I have worked as a RN for almost 40 years. I worked as a floor nurse for 2 years, in Fresno. I ,then ,moved to Dallas, Texas to get training to work as an operating room nurse. I worked there for 4 years, then moved to Southern California. I've worked in the OR, at my current hospital, for 30 years.
I met my husband, Frank Rosales in 2015. He rapidly recruited me to become an AHA instructor. Frank had started CPR Healthcare Providers 20 years ago. He started teaching CPR on a part-time basis and eventually it became his full-time job.
Frank taught me all about teaching AHA BLS certification skills and encouraged me to expand to ACLS classes. He also taught me about the business of CPR teaching. I've taught BLS for 5 years and ACLS for 2 1/2 years.
Frank and I enjoyed teaching together until 12/20. That's when Frank contracted CV-19 virus. He ended up relying on his healthcare providers to complete all the skills he was teaching others all the years - now on him as a patient.
Frank ended up needing to be intubated and went into the PEA heart rhythm. They coded him and resuscitated him within 6 minutes. He fought the valiant battle for 9 more days.
After days of dialysis and every intervention that the hospital could do for him.... On January 9th, at about 1:30pm, he coded again. They tried to resuscitate him again, but this time he was in an asystole rhythm. They were unable to bring him back. CV-19 won the battle.
So, now I'm carrying on the business Frank had started so many years ago. The logo for the company is now "It's The Heart of the Matter," because that's what I feel is the drive for my teaching now. Someone else's family is now relying on the providers I teach to help their family member. The hummingbird for my logo signifies Frank's spirit flying free. He loved birds.
I grew up in a family that were all career teachers. My Mom always laughed and said I was a frustrated teacher at heart. I did learn a lot of my teaching skills from my parents. I'm very animated when I teach, and have no problem keeping the attention of my students - even during the longer ACLS classes.
I've always felt that people can remember information better if they understand the reasoning behind interventions. I also use situational learning, customized to the student's work situations.
I work hard at making sure the students understand all the covered materials, including heart rhythms during the ACLS class. All my students enjoy my teaching style. They say I seem to make concepts easy to understand,. My students feel confident in their skills upon completion of their specific courses.
I know that hard working people sometimes find themselves in situations where they didn't remember the expiration of their AHA cards. Some have even been sent home or refused hours of work until they can obtain the training. We've always made an effort to accomodate emergency card needs. We never cancel a class because we don't have a minimum amount of students.Whether the class has one person or more, I train classes of all sizes.
So, for quality CPR BLS or ACLS training, contact me to schedule a class today. Increase your confidence and skill level in BLS and/or ACLS, after training with me. Receive your card the same day, right at the end of class, with assistance navigating through the card claiming process.