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!

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

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

CARIBBEAN CRUISE FOR KAISER NURSES!!!!!!

Hey Kaiser nurses!

Did you know that Kaiser union members have the benefit of tuition/enrollment reimbursement up to $2,300/year for applicable courses related to your department? (i.e. ACLS, PALS, TNCC, EKG, etc)

Did you also know that up to $500 of that amount can be used for travel expenses

Project Heartbeat is excited to offer you an opportunity to take advantage of this wonderful benefit while on board a luxury cruise through the Southern Caribbean (Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Curacao, and Aruba).

Give us a call for additional information on how to access the funds, (510) 452-1100, ext 0, or visit our website www.projectheartbeat.com to download the brochure.

Here's a sneak peek of our cruise ship!

Here’s a sneak peek of our cruise ship!

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – Renewal Certification on Wed 8/31/2016 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
  • What to do BEFORE class:

    Every student is required to take the Precourse Self Assessment Evaluation and review the 2015 ACLS Provider Manual before attending class.

    1. Visit heart.org/eccstudent

    2. Enter manual code: “acls15″ to begin

    3. Re-take this Precourse Self Assessment Evaluation until you receive an 84%

    4. Print and bring your score to class

 

Course Content

  • Key changes in ACLS from the new 2015 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

2015 ACLS Provider Manual

ISBN #: 978-1-61669-400-5

 

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 Sat 8/27/2016 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
  • What to do BEFORE class:

    Every student is required to take the Precourse Self Assessment Evaluation and review the 2015 ACLS Provider Manual before attending class.

    1. Visit heart.org/eccstudent

    2. Enter manual code: “acls15″ to begin

    3. Re-take this Precourse Self Assessment Evaluation until you receive an 84%

    4. Print and bring your score to class

 

Course Content

  • Key changes in ACLS from the new 2015 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

2015 ACLS Provider Manual

ISBN #: 978-1-61669-400-5

 

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) – Initial Certification on Thu 8/25/2016 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM This class also meets on: Fri 8/26/16 from 9:30a to 4:30p

Audience /Overview

American Heart Association ACLS for healthcare providers includes management of Bradycardia, Tachycardia, and Pulseless arrest using 2015 AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support guidelines as well as Stroke and Heart Attack, ACS.

 

What to do BEFORE class:

Every student is required to take the Precourse Self Assessment Evaluation and review the 2015 ACLS Provider Manual before attending class.

1. Visit heart.org/eccstudent

2. Enter manual code: “acls15″ to begin

3. Re-take this Precourse Self Assessment Evaluation until you receive an 84%

4. Print and bring your score to class

 

Course Content

  • Key changes in ACLS from the new 2015 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 CE credits

 

Textbook Requirement
2015 ACLS Provider Manual

ISBN #: 978-1-61669-400-5

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) – Initial Certification on Sat 8/20/2016 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM This class also meets on: Sun 8/21/16 from 9:30a to 4:30p

Audience /Overview

American Heart Association ACLS for healthcare providers includes management of Bradycardia, Tachycardia, and Pulseless arrest using 2015 AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support guidelines as well as Stroke and Heart Attack, ACS.

 

What to do BEFORE class:

Every student is required to take the Precourse Self Assessment Evaluation and review the 2015 ACLS Provider Manual before attending class.

1. Visit heart.org/eccstudent

2. Enter manual code: “acls15″ to begin

3. Re-take this Precourse Self Assessment Evaluation until you receive an 84%

4. Print and bring your score to class

 

Course Content

  • Key changes in ACLS from the new 2015 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 CE credits

 

Textbook Requirement
2015 ACLS Provider Manual

ISBN #: 978-1-61669-400-5

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 Fri 8/19/2016 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
  • What to do BEFORE class:

    Every student is required to take the Precourse Self Assessment Evaluation and review the 2015 ACLS Provider Manual before attending class.

    1. Visit heart.org/eccstudent

    2. Enter manual code: “acls15″ to begin

    3. Re-take this Precourse Self Assessment Evaluation until you receive an 84%

    4. Print and bring your score to class

 

Course Content

  • Key changes in ACLS from the new 2015 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

2015 ACLS Provider Manual

ISBN #: 978-1-61669-400-5

 

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) – Initial Certification on Mon 8/15/2016 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM This class also meets on: Tue 8/16/16 from 9:30a to 4:30p

Audience /Overview

American Heart Association ACLS for healthcare providers includes management of Bradycardia, Tachycardia, and Pulseless arrest using 2015 AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support guidelines as well as Stroke and Heart Attack, ACS.

 

What to do BEFORE class:

Every student is required to take the Precourse Self Assessment Evaluation and review the 2015 ACLS Provider Manual before attending class.

1. Visit heart.org/eccstudent

2. Enter manual code: “acls15″ to begin

3. Re-take this Precourse Self Assessment Evaluation until you receive an 84%

4. Print and bring your score to class

 

Course Content

  • Key changes in ACLS from the new 2015 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 CE credits

 

Textbook Requirement
2015 ACLS Provider Manual

ISBN #: 978-1-61669-400-5

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) – Initial Certification on Fri 8/5/2016 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM This class also meets on: Sat 8/06/16 from 9:30a to 4:30p

Audience /Overview

American Heart Association ACLS for healthcare providers includes management of Bradycardia, Tachycardia, and Pulseless arrest using 2015 AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support guidelines as well as Stroke and Heart Attack, ACS.

 

What to do BEFORE class:

Every student is required to take the Precourse Self Assessment Evaluation and review the 2015 ACLS Provider Manual before attending class.

1. Visit heart.org/eccstudent

2. Enter manual code: “acls15″ to begin

3. Re-take this Precourse Self Assessment Evaluation until you receive an 84%

4. Print and bring your score to class

 

Course Content

  • Key changes in ACLS from the new 2015 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 CE credits

 

Textbook Requirement
2015 ACLS Provider Manual

ISBN #: 978-1-61669-400-5

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: