CIMAS gets AHA accreditation

By Staff Reporter
CIMAS Emergency Air Rescue Service (CEARS) training academy has been accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) to offer its internationally recognised basic life support training and certificates.

CEARS offers a Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course for healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses and non medical hospital staff, a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course that anyone can take advantage of and First Aid courses.

CPR is a lifesaving technique that is useful in many emergencies, including a heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped.

The training academy’s business development manager Ancha Chimbghandah said the accreditation will go a long in enhancing the academy’s objectives of providing live saving skills.

“The academy’s objective is to deliver lifesaving skills to the community and local businesses. Its accreditation as an American Heart Association training provider enables it to provide internationally accredited lifesaving courses, as well as high quality First Aid courses to the public, medical professionals, businesses and schools.

“Its instructors are well qualified and experienced in training both medical and non-medical course participants. They undergo in-process assessments in order to remain up to date with the latest lifesaving developments,” she said.

According to an AHA certification audition conducted on May 3, 2017, CEARS Training Academy was confirmed to meeting all the training and quality system management requirements of the American Heart Association.
The audition resulted in the accreditation as an American Heart Association training provider and an affiliate of the Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa.

The academy also offers four First Aid courses. These are Basic First Aid, Industrial First Aid, First Aid for Family and Friends, and First Aid Essentials for Children.

Group training for all courses is available on site or off site, meaning, for instance, that a company can arrange for a course to be conducted at the workplace.

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