Class Schedule

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The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.

In the Instructor-led course, 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.
 
Features
• Updated science and education from the new 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
• Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
• Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity
• Video-based course with real world scenarios

  

AHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

 
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
  • Initial Provider Course requires approximately 10-12 hours over two days to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

  

The ACLS Update Course is for students who have a valid ACLS card and need to recertify or update their training. 

AHA’s ACLS Update Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

 
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
  • The Update Course requires approximately 5-6 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.

 

 

-HeartCode ACLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the ACLS Course. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, which is done at home in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session. The "written test" is done online at home.

-After successfully completing of the online portion, student must attend the mandatory in-class hands on session.The hands-on session for HeartCode ACLS will take approximately 5 hours.

-After successful completion of the "hands on session", the student will be provided with their ACLS provider card.

-HeartCode ACLS will provide the student with 12 hours of CE's/CEU's. It is a great option for busy Healthcare Providers who want the credits of the full course but do not have two days available to dedicate to the class. The written test is also done at home!

 

                          PALS

                                                  
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that 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.

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.

Features
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills’
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Initial course:14 hours 10 minutes over two days

 Click on the date(s) below of the class you would like to register for

 

 

                    PALS UPDATE

                                                  
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that 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.

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.

Features
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills’
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Update/renewal course: 6-7 hours 

 

Click on the the date below of the class you would like to register for.

 


HeartCode PALS 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 the successful completion of Part 1, the cognitive component, the student should contact NorCal Emergency Medical Training to schedule Parts 2 and 3, skills practice and testing with one of our AHA PALS Instructors.  After successful completion of all 3 components the student will be issued an official AHA PALS Provider course completion card valid for 2 years.

 

Course Covers

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

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

• Systematic approach to pediatric assessment

• Recognition and management of respiratory and shock emergencies

• Recognition and management of respiratory and cardiac arrest

• Immediate post-cardiac arrest care

• Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

 

Primary Audience

HeartCode PALS 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 course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 7+ or Firefox 2+. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.

Course description:

This course is for health-care providers who either direct or participate in any aspect of  patient care during neonatal resuscitations. The Neonatal Resuscitation Program is based on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovasculer Care of the Neonate. 

NRP Course Process:

This course does not include the Textbook or Online Exam.  Please visit the American Academy of Pediatrics website to purchase the NRP Online Examination and Textbook.

Step 1, Create HealthStream ID: Prior to the course, participants must create a HealthStream ID to be able to access Course Progress and students Course Completion Card.

Step 2, Pre-study: Participants must review all 11 Chapters in the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 7th Edition in preparation for the NRP online examination.  Participants must have access to the textbook as per AHA policy.

Step 3, Online Exam: Prior to attending the Instructor Led-Event part of the course a student MUST successfully complete both exams.  You must print out Completion Certificate and bring it to your Skills Session.  We strongly urge that student’s do the self-study of the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation as the NRP Online Exam only allows the student one retake of any portion of the NRP Online Exam if the student does not pass the first time.  After two failures of any part of the NRP Online Exam the student will have to contact the Training Center to purchase another Key Code for retake.

Step 4, Skills Session: The final part of the course is the mandatory classroom Skills Session.  It will be described as “Instructor Led-Event” and you will choose Nor Cal Emergency Medical Training for the location.  You must complete your classroom portion within 30 days of completing your NRP Online Exam.  After you have completed the skills session, you are required to log-in to your HealthStream account, complete the survey and then you can access your NRP Course Completion Card.

 

     The course teaches the basic techniques of Adult,Child, Infant CPR, and use of an AED.  Students also learn to use barrier devices in CPR and how to administer First Aid for choking victims. Designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR AED to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. 

Course Content for CPR AED Includes:

  • -Adult CPR AED (with a mask)
  • -Adult Choking
  • -Child CPR AED
  • -Child Choking
  • -Infant CPR
  • -Infant Choking

 Course Content for Optional 'First Aid' class includes: (this is not included with registration and must be an 'Ad-On' at registration).

  • -First Aid Basics
  • -Medical Emergencies
  • -Injury Emergencies

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1 is a Web-based, self-directed program. The program teaches students critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage a first aid or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Content includes how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies, as well as perform CPR and use an AED.

     Once the student has successfully completed the online course, they may contact us to schedule Parts 2 and 3 (Skills Practice and Evaluation) at either NorCal Emergency Medical Training location. 

     Once the skills test has been successfully completed the student will receive their official AHA HeartSaver First Aid CPR AED Card valid for 2 years.

     Heartsaver CPR AED Online Part 1 is a Web-based, self-directed program. The program teaches students critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Content includes how to perform CPR and use an AED.

     Once the student has successfully completed the online course, they may contact us to schedule Parts 2 and 3 (Skills Practice and Evaluation) at either NorCal Emergency Medical Training location. 

 

     Once the skills test has been successfully completed the student will receive their official AHA HeartSaver CPR AED Card valid for 2 years.

Heartsaver® First Aid Online is a Web-based, self-directed program. This program teaches students critical skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Content includes how to help a victim with bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.

     Once the student has successfully completed the online course, they may contact us to schedule Parts 2 and 3 (Skills Practice and Evaluation) at either NorCal Emergency Medical Training location. 

 

     Once the skills test has been successfully completed the student will receive their official AHA HeartSaver First Aid Card valid for 2 years.

Learn: Rhythm Pediatric is an online, self-directed course that introduces healthcare providers to normal pediatric rhythms and helps prepare them to recognize basic cardiac arrhythmias in clinical practice.  Students have access to course material for 12 months upon activating their course key. No skills session is required. Students receive a certificate of completion upon successful completion of the course.

For healthcare providers needing basic pediatric rhythm recognition skills, including those preparing for PALS training.

This course teaches:

  1. Basic pediatric rhythm understanding
  2. The relationship between the ECG strip and heart impulses
  3. Common pediatric arrhythmias
  4. Identifying and distinguishing various pediatric arrhythmias

Course Time:  2.5 hours

This continuing education activity is certified for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and EMTs/paramedics.  Continuing education credit is available for completing this course. Visit www.heart.org/healthcaretraining for more information. 

This course is not compatible with Macintosh computers or operating systems.

This self-directed, online course prepares healthcare professionals to evaluate and assess patients with potential symptoms of myocardial infarction, interpret ECGs for signs of STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) and activate a system of care for rapid reperfusion of an occluded coronary artery.  This course is for healthcare professionals who want to improve their STEMI recognition and assessment skills, or for healthcare professionals seeking to obtain continuing education credits.
 
Course content:
-Understanding STEMI Systems of Care and STEMI recognition
-Basics of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and triage of STEMI patients
-Acquiring high-quality, 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs)
-12-lead findings that mimic STEMI
-Coronary anatomy related to 12-lead ECG
-Indications for activating a Heart Alert System
-Practice 12-lead ECG test
-2-part AHA exam
-Certificate of completion available to print upon successful completion
-Access to course content for one year following activation of course key
 
This course is not compatible with Macintosh computers or operating systems. This course requires Macromedia Flash 9 or above, and Javascript and Cookies enabled.

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Course length:  5 hours

This course is for anyone with a reasonable chance for occupational exposure to blood or blood-containing materials.

This course teaches:

Duration: 1 hour, site-specific instruction varies. AHA provides 24-hour phone support for questions pertaining to the content in this course.

The Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Online Course is a self-directed eLearning course designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction. Like the classroom-based course, it uses the PACT acronym (Protect, Act, Clean, Tell) and slogan, "Make a PACT, Know How to Act," to help students learn and easily recall bloodborne pathogens training.

The Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Course was designed for anyone with a reasonable chance for occupational exposure in workplace settings such as industry and manufacturing, Fortune 1500 companies, occupational health, property management, hospitality, security, and health and fitness staff. In addition, childcare workers, school personnel, maintenance workers, tattoo artists, and state corrections facilities may be interested in the course due to additional state regulations.