Basic Life Support (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – CPR)
The AHA has designed the HCP course to prepare healthcare professionals to perform both inside and outside of the hospital setting. This course trains participant to promptly recognize cardiac arrest,
give high quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of the automated external defibrillator (AED) for adults, children, and infants.
Advanced Cardiopulmonary Life Support (ACLS)
The course designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
The PALS course is designed to provide pediatric healthcare providers with the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children and help improve outcomes.
The PALS course covers: pediatric emergencies, concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric
assessment, BLS, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.
Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)
The PEARS course is designed to prepare healthcare providers and first responders who infrequently see critically ill children and are not required to have the advanced skills of PALS to identify a pediatric victim at risk of severe cardiopulmonary distress, intervene early to stabilize the child and contact the next level of care as soon as possible. PEARS’ training is not intended for those with staff members who routinely provide pediatric care and are required to have PALS
Neonate Resuscitation Program
The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) focuses on delivery room resuscitation This course
Integrates the major changes in the 2005 AAP/AHA Emergency Cardiovascular Care Guidelines for NRP in their own clinical practice. Participants will recognize that the most important concept in NRP is the ventilation of the neonate’s lungs, Be able to follow the NRP algorithm using the primary and secondary assessment using the systematic ABCD method which is opening the Airway, checking for Breathing, Checking for circulation, and administration of Drug. Recognize the difference between primary and secondary apnea. The use the Apgar score concept without waiting for the first minute and determine the need for immediate resuscitation is another of the course concept. Course participants will identify newborns that are high risk and as such would need to be resuscitated at birth which are pre-term newborns, Intra Uterine Growth Retardation, Large for Gestational Age, Meconium stained, Repeat C-Sections, complicated deliveries. Understand the physiologic changes that occur during the labor, birth and transition period of the newborn.
ECG & Pharmacology Course
This course is presented as a “hands-on workshop” format to reinforce information on electrophysiology; normal ECG measurements; arrhythmias; ACLS drug usage and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies; how to integrate basic drug pharmacology into ACLS algorithms. The course is Intended for healthcare providers use as preparation before the ACLS and PALS certification. It is also beneficial for general healthcare practitioners.
The S.T.A.B.L.E Program
This course prepares participants in care following resuscitation with the understanding that caregivers must turn to other resources for the necessary ongoing and supportive care. The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program is taught in a didactic-interactive format by experts in neonatal nursing, medicine, and respiratory care. This education inevitably translates to the bedside everyday when caregivers assist both well and sick infants. Ultimately we strive for a reduction in infant morbidity and mortality, improved outcomes, and most importantly improved quality of life for infants and their families!
This course is designed for use by students and participants before, during, and after the BLS, ACLS, and PALS courses as a resource. It covers bag-mask ventilation and airway adjuncts, laryngeal mask airway (LMA). esophageal-tracheal combitude, endotracheal tube, and the impedance threshold device.
STEMI ( S-T Elevation MI ) Protocol
The course is intended to enable out-of-hospital and emergency department healthcare personnel to rapidly assess, diagnose, and treat STEMI patients. This American Heart Association is course that contains information on out-of-hospital and emergency department systems of care for ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndromes (ACS) pathophysiology, STEMI identification and treatment.
Staff Development (on and offsite)
1. In-House Contracting (Nursing staff In-services)
2. In-service Train-the-trainer for organization educators
3. Nursing Educator Certification Review