Class Schedule

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ACLS

The American Heart Association ACLS Course is designed for experienced healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses and paramedics who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This course builds on BLS skills and covers team communication, systems of care, airway management and related pharmacology. Students must demonstrate skills competency at all stations and complete the written exam with a minimum score of 84% in order to receive an ACLS course completion card valid for two years.

8.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education are available.

This course is presented without commercial support and without bias or conflict of interest by any of the presenters.

Objectives:

  1. Address patient needs related to basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS)
  2. Describe the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and stroke patients
  3. Apply appropriate algorithm to clinical scenario
  4. Demonstrate effective assessment and management of a megacode

In order to receive your 8.5 nursing contact hours, you must attend the entire session, complete and return an evaluation form.

This 8.5 nursing contact hour activity is being provided by Edward Hospital and Health Services.

Edward Hospital and Health Services (OH-363, 2/8/2014) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

ACLS Recertification

The American Heart Association ACLS Recertification Course is designed for those who hold a current certification in ACLS. This course builds on BLS skills and covers team communication, systems of care, airway management and related pharmacology. Students must demonstrate skills competency at all stations and complete the written exam with a score minimum of 84% in order to receive an ACLS course completion card valid for two years.  5.25 contact hours of continuing nursing education are available.

You must hold a current certification in ACLS to take this course.

2010 ACLS Provider Manual required

This course is presented without commercial support and without bias or conflict of interest by any of the presenters.

Objectives:

  1. Address patient needs related to basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS)
  2. Apply appropriate algorithm to clinical scenario
  3. Demonstrate effective assessment and management of a megacode

In order to receive your 5.25 nursing contact hours, you must attend the entire session, complete and return an evaluation form.

This 5.25 nursing contact hour activity is being provided by Edward Hospital and Health Services.

Edward Hospital and Health Services (OH-363, 2/8/2014) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

 

 

 

 

ACLS Prep Class

This course is a pre-course option for ACLS students and is strongly recommended for anyone taking ACLS for the first time.

To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. This class will cover adult ECG & Pharmacology and addresses a key knowledge gap in electrocardiogram (ECG) and pharmacology, and focuses on specific ECG recognition skills and drug treatment knowledge.

Content:
• Heart anatomy
• Basic electrophysiology
• Normal ECG measurements
• Basic arrhythmias
• Basic ACLS drugs and usage
• Drugs, doses and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies
• Integrating basic drug pharmacology into ACLS algorithms

Physician's ACLS

THIS ACLS CLASS IS FOR PHYSICIANS ONLY.  This American Heart Association Physician's ACLS Recertification class is designed for those who hold a current or have had previous certification in ACLS.  This course builds on BLS skills and covers team communication, systems of care, airway management and related pharmacology.  Students must demonstrate skills competency at all stations and complete the written exam with a minimum score of 84% or higher in order to receive an ACLS course completion card valid for two years.

2010 ACLS Provider Manual is required

 

BLS/CPR for Healthcare Providers

BLS/CPR for Healthcare Providers

The American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course is a physically active class 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 settings. This course trains participants to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide bag mask ventilations, give high-quality CPR and provide early use of an AED for the adult, child, and infant. Upon successful completion of all requirements participants will receive a certification card valid for 2 years.

This course is physically demanding. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be practicing skills that require working on your hands and knees, bending, standing and lifting. CPR is hard work in both practice on a manikin and doing CPR for a cardiac arrest victim.

 

 

BLS/CPR for Healthcare Provider Recertification

You must hold a CURRENT Healthcare Provider certification card to take this class.  If your card has expired, you need to register for a full certification class.

The American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Recertification Course is physically active class designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who hold a current certification in BLS to renew CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of settings. This course reviews how to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide bag mask ventilations, give high-quality CPR and provide early use of an AED for the adult, child, and infant. Upon successful completion of all requirements participants will receive a certification card valid for 2 years.

This course is physically demanding. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be practicing skills that require working on your hands and knees, bending, standing and lifting. CPR is hard work in both practice on a manikin and doing CPR for a cardiac arrest victim.

 

 

BLS/CPR Online Course and Skills Testing

This course is for healthcare professionals who need initial or recertification in the skills of performing CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

The American Heart Association’s BLS for Healthcare Providers Online course provides a flexible alternative to classroom training. Through case-based scenarios, interactive activities and videos, this course teaches the concepts of both single-rescuer and team basic life support.

Online Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA BLS Instructor within 60 days of completion of the online portion.  Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a skills practice and testing session.  An AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of all three parts.

Average completion time is 1-2 hours for the online portion with a 30-60 minute skill test required.

We suggest you schedule Parts 2 & 3 within 30 days of completion of Part 1.                                 (The Part 1 certificate of completion is only valid for 60 days from completion.)

 (No refunds allowed for online courses)

Dates and Times listed are for the Parts 2 & 3 in the classroom

CPR for Family and Friends

The American Heart Association's Family & Friends CPR course teaches adult Hands-Only™ CPR, Child CPR, Infant CPR and how to relieve choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught using the Practice-While-Watching technique, which allows participants to practice skills while watching consistent, accurate modeling of skills performance on the DVD. Adult, child and infant skills are presented in three separate modules for added flexibility.

(THIS IS NOT A CERTIFICATION COURSE)

Intended Audience:
The Family & Friends CPR Course is for members of the general public who want to learn CPR and prefer to learn in an Instructor-led or Facilitated group environment. This course is for people who do NOT require a course completion card for a job or other requirements

CPR Family and Friends Infant/Child only

This American Heart Association's Family & Friends CPR course teaches Hands-Only™ CPR and how to relieve choking in an infant or child. Skills are taught using the Practice-While-Watching technique, which allows participants to practice skills while watching consistent, accurate modeling of skills performance on the DVD.

(THIS IS NOT A CERTIFICATION COURSE)

Intended Audience:
The Family & Friends CPR Course is for members of the general public who want to learn CPR and prefer to learn in an Instructor-led or Facilitated group environment. This course is for people who do NOT require a course completion card for a job or other requirements

Heartsaver CPR/AED

This American Heart Association course includes CPR, choking and use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for infants, children and adults.

This course is designed for those who are NOT in the healthcare field and require a certification in CPR and AED to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. Upon successful completion of all course requirements, students receive a Heartsaver CPR/AED card valid for two years. 

If you are unsure which CPR certification you require, please check with your employer or contact us here in the Training Center.

This course is physically demanding. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be practicing skills that require working on your hands and knees, bending, standing and lifting. CPR is hard work in both practice on a manikin and doing CPR for a cardiac arrest victim.

Heartsaver First Aid

This American Heart Association Basic First Aid course covers how to recognize and care for victims of sudden illness and injuries such as bleeding, shock, poisoning, choking, burns and heat/cold related illness. Skills are taught using the Practice-While-Watching technique and allows AHA instructors to observe, provide feedback and guide acquisition of skills. Upon successful completion of course requirements, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid card valid for two years.

Instructor Course - BLS

This course is for the current American Heart Association BLS provider who wishes to become a CPR instructor for the American Heart Association.

BEFORE YOU REGISTER:

Be sure you can comply with the following requirements:

1)      Arrange to be accepted by an AHA Training Center prior to enrolling in the Instructor course.  (Edward Hospital is not currently accepting new instructors who are not employees of Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare.) To find a local training center please visit the AHA website at www.heart.org

2)     Provide a copy of your current Healthcare Provider card to our training center.

Additional steps to be completed will include:

3)      Successful completion of the BLS Instructor Essentials Online course PRIOR to class date (about 4 hour online program required by the AHA).  We will send this to you.

4)      Successful completion of the BLS classroom Instructor Course (this is the class you are currently looking to enroll in)

5)      Successfully complete instructor monitoring of the first class you teach. This must be completed within 6 months of the BLS classroom Instructor Course (Training Center Coordinators can require additional monitoring if needed.)

( NO REFUNDS PROVIDED FOR THIS COURSE)

Please contact the training center at 630-527-3596 if you have additional questions before enrolling in this class.

PALS

The American Heart Association PALS course is designed for experienced Pediatric Healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses and paramedics who either direct or participate in the management of seriously ill or injured pediatric patients and pediatric emergencies. 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. Students must demonstrate skills competency in all stations and complete the written exam with a minimum score of 84% in order to receive a PALS course completion card valid for two years.

PALS Recertification

You must hold a current PALS Provider certificaiton in order to take this class.

The American Heart Association PALS Recertification course is designed for experienced Pediatric Healthcare professionals who hold a current certification in PALS. This course 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. Students must demonstrate skills competency in all stations and complete the written exam with a minimum score of 84% in order to receive a PALS course completion card valid for two years. 6.1 contact hours of continuing nursing education are available.

This course is presented without commercial support and without bias or conflict of interest by any of the presenters.

Objectives:

  1. Address patient needs related to basic life support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  2. Describe the timely recognition and interventions required for shock, respiratory and cardiac emergencies in any pediatric patient.
  3. Demonstrate effective assessment and management of 1 cardiovascular and 1 respiratory/shock megacode and 1 BLS scenario.

In order to receive your 6.1 nursing contact hours, you must attend the entire session, complete and return an evaluation form.

This 6.1 nursing contact hour activity is being provided by Edward Hospital and Health Services.

Edward Hospital and Health Services (OH-363, 2/8/2014) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

Acute Stroke Online

Acute Stroke Online is a web-based, interactive course that provides training on the symptoms, diagnosis and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and complications of stroke. Course content is based on information from the AHA’s ACLS EPManual and Resource Text, covering treatment from the field to the emergency department as well as critical care and rehabilitation. This text has been adapted to an independent study activity to make this resource available to a wider audience of health professional. Acute Stroke Online meets Joint Commission requirements.

Students have access to course material for 12 months after activating the course. No skills session is required for course completion; however, a certificate of completion is available to print.

Course Covers

  • Stroke chain of survival
  • 8 D’s of stroke care
  • Definitions of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
  • Pathophysiology
  • Stroke risk factors, recognition and management
  • Transition to critical care and rehabilitation

•Primary Audience

Geared toward the experienced healthcare provider, this course is ideal for in-hospital, out-of-hospital and any healthcare provider who wants to improve his or her knowledge of stroke treatment.

Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Online

The Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Online Course is a self-directed eLearningcourse designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction. Like the classroom-based course, it uses the PACT acronym (Protect, Act, Clean, Tell) and slogan, "Make a PACT, Know How to Act," to help students learn and easily recall bloodborne pathogens training.

The Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Course was designed for anyone with a reasonable chance for occupational exposure in workplace settings such as industry and manufacturing, Fortune 1500 companies, occupational health, property management, hospitality, security, and health and fitness staff. In addition, childcare workers, school personnel, maintenance workers, tattoo artists, and state corrections facilities may be interested in the course due to additional state regulations.

Features

  • Available online, with simple course registration
  • Interactive activities and video demonstrations of skills
  • Provides participation certificate once student has finished all modules
  • No skills test or skills demonstration session required
  • Online course evaluation

Benefits

  • Convenient, flexible option for those who prefer taking an online course
  • Online content allows students to take the course at any time at home or work,and at their own pace
  • New course offering from the trusted leader in workplace training makes the American Heart Association the complete resource for companies looking to meet first aid, CPR, AED, and bloodborne pathogens training needs
  • Takes approximately one hour to complete online portion
  • Can be taken for first-time or renewal bloodborne pathogens training

Learn Rapid STEMI Online

Learn Rhythm Adult Online

Learn Rhythm Pediatric Online

Structured Support & Debriefing Online

BLS Replacement cards

If you have lost your certification card for a class you took with us you can order a replacement here and pay for it. We will print the new card and mail to you or you can come by to pick up at your convenience.

We cannot provide a replacement card for classes taken through other training centers.

Please provide your name as you would like for it to appear on the card and your class date in the comments section.

This is a nonrefundable fee.