MIAMI, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MIAMI, FL – May 29, 2012 — Dade Medical College has been recognized as a Certified CPR Training Center by the American Heart Association, the country's leading provider of CPR training and education. The college, which offers Associates of Science and Bachelors of Science degrees in nursing and allied health, now provides courses certified by the association in Basic Life Skills (BLS) Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to the community as part of the School of Continuing Education. Dade Medical College exceeded the association's requirements and was recently approved and certified.
"Most cardiac emergencies happen at home, yet 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed." says Ernesto Perez, Dade Medical College President and CEO. "At Dade Medical College, our goal is to make sure that not only our students have the tools they need to work in a healthcare environment, but that the general public also has the skills to save a lift during a cardiac emergency."
Dade Medical College has an extensive team of trained CPR instructors and has added the BLS CPR training to the general education curriculum for all students. The college is also offering BLS CPR classes to the general public. Classes are held regularly and will be hosted at one of their five conveniently-located South Florida campuses or off-site. Please contact Enrique Lopez, Dean of Online and Continuing Education, at 305.644.1171 to schedule a class or for more information.
About Dade Medical College
With over 400 full-time employees staffing Dade Medical College's six Florida campuses and corporate office, the school features a fully-licensed and certified faculty whose commitment to excellence in education are unmatched by other area colleges and institutions. A majority of the faculty and administrative staff originates locally, with many having been educated at other prestigious local and national institutions. The college offers Associate of Science and Bachelor's of Science degrees in nursing and Associate of Science degrees in other programs such as radiology, diagnostic cardiac sonography, medical billing and coding and more. Classes start every four weeks. Online course offerings also available.
Dade Medical College is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (Miami and Hollywood Campuses) and is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. Dade Medical College has also been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and the Florida Board of Massage and is a member of the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges and the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association.
About the American Heart Association
Founded in 1924, the AHA is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases — America's No. 1 and No. 4 killers — we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit www.heart.org
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