BLS and ACLS Instructors

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    Hi,

    I have my own training business and need to contract out instructors.

    I am needing help to develop a payscale. What do you think a CPR instructor should get paid per hour? ACLS Instructor?

    THanks for your replies.

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    The going rate at the one hospital I was at was $25/hr, but that was a couple of years ago.
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    My hospital pays me my hourly base rate to teach either class. Just like if I worked a shift any where else in the hospital.

    I have my own training business and need to contract out instructors.

    I am needing help to develop a payscale. What do you think a CPR instructor should get paid per hour? ACLS Instructor?

    THanks for your replies.[/QUOTE]
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    I'm a CPR instructor and get $0 for it - I have to teach one class per year in order to stay current. For ACLS, I get $25/hour and I usually teach two classes per year. I also teach ENPC (Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course and I get $25/hour for it too.
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    my hospital started paying 18 months ago when it got in to crisis mode for instructors. crazy to teach & not get paid when we could just retake the class & get paid to sit there on the hospital's dime. The educators told administration this & they finally listened. So I teach regularly both classes when they need additional help. which is all the time!!
    Quote from wtbcrna
    The going rate at the one hospital I was at was $25/hr, but that was a couple of years ago.
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    Hi Bob,

    Per hour instruction is a bad idea. You need to set contracted rates based on instruction needs and class size.

    For instance,
    Offer a full-service class divded up as say, Basic first aid, CPR, AED, Bloodborne pathogen and the ever-exciting disaster preparedness.
    That should fill around 8 hours.... and yeah, they'll leave early.

    You might be able to get $60/student if you supply them.
    Guessing $50 profit/student after setting up and supplying them.
    Minimal class size is 12.
    Instructor gets a flat $125 contract for a very easy job, and is paid say $30 increase for every 5 students added, or you simply add an $75 contracted "assistant" for classes of 20, etc.
    You should have one class focused on the lay person and another for the healthcare worker, and make a salary/cost schedule for each. Healthcare/commercial enterprise will probably be the higher cost as listed above. I can't see a lot of money in CPR for the general public, nor would I call it ethical to look for profit there. [Supply costs plus $10 instructor fee for good Samaritans.]

    ACLS is a whole other ballgame. You can probably make some money there.
    Just google up current courses and see what they're doing.

    Good luck!
    rb
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    RN Randy,

    AHA has strict guidelines about how many instructors per student for ACLS AND the amount of the time for the amount of students(time increases when you add students).

    I really don't know how you could add classes to an already 8 hour day for ACLS.
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    ?? Right....
    rb
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    RN Randy,

    Just wondering how you were going to have CPR, infection control, all at the same time etc, etc that you were suggesting and still fulfill the amount of time required by AHA for those classes--that is assuming the CPR portion is presented by an AHA instructor.

    otessa
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    I don't plan on doing any of it, but the OP apparently does...
    rb


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