Learn Life-Saving Techniques With RLC & the American Heart Association

January 5, 2018

One and two-day courses through a partnership between Rend Lake College and the American Heart Association (AHA) will give locals the chance to freshen up on their emergency services training, or learn a few new skills.

The AHA Training Center, located at the RLC MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon, will host several Basic Life Support (BLS), First Aid, and automated external defibrillator (AED) training courses; Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) provider and renewal courses; and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider and renewal courses. Both ACLS and PALS required successful completion of a pre-course assessment.

BLS, First Aid and AED Training

One-day courses for BLS, First Aid and AED trainings have already begun, with many more dates scheduled for this spring. During this course, participants will learn about BLS and AED techniques used to save victims whose breathing or heartbeat has stopped. First Aid will also cover the assistance given to a person who has suffered a sudden illness or injury.

BLS, First Aid and AED trainings will meet from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Jan. 18Feb. 1Feb. 8Feb. 12Feb. 27March 6March 13March 20March 29April 5April 10May 3.

PALS Provider and Renewal

Another two-day preparatory class, PALS aims to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for students to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children. The class meets from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Feb. 13-14April 17-18 and July 18-19.

For those needing renewal, the one-day course will meet from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Jan. 10March 22May 23 and June 7.

ACLS Provider and Renewal

The AHA offers both ACLS Preparatory and ACLS renewal courses this semester to ready students for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke, and other life-threatening medical emergencies. The preparatory class meets from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the following dates: Jan. 24-25Feb. 22-23March 27-28April 25-26May 16-17June 20-21 and July 24-25.

The one-day renewal courses meet from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., on Jan. 11, Jan, 25, Feb. 6Feb. 23March 8March 28April 12April 26May 9May 17June 6June 21July 10 and July 25.

For more information about the trainings or to register, contact the AHA Training Center at 618-437-5321, Ext. 2032.