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Our Services


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

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Educational Courses:

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 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 Eric Christensen

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 presented.

AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Recertification Class with Eric Christensen

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 Courses

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.