LAUSD American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center is staffed by District Nursing Services School Nurses. The program offers Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid Training to all District employees with over 2000 health care assistants, teachers, coaches, students, parents, school police officers and other community members trained annually. Each participant receives a certification card, which is valid for two years, from the American Heart Association. The classes meet the State Teacher Credentialing requirement for CPR. Class schedules are posted in the Learning Zone on the LAUSD website. District employees can register through this website. Parent/Community classes are offered in English and Spanish. For information contact District Nursing Services at (213) 202-7580.
There are over 300 AEDs placed in schools and offices throughout the District. Only trained personnel should use the AED to treat persons, who succumb to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA); who are unconscious and not breathing. Please contact District Nursing Services If your school is planning to purchase or will be receiving a donated AED. The AED Program overview consists of the following:
1. Coordinate and implement AED medical policies and protocols.
2. Provide consultation to schools and offices regarding AED policies, protocols, maintenance and corrective action on reported AED problems.
3. Coordinate and schedule CPR/AED training courses, assist in CPR/AED renewal courses and determine a person's CPR/AED course meets the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) regulation and the standards of AHA or American Red Cross.
4. Maintain CPR/AED training records.
5. Assist in post-incident reporting and in returning the AED to readiness status after use.
6. Assist with post-incident reviews, debriefings, and quality assurance.
Phone: (213) 202-7580Fax: (213) 580-6557