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Resuscitation training information updates

In response to the evolving COVID-19 public outbreak, Resuscitation Training and Development and Nursing Education and Professional Development will be implementing the following changes to course operations:

We will grant a 60-day extension to course completion cards that are expiring in March and April 2020.

Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, we will only offer courses for initial certification which will include BLS, ACLS Provider (2-day), PALS Provider (2-day), Heartsaver AED, and NRP. All PEARS, EOR, ACLS Renewal, PALS Renewal, and NRP Renewal courses will be canceled until further notice.

Who should sign up for resuscitation training courses in March and April?

  • Those who need initial certification to meet the requirements of their job
  • Those whose certification cards expired prior to March 1, 2020

Effective immediately, we will be un-enrolling anyone who does not meet the criteria for registration above.

For questions regarding BLS, ACLS, PALS, Heartsaver AED, EOR or PEARS, email

For questions regarding NRP, email or Mary Lee Lemley

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The Vanderbilt Resuscitation Program is an authorized American Heart Association training center providing BLS, ACLS, PALS, PEARS, Heartsaver and EOR courses to Vanderbilt employees and students. Our program trains an average of 8,500 people a year.

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