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This American Heart Association course is designed to provide existing healthcare professionals and students the ability to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

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ACLS from the American Heart Association reflects the latest science in the 2020 AHA Guidelines This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest care, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS)

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The American Heart Association PALS course presents the knowledge and resuscitation skills needed for the emergent treatment of three types of life-threatening conditions in the pediatric population:  Cardiac emergencies, Respiratory emergencies, and Shock.  The primary goal of PALS is to recognize life-threatening pediatric emergencies and provide prompt assessment and treatment during the initial minutes of the emergency.

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The Neonatal Resuscitation Program was developed by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics to teach an evidence-based approach to newborn care.  The NRP course covers the care of newborns at birth and facilitates effective team-based strategy for healthcare professionals who care for newborn at the time of delivery.


If you or your organization has a subject you would like covered or a course developed, please contact us 

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The AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, AED courses trains participants to provide first aid, CPR, for the adult (Child and Infant optional) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. With multiple topic options, students and groups can have a customized course that meets their specific needs.


The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course trains participants how to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. This program meets the California EMSA Childcare training requirements for CPR and First Aid.  Target audience includes: childcare workers, teachers, camp counselors, etc.

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El curso de Heartsaver First Aid-CPR AED (Primeros auxilios-RCP DEA) de la AHA entrena a los participantes a dar primeros auxilios, el RCP, y el uso del desfibrilador externo automatizado de forma segura, oportuna, y efectiva. Reflecta la ciencia y educación de las Guías para reanimación cardiopulmonar (RCP) y atención cardiovascular de emergencia (ACE) de la American Heart Association (AHA). 

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The American Heart Association blended learning courses provide flexible training solutions. Students can complete online training at their own pace and on their own schedule, anywhere and anytime an internet connection is available. Individuals, companies, and healthcare organizations can overcome obstacles such as scheduling, reaching and diverse learning styles.

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American Heart Association Instructor courses in the disciplines of BLS, ACLS, and PALS are conducted on a regular basis.


Prerequisites for an instructor’s class is as follows:
●   Complete an Instructor Candidate Application
●   Have current AHA provider status in the discipline for that Instructor Course and be proficient in all the skills of that discipline. Disciplines include BLS, ACLS, PALS, and Heartsaver.


About Us

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Health Educational Services is the leading provider of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and Automatic External Defibrillation (AED), training on the Central California Coast.  Established in 1989, Health Educational Services was one of the country’s first American Heart Association Training Centers, as well as a National Training Center for Health and Safety Institute (HSI). 

Health Educational Services is committed to conducting the highest quality classes both to individuals and to groups or companies in need of training.  Whether at your location or ours, every student will enjoy a relaxed, friendly and educational learning experience.  Most of our teaching staff has years of teaching experience in addition to having a medical background. 

Health Educational Services has been owned and operated by Howard Main, since the company’s inception.  Howard, a licensed paramedic, has nearly 30 years of pre-hospital care experience.  Howard’s leadership and experience in education and emergency medicine has enabled the company and staff to be well versed in the regulatory requirements of various industries such as Licensed Day Care, Company-sponsored Automatic Defibrillator use, and continuing education for pre-hospital personnel.  Health Educational Services has become a trusted and well-respected resource throughout the Central Coast.  

With this experience and expertise, Health Educational Services has developed a full turnkey system for the purchase and implementation of Automatic External Defibrillators in the company space.  The policies and procedures developed for the AED program has been used and recognized statewide.

Whether you are an individual looking to increase your knowledge or needing to meet training requirements, or a large corporation wanting to get your employees trained in emergency procedures, Health Educational Services can meet your training needs.



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Great learning environment.

- Lia

Health Educational Services,

Thank you for a great course! It was a great learning environment and kept me engaged both days. Howard is a born teacher and really helped to keep it simple so I should be able to recall information better when needed.

Thank you again!

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