The American Heart Association (AHA) CPR Community Training Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas was first developed in 1992. At that time, services of the CTC were offered only to area training sites having BLS Instructors who completed their instructor course at Kent State Tuscarawas. In 1997, the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care program began a national unification program and the organization of the Association changed. Standards and requirements for a CTC made it difficult for small community CTC's to survive. In response to these changes, Kent State Tuscarawas expanded services to assist area CTC's who now want to serve only as training sites.
The Kent State Tuscarawas CTC mission is to implement the AHA mission statements at the local level in a cost effective manner.
The CTC is a service to the community. Working together with training sites to provide quality CPR Education is our ultimate goal.
The mission of the American Heart Association is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
The mission of the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Program is to reduce disability and death from cardiac and respiratory emergencies and stroke by improving the Chain of Survival in every community.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.
Contact Information For questions about the American Heart Training Center, contact JoEllen Sanders by email at email@example.com or call 330.308.7444. If you are an AHA Instructor and need copies of the latest forms, click on the associated link below:
Currents in Emergency Cardiovascular Care:
Visit the American Heart Association Web site at www.americanheart.org for details on becoming a basic life support instructor.