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Lori Hartley, RN

American Heart Association Training Center Coordinator, Instructional Services Specialist


Lori Hartley is the American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center coordinator for the Emergency Medical Services Learning Resources Center (EMSLRC) at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Lori started her 30-year career at UI Hospitals & Clinics in the EKG lab in the Department of Cardiology. After emergency medical technician training and becoming a registered nurse, she worked in the UI Hospitals & Clinics Telemetry Step-Down Unit as a charge nurse, the DeGowin Blood Donor Center as a plasmapheresis nurse, and the UI Hospitals & Clinics Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Center. She ultimately came to the EMSLRC as the state’s early defibrillation program nurse evaluator.

Lori has reviewed/critiqued over 9,000 pre-hospital cardiac arrest cases and has co-authored a number of significant cardiac arrest studies with several distinguished UI Hospitals & Clinics cardiologists. She coordinated the EMSLRC’s CAAHEP-accredited Paramedic Education Program from 1988 to 2010, and now coordinates one the nation’s largest AHA Training Centers that serves 1,000 AHA-certified instructors in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

Lori is an AHA Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support instructor and serves as training center faculty. She is passionate about teaching others how to manage cardiac emergencies and assuring that all students receive high-quality training that strictly adheres to AHA guidelines.