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The Heartsaver® CPR AED course is intended for all individuals who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements, including; security guards, airline personnel, personal trainers and teachers.

It is also appropriate for lay rescuers who may have a need to respond to an emergency in the workplace, and family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death.

-TWO YEAR CERTIFICATION

Course Length: Approx 3 hours 

Employee's please pick up book at the Simulation Center office on 4W. Deposit Required (No cash only check or money order)

General public will be mailed a book to keep.

Note: The Heartsaver CPR / AED Course is not recommended for people in or entering the medical profession. 
Please see BLS for Healthcare Provider. 

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers course covers core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction and automated external defibrillation. This course is for healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists, and lifeguards who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a Healthcare Provider CPR course.

-TWO YEAR CERTIFICATION

Course Length: Approximately 4.5 Hours

HNMC employee's can borrow a book at the Simulation Center office on 4 West.  A payroll deduction form will be completed by all employees prior to borrowing a book. Once the Book is returned, the payroll deduction form will be discarded.  

Students who paid full price will be mailed a course manual to keep.

The Basic Life Support - Renewal Course is for current BLS providers who need to renew their BLS skills and BLS Provider course completion card. This video-based, Instructor-led course features accelerated content that is designed for learners with existing BLS knowledge, allowing for time efficiency while teaching both single-rescuer and team BLS skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings. This 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. It includes adult, child, and infant rescue techniques. This course also teaches relief of choking. BLS teaches skills using the AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching technique, which allows Instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ acquisition of skills.
 

  • Providers who intend to take the renewal course MUST PRESENT A VALID and CURRENT American Heart Association BLS card. The renewal program includes both written and skills evaluations. A course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of the course requirements.
  • Two Year Certification
  • Course Length: Approximately 3.0 Hours

The American Heart Association CPR Instructor Course is currently a two part course:

  • Part 1 will be held at Holy Name Medical Center. We will cover information such as course organization, policies of the AHA a card processing, administration of a course, advertising, equipment cleaning, changes in CPR and why they occur, skills testing, a written test and more.

 

  • Part 2 involves being monitored teaching your first class.. This evaluation must be done within 6 months after completion of part 2.

 

  • In addition to the steps above, all participants must posses a valid BLS for Healthcare Provider certification card. Once all steps are successfully completed, the participant will become an American Heart Association BLS CPR Instructor and able to conduct classes on their own.

 

Course Overview

The AHA Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in resuscitation courses.  The AHA requires that Instructor be at least 16 years of age for the Heartsaver and BLS Instructor courses. 

Who Should Attend

The Ideal instructor candidate is motivated to; teach, facilitate learning and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion.  The ideal instructor candidate views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills.

Prerequisites

All Prospective participants in an instructor Course must

  • Have current Provider status in BLS Health Care Provider
  • Have the most recent edition of the AHA Provider Manual for the discipline they wish to teach.

The following are the steps to become an AHA Instructor

  1. Complete the instructor candidate application. (Please call our office for the form and to discuss eligibility)
  • Must be aligned with an AHA Training Center (Taking the course at HNMC aligns you with HNMC Training Center)
  1. Complete the discipline specific Instructor Course
  2. Be successfully monitored by the primary Training Center.

This course is designed to prepare qualified instructors to teach CPR, use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and how to relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. It will include a review of essential skills and BLS concepts, equipment use, and AHA instructor expectations.

Prerequisite: A current BLS Health Care Provider CPR Card.

ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented. ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units. Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test. 

- Students receive an ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.
The ACLS Course includes;

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an (AED)
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics


Course Format: 12 Hours (Over Two Days) Students MUST attend both days

HNMC employee's can borrow a book at the Simulation Center office on 4 West.  A payroll deduction form will be completed by all employees prior to borrowing a book. Once the Book is returned, the payroll deduction form will be discarded.  

Pre-Course Requirements

Complete the Pre-Course Self Assessment, print your scores and bring them with you to class.  

The ACLS course does not teach algorithms, ECG rhythm recognition, or pharmacology.  If you do not learn and understand the ECG and pharmacology information in the Pre-course Self-Assessment, it is unlikely that you can successfuly complete the ACLS provider course.   

Please note that you will not be taught how to read or interpret ECGs in the course, nor will you be taught deatails about ACLS pharmacology.   

 

Course Prerequisites:

  • Current Healthcare Provider CPR Card 
  • Current and valid ACLS Card

The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills; emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.


The ACLS Renewal course covers:

The ACLS Renewal course is a shorten version of the ACLS Initial course. You may register for the renewal course only if your card is still valid.  In order to prove the card is valid, you must show up to the class with the original AHA ACLS card that is not expired.  We will only honor the expiration date on the card until the end of the month it is set to expire on.

The ACLS Course includes;

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an (AED)
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics

Course Format: 6 HOURS

HNMC employee's can borrow a book at the Simulation Center office on 4 West.  A payroll deduction form will be completed by all employees prior to borrowing a book. Once the Book is returned, the payroll deduction form will be discarded.  

Pre-Course Information

Complete the Pre-Course Self Assessment, print your scores and bring them with you to class.

The ACLS course does not teach algorithms, ECG rhythm recognition, or pharmacology. If you do not learn and understand the ECG and pharmacology information in the Pre-course Self-Assessment, it is unlikely that you can successfuly complete the ACLS provider course.

Please note that you will not be taught how to read or interpret ECGs in the course, nor will you be taught deatails about ACLS pharmacology.

 

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.

- Students who successfully complete all components of the PALS Course, will receive a PALS Provider course completion card, valid for two years:
The PALS Course includes;

  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 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


Course Format: 13 hours (Over Two Days) Students MUST attend both days

HNMC employee's can borrow a book at the Simulation Center office on 4 West.  A payroll deduction form will be completed by all employees prior to borrowing a book. Once the Book is returned, the payroll deduction form will be discarded.  

 

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 Prerequisites:

  • Current and valid BLS Healthcare Provider CPR Card 
  • Current and valid PALS Provider Card 

- Students who successfully complete all components of the PALS Course, will receive a PALS Provider course completion card, valid for two years: The PALS Course includes;

  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 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

Course Format: 6.5 hours

HNMC employee's can borrow a book at the Simulation Center office on 4 West.  A payroll deduction form will be completed by all employees prior to borrowing a book. Once the Book is returned, the payroll deduction form will be discarded.  

 

Please continue with the registration for the skills portion of the Heartsaver CPR AED Heart Code.  Once registration and payment are completed, please call the Holy Name Community Training Center at (201) 227-6254 to schedule your skills and testing evaluation.       

 

Please continue with the registration for the skills portion of the BLS Heart Code.  Once registration and payment are completed, please call the Holy Name Community Training Center at (201) 227-6254 to schedule your skills and testing evaluation.    

Please continue with the registration for the skills portion of the ACLS Heart Code.  Once registration and payment are completed, please call the Holy Name Community Training Center at (201) 227-6254 to schedule your skills and testing evaluation.    

Please continue with the registration for the skills portion of the BLS Heart Code.  Once registration and payment are completed, please call the Holy Name Community Training Center at (201) 227-6254 to schedule your skills and testing evaluation.  

NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care.            

The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education.  PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. 

PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The PHTLS course is continuously updated and revised to keep up with the advances in the field, ATLS Guidelines and feedback from PHTLS participants. Although PHTLS originated in the United States, it has evolved and now serves as an international education program available to EMS providers in countriearound the world

Options for obtaining your own PHTLS text book (9th Edition for this class) are as follows:

                You may purchase the book online;

                You may purchase the book in a book store;

                You may rent or purchase a digital copy of the textbook

Search online for either PHTLS Text Book 9th Edition OR PHTLS eBook 9th Edition.

You must have a PHTLS text book to enter the class.

Volunteer EMTs must provide proof of affiliation with a volunteer EMS agency by providing a letter stating they are a member in good standing with the EMS agency and signed and dated by either the President, Chief or Captain of the agency.

For any questions, please call 201-833-3010.

About the Course:

A hands-on, 8 hour simulation based provider course on the management of the acute stroke patients that includes the MEND exam, an easy-to-learn and easy-to use tool that enhances communication among EMS personnel, nurses, and physicians.  The ASLS curriculum is utilized by EMS agencies and hospitals across the United States.

Advanced Stroke Life Support is a practical, hands-on, 8-hour course that:                                                                                                                                                                                     

    • Was developed by experts in stroke, emergency medicine, prehospital care, and nursing education
    • Is updated and improved continuously
    • Has been used to train thousands of EMS personnel, nurses, and physicians from hundreds of institutions across the U.S and throughout the world
    • Provides a unique neurologic assessment tool-the MEND exam-ideal for both prehospital and hospital use

Major Learning Goals:

    • Describe why early treatment may result in a marked reduction in risk of disability
    • Identify the five man stroke syndromes and relate them to pathophysiology and clinical signs
    • Perform focused evaluation to identify stroke, its location and severity, and t-PA contraindications

ASLS is a 2 year certification course that enhances EMS and Hospital Providers ability to care for stroke patients.