MIDTOWN CPR Memphis College and University Requirements
Basic Life Support School Requirements
BLS is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. The AHA’s BLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This video-based, Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings.
AHA BLS CPR School Requirements
- CPR certification: Complete “Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider” certification as offered through the American Heart Association (AHA). Online CPR certification or re-certification is not accepted. Please note ONLY AHA certification is accepted.(“BSN Requirements,” n.d.)
- Current Basic Life Support (CPR Certification) prior to UTHSC enrollment and maintained throughout UTHSC enrollment (preferably American Heart Association)
- Proof of current TB surveillance, vaccination records, AHA BLS Healthcare Provider certification, background check and drug screen
- Current American Heart Association (AHA) health care provider CPR certification must be maintained throughout the nursing program of study.
- Students must maintain current certification in Adult and Infant and Child CPR
The American Heart Association (AHA) is the world leader in CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) training and education. More than 350,000 people in the United States suffer from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year and just 12 percent survive. However, statistics show that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved.
Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival. Increasing survival from cardiac arrest is why we have created a variety of programs for companies, schools and communities to offer lifesaving CPR and first aid training. CPR certification and BLS certification give the victim a greater chance of surviving a myocardial infarction. The American Heart Association is the preferred provider for teaching future healthcare providers the skills necessary when the need arises.
Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival. Increasing survival from cardiac arrest is why we have created a variety of programs for companies, schools and communities to offer lifesaving CPR and
training. CPR certification and BLS certification give the victim a greater chance of surviving a myocardial infarction. The American Heart Association is the preferred provider for teaching future healthcare providers the skills necessary when the need arises.
The 2020 Goal
Twelve Essential Elements
The AHA Research Program is guided by 12 Essential Elements developed by a broad group of key stakeholders including science volunteers. These guiding elements were approved by the AHA Board of Directors in 2012.
- Develop innovative research models that integrate AHA research values.
- Fund both investigator-initiated and strategically-focused research.
- Support research in all areas of cardiovascular and stroke science that drive to AHA’s 2020 goals and overall Mission.
- Identify key questions that if answered could provide extraordinary impact in science and toward Mission.
- Ensure funding mechanisms for investigators at all career stages and across disciplines.
- Provide programs which in addition to supporting the pursuit of research in question, also facilitate expansion of investigator skills.
- Focus peer review on funding outstanding individuals, in addition to excellent science.
- Clearly define and report research outcomes to all stakeholders.
- Ensure that best practices are used for all governance and operational practices.
- Ensure that all stakeholders – researchers, donors and other volunteers – are involved as appropriate in research activities.
- Fund research that could provide a return on investment to be funneled back to fund more future research.
- Expand collaboration to leverage research dollars and outcomes.