Courses

Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) Training Programme

Emergency Cardiac Care includes Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and advanced courses to deal with adult, children and infant emergencies. In 1984, the Foundation, in collaboration with Project Hope, initiated Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) training by introducing Basic Life Support (BLS) courses using the American Heart Association (AHA) standards.  Over the next 10 years the ECC program was extended to not only hospitals and medical personnel, but to the tourism industry and lay people at large.  In 2004, the Heart Foundation of Jamaica was certified by the AHA as a Training Organization with responsibility for providing ECC training using the AHA standards and criteria. 

The Foundation’s ECC training programme is monitored by a committee including several members of the medical fraternity and the HFJ Executive Director. The committee is headed by Dr. Hugh Wong, Consultant Emergency Physician, who is also the Foundation’s Director of ECC.  The committee ensures that the highest standards in training are maintained.

Heart Saver CPR and First Aid courses are taught by a team of full time Instructors who are AHA trained and certified to deliver course content in a clear, practical manner. Our Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Paediatric Advanced Life Support and Electrocardiogram Dysrhythmia Recognition Courses are delivered by medical profession with specialization in the respective disciplines. The Foundation has enjoyed positive feedback from participants who are asked to evaluate courses as part of AHA quality control measures. 


Courses Offered

Courses for Health Care Providers Basic Life Support Advanced Cardiac Life Support Paediatric Ad ... learn more


Basic Life Support Course

Audience  Health care professionals who need to know how to perform CPR in a variety of settings. ... learn more


Advance Cardiac Life Support Course

Audience Designed for healthcare providers who participate in the management of patients with card ... learn more


Paediatric Advanced Life Support Course

Audience Designed for healthcare providers who respond to children and infant emergencies in the f ... learn more


ECG Dysrhythmia Recognition Course

Audience Designed for healthcare providers who are desirous of learning to perform and identify EC ... learn more


Heartsaver CPR Course

Audience Anyone with limited or no medical training who needs to learn CPR Prerequisite There i ... learn more


Heartsaver First Aid Course

Audience Anyone with limited or no medical training who needs to learn CPR Prerequisite There i ... learn more


Course Dates

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica Training Course Dates 2017        BLS  Course Date ... learn more