American Heart Association Courses
Saint Francis Medical Center has been a proud, authorized center for the American Heart Association certifications since 1997. The American Heart Association Training Center at Saint Francis is a key component of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Training Network. We currently serve more than 400 instructors in Southeast Missouri.
Saint Francis Medical Center provides quality American Heart Association educational courses for healthcare providers, childcare providers and lay rescuers. We offer traditional (classroom) and blended (online and hands-on skills testing) courses on a regular basis at the Medical Center. Courses include:
- First aid
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support
- Basic Life Support
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.
All of these courses can be scheduled for your group upon request, and we will travel to your facility for training. If you would like information, including course fees, on group training at your workplace, please contact Irene Reynolds at 573-331-5560.
If you are unsure which course meets your needs, please call our office at 573-331-5107.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program
Effective, January 1, 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) adopted new requirements for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). NRP was developed to introduce the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation to physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and emergency service personnel who participate in neonatal resuscitation. Saint Francis Medical Center offers the Neonatal Resuscitation Program to support these professionals in gaining certification.
Family BirthPlace Classes
When you are preparing for the birth of your child, you may feel like you have more questions than answers. Saint Francis’ Family BirthPlace offers a wide range of classes for parents- and siblings-to-be that will help families prepare for such a big change.