CPR

Wake Tech Community College is an AHA (American Heart Association) training center for many of the AHA courses. CPR is a prerequestie for many areas of study, such as the Nursing and Nurse Aide programs, Emergency Medical Services, and Medical Technology. CPR is a basic skill that can be learned at various levels to help save a life.

For more information about AHA programs, contact: 
Tara Overton at [email protected] or 919-866-5399

For questions regarding registration/transfer or payment, contact: 
Allison Norris at [email protected] or 919-866-5823
Requests must be made in writing to Allison Norris prior to the start time of the class.
See official Transfer and Refund Policy

    CPR Class Details

    Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS) - Classroom

    This class is designed specifically for health care workers and students preparing for entry to medical careers and programs. Classes require students to pass both a written test with an 84% or higher and practical exam. American Heart Association (AHA) course completion cards are issued upon successful completion of the course. The AHA certification is valid for two years.

    Class Materials and Requirements

    • You MUST obtain the book AHA Basic Life Support Provider Manual (ISBN 978-1-61669-407-4), which is available at the Wake Tech bookstore. You should review it prior to class and bring it to class with you. The book is required for this class.
    • The pocket face mask will be furnished as part of the class registration fee and will be provided in class.
    • You must arrive to class on time; late arrivals will not be allowed in class. If you fail to show up for class, your registration fee is forfeited.
    • Dress comfortably, as you will be down on the floor working with CPR manikins.
    • This is slotted as a 6- hour course.

    Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid

    This AHA class is designed for members of the general public, teachers, personal trainers, foster parents or any person wanting a basic knowledge of CPR and First aid. This class focuses on basic CPR/AED and First aid skills. Anyone 16 years of age or older may take a Heartsaver Course with no prerequisites. 

    • You must obtain the AHA Heartsaver CPR AED 1st aid provider manual, which is available at WTCC book stores and bring it to class with you.
    • This is a 7 hour course.

    This course can be set up and delivered at your business or location with as few as 8 students. Contact Tara Overton for more details. 


    PALS & PALS Refresher

    The Pediatric Advanced Life Support course is designed for healthcare providers who direct or participate in the resuscitation of pediatric patients in either the pre-hospital or hospital setting. In this course, you will enhance your skills in the treatment of pediatric emergencies through active participation in a series of simulated cardiac, respiratory, and shock cases designed to reinforce important concepts in pediatric resuscitation. 

    PALS Requirements

    • You must have a working knowledge in the rhythm interpretation and cardiovascular pharmacology for pediatric patients.
    • Review, understand, and complete the Pre-course Self-Assessment (mandatory) on the Student Website www.heart.org/eccstudent (code is located on the inside cover of the provider manual) and bring the certificate to class with you.
    • You must have a current AHA BLS provider card.
    • You must have a current PALS Provider Manual and bring it to class.
    • Refresher Candidates should hold a current PALS provider card.

    ACLS & ACLS Refresher

    The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient in either the pre-hospital or the hospital setting. In this course, you will enhance your skills in the treatment of cardiovascular emergencies through active participation in a series of cardiopulmonary cases designed to reinforce important concepts. 

    ACLS Requirements

    • You must have a working knowledge in the rhythm interpretation and cardiovascular pharmacology.
    • Review, understand, and complete the Pre-course Self-Assessment (mandatory) on the Student Website www.heart.org/eccstudent (code is located on the inside cover of the provider manual) and bring the certificate to class with you.
    • You must have a current AHA BLS provider card.
    • You must have a current AHA ACLS Provider Manual and bring it to class.
    • Refresher Candidates should hold a current ACLS provider card.

    BLS OR Heartsaver CPR Instructor Course

    These classes are designed for people that want to teach CPR / AED / First Aid to health care professionals and/or to the general public.  This course is the second step in obtaining AHA Instructor certification and will cover teaching skills, instructor behaviors and corrective feedback, guiding skills practice and testing for AHA Heartsaver and Healthcare Provider Courses.  Completing this course does not certify you as an instructor; the final step for certification is monitoring by your AHA training center. 

    Class Materials and Requirements:

    • Proof of current AHA CPR Certification (Heartsaver or BLS Provider)
    • Proof of alignment with an AHA Training Center (Instructor Candidate Application filled out completely)
    • Proof of completion of the AHA Instructor essentials course for the level certification you are seeking as an instructor. This course can be found at https://www.onlineaha.org/courses A copy of the certificate must be provided prior to the start of class.
    • Instructor manual(s) / videos for discipline candidate wishes to teach.  These items can be purchased from Laerdal Medical, Channing Beta, or World Point.
    • You must bring all items to class and arrive to class on time. Students without required materials and late arrivals will not be allowed in class.  If you fail to show up for class, registration fee is forfeited.  


    Course Catalog & Registration Information

    ACLS- Advanced Cardiac Life SupportSAF-3010H4
    ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in lar...
    ACLS- Advanced Cardiac Life Support RefresherSAF-3010G4
    ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication; systems of care; and immediate, post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. Skills are taught in large group sessions and sm...
    BLS for the HCP CPRSEF-3001A46 available classes
    This course teaches healthcare professionals how to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relieve choking in a timely and effective way. The course uses the American Heart Assoc...
    Heartsaver 1st AidSAF-3010F4
    This course covers the objectives outlined by the American Heart Association for Heartsaver First Aid and enables students to meet AHA criteria for first aid delivery.
    Heartsaver Adult CPR/AEDSEF-3001D4
    This course covers the objectives outlined by the American Heart Association for Heartsaver CPR AED and enables students to meet AHA criteria for CPR and AED use.
    Heartsaver CPR/AEDSAF-3010D4
    This course covers the objectives outlined by the American Heart Association for Heartsaver CPR AED and enables students to meet AHA criteria for CPR and AED use.
    Heartsaver CPR/AED/1st AidSEF-3001B41 available classes
    This course covers the objectives outlined by the American Heart Association for Heartsaver CPR AED 1st Aid and enables students to meet AHA criteria for CPR, AED use, and first aid delivery.
    Initial Bloodborne PathogensSAF-3035C4
    This course is designed to briefly cover the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030 standard, on job exposure to bloodborne pathogens. It covers personnel protective equipment, bloodborne and airborne illnesses, standard precautions, first aid treatment for exposures. and infectious material...
    PALS- RecertificationSAF-3010J4
    In the Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Re-certification course, you will reinforce and enhance your skills in the treatment of pediatric arrest and periarrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated pediatric emergencies. These simulations are designed t...
    PALS- Pediatric Advanced Life SupportSAF-3010I4
    In the initial Pediatric Life Support (PALS) provider course, you will reinforce and enhance your skills in the treatment of pediatric arrest and periarrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated pediatric emergencies. These simulations are designed t...
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