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ACLS Update Course (Recert)
$95.00 (1 section available)
ACLS is an advanced instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest csre. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large group sessions and small group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
$600.00 (1 section available)
The primary focus of this 208-hour course is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of comprehensive EMS responses, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

BLS for Healthcare Providers
$55.00 (3 sections available)
This 4.5-hour program is designed to teach the knowledge and skills necessary to perform CPR and relief of foreign-body obstruction for victims of all ages. This program is intended for participants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings. Students will learn airway management using barrier device and adjuncts and use of the AED. Students will receive a course completion card valid for two years after successful course completion.

BLS Instructor
$200.00 (1 section available)
This web-enhanced course is for those current in American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR who wish to become instructors. Participants must have a current Healthcare Provider card to take this course. Course structure is in two parts: Part One is an online didactic course which must be completed before Part Two can be taken. Part Two is the classroom skills portion. This course includes: Healthcare Provider instructor manual, Healthcare Provider student manual, and a key that is required in order to access and complete Part One. The key will be sent to participants in the welcome packet via email and US mail.

Emergency Medical Responder
$200.00 (2 sections available)
This course provides foundation knowledge in emergency medical care and is intended for first responders in emergency service, firefighters, industry or private settings. Topics include CPR, AED, airway and ventilation, oxygen administration, bleeding control, splinting, bandaging and medical emergencies. The course will include classroom sessions and skill labs and requires a clinical rotation in a hospital or other approved facility. Students must complete the free FEMA Independent Study Course for NIMS100 and 700 online as a Co-requisite to this course. Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to take PA Department of Health and/or National Registry certification exams for Emergency Medical Responder.

Emergency Medical Technician
$650.00 (7 sections available)
The EMT course prepares students with the knowledge and skills to provide basic level emergency care in the pre-hospital setting. This course is aligned with the National EMS Education Standards for EMT as approved by the PA DOH. Students will learn emergency care for cardiac arrest, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, patient assessment techniques, oxygen administration and pharmacology for emergency care, and EMS Operations. Students must be able to meet all requirements of the Functional Position Description for EMT. The course will include classroom sessions and skill labs and requires a clinical rotation in a hospital or other approved facility. Students must complete the FEMA Independent Study Course for NIMS 100 and 700 online as a corequisite to this course. Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible for PA DOH certification exams for EMT. Saturday dates vary. Please call 412-237-2500 for more information.

Heartsaver C P R
$55.00 (4 sections available)
This 4-hour American Heart Association (AHA) program teaches the rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until EMS personnel arrive. Everyone who knows CPR is part of your community's public safety system. This Heartsaver CPR program teaches the general public how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for responsive adult, child, and infant victims. Students also learn to recognize the warning signs of heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children. This program teaches rescue breathing with and without the use of barrier devices. Upon successful completion, the student will receive a completion card from the AHA.

Module 3 - Paramedic
$750.00 (1 section available)
This 96-hour course covers shock conditions and traumatic injuries. Topics will include the various types of shock and pathophysiology of each, treatment interventions for shock and the various types of traumatic injuries a paramedic may encounter. This course encompasses pathophysiology and knowledge of psychosocial needs to address special patient populations. Topics include treatment of pregnant, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, developmentally delayed and other patient groups. Course will also address awareness of cultural diversity and delivery of culturally-competent care. This course also consists of a clinical rotation which will involve hospital and field application of skills and techniques learned in the classroom. Students will complete required patient contacts and track interventions. Students are responsible for providing and paying for transportation to all clinical sites as well as all other related costs. The clinical portion of this course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

Pediatric Advance Life Support Renewal
$95.00 (2 sections available)
This 8.5 hour recertification course is designed to update the participant's skills and knowledge of pediatric advanced life support provider under direct instructor supervision. This course is limited to persons who have previously completed the full PAL provider course and desire to recertify their competency. BOOK REQUIRED: American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider
$95.00 - $150.00 (2 sections available)
This 13.5 hour Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course is to instruct students how to recognize infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest, to provide students with strategies for preventing cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children, and to supervise students while they demonstrate the cognitive and psychomotor skills for resuscitating and stabilizing infants and children in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest. This class consists of lecture and student demonstration of skills working with and under the direct supervision of the instructor Prerequisite: Certification/license as an EMT-P, PHRN, MD, DO, or RN. BOOK REQUIRED: American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support

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