There are various CPR training programs in the market today: American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross (ARC), American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI), MEDIC First Aid, and the National Safety Council (NSC), just to mention a few. The AHA has been at the forefront and the leader in resuscitation science, education, and training, and publisher of the official Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. It is no surprise that the AHA program is the most widely utilized.
ASHI training programs are equivalent to the training programs developed and administered by the American Heart Association® (AHA) and the American National Red Cross (ARC).
The ASHI CPR, AED, and Basic First Aid combination training is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and conforms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR, ECC, and First Aid. It is an ideal and acceptable certification for construction workers, CNAs, Home Health Aides, caregivers in Residential Care Facilities, life guards, security guards, church personnel and more. There are some school districts that require CPR and First Aid certifications by the AHA.
Healthcare Providers who work in a hospital or clinic setting would almost certainly need a Basic Life Support (BLS) course completion card from the AHA-when you're in doubt, defer to your employer as to what CPR certification program is acceptable.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, require hands-on instruction and evaluation for certification. Both programs meet or exceed the OSHA requirement and offer two-year CPR certification for laypersons, community or workplace CPR training. ASHI courses that contain psychomotor skills require an in-person, hands-on skill evaluation by a current and properly authorized ASHI instructor to verify skill competency prior to issuance of a certification card.
OSHA recommends that every workplace include one or more employees who are trained and certified in first aid, including CPR. The American Heart Association Heartsaver courses are ideally suited to meet job, regulatory or other
Heartsaver® courses are for anyone with limited or no medical training
who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory or other
requirements. Please join our Yuba City and Sacramento CPR classes if you are a teacher, childcare worker, fitness trainer, corporate worker, restaurant employee, lifeguards, coach, parent, babysitter, police officers or anyone who wants to learn how to do CPR. First Aid and CPR classes are also available in our Yuba City location.
The Sacramento CPR training offers classroom courses that involve group
interaction and hands-on coaching and feedback from an American Heart
Association Instructor. Classroom courses may be conducted onsite at the
company’s location. Heartsaver courses are designed to meet OSHA
Continuing Education credit units are available for the
California Board of Registered Nursing, Dental Board of California, California
Department of Public Health and California Emergency Medical Services
Authority. The CPR Lady offers CEUs to Certified Medical Assistants (CMA),
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Home Health Aides (HHA), Certified Personal
Trainers (CPT) with American Council on Exercise (ACE), Aerobics and Fitness
Association of America (AFAA), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM),
National Council of Strength and Fitness (NCSF), and National Federation of
Professional Trainers (NFPT), Dentists (DDS or DMD), Dental Assistants (RDA),
Dental Hygienists (RDH), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Paramedics
(Medic), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), Psychiatric Technicians (Psych
Tech), Occupational Therapists (OT), Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA), Pharmacists
(RPh), Pharmacy Technician (Ph Tech), Physician Assistants (PA), Physical
Therapists (PT), Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA), Respiratory Care
Practioners (RCP), Respiratory Therapists (RT), Registered Nurses (RN) and
Nurse Practioners (NP).
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge
and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials
for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not
represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course,
except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent
income to the AHA.