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American Heart Association

American Heart Association - AHA


Is a research organization in addition to providing the best practice in CPR, Advance Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Life Support and many other courses. Its role is to both research and establish guidelines for various medical training courses around the country. The American Heart Association courses are in-depth and are widely required for healthcare individuals, however non-healthcare professional course are also available. AHA offers a two-year certification period for those students who take the training and pass the exam. 


To register online for a course previously scheduled go to American Heart Association Find a Course and search for Training Sites (Southern Technical Aquatic Resource and Rescue)


Below is a list of the AHA courses taught by STARR Instructors:


Bloodborne Pathogens


Heartsaver CPR


Heartsaver FIrst Aid


Heartsaver First Aid, CPR & AED (Adult, Child, Infant)


Basic Life Support CPR (Healthcare Providers)


Advanced Cardiac Life Support


Advanced Pediatric Life Support


Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization


ECG & Pharmacology


TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT IN OUR AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION COURSE CLICK ON FIND A COURSE


Effective  CPR needs to be performed at a rate of 100 to 120 beats per minute. The American Heart Association uses the song 'Staying Alive', for obvious reasons, as the song to perform compression to, but not everyone knows disco or even the actual song. For those who do not listen to disco or do not know what disco is we have found over 40 songs that fit into almost any generation.


Here is a list of songs that have a beat between 100 and 120 minutes.