Register for Project Heartbeat’s Heartsaver classes for non-healthcare providers on April 8 or May 13!

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

Did You Know: A New Survey Shows Many Americans are Afraid to Perform CPR!

Only half of Americans can be depended on to perform CPR on someone in cardiac arrest!

Read more about it here:

https://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/AHAECC/ecc.jsp?pid=ahaecc.signin&oldUrl=/AHAECC/Courses/ACLS/ACLS/UCM_484184_ACLS—Instructor-Led-Training.jsp&_requestid=288766

Click the link below to check out our upcoming CPR/First Aid and BLS classes:

https://projectheartbeat.enrollware.com/calendar

 

Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) – Renewal Certification for Healthcare Providers Wed 4/5/2017 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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 2015 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

2015 BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual

ISBN-10: 1616690399

Project Heartbeat now provides weekend classes for CPR and First Aid for non-healthcare providers. For example, if you’re a coach, babysitter, or teacher, register for our Heartsaver CPR/First Aid training to be officially certified!

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 Project Heartbeat’s Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) Classes! It provides in depth knowledge about trauma patient care.

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

Class Dates

Project Heartbeat now has Weekly Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Classes!

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.

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

Tired of wasting time in ER waiting rooms?

Value added wait time is a big focus for our patients, they want to get back home ASAP and stop being a patient.  This study from the Annals of Emergency Medicine looks at the effects of waiting room work-ups.  Pretty intuitive…they work!

Initiating Diagnostic Studies on Patients c AP in the Waiting Room Decreases Time Spent in an ED Bed (and Total ED LOS): A RCT

Begaz T, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Mar;69(3):298-307.

STUDY OBJECTIVE: The effect of clinician screening of patients in the emergency department (ED) waiting room is unclear. This study aims to determine the effect of initiating laboratory and imaging studies from the ED waiting room on time in a bed, total ED time, and likelihood of patients leaving before completion of service.

METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized, controlled trial evaluating 1,659 nonpregnant adults with a chief complaint of abdominal pain, conducted in a public hospital ED when all ED beds were occupied and patients were in the waiting room awaiting definitive evaluation. After a brief screening examination, stable patients were randomized to either rapid medical evaluation (RME)+waiting room diagnostic testing (WRDT) or RME-only groups. Patients randomized to the RME+WRDT group had laboratory and imaging studies ordered at the discretion of the screening provider while in the waiting room. The primary outcome was time in an ED bed. Secondary outcomes were total ED time and rate of leaving before completion of service. Linear and logistic regression models were used to compare outcomes between groups.

RESULTS: Between July 2014 and May 2015, 1,659 patients completed the study, 848 patients in the RME+WRDT group and 811 in the RME-only group. Baseline demographic characteristics were similar between groups. Patients in the RME+WRDT group had a significantly shorter mean time in an ED bed than the RME-only group, 245 minutes compared with 277 minutes (adjusted difference of 31 minutes; 95% confidence interval [CI] 16 to 46 minutes). The RME+WRDT group also had significantly shorter mean total ED time from arrival to disposition than the RME-only group, 460 minutes compared with 504 minutes (adjusted difference 42 minutes; 95% CI 22 to 63 minutes). Of the 1,659 patients enrolled, 181 left before completion of service: 78 of 848 patients (9%) in the RME+WRDT group compared with 103 of 811 (13%) in the RME-only group (difference 3.5%; 95% CI 0.5% to 6.5%). By the end of their ED visit, patients in the RME+WRDT group had significantly more types of diagnostic studies ordered than those in the RME-only group, 2.59 versus 2.03 total unique test categories by location ordered (difference 0.56; 95% CI 0.44 to 0.68).

CONCLUSION: Initiating diagnostic testing in the waiting room reduced time spent in an ED bed, total ED time, and rates of leaving before completion of service. For clinicians screening patients in the waiting room, initiating diagnostic evaluations may improve throughput in crowded EDs.

 

https://drvinsonlitbits.blogspot.com/

Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock: JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis Howell MD, et al. JAMA 2017 Jan 19

This article serves as a counterpoint to my previous post calling into question current dogma around evidence based sepsis protocols.

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2598892

Food For Thought “Six myths promoted by the new surviving sepsis guidelines”

I will admit to having been on the Rivers train (EGDT) and many subsequent iterations related to protocolized sepsis therapy for over a decade.  This article by Josh Farkas does a good job of summarizing some different perspectives on the current state of evidence bases sepsis therapy.  What it doesn’t address is how protocolized sepsis therapy helps to create a shared mental model across disciplines which, I would argue may often be as important as individualized therapies with regard to patient outcomes.

https://emcrit.org/pulmcrit/sepsis-myths/

Calling all New Grad Nurses! Register for our Code Blue New Grad Essentials Bundle that includes an ACLS Initial, a Pals Initial, an Online or Classroom ECG and an IV Skills Therapy Refresher Courses for only $430 from $765!

Original list price: $765

Discounted price: $430

(offer valid: throughout 2016 and 2017)

Our Code Blue Essentials Bundle offers the following:

  • ACLS initial certification (with add on: Online Adult ECG Rhythm Course is a 4.5 hour class to be completed at home by the student prior to ACLS)
  • PALS initial certification (with add on: IV Therapy Skills Refresher will occur at the end of day 2 of PALS)
  • In lieu of the Online ECG course, you can choose to attend a classroom instructor led course offered monthly.

Discounted price: $430

Description:

Purchase the Code Blue Essentials Bundle and specify in the notes section which dates you would like to attend ACLS and PALS.You will be responsible for the cost of required AHA textbooks. All courses above are classroom based versions and do not apply to online courses.

Instructions:

1. Click to register for the Code Blue Essentials Bundle

2. Specify what dates you would like to attend for ACLS, PALS and/or Basic EKG class in the comments section during registration

3. Submit your payment and you will receive a confirmation email

While enrolling, use promo code FB10 for an ADDITIONAL $10 of your bundle!

Visit https://projectheartbeat.enrollware.com/calendar to see our course calendar and register for classes