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  BLS Health Care Provider - ACLS - PALS

 
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HomeCPR Course Descriptions
 
CPR Kansas City   -   CPR Fenton   -   Midwest CPR Foundation
 

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Basic Life Support (BLS)  - Classroom (For Healthcare Providers)

 

BLS for Healthcare Provider
Certification in adult, child, infant CPR, choking management of the conscious and unconscious, two rescuer CPR, mouth-to-mask ventilation, bag valve mask and AED training for the adult and child. Written exam which must be passed with an 84%. One-on-one skills testing required. 2-year certification.

 
Features
 
          The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening 
           emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations
           and provide early use of an AED.


           In the Instructor-led course, students 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.
 
         • Updated science and education from the new 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and
           ECC
         • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
         • Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity
         • Video-based course with real world scenarios
 
 

HeartCode® BLS (Online with Skills Testing)

Blended Learning Updated to Reflect the 2015 CPR & ECC GuidelinesHeartCode BLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations,

 

eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills.

 

After completing the online portion, students attend a structured BLS Hands-On Session with an AHA Instructor. This session focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing.

 

HeartCode BLS is for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative method for completing an initial or renewal BLS Course.

 
Features
  • Updated science and education reflecting the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
  • Includes in-facility and prehospital tracks; student chooses his/her track before starting the HeartCode BLS Online Portion
  • Enhanced learning experience through eSimulations, life-like animations, video scenarios, and knowledge checks
 
 

Heartsaver Classes (For Fitness Instructors, Teachers, Daycare Staff, Police, Etc.)

 

Heartsaver CPR/AED
Certification in adult, child, infant CPR, choking management of the conscious and unconscious and AED training for the adult and child. No written exam. One-on-one skills testing required. 2-year certification.

 

Heartsaver First Aid
Certification in adult first aid techniques including medical and environmental emergencies. No written exam. One-on-one skills testing required. 2-year certification.

 

Heartsaver First Aid with CPR/AED
Certification in adult, child, infant CPR, choking management of the conscious and unconscious and AED training for the adult and child as well as adult first aid techniques including medical and environmental emergencies. No written exam. One-on-one skills testing required. 2-year certification.

 

CPR for Family and Friends
Non-certification course for those wanting to learn adult, child, infant CPR and choking management of the conscious and unconscious. Not a certification-granting course.

 

AHA BLS eLearning
This 2-year American Heart Association (AHA) certification program requires the student to complete three steps in order to receive certification.

Part 1: Online cognitive portion.
Part 2: Skills practice (if needed)
Part 3: Skills test

BLS for Healthcare Provider Skills check

Heartsaver CPR/AED Skills check

Heartsaver First Aid Skills check

Heartsaver First Aid with CPR/AED Skills check

 

Family & Friends® CPR Course

 

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.

Features
  • Uses AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which improves learning and retention
  • Classroom format works well for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback while learning skills
  • Each student receives high-quality course materials for ongoing reference

Course Content

The Family & Friends CPR program teaches:
  • Adult Hands-Only CPR and AED
  • Adult CPR With Breaths (Optional)
  • Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Adult (Optional)
  • Child CPR and AED (Optional)
  • Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Child (Optional)
  • Infant CPR (Optional)
  • Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Infant (Optional)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

 

ACLS Provider

 
This workshop is designed for RNs, LPNs, physicians, RTs, EMS, and other healthcare providers who either direct or participate in resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital.  ACLS is designed to cover these concepts: 1. Identification and treatment of medical conditions that place the patient at risk for cardiac arrest. 2. BLS primary survey. 3. ACLS secondary survey. 4. ACLS algorithms. 5. Effective resuscitation team dynamics.

 

ACLS Provider Update Course

 
This workshop is designed for RNs, LPNs, physicians, RTs, EMS, and other healthcare providers who either direct or participate in resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital. ACLS is designed to cover these concepts: 1. Identification and treatment of medical conditions that place the patient at risk for cardiac arrest. 2. BLS primary survey. 3. ACLS secondary survey. 4. ACLS algorithms. 5. Effective resuscitation team dynamics.

 

ACLS Skills Checks

 
HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 uses eSimulation technology to present realistic patient scenarios. Students are presented with a team dynamics lesson, 10 ACLS hospital-based case scenarios, and a written exam. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based on ACLS guidelines, and provide treatment. Successful completion of Part 1, the cognitive component, and Parts 2 and 3, skills practice and testing with an AHA ACLS Instructor, meets the requirements for obtaining an AHA ACLS Provider course completion card.

 

ACLS Rhythms and Treatments

 
This seminar is designed to prepare health care professionals to correctly identify life threatening dysrhythmias and to discuss ACLS algorithms as they relate to care of patients with life threatening dysrhythmias. This course will benefit healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital, usually RN/LPN and RT. This course benefits participants prior to attending ACLS.

 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

 

PALS Provider Course

 
This workshop is designed for physicians, nurses, paramedics and respiratory therapists who either direct or participate in resuscitation of an infant or child, whether in or out of the hospital. The goal of the course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

 

PALS Provider Update Course
This workshop is designed for physicians, nurses, paramedics and respiratory therapists who either direct or participate in resuscitation of a infant or child, whether in or out of the hospital. The goal of the course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The update course is for those who have had PALS within the last 2 years.

 

PALS Instructor Course

 
This workshop is designed to prepare current PALS providers to become PALS instructors. PALS instructors are required to have an in-depth knowledge of and experience base in all 12 of the PALS core cases as well as the ability to effectively deliver and discuss this knowledge. The course is appropriate for physicians, nurses and paramedics.

 
 

Other

 

ECG Review for ACLS Students

 
This workshop is designed to provide nurses and other health care professionals with criteria to identify
This workshop is designed to provide health care professionals with the tools to assure that accurate interpretation of cardiac rhythms will be made, that life-threatening situations will be recognized and that the appropriate nursing interventions will be initiated for patients. Nurses and respiratory therapists would benefit from attending this program. Basic rhythm interpretation skills are required to attend this course.

 
 
 
Airway Management Sample Agenda
12 Students 2 Facilitators
 
Approximately 5 hours including break
 
8:00    Welcome/Introductions
8:05    Bag-Mask Ventilations and Airway Adjuncts (practice and test)
9:10    Laryngeal Mask Airway (practice and test)
9:55    Break
10:10  Esophageal-Tracheal Combitube (practice and test)
11:00  Endotracheal Tube (practice and test)
12:15  Impedance Threshold Device (practice and test)
1:00    Summary
 
Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens
 

Introduction    8:30-8:45

Protect             8:45-9:05
Act                    9:05-9:20
Clean                9:20-9:25
Tell                    9:25-9:30
Conclusion       9:30-9:35
Written Test (optional)    9:35-9:45
Course Evaluation
 
 
 

ECG and Pharmacology

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

Course Content

 
ECG
  • Basic arrhythmias
  • Basic electrophysiology
  • Heart anatomy
  • Normal ECG measurements
 Pharmacology
  • Basic ACLS drugs and usage
  • Drugs, doses and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies
  • Integrating basic drug pharmacology into ACLS algorithms
Who Can Instruct
 
This course can be taught by ECG & Pharmacology Facilitators who have registered and been approved through the AHA Instructor Network based on their expertise in this content area.
 
 
 
 

eCards

 
 
No Charge for replacement CPR cards!!