Healthcare Provider BLS Course

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers 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.

Audience: For healthcare providers, and other students, who are seeking first-time or renewal training that offers a BLS course credential card.

Course Content:
• Adult, child rescue breathing
• Adult, child CPR/AED – 1 Rescuer
• Adult, child CPR/AED – 2 Rescuers
• Adult, child relief of choking
• Adult, child bag-mask use
• Infant rescue breathing
• Infant CPR
• Infant relief of choking
• Infant bag-mask use

Student Materials: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Student Manual (90-1038)

* Manuals must be brought to class, for retailers please contact us for options *

Certification: American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card valid for two years.

Contact Hours: None

Cost: Initial: $65, Renewal $45
** Call for large or individual group rates **


Which Class?





HeartCode™ BLS Part 1

Advantages:
• No book required
• No time off work with convenient online teaching
• Skills in a short period of time with appointment
• Skills validation can be individual without any additional costs

HeartCode BLS Part 1 uses eSimulation technology that allows students to “virtually treat” adult and infant sudden cardiac arrest patients. Following two interactive simulated cases, students receive step-by-step feedback through debriefing that educates them on correct and incorrect actions. This course also includes online BLS lessons where students learn the BLS algorithm through interaction and mini-games.

Audience: Healthcare providers and other students seeking first-time or renewal certification and prefer an alternative to classroom-based training.

Course Content:
• Key changes in basic life support, reflecting new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
• The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
• 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
• 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and 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*

* This is an introduction to the compression and ventilation rates for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

How it works: After completing Parts 1 and 2 students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver AED Course Completion Card, valid for two years.

Students complete two parts:
Part 1 – Use a course key (provided upon payment) to access and complete online lessons:
• Two realistic patient scenarios to “virtually” treat an adult and an infant patient
• Step-by-step debriefing of correct and incorrect actions with suggestions for improvement
• Debriefing validates BLS skills through instant, objective feedback and evaluation
• Engaging, interactive case-based scenarios and mini-games
• Access for 2 years following course completion to full text (in PDF format) of the BLS Provider Manual

Part 2 – Student to meet with instructor to complete hands-on skills practice. Students must present their Certificate of Completion from Part 1 to complete Part 2.

HeartCode BLS – Skills Time 30 min to 2 hours

Certification: American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card valid for two years.

Contact Hours: None

Cost: Initial: $60 (includes keycode, card, and skills validation by appt)






Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Audience: For healthcare providers working in emergency treatment, intensive care or critical care, and other professionals who may need to respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

Course Content: Providers will enhance their skills in treating adult victims of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.

This course emphasizes the:
• Importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival
• Integration of effective basic life support with ACLS interventions
• Importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation

The course includes simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader.

1-rescuer CPR, AED
• Defibrillation
• Airway management
• Rhythm recognition
• IV/IO access
• Use of medications
• Cardioversion
• Transcutaneous pacing
• Effective resuscitation team dynamics

In the classroom, students engage in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA ACLS Instructor to complete ACLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.

Contact Hours:
-12 hours initial
-8 hours renewal

Certification: American Heart Association ACLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card valid for two years.

Student Materials: ACLS Provider Manual (90-1014)
* Manuals must be brought to class, for retailers please contact us for options *

Cost: Initial: $210, Renewal $150

-ACLS Recert with BLS Renewal $200
** Call for large group rates (Minimum of 3 in a class) **


Which Class?





HeartCode™ ACLS Part 1

Advantages:
• No book required
• No time off work with convenient online teaching
• Skills in a short period of time with appointment
• Skills validation can be individual without any additional costs
• An alternative to classroom-based ACLS training, HeartCode ACLS is a self-paced, comprehensive eLearning course. The course includes interactive patient cases that test students’ ability to apply the ACLS algorithms to effect treatment.

The full course combines the web-based lessons with advanced CPR skills training.

For the healthcare team, the course offers:
• Standardized ACLS instruction
• Improved competency
• Cost savings through less time away from the job

Course Content
• Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Ten adult patient cases with up to four healthcare providers, presented through eSimulation technology:
– One BLS case
– Seven cases representing cardiovascular, respiratory and stroke emergencies
– Two Megacodes

• Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
• Recognition and early management of periarrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
• Airway management
• Related pharmacology
• Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
• Effective communication resuscitation team leader

How it works:
Students complete two parts:
Part 1 – Use a course key (given upon payment) to access and complete computer-based lessons.
Part 2 – Student to meet with instructor to complete hands-on skills practice. Students must present their Certificate of Completion from Part 1 to complete Part 2.
HeartCode ACLS – Skills Time 1 hour to 3 hours

Certification: American Heart Association ACLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card valid for two years.

Contact Hours:
-12 hours initial
-8 hours renewal

Cost: Initial: $200 (includes keycode, card, and skills validation by appt.)






Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

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:
• 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
• 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
• 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
• Management of respiratory emergencies
• Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
• Vascular access
• Resuscitation team concept
• Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
• Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment

Certification: American Heart Association PALS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card valid for two years.

Student Materials: PALS Provider Manual (90-1052)

* Manuals must be brought to class, for retailers please contact us for options *

Contact Hours:
-12 hours initial
-8 hours renewal

Cost: Initial: $210, Renewal $150

-PALS Recert with BLS Renewal $200
** Call for large group rates (Minimum of 3 in a class) **


Which Class?





HeartCode™ PALS Part 1

Advantages:
• No book required
• No time off work with convenient online teaching
• Skills in a short period of time with appointment
• Skills validation can be individual without any additional costs

An alternative to classroom-based PALS training, HeartCode PALS is a self-paced, comprehensive eLearning course. The course includes interactive patient cases that test students’ ability to apply the PALS algorithms to effect treatment.

The full course combines the web-based lessons with advanced CPR skills training.

For the healthcare team, the course offers:
• Standardized PALS instruction
• Improved competency
• Cost savings through less time away from the job.

Audience: Healthcare providers and other students seeking first-time or renewal certification and prefer an alternative to classroom-based training.

Course Content:
• Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest
• The systematic approach to pediatric assessment
• Effective respiratory management
• Validate skills for 1- and 2-person CPR and AED skills for infant and child
• Defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion
• Intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration
• Effective resuscitation team dynamics

How it works:
Students complete two parts:
Part 1 – Use a course key (given upon payment) to access and complete computer-based lessons.
Part 2 – Student to meet with instructor to complete hands-on skills practice. Students must present their Certificate of Completion from Part 1 to complete Part 2.
HeartCode PALS – Skills Time 1 to 3 hours

Certification:
American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card valid for two years.

Contact Hours:
-12 hours initial
-8 hours renewal

Cost: Initial: $200 (includes keycode, card, and skills validation by appt.)