Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – Initial Certification on Mon 10/26/2015 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. This class also meets on: Tue 10/27/15 from 9:30a to 4:30p

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

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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:

eLearning BLS for Healthcare Providers and skills session on Sat 10/24/2015 from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Convenient way to add on and complete your BLS training on the same day you take an ACLS or a PALS class)

Part 1:

  • Must be completed before Part 2 and 3 (skills session)
  • Two hour online, self-paced course accessible anytime from any computer
  •  Students can access the BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual, BLS Pocket Reference Card and more for 24 months
  • May be used for initial or renewal BLS for Healthcare Providers Course completion.

Part 2 and 3:

  • Make sure you complete the course survey at the end of the eLeaning to generate your Completion Certificate
  • Bring the Completion Certificate to your instructor on the scheduled skills session (30 min duration)
  • Practice, demonstrate, and successfully complete skills testing with an instructor to receieve your BLS Provider Card on the same day

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – Initial Certification on Sat 10/24/2015 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. This class also meets on: Sun 10/25/15 from 9:30a to 4:30p

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. Please choose from the following optional items:

Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) – Initial Certification for Healthcare Providers on Sat 10/24/2015 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

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 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:

eLearning BLS for Healthcare Providers and skills session on Fri 10/23/2015 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Convenient way to add on and complete your BLS training on the same day you take an ACLS or a PALS class)

Part 1:

  • Must be completed before Part 2 and 3 (skills session)
  • Two hour online, self-paced course accessible anytime from any computer
  •  Students can access the BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual, BLS Pocket Reference Card and more for 24 months
  • May be used for initial or renewal BLS for Healthcare Providers Course completion.

Part 2 and 3:

  • Make sure you complete the course survey at the end of the eLeaning to generate your Completion Certificate
  • Bring the Completion Certificate to your instructor on the scheduled skills session (30 min duration)
  • Practice, demonstrate, and successfully complete skills testing with an instructor to receieve your BLS Provider Card on the same day

Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) – Renewal Certification for Healthcare Providers on Fri 10/23/2015 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

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:

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – Renewal Certification on Wed 10/21/2015 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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. Please choose from the following optional items:

Advanced 12 Lead ECG Interpretation on Tue 10/20/2015 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. This class also meets on: Wed 10/21/15 from 9:30a to 4:30p

Audience /Overview

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.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – Initial Certification on Mon 10/19/2015 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. This class also meets on: Tue 10/20/15 from 9:30a to 4:30p

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. Please choose from the following optional items:

Basic ECG Interpretation & Pharmacology on Mon 10/19/2015 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Audience /Overview

Basic ECG Interpretation & Pharmacology is designed to provide healthcare professionals the ability to interpret basic ECGs (electrocardiograms) and recognize myocardial infarction (MI) and Pharmacology. Students will increase their confidence in interpretation and practice through this course.

 

Course Content

  • Anatomy, Electrophysiology and Action Potential
  • Vectors and Hexaxial System
  • Rate and Rhythm Recognition (SVT, Heart Blocks, WPW, Torsades, etc.)
  • Bundle Branches Blocks and Hypertrophy (LAE, RAE, LVH)
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

 

Course Format

7 hours over 1 day, time for breaks and lunch included.

 

Features

  • Practice in various case scenarios reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

 

Course Completion Certificates

  • American Heart Association ECG & Pharmacology Course Completion Certificate
  • EMS CEU’s are available and vary by license type/state

 

Textbook

  • A lecture manual will be handed out at the beginning of class to each student at no additional charge
  • Optional workbook: AHA ECG & Pharmacology Student Workbook (for additional practice but not required, available for purchase during check out)
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.