Sharp Chula Vista, Coronado and Grossmont employees are required to complete all American Heart Association (AHA) certifications in RQI at their facility. Please do not register for these in-person class dates below and contact your supervisor with questions.
This two-hour Basic Life Support (BLS) class is intended for experienced health care providers who have performed hands-on BLS and have the working knowledge and skills for this fast-paced course.
No remediation is allowed or provided during this accelerated course. Participants who fail to pass will be referred to a full BLS provider class.
Course skills/topics include:
- Adult/Child 1 & 2 rescuer CPR and foreign body airway obstruction
- AED scenarios, rescue breathing, mouth to mask breathing and bag valve mask
- Infant 1 & 2 rescuer CPR and foreign body airway obstruction
Upon successful completion of the class, students will receive an email the next business day with instructions on claiming their two-year Course Completion e-card through the AHA’s website. Paper cards will no longer be distributed at the class.
Registration for this class is required. Walk-ins will not be accepted. If you do not receive an email confirming your enrollment, please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277).
What people are saying about our Accelerated BLS Class:
“This (accelerated) course was perfect for me since I have done CPR for over 20 years.”
“(The instructor) Richard was excellent. He was very knowledgeable, professional and easy to understand.”
If you need to cancel your registration for this event,
please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.
A fee of $70
will be deducted from the amount paid if you cancel your registration less than 24 hours
before the event.
Due to ongoing construction, there is limited on-site parking at the Sharp Corporate Office. If your class is on a weekday after 5 pm or on a weekend, you may park in front of the building if a spot is available (no pass required).
If parking is not available at the Sharp Corporate Office, you can park in the structure located to the north of Spectrum Center Boulevard on Sunroad Centrum Lane. To park in the structure, a pass is required. You will receive the parking pass with a map in a separate email from your registration confirmation. Please print the parking pass, write in the date of your class at the top and make sure to display it on your vehicle’s windshield.
You will need the key code number located on the second page of the PDF document in order to enter the structure. Please park on levels 5, 6 or 7 only, as vehicles parking in the incorrect location or not displaying the permit will be subject to towing.
You will need to walk across the street to enter the Sharp Corporate Office, so please make sure to arrive in plenty of time to get to class on time.
Please note that Sharp employees are subject to a $25 payroll deduction if they do not attend or if they cancel or reschedule less than 24 hours prior to the start time of the class.
Traveling nurses currently on assignment with Sharp can register at a discount. Please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) and provide the agent with your Lawson number to enroll.
Effective June 8, 2020, face coverings are required to be worn at all of Sharp’s non-medical facilities when physical distancing of 6 feet or more is not possible and in common areas such as stairwells, elevators, break rooms, lobbies and hallways. You must bring a face covering with you to class. Anyone who does not have a face covering will be asked to reschedule.
Due to recommended precautions against coronavirus (COVID-19), we will not have any students demonstrate breathing directly into a mask, mouthpiece or manikin. For purposes of our classes, you will practice and test using a bag-valve-mask for respirations. Before we start class, we ask that you wash your hands and use hand sanitizer as needed during the class. If you are currently ill, especially if you have respiratory symptoms, please notify the instructor and reschedule for another date once you are well.
Participants who arrive more than five minutes after the class start time will be asked to reschedule.
It is mandatory that you bring a face covering and a photo ID with you to class in order to proceed with testing. If you are not able to fulfill these requirements, you will be required to reschedule.
If your class is at the Sharp Corporate Office (Spectrum), it is also mandatory that you bring your Sharp ID badge if you are an employee.
The AHA requires each student have access to a current textbook for this course before, during and after the class.
If you are not a Sharp employee and do not have a current AHA textbook for this course, you can purchase a copy of the 2020 AHA Provider Student Manual in advance through the American Heart Association eBookstore at ShopCPR.Heart.org (Product Code 20-3102). Please note that the cost of the textbook is a separate charge paid directly to the AHA and is not included in your class fee.
If you are a Sharp HealthCare employee, you can borrow a copy of the 2020 AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider Student Manual at class or in advance at the Sharp Corporate Office in the Human Resources office in the lobby.