CPR & First Aid

American Heart Association (AHA) BLS (Healthcare Provider CPR Course) & Heartsaver CPR & First Aid Courses

There are three ways to receive AHA CPR and First Aid certification. You can take a blended course, offered by IREMSC; you can request a quote for an onsite course taught by IREMS at a location of your choice, or you can contact an instructor to see if they are offering courses.  First, AHA has many courses to choose from:

Heartsaver CPR and First Aid courses: These courses provide information on first aid and CPR/AED training.  Heartsaver courses are designed for the layperson, someone who is not in a healthcare field. Examples are- babysitting, daycare workers, bus drivers, etc.

These courses include:

  • Heartsaver® CPR and AED (for those who only need a CPR Course)
  • Heartsaver® First Aid, CPR, and AED (for those who need CPR and First Aid)
  • Heartsaver® First Aid (for those who only need First Aid)

HeartCode® BLS: This is a Basic Life Support course designed for healthcare providers and includes adult, child, and infant CPR, use of Bag-Valve Mask, and rescue of a choking patient.  This course is geared towards pre-hospital providers, nurses, doctors, dentists, and other healthcare providers who need a CPR certification for their licensing and/or certifications (including medical or nursing students).  This course does not include first aid.  If you need a First Aid certification for your job, you will also need to take the Heartsaver® First Aid course.

Course Option 1:  Blended AHA Course offered by IREMSC

This option is for American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver CPR, First Aid, and Basic Life Support CPR (BLS) for Healthcare Providers. This is a blended course that includes ONLINE video-based lecture and in- person hands-on skills check off at our office.  There is a fee for the online AHA course (purchased on elearning.heart.org) and a separate, non-refundable IREMSC fee, of $80.00 for the AHA Heartsaver CPR, First Aid and BLS for Health Care Providers skills check which includes a pocket mask and completion card.

Blended BLS-CPR and Heartsaver CPR and  First Aid Skills Checks are offered every other week from 8:30am – noon, generally on Thursdays. If there are not 3 students register for a Skills Check class, the class will be canceled and you will be notified of other date options.

Steps to acquiring AHA/BLS Certification via Blended Learning Course

Part 1- Online Portion of the Class:

1. Go online to elearning.heart.org to purchase and complete the Online portion of the course.

2. Select the course in the discipline (BLS, First Aid, CPR, AED, etc.) that you need.

3. The AHA Online course is self-paced and can be completed from any computer.

4. At the end of the online class, you will receive a certificate of completion.

AHA Cost for the online course:

1. Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED - $19.50

2. Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED - $20.00

3. Heartsaver CPR AED - $15.00

4. Heartsaver First Aid - $20.00

5. Heartcode BLS - $32.50

Part 2- IREMSC’s AHA Skills Check Class:

Once you have the certificate you can register for the hands-on skills check. Visit our Course Calendar to schedule your hands-on Skills Check Class.

Note:
You must have the certificate of completion from the online course in order to participate in the Skills Check Class.

If you are unable to attend the class you registered for and would like to reschedule your date, you need to do so 24 hours prior to the class date.  Failure to reschedule will result in forfeiture of the course fee.

AHA Hands-on Skills Checks at IREMSC - $80.00

*includes a pocket mask and completion card

Course Option 2:

IREMSC will contract with your organization to provide an AHA at your worksite or another location of your choice.  To acquire a quote for an onsite course, contact our Training Coordinator at tcoordinator@interioremscouncil.org OR call our office at 907-456-3978.

Course Option 3:

You may contact any instructor on this list to ask about setting up a class. The instructors do classes for groups as well as individuals. Prices may vary as each instructor is an independent contractor.

Name

Home Phone

Work Phone

Email

Duffield, Abigail(*BLS, Heartsaver) Skills Checks

907-888-0243 Text or Call

abigailcarter46@gmail.com

Bean, Greg

907-978-2102

gabean@alaska.edu

Brown, Denise

907-347-9478

brownd7@yahoo.com

Campbell, Ryan

907-370-3835

Rmc907@yahoo.com

Daniell, David(*ACLS) ACLS Skills Check

907-590-9514

907-457-3710

daniell68@hotmail.com

DeCaro, Dave (BLS)

314-541-5473

ddecaro@esterfire.org

Dennis, Russell
(BLS)

907-987-4660

esterrescue@gmail.com

Duncan, Kim (Heartsaver)

907-987-0968

nolaangel67@yahoo.com

Gehrke RN,Jen (*BLS) 907-378-4090
prefers texting
907-458-5546 jennifer.gehrke@foundationhealth.org

Hill, Gordon (*ACLS, BLS, PALS) ACLS Skills Check

907-888-8150

907-353-6304

grhill@gci.net

Johnson, Emery (BLS)

907-888-9617

emeryejohnson@gmail.com

Kimmel, Sam (BLS)

907-687-8278

lfmsamk@gmail.com

Mattox, David(*BLS)

907-647-3758

damattox@alaska.edu

McClendon, Kyle (BLS)

907-317-9343

kmcclendon@alaska.edu

Mensch, Scott (*BLS)

907-590-1712

gsmts2003@yahoo.com

Michael, Barbara
(ACLS, BLS)

907-388-1004

ladyff90@hotmail.com

Mykkanen, Marc
(BLS)

907-978-9223

cookie57401@yahoo.com

Randall, Brad
(*BLS)

907-683-2639

435-459-4741

motorparts124@frontiernet.net

Rockney, David (*BLS)

907-460-6308

davidrockney@gmail.com

Rich, Shyanna
(BLS)

907-370-3039

shyanna.rich@gmail.com

Smith, Byron
(BLS)

907-385-9668

907-377-2216

basmith75@gmail.com

Stevens, Cat (BLS)

605-215-9330

catstevens.ak@gmail.com

Vinton, Wilma (*ACLS, *BLS, *PALS)

907-388-7766

907-456-3978

wvinton@interioremscouncil.org
*Only available for CPR Instructor Monitoring

Villarreal, Jenni  (BLS)

907-322-5362

jvillarrealjlv@gmail.com

Wade, Donald
(BLS)

907-750-3333

donald.r.wade1@gmail.com

Walsh, Faith (*BLS)

907-452-4885

907-451-6682

faith.walsh@tananachiefs.org

Welch, James
(BLS, ACLS)

804-878-1437

907-873-3271

james.welch6053@gmail.com