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Tailored Health Solutions: Your Customized Path with the American Heart Association

Whether your organization has staff needing to learn new skills, refresh their Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) knowledge, or fulfill continuing education units (CEUs), PCC offers a wide variety of American Heart Association courses to meet your needs.

How it works

Let us create a customized training program to meet the certification needs and timing of your organization.

  1. Step 1

    Fill out the interest form to get started

  2. Step 2

    A member of our programming team will reach out and work with you to develop and schedule an AHA training that works for your organization’s needs.

American Heart Association Courses Offered

BLS Provider Courses

The BLS Courses are designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

Learning outcomes
  • Performing high-quality CPR on adults, children, and infants
  • Understanding the AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Use of an AED
  • Performing effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Understanding the importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performing as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Relief of choking in adults and infants
Available trainings
  • BLS (CPR) Providers Initial / Update
  • HeartCode BLS (hybrid course)
  • BLS Instructor Courses (for those who would like to provide in-house training for staff)
ACLS Courses

Enhance your expertise in cardiovascular emergencies and cardiac arrest management with our Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course. Gain valuable insights into evaluating and handling adult victims through comprehensive instruction on patient assessment, airway management, and advanced techniques in electrical and drug therapy. Develop essential ECG interpretation skills during the course to strengthen your proficiency in critical care scenarios. Enroll now to elevate your capabilities in adult cardiovascular emergency response. Basic ECG interpretation skills are required.

Learning outcomes
  • Use of basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognizing and performing initial management of peri-arrest situations, such as symptomatic bradycardia and tachycardia
  • Recognition and management of respiratory and cardiac arrest, including post-cardiac arrest care
  • Management of patients with possible acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
Available training
  • ACLS Provider Initial / Update
  • HeartCode ACLS (hybrid course)
  • ACLS Instructor Courses (for those who would like to provide in-house training for staff)
PALS Courses

Elevate your expertise with our Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course—an engaging and instructor-led program designed to reinforce essential concepts through simulated pediatric emergencies. This classroom and video-based course emphasizes a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation techniques, and optimal team dynamics. Our PALS Course is dedicated to enhancing the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, ultimately leading to improved outcomes. Ideal for healthcare providers in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units, including physicians, nurses, paramedics, and other professionals seeking a PALS course completion card to fulfill job requirements.

Learning outcomes
  • Performing high‐quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for children and infants per American Heart Association (AHA) basic life support (BLS) recommendations
  • Differentiating between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Appling team dynamics
  • Differentiating between respiratory distress and failure for pediatric patients and performing early interventions for each
  • Differentiating between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock for pediatric patients and performing early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiating between unstable and stable pediatric patients with arrhythmias
  • Implementation of post-cardiac arrest management for pediatric patients
Available training
  • PALS Provider Initial / Update
  • HeartCode PALS (hybrid course)
  • PALS Instructor Courses (for those who would like to provide in-house training for staff)
PEARS Courses

Pediatric Advanced Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) is for healthcare providers and others who might encounter pediatric emergency situations during their work, including:

  • Physicians and nurses not specializing in pediatrics
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • EMTs
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Prehospital and in-facility healthcare providers (outside of critical-care areas)
  • Outpatient clinic staff
  • School-based providers
  • Any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill or injured infants and children

Engage in hands-on learning during PEARS as you navigate real patient cases, immersive simulations, and animations. This classroom-based, instructor-led course focuses on enhancing your ability to assess and stabilize pediatric patients facing respiratory and shock emergencies, as well as cardiopulmonary arrest. Be prepared to deliver timely and appropriate lifesaving interventions in the crucial initial minutes of response, ensuring optimal care until the child can be transferred to an advanced life support provider.

Learning outcomes
  • Performing a systematic pediatric assessment
  • Recognition and stabilization of pediatric patients in respiratory emergencies
  • Recognition and stabilization of pediatric patients in shock emergenciesRecognize and stabilize cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients
  • Understanding resuscitation team concepts and performing as an effective team member
Available training
  • PEARS Provider for Initial and Renewal certification
Heartsaver Courses

Empower yourself as a lay rescuer with our comprehensive first aid and CPR training, designed to equip you for the crucial moments before professional help arrives. Our Heartsaver® courses cover CPR techniques for adults, children, and infants, along with the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Gain the skills to recognize and respond effectively to a wide range of emergencies, including medical issues, injuries, and environmental crises.

Heartsaver® courses meet OSHA requirements.

Learning outcomes
  • Recognizing emergencies
  • Recognition and stabilization of those with shock emergencies until help arrives
  • Recognition and stabilization of those with cardiopulmonary arrest until help arrives
  • Understanding the resuscitation team concept should someone be available to assist you before EMS help arrives
Available training
  • First Aid CPR AED
  • First Aid
More Cardiology Courses
Coming Soon – AHA Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS®) Courses

This Blended Learning Course is designed to help in-hospital and prehospital healthcare professionals identify, evaluate, and manage patients with stroke.

ECG and 12-Lead Courses

Broaden your healthcare expertise with Electrocardiography ECG and 12-Lead tools application to enhance patient care. Prior knowledge in anatomy and physiology is beneficial for optimal engagement in these courses.