CPR Course Overview

American Heart Association

Course Description

The HeartCode BLS course teaches CPR skills for helping victims of all ages (including doing ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen); use of an automated external defibrillator (AED); and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO).

Intended Audience 

Healthcare providers, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician's assistants, residents or fellows, or medical or nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants, police officers, and other allied health personnel.

Required Student Materials

Each student must successfully complete "HeartCode BLS Online Part 1" training for CPR certification.  This training is found on the American Heart Association webpage.  The cost is $28.50 and the online textbook is also included with this program.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons- First Aid

Course Description

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons First Aid course teaches basic life saving skills for helping victims of all ages (including identifying and caring for bleeding, sudden illnesses, and injuries; as well as preventing disease transmission).

Intended Audience

All those interested or required to take a first aid.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to CPR/First Aid
  • Cardiac Emergencies-AMI, Angina, Arrest, Congestive
  • CPR* All Ventilations
  • CPR* Adult, AED, BVM
  • CPR* Child & Infant
  • Victim Assessment
  • Shock & Bleeding
  • Wounds, Dressings & Bandages 
  • Head/Spine Injuries & Nervous System
  • Chest, Abdominal & Pelvis Injuries 
  • Bone Joint/ Muscle injuries (fractures/dislocations/splinting) 
  • Rescue & Emergency Moves 
  • Sudden Illness
  • Childbirth & Gynecological Emergencies
  • Heat & Cold related emergencies
  • Behavioral Emergencies
  • Comprehensive Final Exam