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Q: What is the Blended Learning Programs?
are 2 methods to attain certification in a CPR/ACLS or First aid course, the Traditional Classroom Program or Blended
Learning Program. Traditional Classroom is completly taught by an instructor in the classroom. Blended Learning is a 2
part program.The first part is the completion of the online program which consists of an online student manual with videos
and the written test if applicable, the second part is practice of skills in a classroom with the instructor prior to the
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Q: Do I need to take the Blended Learning Program for BLS or ACLS renewal?
A: No. The Blended Learning is an alternative to the in classroom course for First Time student
certification or for students whose ACLS certification has expired.
Q: Do I need to take
the Blended Learning program for the Heartsaver Course?
who wish to take the Heartsaver course offered individually on the Heartsaver First Aid page of this website will need
to take the Blended Learning program. Heartstarters will bring the entire classroom course to onsite trainings for 6 or more
students and in that case the Blended Learning Program will not be needed.
Q: I did not
need to bring my BLS student manual to class before, why do I need to have one now?
It was always mandated that students taking BLS for the first time receive a student manual to keep. It was recognized
that in the past this was not always the case. When the guidelines changed in 2015, AHA stated all students should have
the new manual. The student manuals are valuable assets for the student to reference after class is complete and to review
Q: Does every student in every class need a student manual?
A: Yes it is a mandatory requirement of all AHA courses.
What happens if students are not given the student manual?
A: Once identified
the instructor will lose their instructor status. The student manual is a mandatory component of the course and so your class
could be deemed incomplete and your CPR status could be in jeopardy.
Q: I thought CPR
was "Hands Only" now.
only CPR is a non-certification video segment designed to help train the public to take some action if they witness cardiac
arrest. It is a non-certification program. It was never introduced as a certification in the past or present. (Common misunderstanding).
Q: Why cant my BLS be updated in the same class as ACLS?
The ACLS class only covers Adult CPR/AED, it does not test Child/Infant skills or choking. BLS also
has a seperate written test. I do offer both programs in the same day.