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Ballad Health Training Center

The Ballad Health Training Center is located in Johnson City, TN. Though based in Johnson City, courses are held at various locations throughout Northeast TN and Southwest VA.

Our mission is to strengthen the AHA chain of survival and expand the outreach of the American Heart Association and Ballad Health throughout the community. To achieve this, we provide quality educational programs to promote wellness and save lives, while delivering exceptional customer service built upon experience and integrity.

The Ballad Health Training Center is one of the largest in the Appalachian Highlands region. And our instructors have a range of experience, with everything from pre-hospital to acute/critical care hospital backgrounds.


We offer a variety of the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) courses.

Basic Life Support

BLS courses offered include:

  • Healthcare Provider CPR
  • Heartsaver First Aid
  • Heartsaver CPR/AED
  • Heartsaver First Aid-CPR/AED
  • Bloodborne Pathogens

Advanced Life Support

ALS courses include:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

International Trauma Life Support and Pediatric International Life Support

In addition to American Heart Association programs, the Ballad Health Training Center also offers other basic and advanced level courses such as International Trauma Life Support and Pediatric International Life Support. These courses are designed for pre-hospital care providers at all levels who render trauma assessment and treatment skills.

Who are the courses for?

Courses are for Ballad Health team members, businesses and the broader community.

ACLS/PALS/Healthcare Provider CPR courses are designed for:

  • Physicians
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Paramedics
  • Nurses

Heartsaver courses are designed for:

  • General public
  • Industry first-aid providers
  • Day-care providers
  • Sitter providers
  • Fitness center providers

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Photo: CPR training – overlapped hands on chest of training dummy
The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR) Course is designed to train participants to save lives of victims in cardiac arrest through high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) both...
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The Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Course is designed for health care providers (MD, PA, NP, EMT-P, RN, LPN, Respiratory Therapists/Technicians, Pharmacists) who either direct or participate...
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The Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Course is designed for health care providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of pediatric patients, whether in the hospital or pre-...
Basic: Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED
There is a new Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED book that is necessary to attend this class. The back of the book states: Guidelines 2015/CPR and ECC. Who is the course for? The Heartsaver First Aid...
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The Difficult Airway Course: EMS™ teaches an evidence-based, algorithmic approach to emergency airway management for EMS providers. Course details This 2-day course is designed to provide...