PCC will offer basic life support class for instructors

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Piedmont Community College will offer the Basic Life Support Instructor course from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Feb. 28, on the Caswell County Campus, at 331 Piedmont Drive, Yanceyville.

PCC is an American Heart Association authorized training site.

Those interested in enrolling in the BLS Instructor course should call 336-694-8070 or stop campus to pre-register. Pre-registration is required.

The American Red Cross BLS Instructor course trains instructor candidates to teach the basic-level American Red Cross Basic Life Support course. Basic Life Support Instructor candidates must possess a current basic-level certification in Basic Life Support or equivalent.

To qualify for the course, participants should provide a course completion certificate for the BLS Instructor Essentials course in advance. This course is available online for $34 at www.onlineaha.org/, complete an instructor candidate application. The application should be signed by the instructor candidate and by someone who can verify the instructor candidate’s instructor potential and brought to class. Request this form from angelique.furr@piedmontcc.edu or nancy.oberman@piedmontcc.edu. Anyone taking the course that will not be aligning with Randolph Community College Training Center will need to have the affiliating training center fill out the training center alignment section. If this is not completed, candidate will not be able to take the class. Register and affiliate with Randolph Community College as a BLS Instructor. To affiliate with Randolph Community College log on to the AHA Instructor Network at https://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org

The candidate must also be accepted by an American Heart Association Training Center before enrolling in an Instructor course, hold a current AHA BLS provider certification and bring a copy of their BLS card to class and purchase a Basic Life Support Instructor kit and bring to class. The kit can be purchased through AHA Distributors: WorldPoint, Channing-Bete Co., or Laerdal Medical Corp.

PCC’s Basic Life Support Instructor course registration fee is $70, unless the participant is fee exempt.

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