Class Schedule

Class sizes are restricted and pre-registration is required. Walk-ins will NOT be admitted.  All members of the general community and the medical community are welcome to register for classes or events.  Nuvance Employees please email us prior to registering if you do not have the current promocode available for staff registration.  We look forward to working with you! 

Should we need to cancel a class, change the location, delay or reschedule because of weather, a COVID19 precaution or other reason we will email you and (if you opt in) text your cell.  Please register with an email you check often.  We will make every attempt to do this as soon as possible but please check your email in the days leading up to class as well as the morning of for any changes. We will provide options available for rescheduling or refunds if needed.  Most of our courses do run as scheduled.  

We are working on our 2021 class schedule!  Please check back in early December for more class dates in the new year!

 

Online Tai Chi for Arthritis for those 60 and over starting in December.  Find registration and further information here: https://www.healthquest.org/hq/events/virtual-tai-chi-for-arthritis-on-zoom-starting-in-11252.aspx

 

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ACLS is an advanced, Instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest care for Adults. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.  You will need to review your text before class and complete the pre-course assessment.  Information on how to access the pre-course assessment is on page ii of the text.  The text is mailed once your registration is processed so please register at least 10 days prior to the class date.  Fee: $265.00 includes text.  Successful course completion results in a two-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association.  The class runs 8am to 8pm.

Nuvance employees should email Wendy.Hennessy@NuvanceHealth.org before registering for information on any employee discounts. 

We can hold private onsite classes for groups of 6 to 30.  If you are interested in this option please email or call us for details.

Training Classes Policy

Effective immediately, all training classes provided by Nuvance Health Community Education, will be unable to admit students who are feeling generally unwell or showing signs of respiratory illness which include cough, fever, flu and/or cold like symptoms.  We are doing this out of an abundance of caution for your health as well as the health of your classmates, our instructors and institutions to limit any exposure to the flu, corona virus or any other illness.  We also ask if you have recently been in contact with anyone who is ill to refrain from attending or if you have recently traveled to any areas where an outbreak has occurred.  Should you be unable to attend a class due to illness, recent travel locations or the illness of a family member, we will work with you to reschedule to a later date offering you priority in our upcoming classes.  Should you arrive at class ill you will be asked to leave the premises so please contact us prior to your arrival if you are ill or have had any risk contact so that we may reschedule you once you feel better.

 

This abridged update course is a renewal level course for the ACLS Provider Certification.  You must be currently certified in ACLS to take this abridged course.  If you are already expired or have never taken it please see our ACLS Provider classes.  ACLS highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest care for Adults. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.  You will need to review your text before class and complete the pre-course assessment.  Information on how to access the pre-course assessment is on page ii of the text.  The text is mailed once your registration is processed so please register at least 10 days prior to the class date.  Fee: $185 includes text.  Successful course completion results in a two-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association.  This class runs 9am to 3pm.

We can hold private onsite classes for groups of 6 to 30.  If you are interested in this option please email or call us for details.

Nuvance employees should email Wendy.Hennessy@NuvanceHealth.org before registering for information on any employee discounts. 

Training Classes Policy

Effective immediately, all training classes provided by Nuvance Health Community Education, will be unable to admit students who are feeling generally unwell or showing signs of respiratory illness which include cough, fever, flu and/or cold like symptoms.  We are doing this out of an abundance of caution for your health as well as the health of your classmates, our instructors and institutions to limit any exposure to the flu, corona virus or any other illness.  We also ask if you have recently been in contact with anyone who is ill to refrain from attending or if you have recently traveled to any areas where an outbreak has occurred.  Should you be unable to attend a class due to illness, recent travel locations or the illness of a family member, we will work with you to reschedule to a later date offering you priority in our upcoming classes.  Should you arrive at class ill you will be asked to leave the premises so please contact us prior to your arrival if you are ill or have had any risk contact so that we may reschedule you once you feel better.

The BLS Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics.  The course covers CPR techniques for all ages and use of an AED.  BLS Provider Course Completion E-Card, valid for two years is issued upon successful completion.

Features:

  • Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity
  • Video-based course with real world scenarios

This class is most appropriate for those in the healthcare field. Nurses, Doctors, EMS, Lifeguards, etc.  Some camps or security professionals may also require BLS.  Age 16 and up.  Class fee is $85 with the required text included. 

This is a 4-hour training.  End time is an estimate as individuals may have additional needs, questions or practice.  

Class size is limited, and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students should register for classes at least 2 weeks in advance whenever possible.  Text will be mailed when payment is received.  Late registrations will get the textbook in class.

We can hold private onsite classes for groups of 6 to 30.  If you are interested in this option please email or call us for details.

Nuvance employees should email Wendy.Hennessy@NuvanceHealth.org before registering for information on any employee discounts. 

Training Classes Policy

Effective immediately, all training classes provided by Nuvance Health Community Education, will be unable to admit students who are feeling generally unwell or showing signs of respiratory illness which include cough, fever, flu and/or cold like symptoms.  We are doing this out of an abundance of caution for your health as well as the health of your classmates, our instructors and institutions to limit any exposure to the flu, corona virus or any other illness.  We also ask if you have recently been in contact with anyone who is ill to refrain from attending or if you have recently traveled to any areas where an outbreak has occurred.  Should you be unable to attend a class due to illness, recent travel locations or the illness of a family member, we will work with you to reschedule to a later date offering you priority in our upcoming classes.  Should you arrive at class ill you will be asked to leave the premises so please contact us prior to your arrival if you are ill or have had any risk contact so that we may reschedule you once you feel better.

This abridged course is for those who are recertifying BLS only. The BLS Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics.  The course covers CPR techniques for all ages and use of an AED.  BLS Provider Course Completion E-Card, valid for two years is issued upon successful completion.

Features:

  • Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity
  • Video-based course with real world scenarios

This class is most appropriate for those in the healthcare field. Nurses, Doctors, EMS, Lifeguards, etc.  Some camps or security professionals may also require BLS.  Age 16 and up.  Class fee is $85 with the required text or $70 if you already have the required text. 

This is a 3-hour training.  End time is an estimate as individuals may have additional needs, questions or practice.

If you are not recertifying or have an expired BLS certification, please see the BLS Provider Course.

Class size is limited, and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students should register for classes at least 2 weeks in advance whenever possible. 

We can hold private onsite classes for groups of 6 to 30.  If you are interested in this option please email or call us for details.

Nuvance Health Employees should email Wendy.Hennessy@NuvanceHealth.org for the latest promotion codes available prior to signing up.

Training Classes Policy

Effective immediately, all training classes provided by Nuvance Health Community Education, will be unable to admit students who are feeling generally unwell or showing signs of respiratory illness which include cough, fever, flu and/or cold like symptoms.  We are doing this out of an abundance of caution for your health as well as the health of your classmates, our instructors and institutions to limit any exposure to the flu, corona virus or any other illness.  We also ask if you have recently been in contact with anyone who is ill to refrain from attending or if you have recently traveled to any areas where an outbreak has occurred.  Should you be unable to attend a class due to illness, recent travel locations or the illness of a family member, we will work with you to reschedule to a later date offering you priority in our upcoming classes.  Should you arrive at class ill you will be asked to leave the premises so please contact us prior to your arrival if you are ill or have had any risk contact so that we may reschedule you once you feel better.

This course covers basic first aid for trauma and illness, maneuvers for choking victims and environmental emergencies.  This course does not cover CPR, it is 1st Aid only but you may take this course in conjunction with a CPR AED Course or sign up for a Combination Course. Course completion results in a certification card valid for 2-years from the American Heart Association.  This course meets requirements for day care workers, construction workers, day camp counselors, security, students and many other community professions.  This course does NOT meet the requirements for NYS Coaches please see the Sports First Aid & Injury Prevention course to meet that requirement. Cost: $60.00 includes text & materials.   

We can hold private onsite classes for groups of 6 to 30.  If you are interested in this option please email or call us for details.

Nuvance employees should email Wendy.Hennessy@NuvanceHealth.org before registering for information on any employee discounts. 

This course covers basic first aid, CPR techniques, maneuvers for choking victims and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Instruction provided for adult, child and infant. Textbook and materials included. This course is suitable for day care workers, construction workers, school personnel, coast guard candidates, camp counselors and many other community professions. Successful course completion results in a certification card valid for two years from the AHA.  Fee is $75 includes text.  This class is scheduled 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

*If you are in the medical field you will likely require the BLS Provider class to meet the CPR AED requirement for employment or school.  Please see that class if you are a medical student, nursing student, lifeguard, EMT, Medic or hold another health care provider related role.

**If you are a NYS Coach you will need the Heartsaver CPR AED Course and the Sports First Aid & Injury Prevention Course (to meet the NYS requirement for Coaches).  Please see those courses or call/email if you have questions about if this class is right for you. 

We can hold private onsite classes for groups of 6 to 30.  If you are interested in this option please email or call us for details.

Nuvance employees should email Wendy.Hennessy@NuvanceHealth.org before registering for information on any employee discounts. 

The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This 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 goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.  You will need to review your text before class and complete the pre-course assessment.  Information on how to access the pre-course assessment is on page ii of the text.  The text is mailed once your registration is processed so please register at least 10 days prior to the class date.  Fee: $265.00 includes text.  Successful course completion results in a two-year PALS certification from the American Heart Association.
 
We can hold private onsite classes for groups of 6 to 30.  If you are interested in this option please email or call us for details.

 Nuvance employees should email Wendy.Hennessy@NuvanceHealth.org before registering for information on any employee discounts. 

Training Classes Policy

Effective immediately, all training classes provided by Nuvance Health Community Education, will be unable to admit students who are feeling generally unwell or showing signs of respiratory illness which include cough, fever, flu and/or cold like symptoms.  We are doing this out of an abundance of caution for your health as well as the health of your classmates, our instructors and institutions to limit any exposure to the flu, corona virus or any other potentially contagious illness.  We also ask if you have recently been in contact with anyone who is ill to refrain from attending or if you have recently traveled to any areas where an outbreak has occurred.  Should you be unable to attend a class due to illness, recent travel locations or the illness of a family member, we will work with you to reschedule to a later date offering you priority in our upcoming classes.  Should you arrive at class ill you will be asked to leave the premises so please contact us prior to your arrival if you are ill or have had any risk contact so that we may reschedule you once you feel better.

This abridged update course is for students renewing their PALS certification.  If you have already expired or have not taken the course before please see the PALS Provider Course.  The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This 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 goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.  You will need to review your text before class and complete the pre-course assessment.  Information on how to access the pre-course assessment is on page ii of the text.  The text is mailed once your registration is processed so please register at least 10 days prior to the class date.  Successful course completion results in a two-year PALS certification from the American Heart Association.
 
We can hold private onsite classes for groups of 6 to 30.  If you are interested in this option please email or call us for details.
 
Nuvance employees should email Wendy.Hennessy@NuvanceHealth.org before registering for information on any employee discounts. 

Effective immediately, all training classes provided by Nuvance Health Community Education, will be unable to admit students who are feeling generally unwell or showing signs of respiratory illness which include cough, fever, flu and/or cold like symptoms.  We are doing this out of an abundance of caution for your health as well as the health of your classmates, our instructors and institutions to limit any exposure to the flu, corona virus or any other potentially contagious illness.  We also ask if you have recently been in contact with anyone who is ill to refrain from attending or if you have recently traveled to any areas where an outbreak has occurred.  Should you be unable to attend a class due to illness, recent travel locations or the illness of a family member, we will work with you to reschedule to a later date offering you priority in our upcoming classes.  Should you arrive at class ill you will be asked to leave the premises so please contact us prior to your arrival if you are ill or have had any risk contact so that we may reschedule you once you feel better.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What classes do you offer?
We offer Babysitting Preparedness, Pet First Aid CPR & Disaster Preparedness, Wilderness First Aid, Sports First Aid & Injury Prevention for NYS Coaches and a variety of American Heart Association CPR AED, First and Professional Level Certifications like BLS, ACLS & PALS.

Where do you hold your classes?
At our various business locations, hospital locations and on site for local businesses in the NY and CT area primarily in Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Litchfield and Fairfield Counties.

Are you following COVID19 precautions?
We are resumed training in June following all required COVID19 procedures.  Students attending class will need to wear a mask and ensure they do not arrive to class ill.  Students will also be subject to any required screening procedures at class sites.  Should you refuse to follow these mandated requirements you will not be permitted to sit for class.  Further requirements are outlined in the terms and conditions page at check out.  Social distancing is required whenever possible, decontamination procedures have been enhanced and any team skills adjusted to follow proper precautions.

When will I get my e-card?
E-cards are issued for AHA and ECSI certification classes.  Paper cards are no longer available from the distributors.  You will get an email form AHA with a link to click and must follow the prompts to claim, view, save or print your AHA e-card.  You must claim your e-card to have access to it.  ECSI will send your certification as an attachment.  E-cards are typically processed within 1-5 business days so check your email (inbox, junk, spam and trash folders).  The Babysitting course is currently a paper card that will be mailed to the address used after class and typically arrive within 2 weeks.

Where can I find my ecard?
If you need to find your AHA certification e-card please visit this site where you can find a previously issued ecard or a new one if you did not get the email to claim your ecard from the American Heart Association

https://ecards.heart.org/student/myecards

Can I take a renewal or update class if I am expired?
AHA only allows a 45-day grace period to take a renewal (update) class if you have expired but your certification is still expired.  AHA does not extend your certification date.  In addition, if they have made significant recent updates they may eliminate the renewal and update classes as an option during that time.

How big are your classes? 
Class sizes are restricted meaning that prior registration and payment is required. We will NOT accommodate any walk-in students.  Class sizes are kept small at this time between 6-8 students maximum as the space we are using allows.  

Do you do private group training or come on site to businesses?
Yes!  If you are interested in a group training we can conduct onsite classes for groups of 6 or more based on current state, CDC and DOH restrictions.  Group size class restrictions may temporarily only allow us to conduct a class size of up to 8 people.  Please email us at:

Wendy.Hennessy@NuvanceHealth.org 
or call us at 845-475-9742 for more information.

Does the department offer any complimentary services?
We offer complimentary child safety seat checks and bike helmet fittings by appointment if you need assistance email Peter.Dandreano@NuvanceHealth.org    

We also offer our AHA Friends & Family CPR AED classes held at the hospital locations free of charge year-round.

How long is my certification valid?
All certification courses are valid for a period of 2-years and will expire at the end of the month the class was taken in.  For example, if your class was March 5, 2020 you will expire March 31, 2022.  Non-certification courses they recommend an update every year and Bloodborne Pathogens is also required each year.

How do I keep my skills up to date during the 2-year time frame?
Refer to your book to keep the information fresh.  You can also visit the AHA's website for the most up-to-date information at www.heart.org or follow their science news you tube channel here: 
https://www.youtube.com/user/AHAScienceNews

Who can register for a class?
Anyone is welcome to register for our classes.  Please see the class descriptions and ensure it is the best fit for what you are looking for.  If you are unsure email us and we can help!

Do you offer online classes?
None of the nationally accepted and reputable certification providers (AHA, Red Cross, ECSI, ASHI) offer a fully online course.  We are required to follow their requirements and curriculum to certify you so in-person instruction is required.  Never practicing skills with a certified instructor with equipment may increase your liability risk so all our CPR and advanced certifications require in-person instruction as required by AHA.  We may at times offer some fully online training for other course types as available and directed by the AHA.

Did AHA Offer any accommodations because of COVID19?
AHA allowed some course modifications because of COVID19 to increase safety.  AHA did offer a very rare accommodation of a certification extension of 120-days only for those who expired at the peak of COVID19 who may have been unable to find a class.  For those who expired March 2020 to June 2020 the 120-day extension is present.  Cards themselves were not extended a memo from the AHA is provided to those who may need to provide proof of the extension to an employer.  Extension Example: those who Expire in June 2020 have been extended through October 2020.  No further extensions have been announced at this time.  

Why do I not see Babysitting Preparedness, Pet First Aid CPR AED & Disaster Preparedness or some of your other courses?
Some of our courses are offered seasonally Spring, Summer & Fall and may not be held in the winter as we have a low demand.  Please check back in January for our updated yearly schedule of course offerings.  

Why are classes so long?
We are an official AHA Training Site, all our class time frames are aligned with the AHA curriculum, lesson maps, educational requirements and agendas.  Some smaller classes may finish a bit more quickly but not by much.  Classes are the designated length meeting the AHA requirement for certification.  

Do you accept donations?
We are a not-for-profit agency.  If you wish to donate to help keep some of our services free of charge, please contact us!

How can I get more involved with the American Heart Association?
Want to help the AHA make a difference world-wide?  Join the You’re the Cure Network to see current campaigns available that you can help with here https://www.yourethecure.org/join

Do you rent or sell equipment?
We do not currently rent or sell equipment.  Please see a distributor for your equipment needs.

What is the cancellation policy?
Should we need to cancel a class, change the location, delay or reschedule because of weather, a COVID19 precaution or other reason we will email you and (if you opt in) text your cell.  Please register with an email you check often.  We will make every attempt to do this as soon as possible but please check your email in the days leading up to class as well as the morning of for any changes. We will provide options available for rescheduling or refunds if needed.  Most of our courses do run as scheduled.  

What is the refund policy?
If you are unable to make it to class we can process a refund if we have 1 (one) full business day of notice.  For example, if class is on Saturday morning you need to notify us by Friday morning.  You can notify us via email or phone.  We also have the option to change your class date should you have a last-minute emergency just let us know.  Refunds issued will be less the cost of any materials mailed out prior to class.  Books mailed are not returnable and are non-refundable.  You may contact us at 845-475-9742 or Wendy.Hennessy@NuvanceHealth.org 

Do you hold instructor classes?
We do hold AHA instructor certification classes for BLS, ACLS & PALS.  You must be certified as an AHA provider first.  We offer these classes 1-4 times per year based on demand.  We typically offer them in Spring & Fall so check back on the site for offerings then.  Taking this course will not make you an employee.  Anyone taking the class is considered an independent instructor and must purchase their own supplies and equipment as well as will set their own prices.  This can be a significant investment as the AHA can make unannounced price changes at any time and update the materials and curriculum at a minimum of every 5 years.  We can also hold instructor classes on site for groups of 4 or more.  AHA will require you to be monitored regularly for compliance by your AHA Training Center (Nuvance).  AHA requires you teach a specified minimum number of classes each year and be evaluated by your AHA training center prior to expiring to renew.  If you do not meet both requirements you will not be permitted to renew and will need to take the entire class over.

Are you an authorized training center?
Yes. We are an authorized training center for the American Heart Association, Emergency Care & Safety Institute and the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI)