Class Schedule

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NEW 2020 GUIDELINES ACLS

This course is designed for healthcare providers that need ACLS for their clinical duties.  This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition of intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).  To enter the course, students must complete a pre-course self-assessment and pre-course work.  The link for this is provided below:  

https://elearning.heart.org/course/424

Intended for physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and others as required by their employer. 

Time:  Approximately 8 hours 

Certification Period:  2 years

Testing: Skills check-off and open resource written test required.

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COVID Info: Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. This is due to Ada County being at high risk for COVID transmission levels. IMA puts staff and student's safety as its highest priority. Thank you for understanding.

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Becoming an American Heart Association instructor is easy after consulting with an American Heart Association Training Center to determine whether the Training Center (TC) accepts new instructors.

Below are the following steps to becoming an AHA Instructor:

  1. Be accepted by your local AHA Training Center before enrolling in an Instructor Course and have a completed Instructor Candidate Application on file with that Training Center.
  2. Have current AHA provider status in the discipline for that Instructor Course and be proficient in all the skills of that discipline. Disciplines include ACLS, BLS, PALS, and Heartsaver. 
  3. Complete the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course. This is a class through the AHA eLearning website and has a separate additional fee.  Follow this link for the class: https://shopcpr.heart.org/acls-instructor-essentials-online  
  4. Successfully be monitored teaching your first course within six months of completing the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course. Training Center Coordinators can require additional monitoring.

Once you become an Instructor, you will have access to the most current emergency cardiovascular care science, course updates, training resources, and tools through the online AHA Instructor Network.

Required paperwork:  Instructor Essentials certificate and a copy of your current BLS and ACLS certification card. 

Class materials: It is your responsibility to come to class with the requred ACLS instructor materials.  They can be purchased at https://shopcpr.heart.org

Time:  Approximately 8-hour initial classroom and 8 to 16-hour class observation for your initial class taught.

Certification:  2 years

Testing:  Skills Check-off and open resource written test required.

Note:  If you are aligning through a Training Site/Center other than Idaho Medical Academy - Ada County Emergency Medical District - then you will receive your certification card and classroom observation through them.  The fee for the classroom portion will decrease from the listed fee above.  ________________________________________________________________________________________

NEW 2020 GUIDELINES BLS

For students who have already completed the online Heartcode BLS Provider (blended) portion and only need the mandatory hands-on session portion of the course. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session. The following link will direct you to the AHA website, where you can take the online portion of this course (separate and paid directly to the AHA) and receive your certificate of completion. You will then present the certificate at the start of the hands-on session of this class. Alternatively, you may email your completed certificate to CPR@IdahoAcademy.com before the start of class.  

Follow the link below for the online portion of this course:

https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartcode-bls

 

Intended for healthcare providers or professional rescuers.

Time:  Approximately 1-2 hour

Certification Period:  2 years

Testing:  Skills Check-off required.

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COVID Info: Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. This is due to Ada County being at high risk for COVID transmission levels. IMA puts staff and student's safety as its highest priority. Thank you for understanding.

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NEW 2020 GUIDELINES BLS

AHA (American Heart Association)  BLS (basic life support) course is for both pre-hospital and in-facility health care environments. 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.  Both single and team high-quality CPR will be taught.

Intended for healthcare providers or professional rescuers.

Time:  Approximately 3.5 hours

Certification Period:  2 years

Testing:  Skills Check-off and open resource written test required.

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COVID Info: Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. This is due to Ada County being at high risk for COVID transmission levels. IMA puts staff and student's safety as its highest priority. Thank you for understanding.

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Reminder:  Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructors may also teach Heartsaver classes.  

Below are the following steps to becoming an AHA Instructor:

  1. Be accepted by our AHA Training Site/Center before enrolling in this Instructor Course and have a completed Instructor Candidate Application on file with the Training Site/Center. Please contact CPR@IdahoAcademy.com if you have not already been accepted.  
  2. Have current AHA BLS provider certification and be proficient in all the skills of that discipline.  You must present your provider certificate before attending this class.  Email to CPR@IdahoAcademy.com
  3. Complete the online BLS Instructor Essentials Course-This is an additional charge that will be paid directly to the AHA. https://shopcpr.heart.org/bls-instructor-essentials-onlineThis online portion is required to be completed before this classroom instructor class. 
  4. Successfully be monitored teaching your first course within six months of completing the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course. 

Once you become an Instructor, you will have access to the most current emergency cardiovascular care science, course updates, training resources, and tools through the online AHA Instructor Network.

Fee:  Includes classroom portion, first-class monitoring, instructor eCard, and 1st year of alignment fee.  

Time:  Approximately 5-hour initial classroom and 3 - 4 hour class observation within 6 months.

Certification:  2 years

Testing:  Skills Check-off and open resource written test required

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Becoming an American Heart Association instructor is easy after consulting with an American Heart Association Training Center to determine whether the Training Center (TC) accepts new instructors.

Below are the following steps to becoming an AHA Instructor:

  1. Be accepted by your local AHA Training Center before enrolling in an Instructor Course and have a completed Instructor Candidate Application on file with that Training Center.
  2. Have current AHA provider status in the discipline for that Instructor Course and be proficient in all the skills of that discipline. Disciplines include ACLS, BLS, PALS, and Heartsaver.
  3. Complete the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course. This is a class through the AHA eLearning website and has a separate additional fee.  Follow this link for the class:  https://shopcpr.heart.org/pals-instructor-essentials-online
  4. Successfully be monitored teaching your first course within six months of completing the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course. Training Center Coordinators can require additional monitoring.

Once you become an Instructor, you will have access to the most current emergency cardiovascular care science, course updates, training resources, and tools through the online AHA Instructor Network.

Required Paperwork: Instructor essentials certificate and a copy of your current PALS certification card.

Class Materials: It is your responsibility to come to class with the required PALS Instructor materials.  They can be purchased at https://shopcpr.heart.org

Time:  Approximately 8-hour initial classroom and 8 to 16-hour class observation for your initial class taught.

Certification:  2 years

Testing:  Skills Check-off and open resource written test required.

Note:  If you are aligning through a Training Site/Center other than Idaho Medical Academy - Ada County Emergency Medical District - then you will receive your certification card and classroom observation through them.  The fee for the classroom portion will decrease from the listed fee above.