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Your Emergency Preparedness is Our Priority

Call (913) 980-5245

Your Emergency Preparedness is Our Priority

Call (913) 980-5245

CPR Class and Other First Aid Training Descriptions

KC First Aid, specialize in teaching CPR classes, First Aid and AED training, with both public and private classes throughout the Kansas City and surrounding area. If you don't know what course is right for your needs, please give us a call (913) 980-5245 and we'll be glad to work with you or your organization. 

Healthcare Professional Courses
(for those who work in a medical setting)

BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR Course

The American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages.  Other skills include ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of a foreign-body airway obstruction.   It is intended for participants who provide healthcare to patients in a wide variety of settings.

Prerequisite: none.  This course is right for you if you are a first time student taking this course for the first time or your certification has expired.

Course Description: This American Heart Association BLS (sometimes referred to as BCLS)for Healthcare Providers CPR/AED Initial/Renewal Course is designed for healthcare providers or aspiring healthcare providers who care for patients in a wide variety of settings, both in and out of hospital. The course includes the following:

  • Initial patient assessment
  • Rescue breathing with a face-shield, pocket face mask, and bag valve device
  • One and two rescuer CPR for the adult, child, and infant with and without an advanced airway
  • Use of supplemental oxygen
  • Use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) on adults and children
  • Relief of choking with a blocked airway for responsive and unresponsive victims of all ages
  • Special situations for healthcare providers

If you unsure if this is the course you need, please contact our office at 913-980-5245.

Intended Audience: Healthcare providers, such as physicians; nurses; respiratory therapists; physical and occupational therapists; physician assistants; residents; fellows; pharmacists or pharmacy students; medical or nursing students; aides; medical or nursing assistants; dental or dental assistants; paramedics; EMTs, fireman, policeman; and other allied health personnel.

Course Length: 3 - 4 hours

Student Materials: "BLS for Healthcare Providers" $12.00. .

Card Type: American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR/AED course completion card valid for 2-years.

Written/Skills Evaluation: Required for completion card.

Course Fee: - $55.00

Registration: “Click here to view our class schedule and register online for a scheduled skills test or call 913-980-5245 to register by phone.” 

BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR Online Renewal

The American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Renewal course is designed specifically for experienced healthcare providers who have prior CPR training and need recertification. The online course provides the opportunity to refresh skills and recertify without having to take the full content course in a traditional classroom. A brief Skills Test* in a classroom must also completed to receive a new completion card. Prerequisite: Current BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion card. *See BLS for Healthcare Providers Skills Test below.

The American Heart Association BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers Online Renewal Course provides a review for healthcare professionals who have prior CPR training. This program recognizes that healthcare professionals have knowledge and skills acquired from prior CPR training and years of patient care.

The course provides the opportunity to refresh skills and recertify without having to take the full content course in a traditional classroom.

Once you complete the online course, contact our American Heart Association Training Site to register for a skills test within 60 days. After you have completed both sections of the course, we will issue an American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course completion card.

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Online Renewal Course + Skills Test Fee: $68.50 ($28.50 for the online portion, plus $40.00 for the skills test).

Step 1: Purchase the Online Renewal Course Now!

If you do not complete the online course in one sitting - click here to re-enter the site to complete your online course. You have one full year of access using a screen name and password you select.

2: Skills Test

Single Registration - $40.00

“Click here to view our class schedule and register online for a scheduled skills test or call 913-980-5245 to register by phone.”

Skills Test for the BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR Online Renewal

The Skills Evaluation for the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Renewal course involves hands-on scenarios in a classroom. Successful completion enables you to receive a new course completion card. Prerequisite: Completion of the BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Renewal and a current BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion card. This course is right for you if you want to renew your skills partly online and partly in a classroom.

Course Description: The American Heart Association Skills Evaluation is designed specifically for experienced healthcare providers who have completed the BLS Healthcare Provider CPR Online Renewal Course.

Intended Audience: Healthcare providers, such as physicians; nurses; respiratory therapists; physical and occupational therapists; physician assistants; residents; fellows; pharmacists or pharmacy students; medical or nursing students; aides; medical or nursing assistants; dental or dental assistants; paramedics; EMTs; and other allied health personnel.

Prerequisite: Completion of the BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Renewal

Skills Test Length: < 1 hour

Student Materials: You received one year of free access to the online course with the access key you received when you purchased the online course. No textbook is required.

Card Type: American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR/AED course completion card valid for 2-years. You will receive an American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR Course Completion Card from Kansas City First Aid upon successful completion of your skills evaluation.

Written/Skills Evaluation: You must have achieved a passing score of 84% in order to print a certificate that documents completion of the online course and enables you to attend a scheduled skills evaluation. Turn in the certificate at your skills evaluation.

Single Registration - $40.00

Registration: “Click here to view our class schedule and register online for a scheduled skills test or call 913-980-5245 to register by phone.”

The AHA strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association. Kansas City First Aid is an Authorized Training Site of the American Heart Association.

The BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Renewal Course, developed by CardioConcepts, Inc., is fully accredited by the American Heart Association. Kansas City First Aid is an Authorized Training Site of the American Heart Association.

ACLS Provider Course

The American Heart Association ACLS Providers Course is designed for Healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. Prerequisite: Successful completion of BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR Course.

The American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course is totally redesigned for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital. Through the ACLS course, providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.

ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader. Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts: proficiency in basic life support care; recognizing and initiating early management of peri-arrest conditions; managing cardiac arrest; identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care; ACLS algorithms; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

If you unsure if this is the course you need, view the 2006 AHA Course Matrix or call our office at 913-980-5245.

Intended Audience: Healthcare providers, such as physicians; nurses; emergency medical technicians; paramedics; respiratory therapists; and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

Course Length: 8 hours

Student Materials: "ACLS Providers Manual" Is included in the purchase price of the class. Students will be mailed the manual as soon as class registration and payment are received. The manual contains a pre course checklist, pocket guide and CD-Rom.

Card Type: American Heart Association ACLS Providers completion card valid for 2-years.

Written/Skills Evaluation: Required for completion card.

Course Fee: - $225.00 (To secure a seat and receive materials, this class must be paid for at the time of registration)

Registration: “Click here to view our class schedule and register online for a scheduled skills test or call 913-980-5245 to register by phone.”

The AHA strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association. Kansas City First Aid is an Authorized Training Site of the American Heart Association.

Work Place Courses
(for those who work in a non-medical setting)

Heartsaver CPR/AED

The Heartsaver AED Course teaches the basic techniques of adult and child CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). The course also teaches how to recognize the signs of heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest, and foreign-body airway obstruction. Infant CPR may be taught if students live or work in a setting where infants are present. This course provides certification to use a public access AED and satisfies the requirements for anyone who needs certification or recertification as part of an early access defibrillation program. The couse is modular, meaning there are two course options depending upon which modules you chose: Adult/Child or Adult/Child/Infant.

Course Description: This American Heart Association Heartsaver AED course was the first in the nation to combine hands-on AED instruction with adult CPR training. The course teaches the basic techniques of adult and child CPR and use of an AED.

Students also learn to use barrier devices in CPR and giving first aid for choking in the responsive victim. The course teaches how to recognize the signs of 3 major emergencies: heart attack, stroke, and choking.

Intended Audience: All lay responders with a duty to respond, such as employees in the workplace; firefighters; police; airline personnel; security guards; teachers; massage therapists; personal trainers; lifeguards: childcare providers; family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death; and other lay rescuers who may need to respond to a cardiac emergency and learn how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Course Length: 3 hours

Student Materials: "Heartsaver AED Student Workbook". $5.00.

Card Type: American Heart Association Heartsaver AED course completion card valid for 2-years.

Skills Evaluation: Required for completion card.

Single Registration - $55.00

Registration: “Click here to view our class schedule and register online for a scheduled skills test or call 913-980-5245 to register by phone.”

As an American Heart Association Training Site, we specialize in Heartsaver AED training for community early defibrillation programs. We have most AED training units available so we can match your training to the specific type of AED in used in your organization! If you have an outside agency monitoring your AED program, you can request Kansas City First Aid to be your preferred training provider.

The AHA strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association. Kansas City First Aid is an Authorized Training Site of the American Heart Association.

Heartsaver Adult First Aid

The American Heart Association is the recognized authority in resuscitation science and training.  The American Heart Association and OSHA have formed analliance to help raise awareness about heart disease and stroke. 

Course Description: This American Heart Association Heartsaver Adult First Aid course was developed on the basis of evidence-based guidelines.  It is a modular course that includes essential information and training in the first-aid skills recommended by OSHA and provides the skills to effectively assess and maintain life from the critical minutes immediately following an emergency, until the arrival of emergency medical services personnel.

Its highly effective video based practice while watching instruction format enables students to experience case-based scenarios in a realistic setting.  Instructors introduce a topic, then show a video segment; students practice the skill, one at a time, while watching the video.  The Instructor also presents cases for discussion.

Intended Audience: Persons assigned to respond to emergencies in the workplace or community as well as those who want to learn first aid, CPR and AED skills. Some rescuers are required to take this course as part of their employer’s efforts to comply with OSHA regulations, e.g., corporate employees, security guards, airline personnel, teachers, lifeguards, personal trainers, aerobic instructors, massage therapists, scout leaders, and other individuals who want or need first aid training.

Course Length: 2 - hours

  • Core Modules: First Aid Basics, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies, and Environmental emergencies.

Student Materials: "Heartsaver First Aid Student Workbook".  $5.00. 

Card Type: American Heart Association Heartsaver Adult First Aid course completion card valid for 2-years.

Skills Evaluation: Required for completion card.

Single Registration - $55.00

Registration: “Click here to view our class schedule and register online for a scheduled skills test or call 913-980-5245 to register by phone.”

The AHA strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose.  Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.  Kansas City First Aid is an Authorized Training Site of the American Heart Association.

Heartsaver Adult First Aid with CPR and AED

The Heartsaver First Aid Course covers First Aid Basics, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies, and Environmental Emergencies. The course teaches the lay rescuer the knowledge and psychomotor skills they need to recognize emergencies at the worksite and give first aid until the arrival of EMS.

This American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED Course was developed on the basis of evidence-based guidelines. It is a modular course that includes essential information and training in the first-aid skills recommended by OSHA and provides the skills to effectively assess and maintain life from the critical minutes immediately following an emergency, until the arrival of emergency medical services personnel. The course provides a complete health and safety training solution for first aid, adult and child CPR, and AED. Infant CPR may be taught if students live or work in a setting where infants are present.

Registration: “Click here to view our class schedule and register online for a scheduled skills test or call 913-980-5245 to register by phone.”

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid

The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid Course covers First Aid Basics, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies, and Environmental Emergencies. The course teaches the lay rescuer the knowledge and psychomotor skills they need to recognize emergencies at the worksite and give first aid.

The course also includes: Asthma care training for childcare providers, Eye Injuries, Fever, Snake, Poisonous Spider, Scorpion, Tick, and Marine Animal Bites and Stings; Suspected Abuse.

The American Heart Association is the recognized authority in resuscitation science and training. The American Heart Association and OSHA have formed an alliance to help raise awareness about heart disease and stroke.

Course Description: This American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid course was developed on the basis of evidence-based guidelines. It is a modular course that includes essential information and training in the first-aid skills recommended by OSHA and provides the skills to effectively assess and maintain life from the critical minutes immediately following an emergency, until the arrival of emergency medical services personnel.

Its highly effective video based practice while watching instruction format enables students to experience case-based scenarios in a realistic setting. Instructors introduce a topic, then show a video segment; students practice the skill, one at a time, while watching the video. The Instructor also presents cases for discussion.

Intended Audience: Intended for those involved in child care who have a duty to respond to a first aid emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements.

Prerequisite: None

Course Length: 2 - hours

Core Modules: First Aid Basics, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies, and Environmental Emergencies (Core Topics: 2 1/2 - hours).
Elective Module & Optional Topics: Elective Module: Inhaled Medications; Optional Topics: Eye Injuries, Fever, Snake, Poisonous Spider, Scorpion, Tick, and Marine Animal Bites and Stings; Suspected Abuse (Elective and Optional Topics: 1/2 - hour).
Student Materials: "Pediatric Heartsaver First Aid Student Workbook". $5.00.

Card Type: American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid course completion card valid for 2-years. The card will indicate which modules the student completed.

Skills Evaluation: Required for completion card.

Single Registration - $55.00

Registration: “Click here to view our class schedule and register online for a scheduled skills test or call 913-980-5245 to register by phone.”

The AHA strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association. Kansas City First Aid is an Authorized Training Site of the American Heart Association.

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid with CPR and AED

The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid with CPR and AED Course covers all of the Pediatric First Aid topics with the addition of adult and pediatric CPR, and the use of a public access defibrillator (AED). The comprehensive course teaches the rescuer the knowledge and psychomotor skills they need to recognize emergencies at the worksite and give first aid or CPR and use an AED.

The American Heart Association is the recognized authority in resuscitation science and training. The American Heart Association and OSHA have formed an alliance to help raise awareness about heart disease and stroke.

Course Description: This new comprehensive American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid with CPR and AED course was developed on the basis of evidence-based guidelines. It is a modular course that includes essential information and training in the first-aid skills recommended by OSHA and provides the skills to effectively assess and maintain life from the critical minutes immediately following an emergency, until the arrival of emergency medical services personnel.

Its highly effective video based practice while watching instruction format enables students to experience case-based scenarios in a realistic setting. Instructors introduce a topic, then show a video segment; students practice the skill, one at a time, while watching the video. The Instructor also presents cases for discussion.

Intended Audience: Intended for those involved in child care who have a duty to respond to a first aid emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements.

Course Length: 4 - hours (includes all modules listed below)

Core Modules: First Aid Basics, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies, and Environmental Emergencies
Elective Modules: Inhaled Medications (Asthma), Optional Topics: Eye Injuries, Fever, Snake, Poisonous Spider, Scorpion, Tick, and Marine Animal Bites and Stings, Suspected Abuse
CPR Modules: Pediatric CPR
AED Modules: Child
Student Materials: "Pediatric Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED". $5.00.

Card Type: American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid course completion card valid for 2-years. The card will indicate which modules the student completed.

Skills Evaluation: Required for course completion card.

Single Registration - $70.00

Registration: “Click here to view our class schedule and register online for a scheduled skills test or call 913-980-5245 to register by phone.”

The AHA strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association. Kansas City First Aid is an Authorized Training Site of the American Heart Association.

Community Courses (Awareness course*) *Not a certification course

Family & Friends CPR Anytime Self-Directed Course

Family & Friends CPR Anytime is a self-directed learning program that provides a flexible, research-proven alternative to the traditional classroom style Family & Friends CPR course. It allows students to learn adult and child CPR skills individually or in large group settings, and at their own pace. The core skills of CPR are taught utilizing a 22 minute DVD, and a personal manikin (Mini Anne™).

This American Heart Association innovative self-directed learning program is designed to teach the core skills of CPR in just 22 minutes in the comfort of your own home, without an instructor!
Family & Friends CPR Anytime is a personal learning product that teaches lay people, in the comfort of their own homes, the core skills to perform Adult and Child CPR in just 22 minutes.

CPR Anytime instructs the user in a “practice-while-watching” format. The kit includes a 22-minute instructional DVD, a personal, inflatable manikin with integrated adult/child compression clicker, and an American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR Student Book.


- Scientifically proven to be educationally effective in training core CPR skills!

- Updated to include the 2005 AHA Guidelines Science!

- 80% of cardiac arrests occur in the home. Learning CPR can make the difference between life and death for your family and friends...

Order Your CPR Anytime Kit now for only $49.95 Call 913-980-5245 to register by phone.”

*The Family & Friends CPR Anytime course is not a certification course and is not appropriate for those who need workplace or healthcare provider CPR certification. The course is for the lay rescuer who does not need certification.

The AHA strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association. Kansas City First Aid is an Authorized Training Site of the American Heart Association.