AHA Course Descriptions / Fees
Health Focus of Southwest Virginia administers American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or First Aid courses for the public, as well as private companies and organizations. American Heart Association course standards and training materials include the most recent medical advances and techniques in CPR, BLS and First Aid. All instructors are AHA approved and receive regular standards training.
Course fees include the student textbook, instructor fee and a two-year certification card. Certification cards are mailed to the students within thirty (30) days of course completion. Verification prior to the receipt of cards can be made through Health Focus of SWVA.
American Heart Association course standards and training materials were revised in 2016 to include the most recent medical advances and techniques in CPR, BLS and First Aid. All Health Focus instructors are AHA approved and receive regular standards training.
*Note: Micro-Masks are required for several of the courses provided by Health Focus of SW VA. Costs of the micro-masks are included in the per student costs. Class capacity is 8 students per instructor.
For more information, contact Laurie Gibbons at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 444-2925, Ext 200.
(Intended for workplace, teachers, firefighter, police, security and airline personnel, as well as families with AED access).
Teaches adult, infant and child CPR, use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED), use of barrier devices (micro-masks) in CPR, relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO) and choking. Includes signs of cardiac arrest, heart attack and stroke in adults.
Fees/Duration: (2-1/2 hours – Adult Only – $65) (3-1/2 hours – Adult/Child/Infant – $75 per student)
BLS (Basic Life Support)
Does include the ‘two-man rescuer’ technique. (Intended for physicians, nurses, residents, emergency medical responders (Paramedics and EMTs), nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants, therapists (respiratory, physical and occupational), medical or nursing students in training and medical assistants)
Teaches CPR for victims of all ages including ventilation with a barrier device (micro-masks), a bag-mask device (manual resuscitator) and the use of oxygen. Includes use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBOA).
Fees/Duration: (4-1/2 – 5 hours) $85 per student
BLS Renewal (Basic Life Support)
An abbreviated version of the Healthcare Provider BLS course described above for those individuals requiring a renewal course prior to the expiration of their current HCP-BLS certification.
Fees/Duration: (3 hours) $65 per student
First Aid Course Formats
First Aid courses meet OSHA standards and are intended for workplace and daycare personnel, firefighters, police, security and airline personnel, as well as the families and friends of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death. Training modules provide lay rescuers the skills to effectively assess and manage acute illness and injuries in the critical moments prior to the arrival of professional rescuers.
Heartsaver First Aid Only
Contains four (4) modules of First Aid including; General Principles, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies and Environmental Emergencies.
Fees/Duration: (3-1/2 hours) $65 per student
Note: The American Heat Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.