CPR/AED/First Aid Certifications

BLS (Basic Life Support) or Heartsaver?

BLS trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilation and provide early use of an AED.

Designed for healthcare professionals & other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility & prehospital settings.

Expect to learn: high-quality CPR for all ages, the AHA Chain of Survival (specifically BLS components), early use of an AED, effective ventilations using a barrier device, importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and CPR, & relief of foreign body airway obstruction (choking) for adults, children, and infants.

Cost of $50 for 2-year certification through the American Heart Association. Optional student workbook – $21.

Heartsaver courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for their job, regulatory (for example, OSHA), or other requirements.

Heartsaver courses are ideal for workforce employees (for example construction, childcare, health & fitness, hospitality, and more) or for those who want to be prepared for an emergency.

Expect to learn: identification of life-threatening medical or traumatic injuries, basic first aid response for emergencies, standard precautions to protect against bloodborne pathogens, high-quality CPR for all ages, important early use of an AED, relief of foreign body airway obstruction (choking) for adults, children and infants.

Cost of $75 for 2-year certification through the American Heart Association. Optional student workbook – $4.


Upcoming community classes include:

BLS:  June 3rd, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM @ SFHC

Heartsaver: June 8th, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ SFHC (CLASS IS FULL)

Heartsaver:  July 1st, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ SFHC

BLS: July 31st, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM @ SFHC

Heartsaver: August 3rd, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ SFHC

Heartsaver: September 18th, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ SFHC

BLS: October 2nd, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ SFHC

Heartsaver: October 19th, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ SFHC

Heartsaver:  November 12th, 8:00 AM —12:00 PM @ SFHC

Heartsaver:  December 14th, 8:00 AM —12:00 PM @ SFHC

BLS: December 2nd, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ SFHC

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Class Inquiries

Our certified instructors who are also registered nurses are excited for you to join their class! We provide BLS and Heartsaver classes that are open to anyone in our community and for private groups. Our classes can be held at our clinic or at worksites, churches, etc. We do charge a $100 fee to bring our class to your location. Mileage reimbursement is required if traveling outside of Salina city limits. Complete the fields below and one of our nurses will reach out to help get you registered for a community class or discuss options available for scheduling your private group. If you have immediate questions, please call our Outreach Department at 785-825-7251 ext 641.

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Hear from past participants!

“They told us why we do what we do in [emergency] situations.”

“The instructor had a good attitude, she seemed interested in instructing the class.”

“The comfortable atmosphere the instructors made so you felt comfortable asking questions.”

“Learning how to actually do CPR and how to use the AED. Also learning different health conditions that can help me understand what is happening to someone so I know what to do in the situation.”

“I enjoyed the Jeopardy and the personality of the presenters.”