Navigating the EHAC Course

There are three versions of the EHAC Course - The Short Course, The Standard Course and The Standard Course in Spanish.

Instructions for navigating the Deputy Heart Attack Course and obtaining your certificate:

 

There is a short version of the course which includes:
1. Summary Information
2. EHAC Quiz
3. Become Deputized

The standard version of the course is in English and Spanish. The course consists of:
1. Questions About Heart Attacks
2. Why Don't Patients Come in Early?
3. Overcoming Patients Reluctance
4. Television Heart Attack
5. What is Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC)?
6. The Challenge
7. Early Symptom Video or Cliff Scene
8. Deputization Program
9. EHAC Quiz
10. Become Deputized

Review sections 1 through 9 and then take the quiz in section 10 to become deputized. When you come to section 7 either play the video on "Early Symptom Recognition" or review the cliff scene for visualization of the three presentations of a heart attack. You need to score at least 70% in order to be deputized (certified).

Upon completion, your deputy certificate will appear in the browser with your name and date. If necessary, or if you are completing this as part of your employment requirements, please print and retain this for your records.

When you have completed the course you will become part of the solution to the heart attack problem and hopefully will extend this message to as many people as possible. If you like we will even send you a deputy badge that states "Heart Attacks Have Beginnings" so that you can enlighten many of those who come into contact with you when they question the meaning of this statement. Don't forget to enter your mailing address on the next page!

Welcome to the snowballing awareness program that will provide the avalanche that hopefully one day will take heart disease out of first place.

Sincerely and Respectfully,

Sincerely,


Raymond D. Bahr, M.D.


Listen to Your Heart!

  • Heart attacks need not kill or destroy heart muscle if you listen when your body is trying to tell you something.
  • Be aware of a pressure - not necessarily pain - in the chest. If it subsides when you rest, but increases with activity, it is your warning of a heart attack. Quick treatment by experts can stop it.
  • Get medical help as soon as possible. Go straight to the nearest hospital emergency room. And don't try to rationalize it away as something else. Your body knows what it is talking about.
  • Delay in seeking medical attention is the real risk factor. It is more important than cholesterol, smoking or other risk factors.
  • Early Heart Attack Care is knowing the subtle danger signs and symptoms and acting upon them before damage occurs.
  • By listening to your heart, many heart attacks might be prevented.


Meet our Founder

Dr. Raymond Bahr

Dr. Raymond Bahr is passionate about cardiac care and preventive education. As the founding father of Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (now known as ACC Accreditation Services), his passion to disseminate lifesaving information is a driving force behind the Deputy Heart Attack Program. Throughout his career, he has created multiple programs to help others understand the life saving measures that can save a life. In 1981 at St. Agnes Hospital, Dr. Bahr established the Chest Pain Emergency Department (CPED), the first such unit in the world. The initial purpose of this CPED was prompt and effective treatment of patients presenting with heart attack/sudden death. The CPED was coupled with an aggressive education program that taught the community the early warning signs of a heart attack. This education program extended to middle and high school students via health and science curricula.