March 23, 2020
In light of the most recent recommendations from the CDC and the US Surgeon General’s office regarding COVID-19, we believe it is in the best interest of our students and ECC faculty to postpone all BLS, ACLS, and PALS classes scheduled for the month of April, 2020. This decision was not made lightly as we know that our students rely on instruction through the Foundation to maintain their AHA certification. I wish that I could offer assurance that a one-month closure will be adequate but you, as medical professionals, know that we are responding to this unprecedented event on a moment to moment basis.
We have recently received UPDATED 04/01/2020: Interim Guidance on Card Extensions during the COVID-19 Outbreak from the American Heart Association. Although this is suggested guidance and final decisions are left to individual facilities, click on the link for a copy of the document that you may find useful in discussing extensions of your current certification with your hospitals.
As always, our primary focus is on keeping patients, as well as our physicians, other healthcare professionals, and faculty safe. We look forward to being able to serve your educational needs in the very near future and, in the interim, please take care of yourselves! We appreciate all that you on the front lines of patient care do every day!
Sherri L. Wise
Osteopathic Founders Foundation
Fellows, Residents, Students
To support osteopathic medical education, to enhance the public’s understanding of osteopathic medicine, and to improve the health of the community through projects consistent with the osteopathic philosophy.