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Education

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.

Courses We Offer

Gunnison Valley Health provides a range of educational courses. All of our resuscitation 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.

  • Stop the Bleed
  • Hands Only CPR
  • Heartsaver CPR - Instructor-led training and blended learning courses available
  • Heartsaver First Aid - Instructor-led training and blended learning courses available
  • HeartCode Basic Life Support (BLS) - Instructor-led training and blended learning courses available

**Please note that certificates of completion will be received in completing these courses but in order to get certified in HeartSaver or HeartCode BLS you’ll need to register for an AHA blended learning course.

Stop the Bleed and Hands Only CPR

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.

Stop the Bleed and Hands Only CPR courses have been scheduled for the following dates in 2021 and 2022. All courses will be held at the Fred Field Center, 275 S. Spruce St, Gunnison, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

These courses are offered for free.

2021

  • Thursday, November 4

2022

  • Tuesday, February 15
  • Tuesday, May 17
  • Tuesday, August 16
  • Tuesday, November 15

If you have an interest in attending a course, please register below. To request another date, please complete the form and we’ll reach out to you to schedule a course.

Stop the Bleed and Hands Only CPR Course Signup Form

Heartsaver Courses:

Heartsaver courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g. OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. General public who have successfully completed this course include guides, teachers, daycare providers and those who do not work in a clinical patient care role. AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid course and Heartsaver CPR AED course will provide students the knowledge and skills that may help save a life.

AHA’s Heartsaver CPR AED. Although much is being done to prevent death from heart problems, cardiac arrest is still one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The skills learned in this course will help students recognize cardiac arrest, get emergency care on the way quickly, and help the student until more advanced care arrives to take over.

AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid This course provides the basics of first aid for most common life-threatening emergencies, covering how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills.

AHA’s Heartsaver combined First Aid CPR AED. This course combines all of the information covered in Heartsaver CPR AED and Heartsaver First Aid into one online course. The skills check-off for this course covers both disciplines.

Gunnison Valley Health offers two Heartsaver Course options to meet the needs of students: Instructor-led training and blended learning. Both formats include the same learning objectives and result in the same course completion card. Courses will typically be held at Gunnison Valley Health. If your business has a large class, please contact Caitlin (cpound@gvh-colorado.org) in regards to AHA instructors coming to your company’s location.

1. 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. Blended learning: This course includes an online portion and a hands-on portion. The online portion can be completed at work, at home, or wherever you have internet access. Upon successful completion of the online portion, students will attend hands-on skills practice and testing session conducted in-person with an AHA Instructor.

HeartCode Basic Life Support (BLS):

This course is intended for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

AHA’s BLS Course provides the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. Updated to reflect new science as it emerges, this course teaches the concepts of high-quality CPR, improvement of chest compression fraction and high-performing team dynamics.

Gunnison Valley Health offers this course as an instructor-led or blended learning course. This course includes an online portion and a hands-on portion. The online portion can be completed at work, at home, or wherever you have internet access. Upon successful completion of the online portion, students will attend hands-on skills practice and testing session conducted in-person with an AHA Instructor.