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Course Descriptions

Which class is right for me?

UMaine Training and Safety offers a variety of courses geared both towards those who are working in the health care field and those who are not. We offer three different types of classes, BLS for Healthcare Provider (HCP), Heartsaver CPR/AED and ECSI First Aid. We teach all courses to the standards of the American Heart Association (AHA) or ECSI respectively.


Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers ($55)

The BLS for Healthcare Providers course is designed to provide a wide variety of certified or non-certified, licensed or non-licensed, healthcare professionals with the skills to keep people alive until they can be brought to a hospital or be treated with more advanced lifesaving measures.

Course Length & Examination:

    • approximately 4 hours
    • Students will practice their skills and are tested with a certified American Heart Association BLS instructor.

The BLS course covers

    • Adult and pediatric CPR
    • Two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask
    • Foreign-body airway obstruction (conscious and unconscious)
    • Automated external defibrillation (includes child AED update)
    • Special resuscitation situations
    • Other cardiopulmonary emergencies
    • Stroke and cardiac arrest

 BLS training is intended for certified or non-certified, licensed or non-licensed, healthcare professionals, including:

    • Physicians
    • Nurses
    • Paramedics
    • Emergency medical technicians
    • Respiratory, physical and occupational therapists
    • Physician’s assistants
    • Residents or fellows
    • Medical or nursing students in training
    • Aides, medical or nursing assistants, and other allied health personnel


    • American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card is valid for two (2) years.


Heartsaver® CPR & AED ($30)

The Heartsaver®  CPR & AED course provides first responders with training in CPR & AED procedures

Course Length and Examination:

    • approximately 3-4 hours for CPR & AED
    • Students will practice their skills and are tested with a certified American Heart Association BLS instructor.

The course covers:

    • Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED & Choking

The Heartsaver® CPR & AED course is intended for all individuals who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency due to job responsibilities or regulatory requirements, including:

    • Security and airline personnel
    • Camp counselors
    • Police and Firefighters
    • Teachers and day-care workers
    • Aerobics teachers/physical-fitness trainers


    • American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion Card that is valid for two (2) years.


Emergency Care and Safety Institute First Aid ($25)

This first aid course will cover the basics of first aid and is designed to satisfy most workplace first aid requirements. This class covers current First Aid guidelines and contains current information on injuries and illnesses.

Course Length 

    • Approximately 3 hours with an ECSI Instructor

 This course covers:

    • Basic first aid assessment
    • Shock
    • Traumatic Injuries
    • Medical emergencies
    • Environmental Emergencies


    • You will receive an ECSI First Aid Course Completion card


©2011 American Heart Association

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