Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation Program Initial and Renewal Classes in Colorado Springs, CO

Welcome to our American Heart Association Certification Classes!

We have American Heart Association Initial and Renewal classes for ACLS, BLS, PALS, NRP, CPR and AED, PEARS, Heartsaver First Aid CPR and AED, and ECG and Pharmacology, and CABS Child and Babysitting Safety.

We have Skills Sessions available for all 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!

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!

We are located near the intersection of Lehman and Academy in North East Colorado Springs at 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 209 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918. Our phone number is (719) 551-1222 and our email is admin@savingamericanhearts.com

Do you need a personalized 1:1 class where you can ask any question you want in privacy? We can help! We do one on one classes no extra charge! Our class minimum is one!

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 !

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 a lot, I had fun and I'm really glad I took this course. 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.

We have American Heart Association (AHA) Certification Classes for:



(BLS) Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Initial Certification Class

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Renewal classes

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Heartcode Parts 2 and 3 Hands On skills sessions



(ACLS) Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Initial Certification class (1 and 2 day classes available)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Renewal/Update classes

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Heartcode Parts 2 and 3 Hands On Skills Sessions



(PALS) Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Initial Certification class (1 and 2 day classes available)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal/Update classes

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Heartcode Parts 2 and 3 Hands On Skills Sessions



(NRP) Neonatal Resuscitation Program American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) First Time Initial Full Certification

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Renewal Classes



Heartsaver Classes

Heartsaver First Aid Initial Certification

Heartsaver First Aid Renewal Class

Heartsaver First Aid Hands on Skills Practice and Testing Sessions

Heartsaver CPR and AED Initial Certification

Heartsaver CPR and AED Renewal Class

Heartsaver CPR and AED Hands on Skills Practice and Testing Sessions

Heartsaver First Aid CPR and AED Initial Certification

Heartsaver First Aid CPR and AED Renewal Class

Heartsaver First Aid CPR and AED Hands on Skills Practice and Testing Sessions



American Heart Association Class Descriptions for ACLS, BLS, PALS, NRP, CPR and AED, PEARS, Heartsaver First Aid CPR and AED, and ECG and Pharmacology, and CABS Child and Babysitting Safety.



Below you will find each type of course and all the different options for getting certified in that course. I am working on color coding them so you can scroll through them easier. BLS will be blue, Heartsaver will be light blue, ACLS red, PALS purple.. you get the idea.



BLS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS (BLS) - CLASSROOM

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

AUDIENCE

This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

COURSE CONTENT

* Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

* Critical concepts of high-quality CPR

* The American Heart Association Chain of Survival

* 1-Rescuer and 2 - Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant

* Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques

* Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant

* Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant

* Relief of choking for adult, child and infant

* CPR with an advanced airway*

* This is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio for a patient who has an advanced airway in place.

Initial Provider Course requires approximately 4.5 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

Renewal Course requires approximately 4 hours, including skills practice and skills testing. *course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins

FEATURES:

* Video based course ensures consistency

* Instructor led, hands on class format reinforces skills proficiency

* Student manual comes with new Pocket Reference Card, designed to provide quick emergency information to the rescuer at any time.

* Updated Science based content American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card is valid for two years.

In the classroom, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.



ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS) - CLASSROOM

In this classroom-based course, providers enhance their skills in treating adult victims of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies, while earning their American Heart Association ACLS Providers Course Completion Card.

AUDIENCE

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.

COURSE CONTENT

* Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2010 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

Initial Provider Course requires approximately 10-12 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing. Renewal Course requires approximately 5-6 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.

*course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)

FEATURES

Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation.

Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency

Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

CONTINUING EDUCATION

AHA offers Continuing Education credits through CECBEMS for EMS students who have successfully completed the ACLS Provider classroom course. CECBEMS is a national provider of continuing education credits for EMS professionals only. Because the continuing education approval process for nurses and physicians is much more involved, CME/CE credit for these professions will not be available through the AHA at this time.

Continuing education credit will continue to be offered for multiple professions for completion of the HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 program.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services

ACLS Provider Course (initial/full course) 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 12.00 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0119.

ACLS Update Course 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 5.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 14-AMHA-F2-0224.





PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT (PALS) - CLASSROOM

This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led 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. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

AUDIENCE

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 CONTENT

* Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 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

CLASS FORMAT

* Full course: 14 hours 10 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch.

* Update course, with all optional stations: 8 hours 20 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch.

* Update without optional stations: 6 hours 20 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch.

FEATURES

* Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation.

* Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency

* Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

CERTIFICATION

Students who successfully complete the PALS Course, including the following components, will receive a PALS Provider course Completion Card, valid for two years:

* Pass the 1- and 2-Rescuer Child BLS With AED and 1- and 2-Rescuer Infant BLS Skills Tests

* Actively participate in, practice and complete all learning stations

* Complete the closed-book written exam with a minimum score of 84%

* Pass 2 PALS core case scenarios (1 cardiac, and 1 respiratory or shock case) as a team leader, providing appropriate medical treatment and demonstrating effective team dynamics

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course (with all optional lessons), ECC Training Centers CERTIFICATION TERMS: CECBEMS (EMS Practitioners) – October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2014

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

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 14.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0135.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Update Course (with optional lessons 4, 5, and 6),

ECC Training Centers CERTIFICATION TERMS:

CECBEMS (EMS Practitioners) – October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2014

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

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 8.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0137.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Update Course (without optional lessons)

ECC Training Centers CERTIFICATION TERMS:

CECBEMS (EMS Practitioners) – October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2014

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

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 6.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0136.





ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR LIFE SUPPORT FOR EXPERIENCED PROVIDERS (ACLS EP) - CLASSROOM

ACLS EP is the most advanced course offered by the American Heart Association. It was designed to address the critical thinking skills needed by healthcare providers who regularly respond to complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other emergencies, such as physicians and nurses in the emergency and critical care areas and paramedics in prehospital care. This audience should have a mastery of ACLS.

The ACLS EP Course goes beyond ACLS by giving these specialized providers more focus and information to deepen their knowledge around the periarrest, arrest and postcardiac arrest care. In the ACLS EP Course, providers will actively participate in complex case scenarios and apply critical thinking skills to reach a differential diagnosis and rapidly create a treatment plan for the patient.

The goal of the ACLS EP Classroom Course is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other ( metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest and post-arrest patients.

ACLS EP has been updated to reflect science from the following:

• 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC

• 2013 American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)/AHA Guidelines for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

• 2012 ACCF/AHA Focused Update of the Guideline for the Management of Patients With Unstable Angina/Non–ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

AUDIENCE

The ACLS EP Course is for seasoned healthcare providers who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, and understanding ACLS pharmacology and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest or post-arrest patients. This audience includes physicians, paramedics and emergency department or critical care nurses.

COURSE CONTENT

ACLS EP teaches the following:

Applying the expanded systematic approach (ACLS EP Survey) to patient assessment, evaluation and management

Cardiovascular Emergencies

Cerebrovascular Emergencies

Respiratory and Metabolic Emergencies

Post—Cardiac Arrest Care

Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Emergencies

High Quality CPR

Effective communication within a resuscitation team and recognition of the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.

CLASS FORMAT

ACLS EP is a classroom-based, Instructor-led course, featuring case-based scenarios. In learning stations, interactive case-based discussions are facilitated by the ACLS EP instructor. The cases are designed to promote critical thinking and decision-making.

This course is 8 hours long and is significantly more advanced than the standard ACLS Course.

The recommended group size for ACLS EP is 6-10 learners, per one ACLS EP Instructor. There are no skills practiced in ACLS EP. All learners should come to class with a solid foundation in ACLS and ready to be tested in ACLS skills, including CPR AED, bag-mask ventilations and Megacode.

The four core learning stations are: 1. Cardiovascular 2. Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology 3. Respiratory and Metabolic 4. Post—Cardiac Arrest Care

CERTIFICATION

For successful course completion, learners must actively participate in all case-based scenarios and must meet all current ACLS course completion requirements including: • Pass the 1-rescuer CPR and AED skills test • Pass the bag-mask ventilation skills test • Pass the Megacode skills test • Pass the ACLS Provider exam with a score of 84% or higher

Learners who successfully complete the requirements of the ACLS EP Course will receive an AHA ACLS EP course completion card, valid for two years. Please note, the ACLS EP card supersedes the ACLS provider card.

Before entering an ACLS EP Course, learners are required to have mastered ACLS principles, including proficiency in performing BLS, understanding of the ACLS algorithms, rapid and accurate rhythm recognition and ACLS pharmacology. All learners must successfully pass the ACLS exam before entering an ACLS EP Course. Learners are required to show proof of passing the exam either by submitting their completed exam to the course coordinator prior to the course or bringing it with them to the class.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

The following CE is offered for ACLS EP. It is recommended that learners apply for this CE within 30 days of completing the course. 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 7.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 13-AMHA-F2-0175.

FORMAT AND TIME

Course completion time is approximately 8 hours (7 to 7.25 hours without breaks and 8 to 8.5 hours with breaks).

The target audience for this course is registered nurses, nurses working in the Emergency Dept, Cardiac Unit, or Critical Care unit, telemetry or heart monitored unit, paramedics, EMTs and Emergency Personnel as well as physicians, nurse practitioners, those who work in urgent care centers.

The goal of the ACLS EP Course is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (e.g. metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on the core ACLS Guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision making strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of pre arrest and post arrest patients. This course supersedes the traditional ACLS Provider Course.

There are pre-requisites for this course.

1) You must purchase the provider manual.

2) You must go online and take the traditional ACLS pretest at www.heart.org/eccstudent and enter the code ‘acls’.

3) You must then take the 50 question ACLS test online, or written via appointment with the instructor before the class date. You must score at least 85% on the pre test and the ACLS written or online test.

4) In class you will be tested on 1 and 2 rescuer CPR on an adult with the use of an AED. You will also be tested while being a team leader for a Megacode scenario. There will be no hands on practice in class as it is expected that you are already an experienced provider and are taking this class seeking a deeper understanding of the complex emergencies and to challenge yourself.

5) All testing is completed before moving on to the ACLS EP course.

Upon completion of all testing requirements you will receive your ACLS EP Provider Card good for 2 years and supersedes the traditional ACLS Provider Card.

There are no additional options for taking this course at this time. All students take the same steps in order to complete the process. There is neither an initial or a renewal course. The cost of this course is $175 and is listed on the AHA website as “ACLS EP”.






ECG & PHARMACOLOGY Course

The AHA's ECG & Pharmacology Course has been updated to reflect the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. This classroom-based, Facilitator-led course is designed to improve electrocardiogram (ECG) recognition skills and pharmacology knowledge for treating cardiovascular emergencies.

AUDIENCE

This course is for healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who require this specialized knowledge for their job.

COURSE CONTENT

* Basic electrophysiology

* Normal ECG measurements

* Basic arrhythmias

* Administration of appropriate drugs within the ACLS algorithms

COURSE FORMAT and TIME

ECG & Pharmacology is a classroom-based, Facilitator-led course that includes two modules: ECG and Pharmacology, which may be offered together or separately.

ECG takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete; Pharmacology takes about 2.75 hours to complete. When combined, the estimated course length is 6.25 hours.

FEATURES

* Only course available to focus on this critical knowledge

* Flexible instructional format with two units * ECG and Pharmacology * that be taught together or separately

* Fifty-page Student Workbook with colorful illustrations to be used before, during and after the course

* Open to any Instructor to teach with no requirement to be affiliated with an American Heart Association Training Center

* Instructor CD with instructor notes, lesson maps and administrative documents

CERTIFICATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

A certificate of completion is provided upon successful completion of this course; this course does not offer an AHA course completion card or educational credits.

This course is not a required course, but it is helpful to take before an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course. This is a FREE course through Saving American Hearts.

This course is NOT a 12-lead ECG course. This course teaches basic cardiac rhythms and pharmacology related to treating cardiac arrhythmias.

ECG recognition skills and drug treatment knowledge have been identified as key gaps in knowledge for ACLS students. AHA recognized that without strong competency in either ECG recognition or drug treatment knowledge related to the ACLS algorithms, achievement of ACLS certification for the healthcare provider is more difficult.

As a result, this course was created to address those knowledge gaps and serve as a precourse option for ACLS students who have been identified through the ACLS Precourse Self-assessment as needing to improve ECG recognition skills and drug treatment, or for ACLS students who in general need to refresh their skills and knowledge. It was also created for anyone wanting to gain knowledge in ECG recognition and pharmacology.

There are no additional options for this course however you may take only the ECG portion or only the Pharmacology portion or both. There is no renewal course or initial course. You will receive an American Heart Association Certificate of Completion for this course. The American Heart Association does not issue a provider card for this course. This course is listed as “ECG & Pharmacology” on the AHA website.




Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) - Classroom

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) was developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This program teaches basic resuscitation skills for newly born infants.

AUDIENCE

The program is intended for healthcare providers who perform resuscitation in the delivery room or newborn nursery. The course has been designed to teach an evidence-based approach to resuscitation of the newborn to hospital staff who care for newborns at the time of delivery, including physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists. This course is recommended for those that have experience in a birth setting or care for newborns in the immediate postpartum period.

COURSE CONTENT

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program™ (NRP) teaches the concepts and skills of neonatal resuscitation and is sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association.

The 6th Edition, released in 2011, is based on simulation methodology, enhancing development of critical leadership, communication and team work skills.

Providers are required to self-study the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th Edition, and complete the online examination through Health Stream within 30 days before attending a Provider Course.

Instructor-learner contact is focused on interactive learning, immersive simulation, and constructive debriefing. The course consists of the Performance Skills Station, an Integrated Skills Station, and Simulation and Debriefing.

While this course does not guarantee proficiency during an actual resuscitation, it lays the foundation of knowledge, technical skills, and teamwork and communication skills that enable participants to continue development of neonatal resuscitation skills.

Successful completion earns the participant a Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) Provider Card valid for two years.

There are 9 lessons in the 2011th 6h edition of the Online Neonatal Resuscitation Program. The approximate time to complete the online testing is 53 minutes.

Lesson 1 – Overview and Principles of Resuscitation

Lesson 2 – Initial Steps in Resuscitation

Lesson 3 – Use of the Resuscitation Devices with PPV

Lesson 4 – Chest Compressions

Lesson 5 – Endotracheal Intubation

Lesson 6 – Medications

Lesson 7 – Special Considerations

Lesson 8 – Resuscitation of Babies Born Preterm

Lesson 9 – Ethics and Care of the End of Life

Course participants who do not have job responsibilities for procedures such as intubation or umbilical venous catheter placement may learn about and demonstrate these procedures to enhance their learning experience if they complete testing for Lessons 1 through 9. NRP does not certify the learner to perform any technique, does not imply competence to perform neonatal resuscitation, and does not determine the participant's scope of practice.

COURSE FORMAT AND TIME

The online test is not difficult for learners who focus on each lesson's Key Points and know the correct answers to each lesson's review section (practice test). Most new learners require several hours of study time. The average time to complete the full examination (all 9 lessons) is 55 minutes. The online test is arranged by lesson, in the same order as in the textbook.

FEATURES

Providers who take NRP are diverse in their scope of practice. The course outline is flexible to allow providers to complete specific modules directly related to their practice.

• The Performance Skills Station provides an opportunity to practice or review technical hands-on resuscitation skills with instructor assistance.

• The Integrated Skills Station allows the instructor to facilitate more than one scenario and evaluate the learner's readiness for simulation and debriefing. The instructor will not coach, assist, or interrupt during a scenario.

• Simulation and Debriefing is now a required component of an NRP course. It provides team members with a safe setting in which to integrate cognitive and technical skills and focus on team communication and patient safety.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Participants will receive one continuing education credit for each online lesson completed. The American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Midwifery Certification Board accepts continuing education units approved by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) Category 1, and the AMA (American Medical Association ) PRA Category 1. Certified Nurse Midwives may receive a maximum of 9 hours of Category 1 Credit for completing this program. This activity is designated for 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).





Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization PEARS - Classroom

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) is designed for healthcare providers who see pediatric patients but do not take PALS because it is beyond their scope of practice.

The main focus of PEARS is prevention and, specifically, the assessment, recognition and stabilization of pediatric victims at risk for shock, respiratory distress and cardiopulmonary failure.

The course includes video-based instruction, instructor-led discussions and the opportunity for participants to practice assessment, recognition and stabilization skills using different scenarios in a team concept environment. This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course helps healthcare providers develop the knowledge and skills needed for emergency evaluation and initial stabilization of seriously ill infants and children. PEARS teaches students how to recognize respiratory distress, shock and cardiac arrest and provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. It also emphasizes the resuscitation team concept.

The goal of the PEARS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Once a child is in cardiac arrest, even with optimal resuscitation efforts, outcome is generally poor. According to the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, only 4% to 13% of children who have a cardiac arrest in the out-of-hospital setting survive to hospital discharge. The outcome is somewhat better for children in the in-hospital setting: about 27% survive to hospital discharge.

AUDIENCE

PEARS is for healthcare providers such as emergency medical technicians (EMTs), medical and surgical nurses, school nurses and any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill infants and children.

COURSE CONTENT

• Pediatric assessment

• Assessment and management of respiratory problems

• Recognition and management of shock

• Identification and management of cardiac arrest

• Resuscitation team concept

COURSE FORMAT and Time

PEARS is a classroom-based, Instructor-led course.

Course Times*

Full course:

Option 1, following the BLS Competency Lesson = approximately 6 hours

Option 2, with CPR testing during Team Dynamics practice = approximately 6.5 hours

Update Course:

Option 1 = approximately 5 hours

Option 2 = approximately 6 hours

*Additional time for breaks and lunch should be added to all course times

FEATURES

• Improves competency in pediatric basic life support

• Learning stations and practice reinforce essential skills

• Course video allows students actually see and hear critically ill children

• Enhances skills in recognizing shock, respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary emergencies

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Students who successfully complete this course will receive an AHA PEARS Provider course completion card, valid for two years.

PEARS Course

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 6.00 BasicCEHs, activity number 12-AMHA-F2-0153.

PEARS Update Course

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 5.50 Basic CEHs, activity number 12-AMHA-F2-0154.





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 2010 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 2010 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 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC and the 2010 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 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (2010 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 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC and the BLS portion of the 2010 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 2010 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 2010 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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