AHA Courses at Saving American Hearts 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918







The Provider Manual for all courses are included in the cost of your course. ACLS and BLS Students will get the NEW 2015 Guidelines Provider Manual E-book, and when the PALS and other courses new 2015 Manuals are available for purchase, we will order them right away. The most current provider manual for PALS is still the 2010 Guidelines. The New 2015 PALS Guidelines are expected to be released in July or August of 2016.

We teach classes for just ONE PERSON !!! AND !!! We have a new BFF Program !!! If you refer 2 people to us, you get to renewal all your certifications for FREE, or, if you take 3 classes with us, you get to renew all your certifications for FREE !!!

Need a FREE Study guide for a class? Send me an email and tell me what you want and I will email it to you asap! Email me at: admin@savingamericanhearts.com

Are you afraid of taking a class and failing? Why don't you come and audit the class for free? Sit through the class, eat tons of candy and drink Starbucks and see how fun the class is!!! I promise you will actually learn something! I don't just play the videos and hand you the test. I explain everything and break it down into little pieces that's really easy to remember. ACLS and PALS are not as hard as you think. You just need an awesome teacher, who makes you laugh and have fun, so that you can relax and learn. Learning is much easier when you're not all stressed out, and it's actually fun !!!! After class, you can take the test, or, don't take the test. If you pass, you can pay for the class. If you don't pass, don't pay! You have nothing to loose!!!!

We have American Heart Association Classes for:

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Initial Certification Class (This course is for Healthcare Providers who have never taken the course, or who's certification has expired). AHA does not allow for any grace period. If you have expired 1 minute past midnight, you must take the initial certification course again.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Renewal classes (This course is for Healthcare Providers who are currently certified and not expired).

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Heartcode Parts 2 and 3 Hands On skills sessions (This is for people who have taken the course online, but still need to take the hands on testing to be certified).

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Challenge Course (This course is for healthcare providers that are currently certified and not expired who wish to simply test out to receive certification. They make an appointment, take the written and hands on test without watching the video. This typically takes about 2 hours). A course can not be challenged until the most recent guidelines have been released for one full year.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS EP) Initial Certification and Recertification Courses

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Initial Certification Class (This course is for Healthcare Providers who have never taken the course, or who's certification is expired).

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Renewal classes (This course is for Healthcare Providers who are currently certified and not expired, or who have expired).

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Heartcode Parts 2 and 3 Hands On skills sessions (This is for people who have taken the course online, but still need to take the hands on testing to be certified).

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Challenge Course (This course is for healthcare providers that are currently certified and not expired who wish to simply test out to receive certification. They make an appointment, take the written and hands on test without watching the video. This typically takes about 1 hour).

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Initial Certification Class (This course is for Healthcare Providers who have never taken the course, or who's certification is expired.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal classes (This course is for Healthcare Providers who are currently certified and not expired).

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Heartcode Parts 2 and 3 Hands On skills sessions (This is for people who have taken the course online, but still need to take the hands on testing to be certified).

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Challenge Course (This course is for healthcare providers that are currently certified and not expired who wish to simply test out to receive certification. They make an appointment, take the written and hands on test without watching the video. This typically takes about 2 hours). IN order to challenge a course, the most recent guidelines must be released for one full year. Challenges for PALS can be taken again in August 2017.

CABS Child and Babysitting Safety Program Certification

NRP Neonatal Resuscitation Program Initial and Recertification Courses

ECG & Pharmacology Certification - Always FREE Courses twice a month

PEARS Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization

Here are the Preliminary Release Dates for 2015 AHA Guidelines Changes



2015 October 15, 2015



• ILCOR Consensus on Science

• 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC

• AHA/Red Cross Guidelines for First Aid



November/December



• 2015 Guidelines Highlights (PDF and eBook)

• 2015 Guidelines Highlights Translations (17 languages)

• Handbook for ECC for Healthcare Providers (PDF and eBook)

• Science In-Service

• Instructor Update Conference at ReSS/SS (November 6, 2015)



2016 January/February



• Basic Life Support (BLS) Blended Learning

• BLS Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI™) (Module 2) March/April

• BLS Classroom

• Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Blended Learning

• Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Classroom

• Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Blended Learning

• Heartsaver® Automated Training Solution (ATS)

• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Classroom

• HeartCode® ACLS

• CPR Anytime® Adult/Child

• Infant CPR Anytime®

• CPR in Schools Training Kit™



2016 May/June



• Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI™)

• Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED

• Heartsaver® Bloodborne Pathogens

• Family & Friends® CPR



2016 July/August



• Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Classroom

• HeartCode® PALS

• Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS®)



Welcome to our American Heart Association Life Support Training Classes!



Our class minimum is ONE! We will provide one on one classes just for you, at no extra charge. We have multiple ways for you to learn that are specifically tailored just for YOUR NEEDS.

We use videos, color association, pictures, and lots of hands on practice so that you are confident and comfortable.

We provide tons of candy, coffee, snacks, popcorn, hot chocolate and bottled water. We want you to feel at home! You can take your written test with crayons too!

Come have FUN with us! Our classes in a fun exciting atmosphere!

IF you are terrified of coming to class, then why don't you audit the class? You can come in for FREE, sit through the class and if you feel like testing, then you can. If you pass, then you can pay for the course. If you don't want to take the written and hands on tests, then you are free to come back on another day and study a little more on your own before taking the tests, and if you really feel like you want to sit through the class again before testing, you can sit through it as many times as you want. There is no charge at all to audit our classes. You just need to let us know the date and which class and that you would like to audit it. We'll still send you our free study guides, just tell us which ones you want, or if you want them all. Email us at admin@savingamericanhearts and we'll send them to you asap.

Class doesn't have to be hard and miserable. You don't have to dread coming to class, and you don't have to feel stupid asking a question, or be humiliated! You really can have an amazing time, and you'll be surprised at how much more you will learn and how much fun you had!

Our classes are taught in a FUN STRESS FREE ENVIRONMENT!

DID YOU KNOW?

If your certification is current, and not expired by a single day, then you have the option to "challenge" a course. This must be done 1:1 with the instructor so you'll have to make a special appointment for a 2 hour time slot for ACLS and PALS, and at least 1 hour for BLS.

To "challenge" a course, you'll come in, take the written test and score at least 84% on your first attempt. Then perform well on the hands on skills testing and you're done! We have awesome study guides for every class! You can email me and request them and I will send them to you asap. The study guides are free and are intended to be supplements to the provider manual, not a substitute for the provider manuals. To request a study guide, just let me know which one, or if you want them all, and email admin@savingamericanhearts.com.

We are located near the intersection of Lehman and Academy in North East Colorado Springs at 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918. Our phone number is (719) 551-1222 and our email is admin@savingamericanhearts.com

We provide private classes, last minute ACLS certification, PALS or BLS, and NRP Certification, on weekends, holidays, in an emergency or at night. Whatever your class needs are, we are here for you! Provider cards are issued at the end of successful completion of the class.

Stop stressing over the ACLS or PALS Megacode! ACLS 2013 Megacode Scenarios are posted to the left, right out of the 2010 Guidelines Instructor Manual!

Come learn with us and have fun! You'll master all the skills you need to successfully run an ACLS or PALS megacode in a friendly, relaxed, stress free FUN classroom environment!

We have slumber party classes too! You are required to attend certain classes in your pajamas and bring a pillow and sleeping bag. We'll be laying on the floor with the lights out eating popcorn and drinking starbucks and hot chocolate while we watch the AHA movies on the ceiling!

We always bring candy to class and if you can eat ALL OF IT, before the end of class, YOUR CLASS IS FREE! I've tried, gotten a tummy ache, and just can't do it! LOL!

All of our classes are taught in a manner that makes learning FUN!

I also let you take your written test with crayons! Yes, crayons!

Don't worry ! You will Master all the skills to successfully run a code as a team leader, and be 100% confident!

Don't hesitate to call me, text or email any questions you have.

Don't be afraid to ask a question.

All of my courses will leave you feeling like "This was a piece of cake! I wish I had done this sooner! I learned more than I ever have in any other class and I actually had fun! I can't believe I actually enjoyed it!"

We take great pride in our Stress Free approach to training. We teach in a manner that is conducive to learning in a non-threatening atmosphere, which promotes better understanding of the material.













Heartsaver® CPR AED - Classroom

This video based instructor led classroom course teaches basic CPR skills such as performing a head tilt-chin lift and giving compressions and breaths. You will learn how to check responsiveness, when and how to call for help, when to start compressions and how to perform them correctly for an adult, child and infant. You will also practice using an AED. This course provides training for anyone who wants to learn basic CPR and obtain a Heartsaver course completion card. You will learn critical skills needed to respond to and manage choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergecy in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives.

AUDIENCE

This class is for anyone who does not work in a healthcare environment and wants to learn CPR and AED use. This class is intended for those with limited or no medical training. This is an excellent course for construction workers, students in elementary school, middle school, high school and college. Teachers, secretaries, those who work in hotels, office buildings, airports or on planes.

COURSE CONTENT

Adult CPR and AED use

Child CPR and AED use

Infant CPR

Child and infant choking

Hands on practice while watching the videos, increases learner memory of steps to perform and allows for questions and assistance from the instructor with hand placement, adequate rate and depth of compressions and effective rescue breaths.

COURSE FORMAT AND TIME

This is a 3-4 hour class depending on individual students learning needs, and those who want or need more hands on practice.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

There are no continuing education credits offered for this course.



Heartsaver® First Aid- Classroom

Heartsaver First Aid is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.

AUDIENCE

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

COURSE CONTENT

First aid basics including:

● scene safety

• finding the problem

• calling for help (and more)

Medical emergencies including:

• actions for choking

• breathing problems

• shock (and more)

Injury emergencies including:

• actions for bleeding

• broken bones

• burns (and more)

Environmental emergencies including:

• actions for bites and stings

• temperature-related and poison emergencies

FEATURES

Video-based course ensures consistency. Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency

Student manual comes with a new Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide that summarizes first aid actions for many injuries and illnesses

Course is updated with the new science

COURSE FORMAT AND TIME

Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout) The time frame for the class is approximately 4 hours.

CERTIFICATION

Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card that is valid for two years.

During the course, an AHA Instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students to complete their first aid skills practice and testing.





Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED - Classroom

Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives.

Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use.

AUDIENCE

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid,CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

COURSE CONTENT

Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR

Optional written test

Taking off gloves

Finding the problem

Epinephrine pen use

Stopping bleeding

First aid basics (including scene safety, finding the problem, calling for help and more)

Medical emergencies (including actions for choking, breathing problems, and shock)

Injury emergencies (including actions for bleeding, broken bones, burns and more)

Environmental emergencies (including actions for bites and stings, and temperature-related and poison emergencies)

Adult CPR AED (with a mask)

Optional modules include child CPR AED, and infant CPR, including child and infant choking

FORMAT AND TIME

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED: approximately 5 – 7 hours

FEATURES • Video-based course ensures consistency

• Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency

• Student manual comes with a new Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide that summarizes first aid actions for many injuries and illnesses

• Course is updated with the new science





Airway Management - Classroom

Airway Management is a unique program designed to give students the chance to learn, practice and demonstrate their ability in applying many airway skills used in resuscitation. Students increase their awareness of various airway products and skills required.

The course is designed into units, and some are optional, so facilitators can present the units that meet the students’ needs.

The AHA Airway Management course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn, practice, and demonstrate many airway skills used in resuscitation. 1 2 In addition, some professionals informed AHA that many products on airway management lack uniformity, and scientific and educational testing. In general, those that are available in the marketplace focus on a specific device typically developed by the seller and not based on the best device, technique, or science needed to properly educate on airway management.

The key decision influencers to reaching the primary target audience are instructors of ECC programs, TCCs, ACLS/PALS course coordinators and instructors, paramedic instructors, EMTs, anesthesia and respiratory therapy instructors, medical schools, and nursing schools.

AUDIENCE

The course provides training for:

• Healthcare providers whose occupation or volunteer activities require airway management skills

• Professionals in the field of resuscitation and airway management

• ECC developed the Airway Management course for currently active healthcare providers whose daily occupation or volunteer activities require the knowledge and skills of airway management.

The modules cover basic and advanced adult airway skills but are not for students who require airway skills for rapid sequence intubation or surgical procedures (i.e., difficult airways).

Any currently active healthcare provider can take this course. In addition, professionals in the field of resuscitation and airway management (e.g., scientists, educators, researchers, and manufacturers of medical devices) can attend the Airway Management Course.

COURSE CONTENT

• Bag-mask ventilation and airway adjuncts

• Impedance threshold devise

• Laryngeal mask airway

• Esophageal-tracheal combitube

• Endotracheal tube

There are three course completion requirements:

• Participate in, practice, and complete all learning stations for that module

• Pass the skills test for each module taught

• Pass the written test for each module taught

FEATURES

• Skills video demonstrations reinforce proper technique

• Simple course flow of skills demonstration, skills practice and skills testing

• The course units cover required topics and offer optional topics based on needs

• Video includes computer-generated animation

• Classroom format is ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

• The DVD includes skills relating to the five modules: Bag-Mask Ventilation and Airway Adjunts; Laryngeal Mask Airway; Esophageal-Tracheal Combitube; Endotracheal Tube; and Impedance Threshold Device. The DVD content uses new and innovative animation of airway procedures with clear-cut side views of the airway anatomy and how each airway adjuncts works. It also provides automatic pauses.

• The learning model for this course includes video-guided instruction, skills practice, and testing. This course does not provide certification, but instead, is designed solely to enhance students’ airway management skills.

FORMAT AND TIME

Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout) Instruction of all modules requires 5 hours. Course length can vary depending on needs and the units taught.

CERTIFICATION

Certificate of Completion. This course does not provide AHA course card certification, but instead is designed solely to enhance students’ airway management skills.

In the classroom, an Airway Management Facilitator conducts video-guided instruction and skill demonstrations, and works with students to complete hands-on skills practice and skills testing.



Online Courses from the American Heart Association

HeartCode® ACLS Part 1

HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 is a Web-based, self-paced instructional program that 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. After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor or on a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card. This program presents 10 interactive hospital-based cases to teach ACLS knowledge, building on the foundation of lifesaving BLS for Healthcare Providers skills and the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This program is approved for both update and initial ACLS courses. However, HeartCode ACLS Part 1 requires prior knowledge that will be applied in using the ACLS treatment algorithms. Unprepared or inexperienced students may require additional time to complete HeartCode ACLS Part 1. 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. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials contained within the program and complete the Precourse Self-Assessment prior to attempting the patient cases.

AUDIENCE

HeartCode ACLS Part 1 is for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies, specifically those seeking an alternative (nonclassroom) method for completing an initial or update ACLS Course.

HeartCode ACLS Part 1 requires prior knowledge that will be applied in using the ACLS treatment algorithms. Unprepared or inexperienced students may require additional time to complete HeartCode ACLS Part 1. 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. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials contained within the program and complete the Precourse Self-Assessment prior to attempting the patient cases.

COURSE CONTENT

• Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2015 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:

o One BLS case

o Seven cases representing cardiovascular, respiratory and stroke emergencies

o 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 as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

FEATURES

• Self-paced and accessible 24 hours a day

• Precourse Self-Assessment to gauge students’ knowledge and application of ECG recognition and pharmacology

• Debriefings and coaching provided immediately after each simulation, with hyperlinks to the referenced section of the ACLS Provider Manual

• Multiple choice, 50-question exam to test cognitive knowledge; program immediately identifies incorrect answers and provides a hyperlink to the appropriate section of the ACLS Provider Manual for instant remediation

• Online access to the ACLS Provider Manual, the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC and the 2015 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers

• Provides access to all information in course for 24 months (two years) following activation of course key

• Provides up to 10.25 hours continuing education credit

FORMAT AND TIME

Using eSimulation technology, HeartCode ACLS Part 1 presents 10 adult patient cases with up to four healthcare providers, including one BLS case; seven cases representing cardiovascular, respiratory and stroke emergencies; and two Megacodes. Students assess and treat patients virtually and receive real-time debriefing and coaching. The program also teaches critical concepts and knowledge through videos. To receive an ACLS course completion card using this program, students must complete three parts:

• HeartCode ACLS Part 1. Upon successful completion of the online portion, including the written exam, students receive a Part 1 certificate of completion, which must be presented for parts 2 and 3.

• Part 2*, a hands-on skills practice session with an AHA ACLS Instructor or using a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system

• Part 3*, a skills test with an AHA ACLS Instructor or using a VAM system

*Parts 2 and 3 should be completed in one “skills practice and testing” session.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 9.75 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 9.75 contact hours.

Continuing Education Accreditation - Nurses The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Pharmacists The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Credit: 10.00 Contact Hours or 1.000 CEUs. Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-14-704-H01-P.

**Pharmacy credit must be claimed within 30 days of attendance.

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following: Students are presented with a Team Dynamics lesson, 10 ACLS cases in hospital-based scenarios, and a written test. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based on ACLS guidelines, and provide treatment.

Successful completion of the cognitive component, paired with skills verification provided by an AHA ACLS Instructor or a voice assisted manikin system, meets the requirements for successfully completing this activity.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 10.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 14-AMHA-F3-0226.





HeartCode® BLS Part 1

HeartCode® BLS Part 1 is a Web-based, self-paced instructional program that 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.

After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with anAHA Instructor or on a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card. HeartCode BLS Part 1 teaches participants both single-rescuer and team basic life support, prompt recognition of several life-threatening emergencies, giving high-quality chest compressions, delivery of appropriate ventilations, providing early use of an AED and relief of choking. It includes adult, child, and infant rescue techniques.

AUDIENCE

HeartCode BLS Part 1 is for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative (nonclassroom) method for completing an initial or renewal/update BLS for Healthcare Providers Course. This audience includes nurses, physicians, EMS professionals, students in a healthcare program at a university/college, allied health professionals (physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, etc.) and others.

COURSE CONTENT

Content covered in this program includes: Key changes in basic life support, reflecting new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC)

Critical concepts in high-quality CPR

The American Heart Association Chain of Survival

One-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants

Two-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants

Differences among adult, child and infant rescue techniques

Bag-mask techniques for adults, children and infants

Rescue breathing for adults, children and infants

Relief of choking for adults, children and infants

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.

FEATURES

Self-paced and accessible 24 hours a day Five interactive eSimulation patient cases that emphasize critical concepts Debriefings and coaching provided immediately after each simulation, with hyperlinks to the referenced section of the BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual

14 BLS video lessons and two video tutorials

Multiple choice, 25-question exam to test cognitive knowledge; program immediately identifies incorrect answers and provides a hyperlink to the appropriate section of the

BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual Certificate of completion available to print when Part 1 has been completed successfully

Printable BLS for Healthcare Providers Pocket Reference Card

Online access to the BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual, the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC and the BLS portion of the 2015 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers

Access to all information in course for 24 months (two years) following activation of course key

FORMAT AND TIME

Using eSimulation technology, HeartCode BLS Part 1 presents five BLS patient cases, including two adult, two-rescuer cases; one child, one-rescuer case; one infant, two-rescuer case; and one infant, one-rescuer case. Students assess and treat patients virtually and receive real-time debriefing and coaching. The program also teaches critical concepts and knowledge through videos. To receive a BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion card using this program, students must complete three parts: HeartCode BLS Part 1. Upon successful completion of the online portion, including the written exam, students receive a Part 1 certificate of completion, which must be presented for parts 2 and 3.

Part 2*, a hands-on skills practice session with an AHA BLS Instructor or using a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system

Part 3*, a skills test with an AHA BLS Instructor or using a VAM system

*Parts 2 and 3 should be completed in one “skills practice and testing” session.

CERTIFICATION

To earn an AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion card, students must successfully complete a BLS for Healthcare Providers skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3 of the course) with an AHA BLS Instructor or using a voice assisted manikin (VAM) system. Students must bring their Part 1 Certificate of Completion to the skills session.

Upon successful completion of all three parts, (online course and skills practice and testing session), students will receive an AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion card, issued by their Instructor’s Training Center. This card is valid for two years.





HeartCode® PALS Part 1

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 a PALS course completion card.

AUDIENCE

HeartCode PALS Part 1 is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. This includes 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 and are seeking an alternative (non-classroom) method for completing an initial or update PALS course.

This program is a good option for healthcare providers who prefer self-directed learning. It also may be easier for healthcare providers with previous PALS knowledge and clinical skills, versus those taking a PALS course for the first time.

COURSE CONTENT

Content covered in this program includes Key changes in pediatric advanced life support from the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC

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

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 of a resuscitation team

12 pediatric, hospital-based, patient cases with up to four healthcare providers, presented though eSimulation technology

FEATURES

Self-paced and accessible 24 hours a day 12 interactive, pediatric, hospital-based scenarios using eSimulation technology

Precourse Self-Assessment to gauge students’ knowledge and application of ECG rhythm recognition and pharmacology Debriefings and coaching provided immediately after each simulation, with hyperlinks to the referenced section of the PALS Provider Manual

Emphasis on effective code team leader skills

Multiple-choice, 33-question exam to test cognitive knowledge; program immediately identifies incorrect answers and provides a hyperlink to the appropriate section of the PALS Provider Manual for instant remediation

Certificate of completion available to print when Part 1 has been completed successfully

Online access to the PALS Provider Manual, the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC and the 2010 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers

Provides access to all information in the course for 24 months (two years) after activation of course key Provides up to 11 hours of continuing education credit

FORMAT AND TIME

Using eSimulation technology, HeartCode PALS Part 1 presents 12 pediatric patient cases with up to four healthcare providers, including four respiratory cases (upper airway obstruction, lower airway obstruction, lung tissue disease and disordered control of breathing), four shock cases (hypovolemic, distributive, obstructive and cardiogenic) and four cardiac cases (narrow complex tachycardia, bradycardia, PEA/asystole and VF/VT).

Students assess and treat these pediatric patients virtually and receive real-time debriefing and coaching.

To receive a PALS course completion card by using this program, students must complete three parts:

HeartCode PALS Part 1. Upon successful completion of the online portion, including the written exam, students receive a Part 1 certificate of completion, which must be presented for Parts 2 and 3

Part 2,* a hands-on skills practice session with an AHA PALS Instructor

Part 3,* a skills test with an AHA PALS Instructor

*Parts 2 and 3 should be completed in one skills practice and testing session.

During skills testing, students must successfully demonstrate competency in performing the following skills:

1- and 2-rescuer child BLS with AED

1- and 2-rescuer infant BLS

Management of respiratory emergencies

IO access

Must perform as team leader for one cardiac core case testing scenario and one respiratory or shock core case testing scenario

Students are allowed up to 60 days after the completion of the online part of the course to complete the skills session.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation—Physicians The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Continuing Education Accreditation—Nurses The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 10.00 contact hours. Continuing Education Accreditation—Emergency Medical Services This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 11.00 Advanced CEHs, activity number 12-AMHA-F3-0155.



We teach you how to save lives with cpr, using an AED, administering life saving medications, ho1 to use a defibrilator, resuscitate an infant, child, adult or a newborn baby, read cardiac rhythm strips and how to assess and treat a child with a cardiac or respiratory emergency.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS and PALS, and has developed instructional material for that purpose. Use of these materials does not represent sponsorship by the AHA and any fees charged for classroom courses do not represent income to the Association, other than the purchase of materials to teach the courses.

Did you know, that if your provider card is current, you can challenge the course? You can skip the videos and just "test out"!

A “challenge” occurs when a student requests to complete course testing requirements without participating in an AHA classroom or online course.

If you pass the written exam with 84% or better and the skills check off you are done. You are not required to watch the videos. There is a catch so please read below.

Instructors must follow all course testing requirements as defined in the appropriate Instructor Manual for the course testing requirements being challenged.

• Students cannot challenge a course until 1 year after the release date of the corresponding product materials. The only exception is for an instructor updating his or her provider card if the instructor has completed the required 2015 Science Updates.

• Students must show their current AHA course completion card before testing. An expired AHA course completion card is not acceptable.

• Students must show the instructor that they have the appropriate and current course Student Manual.

• All testing must be performed by an instructor who is current in the discipline of the AHA course being tested.

• There is no option for practice or coaching. • The challenge testing must be done as a separate session and cannot be associated with a skills session from a classroom-based provider course or Part 3 of a blended-learning course.

• The challenge testing must be performed with a 1:1 student-toinstructor ratio.

• The testing session will be stopped at the first point the student fails.

• No remediation is allowed within the challenge option. A student may not reattempt the challenge testing.

• If the student fails the challenge testing, no card will be issued by the TC, and the student should be referred to a provider course.

• A course roster must be completed for the challenge, regardless of whether the student passes or fails.

* Upon completion of the written test with a passing grade of 84% on the first attempt, and successful completion of passing the skills check off, the student will then receive a course completion card.


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