​​Texas Heart CPR Training

AHA & ASHI INSTRUCTORS
Call: 214-592-7088
Email: I[email protected]

Learn CPR - Save a Life!

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon I will get my certification card and for how long it would be valid?​​​​

You will get your e-card certification the same day via email and it would be valid for 2 years.

Are your courses accredited and approved within the industry?​​

Yes, all our courses are Nationally recognized and accredited by either the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI).

​​Who Needs an AED Certification?​​

It is also important to know whether AED certification is included or not. AED is short for Automated External Defibrillator, which is a mobile defibrillator made for public use. Most CPR classes should include AED training. However, not all places teach how to operate the AED. Here at Texas Heart CPR Training, all our CPR classes include AED hands-on training.

Which CPR Class do You Need?​​​​

Healthcare providers are required to take advanced CPR classes (BLS Provider). Professions that require BLS include nurse (RN), medical assistant, a hospital technician, dental assistant, EMT, physical and occupational therapists, firefighter, paramedic, dentist, respiratory therapist, and more. But you don't have to be in a medical professional to get BLS certification.

For most other people, they should take First Aid with CPR/AED  certification. Professions that require this type of certification includes teacher, camp counselor, personal trainer, babysitter, nursing home employee, nanny, construction worker, warehouse worker, daycare worker, and a lot more.

Will your certification card be accepted by my institution or facility?​​

This depends on your facility. Our programs are based on the most current emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) guidelines as published by the AHA. Tens of thousands of healthcare professionals have successfully earned and maintained their emergency life support certifications with our courses, and we work closely with healthcare facilities to educate them on the quality of our training and get our card accepted for you. However, we always recommend that you check with your employer before attending class to avoid any acceptance issues.

What is the difference between the 3 hours BLS - CPR/AED class versus BLS “Skills Testing”?

There are two ways to take a BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR class.  You can take the entire BLS class in our classroom — it’s over 3 hours and the cost is $45.  The other approach is to do most of the BLS course online, then come to our classroom for a “BLS skills test” only — the hands-on portion of the course: practicing with the CPR manikins and AED trainers.  You pay the American Heart Association $28.50 for the online portion of the course and pay us $25 at the classroom. We award you your BLS certification.  Both approaches result in the same American Heart Association BLS certification, which would be valid for 2 years.

What is the minimum age to learn CPR?

The AHA does not mandate a minimum age requirement for learning CPR. The ability to perform CPR is based more on body strength than age. Studies have shown that children as young as nine years old can learn and retain CPR skills.

Do you hold classes at businesses, schools, churches and homes?

Of course!  In fact, that is our specialty!  We will travel to your workplace for a minimum of 9 students.  Our classes teach you the confidence and skills you will need to save a life in a real emergency situation.  Sometimes you might need a class on SHORT NOTICE for work, we can help you with this. For more information, please call us.

What is the AHA’s Basic Life Support (BLS) Course?

The AHA’s BLS Course provides the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. Reflecting science and education in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, this course teaches basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and pre-hospital settings, with a focus on high-quality CPR, improvement of chest compression fraction, and high-performing team dynamics. 

What is the Heartsaver First Aid CPR & AED course?​​
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This course is designed by AHA to meet OSHA requirements and covers first aid basics and CPR and AED skills for adults, children, and infants.

Who should take ASHI First Aid, CPR/AED class?

The ASHI first aid, AED and CPR certification course option is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace. The intended audience would be adult residential care personnel, teachers, parents, babysitters and Emergency response teams in business and industry. A written evaluation is optional (except when required by organizational) but students must perform required skills competently without assistance.

Which CPR course should a "first responder" or “professional rescuer” take?​​

First responders or professional rescuers generally include fire, police, and emergency medical personnel. These types of prehospital professionals usually need to complete a Basic Life Support (BLS) course

Is BLS included in the ACLS Course?

No, BLS is not included in AHA’s ACLS courses. However, it is expected that healthcare providers taking an ACLS course come to class already proficient in BLS skills.

What is the difference between Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack?

CARDIAC ARREST occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly.

Cardiac arrest is an “ELECTRICAL” problem. Cardiac arrest is triggered by an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). With its pumping action disrupted, the heart cannot pump blood to the brain, lungs and other organs.

WHAT HAPPENS
Seconds later, a person becomes unresponsive, is not breathing or is only gasping. Death occurs within minutes if the victim does not receive treatment.

WHAT TO DO
Cardiac arrest can be reversible in some victims if it's treated within a few minutes.
•  First, call 9-1-1 and start CPR right away.
•  Then, if an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is available, use it as soon as possible.
•  If two people are available to help, one should begin CPR immediately while the other calls 9-1-1 and find an AED.

WHAT IS THE LINK?
Most heart attacks do not lead to cardiac arrest. But when cardiac arrest occurs, a heart attack is a common cause. Other conditions may also disrupt the heart’s rhythm and lead to cardiac arrest.


A HEART ATTACK occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked.

A heart attack is a “CIRCULATION” problem.

A blocked artery prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the blocked artery is not reopened quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished by that artery begins to die.

WHAT HAPPENS?
Symptoms of a heart attack may be immediate and may include intense discomfort in the chest or other areas of the upper body, shortness of breath, cold sweats, and/or nausea/vomiting. More often, though, symptoms start slowly and persist for hours, days or weeks before a heart attack. Unlike with cardiac arrest, the heart usually does not stop beating during a heart attack. The longer the person goes without treatment, the greater the damage.

The heart attack symptoms in women can be different than men (shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain).

WHAT TO DO
Even if you're not sure it's a heart attack, call 9-1-1 or your emergency response number. Every minute matters! It’s best to call EMS to get to the emergency room right away.