McLaren Flint
American Heart Programs In Flin

American Heart Programs

Heartsaver Courses

Click here for a list of classes and to register.

Heartsaver classroom courses feature 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.  For more detailed information click on the classroom courses below to go to there AHA description Pages.

At McLaren these courses can be take in different combinations with each other for discounted rates or separately.  If you do not see a date for the course you are looking for please

Basic Life Support

Course Description:

“This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

Skills taught include:

  • Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
  • Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
  • CPR with an advanced airway”

Click here for a list of BLS classes and to register.

For more information email

Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization - PEARS

Course Description:
The American Heart Association's Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization course is designed to help healthcare providers develop the knowledge and skills needed for emergency evaluation and treatment of seriously ill infants and children, whether in or out of hospital. Through the PEARS course, providers are taught how to recognize respiratory distress, shock and cardiac arrest, and provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. The goal of PEARS is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

PEARS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader. Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts: Pediatric Assessment, Assessment & Management of Respiratory Problems, Recognition & Management of Shock, Identification & Management of Cardiac Arrest and the Resuscitation Team Concept.

Course Length:
Full program: 6 hours (approx.)
Recertification: 5 hours (approx.)

Intended Audience:
The course is for healthcare providers, with a current BLS Provider Card, such as Medical First Responders (MFR) Emergency Medical technicians (EMTs), medical and surgical nurses, school nurses and any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill infants and children.

****This course is not designed for Paramedics or Registered Nurses. Paramedics or Registered Nurses in need of an advanced pediatric course should register for PALS.****

Card Type: Course completion

Written/Skills Exam: Required for completion card

Cost:
Full program: $125.00
Recertification: $125.00
Click here for a list of PEARS classes and to register.

Program:
Click here for a list of classes and to register.
For more information email David.Benn@mclaren.org or call (810) 342-2402.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Course - ACLS

Course Description:

The American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course is totally redesigned for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital.  Through the ACLS course, providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.  ACLS 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. 

ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader.  Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts:  proficiency in basic life support care; recognizing and initiating early management of peri-arrest 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; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

Course Length:
Full program: 14hours (approx.)
Recertification: 6 hours (approx) 

Intended Audience:
The course is designed for medical providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

Card Type:  Course completion

Written/Skills Exam:   Required for completion card

Cost:  Full program:  $200.00;  Recertification:  $150.00

Full program:  $200.00
Click here for a list of ACLS classes and to register.

(Call for McLaren Health Care Corporation Affiliation pricing) 

For more information email Christopher.Patrello@mclaren.org or call (810) 342-2380.

Pediatric Advance Life Support

Course Description:
The completely redesigned American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support course is based on new science evidence from the 2010 AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. The goal of the PALS course is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

PALS uses classroom-based instruction with small group interactions to teach and reinforce skills. Students also use learning stations for practice of essential skills and must show proficiency with simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation.

Skills taught include:

  • 1- and 2-rescuer Child & Infant CPR and AED use
  • Cardiac, Respiratory & Shock Case Discussions & Simulations
  • Management of Respiratory Emergencies
  • Rhythm Disturbances & Electrical Therapy
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
  • Vascular Access
  • Resuscitation Team Concept

Course Length:
Full Program: 14 hours (approximately)
Recertification: 5 hours (approximately)

Intended Audience:
For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.

Materials Provided:
Provider Manual with Pocket Reference Card (Full Course Only)

Card Type:
PALS Provider Card

Written/Skills Exam:
Required for completion card

Full Provider Cost:$250.00
Recertification Cost:  $210.00
Click here for a list of PALS classes and to register.

For more information email Christopher.Patrello@mclaren.org or call (810) 342-2380.

AHA Instructor Course

ng an American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor:

 

  1. Complete an Instructor Candidate Application when enrolling in this Instructor Course. .
  2. Have current AHA provider status in the discipline of the Instructor Course, and be proficient in all the skills of that discipline. Disciplines include ACLS, BLS, PALS, PEARS® and Heartsaver®. 
  3. Create an account on the AHA Instructor Network, Here, and chose to align with McLaren Flint as their training center.
  4. Complete the online course “BLS Instructor Update” on the AHA Instructor network
  5. Successfully complete the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course (THAT IS THIS CLASS).  Click here for a list of classes and to register.
  6. Successfully be monitored teaching your first course within six months after completing the Instructor Course. Training Center Coordinators may require additional monitoring. Required for completion card

Course Length: 8 hours (approximately)

Course Requirements: Must have current Provider Card for the Discipline (copy of cards required with registration) 

Materials Provided: Discipline Specific Instructors Manual

Card Type: Instructor Card

(Call for McLaren Health Care Corporation Affiliation pricing, Must have Manager send Conference Request with Registration if Department is Paying)