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Community First Aid and CPR Training

The GVA Community Training Department offers a variety of CPR, first aid and EMS-related classes that are open to the public. The following list of American Heart Association CPR and first aid courses represents just some of those available. Courses intended for EMS personnel are listed here.

Other GVA training opportunities are described here.

Some courses are offered frequently (for example, CPR for the professional rescuer and its refresher are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month and Heartsaver CPR & First Aid is held on the 2nd Saturday [9-12: CPR, 12-3: First Aid]), whereas others are offered only when there is enough interest. You can contact the Community Training Department by calling 227-2073 x1 or by clicking here.

  • BLS for Healthcare Providers The BLS for Healthcare Providers Course covers core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, and automated external defibrillation. This course is for healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, and respiratory therapists who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.
    (Prerequisite: None)

  • BLS for Healthcare Providers Refresher This refresher course covers the same material as the BLS for Healthcare Providers Course, but in an abbreviated format for those who have previously taken the full course.
    (Prerequisite: Current BLS for Healthcare Provider Card)

  • Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Teaches students how to protect themselves from bloodborne pathogens in the workplace. What to do when exposed to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace. The right steps to take to clean themselves and the area involved when exposed to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace. How to report any exposure to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace.
    (Prerequisite: None)

  • Heartsaver CPR in Schools For middle- and high school students seeking a credential in CPR and AED. The Heartsaver CPR in Schools Course, tailored to middle- and high school students, teaches CPR and AED use, relief of choking in adults and children, and infant CPR and relief of choking.
    (Prerequisite: None)

  • Heartsaver CPR/AED The Heartsaver AED Course teaches CPR, AED use, relief of choking in adults and children, and infant CPR and relief of choking, and use of barrier devices for all ages. For those who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements.
    (Prerequisite: None)

  • Heartsaver First Aid For those who have a duty to respond to a first aid or cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements. The Heartsaver First Aid Course teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Course content includes General Principles, Medical Emergencies, and Injury Emergencies. Optional topics include CPR and AED, and Environmental Emergencies.
    (Prerequisite: None)

  • Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid For those involved in child care who have a duty to respond to a first aid emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements, such as child care workers, teachers, foster care workers, camp counselors,youth organizations, and coaches for children's sports organizations. The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid Course teaches how to manage illness and injuries in a child in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Topics include First Aid Basics, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies, Environmental Emergencies, Optional First Aid Topics, and CPR and AED.
    (Prerequisite: None)

  • Family & Friends CPR Family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. This program also can be a non-credentialed option for middle- and high-school students. The Family & Friends CPR program teaches how to perform CPR in adults, children, or infants and how to help an adult, child, or infant who is choking.
    (Prerequisite: None)

  • Family & Friends First Aid for Children For those caring for infants and children, such as family members, babysitters, and others providing in-home care, who want basic first aid information but who do not need a course completion credential. The new Family &Friends First Aid for Children program teaches how to manage illness and injuries in a child for the first few minutes until professional help arrives. This program covers such topics as preventing injuries, recognizing and treating basic first aid emergencies, and relief of choking in infants and children.
    (Prerequisite: None)

  • Courses for Groups. These and other courses can be arranged for groups. Contact the GVA Community Training Department for information and scheduling by calling 227-2073 x1 or by clicking here.

  • GVA is an authorized provider of CPR and ECC courses for the American Heart Association

    The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an education course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.