Gunnison Valley Health System is committed to excellence in both employee
and public education. We offer a variety of classes for the current or
aspiring HealthCare Provider as well as the general public. We support
the advancement of individual skills in the arena of emergency service
and community response.
2019 Upcoming Stop the Bleed/ Hands Only CPR Community Classes
- Friday, November 15th - 9:30 - 11:15am
- Thursday, December 5th - 9:30 - 11:15am
Due to our remote location, empowering our community members to respond
effectively to control a hemorrhage as well as provide hands only CPR
will save a life and possible lives of our community members. Learn to
save lives and become certified in Stop the Bleed and Hands only CPR.
All classes will be held at the Emergency Operations Center, 510 W. Bidwell,
Gunnison. If you would like to register or need additional information
please contact Gina Lambert, RN BSN at
Private classes are available for 5 or more students by request.
If you are interested in a private class please email Gina Lambert at
Gunnison Valley Health provides a range of educational courses. All of
our rescusitation courses follow the American Heart Association (AHA)
guidelines and our instructors are AHA certified. See course descriptions
below and follow the link to our course registration page.
- Heartsaver CPR - classroom and online courses available
- Heartsaver First Aid - classroom and online courses available
- ACLS Certification / Recertification
- PALS Certification / Recertification
- HeartCode Basic Life Support (BLS)
- S.T.A.B.L.E (non AHA course)
AHA Blended Learning Skill check-offs for Heartsaver CPR/Automated External
Defibillator (AED), First Aid and HeartCode Basic Life Support (BLS):
American Heart Association's Blended Learning courses are designed
to teach students the cognitive information needed for CPR, AED, First
Aid and/or BLS training. Upon completion of the online portion, students
must complete a hands-on skill session with an AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructor.
For information on taking the hands-on skill session of the Blended Learning
course, contact Michelle at
email@example.com. After registering for this skill check off, please email Michelle and
indicate the course you will need to be checked off on.
AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Recertification Class with
ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the
importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate
post-cardiac arrest care. It also covers airway management and related
pharmacology. In this course, you will learn the skills in large group
sessions and small group testing stations where case based scenarios are
AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Recertification Class with Eric
AHA's PALS course if for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies
concerning infants and children. The goal of PALS is to improve the quality
of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.
Heartsaver course are designed for the general public including guides,
teachers, daycare providers and those who do not work in a clinical patient
care role. AHA's Heartsaver courses are designed to prepare students
to provide first aid, CPR, use an ED and provide first aid in a safe,
timely and effective manner.
Gunnison Valley Health offers two Heartsaver Course options:
1. Heartsaver instructor-led training: This course is conducted in a classroom setting and features group interaction
and hands-on coaching and feedback from an AHA Instructor.
2. Heartsaver blended learning: This course includes an online portion that can be completed either at
work, home or wherever students have internet access. Upon successful
completion of the online portion, students attend a hands-on skills session
with an AHA instructor.
HeartCode Basic Life Support (BLS)
These online courses are intended for helathcare providers in a clinical
patient care role. The AHA's BLS course provides the foundation for
saving lives from cardiac arrest. It teaches both single and two rescuer
basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility
environments, with a focus on high quality CPR and team dynamics. Additional
skills check-off is required.
S.T.A.B.L.E is the most widely distributed and implemented neonatal education
program to focus exclively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization
care of sick infantas. Based on a mnemonic to optimize learning, retention
and recall of information, S.T.A.B.L.E stands for the program: Sugar,
Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab Work, Emotional Support. A seventh
module, Quality Improvement stresses the professional responsibility of
improving and evaluating care provided to sick infants.