American Heart Classes, also known as CPR 3G LLC 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 relationships in the community and an exceptional reputation. We are located in the San Fernando Valley and continue to travel for our students upon request. We offer education for health care providers, schools, churches, the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) 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.

Over 200 years of experience

Our Goal:
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.

Our Mission:
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, our Medical Director has held the position of Associate Medical Researcher, Pulmonary Hypertension post Heart-Lung and Lung Transplant, Pulmonary Division, UCLA David Geffin School of Medicine. He has also volunteered as a Medical Researcher at USC Keck School of Medicine with the Pulmonary Division of the Center for Cystic Fibrosis. He also oversees the CPR 3G Quality Assurance Program.

Mike has actively participated in over 2,000 cardiac arrest situations and trauma related emergencies since 1992. His experience also includes international critical care air medical transport in asia and europe, ambulance critical care ground transport and caring for post open-heart surgery ventilator dependent patients. 

Mike’s past experience includes research in the Pulmonary Function Lab at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. Other accomplishments include the development of a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, Quality Assurance Program and an Education/Inservice Curriculum, along with a successful Medical Records audit program and other roles in management. He values his experience gained while volunteering for the Red Cross, translating for spanish speaking victims during the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and also working with the Red Crescent in Bangladesh after over 138,000 lives were lost during a cyclone, leaving 10 million homeless.

Military service includes three honorable discharges with the United States Marine Corps over a 17 year period while on Active Duty and as a Reservist, specializing in Stinger Missles & as an Infantry Armorer, from Desert Storm through Operation Iraqi Freedom, participating in combat missions to humanitarian operations, along with successful completion of the USMC Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Academy.

As a supervisor with a hospital Outreach department in 1997, Mike asked management to support his idea to become a CPR/BLS Instructor, which would also assist with marketing efforts, while providing quality, affordable education to local nearby facilities. While teaching, he learned that sharing knowledge is very rewarding. This synergy would soon establish and nurture relationships, which were the beginning steps 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”.

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 nearly 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 CPR/BLS renewal classes.

Margie is very flexible, will work around our students’ schedules and is willing to travel locally for groups. We have CPR/BLS classes 6 days a week, on weekdays and weekends.

Justin, who recently completed an EMT Program is a CPR/BLS Instructor and is a very personable, skilled “people person” who really knows his CPR. At age 5, he began accompanying his father while teaching CPR/BLS classes, then later became an Instructor and now teaches as a Lead CPR/BLS Instructor while also assisting with ACLS and PALS courses. He often accompanies his father and grandmother (Margie) to assist with classes at churches, schools and the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars). Justin brings with him a great sense of understanding, calmness, and expertise. We are happy to welcome Justin’s youth, energy, and spectacular spirit to our team of Three Generations… Hence the name CPR 3G!
Alexis is a fourth year medical student at USC Keck School of Medicine. Prior to USC, she worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Cancer Prevention Research. She is currently taking a year off of her clinical duties in medical school to work in autism research and to sharpen her ECG skills. In her free time, she volunteers for Rock the Vote, cooks, and does yoga.
Victoria is currently a medical student at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, where she is completing her medical training at a level I trauma center. She is also pursuing a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering at USC. She first started teaching as an undergraduate at Duke University, working as a teaching assistant in the Department of Chemistry. In the little spare time she currently has, Victoria also teaches an MCAT prep course and works as a teaching assistant for gross anatomy at her medical school. She aspires to become an orthopaedic surgeon.

Stephanie attended UCLA as an undergrad and currently attends USC for medical school. Her goals are to go into internal medicine and possibly sub-specialize, and eventually work at a teaching hospital where she can practice medicine and teach students and residents. Stephanie’s interests include weight lifting, running half-marathons and reading murder mysteries.

Jena is a San Diego native currently in her 4th year of medical school at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Born and raised in Southern California, she loves spending time at the beach and being outdoors. Her favorite activities include snowboarding, hip-hop dancing, and running! Most of all, she loves to travel the world. She moved to Boston in 2007 to attend Harvard University and earned her undergraduate degree in Neurobiology in 2011 before moving back to Los Angeles for medical school. She aspires to a career as a Radiologist and will be applying to residency programs this fall. She loves to teach and is so excited to be a member of the CPR 3G team!

Paul has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist since 1991 and is recognized as an excellent example and role model by his colleagues 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 at 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. Paul’s Ventilator & Pulmonary Education Courses classes are very informative, interactive and enjoyable for caregivers and nurses of ventilator dependent patients.
Jerry, who has been a Respiratory Care Practitioner since 1977 is the President of Hammerplane, Inc and the inventor of the “Stronghold”, a unique anti-disconnection device. 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’s humble beginnings as a staff therapist at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, a Trauma and Regional Spinal Cord Center, led him to 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. He 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.

Jerry has enjoyed the rewards of sharing his wisdom and assists with our Ventilator Training classes. 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.

John is the inventor of the “Meconium Aspirator” and the founder and 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. His inventions are utilized throughout the entire world. John’s durable, quality products are very much appreciated by the health care community. He is well known for his innovative skills and perseverance, which have resulted in the successful development and patenting of several unique products for the health care industry. With over 35 years in the medical field, he is currently the Manager of Daily Operations at New Start Home Medical, Inc. in Simi Valley, California.

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