Learn how to use the Uresil Thoracic Vent by watching the video below! For more, visit our YouTube Channel Project Heartbeat

The thoracic vent is a new minimally invasive device for the treatment of spontaneous and iatrogenic pneumothorax. It consists of a polyurethane catheter connected to a plastic chamber containing a one-way valve.

Also, check out this powerpoint for more information about how to use the thoracic vent:

Nursing Education Thoracic Vent

Listen to the Podcast “The Logistics of the Administration of Massive Transfusion”

https://emcrit.org/podcasts/logistics-administration-massive-transfusion/

Massive transfusion, historically defined as the replacement by transfusion of 10 units of red cells in 24 hours, is a response to massive and uncontrolled hemorrhage. With more rapid and effective therapy, alternative definitions such as three units over one hour are more sensitive in identifying patients needing rapid issue of blood products for serious injuries because of uncontrolled hemorrhage. Such transfusion episodes are associated with a number of hemostatic and metabolic complications. Massive transfusion involves the selection of the appropriate amounts and types of blood components to be administered, and requires consideration of a number of issues including volume status, tissue oxygenation, management of bleeding and coagulation abnormalities, as well as changes in ionized calcium, potassium, and acid-base balance.

We now have an ACLS Review Playlist on our YouTube Channel Project Heartbeat. Visit it for more educational videos!

Enhance your ACLS skills or refresh your memory and visit Project Heartbeat’s YouTube Channel. If you’re interested in registering for our classes, visit www.projectheartbeat.com or call (510) 452-1100

Learn how to use the Alaris Guardrails Pump with Project Heartbeat!

The Alaris Guardrails Pump helps reduce IV medication errors, enhance patient care and track and measure system performance. It accepts hard and soft limits on each infusion parameter. Interested in learning more or love our teaching style? Visit www.projectheartbeat.com or call (510) 452-1100 to inquire more about our BLS, PALS, ACLS, TNCC, NRP, EKG, and Heartsaver classes. Enjoy!

Also, visit and subscribe to our YouTube Channel Project Heartbeat and click the link https://www.youtube.com/user/projectheartbeat

Register for our EMSA Pediatric Heartsaver First Aid Courses for Childcare Providers

Audience/Overview

Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED course is designed to provide a wide variety of community members, child care providers and professionals the ability to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use and AED, relieve choking, and provide basic first aid in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Course Content

  • First Aid Basics
  • Common Medical Emergencies including: breathing problems, choking, allergic reactions, heart attack, fainting, diabetes, stroke, seizure, shock, heart attach
  • Common Injury Emergencies including: bleeding, wounds, head and spine injuries, broken bones and sprains, burns and electrical injuries
  • Common Environmental Emergencies including: bites and stings, temperature-related emergencies, poison emergencies
  • 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

Course Length

Approximately 6 hours with a half hour lunch break

*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
  • Each student will receive their own copy of the American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED Student Manual

Certification

American Heart Association Heartsaver 1st Aid, CPR & AED Course Completion Card is valid for two years.

Textbook Requirement

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook

ISBN-10: 1616690178

Register for our Trauma Nursing Core Classes (TNCC) on May 10th and May 22nd! Seats are still available so enroll today!

Audience /Overview

TNCC is a widely recognized premier course for hospitals and trauma centers worldwide. It empowers nurses with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and hands-on training to provide expert care for trauma patients.

This course is designed to establish a standardized body of trauma knowledge and to improve the care of all trauma patients. This seventh edition course combines interactive learning along with scenario-based assessments to provide nurses a comprehensive learning experience.

TNCC Pre-course Online Modules Requirement

  • All students are required to complete the TNCC Provider Pre-Course Online Modules before attending class. TNCC is an intensive two day course intended for experienced Emergency Nurses. Without completing the pre-course online modules before attending class, students may have difficulty passing the skills and written exams to earn a TNCC Provider Card.
  • Instructions on accessing the modules will be in the Confirmation Email after registration/purchase is complete

Course Content

  • Rapid identification of life-threatening injuries
  • Comprehensive patient assessment
  • Enhanced intervention for better patient outcomes

Course Format

2 day intensive course includes:

  • A Systematic Approach of Initial Assessment
    • Nurses learn A-I mnemonic and the Trauma Nursing Assessment
  • Evidence-based Content Written by Trauma Experts
    • 24 chapter comprehensive manual with dedicated chapters for special populations
  • Hands-on Skill Stations
    • Nurses practice the systematic approach in real life situations with skilled instructors
  • 5 Online Modules
    • Complete case studies taking nurses through an entire sequence of care
  • Verification and Contact Hours
    • Upon successful completion of the course ENA will issue a 4 year provider verification card
    • Contact hours are awarded for course completion
  • 80% needed to pass during multiple-choice exam of 50 questions
  • 70% needed to pass during skill station evaluation

Textbook Requirement

You must have the Trauma Nursing Core Course Provider Manual (Seventh Edition) by Emergency Nurses Association – to complete the pre-course online modules and bring to class. (Available for purchase at check out)

RN’s

  • required to participate in written and skill station portion
  • will receive a Certificate of Attendance with 17.65 contact hours and a verification card/status if successful in written and skill station

Non-RN Healthcare Providers

  • can participate in written and skill station portion
  • will receive a Certificate of Attendance with 17.65 contact hours and receive a course completion card
  • Certificate of Attendance is different from the one provided to RN attendees

Auditors

  • cannot participate in written or skill station testing portion
  • can participate in written or skill station teaching portion
  • will receive a Certificate of Attendance with 17.65 contact hours but will not receive a verification card or status
  • Certificate of Attendance is different from the one provided to RN attendees

Remediation

  • If a student fails the multiple choice the first time, they may retest once with an alternative exam version
  • If a student fails the skills station the first time, they may retest once with an alternative scenario
  • if a student does not pass either retests, they must register to take another course or challenge a subsequent course in order to pursue verification status
  • Enroll here for May 10th: https://projectheartbeat.enrollware.com/enroll?id=1606227
  • Enroll here for May 22nd: https://projectheartbeat.enrollware.com/enroll?id=1606229

Quick! There are 4 spots open for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Class on Saturday, May 20

Audience

NRP is designed to provide healthcare professionals working with neonatal and newborn infants the ability to participate in the causes, prevention, and management of mild to severe neonatal asphyxia. This course will introduce students through an evidence-based approach to the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation.

Click https://projectheartbeat.enrollware.com/enroll?id=1568695 to register

Required Online Exam

Complete NRP Online Exam 7th Edition BEFORE attending the course by following these instructions:

  1. Visit www.healthstream.com/hlc/aap
  2. Create a new login or if you are an existing user, log back in
  3. Click on the “Catalog” tab and click on 7th Edition NRP Provider (DO NOT select the old 6th Edition, we will not accept it)
  4. There is an additional fee of $35.00 for this exam on the American Academy of Pediatrics website.
  5. Complete part 1 (includes Exam with 50 questions, eSim cases, and eSim evaluation) Complete all sections to receive completion status. Estimated time (4.5 hours)
  6. After completing the online exam, you have 30 days to take the NRP course.
  7. You will need to reference the 2015 NRP Textbook (7th Edition) as you take the online exam.
  8. Part 2 is the Instructor-Led Event (Hands-on Session) which is the session appointment you purchase with Project Heartbeat
  9. The deadline to submit your exam completion certificate to our office is 24 hours before the course to be admitted to the NRP course, otherwise your spot could potentially be released to a waitlist. Please email a copy to info@projectheartbeat.com or fax to 510-452-1110.

NRP exam online web browser compatibility:

Recommeded to use Internet Explorer v8 or higher on a PC or Firefox on a Mac. Do not use Safari and Chrome, those will not work for the exam. If you have technical issues, please contact HealthStream Customer Support at 1-800-521-0574

Course Format

NRP Online Course: completed at home by the student

NRP Skills Session: 2 hours – completed in our training center with an instructor

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 skills practice works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Certification

  • American Academy of Pediatrics/American Heart Association® Neonatal Resuscitation Program card (valid for two years)
  • CEU credits will be issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics after you complete the online exam. Log back into your account and claim the credits after completion.

Textbook Requirement

2015 Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) Textbook – 7th Edition: Students are required to reference the textbook during the online course.

2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Patients with Syncope

Check out the link below to read more on the new 2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Syncope: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines, and the Heart Rhythm Society!

AHA Logo

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2017/03/09/CIR.0000000000000499

Need to renew your TNCC card? Register for our Trauma Nursing Core Course 1-Day Renewal Courses on May 22 or June 14!

Audience /Overview

ENA is pleased to bring back our popular TNCC 1-Day Renewal course for nurses with a current TNCC verification. Designed for independent learning, ENA’s Trauma Nursing Core Course 1-Day Renewal is built around robust self-guided study materials that help you prepare for successful completion of the renewal.

Self-study Materials Provided

In advance of your scheduled in-person course, you’ll receive:

  • Supplemental study guide to help reinforce learning
  • Features and Updates in the Seventh Edition, including Skill
    Stations overview
  • 24-chapter comprehensive manual
  • Five interactive online learning modules
  • Online video demonstrating Trauma Nursing Process
  • Practice written exam

1-day In-person Course Includes:

  • Hands-on review with expert instructors
  • Skill station testing
  • Written TNCC exam
  • 4-year verification upon successful completion
  • Contact hours available

Features in the TNCC Seventh Edition 

  • Hands-on skills training in: Removing infant from car seat;
    Tourniquets; Pelvic binding
  • Emerging technology of adult intraosseous devices
  • New chapters on special populations, including bariatric,
    interpersonal violence victims
  • Increased emphasis on identifying and controlling external
    and internal hemorrhage
  • Many additional topics

Evaluation, Verification, and Contact Hours

  • Successful completion of the renewal course requires 80% or greater on the multiple choice exam and 70% or greater on the skill station evaluation.
  • All attendees will be awarded a contact hour certificate.

Remediation

  • If a student fails the multiple choice the first time, they may retest once with an alternative exam version
  • If a student fails the skills station the first time, they may retest once with an alternative scenario
  • if a student does not pass either retests, they must register to take another course or challenge a subsequent course in order to pursue verification status

Classes

Register for our Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) classes on March 10-11 and/or June 7-8! 6 Seats are still available for the upcoming classes on March 10-11!

Audience /Overview

TNCC is a widely recognized premier course for hospitals and trauma centers worldwide. It empowers nurses with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and hands-on training to provide expert care for trauma patients.

This course is designed to establish a standardized body of trauma knowledge and to improve the care of all trauma patients. This seventh edition course combines interactive learning along with scenario-based assessments to provide nurses a comprehensive learning experience.

TNCC Pre-course Online Modules Requirement

  • All students are required to complete the TNCC Provider Pre-Course Online Modules before attending class. TNCC is an intensive two day course intended for experienced Emergency Nurses. Without completing the pre-course online modules before attending class, students may have difficulty passing the skills and written exams to earn a TNCC Provider Card.
  • Instructions on accessing the modules will be in the Confirmation Email after registration/purchase is complete

Course Content

  • Rapid identification of life-threatening injuries
  • Comprehensive patient assessment
  • Enhanced intervention for better patient outcomes

Course Format

2 day intensive course includes:

  • A Systematic Approach of Initial Assessment
    • Nurses learn A-I mnemonic and the Trauma Nursing Assessment
  • Evidence-based Content Written by Trauma Experts
    • 24 chapter comprehensive manual with dedicated chapters for special populations
  • Hands-on Skill Stations
    • Nurses practice the systematic approach in real life situations with skilled instructors
  • 5 Online Modules
    • Complete case studies taking nurses through an entire sequence of care
  • Verification and Contact Hours
    • Upon successful completion of the course ENA will issue a 4 year provider verification card
    • Contact hours are awarded for course completion
  • 80% needed to pass during multiple-choice exam of 50 questions
  • 70% needed to pass during skill station evaluation

Textbook Requirement

You must have the Trauma Nursing Core Course Provider Manual (Seventh Edition) by Emergency Nurses Association – to complete the pre-course online modules and bring to class. (Available for purchase at check out)

RN’s

  • required to participate in written and skill station portion
  • will receive a Certificate of Attendance with 17.65 contact hours and a verification card/status if successful in written and skill station

Non-RN Healthcare Providers

  • can participate in written and skill station portion
  • will receive a Certificate of Attendance with 17.65 contact hours and receive a course completion card
  • Certificate of Attendance is different from the one provided to RN attendees

Auditors

  • cannot participate in written or skill station testing portion
  • can participate in written or skill station teaching portion
  • will receive a Certificate of Attendance with 17.65 contact hours but will not receive a verification card or status
  • Certificate of Attendance is different from the one provided to RN attendees

Remediation

  • If a student fails the multiple choice the first time, they may retest once with an alternative exam version
  • If a student fails the skills station the first time, they may retest once with an alternative scenario
  • if a student does not pass either retests, they must register to take another course or challenge a subsequent course in order to pursue verification status