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Healthcare Provider Courses

BLS Healthcare Provider Course

Course Description:
The BLS Healthcare Provider 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. The course is intended for certified or noncertified, licensed or non-licensed healthcare professionals.

Course Length: Approx. 3 hours

Intended Audience:
Healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician’s assistants, residents or fellows, or medical or nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants, police officers, and other allied health personnel.

Card Type: Course Completion Card

Written/Skills Exam: Required for completion card

Note: A $10 deposit is required for BLS Materials. You will receive your money back the day of the class. Cash or Check is accepted (Checks are to be made out to “CAH Foundation”.)


ACLS Provider Course

Course Description:
The American Heart Association’s Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course is totally redesigned for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital.  Through the ACLS course, providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.  ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.

ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader.  Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts:  proficiency in basic life support care; recognizing and initiating early management of peri-arrest conditions; managing cardiac arrest; identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care; ACLS algorithms; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

Course Length: Approx. 8 hours for renewals

Approx. 12 hours for new participants

Intended Audience:
The course is designed for medical providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

Card Type: Course completion

Written/Skills Exam: Required for completion card

Note: A $30 Deposit is required for ACLS Materials. You will receive your money back the day of the class. Cash or Check is accepted (Checks are to be made out to “CAH Foundation”.)


Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course — PALS

Course Description:
The American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support course is based on science evidence from the 2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. The goal of the PALS course is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment; effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion; intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

Course Length: Approx.8 hours for renewals

Approx. 12 hours for new participants

Intended Audience:
For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.

Card Type: PALS Provider Card

Written/Skills Exam: Required for completion card

Note: A $30 deposit is required for PALS materials. You will receive your money back the day of the class. Cash or Check is accepted (Checks are to be out to “CAH Foundation”.)


NRP Course Description

This course has been designed to teach an evidence-based approach to resuscitation of the newborn. The causes, prevention, and management of mild to severe neonatal asphyxia are carefully explained so that health professionals may develop optimal knowledge and skill in resuscitation.

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program is an educational program that introduces the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation.  Completion of the program does not imply that an individual has the competence to perform neonatal resuscitation.  Each hospital is responsible for determining the level of competence and qualifications required for someone to assume clinical responsibility for neonatal resuscitation.

A comprehensive instructional textbook, which includes an interactive multi-media DVD-ROM, forms the basic educational component of the program and is available in the Education Dept.

Course Length: Approx. 8hrs

Note: A $50 deposit is required for NRP materials. You will receive your money back the day of the class. Cash or Check is accepted (Checks are to be made out to “CAH Foundation”.)


Basic Arrhythmia Course Description

The Basic ECG Course is a tool for you to learn how to interpret heart patterns and very basic anatomy and physiology behind the rhythms. The course is designed as a precursor for advanced courses, such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. This course is also beneficial to anyone who needs to be able to read heart rhythms on a heart monitor. This rhythm course is designed to serve as a review of all of the basic cardiac rhythms. It is a great course to use in preparation for ACLS if you do not work in a practice environment where you interpret rhythms often.

Course Length:  2hr classes for 6 consecutive weeks

*Attendees must attend all classes!


COURSE FEES FOR NON-HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES

BLS RENEWAL (NO BOOK) $30.00

BLS FULL COURSE WITH BOOK $50.00

ACLS RENEWAL (NO BOOK)  $100.00

PALS RENEWAL (NO BOOK)  $100.00

ACLS FULL COURSE WITH BOOK  $200.00

PALS FULL COURSE WITH BOOK  $200.00

BASIC ARRHYTHMIA COURSE  $75.00

NRP RENEWAL COURSE  $50.00

NRP FULL COURSE WITH  BOOK  $75.00


There are a limited number of text books available in the Education Department for all courses offered by CAH available to sign out on a first come first serve basis.

Text books for all AHA courses may be purchased by going to  
http://aha.channing-bete.com

Text books for NRP courses may be purchased by going to  
http://www.aap.org/nrp/coursemats/coursemats_index.html

*Please contact the Carthage Area Hospital Education Department to register as class sizes are limited:

Phone: 315-493-1000 Ext. 2345