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BLS Healthcare Provider and Heartsaver CPR Instructor Course Description
(Discipline Specific Module)

 

As per the 2010 American Heart Association guideline changes the Instructor course is now comprised of two separate components. These components include the Instructor Essentials Course and a Discipline Specific Module. Both components MUST be completed prior to moving onto the remaining steps needed to complete your appointment as a BLS Healthcare Provider or Heartsaver CPR Instructor.

 

Instructor Course Components

Essentials Instructor Course:

The Essentials Instructor Course is a multi-media tool designed to provide a foundation for teaching and facilitating regardless of an instructor candidate’s area of interest and specialization. This course provides consistent and uniform instructor training, eliminating material that is repetitive across the various disciplines, with the goal of creating more effective ECC instructors.

This portion of the course MUST be completed by the instructor candidate PRIOR to attending the discipline specific module. This will be done online and log in will be provided by UMBC as part of the Instructor Course registration.

Discipline Specific Module (DSM):

The Discipline Specific Module will take place at our training facility and uses a combination of various instructor-led and video based lessons, in addition to the resuscitation team concept. This latter concept gives the instructor candidate the opportunity to practice teaching the dynamics of responding to resuscitation as part of a team in simulated cases with the emphasis on effective communication and teamwork.

 

 Registration

Early registration is encouraged to ensure space availability. Class size is limited to 16 students.


Tuition

The fee for this course is $200.00 for first time instructor candidates; and includes the required texts.

 
If you have ALREADY TAKEN the Core Instructor Course, the fee for the Discipline Specific Module is $150.00 and includes the BLS Healthcare Instructor Manual. Please contact us for registration. You MUST provide verification of Core Instructor Course completion, proof of Training Center Affiliation, and a copy of your current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card at the time of registration or proof of the required combination of skills listed under Heartsaver CPR Instructor prerequisites.

 

Cancellations/Refunds Policy

 
All cancellations and request for refunds must be made in writing at least two (2) weeks prior to the course start date. A $45.00 withdrawal fee will be charged. All tuition will be forfeited after that date.

A $45.00 fee will be charged for any returned checks.

UMBC reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient enrollment. In the event of cancellation, tuition will be refunded or transferred to another course date at UMBC’s expense.

 

Lodging Information

There are a wide variety of hotels are located near Baltimore-Washington International Airport and are convenient to the UMBC campus. Several hotels in the area offer weekly rates. Check out our web site for a current listing of hotels in the area.


Student Materials

 Required:                                Essentials Instructor Course (provided with course  registration)

                                                BLS Healthcare or Heartsaver CPR Instructor Manual (provided with course registration)

 

Strongly Recommended:         ECC Handbook (may purchase on your own from www.Laerdal.com or http://aha.channing-bete.com)

            

Continuing Education Hours

BLS Instructor Essentials CE Information
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA
Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA
Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.25 hours of Category I credit for completing this
program.

Continuing Education Accreditation - Nurses
The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the
American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 2.25 contact hours.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Pharmacists
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as
a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Credit: 2.25 Contact Hours or 0.225 CEUs.
Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-13-677-H04-P.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization
accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS),
for 2.25 Educator CEHs, activity number 13-AMHA- F3-0189.

Heartsaver Instructor Essentials CE Information
Continuing Education Accreditation – General Audience
The American Heart Association has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International
Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean,
VA 22102; (703) 506- 3275. In obtaining this approval, the American Heart Association has
demonstrated that it complies with the
ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result
of their Authorized Provider accreditation status, the American Heart Association is authorized to
offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The American Heart Association is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

ACLS Instructor Essentials CE Information
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA
Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA
Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 3.00 hours of Category I credit for completing this
program.

Continuing Education Accreditation - Nurses
The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the
American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 3.00 contact hours.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Pharmacists
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as
a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Credit: 3.00 Contact Hours or 0.300 CEUs.
Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-13-676-H01-P.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization
accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS),
for 3.00 Educator CEHs, activity number 13-AMHA- F3-0188.

PALS Instructor Essentials CE Information
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA
Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA
Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 3.25 hours of Category I credit for completing this
program.

Continuing Education Accreditation - Nurses
The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the
American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 3.00 contact hours.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Pharmacists
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as
a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Credit: 3.25 Contact Hours or 0.325 CEUs.
Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-13-678-H04-P.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization
accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS),
for 3.25 Educator CEHs, activity number 13-AMHA- F3-0192.


Course Prerequisites

BLS Healthcare Provider CPR Instructor

-Have completed the AHA Essentials Instructor Course and provide proof of completion on course day.

-Be aligned with an AHA Training Center (TC)

-Submit the completed Instructor Candidate Application (supply copy of application with registration)

-Have current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR status (supply copy of card with registration )
 

 Heartsaver CPR Instructor

- Have completed the AHA Essentials Instructor Course and provide proof of completion on course day.

-Be aligned with an AHA Training Center (TC)

-Submit the completed Instructor Candidate Application (supply copy of application with registration)

-Have a current status in any combination of courses that provide the following skills:
             ~Adult/child CPR, AED, mask use and choking
             ~Infant CPR, mask use, and choking
              ~First Aid

***** (supply a copy of card(s) with registration)

 


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