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American Heart Association Courses

We are currently accepting registrations for the following list of classes. You may register and pick up books by contacting Barbara Leonard, bleonard@cvmchospital.org, 775.783.3083. Students must be registered on or before the registration deadline for each class. Please give 48-hours notice if possible when cancelling attendance for a class.

ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS)

This course teaches providers to respond to a cardiovascular emergency. It is intended for physicians, nurses, EMT's, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare professionals. ACLS provides the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult cardiac arrest. Pre-requisites include current BLS certification and current ACLS certification.

Renewal (must have a current ACLS certification)

Cost: Free for CVMC employees, $100 for community members (cost includes book)

Dates:
January 23, 2020 Thursday 9:00am – 3:00pm
March 9, 2020 Monday 9:00am – 3:00pm
June 11, 2020 Thursday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sept. 10, 2020 Thursday 9:00am – 3:00pm.

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) HEALTHCARE PROVIDER COURSE

This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, and use an AED.The course includes adult, child, and infant rescue skills in both the out-of-hospital and in-hospital settings.

Cost: Free for CVMC employees, $45 for community members (cost includes book)

Dates:
Jan. 10, 2020 Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm
March 23, 2020 Monday 9:00am – 1:00pm
May 18, 2020 Monday 9:00am – 1:00pm
July 9, 2020 Thursday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Sept. 15, 2020 Tuesday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Nov. 13, 2020 Friday 9:00am –1:00pm

HEARTSAVER CPR AED

This course is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide
feedback and guide the students’ learning of the skills. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training.

Dates:
June 19, 2020 Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Aug. 5, 2019 Wednesday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

HEARTCODE (BLS ONLINE RENEWAL)

This online BLS renewal option is offered to CVMC staff members with current BLS certifications. Contact Barbara Leonard for details.

PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT (PALS)

This course is designed to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. This course is intended for pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.

Renewal (must have a current PALS certification)

Cost: Free for CVMC employees, $100 for community members (cost includes book)

Dates: TBD in October, 2020.

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY ASSESSMENT RECOGNITION AND STABILIZATION (PEARS)

This course focuses on prevention, and specifically, the assessment, recognition and stabilization of pediatric victims at risk of severe cardiopulmonary distress. It addresses a gap in the number of healthcare providers who see pediatric patients, and do not require the advanced skills of PALS.

Cost: Free for CVMC employees, $100 for community members (cost includes book)

Dates: None scheduled in 2020.

S.T.A.B.L.E.

This course provides guidelines for the assessment and stabilization of sick infants in the post-resuscitation/pre- transport stabilization period. It is recommended for licensed healthcare providers in the Emergency Department setting.

Cost: Free for CVMC employees, $100 for community members (cost includes book)

Dates:
April 2, 2020 Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
April, 21, 2020 Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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