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First Aid & CPR/AED Training - Southern California

American Heart Association (AHA). These courses are appropriate for anyone with limited or no medical training who would like to learn basic skills of First Aid, CPR/AED, or who need a course completion card to meet their employment, regulatory, or other requirements. Upon completion of any of the below classes, the American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid, CPR/AED or the combined First Aid, CPR AED Course Completion Card will be issued to you the same day. This completion card is good for 2-years.

Note: Because students are required to get hands-on practice with mannequins, class size is limited and pre-registration and payment is required. Walk-ins are not accepted.

E-Learning (online) courses are available. To learn more about these options, click on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below.  Note that once the online portion of the course has been taken, a Skills Test is still needed to obtain your official certification card in most circumstances.  For group sizes of 5 or more students, for your convenience, CareerSmart instructors can conduct class on-site at your location. To request First Aid/CPR / AED classes at your location or make an appointment to complete your Skills Test, please Contact Us. For individual class registration, choose the course you’re interested in below and click the buttons to choose a class date and enroll now.

*Heartsaver First Aid with CPR AED courses meet the CPR requirement for California Education Code Section 44259 and meet the requirements for Basic Safety-Elementary First Aid training for US Coast Guard maritime personnel, respectively. USCG Certificate (AMERHA-216) will be issued upon request.

Employers may contact us online or by phone at 877-479-7338 for First Aid or CPR card verification.

First Aid FAQ

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What is the price per student?

Live Class (2.5 hours) and Card: $39

Skills Test Only and Card: $20

Replacement Card: $20

Group rates: Ask about discounts when enrolling 10 or more students

Who should take this course?

Anyone with limited or no medical training who would like an AHA First Aid Course Completion Card or who needs to have a completion card to meet their employment, regulatory or other requirements.

What is taught in the Heartsaver First Aid course?

Heartsaver First Aid includes the basics first aid skills such as checking scene safety, finding the problem, calling for help. This course also covers medical emergencies for choking, breathing problems, shock; injury emergencies for management of bleeding, broken bones, burns and environmental emergencies such as actions for bites and stings, and temperature-related and poison emergencies, and more.

What is the classroom format?

This is an instructor led course including provision of the Heartsaver First Aid student manual, simulated clinical scenarios with hands-on skills practice and skills testing to increase knowledge of cognitive information and competency in skills demonstration.

You will need to pass a skills test to receive you Course Completion Card. First Aid skills tests include 1) proper use of gloves, 2) finding the problem, 3) use of epi-pen, 4) bleeding control. The entire course takes about 2.5 hours.

Can I take an on-line course?

Yes. AHA eLearning online module is acceptable but this is only Part 1 of 3 to complete the entire course. The on-line component provides you the flexible and alternate option to attend the full class room session. The AHA eLearning course includes the cognitive portion at a self-directed pace. You still need to complete Part 2, hands-on skills practice and Part 3, hands-on skills testing in order to receive your Course Completion Card. We will only accept the AHA Part 1 course completion certificate. You may access the Heartsaver First Aid Part 1 course here:  http://www.onlineaha.org/courses

Make sure you select the Heartsaver First Aid Online Part 1. The Part 1 course fee is through AHA and there is an additional charge for skills practice and skills test. The on-line course takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete. Upon receipt of your Part 1 certificate, please contact us to schedule your hands-on skills practice and testing. You have 60 days from your Part 1 completion date to do the skills practice and testing. The actual time to complete Parts 2 & 3 skills sessions varies but typically takes about 30-60 minutes per student.

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The Heartsaver First Aid student manual will not be provided if you are taking the AHA online portion.

Can I take the entire course on line and does it meet OSHA and Title 22 Requirement?

There are many internet sites that offer you the entire course and completion card online. The first aid and CPR requirement in the workplace are industry specific; however, online only courses, without hands-on skills practice and demonstration is not recommended by OSHA and the American Heart Association and does not meet the first aid and CPR training requirement of many industries. Please review these sites for additional supportive information:

http://news.hsi.com/onlineonlycpr

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3317first-aid.pdf

Is my AHA course completion card accepted in all US States?

Yes, your AHA course completion card is good in all States.

What happens if I lost my card or my card got damaged?

We will gladly replace your card. Please contact us (link to ‘contact us’) or call us at 877-479-7338. We will need the course type and the date you took it so we could cross reference your information. There is a $20.00 charge for your replacement card. Your card will be mailed to you but if you need your card urgently, we encourage you to come by and pick it up

CPR/AED FAQ

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What is the price per student?

Live Class (3.5 hours) and Card: $45

Skills Test Only and Card: $30

Replacement Card: $20

Group rates: Ask about discounts when enrolling 10 or more students

Who should take this course?

Anyone with limited or no medical training who would like an AHA CPR AED Course Completion Card or who needs to have a completion card to meet employment, regulatory or other requirements.

What is taught in the Heartsaver CPR AED course?

Heartsaver CPR AED includes the adult and child CPR AED; learn to relieve adult, child and infant choking and infant CPR.

What is the classroom format?

This is an instructor led course including provision of the Heartsaver CPR AEDstudent manual,simulated clinical scenarios with hands-on skills practice and skills testing to increase knowledge of cognitive information and competency in skills demonstration.

You will need to pass a skills test to receive you Course Completion Card. CPR AED Skills tests include adult and child CPR AED and infant CPR. The entire course takes approximately 3.5 hours.

Can I take an on-line course?

Yes. AHA eLearning online module is acceptable but this is only Part 1 of 3 to complete the entire course. The on-line component provides you the flexible and alternate option to attend the full class room session. The AHA eLearning course includes the cognitive portion at a self-directed pace. You still need to complete Part 2, hands-on skills practice and Part 3, hands-on skills testing in order to receive your Course Completion Card. We will only accept the AHA Part 1 course completion certificate. You may access the Heartsaver First Aid Part 1 course here:  http://www.onlineaha.org/courses

Make sure you select the Heartsaver CPR AED Online Part 1. The Part 1 course fee is through AHA and there is an additional charge for skills practice and skills test. The on-line course takes approximately 1.0 hours to complete. Upon receipt of your Part 1 certificate, please contact us to schedule your hands-on skills practice and testing. You have 60 days from your Part 1 completion date to do the skills practice and testing. The actual time to complete Parts 2 & 3 skills sessions varies but typically takes about 60 to 90 minutes per student.

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The Heartsaver CPR AED student manual will not be provided if you are taking the AHA online portion.

Can I take the entire course on line and does that meet OSHA and Title 22 Requirement?

There are many internet sites that offer you the entire course and completion card online. The first aid and CPR requirement in the workplace are industry specific; however, online only courses, without hands-on skills practice and demonstration is not recommended by OSHA and the American Heart Association and does not meet the first aid and CPR training requirement of many industries.  Please review these sites for additional supportive information:

http://news.hsi.com/onlineonlycpr

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3317first-aid.pdf

Is my AHA course completion card accepted in all US States?

Yes, your AHA course completion card is good in all States.

What happens if I lost my card or my card got damaged?

We will gladly replace your card. Please contact us or call us at 877-479-7338. We will need the course type and the date you took it so we could cross reference your information. There is a $20.00 charge for your replacement card. Your card will be mailed to you. If you need your card urgently, we encourage you to come by and pick it up.

First Aid and CPR/AED FAQ

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What is the price per student?

Live Class (5-6 hours) and Card: $79

Skills Test Only and Card: $45

Replacement Card: $20

Group rates: Ask about discounts when enrolling 10 or more students

Who should take this course?

Anyone with limited or no medical training who would like an AHA First Aid, CPR AED Course Completion Card who needs to have a completion card to meet employment, regulatory or other requirements.

What is taught in the Heartsaver First Aid, CPR AED course?

Heartsaver First Aid, CPR AED course includes basics first aid skills such as checking scene safety, finding the problem, calling for help. This course also covers medical emergencies for choking, breathing problems, shock; injury emergencies for management of bleeding, broken bones, burns and environmental emergencies such as actions for bites and stings, and temperature-related and poison emergencies, and more. The CPR AED portion will cover the adult and child CPR AED, learn to relieve adult, child and infant choking and infant CPR.

What is the classroom format?

This is an instructor led course including provision of the Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED student manual, simulated clinical scenarios with hands-on skills practice and skills testing to increase knowledge of cognitive information and competency in skills demonstration.

You will need to pass a skills test to receive you Course Completion Card. First Aid skills tests include 1) proper use of gloves, 2) finding the problem, 3) use of epi-pen, 4) bleeding control. CPR AED skills tests include adult and child CPR AED and infant CPR. The entire course takes approximately 6.0 hours.

Can I take an on-line course?

Yes. AHA eLearning online module is acceptable but this is only Part 1 of 3 to complete the entire course. The on-line component provides you the flexible and alternate option to attend the full class room session. The AHA eLearning course includes the cognitive portion at a self-directed pace. You still need to complete Part 2, hands-on skills practice and Part 3, hands-on skills testing in order to receive your Course Completion Card. We will only accept the AHA Part 1 course completion certificate. You may access the Heartsaver First Aid, CPR AED Part 1 course here:   http://www.onlineaha.org/courses

Make sure you select the Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1. The Part 1 course fee is through AHA and there is an additional charge for skills practice and skills test. The on-line course takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete. Upon receipt of your Part 1 certificate, please contact us to schedule your hands-on skills practice and testing. You have 60 days from your Part 1 completion date to do the skills practice and testing.  The actual time to complete Parts 2 & 3 skills sessions varies but typically takes about 2.0 to 2.5 hours per student.

The Heartsaver First Aid, CPR AED student manual will not be provided if you are taking the AHA online portion.

Can I take the entire course on line and does that meet OSHA and Title 22 Requirement?

There are many internet sites that offer you the entire course and completion card online. The first aid and CPR requirement in the workplace are industry specific; however, online only courses, without hands-on skills practice and demonstration is not recommended by OSHA and the American Heart Association and does not meet the first aid and CPR training requirement of many industries.  Please review these sites for additional supportive information:

http://news.hsi.com/onlineonlycpr

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3317first-aid.pdf

Is my AHA course completion card accepted in all US States?

Yes, your AHA course completion card is good in all States.

What happens if I lost my card or my card got damaged?

We will gladly replace your card. Please contact us or call us at 877-479-7338. We will need the course type and the date you took it so we could cross reference your information. There is a $20.00 charge for your replacement card. Your card will be mailed to you. If you need your card urgently, we encourage you to come by and pick it up.

CareerSmart is affiliated with Continuing Education Unlimited (CA01378), American Heart Association Training Center

Contact: Geraldine (Gerri) Barr
Location: 1220 Ritner Street Torrance, CA 90502
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (310) 787-8280 / Fax: (310) 787-8278
Office Hours: 9 A.M – 5 P.M
Web site: http://barrcpr.com/


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