Heart Center

Five tips for heart health

Tip #1

Stay Away from Tobacco Products
According the American Heart Association, smoking is the most preventable cause of premature death, especially including chronic heart disorder, stroke, and coronary heart disease. Simply put, the best way to ensure a healthy heart is by living life smoke-free.

Tip #2

Exercise Regularly
In addition to making drastic changes to the waistline, physical activity has been linked to increasing happiness and reducing stress levels. Staying physically active can seem like a never-ending struggle at times, but it is well worth the time – and the sweat! Medical research has gone to show that even as little as 15 minutes of daily physical activity can greatly reduce the risk of heart attack or heart failure.

Tip #3

Stick to a Healthy, Balanced Nutritional Lifestyle
When it comes to nutrition, making great food decisions will be the impetus to living a happy and healthy lifestyle. Though it can be incredibly hard to shake poor nutritional eating habits that have been instilled for years, making small changes can make tremendous changes to your overall health. Choose lean proteins, nutrient-dense vegetables, small amounts of fruit, and healthy fat sources, such as nuts, seeds, or oils to create a solid, nutritional foundation.

Tip #4

Get Quality Sleep Daily
Sleep deprivation can have serious implications on your health. Without proper sleep, you can have a higher risk of obesity, heart failure, high blood pressure, diabetes, or depression. While adults are recommended to get anywhere from 7 to 9 hours per day, infants are recommended to have at 15 hours and young children should get anywhere from 10 to 14 hours.

Tip #5

Seek Regular Check-Ups with Your Physician
Perhaps the greatest tip of all, patients are always recommended to receive regular and consistent check-ups with their primary care physician or cardiologist. Regular screening can inform you of your overall health, including susceptibility for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.

Classes & Support Groups

CPR Classes

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.

Community-Level CPR Classes

Heartsaver CPR AED

Heartsaver CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. Optional modules include child CPR and AED use, infant CPR and child and infant choking. Heartsaver CPR AED teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills. Upon successful completion of the course, including a skills test, students receive a Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card, valid for 2 years.

Primary Audience:

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. It is also good for child care providers or expecting mothers and their family.

Cost is $30.00. All Classes in Classroom A

To register or to find out if you qualify for a discounted rate, please contact us at (707) 251-1370

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Health Care Provider Level Courses

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Update

1-Day Course
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Course Cost: $175 Textbook and certificate included

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.

Cost is $175.00. All Classes in Classroom A

To register or to find out if you qualify for a discounted rate, please contact us at (707) 251-1370

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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Update

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.

1 day course

Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $175.00 per person. Textbook and Certification included

Cost is $175.00. All Classes in Classroom A

(707) 251-1370

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Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider

This CPR class is designed for people who may be first responders in a cardiac emergency at work, for example, EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists. 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: $75.00 per person, and includes the textbook and the card.

1 day course

Time: 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m

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

Cost is $75.00. All Classes in Classroom A


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