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CPR Classes

CPR Anytime

The QVMC Gift Shop now carries the INFANT CPR Anytime Kits as well as the Family & Friends CPR Anytime Kits (adults). Price is $34.95. The kits contain DVD and inflatable manikins to learn CPR in 20 minutes. Each kit has both English and Spanish versions. These kits can be reused and are great for families with new babies, babysitters or families of people with cardiac issues.

Community Level CPR Programs - To Register, Call (707) 251-1370

Family & Friends Community CPR

This class is designed for family members, friends and the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.
Cost is $20.00 per person or $30.00 when you bring along a friend or family member. Textbook included. All classes in Classroom A
To register, call (707) 251-1370
2014 Classes - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 11, Apr. 22, May 13, Jun. 10, Jul. 15, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9



Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (Initial)

This CPR class is designed for people who may be first responders in a cardiac emergency at work. Meets most non-hospital, non-clinical employer CPR requirements. There is a hands-on skills test, and students will receive a Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course completion card. Cost is $75.00 per person, and includes the textbook and the card.
2014 Classes - 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

January 7, January 15, January 21

February 4, February 12, February 18

March 4, March 12, March 18

April 8, April 16, April 22

May 6, May 14, May 20

June 3, June 11, June 24

July 2, July 17, July 22, July 23

August 5, August 6, August 14, August 19

September 2, September 23

October 2, October 7, October 21

November 4, November 12, November 18

December 2, December 16

Healthcare Provider Level Courses:

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS)

For healthcare providers – for example, EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.

  • This course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of choking.

  • A student CD, included with the text, contains supplemental information for interested students on topics such as stroke, cardiac arrest, and special resuscitation situations.

  • The course is video-based with instructor-led discussion and simulation. Students participate in, practice and complete various skills and learning stations.

  • Ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback from an instructor while learning skills.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

For emergency, intensive care, or critical care healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other professionals who may need to respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

  • Healthcare providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.

  • ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.

  • Students engage in simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader. Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts: proficiency in basic life support care; recognizing and initiating early management of peri-arrest conditions; managing cardiac arrest; identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care; ACLS algorithms; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

2014 ACLS Update
1-Day Course
Skills Instructor Times: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Course cost: $175.00 Textbook and BLS Certification included

Note: BLS Renewal is included with this course at no additional charge.

January 9 & 23

February 6 & 20

March 6 & 20

April 10 & 24

May 8 & 22

June 5 & 19

July 10 & 24

August 7 & 21

September 11 & 25

October 9 & 23

November 19

December 4 & 11

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.

  • Designed to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

2014 PALS Update
1-Day Course
Skills Instructor Times:
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Course cost: $175.00 Textbook and BLS Certification included

Note: BLS Renewal is included with this course at no additional charge.

January 14

February 11

March 11

April 15

May 13

June 10

July 15

August 12

September 16

October 22

November 11

December 9

To register, please contact us at (707) 251-1370

All classes require a textbook. Students may purchase through any AHA-approved source.

We recommend online purchase http://aha.channing-bete.com

Checks payable to QVMC and taken in the Cashier Patient Billing area

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