Barry University offers American Heart Association training courses
Miami Shores, Fla. – Barry University’s Division of Nursing is now an American Heart Association (AHA) training center offering Basic Life Support (BLS) courses and renewals for health care providers.
Four Barry professors, who are also registered nurses, provide the critical hands-on training to students, faculty and health care professionals interested in becoming CPR certified.
Clare Owen, a Barry professor and intensive care unit nurse, explains every student will receive a basic life support course from certified and experienced faculty who have decades of nursing practice in adult critical care as well as pediatric specialty.
“This means even though many AHA centers provide BLS courses, we can ensure the highest standards are set and met for all our students, faculty and community members who come to Barry for certification,” said Owen. “These students will need the highest quality CPR training in order to provide the care in an emergency setting from those who have really done it.”
Barry nursing faculty Sharon Rafalko, Virginia Hackett and Lauren Schwal will join Owen in training about a dozen health care professionals a course, offered twice a month. Initial training is $80 renewal is $50.
For more information on CPR training and AHA please visit www.barry.edu/nursing/cpr