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Thank you for choosing Florida Training Academy and Acuity CPR for your Heartsaver CPR/AED, BLS for Healthcare Providers, Heartsaver First Aid & Certified Nursing Assistant  training needs. Florida Training Academy also provides Forklift Operator Training for Beginners at our Jacksonville office.

 

Please Note: We provide same day AHA cards/certification with advance credit/debit card payment. We also have a "No Refund" policy. Therefore, please attend your selected class.

 

If you would like to pay with CASH on the day of the class, or If you need assistance with registration, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 904-551-0918.

 

Our Jacksonville office is open from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Monday through Friday. If calling after our normal office hours, please leave a message. We return calls until 8:00 PM EST. Our Orange Park office is open for appointments and scheduled classes only.

 

Effective October 4, 2017: The fees for all American Heart Association Heartsaver (CPR/AED/First Aid) certifications have increased. This fee increase was/is out of our control. To help decrease the cost to our students, all of our Heartsaver classes (except skills sessions) now include the student manuals.

 

Need assistance redeeming your AHA ebook (keycode)? If so, click here for a tutorial.

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Select a location and/or class from below in order to view our class schedules and to register.

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Affordable Group CPR, BLS & First Aid classes

  • Decrease your business' liabilities by having your supervisors, technicians and employees certified in CPR & First Aid.
  • We can travel to your site and/or arrive at our office early/late to accomodate your staff's certification needs!
  • An additional travel fee is required. Certification cards are issued within 3 business days after course completion and/or payment has been processed. Certifications are valid for 2 years.

 

 

 

Group and Corporate CPR and First Aid classes in Florida and Georgia.

 

 

Please call the office at (904) 551-0918 or email our Office Manager, Ms. Magee, for more details at CPR@FLtraining.com. All requests for group or corporate classes with 20 or less students will be arranged with the Office Manager. For larger groups of 20 or more employees, please email Eunice Mathis, our Director at emathis@fltraining.com.

 

We will need the following information in order to help schedule your class:

  • Name of business/agency:
  • Contact Person:
  • Phone Number:
  • Email Address:
  • Preferred Class Date / Time:
  • Class Location:
  • Type of Class(es) Requested:
  • Number of Participants:
  • Method of Payment:
  • Any Special Circumstances

Please Note: The "minimum" charge is for a group of 6 students. Discounts are available for combination classes, large groups or classes held at multiple locations on a single day.

 

 

 

Nursing Assistant Training in Jacksonville Florida

 $185 Special - Weekend Class - Nursing Assistant training classes in Jacksonville, Florida

 

  • - Training performed by experienced Nurses and Nursing Assistants since 2008
  • - CNA Exam Preparation Manual
  • - Hands-On Training prior to your exam
  • - FREE - Online Clinical Videos and Practice Written Examinations available 24/7
  • - Our EXCLUSIVE Fast Track Study Tips to help you easily PASS your exam
  • - Discounted CPR/BLS classes - only $40!
  • - Discounted Phlebotomy Course - Live Sticks/Venipunctures!
  • - We are owned by a former Nurse Evaluator

 

Thousands of students, just like YOU,  have completed our Fast Track CNA program. Hundreds of our previous students have advanced their education and are now working as Nurses and Physician Assistants. Come see the difference between CHEAP training and REAL training at an affordable price!

Our Weekend CNA classes are held twice per month. Seats fill up fast so please "pre-pay" to reserve your seat. The minimum required deposit is $92.50.

 

Note: The cost of the State examination is an additional fee of $155. Additionally, the required Level II background screening is an additional $85.00. These fees total $240 are paid seperately. Students can pay for their CNA Exam Prep Class first and then pay for their state examination and background screening at a later date.

             Classes are Saturday and Sunday - one weekend.

 

Optional Classes: MED TECH classes are best for those working in Home Care, Assisted Living Facilities and/or Group Homes. Do not register for this optional course if you plan to work in a nursing home or hospital setting. Only nurses, pharmacists and doctors give medications in hospitals and nursing homes. Please consider this before registering for the Med Tech course, as we have a no refund policy. As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) you will only be able to give "medication reminders"; you will not be able to touch pills.

Optional Classes: Phlebotomy for Licensed Healthcare Providers is a class for those desiring to work in our area's hospitals. Do not register for this optional course if you cannot fully follow directions; cannot read, write and comprehend English; and/or do not have a valid CPR/BLS card. We reserve the right to refuse the service (phlebotomy class) to anyone we deem needs more experience prior to taking the course. There are longer course options at other training programs. Our Phlebotomy class is accelerated and is best for those with healthcare experience. Please consider this before registering for the Phlebotomy course, as we have a no refund policy.

 

NOTE: Our weekend CNA Exam Preparation classes are only offered twice per month. Please register early! Only 10 seats are available per each class. 

 

 

 

** THIS IS A FAST TRACK COURSE. THIS CLASS IS NOT DESIGNED FOR SLOW LEARNERS. **

Slower learners should attend the 120 hour CNA course offered at the American Red Cross and/or Affordable Training. We will not slow our classes and/or focus too much time on "1" student. Doing so, is unfair to our Fast Track CNA students, who do not want to see simple skills repeated multiple times. 

 

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Nursing Assistant Training in Jacksonville Florida

$200 - Nursing Assistant Exam Prep training classes in Jacksonville, Florida

 

  • - Morning classes are co-taught by Eunice Mathis, RN, BSN (former CNA exam evaluator)
  • - Training performed by experienced Nurses and Nursing Assistants since 2008
  • - CNA Exam Preparation Manual
  • - Hands-On Training prior to your exam
  • - FREE - Online Clinical Videos and Practice Written Examinations available 24/7
  • - Our EXCLUSIVE Fast Track Study Tips to help you easily PASS your exam
  • - Discounted CPR/BLS classes - only $40!
  • - Discounted Phlebotomy course - Live Sticks! Save $50!
  • - We are owned by a former CNA exam Evaluator

 

Thousands of students, just like YOU,  have completed our Fast Track CNA program. Hundreds of our previous students have advanced their education and are now working as Nurses and Physician Assistants. Come see the difference between CHEAP training and REAL training at an affordable price!

 

Our Weekday CNA classes are held bi-weekly. Seats fill up fast so please "pre-pay" to reserve your seat. The minimum required deposit is $100.00

 

Note: The cost of the State examination is an additional fee of $155. Additionally, the required Level II background screening is an additional $85. These fees total $240.00 are paid seperately. Students can pay for their CNA Exam Prep Class first and then pay for their state examination and background screening at a later date.

 

Optional Classes: MED TECH classes are best for those working in Home Care, Assisted Living Facilities and/or Group Homes. Do not register for this optional course if you plan to work in a nursing home or hospital setting. Only nurses, pharmacists and doctors give medications in hospitals and nursing homes. Please consider this before registering for the Med Tech course, as we have a no refund policy. As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) you will only be able to give "medication reminders"; you will not be able to touch pills.

Optional Classes: Phlebotomy for Licensed Healthcare Providers is a class for those desiring to work in our area's hospitals. Do not register for this optional course if you cannot fully follow directions; cannot read, write and comprehend English; and/or do not have a valid CPR/BLS card. We reserve the right to refuse the service (phlebotomy class) to anyone we deem needs more experience prior to taking the course. There are longer course options at other training programs. Our Phlebotomy class is accelerated and is best for those with healthcare experience. Please consider this before registering for the Phlebotomy course, as we have a no refund policy.

 

Please register early! Only 8 seats available per each weekday class.

 

 

 

** THIS IS A FAST TRACK COURSE. THIS CLASS IS NOT DESIGNED FOR SLOW LEARNERS. **

Slower learners should attend the 120 hour CNA course offered at the American Red Cross and/or Affordable Training. We will not slow our classes and/or focus too much time on "1" student. Doing so, is unfair to our Fast Track CNA students, who do not want to see simple skills repeated multiple times. 

 

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Forklift Operator Safety Training Classes for "Inexperienced" Operators

 
 
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The safety training time varies with the number of participants in the class.
 
Requirements:
  • Must be atleast 18 years of age 
  • Have a valid driver's license
  • Be able to pass a multiple choice examination Quiz and an Examination.
  • Students who are impaired and/or who are unable to pass the Quiz with a 80% score, or better, will be unable to complete the hands-on portion of the course. Students who are unable to pass the Quiz will be allowed to remediate and return at a later date.
  • Do not use drugs, medications that may impair your ability to operate a forklift, or consume alcohol before class. Impaired students will forfeit ALL fees paid. We encourage a drug-free and alcohol-free classroom environment. No exceptions will be made.
 
Our 6 - 8 Hour Forklift Class Includes:
  • Class Manual
  • Lecture
  • Safety Video
  • Multiple-choice Exam
  • Group training on the Class IV Forklift (LPG)
  • Lunch Break (15 - 30 minutes)
  • 1:1 Evaluation of New Forklift Operator with Forklift Instructor
  • Q&A period
  • Certifications Awarded upon Successful completion
  • Remediation for those who were unable to complete the 1:1 evaluation on the first attempt
 
 

When the training has been completed:

 
Each successful trainee receives a certificate of completion and a certification card, which is valid for 3 years. Employers, if you send your employees to our training facility, please be advised we can not complete the OSHA required "Site Specific" training. In other words, we cannot come to your location and teach your employees how to operate the (your) company's equipment. 
 
 

Attention Staffing Agencies:

 
Do you need certified forklift operators? We can send you a list of certified forklift operators from the local area to meet your specific needs! Refer your employees to Florida Training Academy for certification and to avoid costly fines.

Urgent Class Requests:

Sorry, we are unable to offer Urgent classes for Inexperienced operators. 

 
 
NOTE: We do not accept WALK-INS to our forklift classes. Therefore, please pre-register!
 
 
 
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AHA CPR and BLS Instructor Course

AHA Instructor classes held at Florida Training Academy in Jacksonville, Florida.

                            
 
CPR, BLS, ACLS, First Aid and OSHA workplace safety training classes in Jacksonville


The American Heart Association BLS Instructor Course will allow the participant to teach all American Heart Association BLS and Heartsaver level certification classes. The American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR Instructor Course will allow the participant to teach all American Heart Association Heartsaver level (CPR, AED & First Aid) certification classes. 
 


Prerequisites: 
  • Email a copy of your current American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR or Basic Life Support card to emathis@fltraining.com.
  • Complete the online American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR or Basic Life Support Instructor Esentials course and bring the certificate of completion: https://www.onlineaha.org. There is an additional cost for the Instructor Essentials class. BLS Instructor Candidates should only complete the BLS Instructor Essentials Course. Heartsaver CPR Instructor Candidates should only complete the Heartsaver CPR Instructor Essentials course. Be sure to complete the correct class: either Heartsaver CPR -or- BLS for Healthcare Providers. Your certificate of completion must be printed out for your instructor. 
 
Expectations:
  • Instructor candidates will be given the Heartsaver CPR or BLS Provider Test. A score of 90% or better must be obtained. Additionally, CPR skills proficiency must be demonstrated. Students who do not pass the written or skills test will not be able to continue in the course. Instructor Candidates will also be given an Instructor Exam. A score of 84% or better is required.
 
 
 
The American Heart Association CPR Instructor Course is a three part course.
  • Part one, the AHA Instructor Essentials course is completed on-line at home or work. The course contains information on planning and preparation for courses, teaching courses, conducting written exams (if applicable), skills practice and skills testing and keeping your instructor status current. Upon successful completion a completion certificate is generated and should be printed out for your instructor record. The Instructor Essentials course takes between 2-3 hours to complete. 
  • Part 2 two will be held at Florida Training Academy, with Eunice Mathis, RN, BSN. Part two will cover information such as course organization, policies of both the AHA, card processing, administration of a course, advertising, equipment cleaning, changes in CPR and why they occur, skills testing, a written test and more. This portion will take approximately 8 hours. Please bring food and drinks.
  • Part 3 involves being monitored teaching your first class. This can be done during one of Florida Training Academy's many courses or you can be evaluated at your own facility (depending on location.) Additional charges apply for off-site evaluations. This evaluation must be done within 6 months after completion of part 2.
  • In addition to the steps above, all participants must posses a valid/current American Heart Associaition CPR or BLS for Healthcare Provider certification card. Once all steps are successfully completed, the participant will become an American Heart Association BLS CPR Instructor and able to conduct classes on their own.
 
 
Please view the attached links: CPR / BLS Instructor Candidate AgendaFlorida Training Academy Instructor Guidelines, American Heart Association Instructor Candidate Application and BLS Instructor Candidate workbook. If you are requesting to become an affiliate instructor with Florida Training Academy, affiliation fees of $200 and successful monitoring are required before you will be authorized to order AHA certification cards. Florida Training Academy's affiliate instructors will also need to complete the Florida Training Academy Instructor Application.
 
 
 
Florida Training Academy Instructor Course Refund/Cancellation Policy:

No refunds will be given for Instructor level courses. Students may reschedule but a $20 rescheduling fee applies. 
 

For more information, please email us at Admin@FLtraining.com or call us at 904-551-0918.

 

 
AHA Disclaimer

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional material for this purpose. Use of these materials in an education course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.
 
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ACLS Instructor Course

American Heart Association ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support classes in Jacksonville

The purpose of an ACLS Instructor Course is to develop proficiency in teaching, organizing, coordinating and conducting an ACLS Provider Course. ACLS Instructors must have a firm working knowledge and understanding of the ACLS material. They are also expected to demonstrate in-depth detailed knowledge of current emergency cardiac care. Participants learn to design a provider course to meet the needs of a specific student population. Currently accepted principles of adult learning, the ability to sequence instruction, the use of interactive teaching strategies and evaluation of student learning and progress are essential facets of this course.

Course Length: 

Approximately 8 hours

Student Teaching: 

Course participants will be required to conduct an ACLS Course after successful completion of the ACLS Instructor Course. A BHES TC Faculty will monitor the student teacher. After successful evaluation the student teacher will be provided with a course completion card and two year certification as an ACLS Instructor. 

 
Prerequisites: 

The following documentation must be completed and submitted prior to the start of class for all students:

  • Have current Provider status in the discipline they wish to teach and submit documentation of same
  • Complete the required ACLS online Instructor Essentials course by visiting  https://www.onlineaha.org/courses/105. This is an additional fee that is paid directly to the AHA.
  • Once payment has been remitted to the business office (online or in-person) an ACLS Instructor Course Manual (additional fee) will be available for pick up at our business office during normal business hours within 7 business days. 
  • Current "American Heart Association" ACLS & BLS Provider Cards must be emailed to emathis@fltraining.com prior to class. Also bring the cards with you to class. Only AHA provider cards are accepted; therefore, please send a copy of your provider card before class.

 

To access the required ACLS pre-test, click here: ACLS Pre-Test and enter code: "ACLS 15". You must score an 84% or better in order to attend the ACLS Instructor Course. Bring printed scores with you, to class.

 
 
Please view the attached links: CPR / BLS Instructor Candidate AgendaFlorida Training Academy Instructor Guidelines, American Heart Association Instructor Candidate Application. If you are requesting to become an affiliate instructor with Florida Training Academy, affiliation fees of $200 and successful monitoring are required before you will be authorized to order AHA certification cards. Florida Training Academy's affiliate instructors will also need to complete the Florida Training Academy Instructor Application.
 
 
 
Florida Training Academy Instructor Course Refund/Cancellation Policy:

No refunds will be given for Instructor level courses. Students may reschedule but a $20 rescheduling fee applies. 
 
For more information, please email us at Admin@FLtraining.com or call us at 904-551-0918.

 

AHA Disclaimer

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional material for this purpose. Use of these materials in an education course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.

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Payment is required prior to the course.

 

CPR, BLS, ACLS and First Aid Skills Sessions at Florida Training Academy

Florida Training Academy / Acuity CPR provides American Heart Association (AHA) Skills Tests.

Taking an AHA Skills Test requires completion of the online AHA course (www.OnlineAHA.org). Courses not created by the AHA will not be accepted for Skills Tests. A Skills Test is not a teaching session. If you do elect to take a Skills Test and are not successful, no refunds will be issued, you will be required to participate in the full AHA course in which you are attempting to be certified, and you will be responsible for the additional payment associated with that course.

 

WHAT IS A SKILLS SESSION?

For those who seek  certification through the American Heart Association's CPR, BLS, ACLS and/or First Aid (online-based) course, the Skills Session is an opportunity to practice and test the necessary hands-on skills with one of our helpful instructors.  The blended course is a 3-part process to certification.

  • Part 1 - eLearning and simulation on any internet-connected computer
  • Part 2 - In-person skills practice
  • Part 3 - In-person skills testing

Prior to attending a Skills Session, the participant should have completed Part 1 of the the 3-part process.  Upon completion, the participant should print their Certificate of Completion and bring it with them to give their instructor.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE...

Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by one of our friendly AHA instructors.  You'll then be asked to present your Part 1 Certificate of Completion.  

We're focused on your understanding and success, so your instructor will ask if there was any aspect of the course for which you have questions.  Take this opportunity to address any topics that may not be clear.

SKILLS PRACTICE AND TESTING

You instructor will work with you to make sure you're comfortable performing the following skills (if applicable):

  • Chest compressions
  • Pocket-mask ventilations
  • Bag-mask ventilations
  • Use of the AED (defibrillator)

You'll then be given a scenario so you can practice these skills in sequence. Following this opportunity to practice, your instructor will then test your skills by asking you to perform the scenario without any assistance or intervention from the instructor.  

Once the adult check-off is complete, you'll then follow the same process for the infant skills and scenario (if applicable).

Upon successful completion of your Skills Session, you will have earned your 2-year American Heart Association certification.  At FTA, our hope is that this information aides you in preparing for a smooth and confident check-off experience!
 
 
Course Title*Cost
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Prerequisite 
AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED Skills Test  $60   30 mins

Complete Online AHA Course (www.OnlineAHA.org) -The online course fee to AHA is a separate cost from our skills test fee.

 
AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid Skills Test  $70   40 mins

Complete Online AHA Course (www.OnlineAHA.org) - The online course fee to AHA is a separate cost from our skills test fee.

 
AHA Heartsaver First Aid Skills Test  $60   20 mins

Complete Online AHA Course (www.OnlineAHA.org) - The online course fee to AHA is a separate cost from our skills test fee.

 
AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR) Skills Test  $45   30 mins

Complete Online AHA Course (www.OnlineAHA.org) - The online course fee to AHA is a separate cost from our skills test fee.

 
AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Skills Test   $120   2 hours

Complete Online AHA Course (www.OnlineAHA.org) and BLS Certification - The online course fee to AHA is a separate cost from our skills test fee.

 
AHA COMBO BLS and ACLS Skills Test $165   3 hours

Complete Online AHA Course (www.OnlineAHA.org) and BLS Certification - The online course fee to AHA is a separate cost from our skills test fee.

 
           

 

The American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)  covers core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, and automated external defibrillation. For healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, and respiratory therapists who must have a credential(card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course. This would also include nursing students, EMT students and anyone that is interested in working in the healthcare industry. The BLS class is also intended for federal agents, police officers and first responders.

 

 

Important: Due to the quantity of students that we teach on a monthly basis, we cannot guarantee that  we will have the paperback version of the AHA BLS Provider Manual in stock. As a result, we are transitioning to E-books only for all of our BLS students.

 

NoteE-books can be used before, after and during your BLS full/update class, and can also be used during your multiple choice examination. Your AHA BLS e-book can be accessed from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

 

Please purchase your e-book now, by selecting BLS e-book on the next registration page, because our instructors will not be able to assist you with the purchasing of e-books during your BLS class. Your keycode to access your AHA BLS ebook will be delivered to your email address within 24 hours. Therefore, you can start studying before class, and have access to the e-book throughout your (re)certification period.

 

How to access your e-book? You will receive a confirmation email that contains the keycode needed to access your ebook. Enter your keycode at: https://ebooks.heart.org/staticcms/redeem 

 

If you do not want to purchase an e-book, please visit www.heart.org and purchase your paperback student manual directly from the American Heart Association.



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Select this option if you would like to purchase a BLS e-book. This is not a paperback BLS provider manual. Due to the quantity of  students requesting BLS manuals, we have transitioned to e-books only for all BLS classes.

You will have access to the BLS e-book for multiple years and will be able to utilize the e-book for future BLS re-certification classes (until a new version of BLS is created). Your keycode for your BLS e-book will be emailed to you within 24 hours.

The Heartsaver CPR and AED course is designed for employee training at companies, corporations, businesses or other entities; for employees and/or designated first responders who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements. This would include teachers, fitness trainers and coaches.

Please note: Your CPR /AED student manual is included in the cost for this class.


(Healthcare Providers, including Nursing and EMT Students, please register for BLS for Healthcare Providers.)

Heartsaver First Aid course is designed for employee training at companies, corporations, businesses or other entities; for employees and/or designated first responders who have a duty to respond to a life threatening emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements.

First Aid: 

  •      First Aid Basics
  •      Medical and Enviromental Emergencies
  •      Injury Emergencies  

Heartsaver First Aid CPR and AED course is designed for employee training at companies, corporations, businesses or other entities; for employees and/or designated first responders who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements.

First Aid: 

  •  First Aid Basics
  •  Medical and Enviromental Emergencies
  •  Injury Emergencies

Heartsaver CPR/AED:

  • CPR and AED for Adults
  • CPR and AED for Children
  • CPR for Infants
  • How to help a Choking Child
  • How to help a Choking Infant 

 Please Note: Your Heartsaver First Aid, CPR & AED student manual is included in the price of the class.

BLS & CPR classes in Jacksonville and Orange Park

Do you need your CPR or BLS certification STAT ?

Or do you prefer a private training class with a shorter length of duration? 

 

 

If so, our urgent CPR / BLS class is just for you. The STAT or  private CPR and BLS classes are only $80 per student. The urgent classes are for professionals who are needing their (re)certifications FAST and are capable of learning and demonstrating skills quickly. The STAT CPR / BLS class is expedited and should never take longer than 2 hours to complete. This is a fast paced class designed for professionals who learn fast.

The location of the training class will vary based upon the urgency of the request. For the safety of our staff, a valid Photo or Work Identification card is required for ALL evening and/or off-site classes. No exceptions. Payment for STAT classes are made directly to the instructor in CASH at the start of class. Sorry, no personal checks, debit or credit cards will be accepted. We do not keep cash on-site so please bring the exact amount. Lastly, the full payment of $100 must be made before the class starts.

We understand that LIFE happens and that you may not be allowed to work without your CPR or BLS certification. Therefore, we will even certify you STAT at your medical facility or place of employment for $125 per person plus travel fee.

 

Who Should Register:

Doctors, Residents, Travel Nurses, Busy Students, Educators, Healthcare Professionals, Captains, Pilots, Mariners, Business Owners, Executives, etc... 

 

How to Schedule your STAT CPR / BLS class:

  1. Call the office at (904) 551-0918 and indicate that you are needing a STAT or URGENT class. After hours, the instructor on call will receive a typed transcript of your message and will call regarding STAT CPR classes first, or
  2. You can also send an email to emathis@perfectcna.com or emathis@fltraining.com with STAT CPR / BLS class as the subject of the letter.

 

 

Phlebotomy for Medical Professionals

Phlebotomy Class in Jacksonville

Our 1 day phlebotomy training workshop is for licensed Certified Nursing Assistants, Nurses, Medical Assistants, EMTs and Phlebotomists in primary care, the community, hospitals and/or nursing homes. The course includes a practical session and is designed to provide you with both theory and practice. Our phlebotomy training course will give you the confidence and the competence to take blood samples safely and reliably.

 

Healthcare professions who hold active licenses and complete our Phlebotomy Workshop may be eligible to take the phlebotomy certifcation examination and receive a national certification. See additional terms below.*

 

Phlebotomy Workshop Schedule:
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

 

Phlebotomy Course Content:

-Background: the importance of training and competence
-Supervision and practice
-Scope and responsibilities
-Professional and legal issues
-What is Phlebotomy?
-Equipment
-Needles and patient safety
-Blood collection systems and devices
-Labelling
-Anatomy and physiology
-Vein assessment and selection:
-Identification of veins
-Arm veins
-Hand veins
-Unacceptable sites for venous collection
-Phlebotomy procedure
-Specimen collection procedures
-Post phlebotomy: specimen handling
-Personal protective equipment
-Needle stick injuries
-Disposal
-Needle phobias
-Practical session
-Potential complications (including infection control)
-Practical application – techniques and troubleshooting

 

Who should attend?

-Nurses requiring refresher training
-Certified Nursing Assistants
-Emergency Medical Technicians
-Medical Assistants

 

Requirements:

1) High School Diploma or GED

2) Healthcare Experience/ Professional License  

3) Current CPR or BLS certification

4) Blood borne pathogens (BBP) training

 If you are not certified in BBP, we can train you on the morning prior to class at 8:30 AM. Please pay for your BBP class when registering, if needed.

 

*Note: Certification as a phlebotomist is not required in Florida. However, if you desire to become certified, the cost of the examination for National Phlebotomy certification is an additional $135. You will need proof of 50 successful venipunctures in order to take the national examination. You will not meet this requirement in a 1 day class. Therefore, we highly recommend that only actively working medical professionals, who can perform venipunctures on-the-job, take our course. We have a NO REFUND policy, so please attend your class date. If you do not complete your course, we only offer this class once every month. Therefore, do not register for a class unless you are sure you will attend. A scheduling issue on your part, does not constitute an emergency on our part.  

 

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Our Med Tech course is approved by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. It is designed to educate an individual to assist residents in an Assited Living Facility and Home Health with self administration of routine medications, in the State of Florida.

 

Hands on practice medications with all types of medication preparations. Upon completion students will be aware of the intent of the ruling, the legal definitions. How to properly identify residents, read pharmacy labels, understand the importance of knowing each drug and what it is for, documentation and what is not permitted.

 

Note: Florida Training Academy also offers Certfied Nursing Assistant Exam Preparation, CPR, BLS and Phlebotomy training. Call (904) 551-0918 if you have questions about our other class options. You can also email us at Admin@FLtraining.com.

 

Optional CPR/BLS:  Please see our CPR and BLS schedules and/or contact the office for our schedule. Based on your place of employment, please either select the CPR course (home care or assisted living) or BLS course (nursing student, nursing home, or hospital). You do not have to attend both CPR and BLS.

 

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ACLS at Florida Training Academy

ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support - $150 (Update/Renewal)

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. 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.

Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

This course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

 

Study Materials:

- Advanced Cardiac Life Support Student Manual (Required)

- 2015 Handbook of ECC for Healthcare Providers (Recommended) 
 

Benefits:

Healthcare providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.

Students engage in simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader.

Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts:proficiency in basic life support care; recognizing and initiating early management of peri-arrest conditions; managing cardiac arrest; identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care; ACLS algorithms; and effective resuscitation team dynamics. 

 

Content

  • 1-rescuer CPR, AED
  • Defibrillation
  • Airway management
  • Rhythm recognition
  • IV/IO access
  • Use of medications
  • Cardioversion
  • Transcutaneous pacing
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamic
No admission without the completed Pretest and the current AHA- ACLS Provider manual!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
The following student resources are provided as a courtesy, and do not replace the required 2016 ACLS student manual or the ACLS Pre-Test:

ACLS Study Guide and Rhythm Review Test

Online Rhythm Recognition Class

ACLS Pre-Test: Enter Code: "ACLS 15". Must score an 84% or better.

 

Mandatory:  ** Please email a copy of your current AHA BLS card to emathis@fltraining.com. **

 

 

 

If you would like a quicker version of the American Heart Association's ACLS class, click the link www.onlineaha.org and take part 1 of the AHA ACLS Online. After completing the online class, you can then contact Florida Training Academy for your ACLS skills check off.

ACLS skills check sessions are scheduled weekly. We offer flexible schedules and understand the needs of healthcare professionals.

Urgent and same day classes may be available for an additional fee of $50 cash, which is paid directly to your instructor at the start of the skills session.

 

  

The ACLS Skills session (ACLS Mega Code) time frame is up to 2 hours.

The BLS and ACLS Skills Session time frame is normally up to 3-4 hours.

 

What You Will Need to Do:

  1. Go to the American Heart Association's online courses:  http://www.onlineaha.org. Complete the ACLS PART 1 online course and BRING your printed certificate of completion. Please note: the ACLS Skills Session (Part 2 and 3) is not included in the cost of the online course.
  2. Register for your ACLS Skills Session with Florida Training Academy for only $75. 
  3. Your Certification card(s) is/are issued on the same day that you complete the ACLS Skills Session.
  4. Manadatory: **Email a copy of your current AHA BLS card (if applicable) to emathis@fltraining.com.

 

If you need your BLS card renewed too, complete the BLS Part 1 class online and BRING both printed certificates of completion. The combo BLS & ACLS Skill Session will take approximately 2-4 hours to complete and only costs $90. Please select the BLS & ACLS Skills Session.

 *Certification is good through the American Heart Association for 2 years!

 *Proceed with payment once you are ready to schedule a skills session.

 

*Students who are requesting an URGENT class are given priority and can request a Skills Session on Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday (if the instructor's schedule permits). Please select the URGENT option and bring $50 CASH, which is to be paid directly to the instructor. A receipt will be provided.  

 

 

After payment is made, you will receive an email confirming your class registration. Your confirmation email will contain the direct number to your instructor. You may send a "text" message to him/her between the hours of 7:00 AM until 9:00 PM EST to arrange your ACLS (or BLS & ACLS) Skills Session. You may also email them and/or call the office. Please check your email for confirmation once payment has been made.

 

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American Heart Association BLS & ACLS Skills Sessions at Florida Training Academy

 

Save time and money by completing your classes online and then completing your BLS and ACLS skills sessions with us. Most combination BLS and ACLS skills sessions can be completed in approximately 45 minutes. We provide Same day certification.

 

How to register for the BLS and ACLS Skills Session: 

1) Complete your online Part 1 BLS & ACLS class at ONLINEAHA.ORG.

2) Register for your BLS & ACLS Skills Session with Florida Training Academy after you have succesfully completed your online training.

3) Bring your printed BLS & ACLS certificates of completion and your idenitification to your skills session.

Note: Skills testing is an additional fee and is separate from the fees paid for the online class.

 

 *Certification is good through the American Heart Association for 2 years!

 *Proceed with payment once you are ready to schedule a skills session.

 *Students who are requesting an URGENT class are given priority and can request a Skills Session on Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday (if the instructor's schedule permits). Please select the URGENT option and bring $50 CASH, which is to be paid directly to the instructor. A receipt will be provided.  

  

After payment is made, you will receive an email confirming your class registration. Your confirmation email will contain the direct number to your instructor. You may send a "text" message to him/her between the hours of 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM EST to arrange your "URGENT" ACLS (or BLS & ACLS) Skills Session. You may also email them and/or call the office. Please check your email for confirmation once payment has been made.

 

American Heart Association

 

1) Complete the Heartcode ACLS and PALS class online at www.OnlineAHA.org.

2) Print your certificates from Heartcode ACLS and PALS, and email them to emathis@fltraining.com

3) Call us at 904-551-0918 to schedule your Hands-On Portion: Skills Sessions for In-Person Practice and Testing.

 


For American Heart Association courses that include psychomotor skills such as CPR, students must complete an in-person skills practice and testing session to obtain an AHA course completion card. With AHA Blended Learning, the skills practice and skills test are taken together during a Hands-on Skills Session after the student completes the eLearning portion online.

Skills Sessions are conducted by authorized AHA Instructors, or, in the case of HeartCode® courses, students can conduct the in-person skills practice

American Heart Association

 

1) Complete the Heartcode BLS, ACLS and PALS class online at www.OnlineAHA.org.

2) Print your certificates from Heartcode BLS, ACLS and PALS, and email them to emathis@fltraining.com

3) Call us at 904-551-0918 to schedule your Hands-On Portion: Skills Sessions for In-Person Practice and Testing.

 


For American Heart Association courses that include psychomotor skills such as CPR, students must complete an in-person skills practice and testing session to obtain an AHA course completion card. With AHA Blended Learning, the skills practice and skills test are taken together during a Hands-on Skills Session after the student completes the eLearning portion online.

Skills Sessions are conducted by authorized AHA Instructors, or, in the case of HeartCode® courses, students can conduct the in-person skills practice

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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.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

 -Perform high-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR per AHA BLS recommendations

-Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention

-Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds

-Apply team dynamics

-Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure

-Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure

-Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock

-Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock

-Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias

-Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias

-Implement post–cardiac arrest management

 

Students who successfully complete the PALS Course (including achieving a score of 84% or higher on the course exam) will receive a PALS Provider course completion card (print or eCard), valid for two years. 

 

Requirements:

Complete the free PALS pre-test by visiting http://www.heart.org/eccstudent and entering the code PALS15. You must score an 84% or better in order to attend the class. Please bring printed proof of your score with you to class.

Mandatory:  ** Please email a copy of your current AHA BLS card to emathis@fltraining.com. **

 

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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.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

 -Perform high-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR per AHA BLS recommendations

-Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention

-Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds

-Apply team dynamics

-Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure

-Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure

-Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock

-Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock

-Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias

-Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias

-Implement post–cardiac arrest management

 

Students who successfully complete the PALS Course (including achieving a score of 84% or higher on the course exam) will receive a PALS Provider course completion card (print or eCard), valid for two years. 

 

Requirements:

Complete the free PALS pre-test by visiting http://www.heart.org/eccstudent and entering the code PALS15. You must score an 84% or better in order to attend the class. Please bring printed proof of your score with you to class.

 

Mandatory:  ** Please email a copy of your current AHA BLS card to emathis@fltraining.com. **

 

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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.

Mandatory:  ** Please email a copy of your current AHA BLS card to emathis@fltraining.com. **

 

BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS PROGRAM INCLUDES INFORMATION THAT WILL HELP STUDENTS UNDERSTAND WHAT BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS ARE AND HOW RISKS OF EXPOSURE CAN BE REDUCED FOR THEMSELVES AND OTHERS. THE PROGRAM ASSISTS IN SATISFYING THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, OSHA BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS STANDARD (29 CFR 1910.1030).

  • Certifications are valid for one year.
  • Class length is approximately 1 hour.

The inconvenience fee of $20 is required by students who schedule a class and then are unable to attend their selected class date and time.

 

 

ON-SITE SAFETY TRAINING

FLORIDA TRAINING ACADEMY (ACUITY CPR) BRINGS EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE TRAINING TO YOUR LOCATION

We make training your group easy with our on-site classes.  Enjoy the convenience of having one of our instructors come to your facility to train your group.

  • Classroom-based or online-based instruction available
  • Small and large groups welcome
  • Available for weekday and weekend classes
  • During or after business-hours
  • Able to invoice corporately or individually
 

CONTACT US TODAY TO FIND OUT HOW WE CAN BRING THE TRAINING TO YOU!

Phone: (904) 551-0918

Email: Admin@FLtraining.com

 

Please anticipate answering the following questions:

  • Organization Name
  • Contact Name
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Training Desired (CPR, BLS, ACLS, First Aid, etc.)
  • About how many individuals will participate?
  • What would be the address for the training location? (city, state minimum)
  • On-Site Point of Contact Email Address (if available)
  • On-Site Point of Contact Phone Number (if available)
  • Please list any dates/times you would be available for your training (2-3 dates and times would be helpful)
  • What audio/visual capabilities do you have on-site? Florida Training Academy charges $35 to bring a TV and DVD.

 

 

Thank you for your interest in aligning with Florida Training Academy, an authorized American Heart Association training site. We look forward to mentoring you had helping you to grow as an instructor. Your annual instructor fees help to cover the associated administrative costs.

 

After completing the Heartsaver & BLS Instructor Course, you will not be able to purchase certification cards if you are not aligned with an AHA Training Center (TC) or AHA Training Site (TS).

                                                     

Instructor Candidate Prerequisites

Be identified as demonstrating instructor potential by showing:

  • A strong desire to teach
  • Excellent CPR Performance and Problem Solving Skills
  • Able to follow directions and follow through with tasks
  • Able to communicate effectively in front of a group
  • Current (unexpired) American Heart Association (AHA) Provider and Instructor Card for the discipline you wish to teach
  • Agree to teach a minimum of two courses per year
  • Provide a completed instructor candidate application (you may download one here) 

 

If you DO NOT already have a Training Center/Site, you may request affiliation with Florida Training Academy. At which point, Florida Training Academy will complete Sections Two and Three of the application. You will also need to pay the required Instrutor Fee of $200 before you are able to order cards from Florida Training Academy.

 

Monitoring and Mentoring

Each instructor candidate is required to be monitored teaching a course upon completion of the Instructor course. The monitoring process is usually facilitated by your Training Center (TC) or Florida Training Academy (FTA). The TC or FTA will not issue an Instructor card until a satisfactory monitoring has been done. A second and third monitoring may be required. This is not recommended as a punitive measure, but as part of our mentoring process to ensure all instructors are proficient and feel completely comfortable to teach ALL BLS courses offered by the AHA.

  

Affiliating With Florida Training Academy (Babcock South)

If you are requesting affiliation with Florida Training Academy, you will be asked to sign an agreement. This agreement contains the following provisions:

  • There is an annual fee of $200 (due annually) and payable at the beginning of the calendar year, or at your time of affiliation.
  • You will pay $8.50 per card for all of your blue AHA cards (BLS and Heartsaver).
  • You will pay $13.50 per card for all of your red AHA cards (ACLS and PALS)
  • You will agree to teach a minimum of 2 classes per year.
  • You will agree to attend an annual Instructor Update. Advanced notice will be provided.
  • You will agree to abide by all American Heart Association and Florida Training Academy policies and procedures.
  • You will agree to be monitored teaching a class at least once per year.
  • You will retain all class records for a minimum of three years.

If you would like to request affiliation with Florida Training Academy, please email Florida Training Academy at Admin@FLtraining.com or call us at (904) 551-0918.

 

Post Instructor Training Requirements & AHA Training Center or Training Site Alignment

  • Instructors are required to join the AHA Instructor Network. Please allow 3 – 5 business days after the completion of the AHA Instructor class for access to be granted.
  • ALL customer issues must be addressed with Eunice Mathis and Florida Training Academy FIRST and in a timely manner. All instructors who are aligned with Florida Training Academy are to notify our office FIRST and allow us time to resolve any issues. Please allow 24 – 48 business hours for a response regarding non-urgent matters.
  • For urgent matters, instructors will be provided with the personal cell phone of Eunice Mathis. Please note, that text messaging is the preferred way of communication with Eunice Mathis for immediate matters. Also, all urgent matters also require an adequately detailed email pertaining to the issue, contact information for the student, special circumstances, etc.
  • Instructors may not use the AHA logo (torch) on advertisements. In addition, the AHA disclaimer must be added to ALL advertisements. The AHA disclaimer states: The American Heart Association promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, PALS and First Aid and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA and any fees charged for such a course does not represent income to the association.
  • Certification cards must be paid for in advance. Order cards early. Please allow 7 – 10 business days for the cards to arrive to Florida Training Academy’s main office. Please call the office manager at (904) 551-0918 to arrange pick-up of your certification cards. Non-AHA instructors may not pick up your cards. In addition, cards will not be mailed directly to the instructor. It is your responsibility to order and retrieve your cards in a timely manner. We highly encourage you to keep cards in stock.
  • New instructors or instructors who teach classes infrequently are only allowed 10 BLS, 10 HS, 10 First Aid and/or 10 Combo certification cards at a time. Experienced instructors and/or those who need a larger quantity of cards for group classes, can pre-order cards and retrieve the larger quantity of cards once the roster(s) have been submitted to our office.
  • Florida Training Academy will not authorize (or recommend) any of our affiliated instructors to teach as Independent AHA Instructors (under BHES) until the instructor has been mentored, monitored and has had a “discipline-free” affiliation with our training site for 11 or more months.

 

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To order cards, please call the office at (904) 551-0918 and/or send an email to Admin@Fltraining.com. PLEASE order in advance. We will not mail cards to local instructors. If cards are mailed, additional shipping and tracking fees will be applied. Allow 7 - 10 business days for cards to arrive at the Main (Arlington) office.

 

Effective October 6, 2017, ALL American Heart Association Heartsaver cards are $25 each. This price is set by our training center and cannot be lowered.

Basic Life Support cards remain $8.50 per card.

 

Please include:

  • Your Name
  • Phone number
  • AHA Instructor number
  • Type(s) of AHA card requested
  • Quantity of card(s) requested
  • Date of your card request
  • Mailing Address and extra $10 shipping/handling/tracking fee (if applicable)

 

Please note that Instructor Fees must be current and that you are limited to a maximum of 10 of any one AHA card type (on hand) until approval is received from the Eunice Mathis, RN, BSN (Training Site Coordinator).  You ARE allowed to order more than 10 cards. However, the additional cards will be kept at the Training Site until a completed roster has been received verifying that the prior cards have been issued. 

 

We will send you a Paypal invoice after your request has been received. Please pay the invoice promptly.

We will not order your cards without first receiving payment. No exceptions.

Payments for cards received after 4:00 PM, will not be addressed until the following business day.

All card sales are final. 

The American Heart Association ACLS certification cards are $13.50 each. Do not choose this option to order BLS provider cards. Please order cards 9 (or more) cards in increments of "3" due to the card printing format.
Course approval is required for all classes taught outside of FLORIDA, and for ALL ACLS classes regardless of location. If the course has not been pre-approved, cards will not be issued. No exceptions.

 

Workplace CPR AED BLS ACLS Forklift and CNA classes at Florida Training Academy

 

 For CPR/BLS classes in Orange Park, you can call your instructor directly by calling (904) 469-6741.

 Orange Park Address (By Appt Only):            793 Blanding Boulevard, Unit F3            Orange Park, FL 32065

 

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The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in CPR/BLS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.

 

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