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American Heart Association ACLS, BLS, and PALS
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?
For ACLS, click here; for PALS, click here. These are practice tests that can be taken as many times as needed and are not recorded in any way. The expected time to complete the assessment is 60 minutes and can be saved to be completed later. There are 20 questions per section and there are 3 sections total. Please bring a copy/picture/screenshot of the results with you to class.
What should I bring to class?
Bring the required ECC or Provider book for class. The current editions for ACLS, BLS, and PALS are 2020.
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. We do not accept credit or debit cards.
Masks! If you do not wear a facial covering, you will not be allowed into the and class. A shield is not sufficient. Your mouth and nose needed to be covered at all times unless eating or drinking.
Why are you more expensive than other places?
The short answer is: you get what you pay for. We provide a stress-less learning experience to our students thanks to our instructor's decades of experience teaching ACLS, BLS, and PALS. The long answer: Inflation increases at an annual rate of about ~2 percent. In 2011, we needed to increase prices ($160 ACLS/PALS and $60 for BLS) to adjust for the expected inflation in the coming years. 2020 was not a good year for anyone, especially small businesses. 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. Our primary instructor, Lea Dee, teaches the ACLS, BLS, and PALS disciplines and has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years. Her son, Matthew, manages the day-to-day business operations. Lea and Matthew 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-less and positive learning experience. We do offer a group rate for classes of 5 or more participants.
Are the Provider Manuals/textbooks required for the 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. The current edition is the 2020 ACLS/BLS/PALS Provider Manual. If you need help obtaining a book, please let us know.
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