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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Educational Critical Care Concepts Status:ESSENTIAL

Pursuant to the Education & Healthcare classification of EXHIBIT A to Emergency Order #17
All Windham, NH Training Center Classes Will Continue as Scheduled

Educational Critical Care Concepts COVID-19 Policy - (Click here to read)


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Statement

new.gif04/31/20: Per the new American Heart Association Interim Guidelines released 04/31/20, we will be conducting all classes to the new interim BLS, ACLS & PALS algorithms (download new algorithms here).  

In the midst of all of the COVID-19 news, we wanted to take a minute to let everyone know that all of our classes are being held as scheduled.

As you are aware, our Training Center is not in a designated “Hot Zone”, our class sizes are always (8) students or less, each student has their own table and all of their own sanitized equipment to use during the class & gloves and hand sanitizer are available for everyone. Masks are encouraged (not provided) but not mandated. We are adhering to the social distancing guidelines set up by the CDC and per the new AHA guidelines released 04/09/20. Additionally, all students enrolling in a class must adhere to our COVID-19 screening (READ HERE).

Even though all precautions are being taken, we realize & respect that some people just do not feel safe taking a class at this time. If you are scheduled for a class & do not feel safe attending, we will reschedule you to a class at a later date (no additional fees incurred). You MUST call to reschedule PRIOR to your class date, if you do not show or call, no rescheduling will be allowed.


REDUCED EXPOSURE TO OTHER STUDENTS - eLearning with Skills Session

For people looking to reduce their exposure in a classroom setting, we encourage the American Heart Association suite of HeartCode programs.

All of these programs have you performing online eLearning programs for the classroom piece in your own home, then coming into our training center for a hands-on skills testing session. Group sizes are very small, up to 6 people and significantly reduces in classroom exposure with other students.

Course Type Online Time Classroom Time
BLS Renewal Classroom Course - 3 hours
BLS 1st Time/Expired Cert. Classroom Course - 4.5 hours
BLS Heartcode (Online w/ Skills) 1-4 Hours 1 hour
ACLS Renewal Classroom Course - 8 Hours
ACLS 1st Time/Expired Cert. Classroom Course - 13 Hours (2 Days)
ACLS Heartcode (Online w/ Skills) 8-16 Hours 1-2 Hours
PALS Renewal Classroom Course - 8.5 Hours
PALS 1st Time/Expired Cert. Classroom Course - 15 Hours (2 Days)
PALS Heartcode (Online w/ Skills) 8-16 Hours 1-2 Hours



During this period of COVID-19 pandemic, people understandably have varying comfort levels regarding being around other people, even with all of the precautions we are taking.  Our standard Online Skills Testing Sessions have up to (6) students testing out on their skills.  These BLS, ACLS & PALS Private 1:1 Skills Testing Sessions will have just you and one of our instructors performing your skills practice & testing session.  In addition to the standard pricing for these programs and additional private session fee will be added on.  These can be found on our scheduled courses page.  These newly added sessions are labeled as follows:

American Heart Association COVID-19 Notices:

03/10/20: American Heart Association Optional Instructional Changes during COVID-19 Outbreak
03/13/20: Interim Guidance on Extensions for AHA Inst & Provider Cards during COVID-19 Outbreak
03/31/20: UPDATED: Interim Guidance on Card Extensions during COVID-19 Outbreak
04/09/20: Scientific Statement: Interim Guidance for Basic and Advanced Life Support - April 9, 2020
04/09/20: eLearning Course: Interim Guidance on Resuscitation of COVID-19 Patients
04/31/20: Training Memo: Optional Instructional Changes during COVID-19 Outbreak
07/01/20: Training Memo  Instructional Changes during COVID19 Outbreak_Updated 070120
07/23/20: Updated Interim Guidance on Card Extensions 072320


 The American Heart Association has launched a new online, adaptive learning course based on today’s guidance from the Association's Scientific Statement, "Interim Guidance for Basic and Advanced Life Support in Adults, Children, and Neonates with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19."

This course, a complimentary offering for healthcare providers, will enable providers to understand how to apply interim guidance to treat cardiac arrest victims with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

The eLearning course, developed exclusively to support and coincide with the Scientific Statement and interim guidance release, is an addition to the Resuscitation Quality Improvement® (RQI®) Program portfolio and also available separately. The course was created in collaboration with Area9 Lyceum, a global leader in adaptive learning.


The Educational Critical Care Concepts Team