American Heart Association

2021 Update: CPR Training and COVID-19 Safety

Happy New Year! Each passing day gets us one day closer to the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. At Code One, we are not letting our guard down. We continue to follow numerous precautions (established by our very own Infection Control Committee) to keep you safe while attending our training programs. American Heart Association Training …

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How to Affiliate as an American Heart Association Instructor

Choosing the right Training Center is an important decision which will have an impact on your long-term success as an American Heart Association Instructor. We suggest meeting with multiple Training Centers to determine which will be the best fit for your organization. Code One is an American Heart Association Training Center for Heartsaver, BLS, ACLS, …

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Connecticut OEMS Discontinues EMT for Healthcare Provider Pathway

This week we learned that the Connecticut Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is immediately terminating the endorsement pathway to obtain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification as a state licensed healthcare professional. Under the years old provision, Connecticut licensed physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses were able to obtain EMT certification by completing …

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How to Renew ACLS Certification

Recertification for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification can seem like a daunting process, especially if you’re concerned about renewing ACLS during the COVID-19 outbreak. Fortunately updates to the certification process has simplified the ACLS Update process. Code One offers ACLS training through a couple American Heart Association approved options: instructor-led class or a virtual …

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Contactless Skills Testing for American Heart Association Certification Courses

Code One offers contactless skills appointments for all Online American Heart Association (AHA) Courses – Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED, BLS Provider, ACLS Provider, and PALS Provider. Participants complete the bulk of their training online and then come to a Code One Training Center for an individual appointment conducted through video conference. Upon completion, an …

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Connecticut Childcare Provider Courses Resuming in July

Connecticut licensed childcare providers need to meet requirements in place by the Office of Early Childhood for CPR, Pediatric First Aid, and Medication Administration. Historically, Code One has provided these courses on a regular schedule for childcare providers and through a partnership for providers with children enrolled in the Thrive CT program. Due to COVID-19 …

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What is a virtual skill test for CPR?

CPR skills, particularly chest compressions, need to be practiced and evaluated to ensure that high-quality CPR is delivered when it is needed in an emergency. Amid COVID-19 precautions, the American Heart Association (AHA) rightfully continues to require skill evaluations using an instrumented manikin that provides feedback on the participant’s performance of chest compressions. Certification in …

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Tips Regarding Calling 911 for Emergencies During the COVID-19 Outbreak

It is important to know what to do in a medical emergency—it can save a life. One of the first questions to ask is whether the situation you are dealing with is truly an emergency that requires a visit to the emergency department. Here are some warning signs of a medical emergency: Bleeding that will …

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