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POLICIES

REQUIRED ONLINE COURSES TO COMPLETE AN IN-PERSON SESSION.

SELECT A COURSE BELOW

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE COURSES ARE PURCHASED DIRECTLY THROUGH THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION BY THE STUDENT.

SELECT THE COURSE THAT CORRESPONDS TO THE IN-PERSON CLASS YOU ARE GOING TO TAKE

COURSE POLICIES

 

GENERAL COURSE POLICIES

  • Classes will be held at our headquarters located at 257 Main Street, Eastchester, NY.

    • When arriving for a class, please drive around behind our building by turning off of Main Street on to Hall Avenue then making a left onto New Street.  EVAC's parking lot will be down the block on your left hand side (look for EMS vehicles in the lot.)

    • As a further reference, our parking lot is located just before the fire department parking lot.

    • Please follow the Google Maps link for directions from your location: https://goo.gl/maps/GWJoQxQhehN2

  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be practicing skills that require working on your hands and knees, bending, standing, and lifting.

  • If you have physical conditions that might prevent you from participating in the course, please tell one of the instructors when you arrive for the course.

    • The instructor will work to accommodate your needs within the course completion requirements.

    • Also, please bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated!

  • The student manual is available for purchase by the student at the following website: https://ebooks.heart.org.

  • Course completion certificates are available immediately following course completion that same day and will be issued at the end of the class. Instructions for claiming your AHA course completion eCard can be found at the following link: /content/cpr/Student%20Handout%20for%20Claiming%20Your%20AHA%20eCard.pdf

  • Please note: the American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.

 

 

PAYMENT POLICIES

  • Payment is REQUIRED prior to attending the course on our PayPal system. 

    • If the course you RSVP'd to on the American Heart Association website IS NOT listed on our PayPal system, please note that this class is CLOSED from further registration.

    • Please DO NOT submit a payment for the FOLLOWING months course and show up to the CURRENT months course.

    • (Ex: RSVP for October 2019 BLS Course, Submit payment for November 2019 BLS course, and show up for the October 2019 BLS Course). 

      • You will be denied attendance and a refund WILL NOT be issued. 

  • No walk-ins will be allowed. The instructor of the course has the right to deny participation for those who have not paid and registered using our PayPal system on our website.

    • Cash payment will be acceptable for those who have made prior arrangements with the CPR Coordinator.  

  • No refunds will be issued for late cancellations. One (1) week notice is required if you are unable to attend the class you are signed up for. Failure to give adequate notice (1 week) will result in your payment for the class being forfeited.

    • If you sign up for a class less than one (1) week prior to that class being held and you cancel, your payment for the class will also be forfeited.

    • Any refund issued will be subtracted by a $10 processing fee.

  • In the event that a class is rescheduled or cancelled by the CPR Coordinator for any reason, you will receive adequate notification. If the class is rescheduled and you are unable to attend the newly scheduled class, your payment will be refunded.

  • Classes cancelled by EVAC will result in the automatic return of payment for the class.

  • Payment for CPR classes will ONLY be accepted in the form of:

    • US Cash

    • Money Order

    • PayPal Account (which can be found below).

    • Personal checks are not currently accepted.

 

COVID-19 SAFETY POLICIES:

 

Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Students During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

 

1. Guiding Principles to Keep in Mind

  • The more people a student or staff member interacts with, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. The risk of COVID-19 spread increases in educational settings as follows:

    • Lowest Risk: Students and teachers engage in virtual-only classes, activities, and events.

    • More Risk: Small, in-person classes, activities, and events. Groups of students stay together and with the same teacher throughout/across school days and groups do not mix. Students remain at least 6 feet apart and do not share objects (e.g., hybrid virtual and in-person class structures, or staggered/rotated scheduling to accommodate smaller class sizes).

  • COVID-19 is mostly spread by respiratory droplets released when people talk, cough, or sneeze. It is thought that the virus may spread to hands from a contaminated surface and then to the nose or mouth, causing infection. Therefore, personal prevention practices (such as handwashingstaying home when sick) and environmental cleaning and disinfection are important principles.

2. Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Cloth face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings.

  • Face masks are REQUIRED to be worn throughout the entire encounter and ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE TAKEN OFF.

    • Acceptable masks include cloth face coverings, N-95 respirators, and surgical masks.

3. Hand Hygiene 

  • Students are required to wash their hands with SOAP & WATER, for at least 20 seconds, when entering the building.

  • Prior to demonstrating skills or using equipment, students will be REQUIRED to HAND SANITIZE BEFORE and AFTER using the equipment.

4. Social Distancing

  • Students will stand 6-FEET-APART from the instructor AT ALL TIMES. 

  • Equipment will be set-up in such a way that social distancing will be maintained at all times.

5. Equipment Decontamination

 

  • It is the policy of EVAC’s TC that all manikins used in any CPR course be decontaminated immediately upon completion of each course according to guidelines established by the American Heart Association. Proper manikin decontamination is imperative to prevent the spread of bacterial, fungal, and/or viral disease.

    • The following is the process for proper manikin decontamination:

      • Clean all aspect of the manikin with red wipes or bleach wipes found in the CPR storage cabinet.

      • Be sure to clean all airway valves, masks, and devices with these wipes as well.

      • Allow the equipment to air dry before returning to the storage cabinet.

  • All instructors will follow these approved guidelines on cleaning equipment. Manikins are not to be used if appropriate cleaning/disinfection cannot be verified. When disassembling, cleaning, and reassembling, make sure to keep the parts for each manikin separate.

  • The Eastchester EMS CPR Program maintains a written record and acknowledgment with EVERY course submission that equipment was properly cleaned and decontaminated and will continue to follow this at all times.

6.Summary of Guidelines

  1. Masks are required at all times during the encounter.

  2. Students will wash hands with soap and water in the restroom immediately after entering the building.

  3. Students and Instructor will use hand sanitizer BEFORE and AFTER using the equipment.

  4. Instructor will decontaminate equipment used BEFORE and AFTER utilization and record this on the course roster submission form.

CONTACT US!

Check back often as new dates and classes will be continuously added!

If you have any questions, please call us at: 914-337-3007 X207 or email us at: cpr@eastchesterems.com

 

Course Boxes (as demonstrated on website)

 

  • Heartcode Skills Session for Heartsaver First Aid

  • Heartcode Skills Session for Heartsaver CPR/AED

  • Heartcode Skills Session for Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED

  • Heartcode Skills Session for Basic Life Support Provider

The below should be included for each bullet point.

HeartCode Heartsaver/BLS/ACLS/PALS Skills Testing

Process:

  • STEP 1: SELECTING YOUR ONLINE CLASS

    • Please sign up for the desired online course on the AHA website at the following link: https://elearning.heart.org/ or by clicking the desired ONLINE course link below:

  1. Heartsaver ® First Aid Online

  2. Heartsaver ® CPR AED Online

  3. Heartsaver ® First Aid CPR AED Online

  4. Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Online

  5. HeartCode ® BLS + BLS RENEWAL (same course).

*Please note that these courses are purchased directly through the American Heart Association by the student.

 

  • STEP 2 - COMPLETE ONLINE COURSE AND PRINT CERTIFICATE

    • In order to attend a skills session you must complete the American Heart Association online course for BLS, Heartsaver CPR AED, Heartsaver First Aid, etc. and print out the certificate of completion. 

      • THE ONLINE COURSE CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED FOR SKILLS SESSION AND E-CARD ISSUANCE.

    • Please email Heartcode Online Component Certificate to CPR@eastchesterems.com

 

  • STEP 3 - SETTING-UP YOUR IN-PERSON SKILLS SESSION APPOINTMENT

    • Email CPR@eastchesterems.com or Call 914-337-3007 x 207 to set up a skills session with an instructor. [e-mail is preferred]

    • Please read COVID-19 Precautions for Heartcode Blended Learning courses as detailed below.

 

  • STEP 4 - BRING SKILLS SESSION PAYMENT & ONLINE COURSE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE TO YOUR APPOINTMENT

    • Heartsaver Skills Session Price: $80

    • BLS Skills Session Price: $60

    • Once you have successfully demonstrated the required skills for the respective discipline, you will be issued your American Heart Association Course Completion e-Card at that time.

 

Certification: 2 years from the American Heart Association

Course Length:  Approximately 30 MINUTES-1 HOUR

Heartsaver Skills Session Price: $80

BLS Skills Session Price: $60

 

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