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Course Descriptions:.

 

BTLS – Basic Trauma Life Support

This 16 hour course is designed for EMT’s and paramedics who must initially evaluate and stabilize trauma patients. It is a national recognized course. The primary objectives of the course are to teach you the correct sequence of evaluation of the trauma patient, techniques of resuscitation, and packaging of the patient. It also stresses those conditions that cannot be stabilized in the field and thus require rapid transport.

This course consists of lectures, practical skill stations, and testing (both written and practical). Some of the topics covered in the lectures include Assessment & Initial Management of the Trauma Patient, Airway Management, Shock evaluation and Management, Head, Neck, Chest , Abdominal and Extremity Trauma. Also covered are the topics on Trauma in Children, Trauma in the Elderly, Trauma in Pregnancy. This is only a partial list of topics covered throughout the course.

Some of the practical skills stations performed are Patient Assessment, Airway Management, Spine Management Skills, Extremity Trauma Skills.

Successful completion of this course will result in 16 hours of continuing education and a 3 year certification as a BTLS Provider.

If you would like more information about this course you can contact us or go to the “Useful links” section of this web site and click on the link for BTLS.

CPR Courses

CPR for Family and Friends

This course targets all lay rescuers, such as school children, family members of patients at risk for sudden cardiac death and other people who want to learn rescue skills for loved ones. This course presumes that participants will complete this course predominately for the rescue of family members or friends. The course does not teach the use of barrier devices, which would be used in the workplace.

At the end of the course the participant will be able to describe the following: the links of the AHA Chain of Survival, the steps of CPR, the signs of 4 major emergencies in adults, strategies to prevent sudden infant death syndrome in infants and injuries in children.

At the end of this course the participant will be able to demonstrate the following skills using an adult or infant or child manikin (to be determined by the course modules completed): phone 911, rescue breathing using mouth-to-mouth ventilation, 1-rescuer CPR, relief of a FBAO (foreign body airway obstruction) in a responsive victim.

The length of the course depends on the modules taken. The adult module is about 2 hours in length, the infant and child module is about 2 ¼ to 2 ½ hours in length. If both modules are taken the length of time is about 4 ½ hours.

This course is not designed for participants who are required to attend a CPR course for the workplace or for a credential. If you need CPR for the workplace or for a credential you should complete the Heartsaver CPR or Heartsaver AED Course.

If you are in need of this course please contact us.

Heartsaver CPR in Schools

This course is designed to teach both adult and pediatric (infant/child) lay rescuer CPR to middle or high school students. The course presents information about the AHA adult Chain of Survival and signs of heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke, and choking adults. The course also includes information about healthy heart living and actions to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in adults. The course also provides information about the AHA infant & child Chain of Survival, signs of choking in infants & children, prevention of sudden infant death syndrome, and prevention of the most common fatal injuries in infants and children. It teaches rescuers skills in CPR and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO).

The AHA developed the curriculum for Heartsaver CPR in Schools to achieve one ultimate objective: to increase survival from cardiac arrest by increasing the number of rescuers prepared to phone 911 and provide early CPR.

At the end of the course the participant will be able to describe the following: the links of the AHA Chain of Survival, the steps of CPR for adult, infant (optional) and child victims, the signs of 4 major emergencies in adults, strategies to prevent sudden infant death syndrome in infants and injuries in children.

At the end of this course the participant will be able to demonstrate the following skills using an adult, an infant (optional) and a child manikin: phone 911, rescue breathing using mouth-to-mouth ventilation, 1-rescuer CPR, relief of a FBAO (foreign body airway obstruction) in a responsive victim, safe and correct use of an AED (optional).

The length of the course averages about 4 – 6 hours. The length is determined by the content included (teaching of infant CPR and use of AED’s is optional) and by the participant-to-manikin ratio and participant-to-instructor ratio. If the participant-to-manikin ratio and participant-to-instructor ratio are low the course may be completed sooner, because it will allow us to maximize the supervised practice time for the participants.

Heartsaver CPR

This course is designed to teach CPR and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO) to all lay rescuers, particularly those who are expected to respond to emergencies in the workplace.

It is specifically designed for lay rescuers who are required to obtain a course completion card – a credential – documenting completion of a CPR course. All rescuers are trained in CPR and relief of FBAO.

At the end of the course the participant will be able to describe the following: the links of the AHA Chain of Survival, the steps of CPR for adult, infant (optional) and child victims, the signs of 4 major emergencies in adults, strategies to prevent sudden infant death syndrome in infants and injuries in children.

At the end of this course the participant will be able to demonstrate the following skills using an adult, or infant and a child manikin (determined by course modules completed) and a telephone: phone 911, rescue breathing using mouth-to-mouth ventilation and mouth-to-barrier device, 1-rescuer CPR, relief of a FBAO (foreign body airway obstruction) in a responsive victim.

The length of this course runs slightly more than 3 hours for adult victims or for nfant and child victims. The combined course for adult, infant, and child victims lasts 5 ½ to 6 ½ hours.

If participants do not require a credential, they may prefer to complete the CPR for Family and Friends Course.

If the workplace rescuer wishes to learn about the use of automated external defibrillators (AED’s) the participant should be referred to the Heartsaver AED Course.

A course completion card (or credential) is provided to participants at the end of this course if they successfully complete the written examination and the skills demonstration.

Heartsaver AED

This course is designed to teach CPR, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO) to all lay rescuers, particularly those who are expected to respond to emergencies in the workplace.

It is specifically designed for lay rescuers who are required to obtain a course completion card – a credential – documenting completion of a CPR course. All rescuers are trained in CPR and relief of FBAO.

The AHA developed the curriculum for Heartsaver AED to achieve one ultimate objective: to increase survival from cardiac arrest by increasing the number of rescuers prepared to phone 911 and provide early CPR and early defibrillation.

At the end of the course the participant will be able to describe the following: the links of the AHA Chain of Survival, the steps of CPR for adult, infant (optional) and child victims, the safe and accurate use of an AED, the signs of 4 major emergencies in adults, strategies to prevent sudden infant death syndrome in infants and injuries in children.

At the end of this course the participant will be able to demonstrate the following skills using an adult manikin(and an infant and a child manikin if that module is provided and a telephone: phone 911, rescue breathing using mouth-to-mouth entilation (mouth-to-nose ventilation for infants) and mouth-to-barrier device, 1-rescuer CPR, safe and accurate use of an AED for adults and child victims greater than 8 years of age or approximately 25kg in weight, relief of a FBAO (foreign body airway obstruction) in a responsive victim.

This course teaches CPR, use of an AED, and relief of a FBAO for adult victims in approximately 3 ½ to 4 hours. With the addition of the infant and child module from the Heartsaver Course, this course can teach CPR, use of an AED, and relief of a FBAO for adult victims plus CPR and relief of FBAO for infant and child victims in approximately 6 to 7 hours.

This course presumes that the skills learned will be predominately used in the workplace where the rescuer is expected to provide CPR. Thus the course teaches using barrier devices that are typically used for CPR in the workplace. The course is designed for participants who are required to attend a CPR course for the workplace or to participate in a PAD program at home or in the community. A course completion card (or credential) is provided to participants at the end of this course if they successfully complete the written examination and the skills demonstration.

BLS for Healthcare Providers

The BLS Healthcare Providers Course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen), use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). It is intended for participants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

The AHA developed the curriculum for Healthcare Providers Course to achieve one primary goal: to improve rates of survival from sudden cardiac arrest.

At the end of the course the participant will be able to describe the following: the links of the AHA Chain of Survival, the steps of CPR for adult, infant and child victims, the safe and accurate use of an AED, the signs of 5 major emergencies in adults, strategies to prevent sudden infant death syndrome in infants and injuries in children.

At the end of this course the participant will be able to demonstrate the following skills using an adult manikin or an infant and a child manikin (determined by the course modules completed) and a telephone: phone 911, rescue breathing using mouth-to-mouth ventilation and mouth-to-barrier device (with and without oxygen), and bag-mask ventilation with oxygen for an adult, infant and child victims, 1 and 2-rescuer CPR for adult, infant and child victims, safe and accurate use of an AED for adults and child victims greater than 8 years of age or approximately 25kg in weight, relief of a FBAO in the responsive and unresponsive victim.

The course is a 6 – 8 hour program. The length of the course is determined to a large extent by the instructor-participant ratio.

All participants who successfully complete the course including the written examination and the skills demonstration, will receive a BLS Healthcare Providers Course completion card (credential).



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