American Heart Association Training Centers

Consortium for Health Education in Appalachia Ohio

American Heart Association Training Centers

American Heart Association Training Centers

Area Health Education Center serves as an American Heart Association Training Center for health care organizations in Athens, Hocking, Morgan and Vinton counties. OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, HAVAR Inc, The Sech-Kar Company, Morgan County Board of DD, the Vinton County Department of Job and Family Services, GE Logan Glass Plant and the Eastern School District are satellite agencies supported by AHEC. 

Basic Life Support
The AHEC Training Center provides Basic Life Support courses. Basic Life Support refers to non-invasive assessments and interventions used to treat victims of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and stroke. This term has become synonymous with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and can include automated external defibrillation.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support
The AHEC Training Center provides Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses. ACLS is medical interventions used to treat victims of respiratory and/or cardiac emergencies and stroke. This includes invasive techniques such as intubation and administration of drugs.

Pediatric Life Support
The AHEC Training Center provides Pediatric Life Support courses. This includes advanced medical assessment and interventions used to treat pediatric (child) victims of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and stroke, including invasive techniques such as intubation and drug administration.

Heartsaver
Heartsaver classes focus on CPR. This can include adult, child and infant modules and can include the use of first aid and automated external defibrillator.

Community BLS Classes
Basic Life Support classes are available to the community. One BLS class is offered monthly. 

Please call 740.593.2292 for more information about the American Heart Association courses.