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Best AHA Courses Yet – Isn’t it ironic

The 2010 AHA guidelines, as I recall, were released in late 2010. Meaning I would have first recertified to the updated guidelines in 2012. And then again in 2014.

With my NREMT re-registration nearing (March 31) and Wisconsin EMT-P due at the end of the June I needed to recertify BLS healthcare provider and ACLS. I also recertified PALS for the eight hours of pediatric education.

The AHA 2015 guidelines were released in October 2015, but the new education courses have not been released. Thus I have completed HCP, ACLS, and PALS – all based on the 2010 guidelines.

Oddly, paradoxically, coincidentally, or ironically this set of courses has been the best taught and most engaging of the three times I have had to complete them.

Two years from now the kinks should be worked out in the updated courses.

2016-03-12 09.25.28

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.