Corporate & Community Services: Recognition of Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies

This course is designed for individuals working in the health care field. Instruction during this course will cover emphasis on basic anatomy and physiology of the heart, recognition of signs and symptoms of myocardial infarction, airway obstruction, sudden death and the institution of basic life-support measures. Required textbook may be purchased at AVC Bookstore. This course is based on the American Heart Association. Instructors: Elizabeth Sundberg, Marianne Stewart, and Eva Pihlgren.
Enrollment for each section of this class is limited to 16 students.

Fee: $65   (Material Fee: $3 class)

About the Instructors

Elizabeth Sundberg
Professor Elizabeth Sundberg has taught in the Associate Degree Nursing program at Antelope Valley College since 1978. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and master’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Marianne Stewart
Marianne Stewart started her nursing career as a critical care nurse. She has served as an associate professor of nursing at Antelope Valley College since 1989, helping prepare men and women to become registered nurses. She earned an associate degree from Riverside City College, a bachelor’s degree from California State University, San Bernardino and a master’s degree from California State University, Los Angeles.


What our students are saying:

"It was great working with the dummies to have a good feel of what a scenario is like."

"Great teachers, very personable."

"I feel confident in my ability, should the need come up, to save an actual human being."

"The class was great. I feel as though I really learned a lot."

"The class was very interesting and was well organized. It provided me with the necessary skills used to perform CRP."

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"Both teachers did a phenomenal job. They were detailed on the material and explained the techniques very well."

"Extemely well executed and organized. I would recommend friends to take the CPR course here, at AVC."