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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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