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In a Heartbeat offers the following classes. To inquire about availability, certifications and requirements, course fees, and group discounts, please call 774-345-4107 or email inaheartbeat@charter.net. Don’t see a class or a time that will work for you? Just call 774-345-4107 and we’ll work with your schedule! 

Class Offerings

doctor image from iahb websiteAHA BLS Healthcare Provider: The BLS Healthcare Provider Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The course is intended for certified or noncertified, licensed or non-licensed healthcare professionals. Certification at this level requires the completion of a written test. *up to 3 credits available.

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Don’t have time to attend a full class in person? We can still help! Just follow these three steps:

1. Visit onlineaha.org to take your CPR and/or First Aid class.

2. Print your certificate.

3. Call us to schedule your skills class. We can come to your location, or evaluate your skills at our facility!

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Already taken the latest AHA BLS course, with the focus on team dynamics? When you are due to recertify your BLS Healthcare Provider CPR course, you can now take the class as a renewal. The renewal course reviews all the full BLS course lessons, and lasts approximately 3 hours.

AHA Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED

Classroom Training100% classroom training means students are with an AHA Instructor for their entire learning experience.

Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that teaches students to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.

This course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 U.S. states. Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid, CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course completion card valid for two years.   

AHA Heartsaver® Bloodborne Pathogens: The Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Course isbiohazard_orange_clip_art_17522 designed for people who have a reasonable chance of coming into contact with blood or blood-containing materials as part of their job responsibilities. This course will prepare you to be safe around bloodborne pathogens hazards and deals with how to protect yourself, how to react when bloodborne-pathogens exposure occurs, and how to report exposures. This course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements when used with site-specific training, required annually by OSHA.

Pet First Aid and Disaster Responsedog and cat pic: We know your pets are part of your family. That’s why In A Heartbeat has teamed with the Emergency Care & Safety Institute to offer their Pet First Aid & Disaster Response class, featuring CPR! The Pet First Aid and Disaster Response course is ideal for all pet owners and pet caregivers. This unique course covers common health and safety-related issues, first aid basics, including pet CPR, when to seek professional care, and disaster planning steps for the proper care of pets.

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This all-ages class covers fire prevention, fire safety, and use of fire extinguishers, and includes hands-on use of water-only Type A fire extinguishers. Participation certificates given at class completion. 

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Epinephrine Auto-injector Training

This class will teach students to learn how and when to use an Epinephrine Auto-injector,  recognize an anaphylactic reaction, understand what Epinephrine does for an anaphylactic reaction and learn to treat anaphylaxis with an Epinephrine Auto-injector. Course format includes lecture with slideshow, video and open discussion followed by a quiz and skills session with epi-pen trainers. EMS professionals can earn 2 OEMS credits ($25/credit).

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Hemostatic Dressings and Tourniquets Training

This class will teach students to learn how and when to use Hemostatic Dressings and Tourniquets. The student will be able to recognize when hemostatic dressings or tourniquets are needed, understand how to choose and use the appropriate stop bleed device. Course format includes lecture with slideshow and open discussion followed by a quiz and skills session. EMS professionals can earn 2 OEMS credits ($25/credit).

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This class teaches students to learn how and when to use Narcan®(naloxone). The student will be able to recognize signs of an overdose, understand safe handling of suspected drugs and will be able to treat opioid overdoses with Narcan®Course format includes lecture with slideshow and open discussion followed by a quiz. EMS professionals can earn 2 OEMS credits ($25/credit).


Common Trip and Fall Injuries

200019652-001This course for both lay rescuers and EMTs/First Responders educates students in prioritizing their own safety as a first responder as well as how to treat common injuries from trips and falls, and how to stabilize injuries for transport to the hospital. EMS professionals can earn 3 OEMS credits. Total cost $75 ($25/OEMS credits).

Obstacle Course Race Injuries: 

tough-mudderAre you a Warrior Dasher, Spartan Racer, or ToughMudder, or just a fan of these popular, worldwide racing events? Learn how to treat common injuries that have and can occur at these popular obstacle course races. This two-hour course covers statewide treatment protocols for such injuries as shoulder injuries, open and closed fractures, sprains, strains, and lacerations, and learn how to spot the signs of more serious conditions, such as sudden cardiac arrest, environmental hypothermia, and environmental hyperthermia. Great for lay rescuers, and  EMS professionals can earn 2 OEMS credits. Total cost $50 ($25/OEMS credits). 

1-1BasicDrowning and other water sports-related injuries:  For EMTs and lay rescuers, the course will review treatments for common injuries sustained from swimming, diving, water skiing, tubing and wakeboarding. State protocols for injuries will be covered. Upon completion, the student will be able to recognize and treat for sprains, strains, fractures, head, neck and spine injuries, soft tissue injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, shoulder injuries, as well as perform CPR for drowning victims. EMS professionals can earn 2 OEMS credits. ($25/credit).

hcn co HCN, CO & Stress for EMTs and First Responders

For firefighters and EMTs, this class will educate the EMS provider on the dangers and risks of HCN, CO and Stress. Hydrogen Cyanide and Carbon Monoxide are at every incident where combustion has taken place and can remain long into overhaul. Stress can be present at almost any incident and at almost any point during an incident. EMS professionals can earn 2 OEMS credits. ($25/credit).

firefighter-first-responder-1024x755First Responder Rehab: For firefighters and EMTs. Rehabilitation of First Responders: Interventions designed to help decrease the physical, physiological and emotional stress of first responders and reduce the likelihood of injuries and death. NFPA Standard 1584. Course is worth 2 OEMS credits. Total cost $50 ($25/OEMS credits).

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Chemical Suicide

EMTs and First Responders will learn how to respond to a chemical suicide and protect yourself in the process. This course teaches the warning signs to look for, and how to treat with oxygen and transport, as well as working with HazMat teams to decontaminate the patient before treating. Course is worth 2 OEMS credits. Total cost $50 ($25/OEMS credits).

ServSafe-II

ServSafe training
Need ServSafe training for your food-related job? In A Heartbeat now offers food health and safety classes. ServSafe is the leader in food safety training and certification, and ServSafe materials help define food safety best practices with knowledge from specialists from regulatory agencies, academia, and the food service industry. ServSafe materials reflect the latest science, research and FDA Food Code. Optional Allergy and Alcohol training options available. Call 774.345.4107 for more information.

National Safety Council First Aid, CPR AED: 

national safety council logo from fb pageEmployees are often on the “front line” of an emergency situation. Their ability to respond quickly to injuries can save lives. This course teaches employees how torecognize everyday medical emergencies and care for an injury or illness until professional help arrives.

Participants will learn how to control bleeding, care for injuries, wounds, and burns, treat life-threatening poisoning or choking situations, and address sudden illnesses. The CPR AED training teaches participants how to recognize a medical emergency, handle breathing and cardiac emergencies, act appropriately and effectively and sustain life until professional help arrives, prevent disease transmission, and identify and care for bleeding, sudden illness and injuries. Emergency response teams, employees requiring refresher training, safety personnel, general public and individuals requiring certification would benefit from this training.

Babysitter Safety Training: Babysitting is a serious responsibility. A competentMaya_and_babysitter babysitter is knowledgeable in many basic child care skills as well as the fundamentals of emergency care procedures, such as choking and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This class helps the babysitter deal with any sudden issue — from a temper tantrum to a cut finger. This class gives young adults a formal course before taking on the responsibility of caring for children. Geared for young adults aged 11-14.

Soccer-CoachAHA Heartsaver® CPR: This Course is designed to teach CPR and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO), commonly called Choke Response or the Heimlich Maneuver, to all lay rescuers, particularly those who are expected to respond to emergencies in the workplace. Participants include restaurant staff, daycare providers, security guards, police, and other lay responders. Although the course may be used to teach CPR to all lay rescuers, it is specifically designed for lay rescuers who are required to obtain a course completion card -a credential- documenting completion of a CPR course.
free first aid imageAHA Heartsaver® First Aid: The Heartsaver First Aid Course teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Course content includes General Principles, Medical Emergencies, and Injury Emergencies, and an optional Environmental Emergencies section.
First-Aid-Kit-300x225_f_improf_97x73Bleeding Control Basics: The focus of this course is on the immediate response to bleeding, recognizing the response to bleeding, and ways to stop the bleeding. The help given by an immediate responder can often make the difference between life and death, even before professional rescuers arrive. Eligible students are any individuals who may be called upon to assist with trauma patients while waiting for first response or EMS to arrive. Discount offered when combined with Heartsaver First Aid class.
AHA Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED The Heartsaver First Aid with defib1-1024x956CPR and AED Training Course teaches rescuers to effectively recognize and treat emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical services personnel arrive. The course provides a complete health and safety solution for First Aid, CPR and AED. The student will learn how to recognize the signs of a sudden cardiac arrest, when to activate the EMS system, and how to do CPR. It’s also important to become familiar with the AED and learn how to successfully operate it in an emergency. This training also teaches how to avoid potentially hazardous situations.There is a hands-on skill demonstration required to complete the course, but there is no written test.

The First Aid component of the course prepares the participants to deal with injuries seen more frequently. This part of the course teaches the lay person to recognize and react to situations such as low blood sugar, bleeding, broken bones and sprains, seizures, strokes, insect bites and stings, and temperature related injuries.
How to Deal with Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office: Learn the key steps in preparing your staff to better handle the many medical emergencies that may occur in your dental office. This course covers many situations, including…syncope, hypoglycemia, seizures, hyperventilation, asthma, angina, cardiac arrest and more. *up to 8 credits available
dentistIn-office Emergency Drill: After you’ve taken your medical emergencies class, refresh your skills with a simulated, timed drill of up to three medical emergencies that may occur in your dental office, including syncope, hypoglycemia, seizures, hyperventilation, asthma, angina, cardiac arrest and more. 

In-office Equipment/Medical Inspection: Have our trained EMTs conduct an o2 tankinspection of your on-site medical equipment, including your oxygen tank, AED, medical supplies, and first aid kit. Inspection can be added onto any other class, or done as a stand-alone class. 

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Vital Sign Review: Have our trained EMTs review 16361-close-up-of-a-patient-during-a-blood-pressure-examination-pvproper techniques for taking blood pressure readings as well as patient’s pulse, and review what those numbers indicate for your patient’s health. Review can be added onto any other class, or done as a stand-alone class.