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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the ATEM training program adhere to the 2015 ECC and AHA guidelines?

Yes. Both the CPR and First Aid training programs adhere to and conform to national standards that are based on the scientific guidelines and treatment recommendations used by the American Heart Association (AHA) 2015 guidelines, (ILCOR) International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation 2015 Guidelines and (ECC) Emergency Cardiac Care 2015 scientific guidelines.

Has Healthcare Provider been updated for the 2015 guidelines?

No, we opted to not update the 2010 program for HCP.

Do you offer the course in Spanish?

Yes, CPR will be released April 1.

Can I just purchase the video?

No, initial set-up requires an instructor packet, which includes the required instructor manual.  In addition, proof of current certification of instructor status must be submitted; if your instructor status is not updated with the 2015 guidelines, you are required to take an on-line written test and successfully complete the exam, which covers the changes for 2015.

What does the instructor packet include?

Instructor Packet - Includes:

• DVD (English only) CPR, First Aid, AED, BBP and Emergency Oxygen

• Instructor Manual

• Instructor Certification

• 10 student books

10 Adult CPR, AED, First Aid Certification Cards (BBP not included)

10 Adult/Pediatric CPR, AED, First Aid Certification Cards (BBP not included)

Quizzes, evaluations, rosters, skill sheets. One copy

Also available: Bloodborne Pathogen Certification Cards may be purchased for $1.00 per card if purchased with Instructor Packet


Can the first aid portion be tailored to accommodate different industries?

OSHA does not approve first aid classes or trainers.  The training must be comprehensive enough to cover the needs of the facility until EMS arrives.  Even the safest work environment with EMS extremely close should be trained in immediate life-threatening injuries.  At a minimum all facilities should be trained in Artery wounds and treatment for shock in addition to CPR.

What is the difference between, Essential First Aid and First Aid?

Essential first aid is geared for urban areas where EMS will arrive within 7 minutes, and covers only immediate life-threatening situations.  First aid is more thorough, cover most major illnesses and injuries.

Can the CPR portion be tailored to accommodate different industries?

CPR training must contain Assessment of the scene, accessing 911, legal concerns, the chain of survival, heart education, CPR, choking and hands on practice, and all the guidelines as set forth in the 2015 AHA / ECC guidelines.  The instructor manual contains all the specifics.

Can I show the entire video without pausing between the segments?

No, studies show that the average attention span is less than 10 minutes.  Showing the entire video at one time will reduce student comprehension.

What if the training site does not have a media device to show the video?

Studies concur that a multi-media approach to learning is the most effective for student retention.  When possible the video / lecture /skills practice / and question and answers platform should be utilize.  If that is not possible, follow the outline in the instructor’s manual and verbally present the program.

Can I make copies of the DVD?

Yes, but only for your training center. Note that you may lose film quality. After the initial purchase of the instructor’s packet each additional DVD $10.00.  We also offer a jump-drive which does not lose quality when coping onto another jump-drive.

Does ATEM have a blended training option?

Yes, blended training (a combination of on-line cognitive learning, and instructor lead skill exams) is available.  If you want the blending training link to contain your name and logo, there is a one time $50 set up fee for each entity.  BBP is the only program that can be 100% on-line.  The rest require skill testing my an instructor.

NOTE:  if you opt to use the ATEM blended training link, your students must bring their test results to your class.  If you opt for a company branded blended training link, you will have access to a passcode which allows you to view the results on-line.

Do you offer wallet reference cards for students?

Yes, each student manual includes Adult CPR, Choking and Infant CPR wallet reference cards.