Course Description: The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers 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. This course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, including ventilation with a barrier device and oxygen, use of an AED on adults and children, and relief of FBAO in responsive and non-responsive victims.
Audience: This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.
- BLS/CPR course completion card authorized by the American Heart Association, valid for two years.
Course Description: ACLS is an advanced course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.
Course Content: Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care • 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
Audience: ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.
Course Description: The PALS course gives healthcare professionals the knowledge and skills to better recognize and treat critically ill infants and children. The course uses a scenario-based, team approach to teach pediatric emergency management of pediatric patients approaching or already in respiratory or cardiac arrest. The course covers treatment beyond the first few minutes of an emergency.
Course Content: Upon completion of this PALS class the health care provider will be able to understand how to recognize and prevent the common causes of pediatric injuries and emergencies that require resuscitation. You’ll understand how to recognize respiratory failure, shock, and cardiac arrest and initiate advanced resuscitation with airway and ventilation control, vascular access, fluid and medication therapy and identify and treat rhythm disturbances. • Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardio-pulmonary arrest • The systematic approach to pediatric assessment • Effective respiratory management • Validate skills for 1 and 2-person CPR and AED skills for infant and child • Defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion • Intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration • Effective resuscitation team dynamics
Audience: For healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies. For students seeking first-time or Recertification credentialed PALS training.
Course Description: The ECG & Pharmacology Course focuses on specific ECG recognition skills and drug treatment knowledge.
• Heart anatomy
• Basic electrophysiology
• Normal ECG measurements
Audience: This course is for healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who require this specialized knowledge for their job. • Potential candidates for employment as an ECG Monitor Technician and/or ECG Technician • Nurses and nursing students • EMT’s and EMT students • Paramedic and Paramedic students • Healthcare Providers who wish to strengthen their ECG skills • ACLS and/or PALS students as a pre-course option who complete the pre-course self-assessment and find they need to improve their knowledge.
- Certificate of Completion and Continuing Education