Sacramento Pediatric CPR and First Aid Classes

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

Becoming an American Heart Association Instructor is easy.  If a Training Center has already accepted you as an Instructor, we will need a signed copy of your Instructor Candidate Application prior to the Instructor's course. If you have not been accepted by a Training Center, please contact NorCal EMT at 916-787-1787.  Let us know that you are interested in becoming an Instructor and are looking to be in alignment with NorCal EMT.

The steps are simple – get started today!

  • Be accepted by your local AHA Training Center before enrolling in an Instructor Course and have a completed Instructor Candidate Application on file with that Training Center
  • Have current AHA BLS provider status prior to the Instructor Course and be proficient in all the skills of that discipline. 
  • Successfully complete the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course
  • Successfully be monitored teaching your first course within six months of completing the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course.
  • Training Center Coordinators can require additional monitoring.

Once you become an Instructor, you will have access to the most current emergency cardiovascular care science, course updates, training resources and tools through the online AHA Instructor Network. You will also be able to post class dates and times to reach more students through our public website.

 

Our next course is scheduled for December 9th, 2016. Instructor classes fill up fast and we do not offer "waiting lists". Click the date below highlighted in red to register for the upcoming course.

This Initial ACLS One Day Course is designed for students who are unable to come to a two day course. All of the curriculum, videos, skills stations and testing are done on the same day instead of splitting it between two days. It is a good option for those who can not dedicate two days of their schedule to an ACLS class.

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 in one day to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

 

This is the traditional two day Initial ACLS course that most students are accustomed to. The class is split between two days which gives the students a chance to go home and study before returning on day two to complete the course. If you are short on time, the one day Initial ACLS class is also a valid option. 

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: hours 20 minutes over two days 

 

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.

Part 1, Pre-study:  Prior to the course, participants must read the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th Edition in preparation for the NRP online examination.  Participants must have access to the textbook as per AHA policy.

Part 2, Online Exam: Prior to attending the third part of the course a student MUST successfully complete all lessons that are required for their employment (lessons 1-4 & 9 or lessons 1-9).  We strongly urge that students 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.

Part 3, Skills Session:  The final part of the course is the mandatory classroom Skills Session.  You must complete your classroom portion within 30 days of completing your NRP Online Exam.  

S.T.A.B.L.E. is the most widely distributed and implemented neonatal education program to focus exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants. Based on a mnemonic to optimize learning, retention and recall of information, S.T.A.B.L.E. stands for the six assessment and care modules in the program: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support. A seventh module, Quality Improvement stresses the professional responsibility of improving and evaluating care provided to sick infants.

Who Needs S.T.A.B.L.E. ??

Stabilization is a team effort! Any health caregiver involved with post-resuscitation and/or pre-transport care of sick newborns would benefit from the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Learner/Provider course, including:
-Physicians: Pediatric, ER, family practice, and obstetric physicians including residents
-Nurses: RNs working in L&D, postpartum, nursery, emergency departments, Nurse midwives ,Licensed practical nurses ,Nursing assistants
-Respiratory therapists
-Pre-hospital providers – Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

 

If needed, a link to purchase the Mandatory Textbook will be included in your Class Registration confirmation email 

 

 

The S.T.A.B.L.E. - Cardiac Module provides general guidelines for the assessment and stabilization of neonates with suspected, severe forms of congenital heart disease (CHD). The common surgical and palliative treatment options are also explained, thus providing important information that caregivers may utilize to communicate uniformly with families of infants with CHD. Prompt, effective, and appropriate care of neonates with severe CHD can reduce secondary organ damage, improve short and long-term outcomes, and reduce morbidity and mortality. This information is presented in a highly visual format using an animated PowerPoint® slide presentation, and is divided into three sections:

Part 1:  Physical exam of neonates with suspected CHD.

Part 2:  Review of the anatomic features, clinical presentation and initial stabilization of neonates with CHD, and emphasizes differentiation of cardiac from pulmonary disease. Specific heart lesions, including palliative and surgical options are covered in detail.

Part 3: Modifications to the six S.T.A.B.L.E. assessment components that are necessary when caring for neonates with suspected CHD.

*If needed, a link to purchase The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program CARDIAC MODULE textbook will be available in your confirmation email.

     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.

This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

Learn: Rhythm Adult is an online, self-directed course that introduces healthcare providers to normal cardiac rhythms and prepares them to recognize basic cardiac arrhythmias in clinical practice. Electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythm recognition is a key skill required to be successful in determining a patient’s condition and knowing which treatment algorithm to apply. This course allows healthcare providers to gain proficiency in ECG rhythm recognition in an effort to provide better treatment and improve patient outcomes.  Students have access to course material for 12 months after activating the course. No skills session is required for course completion, however, a certificate of completion is available to print.

 

*This course is intended for healthcare providers needing basic rhythm recognition skills, including those preparing for Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Class.

This course teaches:

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

Course Time:  4.5 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.

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.

The HeartSaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course is an 8 hour course designed to meet the California State EMSA regulatory requirements of (4) hours CPR AED and (4) hours First Aid for Licensed child care providers. It teaches child care providers and others to respond to illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.  This course has been updated to reflect new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

Course Content includes:  Pediatric first aid skills such as finding the problem, stopping bleeding, bandaging, allergic reactions, how to use Epinephrine pen, asthma, drowning, bites and stings, burns and nebulizer training as well as child CPR AED and infant CPR

Course Card: AHA Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED card, valid for 2-years (American Heart Association is recognized by the California State EMSA and as such is exempt from the 'Stickers' requirement) 

Mandatory Textbook will be provided in class