Class Schedule

ACLS / BLS / CPR / First Aid   

  

Select either:

 

- Classroom training - You complete the entire course in the classroom at Start the Heart’s training center in Wexford. Your eCard is issued that day.                                                                                        or

- Online Blended Learning - You complete the course from home via Online Blended Learning, then you come to Start the Heart and complete your practice/skills test.  Your eCard is issued that day.

 

Both training options provide the SAME course information, hands-on practice, skills test, and same day eCard.

 

    

       LET'S GET YOU REGISTERED!

 

  • Select from either:

                - Classroom  or

                - Online Blended Learning

  • Select the course.
  • Select a date. 
  • Continue with registration. 
  • Use your personal email to register. 
  • Read your email confirmation. 
  • See you in class!

   

NOTICE:

 If you urgently need your BLS or ACLS card to be able to return to work, you can complete the course online, then we will TRY to arrange a skills test for you quickly, which would also provide your AHA e-card on the same day.

 

Call for details.  724.622.7229

 

          

CLASSROOM TRAINING - 

CLASSROOM training is held at Start the Heart's Training Center.

The complete course is done in the classroom. NO online training involved.

Start the Heart, LLC  is located at 11269 Perry Highway - Wexford, PA  15090

    Google review  ~

    Emily M. -  Recently took an ACLS class at Start the Heart. The staff was super knowledgeable / helpful, and all the equipment was brand new. I would highly recommend taking a class / re-cert here!

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    American Heart Association - ACLS -  RENEWAL

    Precourse Requirements:

    • Current BLS Provider Card - If your BLS card is expired, you can take the BLS Online Blended Learning course and then do you BLS skills test on the same day as your ACLS class. Call Brenda for details and to set it up. 724-622-7229
    • Current ACLS Provider Card
    • > 70% on Precourse Self-Assessment
    • Proficiency in BLS skills and AED use.

    The ACLS Course does not teach ECG rhythm recognition or pharmacology.  Make sure you know the ECG and pharmacology information in the Precourse Self-Assessment.

    Take the FREE mandatory Precourse Self-Assessment at:  www.heart.org/eccstudent and use the code "ACLS 15"

     The ACLS COURSE COVERS:

    • Basic life support skills
    • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
    • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
    • Airway management
    • Related pharmacology
    • Management of ACS and Stroke
    • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

    WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE

    • Healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies
    • Emergency Response
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Intensive Care
    • Critical Care Units

     

    NOTE:

    If a date below is in BLACK, the class is FULL. Select another date in RED, or consider taking the same course via Online Blended Learning with a Skills session.

     

    BLS PROVIDER -  This BLS PROVIDER course is for HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS and NURSING STUDENTS who have never taken the BLS course.

    If you work for AHN or UPMC or you are a Healthcare provider in any capacity, this is the correct class for you. Class end times can vary depending on class size.

     

    • eCard provided within 8 hours of class.
    • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants.
    • The AHA BLS Chain of Survival.
    • Use of the AED.
    • Team Dynamics
    • Effective ventilation using a barrier device.
    • Effective team - multi rescuer resuscitation and performance during CPR.
    • Relief of foreign body airway (Choking) adult, children, infants. 

     

    NOTE !!

    If a date below is in BLACK, the class is FULL. Select another date in RED, or consider taking the same course via Online Blended Learning with a Skills session. 

     

     

    BLS RENEWAL -  This BLS Renewal course is for HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS and NURSING STUDENTS who have previously taken the BLS Provider Course.

    If you work for AHN or UPMC or you are a Healthcare provider in any capacity, this is the correct class for you.  Class end times can vary depending on class size.

     

    • eCard provided within 8 hours of class.
    • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants.
    • The AHA BLS Chain of Survival.
    • Use of the AED.
    • Team Dynamics
    • Effective ventilation using a barrier device.
    • Effective team - multi rescuer resuscitation and performance during CPR.
    • Relief of foreign body airway (Choking) adult, children, infants. 

     

    NOTE !!

    If a date below is in BLACK, the class is FULL. Select another date in RED, or consider taking the same course via Online Blended Learning with a Skills session.

     

     

    This ASHI Pedi First Aid / CPR / AED course is PA Keys recognized and approved.

    This course is excellent for new parents, grandparents, babysitters, adopting parents, foster parents, daycare workers, childcare workers, camp counselors, teachers, or anyone who works around children.

    • Adult / Child / Infant    CPR / AED / Care of Choking

    The First Aid portion of this course covers the following but is not limited to:

    • Breathing Problems
    • Diabetes
    • Seizures
    • Shock
    • Bleeding
    • Mouth Injuries
    • Broken Bones / Sprains
    • Burns
    • Bites / Stings
    • Temperature Related Emergencies  Heat & Cold
    • Poison
    • Eye Injuries / Fever
    • 2 Year Certification Card Issued with Digital Student Book
           The ECSI CPR/AED course provides training in:
    • Adult / Child / Infant 
    • CPR / AED / Choking 
    • 2 yr. ECSI Completion Card provided.

    This course is for every work place; corporations, businesses, offices, hotels, contractors, security, teachers, parents, lifeguards, camps, family members, fitness instructors, child care providers, babysitters, scouts. This CPR / AED course is empowering.

    ***  IF YOU ARE IN HEALTHCARE, IN ANY CAPACITY, THIS IS NOT THE COURSE FOR YOU. YOU NEED THE BLS PROVIDER COURSE!

    To access your online manual, please follow the instructions included with the access code.

       

    This course provides training in standard First Aid. To list some topics covered:

    • Bleeding and Wounds
    • Shock
    • Burns
    • Head and Spinal Injuries
    • Chest and Abdominal Injuries
    • Medical Emergencies
    • Poisoning
    • Bites/Stings
    • Heat and Cold Emergencies
    • 2 yr. ECSI Completion Card provided
    This ECSI First Aid course meets job related requirements as defined by OSHA, the Joint Commission, and state offices of EMS, Education and Health.
                
    This course is for every work place; corporations, businesses, offices, hotels, contractors, security, teachers, 
    parents, lifeguards, camps, family members, fitness instructors, child care providers, babysitters, scouts. 
     
    To access your online manual, please follow the instructions included with the access code.
     
    This First Aid / CPR & AED course is empowering.

    ECSI  First Aid / CPR & AED

          The ECSI First Aid & CPR/AED course provides training in:
    • Adult / Child / Infant 
    • CPR / AED / Choking
    • Bleeding and Wounds
    • Shock
    • Burns
    • Head and Spinal Injuries
    • Chest and Abdominal Injuries
    • Medical Emergencies
    • Poisoning
    • Bites/Stings
    • Heat and Cold Emergencies
    • 2 yr. ECSI Completion Card provided.
                   
               This ECSI First Aid / CPR & AED course meets job related requirements as defined by OSHA, the Joint      Commission, and state offices of EMS, Education and Health.
                
    This course is for every work place; corporations, businesses, offices, hotels, contractors, security, teachers, 
    parents, lifeguards, camps, family members, fitness instructors, child care providers, babysitters, scouts. 
     
    To access your online manual, please follow the instructions included with the access code.
     
    This First Aid / CPR & AED course is empowering.

    ONLINE BLENDED LEARNING

    Select and purchase the course below that you wish to take.

    Part 1 is the convenient online course that covers the cognitive portion of the course.

    Parts 2 & 3 are combined. This is the Hands-on Practice / Skills Test with a Start the Heart instructor. The date you select is the date you wish to take your Skills Test with us.

     

    This is a very convenient way to complete your course training, on your terms, at home. Your Skills test will take about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the course you take.

     

    Your email confirmation will include your ACCESS CODE to the Online course. Follow the directions -

      Google review  ~

      Emily M. -  Recently took an ACLS class at Start the Heart. The staff was super knowledgeable / helpful, and all the equipment was brand new. I would highly recommend taking a class / re-cert here.

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      The AHA Blended Learning Package for ACLS Healthcare Providers includes:

      • AHA  - ACLS Course Key for the online portion (Part 1) of the course.
      • The Skills Practice / Testing Session (Parts 2 & 3) with a Start the Heart, AHA - ACLS Instructor.
      • 2-year eCard.

      The date you select below is for your Skills Practice / Testing Session. Be sure to allow yourself enough time to complete the Online Part 1 prior to your Skills Practice / Testing Session.  This is a  l-o-n-g course.

      You must bring to your Skills session:

      • Precourse self-assessment results
      • Your ACLS online course completion certificate
      • Photo ID
      • Current BLS Provider card

       

      NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE!

      Read and follow the directions in the course tutorial!  It will save you a lot of time and confusion as you go forward with the case scenarios.

       

      The Blended Learning Package for BLS for Healthcare Providers includes a Course Key for the online portion (Part 1) of the course, and the Skills Practice / Testing Session (Parts 2 & 3) with a Start the Heart, AHA - BLS Instructor.

      The date you are selecting below is for your Skills Practice / Testing Session. Be sure to allow yourself enough time to complete the Online Part 1 prior to your Skills Practice / Testing Session. You must bring your course Completion Certificate with you to the Skills session.

      The Blended Learning Package for Heartsaver CPR AED includes a Course Key for the online portion (Part 1) of the course, and the Skills Practice / Testing Session (Parts 2 & 3) with a Start the Heart, AHA - BLS Instructor.

      The date you are selecting below is for your Skills Practice / Testing Session. Be sure to allow yourself enough time to complete the Online Part 1 prior to your Skills Practice / Testing Session.

      You must bring your course Completion Certificate with you to the Skills session.

      The Blended Learning Package for Heartsaver First Aid includes a Course Key for the online portion (Part 1) of the course, and the Skills Practice /Testing Session (Parts 2 & 3) with a Start the Heart, AHA - BLS Instructor.

      The date you are selecting below is for your Skills Practice / Testing Session. Be sure to allow yourself enough time to complete the Online Part 1 prior to your Skills Practice / Testing Session. You must bring your course Completion Certificate with you to the Skills session

      The Blended Learning Package for Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED includes a Course Key for the online portion (Part 1) of the course, and the Skills Practice / Testing Session (Parts 2 & 3) with a Start the Heart, AHA - BLS Instructor.

      The date you are selecting below is for your Skills Practice / Testing Session. Be sure to allow yourself enough time to complete the Online Part 1 prior to your Skills Practice / Testing Session. You must bring your course Completion Certificate with you to the Skills session.

      The Blended Learning Package for Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED includes a Course Key for the online portion (Part 1) of the course, and the Skills Practice / Testing Session (Parts 2 & 3) with a Start the Heart, AHA - BLS Instructor.

      The date you are selecting below is for your Skills Practice / Testing Session. Be sure to allow yourself enough time to complete the Online Part 1 prior to your Skills Practice / Testing Session.

      You must bring your course Completion Certificate with you to the Skills session.

      The Blended Online Course Package - CPR & AED for Adult / Child / Infant includes a Course Key to create your account and log on, access the Online Course & Activities, and the Skills Check with Start the Heart, your Authorized ECSI Education Center.

      You must bring your Completion Acknowledgment Form with you to your Skills Check.

      The date you are selecting below is for your Skills Check.  Be sure to allow yourself enough time to complete the Online Course prior to your Skills Check.

      Once you have successfully completed your Skills Check, you will be issued an ECSI Completion Card, valid for 2 years.

       

      The Blended Online Course Package - First Aid / CPR & AED includes a Course Key to create your account and log on, access the Online Course & Activities, and the Skills Check with Start the Heart, your Authorized ECSI Education Center.

      You must bring your Completion Acknowledgment Form with you to your Skills Check.

      The date you are selecting below is for your Skills Check.  Be sure to allow yourself enough time to complete the Online Course prior to your Skills Check.

      Once you have successfully completed your Skills Check, you will be issued an ECSI Completion Card, valid for 2 years.

      This course is done completely online, no skills check required.  Print off completion certificate when finished with the online course.

      Meets current training requirements of OSHA.

      Designed for students and employees who are at risk for occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials.

      Includes information on tuberculosis and other airborne pathogens.

      SKILLS TEST ONLY

      If you have completed Part 1 through the AHA website (or through ECSI for the NON-healthcare provider,)  you are welcome to complete Parts 2 & 3 with Start the Heart!

      Parts 2 & 3, the Hands-on Practice / Skills Test is designed for anyone who HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED the Online Part 1. 

       

      Participants who successfully complete Part 1, including the written exam, MUST print and bring with them to the Skills Test, the PRINTABLE CERTIFICATE, granting them entrance to Parts 2 & 3, the Hands-on Practice / Skills Test with a Start the Heart instructor. 

       

       

        Practice/Skills Test Session/ Parts 2 & 3

        eLearning Practice/Skills Test Sessions are designed for anyone who HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED American Heart Association Online Part 1.  We provide Practice/Skills Test Session Parts 2 & 3 for all Heartsaver courses, BLS - Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers and ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

        The Practice/Skills Test Session Part 2 & 3 allows the participant to practice their skills followed by testing their skills with an AHA Certified Instructor. Upon successful completion of testing, a AHA 2 yr. Certification Card is provided.

        Practice/Skills Test Session/ Parts 2 & 3

        eLearning Practice/Skills Test Sessions are designed for anyone who HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED American Heart Association Online Part 1.  We provide Practice/Skills Test Session Parts 2 & 3 for all Heartsaver courses, BLS - Basic Life Suport for Healthcare Providers and ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

        The Practice/Skills Test Session Part 2 & 3 allows the participant to practice their skills followed by testing their skills with an AHA Certified Instructor. Upon successful completion of testing, a AHA 2 yr. Certification Card is provided.

        PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL START THE HEART IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT:

        -  THE BABYSITTER EDUCATION & SAFETY TRAINING 

        -  THE PET EMERGENCY TRAINING

        -  CARD REPLACEMENT

             

               724-622-7229

           CPR@StartTheHeart.com

           BABYSITTER EDUCATION & SAFETY TRAINING

           

          To learn more about this class, and/or to register, go to  www.bestbabysittertraining.com

          - You may also register by clicking on a date below.

           

          This awesome babysitter course is designed for young adolescents, 11-14 years old. This is the BEST Babysitter training available in the Pittsburgh region! Your adolescent will LOVE this class! 

           

          Scouts and groups are welcome to schedule a private class for 10 or more kids.

           

           

          Pet Emergency Training  $40
           
          First Aid and CPR for your pets!  
           
          This is an excellent course for anyone who has the privilege of owning a dog or cat. 
          The course includes PET CPR and First Aid, providing you with the knowledge and skills needed to assist and aid your PET in an emergency situation.
           
          Presented by Dr. Donna Schuring.
           
          Training can be provided at your place or at our Wexford training center.
           
          Call for details -
          724-622-7229
                    or
                 Email 

            We're sorry to hear that you have misplaced your paper card!  (This does NOT apply to eCards)

            We can ONLY reissue paper replacement cards for paper cards originally issued by Start the Heart, LLC.  We provided you with the ORIGINAL paper card, therefore, we cannot mail you a copy of your card. We will issue you a 2nd paper card.

            NOTE:  The replacement paper card will be mailed USPS so be sure to use a current mailing address on your request. Start the Heart will NOT be responsible for paper cards that "get lost or damaged in the mail".  If you want to pick up your paper card at our training center when we are there, you are welcome to do so.

            Call us at 724-622-7229 to make arrangements if you want to pick up your paper card at our training center.

             Thank you!

             

             CLICK on:  Purchase this course - $20.00 to order your replacement card - then continue with registration.

              

            What people are saying ...                                                                                                    on Google 

             

            Lynda  *****

            I have been contracting with Start the Heart, LLC since the first class they delivered for our school, many years ago. After hearing the glowing remarks from the participants about how thorough the instructors are, how enjoyable the class was and that they had never had such good CPR classes before, I decided to give all of our school's business to them. Since that time, they have conducted countless courses (for those who need BLS, or CPR with First Aid, etc.) on site (with individuals occasionally going to their storefront where they also conduct classes). They have also assisted me in arranging for the training of our entire staff in extra large classes, all the while bringing and setting up their own equipment, including mats, projection equipment, more manikins than I had ever seen in one place, an efficient way to clean them, easy registration and card access, plus their signature dark chocolate hearts for participants. I would add that while being extremely professional in every aspect of their course delivery, they are also the nicest people you'd ever want to meet. I recommend them to any individual or group, regardless of size, for all of their courses. A more dedicated company for sharing the message of being well prepared for emergencies does not exist. You won't be sorry!

            Brittany   * * * * * 

            I have nothing but great things to say about my experience with Start the Heart! I took a class a long time ago at their first location and absolutely loved it. It was so interactive and they spent a lot of time answering the class' questions and making sure we had a clear understanding of what we were doing. I came back a few years later and was again blown away by the experience. Their new location is twice as big, and their set up is just great! I recommend anyone serious about LEARNING and getting interactive with CPR, sign up at Start the Heart.

            Mary   * * * * *

            Scott and Brenda are absolutely fantastic at Start the Heart... They are funny, informative and passionate about CPR. The classes are very hands-on and they give feedback throughout the course in a constructive way so that you learn the proper techniques. I have been coming here to re-certify my BLS for the past few years and wouldn't think to go anywhere else. They offer classes on the weekends and never cancel regardless of the size of the class! Recommend them without any hesitation!

            Lindsey   * * * * *

            WOW! Took the BLS Provider class today and was simply blown away! I've been certified for nearly 15 years now and this was by far the most engaging and thorough class I've ever taken part in. The space itself is clean, organized, and inviting. Scott and Brenda co-teach a wonderful course with video instruction, class discussion, and hands-on experience. I will recommend them to anyone both in and out of the healthcare field. Thank you for what you do!

            Tiffany   * * * * *

            Highly recommend Start the Heart! Easy to schedule, quick availability of skills test session and knowledgeable instructors who give quality feedback. I have been taking BLS and ACLS for years and this is one of the best instruction / Skills test session experiences I have ever had. Thank you!

             Rebecca   * * * * * 

            This was the best CPR training I have had in the last 20 years for my field of work. They work great together and make everything clear and hands on. I highly recommend! I have been to their training twice and look forward to going, not like past CPR training I have had other places. Great Place!

            Matt   * * * * *

            My office has used Start the Heart for two consecutive years to train our staff in CPR and First Aid readiness and we will use them again in the future. They were easy to communicate with, prompt to respond, and flexible to meet our scheduling and space limitations. On a personal note, I have been certified in CPR/First Aid for almost 20 years and this was definitely the best and most informative class I've taken! I highly recommend them.

             David   * * * * * 

            We use Start the Heart annually and have no intentions of looking elsewhere for CPR / AED / First Aid services. Scott and Brenda are really on top of the subject matter and have answers to all of our employees' questions. We get positive feedback every year from our employees. They also helped us with purchasing products for our First Aid Kits and our AEDs. Highly recommend them for your training needs. You will not be disappointed. 

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            Disclaimer:

            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.

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