HGH EMS Rescue says it is dedicated to providing even more high quality
health and safety education with its new designation as an American Heart
Association CPR Training Center.
Previously, the emergency services agency functioned as a “training
site” under REMSA, a Reno-based ambulance company.
Now, CPR Training Center Administrator Sean Burke says HGH EMS can provide
direct oversight to instructors and those seeking education such as healthcare
professionals, industry and laypersons.
“Because we are an American Heart Association Training Center,”
said Burke, “we are authorized to teach at all levels, and to issue
course completion cards as soon as students complete the class.”
Burke said course opportunities include Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac
Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support, as well as
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training, First Aid, Heart Saver
and Instructor Development courses.
The center also teaches First Responder and customized courses to meet
any person or group’s specific training requirements.
All courses are conducted following the latest guidelines of the AHA.
The majority of classes will be held at Humboldt General Hospital, located
at 118 E. Haskell Street. Some courses may also be held off-site depending
on students’ needs and locations.
AHA Training Center Coordinator, Lieutenant David Ellis, and Lieutenant
Debbie Whittaker have been working on the CPR Training Center designation
for several years; last year, EMS and the hospital had to complete a “demonstration”
process in order to qualify. They will be re-accredited every two years.
Burke said HGH EMS Rescue has more than a dozen instructors with diverse
skill-bases in the emergency medical services field whose combined healthcare
training experience exceeds 150 years.
“We feel their experience in the field, coupled with their knowledge
of the topics we teach, will ensure that our participants receive the
best educational experience possible,” said Burke.
He added, “We’re in a really good spot to do this.”
Courses will be offered year-round. All programs are certified by the American
Heart Association, except for the Neonatal Resuscitation course, which
is certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
“We are excited for this next chapter for our agency,” said
Burke. “Our ultimate goal is to ensure quality programs and better
He continued, “We want our students to feel that they have been mentored
toward the point of being able to save life and improve
quality of life.”
For a full schedule of upcoming courses, please visit
www.hghospital.org and click on “For Community” on the main menu and then “Calendar.”