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The Emergency Education Center at UW Health offers a wide variety of classes to professionals seeking additional training and certification.
Learn more about our courses through the descriptions below:
CPR Recognition and Renewal (Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Course - BLS)
The BLS Healthcare Provider course teaches CPR skills for helping victims of all ages and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. It is intended for participants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings. Both recognition and renewal courses are available and allow participants to obtain a CPR card with an expiration date of two years.
Please note: The CPR Renewal courses are only for those who have a current Healthcare Provider CPR card. The UWHC EEC accepts only AHA Healthcare Provider cards and/or Red Cross Professional Rescuer cards. If you do not have a card or if your card has expired, you must take the CPR Recognition course.
Heartsaver Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)
The Heartsaver Automatic External Defibrillation course can be offered in three separate courses - Adult CPR, Pediatric CPR, and AED - as well as Heartsaver First Aid. The Heartsaver CPR course is designed to teach CPR and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction to all lay rescuers.
The course includes warning signs of cardiovascular emergencies, signs of heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke and choking. This course offers a CPR card with an expiration date of two years.