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Authorized American Heart Assoc. Training Site
Since 1984, we have offered proactive, quality Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) in a stress-free and comfortable environment.
We have taken additional precautions with COVID-19 for our classes.
Frequently Asked Questions
What precautions are you taking with COVID-19?
Keeping everyone as safe as possible is our #1 concern. We remained opened throughout the pandemic and added some high-tech plastic barriers (they're actually just clear shower curtains) to partition areas of the room. We are constantly disinfecting our facility throughout the class. This means doorknobs, coffee and water machines, mannikins, faucets, pens, pencils, tables, chairs, and other objects we may touch are disinfected with a 70% Alcohol solution before, during, and after classes.
If you have taken class with us in the past, you will also notice our seating arrange is very different. We have removed large tables and added individual tables and trays. This means we can only allow a limited number of participants inside the building at all times.
Since all of our clients work in healthcare, masks must be worn at all times during the class unless eating or drinking. Temperature checks are done prior to entering the office. While all of our pens and pencils are sanitized, we encourage you to bring your own. We have several sanitizer stations available to keep everyone clean.
How can I prepare for the ACLS or PALS class?
Are the books/manuals required for class?
For ACLS/BLS/PALS visit the AHA pretest website and enter code: acls15 for ACLS; pals15 for PALS. These are practice tests that can be taken as many times as needed and are not recorded in any way. Please bring a copy/picture/screenshot of the results with you to class.
Yes, the books/manuals are required for all classes as per AHA guidelines. You must have your own book or e-book before, during, and after a class. We do not rent books. You can purchase a used book from Amazon for a reasonable price. The current edition is the 2015 ACLS/BLS/PALS Provider Manual. If you need help obtaining a book, please let us know.
How long are the classes?
Do you offer CEUs?
Classes for BLS can range from 2.5-3.5 hours depending on the number of students. ACLS and PALS can last from 5-8 hours depending on the number of students and the flow of the class. All classes begin promptly at 8 AM. We have a Keurig coffee machine, water, and various snacks for you.
No, unfortunately, we do not offer any CEUs for our classes, but our instructors have used NetCE to complete all of their CEU requirements for a nominal fee
What should I bring to class?
Bring the required ECC or Provider book for class. The current editions for ACLS, BLS, and PALS are 2015.
Current ACLS, PALS, BLS card if attending recertification classes. If taken with us, it is not necessary.
Pen or pencil. Believe it or not, people forget them all the time. Also, scratch paper or a notebook.
Snacks, drinks, or dietary essentials to keep you cozy. We provide water, Stash/Bigelow tea, various snacks, and Keurig coffee K-cups.
A sweater or jacket since we run the AC throughout the class.
Cash, check, Venmo, Paypal, or Zelle. We do not accept credit or debit cards unless you are paying through Paypal, Zelle, or Venmo.
Masks! If you do not wear facial covering, you will not be allowed 4into the building and class.
Why are you more expensive than other places?
Annual inflation increases at a rate of about 3 percent. In 2011, we needed to increase prices ($160 ACLS/PALS and $60 for BLS) to adjust for inflation. Being family-owned and operated, our prices have not changed for almost a decade. We decided to purchase more amenities to make your experience with us more enjoyable. New chairs, a Keurig coffee machine with gourmet coffee, Stash/Bigelow tea, a wide variety of snacks, Bath & Body brand soap in the bathrooms, new mannikins, AEDs, and the current cost of cleaning materials justify our above-average prices. Primary instructor, Lea Dee, and her son, Matthew, that runs the day-to-day business operations, both have MBAs from UC Irvine and UC Riverside respectively. We want to ensure that our old and new clients are treated with the highest level of customer service. We also feel that our experience of over 40 years in the healthcare and continuing education industry allow you to have a stress-free and educational learning experience. We do offer group discounts for classes of 5 or more participants.
Let us know you have questions, comments, or concerns.
Serving LA County since 1984
A Positive Education is one of the oldest and well-regarded American Heart Association's Authorized Training Sites in Los Angeles County.
Our clients come from all over LA County hospitals including City of Hope, Keck USC, Kaiser, Garfield Med. Center, CHLA,
Glendale Adventist, Verdugo Hills, Huntington Hospital, DaVita, Healthcare Partners,
Cedars Sinai, Emanate Health, Dignity Health, St Vincent, and many more places.
Our family-owned business has been educating healthcare providers since 1984.
Previously, we were in Monterey Park on Atlantic Blvd. for over 15 years and transitioned to Monrovia in 2015.
Our instructors are Lea and her two sons, while her other son, Matt, manages the day-to-day business operations.
We are a proud Filipino-American family that has worked in the healthcare industry all of our lives.
We hope you stay safe and healthy during this time.
We’re here for you when you need us! Call us to schedule an appointment, or send us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
2670 S. Myrtle Ave. Suite #204
Monrovia, CA 91016