(Click Arrows to View Details)
Healthcare providers are professionals with clinical responsibilities such as nurses, physicians, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician's assistants, residents or fellows, medical or nursing students in training, lifeguards, police officers, and other allied health personnel.
The Basic Life Support (CPR/AED) Healthcare Provider Course is the entry-level program designed to train healthcare professionals to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.
The Advanced Cardiac Life Support course is designed for Healthcare Providers in Emergency or Critical Care settings in which they would be expected to provide advanced life support to adult patients. This course requires that the participant is currently certified at the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers level first.
The Pediatric Advanced Life Support Program is for individuals who provide advanced life support care to children and infants in a Critical Care or Emergency setting. This course requires that the participant is currently certified at the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers level first.
If you have no clinical responsibilities as part of your job or studies, then the Heartsaver Program is right for you.
There are a couple programs to choose from - Heartsaver First Aid and Heartsaver CPR/AED - or you can do both. These courses are intended for individuals who have a duty to respond to an emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements such as nursing assistants, coaches, personal trainers, and industrial safety teams. This course is also appropriate for members of the community who want to be prepared in the event of a cardiac arrest or serious life threatening injury.
The State of Connecticut Department of Public Health regulations require that all Family and Group Childcare Centers have at least 1 individual trained in CPR/AED and a Department approved First Aid program at all times when the center is in operation. The Department requires a 6 hour First Aid course and a CPR/AED program that is appropriate for the age group that the provider is working with (Child and/or Infant). You can check out the regulations by clicking here.
Our Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid course with CPR/AED and Connecticut Supplemental Materials meets these certification requirements.
We would recommend that you take one of the Heartsaver First Aid and CPR/AED programs.