Class Schedule

All courses are for Nashville Fire Department employees only, unless specifically stated within the course description.  

 

When enrolling into a course you must enter your name (as you wish it to appear on the course completion card) and a valid email address.

THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD AT NASHVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS (63 Hermitage Avenue).

YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT BLS PROVIDER CARD TO TAKE THIS COURSE.  

BLS for Healthcare Provider Instructor Course

This course is for Metro Nashville Davidson County employees that wish to obtain their AHA BLS Instructor certification.

Pre-requisite:  Must have a current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification

All steps must be successfully completed in order to receive instructor status.

Steps 1 - 4 must be completed prior to attending the instructor course.  

You will not be allowed to attend the instructor course without items 1-4 completed.

1) Register on the AHA Instructor network website (https://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/AHAECC/ecc.jsp?pid=ahaecc.signin&_requestid=470994)
  • "Not A Member" lower left of screen
  • Register Now
  • Fill out information and request to align with Nashville Fire Academy

2) Complete the BLS for Healthcare Provider Instructor Essentials online course 

  • Go to Online AHA website ( https://www.onlineaha.org/ )
  • On-line course catalog at the top of the page
  • Click Courses tab
  • Go to Instructor Training 
  • Scroll down to "BLS Healthcare Provider Instructor Essentials"
  • Add to cart, purchase and complete online course
  • Keep a copy of completed certification

3) Send a copy of completed certification and current BLS provider card to Chad Tidwell ( randall.tidwell@nashville.gov  )

4) You must have the AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider Instructor Manual; these can be purchased from World Point. 

5) Attend a BLS for Healthcare Provider Instructor Course where the following items will be covered:

  • Complete a skills evaluation
  • Written BLS Provider test
  • Instructor written test
  • Instructor application
  • Instructor agreement
  • Enrollware orientation

6) Be successfully monitored by an AHA Training Center Faculty or Regional Faculty, teaching an AHA BLS CPR course

** Upon successful completion of all 6 steps, instructor status will be granted for a period of two years.**

**Please bring a mask to use at specific times during the course. Remember to maintain social distancing. Temperatures will be taken at the beginning and the end of the class.

The MCI, Trauma, & Triage course is designed to educate students on the fundamentals of MCI management, as well as explain the appropriate response to an MCI based on Nashville Fire Department policy.  This course will include lecture on MCI response and START triage, as well as an interactive segment involving appropriate triage and treatment of trauma patients.

Please review OPG 5.47 (Multiple Casualty Incident Plan) prior to class.

THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD AT SPECIAL OPERATONS (416 RUSSELL ST.).

Classes will start on-time and you must be present for the entire class for credit.

If you are late for class, you will have to notify your chief and reschedule - NO EXCEPTIONS.

Employees must bring their department issued mask to use at specific times during the course.  Temperatures will be taken at the beginning and the end of the class.