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Advanced Cardiac Life Support ($150, lunch included)

Chicago CPR Now is happy to announce we are offering ACLS classes. This is a special introductory rate, for a limited time.

This course is for Healthcare Professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as other who need Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course completion card for job or other requirements.

Overview:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support emphasizes the importance of Basic Life Support CPR to patient survival, the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions, and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. Simulated clinical scenarios encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as a team leader.

Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts:
* Proficiency in Basic Life Support (BLS)
* Recognizing and initiating early management of periarrest conditions
* Managing cardiac arrest
* Identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes
* Recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care
* ACLS algorithms
* Effective resuscitation team dynamics

ACLS Content/Modules:
* 1-Rescuer CPR and AED use
* Science Overview
* Team Dynamics
* BLS and ACLS Surveys
* Immediate Post-Cardiac Arrest Care
* Airway Management / Respiratory Arrest
* Periarrest Rhythms (Tachycardia, Bradycardia)
* Arrest Rhythms (VF, PVT, PEA, Asystole)
* Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
* Stroke
* Megacode treatment

A 50 question multiple choice test is administered after the completion of class.
A grade of 84% or better is required before your card can be issued.

Full participation is required, attendance and arriving on time are mandatory to receive a completion card.

Students will receive an American Heart Association ACLS card after successfully completing the test, after all Skills Stations are completed satisfactory, and full attendance was made. This card is valid for 2 years.

Prerequisites:
* BLS for the Healthcare Provider card (must be current and valid)
* ACLS Book (Provider Manual, see below)
* Pre-course Self-Assessment (instructions in ACLS book)

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions and Policy for common answers to questions.

Reviewing the Student Manual is strongly recommended to all students before class.

All students are supposed to have a current book with them when attending class. You are able to purchase a book below when registering seven (7) days prior to the start of class. If you are registering within seven (7) days of class, books are made available to pick up at our office the day of class. Arrangements can often be made to pick the book up at our office prior to the start of your class - please plan accordingly. Inside the book are instructions on how to take a pre-course self-assessment that is REQUIRED to attend class. This will help you prepare for the class and increase success on completing the class successfully.

If you have already purchased a book or have access to a CURRENT ACLS Student Manual (AHA 2010 Guidelines ISBN # 978-1-61669-010-6) you do not need to purchase a new one.

When you register for this class you are sent an email with instructions on how to prepare for your class. Direction on how to take the Precourse Self-Assessment are also sent before the start of class, pay attention to emails from our office. Please follow all instructions found in the email.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support ($150, lunch included)

Chicago CPR Now is happy to announce we are offering ACLS classes. This is a special introductory rate, for a limited time.

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course is for Healthcare Professionals who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who need a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course completion card for job or other requirements.

Overview:
Pediatric Advanced Life Support emphasizes the importance of Basic Life Support CPR to patient survival, the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions, and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. Simulated clinical scenarios encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as a team leader.

Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts:
* Proficiency in Basic Life Support (BLS)
* Recognizing and initiating early management of periarrest conditions
* Managing cardiac arrest
* Effective resuscitation team dynamics
* PALS algorithms

PALS Content/Modules:
* Proficiency in Basic Life Support (BLS)
* 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
* 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
* Management of respiratory emergencies
* Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
* Vascular access
* Resuscitation team concept
* Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
* Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment

A 33 question multiple choice test is administered after the completion of class.
A grade of 84% or better is required before your card can be issued.


Full participation is required, attendance and arriving on time are mandatory to receive a completion card.

Students will receive an American Heart Association PALS card at successfully completing the test, after all Skills Stations are completed, satisfactory, and full attendance was made. This card is valid for 2 years.

Prerequisites:
* BLS for the Healthcare Provider card
* PALS Book (Provider Manual, see below)
* Pre-course Self-Assessment (instructions in PALS book)

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions and Policy for common answers to questions.
Reviewing the Student Manual is strongly recommended to all students before class.

All students are supposed to have a current book with them when attending class. You are able to purchase a book below when registering seven (7) days prior to the start of class. If you are registering within seven (7) days of class, books are made available to pick up at our office the day of class. Arrangements can often be made to pick the book up at our office prior to the start of your class - please plan accordingly. Inside the book are instructions on how to take a pre-course self-assessment that is REQUIRED to attend class. This will help you prepare for the class and increase success on completing the class successfully.

If you have already purchased a book or have access to a CURRENT ACLS Student Manual (AHA 2010 Guidelines ISBN # 978-1-61669-112-7) you do not need to purchase a new one.

When you register for this class you are sent an email with instructions on how to prepare for your class. Direction on how to take the Precourse Self-Assessment are also sent before the start of class, pay attention to emails from our office. Please follow all instructions found in the email.

BLS for Healthcare Providers ($50)

This is the most common kind of CPR certification needed by Healthcare Professionals.

Healthcare professionals include, but are not limited to, the following: Doctors, Nurses, Emergency Medical Technicians, Certified Nurse Assistants, Medical Assistants, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Phlebotomy Technicians, Electrocardiogram Technicians, or any other ancillary healthcare practitioners who work in a clinical setting or hospital.

Please consult with any employer and/or accreditation institution as to which class is required for your licensure / certification.

Objectives:
* CPR for the adult, child, and infant
* Choking for the adult, child, and infant
* Use of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
* Use of the Bag-Valve-Mask (BVM)
* Differences between 1 and 2 rescuer CPR

A 25 question multiple choice a test is administered after the completion of class. A of 84% or better is required before your card can be issued.

Students will receive an American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider card at the end of class after successfully completing the test and all Skills Stations.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions and Policy for common answers to questions.

Reviewing the Student Manual is strongly recommended to all students before class.

All students are supposed to have a current book with them when attending class. You are able to purchase a book below when registering seven (7) days prior to the start of class. If you are registering within seven (7) days of class, books are made available to pick up at our office the day of class. Arrangements can often be made to pick the book up at our office prior to the start of your class - please plan accordingly.

If you already have a Book / Student Manual or access to a CURRENT BLS Student manual (AHA 2010 Guidelines ISBN # 978-1-61669-039-7) you do not have to purchase a new one.

Advanced Healthcare Providers:
If you would like to register for BLS, ACLS, and PALS and save $75 click here.
If you would like to register for BLS and either ACLS or PALS and save $20 click here.

PACKAGE - BLS and ACLS or PALS - Save $20 (10% savings)

This is a means to register for two classes at a discounted price. When you register for this class you are signing up for BLS for the Healthcare Provider (BLS), and either Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). The use of promotional codes are not allowed during the registration process.

Please see the class description for BLS for the Healthcare Providers - this includes a class description and information about the book/student manual. Including a current list of scheduled dates.

Please see the class description for Advanced Cardiac Life Support - this includes a class description, requirements, information about the book/student manual, and the requirements necessary to attend class. Including a current list of scheduled dates.

Please see the class description for Pediatric Advanced Life Support - this includes a class description, requirements, information about the book/student manual, and the requirements necessary to attend class. Including a current list of scheduled dates.

After this registration process you will receive two emails - immediately you will receive a confirmation email, later you will receive an email explaining the registration process. In the second email, you will be issued a promo code that you are able to use when registering for ACLS and PALS. This code is valid only for the student who registers for these two classes and is not transferable in any way.

Note:
These classes are NOT on the same day.
You must schedule these classes individually.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions and Policy for common answers to questions.

PACKAGE - ACLS & PALS - Save $50 (more than 15% savings)

This is a means to register for two classes at a discounted price. When you register for this class you are paying for both Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) at a discounted rate - you will later register for these classes individually. Please note, the price for this package does not inlcude the cost of books/student manuals. When reserving a seat in these classes you have the option to purchase the book/student manual at that time.

The use of promotional codes are not allowed during the registration process.

Please see the class description for Advanced Cardiac Life Support - this includes a class description, requirements, information about the book/student manual, and the requirements necessary to attend class. Including a current list of scheduled dates.

Please see the class description for Pediatric Advanced Life Support - this includes a class description, requirements, information about the book/student manual, and the requirements necessary to attend class. Including a current list of scheduled dates.

After this registration process you will receive two emails - immediately you will receive a confirmation email, later you will receive an email explaining the registration process. In the second email, you will be issued a promo code that you are able to use when registering for ACLS and PALS. This code is valid only for the student who registers for these two classes and is not transferable in any way.

Note:
These classes are NOT on the same day.
You must schedule these classes individually.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions and Policy for common answers to questions.

PACKAGE - BLS, ACLS, & PALS - Save $75 (more than 20% savings)

This is a means to register for three classes at a discounted price. When you register for this class you are paying for BLS for the Healthcare Provider (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) at a discounted rate - you will later register for these classes individually. Please note, the price for this package does not include the cost of books/student manuals. When reserving a seat in these class you have the otion to purchase the book/student manual at that time.

The use of promotional codes are not allowed during the registration process.

Please see the class description for BLS for the Healthcare Providers - this includes a class description and information about the book/student manual. Including a current list of scheduled dates.

Please see the class description for Advanced Cardiac Life Support - this includes a class description, requirements, information about the book/student manual, and the requirements necessary to attend class. Including a current list of scheduled dates.

Please see the class description for Pediatric Advanced Life Support - this includes a class description, requirements, information about the book/student manual, and the requirements necessary to attend class. Including a current list of scheduled dates.

After this registration process you will receive two emails - immediately you will receive a confirmation email, later you will receive an email explaining the registration process. In the second email, you will be issued a promo code that you are able to use when registering for ACLS and PALS. This code is valid only for the student who registers for these two classes and is not transferable in any way.

Note:
These classes are NOT on the same day.
You must schedule these classes individually.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions and Policy for common answers to questions.

Heartsaver CPR / AED ($45)

This is an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR / AED class.
Adults, children, and infants are all included.

This class is designed for individuals who need a CPR card for either personal fulfillment or for work purposes. This class is perfect for the lay person, the fitness instructor, the educator, or the childcare professional. This class is also appropriate for parents or couples ready to adopt, expectant parents, or anyone else.

If you work in any kind of medical field or are a student of, this is most likely NOT the appropriate class and you should consider taking the BLS for Healthcare Providers class. Click here for a description of the BLS class and to register.

Objectives:
* CPR for the Adult, Child, and Infant
* Choking for the Adult, Child, and Infant
* Use of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

Students will receive an American Heart Association CPR / AED card at the end of class.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions and Policy for common answers to questions.

 

Heartsaver CPR / AED (Couples Day, Save 20%)

This is an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR / AED class.
Adults, children, and infants are all included.

This class is designed for individuals who need a CPR card for either personal fulfillment or for work purposes. This class is perfect for the lay person, the fitness instructor, the educator, or the childcare professional. This class is also appropriate for parents or couples ready to adopt, expectant parents, grandparents, foster parents, babysitters / nannies, childcare providers, or anyone else who is looking to learn CPR.

If you work in any kind of medical field or are a student of, this is most likely NOT the appropriate class and you should consider taking the BLS for Healthcare Providers class. Click here for a description of the BLS class and to register.

Couples Day is designed for couples who want to learn CPR together because they have kids at home, are expecting kids, adopting, or just to learn CPR together. This class is our Heartsaver Adult, Child, and Infant CPR / AED class, normally $45 per student. Registering for this day allows couples to save 20% making the cost of the class $72.00 for both students.

Couples are not just limited to “mom” and “dad,” anyone who wishes to take this class with someone else can split the cost of the class with another person on their own terms. Payment is only processed once, follow directions below.

Objectives:
* CPR for the Adult, Child, and Infant
* Choking for the Adult, Child, and Infant
* Use of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

To register two people for this class follow these TWO easy steps:

Step 1: Sign up for the class, enter your information. You will receive a confirmation email. Included in the email will be a promo code for the second student.

Step 2: Register the second student using the promo code you received in your confirmation email.

Do not register for this class if there is only one seat left as it is possible to overbook the class. Doing so will likely delay your registration, please email info@chicagocprnow.com to see if we can accommodate another couple.

Students will receive an American Heart Association CPR / AED card at the end of class.

Special note: Although this maybe a special time for some couples taking this class together, these classes are intended for age appropriate audiences. Small children and babies are not to accompany students to class.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions and Policy for common answers to questions.

Heartsaver FIRST AID / CPR / AED ($85)

This is an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid / CPR / AED class. 


This class is designed for individuals who need a CPR card AND a First Aid card for either personal fulfillment or for work purposes (this is designed for people who do NOT work in any kind of healthcare environment). This class is perfect for the lay person, parents, babysitters, the fitness instructor, the educator, or the childcare professional. This class is also appropriate for parents, couples ready to adopt, expectant parents, or anyone else requiring CPR and First Aid training.

This class meets state requirements for daycare/childcare providers. Please inquire with your licensing agency as Chicago CPR Now is unable to answer questions regarding licensure.

Heartsaver First Aid / CPR / AED includes the following objectives:

CPR / AED Objectives:
* CPR for the Adult, Child, and Infant
* Choking for the Adult, Child, and Infant
* Use of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

First Aid Objectives:
First Aid instruction includes: bandaging, bleeding, wounds, choking, shock, seizure, fainting, broken bones, sprains, burns, bites, stings, poison, and temperature-related conditions, to name a few.

Students will receive an American Heart Association CPR / AED / First Aid card at the end of class which is valid for two years.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions and Policy for common answers to questions.

FEMA - Are You Ready? a Disaster Prepardness Classes ($40)

 
Are You Ready? is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) class that provides the most comprehensive source on individual, family, and community preparedness.  This class provides the public the most current and up to date disaster preparedness information currently available. 


Are You Ready? provides a step by step approach to disaster preparedness with group discussions talking about local issues - how to identify hazards that affect their local area, how to become informed about local emergency plans, and how to develop and maintain an emergency communications plan and disaster supply kit.  Other topics covered include evacuation, emergency public shelters, animals in disaster, and information specific to people with disabilities.
 
Are You Ready? also provides in-depth information on specific hazards including what to do before, during, and after each hazard type. The following hazards are covered: Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Thunderstorms and Lightning, Winter Storms and Extreme Cold, Extreme Heat, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Landslide and Debris Flows (Mudslide), Tsunamis, Fires, Wildfires, Hazardous Materials Incidents, Household Chemical Emergencies, Nuclear Power Plant, and Terrorism (including Explosion, Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, and Radiological hazards).

While this class is a good resource of information for everyone, groups (families) are encouraged to take this class together.  Especially groups (families) who will be  planning together for any kind of hazard or emergency.  Please consider everyone’s schedule when registering for this class.   To schedule a class, please continue with the registration process.  Please review our schedule and yours to accommodate a class.  Email us with dates so that we can plan your class.  If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.

ONLINE - BLS for Healthcare Providers (with Skills Check)

This is an American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Online class - this class is conducted both online and at our office. Please see entire description for details and directions on how to participate.

This is the most common kind of CPR certification needed by Healthcare Professionals.

Healthcare professionals include, but are not limited to, the following: Doctors, Nurses, Emergency Medical Technicians, Certified Nurse Assistants, Medical Assistants, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Phlebotomy Technicians, Electrocardiogram Technicians, or any other ancillary healthcare practitioners who work in a clinical setting or hospital.

Please consult with any employer and/or accreditation institution as to which class is required for your licensure / certification.

This BLS Online CPR class reflectes the new updated science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This web-based, self-directed course, that uses care-based scenarios and interactive lessons to teach students about both single-rescuer and team basic life support.

Topics Include:
* CPR for the adult, child, and infant
* Choking for the adult, child, and infant
* Use of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
* Use of the Bag-Valve-Mask (BVM)
* Differences between 1 and 2 rescuer CPR

Five interactive exercises, scenarios, and a written test are combined into three parts.

Part 1 - the online portion (time varies by student)
Part 2 - a hand-on skills session, at our office (15-30 minutes)
Part 3 - a skills test, at our office (15-30 minutes)

Skills Session: Your skills session can be performed before or after many of scheduled classes, perferably on a day when we offer BLS. When you are ready to complete Part 2 and Part 3, simply review our schedule online. There you can sign up for Skills Checks or email our office to schedule a Skills Check before or after many of our scheduled classes - 30-60 minutes before classes in most cases or shortly after the scheduled end time of classes.

Please see our Skills Check Information Page before continuing as it includes informaiton on how to make an appointment for your Skills Session.

Highlights:
* Access to the course for 24 months following registration / activation
* Self paced, online modules can be completed at your own personal schedule
* Includes online access to the BLS for Healthcare Providers Student manual
* Certificate of completion available to print when Part 1 has been completed successfully
* Course features tool for taking and referencing notes
* The following are downloadable: BLS for Healthcare Providers Pocket Reference Card, Adult/pediatric algorithms, summary of steps, 1-2 rescuer Adult BLS (with AED) skills testing sheet, and 1-2 rescuer Infant BLS skills testing sheet (after registration / activation)

Note: There is no difference in the appearance of cards when taking the class online described above verse a traditional CPR class in a classroom environment. This class is convenient for the professional whos schedule does not allow for the traditional classroom setting.

After successfully completing all three parts, the student will receive an American Heart Association BLS card valid for two years.

Any questions about this please email us at info@chicagocprnow.com.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions and Policy for common answers to questions.

ONLINE - Advanced Cardiac Life Support (with Skills Check)

Chicago CPR Now is offering Online based Advanced Cardiac Life Support opportunities - this class is conducted Online and in our office. Please see entire description for details and directions on how to participate.

This course is for Healthcare Professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as other who need Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course completion card for job or other requirements.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support emphasizes the importance of Basic Life Support CPR to patient survival, the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions, and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. Simulated clinical scenarios encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as a team leader.

This course relfects the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidlines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This is a web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in a virtual healthcare setting. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about basic and advanced life support.

Key science changes include:
* New CPR sequence
* Continued empasis on high quality CPR
* and the use of continuous waveform camnography to monitor CRP and detect ROSC

These above new science changes are demonstated in 10 interactive scenarios:
* One BLS case
* Seven cases representing cardiovascular, respiratory, and stroke emergencies
* Two Megacodes

Also reviwed during this Online session:
* Knowledge and application of EKG recognition and pharmacology
* Team dynamics
* Effective Team Leader skills
* Treating virtual patients with current ACLS algorithms
* Videos that summarize critical concepts
* Debriefings and coaching after each simulation
* Hyperlinks referencing sections of the ACLS provider manual

A multiple choice test containing 50 questions is also performed online. See Part 3 below regarding written test.

This Online course enables students to take the class at their own pace and more importantly at their own schedule. With that said this course is not any shorter by any means. Part 1 can take a considerable amount of time - depending on the students study habits and time allowances.

Benefits of taking this class online:
* Self paced
* Skills Checks are quick and easy
* Access to all information in the course for 24 months following activation
* No textbooks required
* Online access to the ACLS Providers Manual
* Online access to the ECC Handbook
* Online access to the 2010 Guidelines for CPR and ECC

Successful completion of the full ACLS course includes 3 parts:
Part 1 - Successful completion of the HeartCode ACLS online portion
Part 2 - Hands on skills practice at our office (15-30 minutes)
Part 3 - Skills test at our office (15-30 minutes including a written test)

Please see our Skills Check Information Page before continuing as it includes informaiton on how to make an appointment for your Skills Session.

Your ACLS Providers card will be issued after successful completion of all 3 parts. After Part 1, you have 60 days to complete Part 2 and Part 3 (these parts are completed the same day).

Prerequisites:
* Current / Valid BLS for the Healthcare Provider card

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions and Policy for common answers to questions.

There are NO refundes for this course after a keycode has been issued.

ONLINE - Pediatric Advanced Life Support (with Skills Check)

Chicago CPR Now is offering Online based Pediatric Advanced Life Support opportunities - this class is conducted Online and in our office. Please see entire description for details and directions on how to participate.

This course is for Healthcare Professionals who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who need a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course completion card for job or other requirements.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support emphasizes the importance of Basic Life Support CPR to patient survival, the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions, and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. Simulated clinical scenarios encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as a team leader.

This course relfects the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidlines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This is a web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in a virtual healthcare setting. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about basic and advanced life support.

Key science changes include:
* New CPR sequence
* Continued empasis on high quality CPR
* and the use of continuous waveform camnography to monitor CRP and detect ROSC

These above new science changes are demonstated in 12 interactive scenarios:
* Two airway obstruction cases
* 4 shock cases (hypovolemic, distributive, obstructive, and cardiogenic)
* Disordered control of breathing
* Lunch tissue disease
* MegaCode Bradycardia
* MegaCode Narrow complex tachycardia
* MegaCode PEA/Asystole
* MegaCode VF/VT

Also reviwed during this Online session:
* Knowledge and application of EKG recognition and pharmacology
* Team dynamics
* Effective Team Leader skills
* Treating virtual patients with current ACLS algorithms
* Videos that summarize critical concepts
* Debriefings and coaching after each simulation
* Hyperlinks referencing sections of the ACLS provider manual

A multiple choice test containing 33 questions is also performed online. See Part 3 below regarding written test.

This Online course enables students to take the class at their own pace and more importantly at their own schedule. With that said this course is not any shorter by any means. Part 1 can take a considerable amount of time - depending on the students study habits, time allowances, and more importantly the time the students sets aside for this.

Benefits of taking this class online:
* Self paced
* Skills Checks are quick and easy
* Access to all information in the course for 24 months following activation
* No textbooks required
* Online access to the ACLS Providers Manual
* Online access to the ECC Handbook
* Online access to the 2010 Guidelines for CPR and ECC

Successful completion of the full PALS course includes 3 parts:
Part 1 - Successful completion of the HeartCode ACLS online portion
Part 2 - Hands on skills practice at our office (15-30 minutes)
Part 3 - Skills test at our office (15-30 minutes including a written test)

Please see our Skills Check Information Page before continuing as it includes informaiton on how to make an appointment for your Skills Session.

Your PALS Providers card will be issued after successful completion of all 3 parts. After Part 1, you have 60 days to complete Part 2 and Part 3 (these parts are completed the same day).

Prerequisites:
* Current / Valid BLS for the Healthcare Provider card

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions and Policy for common answers to questions.

There are NO refundes for this course after a keycode has been issued.

ONLINE - Heartsaver CPR / AED (with Skills Check)

This is an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR / AED class offered online - this class is conducted both online and at our office. Please see entire description for details and directions on how to participate.

This is not a suitable class for anyone working in or planning on working in any kind of healthcare environment. If you have any doubts regarind which class you need to take consult with your employer and/or any kind of accrediting agency.

This Heartsaver CPR / AED class reflectes the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This web-based, self-directed course, that uses care-based scenarios to teach students First Aid knowledge.

Topics Include:
* Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
* Adult, Child, and Infant choking
* Use of the Automatic External Defibrilator (AED)

Includes interactive exercises, videos, and skills check. Completed in 3 Parts.

Part 1 - the online portion (time varies by student)
Part 2 - a hand-on skills session, at our office (15-30 minutes)
Part 3 - a skills test, at our office (15-30 minutes)

Skills Session: Your skills session can be performed before or after many of scheduled classes. When you are ready to complete Part 2 and Part 3, simply review our schedule online. There you can sign up for Skills Checks or email our office to schedule a Skills Check before or after many of our scheduled classes - 30-60 minutes before classes in most cases or shortly after the scheduled end time of classes.

Please see our Skills Check Information Page before continuing as it includes informaiton on how to make an appointment for your Skills Session.

Highlights:
* Access to the course for 24 months following registration / activation
* Online access to the Heartsaver CPR / AED student workbook
* Certificate of completion available to print when Part 1 has been completed successfully
* Course features tool for taking and referencing notes

Note: There is no difference in the appearance of cards when taking the class online described above verse a traditional First Aid class in a classroom environment. This class is convenient for the professional whos schedule does not allow for the traditional classroom setting.

After successfully completing all three parts, the student will receive an American Heart Association CPR / AED card valid for two years.

Any questions about this please email us at info@chicagocprnow.com.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions and Policy for common answers to questions.

ONLINE - Heartsaver FIRST AID / CPR / AED (with Skills Check)

This is an American Heart Association First Aid / CPR / AED class offered online - this class is conducted both online and at our office. Please see entire description for details and directions on how to participate.

This is not a suitable class for anyone working in or planning on working in any kind of healthcare environment. If you have any doubts regarind which class you need to take consult with your employer and/or any kind of accrediting agency.

This First Aid class reflectes the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This web-based, self-directed course, that uses care-based scenarios to teach students First Aid knowledge.

CPR / AED Topics Include:
* Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
* Adult, Child, and Infant choking
* Use of the Automatic External Defibrilator (AED)

First Aid Topics Include:
* First Aid Basics
* Medical Emergencies
* Injury Emergencies
* Environmental Emergences

Includes interactive exercises, videos, and skills check. Completed in 3 Parts.

Part 1 - the online portion (time varies by student)
Part 2 - a hand-on skills session, at our office (15-30 minutes)
Part 3 - a skills test, at our office (15-30 minutes)

Skills Session: Your skills session can be performed before or after many of scheduled classes. When you are ready to complete Part 2 and Part 3, simply review our schedule online. There you can sign up for Skills Checks or email our office to schedule a Skills Check before or after many of our scheduled classes - 30-60 minutes before classes in most cases or shortly after the scheduled end time of classes.

Please see our Skills Check Information Page before continuing as it includes informaiton on how to make an appointment for your Skills Session.

Highlights:
* Access to the course for 24 months following registration / activation
* Online access to the Heartsaver First Aid student workbook
* Certificate of completion available to print when Part 1 has been completed successfully
* Course features tool for taking and referencing notes

Note: There is no difference in the appearance of cards when taking the class online described above verse a traditional First Aid class in a classroom environment. This class is convenient for the professional whos schedule does not allow for the traditional classroom setting.

After successfully completing all three parts, the student will receive an American Heart Association First Aid / CPR / AED card valid for two years.

Any questions about this please email us at info@chicagocprnow.com.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions and Policy for common answers to questions.

ONLINE - Heartsaver FIRST AID (with Skills Check)

This is an American Heart Association First Aid class offered online - this class is conducted both online and at our office. Please see entire description for details and directions on how to participate.

This is First Aid only! No CPR skills are offered during this class.

If taking this class for work purposes please consult with any employer and/or accreditation institution if First Aid is required (if applicable).

This First Aid class reflectes the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines. This web-based, self-directed course, that uses care-based scenarios to teach students First Aid knowledge.

Topics Include:
* First Aid Basics
* Medical Emergencies
* Injury Emergencies
* Environmental Emergences

Includes interactive exercises, videos, and skills check. Completed in 3 Parts.

Part 1 - the online portion (time varies by student)
Part 2 - a hand-on skills session, at our office (15-30 minutes)
Part 3 - a skills test, at our office (15-30 minutes)

Skills Session: Your skills session can be performed before or after many of scheduled classes. When you are ready to complete Part 2 and Part 3, simply review our schedule online. There you can sign up for Skills Checks or email our office to schedule a Skills Check before or after many of our scheduled classes - 30-60 minutes before classes in most cases or shortly after the scheduled end time of classes.

Please see our Skills Check Information Page before continuing as it includes informaiton on how to make an appointment for your Skills Session.

Highlights:
* Access to the course for 24 months following registration / activation
* Online access to the Heartsaver First Aid student workbook
* Certificate of completion available to print when Part 1 has been completed successfully
* Course features tool for taking and referencing notes

Note: There is no difference in the appearance of cards when taking the class online described above verse a traditional First Aid class in a classroom environment. This class is convenient for the professional whos schedule does not allow for the traditional classroom setting.

After successfully completing all three parts, the student will receive an American Heart Association First Aid card valid for two years.

Any questions about this please email us at info@chicagocprnow.com.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions and Policy for common answers to questions.

ONLINE - Bloodborne Pathogen Training (OSHA standard)

This course is for anyone with a reasonable chance of coming into contact with a blood borne pathogens (BBP), primarily in the work place. Work places/occupations include, but not limited to, the following: Childcare workers, correctional officers, security guards, school personnel, hotel/motel personnel, maintenance workers, health and fitness club staff, tattoo artists, and anyone working in the medical field. While this list is not all inclusive, it serves as a purpose to start identifying who needs Bloodborne Pathogen Training.

This courses teaches you how to protect yourselve and others from being exposed to blood or bloodd-containing materials.

This course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens (BBP) training when paired with sitte-specific instruction.

Students taking this class learn how to:
Protect themselves from exposure to bloodborne pathogens
Act when exposed to blood or blood-containing materials in the workplace
Clean themselves and the area when exposed to blood or blood-containing materials in the work place
Tell or report any exposre to blood or blood-containing materials in the work place


If you have any questions about this class please contact us at info@chicagocprnow.com.

Skills Check Appointment (information on how to set up)

This is a means to schedule a Skills Check at our office after completing Part 1 of the online classes we offer. However, we encourage you to read the information below, review our class calendar, and to then email our office.

Important: If you are requiring a Skills Check as soon as possible, it is encouraged to contact our offices for an appointment before purchasing an online class to ensure an appointment can be made according to your schedule.

Email us at info@chicagocprnow.com to schedule your Skills Check

List of Online Classes:
* Heartsaver CPR / AED
* Heartsaver First Aid / CPR / AED
* Heartsaver First Aid
* Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens (does NOT require a Skills Check)

* BLS for the Healthcare Provider
* Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
* Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Once you have completed Part 1 of any of the Online courses, you are able to schedule Part 2 and Part 3 (same day appointment) at our office. Read the note below regarding which days we are likely to scheduled a Skills Check - review our online calendar as well to review which days we will be in the office.

Scheduling a Skills Check:
Keep in mind Skills Checks can be performed before or after many of our scheduled classes. Please be sure to review our online calendar for reference to our class schedule. Note - not all instructors are able to perform Skills Checks so it is absolutly necessary to contact our office and arrange an appoitnment. Showing up unannounced will likely result in being asked to email our office and make an appointment.

If you purchased Part 1 somewhere else and you would like to schedule a Skills Check:
Email our office. We will email you directions on how to schedule your Skills Check.

While you can click on dates below or on our class calendar to register, it is often easier to email our office informing us which Skills Check you want to schedule and what date(s) you have in mind.

If you have any questions about scheduling a Skills Check plelase email our office at info@chicagocprnow.com.

Attention:
* Skills Checks can often be performed before or after BLS classes
- most Thursdays at 5:30pm (later hours after class, please email)
- most Saturdays at 8:30am (later hours after class, please email) 

* Skills Checks can often be performed before ACLS or PALS classes (occassionaly after classes)
- at 8:30am  (later hours after class, please email)

* Skills Checks before or after Heartsaver classes
- please email for availability

Simply contact our office via email and make your request. However, like mentioned above not every instructor is able to perform a Skill Check so you must contact our office and make a request.  Therefore it may be a good idea to have more then one date in mind.

Note - when coming to class for a Skills Check after a class is in session please do not interrupt the ongoing class, they are likely to just be finishing or getting ready to leave. Thanks for your anticipated cooperation.

Cash or Money Registration Information

This is not an actual class, please do not attempt to register for this class.

Students who wish to pay with cash have the following option:

Make an appointment to come to our office to pay for class you would like to attend.
Review our schedule online and request an appointment via email (info@chicagocprnow.com) to schedule your appointment. Appointments can be accommodated before or after many classes - you must email to arrange your appointment. Walk ins will often be turned away because not all instructors are able to add/edit class rosters. Please keep this in mind before you try and arrive unexpectedly at our offices.

If you pay with cash, you must bring exact cash - no checks, money orders, or credit cards accepted at our office (please use website for credit card transactions). When you pay you will sign a copy of our policy, please be sure to review it. Just because you are paying with cash does not allow any deviation from our posted policy regarding refunds or other transactions such as cancellation or rescheduling. Failure to follow these policies will result in the loss of your money, just as any credit card transaction. Money will not be transferred by any other means other than a scheduled appointment with the original student nor will money be transferred to another individual other than the student who registered for class.

Failure to attend class or not following the proper procedures for rescheduling or cancellation according to our policy that is avaialble online and/or available at our office will result in forfeiture of all funds. Chicago CPR Now is not responsible if you are unable to schedule another appointment at our offices.

Chicago CPR Now strongly encourages all students to register via our online registration process. If this is necessary, please contact Chicago CPR Now immediately via email after reviewing our schedule to make your cash payment as classes fill up quickly.

It is difficult to pay for class the same day or with short notice, therefore advanced notice (at least 10 days) is suggested to ensure your seat can be reserved.



Thanks for your cooperation,
Chicago CPR Now


In addition to the excellent instructor, I was happy that there were many times for me to choose from. I'm busy!

Erika B. -- Yelper