Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) – Renewal Certification for Healthcare Providers on May 31, 2015 at 9:30am – 1:00pm

Audience/Overview
The BLS for Healthcare Providers – Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Most healthcare providers are required to take this course.

Must have current/non-expired BLS Provider Card to take this re-certification course. Expired card holders and new beginners must sign up for the BLS initial certification.

Course Content
Key changes in CPR from the new 2010 AHA Guidelines
CPR Critical Concepts
1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
Choking for adult, child and infant
CPR with an advanced airway

Course Length
BLS Renewal Course: 3.5 hours
*course time based on 1 instructor: 6 students

Features
Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills and simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Certification
American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Card
received immediately after successful course completion
valid for two years

Textbook Requirement
2010 BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual
ISBN-10: 1616690399
You are required to have the current textbook for this course. If you already own one or have access to one before, during, and after the class, you do not need to purchase one here.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – Renewal Certification on May 31, 2015 at 9:30am – 4:30pm

Audience

The PALS Course is designed to provide healthcare providers a refresher on their ability to respond to emergencies for infants and children. Providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the child victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. PALS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through individual and team learning stations.

 

Prerequisites

  • Must have a current/non-expired PALS card otherwise you will not be admitted into class.
  • Every student is required to complete the PALS Precourse Self-Assessment Evaluation via heart.org/eccstudent to be admitted to the course. Enter the manual code: “pals” to begin.

 

Course Content

  • Key changes in PALS from the new 2010 AHA
  • 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
  • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Vascular access
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment

 

Class Format

PALS Renewal Course: 7 hours over 1 day, time for breaks and lunch included

 

Features

  •  Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills and simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

 

Certification

American Heart Association PALS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years

PALS Renewal: 7 CEU credits

 

Textbook Requirement

2010 PALS Provider Manual

 1616691123

You are required to have the current textbook for this course. If you already own one or have access to one before, during, and after the class, you do not need to purchase one here.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – Renewal Certification on May 30, 2015 at 9:30am – 4:30pm

Audience /Overview
ACLS is designed to provide healthcare professionals the ability to participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. It emphasizes the importance of BLS to patient survival, the integration of effective BLS with ACLS interventions, and the importance of effective team interaction and communication.

Prerequisites
Must have a current/non-expired ACLS card
Every student is required to complete the ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment Evaluation via heart.org/eccstudent to be admitted to the course. Enter the manual code: “acls” to begin. You should score at least 80% before attending the class.

Course Content
Key changes in ACLS from the new 2010 AHA Guidelines
Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an (AED)
Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
Airway management
Related pharmacology
Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics

Course Format
ACLS Renewal Course: 7 hours over 1 day, time for breaks and lunch included
*course time based on 1 instructor: 8 students: 2 manikins

Features
Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills and simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Course Completion Card and Continuing Education
American Heart Association ACLS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years.
Board of Registered Nursing Provider approved for 7 CE’s
EMS CE’s available and may vary by license type

Textbook Requirement
ACLS 2010 Provider Manual
ISBN# 978-1-61669-010-6
You are required to have the current textbook for this course. If you already own one or have access to one before, during, and after the class, you do not need to purchase one here.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – Initial Certification on May 28 & 29, 2015 at 9:30am – 4:30pm

Audience /Overview
American Heart Association ACLS for healthcare providers includes management of Bradycardia, Tachycardia, and Pulseless arrest using 2010 AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support guidelines as well as Stroke and Heart Attack, ACS.

Course Content
Key changes in ACLS from the new 2010 AHA Guidelines
Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an (AED)
Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
Airway management
Related pharmacology
Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics

Course Format
ACLS Initial Course: 16 hours over 2 days, with time for breaks and lunch.
*course time based on 1 instructor: 8 students: 2 manikins

Features
Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills and simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Course Completion Card
American Heart Association ACLS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years and 14 CEU credits

Textbook Requirement
90-1011 ACLS Provider Manual (includes Pocket Reference Card)

Review Material
· Please begin reviewing material for the course here: http://www.heart.org/eccstudent
o The password is “compression”
You are required to have the current textbook for this course. If you already own one or have access to one before, during, and after the class, you do not need to purchase one here.

Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) – Initial Certification for Healthcare Providers on May 27, 2015 at 9:30am – 1:30pm

Audience/Overview
The BLS for Healthcare Providers – Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Most healthcare providers are required to take this course.
New beginners and expired BLS provider card holders will need to take this initial certification.

Course Content
Key changes in CPR from the new 2010 AHA Guidelines
CPR Critical Concepts
1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
Choking for adult, child and infant
CPR with an advanced airway

Course Length
4.5 hours
*course time based on 1 instructor: 8 students

Features
Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills and simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Certification
American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Card
received immediately after successful course completion
valid for two years

Textbook Requirement
2010 BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual
ISBN-10: 1616690399
You are required to have the current textbook for this course. If you already own one or have access to one before, during, and after the class, you do not need to purchase one here.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – Initial Certification on May 22 & 23, 2015 at 9:30am – 4:30pm

Audience /Overview
American Heart Association ACLS for healthcare providers includes management of Bradycardia, Tachycardia, and Pulseless arrest using 2010 AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support guidelines as well as Stroke and Heart Attack, ACS.

Course Content
Key changes in ACLS from the new 2010 AHA Guidelines
Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an (AED)
Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
Airway management
Related pharmacology
Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics

Course Format
ACLS Initial Course: 16 hours over 2 days, with time for breaks and lunch.
*course time based on 1 instructor: 8 students: 2 manikins

Features
Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills and simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Course Completion Card
American Heart Association ACLS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years and 14 CEU credits

Textbook Requirement
90-1011 ACLS Provider Manual (includes Pocket Reference Card)

Review Material
· Please begin reviewing material for the course here: http://www.heart.org/eccstudent
o The password is “compression”
You are required to have the current textbook for this course. If you already own one or have access to one before, during, and after the class, you do not need to purchase one here.

Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) – Renewal Certification for Healthcare Providers on May 21, 2015 at 9:30am – 1:00pm

Audience/Overview

The BLS for Healthcare Providers – Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Most healthcare providers are required to take this course.

 

Must have current/non-expired BLS Provider Card to take this re-certification course. Expired card holders and new beginners must sign up for the BLS initial certification.

 

Course Content

  • Key changes in CPR from the new 2010 AHA Guidelines
  • CPR Critical Concepts
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
  • Choking for adult, child and infant
  • CPR with an advanced airway

 

Course Length
BLS Renewal Course: 3.5 hours

*course time based on 1 instructor: 6 students

 

Features

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills and simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

 

Certification

  •  American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Card
    • received immediately after successful course completion
    • valid for two years

 

Textbook Requirement

2010 BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual

ISBN-10: 1616690399

You are required to have the current textbook for this course. If you already own one or have access to one before, during, and after the class, you do not need to purchase one here. Please choose from the following optional items:

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – Initial Certification on May 20 & 21, 2015 at 9:30am – 4:30pm

Audience

The PALS Course is designed to provide healthcare providers the ability to respond to emergencies for infants and children. Providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the child victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. PALS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through individual and team learning stations.

 

Prerequisites

Every student is required to complete the PALS Precourse Self-Assessment Evaluation via heart.org/eccstudent to be admitted to the course. Enter the manual code: “pals” to begin. Retest until 80% is achieved.

 

Course Content

  • Key changes in PALS from the new 2010 AHA
  • 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
  • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Vascular access
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment

 

Class Format

PALS Initial Course: 14 hours over 2 days, plus additional time for breaks and lunch.

 

Features

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills and simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

 

Certification

American Heart Association PALS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years.

PALS Initial: 14 CEU credits

 

Textbook Requirement

2010 PALS Provider Manual

1616691123

You are required to have the current textbook for this course. If you already own one or have access to one before, during, and after the class, you do not need to purchase one here. Please choose from the following optional items:

Advanced 12 Lead ECG Interpretation On May 19 & 20, 2015 at 9:30am – 4:30pm

Advanced 12 Lead EKG Interpreation is designed to provide healthcare professionals the ability to interpret 12 Lead EKGs (electrocardiograms) and recognize myocardial infarction (MI). Students will increase their confidence in interpretation and practice through this course. The Advanced 12 Lead EKG course provides a more comprehensive overview of reading EKGs.

 

Course Content Day 1

  • Anatomy, Electrophysiology and Action Potential
  • Interpretation of EKG strips
  • Electrical Conduction System
  • Myocardial Ischemia, Injury and Infarction
  • Inferior, Lateral, Septal, Anterior MI’s

Course Content Day 2

  • Posterior MI’s
  • Axis Deviation and Bundle branch blocks
  • ACS Imitators
  • Therapeutic Modalities and Pharmacology
  • Practice of EKG strips

Course Format

14 hours over 2 days, time for breaks and lunch is included

 

Features

  • Reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

 

Course Completion Card

  • American Heart Association ECG & Phamacology Certificate
  • Board of Registered Nursing 14 CEU
  • EMS CE vary upon license/state

Materials

A powerpoint lecture manual will be handed out at the beginning of class to each student at no additional charge in addition to practice packet handouts

 

Optional Textbooks for additional practice; not required:

  • Pocket Reference for The 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes by Tim Phalen (we do not carry this book, but it is sold on Amazon)
    • recommended by our EKG instructor
    • 12-lead ECG interpretation and appropriate thrombolytic theraphy
    • topics are presented logically, step-by-step, and fully illustrated

 

  • American Heart Association ECG & Pharmacology Student Workbook (may be purchased on our website during online registration)
    • basic electrophysiology
    • normal ECG measurements
    • basic arrhythmias
    • the administration of appropriate drugs within the ACLS algorithms
No textbook is required, you will received a lecture manual at no additional charge on the day of class. For added practice, you may purchase the optional student workbook.

Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) – Initial Certification for Healthcare Providers on May 18, 2015 at 9:30am-1:00pm

Audience/Overview

The BLS for Healthcare Providers – Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Most healthcare providers are required to take this course.

New beginners and expired BLS provider card holders will need to take this initial certification.

Course Content

  • Key changes in CPR from the new 2010 AHA Guidelines
  • CPR Critical Concepts
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
  • Choking for adult, child and infant
  • CPR with an advanced airway

 

Course Length
4.5 hours

*course time based on 1 instructor: 8 students

 

Features

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills and simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

 

Certification

  •  American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Card
    • received immediately after successful course completion
    • valid for two years

Textbook Requirement

2010 BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual

ISBN-10: 1616690399

You are required to have the current textbook for this course. If you already own one or have access to one before, during, and after the class, you do not need to purchase one here. Please choose from the following optional items: