencies, including wounds, burns, poisoning, bites, fractures, heart attack, choking, emergency childbirth, and other medical problems. The course is designed to provide training for individuals who must respond to emergencies until skilled medical assistance arrives to take control of the situation.

 


Heartsaver CPR
This is a course designed to teach the students to recognize emergency situations involving heart attack, choking, respiratory, and cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infant victims.

 

 

Students should preregister for all American Heart Association classes. Call (828) 694-1748 for information.

Contact Us

aha@blueridge.edu

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