Course Descriptions

American Heart Association Courses

Heartsaver or Pediatric Heartsaver Basic Life Support with or without First Aid

This course begins with CPR and training with the AED. It can be a standalone course of adult BLS or can include a variety of modules to meet the standards of OSHA compliance. It is designed for those without a medical background. Learning modules can include: bloodborne pathogens, first aid, Epi-pen, asthma inhaler, and infant and child CPR. Courses that cover all components of CPR and AED are issued a completion card that is current for two years. Partial courses have certificates of completion only.

CPR for Health Care Providers

This course covers all the basics of adult, child and infant life support, AED use, basic airways, BVM ventilation and choking. It is geared for those working or entering the healthcare field. The provider cards are current for 2 years.

ACLS

Advanced Cardiac Life Support is designed for those working in the healthcare setting. Proof of AHA CPR is a requirement of this course and must be current. In addition, participants must have knowledge of basic arrhythmia (heart rhythms), code blue pharmacology, airway adjuncts, and treatments for various cardiac or respiratory emergencies. To pass, participants must navigate multiple arrhythmias and treatments in a mega code simulation, perform in skills stations for respiratory emergencies, demonstrate CPR basics, and achieve 84% on a written exam. The provider cards are current for 2 years.

PALS

Pediatric Advanced Life Support is designed for those who work in areas that encounter pediatric emergencies. Participants must be knowledgeable in cardiac arrhythmias, pharmacology, airways and be able to navigate in mega codes through any of the 12 core cases and achieve an 84% on a written exam. The core cases include: 4 cardiac, 4 respiratory and 4 shock states. The provider cards are current for 2 years.

NRP

NRP or a Neonatal Resuscitation Program, is a joint venture between the American Academy of Pediatrics(AAP) and the American Heart Association(AHA) to teach participants how to handle neonatal emergencies. Currently, the course is comprised of an online segment and an in-person clinical practicum.

Basic Arrhythmia

This is a series of classes teaching the student how to read the ECG heart monitor. It is generally taught in 4-5 class sessions and requires studying at home to reinforce what is taught in class. After the final exam, a certificate of completion will be given with the students final score in the class.

 

Other Services

Mock Code Practice
Crash Cart Setup/Standardization
Code Blue Audits
Basic Arrhythmia Full Course or Review

 

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