​​​Absolute CPR & Allied Health Training​


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 Post Date: 10/18/2018


To All Child Care/ Day Care Providers,

Division 4, Personnel Records
§746.901. What information must I maintain in my personnel records?
Subchapter C, Record Keeping
Division 4, Personnel Records
October 2018


You must have the following records at the child-care center and available for review during hours of operation for each employee, caregiver, substitute, and volunteer as specified in this chapter:


(3) A copy of a health card or health care professional’s statement verifying the employee is free of active tuberculosis if required by the regional Texas Department of State Health Services TB program or local health authority;


Have a current record of a tuberculosis examination, showing the employee is free of TB, if 
required by the Texas Department of State Health Services or local health authority; and


Respectfully,

Michele S. Gomez-Leffall
Director, Lead Instructor Absolute CPR Training 

Post Date: 10/03/2017


To All AHA BLS Instructors,

Effective October 3, 2017 the American Heart Association implemented a price increase to all Heartsaver course completion certificates. Unfortunately, this change was done so without any notice to training centers or instructors.

The new pricing structure will be applicable for all rosters submitted on or after October 6, 2017:

• AHA Heartsaver Student Workbooks – $2.50 / per book including:
• Heartsaver First Aid
• Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
• Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED
• Heartsaver CPR AED

• AHA Heartsaver Course Completion Certificates (printed) – $17 / per card
• AHA Heartsaver Course Completion Certificates (e-card) – $17 / per card

BLS, ACLS and PALS course completion certificates are not impacted by this change.

As you know, student textbooks can be purchased directly through any of the authorized AHA distributors, including Channing-Bete, Laerdal and Worldpoint ECC. 

We understand the difficulties that this may cause. It is important to emphasize that this change was completed without notice or feedback from AHA regional faculty, training centers or instructors. For comments and concerns regarding the American Heart Association’s decision, you may contact the AHA Customer Service Support Line at 1-888-CPR-LINE.

In order to adapt to the evolving market conditions of lay rescuer first aid & CPR training, we have developed strategic partnerships with other nationally recognized certification bodies whose pricing model is significantly different from that of the American Heart Association. These organizations include the National Safety Council, Emergency Care and Safety Institute and the American Safety & Health Institute, EMS Safety and NSC. Similar in nature to the AHA, they offer student textbooks and course completion certificates that meet and/or exceed OSHA standards, are accepted nationwide and may significantly reduce your overhead as a CPR & First Aid instructor. We are prepared to work with you to transition to new options and will continue to support you as an instructor.

So we may take the appropriate time necessary to discuss how these changes will impact you, we will offer free in-person consultations to evaluate your needs as an instructor and find the appropriate course of action. To schedule an appointment, please email absolutecprdallas@gmail.com or call 682-422-4208.

Again, please accept our sincerest of apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We too are placed in an extraordinarily difficult situation as we must adjust accordingly as well. We look forward to our continued partnership with you in the coming months and years forward.

Respectfully,

Michele S. Gomez-Leffall
Director, Lead Instructor Absolute CPR Training 

 Post Date: 03/17/2019


To All TEXAS SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS,


Requirement Breakdown

Requirement has been in effect since June 14, 2013. Course required at least once in grades 7-12 as a prerequisite to graduation. Training must include CPR with hands-on practice. First Aid and AED training is NOT required and training does not need to result in certification. Course must developed by an organization using nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines for emergency cardiovascular care. Where in curriculum CPR will be taught, the content of the course and the intensity of the course are left to the discretion of the school district.

Excerpts from Bill

The State Board of Education by rule shall require instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for students in grades 7 through 12. The instruction may be provided as a part of any course. A student shall receive the instruction at least once before graduation. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction must include training that has been developed: by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross; or using nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines for emergency cardiovascular care and incorporating psychomotor skills to support the instruction. For purposes of Subsection (e), “psychomotor skills” means hands-on practice to support cognitive learning. The term does not include cognitive-only instruction and training.


Respectfully,

Michele S. Gomez-Leffall
Director, Lead Instructor Absolute CPR Training