Health & Human Services

Emergency Medical Services

Basic Cardiac Life Support Instructor Class

(ALH 5670 - 1 credit hour)

Class Description

The purpose of the American Heart Association's CPR Instructor class is to provide students, who wish to teach CPR to others, an advanced knowledge of emergency cardiac care. Students will acquire the necessary knowledge, psychomotor ability and attitude necessary to manage CPR classes in a constructive and competent fashion.

Location of Class

Student practicing CPR on test dummyThis class can be taught at any of the Cowley centers. Special arrangements can be made where the instructors teach at various organizations such as fire departments, emergency medical services, physician offices, nursing homes or hospitals.


This class is provided whenever the need arises and is generally scheduled for early summer. Flexible scheduling is also available in certain situations.

Entrance into Class

AHA BCLS Healthcare provider certification.

Healthcare Education Statement

Student practicing CPR on test dummyThe dominant accrediting body for healthcare organizations, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), mandated criminal record checks be performed on persons having any opportunity for patient interaction at its accredited hospitals. This includes volunteers, faculty and EMS students. A criminal record check that reveals certain crimes could result in a situation where the EMS student cannot participate in clinical rotations at a healthcare facility. As such, this student could not successfully complete the class.

At the present time, this policy will not affect students who take this class because they do not participate in clinicals at a hospital.

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