Steps To Becoming an AHA Instructor ACLS or PALS Terry Rudd – [email protected] BLS Katie Wellins – Katie [email protected] Each instructor training and course is $300 (2015) Instructor candidates taking a 2nd course in another discipline will receive $50 discount Follow these steps to become an AHA Instructor: 1. Have a current PROVIDER card in the discipline (i.e., ACLS, BLS, PALS, Heartsaver) you wish to teach 2. Align with an authorized American Heart Association Training Center that is accepting new instructors. Find a Training Center near you at www.heart.org/eccclassconnector. Key Medical is CA20801. 3. Complete the American Heart Association’s Essentials Course Online for each level. 4. Attend an instructor course (1 day) with Essentials complete and instructor and provider book in hand. 5. Complete an Instructor Candidate Application 6. Observe and participate in an actual course with a regional faculty member or training center faculty. (Contact Terry Rudd for ACLS/PALS and Katie Wellins for BLS to arrange course) 7. Successful monitoring teaching your first course or any additional courses as required by instructor. Once these requirements are met, your completed paperwork will be sent to the training center that you will be aligned. The training center provides the approval for you as an instructor. Alignment request is obtained through ahainstructornetwork.org. To align with Key Medical Resources, Inc. (CA20801) approval and acknowledgement must be given by Terry Rudd. Other training centers will require the same approval. Instructor Requirements An AHA Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in resuscitation courses. The AHA requires that Instructors be at least 16 years of age for Heartsaver Instructor and BLS Instructor courses. ACLS and PALS Instructors must be at least 18 years of age and licensed or certified in a healthcare occupation where such skills are within the provider scope of practice. (AHA Program Administration Manual, 2008). Instructor Course Completion Instructor candidates must demonstrate Satisfactory performance of the skills listed in the Course Instructor Handbook for the course. A thorough knowledge of course organization; course content, including appropriate BLS skills; Instructor responsibilities; and the AHA guidelines for the specific discipline. Instructor Card Issuance Requirements Instructor status is granted after an Instructor candidate successfully completes the Instructor Course and meets the following requirements: Within 6 months of successfully completing the Instructor Course, the candidate successfully demonstrates his or her teaching skills while being monitored during a Provider or Provider Renewal Course. A TCF can extend the time requirement to 1 year if there are extenuating circumstances. Aligns with a TC, which issues the Instructor card. Required Books and Materials – will change October 2015 (approximate) Essentials for Each Course must be completed – obtain key code from Terry or www.channing-bete.com BLS Instructor BLS Essentials Online ACLS Instructor ACLS Essentials Online PALS Instructor PALS Essentials Online BLS for Healthcare Providers Instructor Manual (90-1036) BLS for Healthcare Providers Course & Renewal Course DVD (90-1035) Stopwatch for testing ACLS Instructor Manual (90-1011) ACLS DVD (90-1009) Stopwatch PALS Instructor Manual (90-1054) PALS DVD Set (90-1057) PALS Posters (90-1055) PALS Emergency Crash Cart Cards (90-1056) OR BLS HCP Instructor Package (includes Instructor manual, student manual, DVD, stopwatch) (90-1037) OR ACLS Instructor Package (901041), Includes: ACLS Provider Manual (90-1014) ACLS Instructor Manual (90-1011) 2 ACLS DVDs (90-1009) ACLS Posters (90-1013) ACLS Emergency Crash Cart Cards (90-1010) Stop Watch Key Medical Resources, Inc. www.cprclassroom.com OR PALS Instructor Package (90-1058), includes: PALS Provider Manual (90-1052) PALS Instructor Manual (90-1054) PALS DVD Set (90-1057) PALS Emergency Crash Cart Cards (90-1056) PALS Posters (90-1055) [email protected] (951)520-3116 FAX: (951) 739-0378 Revised October 2014 - Please note alignment fee will be required in 2015.