American Heart Association Training
Mission and Goals
The American Heart Association's mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke. The AHA has a strategic goal to reduce coronary heart disease, stroke, and risk by 25% by 2010. Steps toward achieving that goal include:
1) improving the chain of survival and acute care treatment
2) enhancing prevention and disease management
3) generate the resources to achieve the goal by increasing the number of instructors, providers, revenue, partnerships, training materials, and programs.
Ogeechee Technical College's Training Center supports the AHA mission and goals through administrative, educational, and quality assurance support of the AHA Instructor members. Our Training Center supports this mission and purpose through the provision of quality AHA classes to healthcare professionals and the community and by educating and informing the AHA instructors on new skills or AHA programs.
Training Center Functions
This training center is responsible for the administration and quality assurance of Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) courses.
Our functions will include:
Serving as liaison to the American Heart Association
Implementing AHA ECC Science and education in the community
Administering ECC training networks for the Southeast Georgia service area
Site Approval and monitoring
Conduct AHA Courses
Maintaining and managing the instructor database
Maintaining and managing course record database
Quality assurance of AHA educational courses
Serving as regional resource for AHA instructors
Conducting Instructor Updates
Issue Course Completion and Instructor Cards
Participating in AHA studies
Training Center Coordinator