• American Heart Association Programs

    Through the Public Safety Institute, CCAC is a certified CTC (Community Training Center) where instructors can align. In addition, PSI offers American Heart Association training. All classes are taught by certified instructors who are trained in current techniques and includes practice on manikins. Any of these classes can be scheduled for an individual or an organization. Courses include:

    Heartsaver CPR/AED (for Non-Healthcare Providers)
    This CPR Course teaches non-healthcare providers how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies requiring CPR and how to properly use an AED or automated external defibrillator. Students also learn to treat choking and to recognize the warning signs of heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children. Courses are available for adult, child and/or infant patients.

    For more information email sabner@ccac.edu or call 412.788.7394. 

    Heartsaver First Aid
    The First Aid course offers basic support for medical emergencies which include burns, heart attacks, strokes, seizures, wounds, fractures, sprains and environmental emergencies.

    BLS Provider (also known as Professional Rescuer CPR)

    BLS Provider Information Packet and Schedule

    This course is designed for prehospital or hospital healthcare personnel and includes use of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), cardiopulmonary resuscitation on adults, children and infants, choking and foreign body airway obstruction as well as dealing with heart attacks, chest pain and cardiac arrest. This course is usually the required credential for healthcare professionals. Students must successfully complete practical skills testing and a written exam.

    BLS Instructor
    This course is designed for those current in American Heart Association Provider CPR who wish to become instructors. Students must have a current healthcare provider card. Schedule an appointment. Enrollment now open for a late summer BLS Instructor offering – click here to register.

    HeartCode® ACLS
    HeartCode® ACLS is the blended learning delivery method for the AHA ACLS course. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning and hands-on practice. The student completes part of the course in a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning environment that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings (Part 1), followed by hands-on skills practice (Part 2) and skills test with an AHA ACLS instructor (Part 3).

    Upon successful completion of all parts of the course, the student receives an AHA ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.

    HeartCode PALS
    HeartCode® PALS is the blended learning delivery method for the AHA PALS course that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children in virtual healthcare settings. The student completes the eSimulation part of the course (Part 1) by applying knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Successful completion of Part 1 is followed by hands-on skills practice (Part 2) and skills test with an AHA ACLS instructor (Part 3).

    Upon successful completion of all parts of the course, the student receives an AHA PALS course completion card, valid for two years.

    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS): ACLS Provider/Essentials Information Packet & Schedule
      This ACLS course highlights the standards and guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care as outlined by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the American College of Cardiology.
      General Prerequisites: 1) Current Paramedic, PHRN or Physician 2) Current CPR card.
    • ACLS Update Course (Recert): ACLS is an advanced instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest csre. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large group sessions and small group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS): PALS Provider/Essentials Information Packet & Schedule
      At the conclusion of this program, you should be able to: identify information and strategies for preventing cardiac arrest in infants and children; recognize the infant at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; utilize the necessary knowledge and skills to resuscitate and stabilize the infant or child victim of cardiopulmonary arrest.
    • Pediatric Advance Life Support Renewal: This 8.5 hour recertification course is designed to update the participant's skills and knowledge of pediatric advanced life support provider under direct instructor supervision. This course is limited to persons who have previously completed the full PAL provider course and desire to recertify their competency. BOOK REQUIRED: American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

    Course Number Name Location Date Days Time
    XGC-938-57906 ACLS Allegheny Campus 9/22/2018 - 9/23/2018 US 8:00 AM - 4:30 
    XGC-939-57906 ACLS (Recert) Allegheny Campus 9/23/2018 U 8:00 AM - 4:30 
    XGC-939-57905 ACLS (Recert) Jefferson Regional Med Ctr 11/9/2018 F 8:00 AM - 4:30 
    XIA-701-57903 PALS Renewal Allegheny Campus 10/21/2018 U 8:00 AM - 4:30 
    XIA-701-57902 PALS Renewal Jefferson Regional Med Ctr 10/21/2018 U 8:00 AM - 4:30 
    XIA-700-57903 PALS Allegheny Campus 10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018 US 8:00 AM - 4:30 
    XIA-700-57902 PALS Jefferson Regional Med Ctr 10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018 US 8:00 AM - 4:30 
  • PSI Registration Form

  • CCAC Public Safety Institute
    West Hills Center
    1000 McKee Road – Suite 1100
    Oakdale, PA 15071
    Phone: 412.237.2500
    Fax: 412.788.2194
    psi@ccac.edu
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