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American Heart Classes, also known as CPR 3G has been in the field of education since 1998. We began as a home-based and traveling business with teaching CPR/BLS classes to colleagues in the medical field. We have evolved and grown with the courses we offer and have been fortunate to develop relationships with highly skilled and knowledgeable instructors while establishing corporate relationships and an exceptional reputation. We are located in the San Fernando Valley and continue to travel for our students upon request. We also offer education for schools, churches and other members of the community. American Heart Classes continues to evolve through the quality of our instructors, variety of courses, and ability to be flexible in order to accommodate our loyal students while maintaining consistency with our attention to detail and client support.
Welcome to American Heart Classes – CPR 3G – Three Generations of Educators.
We are committed to sharing our knowledge, skills & experience with health care providers along with other professional rescuers & lay persons. Promoting & encouraging the skillful practice of the most current guidelines established by the American Heart Association is not only imperative, it is our duty to the community, which is the reputation we pledge to continue to uphold.
Knowledge is bound when one is compelled to tradition, knowledge is endless when tradition is bound… Keeping current with knowledge is our tradition.
Dr. Flora, (M.D.)
- Associate Medical Researcher, Pulmonary Hypertension post Heart-Lung and Lung Transplant, Pulmonary Division, UCLA David Geffin School of Medicine
- Volunteer Medical Researcher, Center for Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Division, USC Keck School of Medicine
- Medical Director, CPR 3G, L.L.C.
- Quality Assurance Program Director, CPR 3G, L.L.C.
Monica K., Assistant Medical Researcher for Pulmonary Hypertension post Heart-Lung and Lung Transplant, Pulmonary Division, UCLA David Geffin School of Medicine. Her independent study will be published in a supplemental issue of “Chest”. Monica is also conducting Stem Cell Research at a local county medical center.
Dr. Monica K., (M.D.)
- 12 Lead Ecg Interpretation Course Instructor, CPR 3G, L.L.C.
- Private Tutor Instructor, CPR 3G, L.L.C.
- Quality Assurance Program Director, CPR 3G, L.L.C.
- Assistant Medical Director, CPR 3G, L.L.C.
Marian Williams, RN, BN, CEN, CFRN, CCRN, CTRN has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years and has been providing education for physicians, paramedics, nurses, and other health care providers for over 30 years. She is well known throughout the health care community for her experience as an educator with Alert 3 Medical inc. and International Flight and Critical Care Transport. While currently working in ICU, CCU, ED, management and program development, she also teaches 12 Lead ECG, ACLS, PALS and BLS, Pre-Hospital Trauma Certification, TNCC, ENPC and a variety of other courses.
CERTIFICATIONS: CEN, Emergency Nurses Association, since 1987 CFRN, National Flight Nurses Association (ASTNA) since 1997 CCRN, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, since 2000 CTRN, Emergency Nurses Association, since 2007
MEMBERSHIPS Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), formerly National Flight Nurses Association American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Founder and President of the Critical Care Transport Association of California – Northern and Southern California divisions- June 2003 to 2006 (Chapter of ASTNA) Membership with two national Committees for the Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA).
- ACLS, PALS, BLS, Ecg & Pharmacology, 12 Lead Ecg Instructor
- Quality Assurance Committe, CPR 3G, L.L.C.
Our Course Director has been in the health care field since 1992. When he was hired as a staff member for a local facility in 1996, he was promoted into a supervisory position within 4 months. He began with staffing and scheduling and within a few months became responsible for department payroll, developing Quality Assurance/Improvement Programs and Medicare denial appeal processes. During 1997, while assisting his mentor to create a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and also a Marketing Program, he began offering inservices to potential clients and staff clinician colleagues while offering Continuing Education Certificates. He asked management to support his idea to become a CPR/BLS Instructor, which would also assist with marketing efforts, while providing quality, affordable education. This synergy would soon establish and nurture relationships through a “win-win” strategy. While teaching, he learned that sharing knowledge is very rewarding. These steps were only the beginning of a new path with a focus on education, leading to what is now known as CPR 3G,LLC – American Heart Classes – “Three Generations of Educators”
His experience includes international critical care medical flight transport, ambulance critical care ground transport, caring for ventilator dependent patients in the home setting, the development of a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, Quality Assurance Program and an Education/Inservice Curriculum, along with Medical Records audit and other roles in management. He values his experience gained while volunteering & translating for spanish speaking victims during the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. He has maintained a “dual career” and has served in the United States Marine Corps for 17 years, on Active Duty and as a Reservist, specializing in Stinger Missles & as an Infantry Armorer, from Desert Storm through Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Dan has been caring for patients in the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units since 1975. His experience includes 26 years as a “House Lead” and 4 years as the Director of Women’s and Children’s Services for a local acute care trauma center. His expertise in his chosen profession has been utilized to teach ventilator management for an RN and RT competency program, along with developing a 2 day didactic program for Neonatal training at Northridge Hospital. Dan’s education includes:
- Masters in Business Administration
- Bachelors of Science in Health Education
- Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist Certification
- Certified S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor
Margaret began her career as a Respiratory Care Practioner in 1982 and currently cares for patients in a local trauma medical center in the NICU (level III) and PICU. She routinely performs intubations, transports critical infants, utilizes HFOV, and enjoys imparting her knowledge and skills as a preceptor for new employees. Additionally, her organizational and management skills have been appreciated as “Relief Lead” when called upon in the past. . Her experience as a well-versed educator includes positions such Clinical Instructor for the Los Angeles Valley College Respiratory Therapy Program, including teaching a Pulmonary Pathophysiology course, along with training students in all aspects of respiratory care in the ER, ICU, CCU, PICU and NICU clinical settings. Margaret’s education includes:
- Bachelor of Science in Health Education
- Neonatal Internship Program Graduate
- Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist Certification
- Certified S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor
Margie became a CPR/BLS Instructor for the American Heart Association in 2005, when her son deployed to Iraq in the Marine Corps. Her son had been a CPR/BLS Instructor for more than a decade and Margie was excited to join and promote the teachings of the American Heart Association. Margie’s classes are interesting, efficient, and held in a peaceful, student-friendly environment. Margie is well known as a very knowledge, friendly, accommodating instructor and looks forward to reacquainting with her loyal students every 2 years for BLS/CPR renewal classes.
Margie is very flexible, will work around our students’ schedules and is willing to travel locally for groups. We have BLS/CPR classes 6 days a week, on weekdays and weekends. All locations are available for BLS/CPR.
Justin has accompanied his father and his Grandmother (Margie) to assist with classes at churches, gyms & schools, for both large and small groups, adults and children. Justin is a very personable, skilled “people person”, and really knows his CPR. We are happy to welcome Justin’s youth, energy, and spectacular spirit to our team. Justin brings with him a great sense of understanding, calmness, and expertise.
Justin has joined our team of Three Generations… Hence the name CPR 3G!
Since 1983, Zack has been a dedicated Respiratory Therapist (RCP) with specialty experience in Neonatal, Pediatric and Adult Respiratory Care. He has also served as manager for a local Blood Gas Laboratory. He is known for his thorough knowledge in all areas of Respiratory Therapy development, management, department assessment and processes development and implementation. His reliabilty and ability to stay calm and intervene during crises and skills to facilitate groups and educational seminars while collaborating with multidisciplinary teams has proven to build positive relationships with patients, family members, physicians and other medical professionals. His hard work and approachable personality has contributed to his reputation as an ethical healthcare provider who “leads by example”. He has developed and shared his skills in nearly all areas of Respiratory Care. Zack’s experience and knowledge has been recognized while teaching BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP, along with a variety of pulmonary related education and inservices for U.C.L.A. Physicians.
Zack has been a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RRT) since 1995 and worked at Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles from 1995 through 1999, while specializing in the area of Neonatal Intensive Care, primarily in the CTICU. He has also been on staff at Northridge Hospital Medical Center since 1995 and Los Robles Medical Center since 1999. Zack has been widely recognized as a valuable asset for his skills and attention to detail while caring for neonates in the NICU, which has led him to becoming a Clinical instructor for the Los Angeles Valley College Neonatal Respiratory Therapy Program. His expertise is also utilized as a contracted employee for Henry Mayo Hospital where he teaches Infant Resuscitation and has developed protocols for the Women’s and Children Department as well as for the Respiratory Care Department. In 2001, Zack began teaching NRP and also became a S.T.A.B.L.E. Lead Instructor in 2007.
Since 1991, Paul, a Registered Respiratory Therapist has been an excellent example and role model for his colleages and both Respiratory Therapy and Nursing students while assigned to him during their clinical rotations at a local acute care facility, where he currently works primarily in the Adult and Pediatric Intensive Care Units. His communication and teaching skills led him into a position as a Clinical Instructor for the Respiratory Therapy Program (Los Angeles Valley College). Paul’s ability to improvise, delegate and make decisions in any situation has been recognized by management, who often utilize his expertise as the Relief Lead Therapist for his department. While not in the acute care environment, Paul cares for long-term clients in the home care setting, has become certified for ventilator preventive maintenance and also imparts his expertise with all modes of ventilation to nurses and other sub-acute facility staff with New Start Home Medical. inc. and PRS Ventilator Training. Ventilator & Pulmonary Education Course is an excellent course for anyone caring for ventilator dependent patients. Paul’s classes are very informative, interactive and enjoyable for caregivers and nurses of ventilator dependent patients.
Since 1977, Jerry has been a very influential force in elevating the clinical and professional standard of Respiratory Care to its highest possible level and has proven his ability to work collaboratively with physicians, respiratory staff, nurses, ancillary services, and administration. He is well known as a quality oriented individual with strong leadership capabilities due to his natural ability to direct and lead staff, which has resulted in the provision of high quality service, patient care and satisfaction. His unprecedented passion for the profession of Respiratory Therapy and people in general has led him to develop and share his life-saving products with ventilator dependent patients throughout the world. Jerry is the President of Hammerplane, inc. and is the inventor of the “Stronghold”, a unique anti-disconnection device.
Jerry’s humble beginnings as a staff therapist at Northridge Hospital Medical Center (Regional Spinal Cord Center) led him a variety of leadership positions to include: Coordinator of Long Term Ventilator Program, Shift Supervisor and Education and Quality Assurance Coordinator. Later, his abilities were applied as the Director of Homecare Services for Special Respiratory Care Inc. He is currently the President at New Start Home Medical Equipment, Inc. and directs his focus in managing and directing daily operations of home medical equipment for ventilator dependent clients in the community. In addition, his duties involve introducing new revenue streams and marketing ventilator preventative maintenance service. His accomplishments also include cost saving measures and the implementation of a ventilator management training program and competency assessment for licensed home care nurses and JCAHO scores of 98% for two consecutive years. Jerry has enjoyed the rewards of sharing his wisdom and assists with our Ventilator Training class. His vast quality of skills, guidance and insight will continue to contribute and define his role as a member of Our Team and American Heart Classes (CPR 3G) in the future.
With Over 30 years in the field, John is currently the Manager of Daily Operations at New Start Home Medical, inc. and is also the founder of President of Ecee Medical, inc., a company he formed as a means to bring to fruition his ideas which are only limited by his unlimited creativity. As the inventor of the “Meconium Aspirator”, which is used throughout the entire world. John’s durable, quality products are available and appreciated the health care community. He is well known for his innovative skills and perseverance, which has resulted in the successful development, patenting of several unique products for the health care industry.
Tom is has been employed at Northridge Hospital Medical Center since and has cared for patients in every acute care setting to include NICU, ICU, CCU, Trauma and ED. He has over 15 years management experience with an trauma/acute care medical center and is well known and well liked for his people skills and attention to detail.
Tim first became BLS certified when working as a Police Officer in 2005. In 2009, He made a career change from Law Enforcement and began nursing school. Tim is currently working as a nurse (BSN – 2012) in the San Francisco Bay Area and has participated in emergency situations in the field, as well as in the clinical setting. Tim’s diverse experience has given him knowledge of life saving skills and the factors involved before and after the patients arrive at a hospital.
Tim is a certified American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, and PALS instructor and enjoys imparting his life saving skills to health care providers in addition to a variety of community laypersons. His patience ensures that every student will be comfortable, confident and knowledgeable with the material before the class completion. Tim maintains a very flexible schedule and is willing to travel throughout Nevada, Arizona, and California.