Clinical Training Facility

American Heart Association Training Site

YMSL_AHATraining2The Clinical Training Facilty (CTF) is an authorized American Heart Association Training Site aligned with the AHA Training Center at Truman Medical Center—Hospital Hill. We currently provide instruction in BLS (CPR), and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS). Our BLS programs consist of the Healthcare Providers CPR for professional rescuers, and the Heartsaver™ series of programs for the lay public. Heartsaver™ programs include CPR, AED use, and First Aid.

The CTF offers both initial and renewal courses. Please contact the CTF for scheduling and pricing. As a training site, the CTF also aligns AHA instructors in the disciplines of BLS and ACLS.

For more information, contact:

Life Support Training Programs
UMKC School of Medicine Clinical Training Facility

HeartCode Programs

Heartcode™ is the family of eLearning programs offered by the American Heart Association. HeartCode™ programs are online, self-directed courses that offer the ability to complete many AHA courses online, or through a blend of online and in-person skills practice and testing.

The YMSL offers HeartCode™ BLS in both a fully online/self-directed format, and a blended format with online learning and an in-person skills test. Skill testing with an AHA instructor may be scheduled for groups of six or more, and may also be scheduled throughout the year.

Self-directed skills testing with the voice-assisted manikins is available most times Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Appointments are not required, but recommended to avoid being turned away.

HeartCode™ ACLS is offered with an online cognitive portion, and an in-person skills practice and testing format.

Heartsaver™ courses are available in the HeartCode™ format. Please contact the YMSL for specific details.

Basic Life Support

Course: BLS for Healthcare Providers
Traditional, HeartCode, and Blended

BLS for Healthcare Providers is designed for persons who are responsible for providing CPR as part of their professional responsibilities. This course covers adult, child, and infant one and two rescuer CPR, AED use, and relief of an airway obstruction.

Participants who complete the HeartCode™ BLS Part 1 online may perform the skills exam with a voice-assisted manikin or with an instructor. The participant must print and bring a copy of the Part 1 certificate when they arrive for skills testing.

Course: Heartsaver CPR / AED
Traditional Classroom

Heartsaver CPR/AED courses are designed for lay rescuers who wish to learn CPR, or who may have a secondary job role that includes responses to emergencies in the school or workplace. Heartsaver CPR/AED provides instruction in one rescuer adult, child, and infant CPR, as well as the use of an automated defibrillator

Course: Heartsaver First Aid

The Heartsaver First Aid course provides the learner with instruction on the proper evaluation and treatment of common injuries. Assessment of the patient, control of bleeding, treatment of shock, and care for specific injuries is included in this course. The Heartsaver First Aid course can be paired with the Heartsaver CPR or AED course for a complete first aid/CPR training solution.

Course: Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid

The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid course provides the learner with instruction on the proper evaluation and treatment of common illnesses and injuries that affect children. This course is appropriate for child care providers.



Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational 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.