HeartLINK Classes are taught using the curriculum of the American Heart Association assuring your certification meets all OSHA, hospital and regulatory requirements.
Program features include:
- Classes Taught On-Site
- Blended Learning Options
- Experienced and Knowledgeable Medically Trained Instructors
- Customized First Aid Supplies
- Authorized ZOLL Distributor
Because of our personal touch you can be sure you emerge from our classes refreshed, empowered and ready to serve with confidence. Serving Oregon and SW Washington. Keep current in the field of health and safety with our informative blog below.
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Tagged ACLS, American Heart Association AHA, BLS, Camas, CPR, Lake Oswego, MD, NREMT, Oregon, OSHA, PALS, Paramedic Refresher, PEARS, Pediatric, Portland, RN, Safety, Salem, SW Washington, Tigard, Training, Tualatin
July 18, 2014 at 0800 – The ACLS Provider Course is designed to teach providers the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult VF/VT arrest. Students are expected to learn to manage 10 core ACLS cases: respiratory emergencies, 4 types of cardiac arrest (simple VT/VF, PEA and asystole), 4 types of pre-arrest emergencies (bradycardia, stable tachycarda, unstable tachycardia and acute coronary syndromes), and strokes. Email and Phone registration closes July 11, 2014.
HeartLINK was recently featured in an OregonLive.com article talking about the importance of learning CPR not only for the workplace but home, gym or anywhere you might be. Not only is CPR easy to learn but the prevalence of AED devices in public places makes having these skills essential. Read the complete article at: http://shopping.oregonlive.com/SS/Page.aspx?sstarg=&facing=false&secid=140887&pagenum=35 or by clicking the images below.
Trained by HeartLINK
Visit with HeartLINK at the annual Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association conference at the Hilton Hotel, Downtown Portland, October 7 & 8, 2013. HeartLINK is a proud supporter of OASCA who’s mission is to deliver safe health care in the ambulatory setting. Many of the Oregon ASC affiliated surgery centers across the state hire HeartLINK to train their staff in BLS, ACLS, PALS, PEARS and annual Mock Codes.
BLS Instructor Course Overview: The AHA Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in the Heartsaver and/or Healthcare Provider resuscitation courses. The American Heart Association requires that Instructors be at least 16 years of age for the Heartsaver and BLS Instructor courses. A BLS Instructor will be qualified to teach the BLS for Healthcare Provider Course as well as the Heartsaver Course for the lay person. If you would like to become a Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Instructor ONLY, please contact the Training Center for further details prior to signing up.
A BLS Instructor Course is approximately 9 hours. The course consists of BLS Instructor Essentials, (3 hours of individual on-line pre-course work), and an additional 6 hours of classroom training and practice.
The Ideal Instructor Candidate Possesses the Following Qualities:
- A strong desire to teach in the healthcare setting
- Ability to facilitate learning and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion
- Views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills
- Excellent BLS performance, medical background & problem-solving skills
- Ability to follow directions & follow through with tasks
- Ability to communicate effectively in front of a group
Mandatory Course Prerequisites: Contact us for Registration details.
Next Course: Friday, November 8th, Salem, Oregon
Saturday, August 17, 2013 – 9:00 am – Portland, OR
$60.00 per person – Reservation Required
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Tagged AED, AHA, american heart association, BBP, CPR Certification, First Aid, Lake Oswego, Oregon, Portland, Salem, Tigard, Tualatin
Are your kids home alone for the first time? Are you a new babysitter looking to enhance your resume? Or, are you a parent looking to keep you kids safe and healthy? Whoever you are we have the perfect class for you…FRIENDS & FAMILY CPR
Portland, Oregon Paramedic and HeartLINK Instructor, Chuck Coleman, demonstrates CPR in less than three minutes in a campaign to help bring CPR certification into the High School Graduation Curriculum. Check out the video!
BEND, Oregon. – A local nonprofit teamed up with Bend firefighters on Monday to stress the importance of CPR Safety training — and their message was driven home by a long-time volunteer whose life was saved just last month.
First-responder, firefighter and paramedic Luke Stott told News Channel 21 Bend that it took about eight minutes for them to respond to the call. He said Butner would’ve likely died if there hadn’t been an AED on site. Stott said Oregon law requires larger businesses to have AEDs, but he wants every business or organization to consider purchasing one. Details Here
Each year we make resolutions to increase sales, increase productivity, decrease turnover, and on and on. But, where does safety fall in our resolutions? Founded in 1911, The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the oldest safety association. Globally, ASSE helps organizations create safer work environments; preventing injuries, illnesses and fatalities. ASSE finds that organizations with the strongest safety programs also enjoy the most productivity (increased sales), highest employee satisfaction (decreased turn over) and best reputations within their communities.
The secret to a strong safety program is having trained first responders as members of your safety team. The minimum standard is certifying your team in CPR, AED and First Aid. The American Heart Association has a certification program that can be completed in a day. A typical course takes 4-6 hours to complete. To maintain your certification this training should be renewed every two years. Organizations that run 24 shifts, have remote worksites or operate heavy machinery should have State Certified First Responders on their safetyteam. This is a 48 hour training program that requires 8 hours of annual continuing education to maintain certification standards.
Whether you are training your team in CPR or as First Responders, the great news is that this training can be accomplished onsite – allowing your team to miss less work and utilize your rescue equipment. If you have questions about what level of training is right for your organization email Kristi@heartlinkcpr.com or call 503.269.7996.
Happy New Year – Cheers to your Safety and Success in 2013!