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The ACLS provider course provides the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate manage the first 10 minutes of an adult ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT) arrest. Providers are expected to learn to manage 10 core ACLS cases: a respiratory emergency, four  types of cardiac arrest (simple VF/VT, complex VF/VT, PEA and asystole), four types of pre-arrest emergencies (bradychardia, stable tachycardia, unstable tachycardia and acute coronary syndromes) and stroke.

The ACLS provider course provides the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate manage the first 10 minutes of an adult ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT) arrest. Providers are expected to learn to manage 10 core ACLS cases: a respiratory emergency, four  types of cardiac arrest (simple VF/VT, complex VF/VT, PEA and asystole), four types of pre-arrest emergencies (bradychardia, stable tachycardia, unstable tachycardia and acute coronary syndromes) and stroke.

The American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course is totally redesigned for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital. Through the ACLS course, providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.

ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader. Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts: proficiency in basic life support care; recognizing and initiating early management of peri-arrest conditions; managing cardiac arrest; identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care; ACLS algorithms; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

This course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of choking. A student CD, included with the text, contains supplemental information for interested students on topics such as stroke, cardiac arrest and special resuscitation situations. This course is video based with instructor-led discussion and simulation. Students participate in practice and complete various skills and learning stations. Ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback from an instructor while learning.

 

Audience: For healthcare providers – for example, EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.

This course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator and relief of choking. A student CD, included with the text, contains supplemental information for interested students on topics such as stroke, cardiac arrest and special resuscitation situations. This course is video based with instructor-led discussion and simulation. Students participate in practice and complete various skills and learning stations. Ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback from an instructor while learning.

 

Audience: For healthcare providers – for example, EMS personnel, physician assistants, physicians, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.

HeartCode® ACLS is an official, self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program from the American Heart Association (AHA). 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 or a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system, meets the requirements for obtaining an AHA ACLS Provider course completion card.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

Recognize and initiate early management of periarrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating automated external defibrillator (AED) use
  • Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
  • Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post–cardiac arrest care
  • Recognize and initiate early management of acute coronary syndromes, including appropriate disposition
  • Recognize and initiate early management of stroke, including appropriate disposition
  • Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance

 

This continuing education activity is certified for physicians (ACCME/AMA), nurses (ANCC), pharmacists (ACPE), and EMS Practitioners (CECBEMS).

 

Steps:

Take the online course which utilizes eSimulation technology to present realistic patient scenarios.

  1. Call the Academy and set up an appointment for skills practice and skills test. Please make sure you bring a copy of the course completion certificate.

This is an online course that is self-directed and can be completed at work or home, followed by a hands-on skills practice and testing session.

 

The course provides training for anyone who wants to learn basic CPR, use of an AED, and obtain a Heartsaver course completion card.

 

Course Content:
Includes information on adult and child CPR, AED use (adult/child), Choking (adult/child), Using a mask or barrier device, Phoning for help, and Optional modules in infant CPR and choking.

 

Audience:
Designed for employee training at companies, corporations, businesses or other entities. For employees and/or designated first responders who have a duty to respond to a first aid or cardiac emergency because of the job requirements .

Part one of this course delivers the cognitive learning through Web-based, self-paced modules. Parts 2 and 3 require students to meet with an AHA instructor at the New Britain EMS Community Training Center to complete a hands-on skills practice session and a skills test.

 

This course is designed to teach the skills of Adult First Aid (general principles, medical emergencies and injury emergencies). This course has interactive questions and video segments. There is a downloadable student review guide available to users up to 12 months after initial completion. It is a convenient alternative to traditional classroom training. It offers fast implementation with no classroom scheduling delays. Flexibility to complete online modules at home or work. Content is based on the latest AHA science.

 


Audience: Designed for employee training at companies, corporations, businesses or other entities. For employees and/or designated first responders who have a duty to respond to a first aid emergency because of the job requirements.

Part one of this course delivers the cognitive learning through Web-based, self-paced modules. Parts 2 and 3 require students to meet with an AHA instructor at the New Britain EMS Community Training Center to complete a hands-on skills practice session and a skills test.

 

This course is designed to teach the skills of Adult First Aid (general principles, medical emergencies and injury emergencies), CPR/AED and relieve of choking for the adult and child. This course has interactive questions and video segments. There is a downloadable student review guide available to users up to 12 months after initial completion. It is a convenient alternative to traditional classroom training. It offers fast implementation with no classroom scheduling delays. Flexibility to complete online modules at home or work. Content is based on the latest AHA science.

 


Audience: Designed for employee training at companies, corporations, businesses or other entities. For employees and/or designated first responders who have a duty to respond to a first aid or cardiac emergency because of the job requirements.

HeartCode PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. This program uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development.

 

Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support. After completing Part 1, students practice and test their skills with an AHA PALS Instructor. Upon successful completion of all parts of the course, students receive an AHA PALS course completion card, valid for two years.

Course Covers


 

·        Key changes in pediatric advanced life support from the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC


 

·        12 pediatric, hospital-based, patient cases with upto four healthcare providers, presented through eSimulation technology


 

·        Systematic approach to pediatric assessment


 

·        Recognition and management of respiratory and shock emergencies


 

·        Recognition and management of respiratory and cardiac arrest


 

·        Immediate post-cardiac arrest care


 

·        Effective communication as a member and leader

 

This course is designed to teach the skills of Adult First Aid (general principles, medical emergencies and injury emergencies), CPR/AED and relieve of choking for the adult and child. This course is a modular format that creates course flexibility. It is ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback from an instructor while learning skills. Each student receives the highest quality course materials to supplement their learning. Student CD-ROM (included with student workbook) includes additional information on CPR, AED and first aid content that students can reference after the course.

 


Audience: Designed for employee training at companies, corporations, businesses or other entities. For employees and/or designated first responders who have a duty to respond to a first aid or cardiac emergency because of the job requirements

The Central Connecticut Paramedic Education Program Consortium Application Fee covers the cost of the online application and the Paramedic Entrance Assessment. Please be reminded that an EMT certification and a high school diploma are prerequisites to application. If you are currently in an EMT course, but have not yet completed, you may still apply. However, you must pass all components of EMT testing to become a paramedic student. For additional information regarding paramedic education or eligibility, please visit the Paramedic page and select Prospective Students.

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support beyond basic life support through the stabilization or transport phases of a pediatric emergency, either in or out of hospital. In this course you will enhance your skills in the evaluation and management of an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, or cardiac arrest.

You will actively participate in a series of simulated core cases. These simulations are designed to reinforce important concepts, including:
  • Identification and treatment of medical conditions that place the child at risk for cardiac arrest
  • The systematic approach to pediatric assessment, including general assessment, primary assessment, secondary assessment, and tertiary assessment
  • The assess-categorize-decide-act approach to assessment and management of a seriously ill infant or child
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics

The goal of the PALS Provider Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Understand and be able to perform the systematic approach to pediatric assessment of a seriously ill or injured child, including general, primary, secondary, and tertiary assessments
  • Use the assess-categorize-decide-act approach to decision making
  • Recognize and manage a child in respiratory distress or failure and/or compensated or hypotensive shock
  • Recognize and manage a child with life-threatening bradyarrhythmia, tachyarrhythmia, or arrest rhythm
  • Describe the key elements of effective resuscitation team behaviors and explain why the foundation of successful resuscitation includes both mastery of basic skills and effective team dynamics
  • Prevent further deterioration of a child’s condition during the stabilization and transfer phases of care

You should also be able to demonstrate the following skills:
  • Performance of effective respiratory management skills, including use of oxygen delivery devices, suctioning, oropharyngeal airway (OPA), nasopharyngeal airway (NPA), bag-mask ventilation, and endotracheal (ET) intubation (according to scope of practice)
  • Appropriate use of electrical therapy, including defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion
  • Proper technique for intraosseous (IO) access and fluid bolus administration
  • Performance as a team leader or team member in simulated cases

Course Description

To help you achieve these objectives, the PALS Provider Course includes skill stations, CPR/AED competency testing, learning stations, core cases testing stations, and written testing.
This course includes the following skill stations:
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Rhythm disturbances/electrical therapy
  • Vascular access

In the learning stations you will actively participate in a variety of learning activities, including:
  • Core case discussions using a systematic approach to pediatric assessment and decision making
  • Core case simulations
  • Effective resuscitation team behaviors

 

**Certification insurance allows you to order up to 5 replacements cards at no cost if you end up losing yours within the 2 year period that it is valid. Individual replacement cards with no insurance are $15.00 each time.**

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support beyond basic life support through the stabilization or transport phases of a pediatric emergency, either in or out of hospital. In this course you will enhance your skills in the evaluation and management of an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, or cardiac arrest.

You will actively participate in a series of simulated core cases. These simulations are designed to reinforce important concepts, including:
  • Identification and treatment of medical conditions that place the child at risk for cardiac arrest
  • The systematic approach to pediatric assessment, including general assessment, primary assessment, secondary assessment, and tertiary assessment
  • The assess-categorize-decide-act approach to assessment and management of a seriously ill infant or child
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics

The goal of the PALS Provider Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Understand and be able to perform the systematic approach to pediatric assessment of a seriously ill or injured child, including general, primary, secondary, and tertiary assessments
  • Use the assess-categorize-decide-act approach to decision making
  • Recognize and manage a child in respiratory distress or failure and/or compensated or hypotensive shock
  • Recognize and manage a child with life-threatening bradyarrhythmia, tachyarrhythmia, or arrest rhythm
  • Describe the key elements of effective resuscitation team behaviors and explain why the foundation of successful resuscitation includes both mastery of basic skills and effective team dynamics
  • Prevent further deterioration of a child’s condition during the stabilization and transfer phases of care

You should also be able to demonstrate the following skills:
  • Performance of effective respiratory management skills, including use of oxygen delivery devices, suctioning, oropharyngeal airway (OPA), nasopharyngeal airway (NPA), bag-mask ventilation, and endotracheal (ET) intubation (according to scope of practice)
  • Appropriate use of electrical therapy, including defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion
  • Proper technique for intraosseous (IO) access and fluid bolus administration
  • Performance as a team leader or team member in simulated cases

Course Description

To help you achieve these objectives, the PALS Provider Course includes skill stations, CPR/AED competency testing, learning stations, core cases testing stations, and written testing.
This course includes the following skill stations:
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Rhythm disturbances/electrical therapy
  • Vascular access

In the learning stations you will actively participate in a variety of learning activities, including:
  • Core case discussions using a systematic approach to pediatric assessment and decision making
  • Core case simulations
  • Effective resuscitation team behaviors

To receive a replacement card please make sure that you are within your 2 year period that the certification is valid for and that you took your course with New Britain EMS Academy.

Please make sure you put the address you would like the card mailed to.