Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one cause of death in the U.S.

The objective of CPR and Heartsaver AED training is to increase survival from sudden cardiac arrest by increasing the number of rescuers prepared to phone 911, provide early CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED).

This course is designed to educate the average person – perfect for workplace training, day care employees, baby sitters, firefighters, police, and security personnel.

Course content includes:

  • Signs of arrest and choking
  • CPR and use of AED
  • Relief of foreign body obstruction
  • Chain of survival
  • Prevention of common fatal injuries

You’ll be provided with a card verifying your training upon completion of the course.

Safe Sitter is a medical program for those ages 11-13. Three sessions are held during the summer months at Southeastern Med.

Participants learn:

  • Basic first aid
  • What to do for a choking child
  • How to handle emergencies

The cost for the Safe Sitter program is $35.

Basic Life Support is the course geared toward the healthcare provider. The following courses are offered, but on limited dates and times. For details and registration information, please contact Jennifer Kyser at 740-493-8168 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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BLS Instructor-Led Training

Students are with an AHA Instructor for their entire learning experience.

The BLS Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both pre-hospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics.

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HeartCode® BLS

Online training with in-person skills session for CPR & psychomotor skills.

HeartCode BLS is the AHA’s BLS blended learning delivery method. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session. Students will need to purchase the eLearning course on the American Heart website prior to the hands-on session. Please call with any questions.

Southeastern Med offers PALS primary and update provider courses through Nationwide Children’s Hospital American Heart Association’s (AHA) Training Center. 

The AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support classroom, instructor-led course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The 2016 PALS course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.  

Target audience: For healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Course offerings: PALS Primary Provider Course is a two-day course. PALS Provider Update course is a one-day renewal course that is appropriate for providers that have a current PALS provider card or one that has expired within six months.

For course dates or to request more information: contact Erin Scott, BSN, RN-BC PALS Course Director at 740-439-8197 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of adult patients, whether in or out of the hospital. The goal of this course is to improve outcomes for adult patients of cardiac arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies through early recognition and interventions by high-performance teams.

Through didactic instruction and active participation in simulated cases, students will enhance their skills in the recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute arrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes.

The goal of this course is to improve outcomes for adult patients of cardiac arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies through early recognition and interventions by high-performance teams. Please contact Denise Phillips, MSN RNBC, at 740-435-2710 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.

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According to the Autism Society, 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Autism is a developmental disability that typically appears during early childhood and affects one’s social, communication and behavioral skills. Behaviors associated with ASD include delayed language skills; inability to make eye contact and hold conversations; difficulty with reasoning and planning; and poor motor skills.