EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY! Due to the release of the 2010 AHA Guidelines, there is a change in materials and course cards. Heartsaver CPR Provider cards for Heartsaver CPR only training will no longer be available. New cards are Heartsaver CPR/AED and do not contain the module list with fill-in bubbles. The requirement is that AED be taught whenever any type of Heartsaver course is taught (i.e. Heartsaver First Aid, Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, Heartsaver CPR and Heartsaver CPR in Schools). Going forward, AED training must be incorporated in the courses. If only Heartsaver CPR is taught, no cards can be issued.
As a result of AHA increasing their card cost, the Community Training Center will increase the cost of our cards : EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1st, 2013.
ACLS & PALS cards are $6.00
*******The replacement fee for lost/stolen card is still $10.00 each********
******Thank you to all instructors who volunteered for our 2012. Heart and Stroke Walk at Tanglewood! It was a rewarding experience as well as a successful event. Please contact Kathy or Daphne if you are interested in volunteering for this event next year!***************
you are an instructor, and are in need a class(es) to meet your renewal requirement, please contact the CTC for upcoming community events.
Effective January 1, 2012, any new instructor who joins the Community Training Center will pay an affiliation fee of $35. Re-Affiliation Fees for the year 2012 will be increased to $25.
Alert to BLS Instructors
Please make sure that all topics are covered when teaching Healthcare Provider (bag valve mask, barrier devices, choking and AED). Participants must be timed during their 5 cycles of compressions to breaths, 30:2.
Effective August 1, 2007, any instructor who sends in an incomplete roster will receive notification. On the third occurrence within six months, the roster will be returned to the instructor without giving class credit and no issuance of cards.
ATTENTION AHA INSTRUCTORS
CHECK OUT THE "FORMS" LINK TO DOWNLOAD UPDATED FORMS REQUIRED FOR CLASSES THAT ADHERE TO THE 2010 ECC GUIDELINES
The new guidelines are available for viewing on The AHA.org network. Please take the time/effort necessary to become familiar with the new changes and science behind the guidelines. New material will not be available/distributed until January 2011. If you have questions concerning these new guidelines, please contact the Community Training Center for further assistance.
Please refer to this website for the most recent information regarding TC and American Heart Association instructor issues. We provide services for over 940 instructors and we feel that this is the most efficient way of distributing up-to-date information.
Announcements regarding any mandatory Instructor Updates or Roll-Outs will be mailed to the instructors’ home address (on file) and posted on this website.
:Please remember that part of your job as an AHA instructor is to decontaminate your manikins. It is in your manuals on how to clean and decontaminate manikins. It even gives you the solution of what to mix. It is important to remember that if we don’t clean them it is an OSHA VIOLATION. Secondly, we can all remember from Science class 101 that BACTERIA loves MOISTURE. The end result is not only nastiness, but sickness for people who use those manikins. Thank you for you cooperation.
****ANY Roster received in the Training Center without the evaluation summary attached will be returned to the instructor without cards.****
All instructors who are new to our Training Center must complete affiliation forms and other requirements in no more than 30 days from the first date of intent to affiliate with WFBMC’s TC.
Ø For those who transfer from another Training Center, copies of former TC records and instructor card(s) must be received with the $35.00 new affiliation fee and application.
Ø For new instructors completing Instructor Courses, applications, fees and Core Instructor Course certificates must be brought to the classroom portion of the Instructor Course, if participating in a WFBMC TC sponsored course.
Ø For anyone planning to take an instructor course outside the WFBMC TC and seeking affiliation with WFBMC TC, you must receive written pre-course acceptance from our TC.
***In these three instances, the instructor must be monitored while teaching an official AHA course no later than 90 days from the beginning of the process. Any instructor who does not adhere to these standards and guidelines will have any and all affiliation/application materials discarded after 30 days. This can adversely affect any further attempt to affiliate with WFBMC’s Training Center. ***
Please call Daphne Lopez at (336) 716-6457 with any questions or concerns.
All instructors need to make sure they are in ratio when teaching classes. No more than 8 students per instructor in a single class!
Heartsaver First Aid Instructors
Many instructors have inquired about getting renewal Heartsaver First Aid Instructor cards. Under the 2005 ECC Guidelines, if a BLS Instructor has a current BLS Instructor card, he or she is able to teach any class under the BLS umbrella (except BCLS Instructor courses and rollouts) with just the one card. The instructor should teach at least four Heartsaver First Aid or Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid classes in a two year period.
Alert to BLS Instructors: Please make sure that all topics are covered when teaching Healthcare Provider (bag valve mask, barrier devices, choking and AED). Participants must be timed during their 5 cycles of compressions to breaths, 30:2.
Disclaimer utilizing AHA Logo:
If you coordinate a course and are charging a course fee, the following Disclaimer MUST be printed on all Training Center promotional brochures, announcements, bottom of agendas and any other materials distributed to students.
“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 educational 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 materials; do not represent income to the Association.”