Healthcare Provider Education

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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.

ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Full Class
  • Medical professionals who respond to cardiovascular emergencies in and out of the hospital enhance their treatment knowledge and skills through the AHA’s ACLS training courses.  AHA’s ACLS offerings highlight the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate postcardiac-arrest care. They also cover airway management and related pharmacology.

    The American Heart Association ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom 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.

    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 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

    Course Completion Information:

    Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test, students receive an ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.

    Course Length: 16.0 Hours (Two (2) 8-Hour Days)

    Course Cost: $300.00 (Includes the ACLS Provider Manual and ACLS Provider Card)

ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Refresher Class
  • The American Heart Association ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom 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.

    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 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

    ACLS Update Course Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services

    This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 5.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0127.

    Course Completion Information:

    Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test, students receive an ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.

    Course Pre-Requisites:

    • Current PALS Provider Card

    Course Length: 8.0 Hours

    Course Cost: $150.00 (DOES NOT include the cost of the ACLS Book).  Student MUST have current ACLS Provider Book to attend class.

BLS: Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider
  • The AHA’s BLS courses for healthcare providers and pre-hospital providers teach students how to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.  BLS courses can be delivered in a classroom setting or through a blended eLearning experience, where the student completes an online course and then attends a skills practice and testing session with an AHA Instructor.

    This course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in- and out- of hospital settings.

    This audience includes nurses, physicians, EMS professionals, students in a healthcare program at a university/college, allied health professionals (physical therapists, occupational therapist, athletic trainers, etc.), and others who may need training in basic life support skills.

     

    Content taught in the BLS for Healthcare Providers Course includes:

    • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
    • The AHA Chain of Survival
    • 1-Rescuer CPR/AED for Adult/Child/Infant
    • 2-Rescuer CPR/AED for Adult/Child/Infant
    • Differences between Adult, Child and Infant rescue techniques
    • Bag-mask techniques for Adult, Child and Infant
    • Rescue breathing for Adult, Child and Infant
    • Relief of choking for Adult, Child and Infant
    • CPR with an advanced airway

    Successful completion of this course requires passing the closed-book written examination with a minimum score of 84% and successfully demonstrating competency performing the following skills:

    • 1 and 2-Rescuer Adult (includes mouth to mask, AED use, and use of a bag-mask device)
    • 1 and 2-Rescuer Infant (includes mouth to mask, AED use, and use of a bag-mask device)
     

    The HCP course recognition period is two years and meets one component of re-licensure as recognized by the State of Missouri.

    Cost: $30.00

PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support Full Course
  • AHA’s PALS course offerings are for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. The goal of the AHA’s PALS courses is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

    Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that 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 PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

    Audience:

    The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

    Course Content:

    • 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
    • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
    • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
    • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
    • Management of respiratory emergencies
    • Resuscitation team concept
    • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
    • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
    • Vascular access

    Course Completion Information:

    Students who successfully complete the PALS Course, including the following components, will receive a PALS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years:

    • Actively participate in, practice and complete all learning stations
    • Complete the closed-book written exam with a minimum score of 84%
    • Pass the 1- and 2-Rescuer Child BLS With AED and 1- and 2-Rescuer Infant BLS Skills Tests
    • Pass 2 PALS core case scenarios (1 cardiac and 1 respiratory or shock) as a team leader, providing appropriate medical treatment and demonstrating effective team dynamics.

    Course Cost:  $300.00 (Includes cost of book and completion card)

PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support Renewal Course
  • AHA’s PALS course offerings are for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. The goal of the AHA’s PALS courses is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

    Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that 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 PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

    Audience:

    The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

    Course Content:

    • 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
    • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
    • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
    • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
    • Management of respiratory emergencies
    • Resuscitation team concept
    • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
    • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
    • Vascular access

    Course Completion Information:

    Students who successfully complete the PALS Course, including the following components, will receive a PALS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years:

    • Actively participate in, practice and complete all learning stations
    • Complete the closed-book written exam with a minimum score of 84%
    • Pass the 1- and 2-Rescuer Child BLS With AED and 1- and 2-Rescuer Infant BLS Skills Tests
    • Pass 2 PALS core case scenarios (1 cardiac and 1 respiratory or shock) as a team leader, providing appropriate medical treatment and demonstrating effective team dynamics.

    Course Pre-Requisites:

    • Current PALS Provider Card

    Course Cost: $150.00 (DOES NOT include the cost of the PALS Book). Student MUST have current PALS Provider Book to attend class.