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The University of the Virgin Islands has been designated as an Authorized Training Center by the American Heart Association (AHA), the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.  Through the UVICELL Center, the University will provide emergency life support courses to meet the needs of healthcare providers and the general public.

As an authorized provider of lifesaving skills courses to include Basic Life Support (BLS) courses in Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillators (AED), and Infant CPR. Programs will be delivered according to AHA guidelines for initial and recertification emergency training. 

AHA Course Listing 
Title  Description Day/Time
Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider  The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.  In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam. See below
Heartsaver AED  The Heartsaver® CPR AED teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills. It is ideal for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. TBD
Heartsaver First Aid  A classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. TBD
Heartsaver First Aid w/CPR & AED A classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives.  Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.  This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use.  TBD
AHA 2017 Course Schedule 
Course Date  Time 
Basic Life Support  Saturday, January 28, 2017 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 
Basic Life Support  Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 
Basic Life Support  Saturday, March 4, 2017  9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Basic Life Support  Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 
Basic Life Support  Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 
Basic Life Support  Saturday, June 17, 2017  9:00 am - 12:30 pm