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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Initial 16 hour class

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Initial

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support is an advanced , instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of the 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 small, group  sessions, group learning and testing stations where care-based scenarios are presented.

Audience: Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Firefighters.

Required Class Time: 16 hours

Continuing Education: 1 hr of CE for every 50 minutes of education

Student Materials: Students must purchase book and bring it to class

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Renewal 8 Hour Class

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Renewal – American Heart Assciation

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support is an advanced , instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of the 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 small, group  sessions, group learning and testing stations where care-based scenarios are presented.

Audience: Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Firefighters.

Required Class Time: 8 hours

Continuing Education: 1 hr of CE for every 50 minutes of education

Student Materials: Students must purchase book and bring to class

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Initial Class

This classroom, instructor-led course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support , PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.   The goal of the pediatric Advanced Life Support Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Audience: Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics

Required Time: Full course 14 hours 10 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch

Continuing Education: Continuing Education credit: 1 hour for every 50 minutes of instructor based education, 14 CEs

Student Materials: Must purchase book and bring to class

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal Class

This classroom, instructor-led course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support , PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.   The goal of the pediatric Advanced Life Support Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Audience: Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics

Required Time:
Full course 8 hours  minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch

Continuing Education:
Continuing Education credit:  1 hour for every 50 minutes of instructor based education, 6 CEs

Student Materials:
Must purchase book and bring to class

ECG & Pharmacology

This classroom-based, Facilitator-led course is designed to improve electrocardiogram (ECG) recognition skills and pharmacology knowledge for treating cardiovascular emergencies.

  • Only course available to focus on this critical knowledge
  • Flexible instructional format with two units – ECG and Pharmacology –  that be taught together or separately
  • Fifty-page Student Workbook with colorful illustrations to be used before, during and after the course
  • Open to any Instructor to teach with no requirement to be affiliated with an American Heart Association Training Center
  • Instructor CD with instructor notes, lesson maps and administrative documents

Course Content

  • Basic electrophysiology
  • Normal ECG measurements
  • Basic arrhythmias
  • Administration of appropriate drugs within the ACLS algorithms

Airway Management

Airway Management is a unique program designed to give students the chance to learn, practice and demonstrate their ability in applying many airway skills used in resuscitation. Students increase their awareness of various airway products and skills required. The course is designed into units, and some are optional, so facilitators can present the units that meet the students’ needs.

The course provides training for:

  • Healthcare providers whose occupation or volunteer activities require airway management skills
  • Professionals in the field of resuscitation and airway management

Features

  • Skills video demonstrations reinforce proper technique
  • Simple course flow of skills demonstration, skills practice and skills testing
  • The course units cover required topics and offer optional topics based on needs
  • Video includes computer-generated animation
  • Classroom format is ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Basic Life Support

This instructor-led course will train participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.

Students will participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.

Course Content

• High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
• The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
• Use of an AED
• Effective ventilations using a barrier device
• Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
• Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants.