May 27, 2020
We are happy to announce that BLS, ACLS, and PALS re-certification classes have resumed in our training center. We are approaching this re-opening with great caution and you will see some changes from your previous experience. Classes are being limited to only six students to provide for better physical distancing in the room. All students are REQUIRED to wear masks while in the facility. Screening and temperature checks have been implemented for faculty and students entering the classroom and the classroom and equipment are being even more rigorously cleaned after each training session. We regret that we are unable to provide the meals and snacks that you are accustomed to having when you arrive but we will make sure that each student is provided a bottle of water at their assigned station.
We have 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.
The Osteopathic Founders Foundation is very aware that many of you rely on our instruction to maintain your AHA certification and we value the trust that you put in us to deliver this education. It is clear that there is some pent-up demand for classes and we are attempting to add sessions as needed. We look forward to serving your needs in a safe and responsible manner which protects our students, instructors and community.
American Heart Association COVID-19 Resources for CPR and Resuscitation (updated 04/10/2020)
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.