Many years ago, when I signed up to take an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Instructor class, the organization providing the training told me that I need to find a Training Center to align with. What? What does that mean?
In order to participate in an AHA Instructor class or teach AHA certification classes, you must be aligned with an AHA Training Center. Not only did the company that I signed up with not help me understand, they were teaching instructor classes but not allowing instructors to align with them.
Fifteen years, several hundred instructors and over one hundred thousand students later, Advanced Professional Healthcare Education (APHE) is an authorized AHA Training Center (TC). We understand how difficult the health and safety industry can be to navigate. We understand that becoming a certified instructor and aligning with a TC can be intimidating or even overwhelming. We especially understand that aligning with the right TC is critical to an AHA instructor’s success.
When you align with APHE Training Center, you are joining a true team. Our organization is structured so every aligned instructor and instructor candidate has a single, clear point of contact. We provide instructors with support and guidance to ensure that you achieve your teaching goals. We believe in our Mission Statement and Core Values; this is how we treat each other and work together; this is how APHE TC has thrived and grown into one of the largest Training Centers in America.
To discuss alignment with APHE TC, please complete the form below. A member of our team will be in touch with you.
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To provide all participants in all courses with high-quality, engaging, informative, science-based medical training. Our friendly, knowledgeable and professional Team Members will provide an exceptional learning environment for all learners. Together, we will educate people who provide medical care in the communities that we live, work, and teach in.
At APHE, we set high standards of performance for ourselves and for others. We provide superior service to our clients. We continually strive to uphold and improve our reputation for excellence
At APHE, we treat each other with respect and promote a positive environment where people feel valued. We are honest and open in our relationships and straightforward in our communications.
At APHE, we are focused and decisive in achieving our objectives and helping others achieve theirs. We accept responsibility for our decisions and actions. We are accountable for using our time, talents, and resources effectively.
At APHE, we work together to achieve company objectives. We do our share of the work on time and with superior quality. We share ideas and information. We give honest feedback and accept constructive criticism. We confront difficulties directly and maintain positive working relationships.
At APHE, we pride ourselves on finding creative solutions to meet challenges we encounter. We are open to change and handle pressure with poise. We are flexible, adaptable and learn from our experiences.
Please contact us if you cannot find an answer to your question.
We use Laerdal Little Anne CPR manikins; however, our TC will accept any adult manikins that meet AHA's requirements for Instrumented Directed Feedback Devices, which monitor the rate and depth of compressions. Most manikins have a clicker (depth) and some have a light that turns green when the rate is adequate (rate). If your manikin is missing the rate monitoring, we can easily add this with wrist bands that students wear while practicing compressions.
*For non-certification classes, such as Family & Friends CPR, manikins without feedback are allowed.
AHA does not require that mouth-to-mouth breathing be practiced in any of your classes. Either use Hands-Only CPR (Family & Friends CPR) or Pocket Masks (Heartsaver & BLS). AHA does requires that each student practice with a pocket mask. Since COVID, we recommend that each student has his or her own pocket mask in training. Pocket masks can be sanitized and reused. Each student should definitely have his or her own training valve, which is disposable.
Infant Manikins are only required if you are teaching infant CPR, which is not required in either Family & Friends CPR or Heartsaver CPR AED. Infant CPR is always required in BLS classes. For all manikins, please ensure that your student-to-manikin ratio does not exceed 3:1, which complies with AHA guidelines.
In 2020, AHA transitioned to Online Exams for BLS, ACLS and PALS classes, and to make delivery of these exams easier, we transitioned to digital documentation for all classes. At first, it seems like it will take more work, but our process actually saves you time. The short version:
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