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AHA’s BLS Course provides the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. Updated to reflect new 2015 science, BLS teaches the concepts of high-quality CPR, improvement of chest compression fraction, and high-performing team dynamics.

The goal of the Basic Life Support (BLS) Course is to train participants to save lives of victims in cardiac arrest through highj-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The American Heart Association (AHA) designed the BLS Course to teach healthcare professionals how to perform high-quality CPR individually or as part of a team. BLS skills are applicable to any healthcare setting. BLS students will learn rescue techniques for adults, children and infants.

 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?

This course is designed for students who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings and need CPR training to enter into a health career-related traning program.

 

COURSE COVERS

•Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival

• Describe all of the steps of the Chain of Survival

• Apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival

• Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR

• Perform high-quality CPR for an adult

• Describe the importance of early use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)

• Demonstrate the appropriate use of an AED

• Provide effective ventilation by using a barrier device

• Perform high-quality CPR for a child

• Perform high-quality CPR for an infant

• Describe the importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation

• Perform as an effective team member during the multirescuer CPR

• Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for an adult or child

• Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for an infant

 

COURSE DELIVERY

The AHA's BLS Course is designed for healthcare providers caring for patients both in and out of the hospital setting. 

• Instructor-led Training

Led by an instructor in a classroom setting. Instructors deliver courses designed to include both the cognitive portion of traning and the psychomotor component of thorough skills practice and testing.

 

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 (2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC). This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

 

The ACLS Provider Course are designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmponary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. Through didactic instruction and active participation in simulated cases, students will enhance their skills in recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute arrhythmia, stroke and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?

Providers who take the full ACLS Course must be proficient in the following:

• Performing high-quality BLS skills through the use of the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC

• Reading and interpreting electrocardiograms (ECGs)

• Understanding ACLS drugs

• Bag-mask Ventilations

 

COURSE COVERS

The ACLS Provider Course emphazises three major concepts:

• The crucial importance of high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to patient survival

• The integration of effective basic life support (BLS) with ACLS interventions

• The importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation

The course is designed to give students the opportunity to practice and demonstrate proficiency in the following skills used in resuscitation:

• Systematic approach

• High-quality BLS

• Airway management

• Rhythm recognition

• Defibrillation

• Intravenous (IV)/intraosseous (IO) acces (information only)

• Use of medications

• Cardioversion

• Transcutaneous pacing

• Team dynamics

Students will practice the application of these and other skills in simulated cases and will practice both Team Leader and team member roles.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

• Apply the BLS, Primary and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients

• Perform prompt, high-quality BLS, including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early automated     external defibrillator (AED) use

• Recognize respiratory arrest

• Perform early management of repiratory arrest

• Discuss early recognition and management of ACS, including appropriate disposition

• Discuss early recognition and management of stroke, including appropriate disposition

• Recognize bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation   outcome

• Perform early management of bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or compliance resuscitation outcome

• Recognize cardiac arrest

• Perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including  immediate post-cardiac arrest care

• Model effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team

• Evaluate resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest through continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient's physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team

• Recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance

• Discuss how the use of a rapid response team or medical emergency team may improve patient outcomes

• Define systems of care

 

COURSE DELIVERY

The instructor-led training is a traditional classroom course conducted on-site at a Training Center or other facility. The Course is structured as follows:

• Core concepts are presented through course videos, instructor-led discussions, and case-based scenarios around manikin.

• Students take an exam to confirm understanding of core concepts.

• The instrutor coaches students as they practice skills.

• The instructor monitors as each student demonstrates skills proficiency as outlined in the skills testing checklist.

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 (2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC). 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).

 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?

Healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics.

 

COURSE COVERS

• Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED

• Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest

• Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia

• Airway management

• Related pharmacology

• Management of ACS and stroke

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

 

COURSE DELIVERY

ACLS can be delivered in 2 formats to meet the needs of students and offer flexibility for Instructors. All formats include the same learning objectives and result in the same course completion card.

• Instructor-led Training

Instructors deliver both the cognitive portion of training and the psychomotor component of thorough skills practice and testing in a classroom setting.

• Blended Learning – HeartCode® ACLS

Includes a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, and a hands-on session.

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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 (2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC). 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).

 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?

Healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics.

 

COURSE COVERS

• Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED

• Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest

• Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia

• Airway management

• Related pharmacology

• Management of ACS and stroke

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

 

COURSE DELIVERY

ACLS can be delivered in 2 formats to meet the needs of students and offer flexibility for Instructors. All formats include the same learning objectives and result in the same course completion card.

• Instructor-led Training

Instructors deliver both the cognitive portion of training and the psychomotor component of thorough skills practice and testing in a classroom setting.

• Blended Learning – HeartCode® ACLS

Includes a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, and a hands-on session.

Ill or injureed children/infants often hide or compensate for symptoms that could quickly become life-threatening. To prevent decline of theses pediatric patients, providers must be able to quickly diagnose the underlying cause, treat the symptoms, and closely monitor the patient.

In the AHA's advanced pediatric course, students learn how to use a systematic approach to quickly assess, identify the underlying cause, and treat pediatric patients in emergency situations. Students interact with real pediatric patient cases, realistic simulations, and animations to assess and treat theses pediatric patients. This includes applying basic life support, following PALS treatment algoriths, and practicing effective resuscitation skills and team dynamics. Through a combination of cognitive learninvg and psychomotor skills practce, the PALS Course improve students' confidence and skill levels for delivering effective emergency pediatric care.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?

Healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in peditric patients. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical car units such as physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and paramedics.

COURSE COVERS

• The systematic approach to assess and treat a seriously ill or injured infant/child
• Recognition and management of cardiac arrest
• Basic child and infant life support skills
• Effective resuscitation team dynamics 
• Recognition and management of respiratory distress and failure, including airway management
• Recognition and management of shck, including vascular access
• Recognition and management of cardiac arrest
• Recognition and management of arrhythmias, including electrical therapy
• Post-cardiac arrest care

COURSE DELIVERY

PALS can be delivered in 2 formats to meet the needs of students and offer flexibility for healthcare organizations and Instructors. All formats include the same learning objectives and result in the same course completion card.

  • Instructor-led Training

Conducted in the classroom and supported with video and presentation technology, Instructors deliver courses designed to include both the cognitive portion of training and psychomotor component of thorough skills practice and testing.

  • Blended Learning - HeartCode PALS COMING SOON

Students complete online, self-paced instructional lessons in which they assess and treat pediatric patients in virtual healthcare settings. Once the online portion has been completed, students attend an Instructor-led hands-on session focused on skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. Where available, students may instead complete the hands-on portion with a voice-assisted manikin.

 

Ill or injureed children/infants often hide or compensate for symptoms that could quickly become life-threatening. To prevent decline of theses pediatric patients, providers must be able to quickly diagnose the underlying cause, treat the symptoms, and closely monitor the patient.

In the AHA's advanced pediatric course, students learn how to use a systematic approach to quickly assess, identify the underlying cause, and treat pediatric patients in emergency situations. Students interact with real pediatric patient cases, realistic simulations, and animations to assess and treat theses pediatric patients. This includes applying basic life support, following PALS treatment algoriths, and practicing effective resuscitation skills and team dynamics. Through a combination of cognitive learninvg and psychomotor skills practce, the PALS Course improve students' confidence and skill levels for delivering effective emergency pediatric care. 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?

Healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in peditric patients. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical car units such as physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and paramedics.

COURSE COVERS

• The systematic approach to assess and treat a seriously ill or injured infant/child
• Recognition and management of cardiac arrest
• Basic child and infant life support skills
• Effective resuscitation team dynamics 
• Recognition and management of respiratory distress and failure, including airway management
• Recognition and management of shck, including vascular access
• Recognition and management of cardiac arrest
• Recognition and management of arrhythmias, including electrical therapy
• Post-cardiac arrest care

COURSE DELIVERY

PALS can be delivered in 2 formats to meet the needs of students and offer flexibility for healthcare organizations and Instructors. All formats include the same learning objectives and result in the same course completion card.

  • Instructor-led Training

Conducted in the classroom and supported with video and presentation technology, Instructors deliver courses designed to include both the cognitive portion of training and psychomotor component of thorough skills practice and testing.

  • Blended Learning - HeartCode PALS COMING SOON

Students complete online, self-paced instructional lessons in which they assess and treat pediatric patients in virtual healthcare settings. Once the online portion has been completed, students attend an Instructor-led hands-on session focused on skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. Where available, students may instead complete the hands-on portion with a voice-assisted manikin.

 

Course Overview

So you want to become an AHA Instructor?  The AHA Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in resuscitation courses.  The AHA requires that Instructor be at least 16 years of age for the Heartsaver and BLS Instructor courses.  ACLS and PALS Instructors must be at least 18 years of age and licensed or certified in a healthcare occupation where such skills are within the scope of practice.

Who Should Attend

The Ideal instructor candidate is motivated to; teach, facilitate learning and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion.  The ideal instructor candidate views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills.

Prerequisites

All Prospective participants in an instructor Course must Please visit https://www.worldpoint.com/bls-inst-essentials-online and complete and bing the completion certificate to the class. Plus

  • Have current Provider status in the discipline they wish to teach
  • Have completed an Instructor Candidate Application
  • Complete the Core Instructor Course
  • Have the most recent edition of the AHA Provider Manual for the discipline they wish to teach

The following are the steps to become an AHA Instructor

  1. Complete the instructor candidate application. (please cal our office for the form and to discuss eligibility)
  • Must be aligned with a AHA Training Center
  • Must have a current instructor complete the instructor potential portion of the form.
  1. Complete the AHA Core Instructor class
  2. Complete the discipline specific Instructor Course
  3. Be successfully monitored by the primary Training Center.

Course Overview

So you want to become an AHA Instructor?  The AHA Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in resuscitation courses.  The AHA requires that Instructor be at least 16 years of age for the Heartsaver and BLS Instructor courses.  ACLS and PALS Instructors must be at least 18 years of age and licensed or certified in a healthcare occupation where such skills are within the scope of practice.

Who Should Attend

The Ideal instructor candidate is motivated to; teach, facilitate learning and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion.  The ideal instructor candidate views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills.

Prerequisites

All Prospective participants in an instructor Course must Please visit https://www.worldpoint.com/acls-inst-essentials-online and complete and bing the completion certificate to the  class.

  • Have current Provider status in the discipline they wish to teach
  • Have completed an Instructor Candidate Application
  • Complete the Core Instructor Course
  • Have the most recent edition of the AHA Provider Manual for the discipline they wish to teach

The following are the steps to become an AHA Instructor

  1. Complete the instructor candidate application. (please cal our office for the form and to discuss eligibility)
  • Must be aligned with a AHA Training Center
  • Must have a current instructor complete the instructor potential portion of the form.
  1. Complete the AHA Core Instructor class
  2. Complete the discipline specific Instructor Course
  3. Be successfully monitored by the primary Training Center.

Course Overview

This highly popular 30-hour IV Certification course meets the requirements of the Florida State Board of Nursing for certification of LPNs to administer IV therapy. It also serves as a welcome update for RNs who have been out of clinical practice for a while and want to improve and enhance their IV skills. Divided into 18 home study hours followed by 16 classroom hours (12 Contact Hours), the course consists of both theory and actual practice sessions.

Subjects covered include:

  • fluid and electrolyte balance
  • blood transfusion therapy
  • hyperalimentation
  • IV medication administration (including dosage calculations)
  • care and use of central lines

Our emphasis is on quality of care issues, employing scrupulous aseptic procedure to prevent infection and proper insertion technique to minimize patient discomfort. There will be numerous opportunities for hands-on practice, including “live sticks” when requested. Join the thousands of LPNs and RNs that we have enabled to confidently and safely insert and maintain IVs.

Some of the Objectives Include:

  1. Compare and contrast the RN and LPN scope of practice for IV therapy in the state of Florida.
  2. Discuss the care and maintenance of three different types of central venous lines.
  3. Demonstrate in simulated practice the starting and maintaining of peripheral IVs.

Who Should Attend:

LPNs & RNs

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Nursing Unlimited is Authorized to offer Continuing Education through the Florida Board of Nursing for the following courses:

     1. AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Initial Course

     2. AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Initial Course

     3. PICC Line Insertion Course

     4. Wound Care Update Course

     5. Starting and Maintaining IVs Course

     6. Advanced Telemetry Course.

To receive credit, you must provide us with your license number.  Thank You.

 

The course fee is $315 for 30 Contact Hours and includes Nursing Unlimited’s home study and course material.  Course book may be mailed to the student for an additional $9.99 or picked up at the headquarters.

 

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with a detailed approach to cardiac dysrhythmia interpretation, as well as cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, electrophysiology and treatments of dysrhythmia, in accordance with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Heart Association’s ACLS guidelines.  Course includes detailed, in-depth review of clinical diagnosis and treatment of the cardiac patient.

Some of the Objectives Include:

  1. Describe the general anatomical structures of the heart.
  2. Identify the heart’s electrical properties.
  3. Describe the right- versus the left-sided mechanical functions of the heart.
  4. Explain proper electrode placement for EKG monitoring.
  5. Identify the components of the normal EKG complex.
  6. Utilize the 5-step method for EKG interpretation.
  7. Identify the criteria for arrhythmias, clinical significance and treatment modalities.
  8. Identify the assessment sequence and techniques for pulmonary, cardiac and vascular diseases.
  9. Describe different types of vascular diseases and their complications.
  10. Outline diagnosis and treatment of acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
  11. Perform a 12 lead and right-sided EKG.
  12. Identify frequently used telemetry cardiac drugs, mechanism of action, side effects, adverse effects and nursing considerations.

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone who wishes to work in:
    •    Critical care
    •     Stepdown units
    •     Special Procedures
  • RNs who would like to expand their marketability

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Nursing Unlimited is Authorized to offer Continuing Education through the Florida Board of Nursing for the following courses:

     1. AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Initial Course

     2. AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Initial Course

     3. PICC Line Insertion Course

     4. Wound Care Update Course

     5. Starting and Maintaining IVs Course

     6. Advanced Telemetry Course.

To receive credit, you must provide us with your license number.  Thank You.

PURPOSE:

The OSHA/TB/BBP portion of the homestudy should take approximately 1 hour to complete and covers current information on safety, infection control, bloodborne, and airborne pathogens, including TB.  The HIV portion of the homestudy should take approximately 1 hour to complete and includes information, which meets the initial state requirement for health care providers.  The HIV portion covers current HIV/ AIDS information.

SECTION ONE: OSHA/TB/BBP

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this program the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the purpose, scope and application of the current blood borne pathogen standard.
  2. Define bloodborne pathogens (BBP) and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).
  3. List 11 definitions OSHA BBPStandard.
  4. Explain the 9 steps needed to implement an exposure control plan.
  5. Explain requirements for employer and employee in maintaining engineering and work practice controls.
  6. Identify 2 tasks and procedures associated with occupational exposure.
  7. Identify proper actions to take in a post-exposure evaluation and follow-up.
  8. Identify 6 modes of transmission of infectious deseases.
  9. List the components of the OSHA enforcement policy on tuberculosis.
  10. Describe testing procedures for exposure vs. active tuberculosis.
  11. Describe measures for prevention of transmission of tuberculosis.
  12. List 2 HBV modes of transmission.
  13. List 3 signs and symptoms of HBV infection.
  14. List 2 methods of HBV prevention.
  15. List 4 principals common to all diseases and infections.
  16. List 4 important facts of pathophysiology of the immune system.

SECTION TWO:  HIV/AIDS

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this program the learner will be able to:

  1. Define HIV infection and AIDS.
  2. Discuss the history of HIV/AIDS.
  3. List 3 important epidemiological facts.
  4. Identify modes of transmission of HIV.
  5. Describe at least three (3) body fluids, which contain HIV.
  6. Describe prevention methods for the modes of transmission of HIV.
  7. List three (3) types of testing done for clients infected with HIV.
  8. Describe the stages of HIV/AIDS.
  9. List three (3) drug categories used to treat HIV.
  10. Compare and contrast commonly occurring opportunistic infections in the AIDS patient.
  11. Describe the impact of Florida law on testing, confidentiality, and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
  12. Identify state and federally funded resources available to the HIV/AIDS patient.

METHOD OF PRESENTATION: Homestudy

METHOD OF EVALUATION: Examination: Pass = 70%

TARGET AUDIENCE: All persons required to take 1 Hour HIV & 1 Hour OSHA/TB/BBP for employment or licensure

CONTACT HOURS: 2

ACCREDITATION: Nursing Unlimited, Inc. is a provider of continuing education approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. Our provider number is FBN2968. Accreditation by reciprocity for states other than Florida.

 

PURPOSE:

The OSHA/TB/BBP portion of the home study should take approximately 1 hour to complete and covers current information on safety, infection control, blood borne, and airborne pathogens, including TB. The HIV portion of the home study should take approximately 3 hours to complete and includes information, which meets the initial state requirement for health care providers. The HIV portion covers the HIV epidemic from its beginning to the present day.

SECTION ONE: OSHA/TB/BBP

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this program the learner will be able to:

1. Describe Standard Universal Precautions in patient care, according to OSHA and CDC guidelines.

2. Define bloodborne pathogens.

3. Explain the steps needed to implement an exposure control plan.

4. Explain requirements for employer and employee in maintaining engineering and work practice controls.

5. Identify tasks and procedures associated with occupational exposure.

6. Identify proper actions to take in a post-exposure evaluation and follow-up.

6. List the components of the OSHA enforcement policy on tuberculosis.

7. Describe testing procedures for exposure vs. active tuberculosis.

8. Describe measures for prevention of transmission of tuberculosis.

SECTION TWO: HIV/AIDS

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this program the learner will be able to:

1. Discuss the history of HIV/AIDS.

2. State three (3) principles common to all diseases/infections.

3. Describe immune system function

4. List three (3) body defenses against infection or disease.

5. Identify modes of transmission of HIV.

6. Describe at least three (3) body fluids, which contain HIV.

7. Describe prevention methods for the modes of transmission of HIV.

8. List three (3) types of testing done for clients infected with HIV.

9. Describe the stages of HIV/AIDS.

10. Describe standard precautions in HIV patient care according to OSHA and CDC guidelines.

11. List three (3) drug categories used to treat HIV.

12. Compare and contrast commonly occurring opportunistic infections in the AIDS patient.

13. Describe the impact of Florida law on testing, confidentiality, and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

14. Identify state and federally funded resources available to the HIV/AIDS patient.

METHOD OF PRESENTATION: HomeStudy.

METHOD OF EVALUATION: Examination: Pass = 70%

TARGET AUDIENCE: All persons required to take 3 Hour HIV & 1 Hour OSHA/TB/BBP for employment or licensure.

CONTACT HOURS: 4

ACCREDITATION: Nursing Unlimited, Inc. is a provider of continuing education approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. Our provider number is FBN2968. Accreditation by reciprocity for states other than Florida.

The 2015 Guidelines Update for First Aid reaffirms the goals of first aid: to reduce morbidity and mortality by alleviating suffering, preventing further illness or injury, and promoting recovery. The scope of first aid has been expanded, particularly for control of severe bleeding. First aid can be initiated by anyone, in any situation, and includes self-care.

 

AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid course provides the knowledge and skills that may help save a life. It offers the basics of first aid, consisting of the most common life-threatening emergencies, how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills. The most important goal of this course is to teach students to act in an emergency.

Heartsaver courses from AHA offer: a cohesive, consistent experience for the learner, best practices to give students the best possible learning experience and help them better retain information, enhanced and realistic scenarios, while providing course and content flexibility.

 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?

Heartsaver courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

 

COURSE COVERS

• First Aid Basics (duties, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers, key steps of first aid)

• Medical Emergencies (breathing, choking, allergic reaction, heart attack, stroke, and more)

• Injury Emergencies (external and internal bleeding, wounds, sprain, broken bones, burns, and more)

• Environmental Emergencies (bites and stings, cold- and heat-related emergencies, poisonings, and more)

• Preventing Illness and Injury

 

COURSE DELIVERY

Delivered in 2 formats to meet the needs of students and offer flexibility for instructors. All formats include the same learning objectives and result in the same course completion card.

• Instructor-led Training

Heartsaver classroom courses feature group interaction and hands-on coaching and feedback from an AHA Instructor. Classroom courses may be conducted onsite at the company’s location or at a local training center in your area.

• Blended Learning

Heartsaver blended courses include an online portion and a hands-on portion. The online portion can be completed at work, at home, or wherever you have internet access. The hands-on skills practice and testing session is conducted in-person with an AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructor.

The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

PURPOSE

The purpose of this program is to provide an Infusion therapy update for licensed practical nurses (LPNs), graduated practical nurses (GPNs), and registered nurses (RN’s) in compliance with Florida Administrative Code (FAC), Florida Nurse Practice Act and the most recent Infusion Nurses Society IV Therapy Standards.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

RNs.

 

OBJECTIVES

 

After successful completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of the Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Graduate Practical Nurse (GPNs) in administration of the peripheral and central venous line IV therapy
  2. Identify policies and procedures of both: the Nurse Practice Act and the employing agency, in regard to IV Therapy
  3. Define IV infusion therapy
  4. Demonstrate in simulated practice maintenance of the central venous line
  5. Review of the technique for peripheral IV insertion
  6. Demonstrate in simulated practice practice insertion of the peripheral IV line
  7. Identify the central veins used in central venous access
  8. Indentify the four types of central venous catheters (CVC)
  9. Identify the criteria for CVC insertion
  10. Indentify the criteria for CVC site care
  11. Describe the procedure for CVC maintenance
  12. Demonstrate knowledge of CVC  medication - and fluid administration
  13. Describe the procedure for CVC blood drawing
  14. Identify the most common local and systemic CVC complications and treatment
  15. Identify the standards and practice criteria for CVC assessment and documentation
  16. Demonstrate in simulated practice application of knowledge and skills for central line dressing

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY

Home study

Lecture/group discussion

PowerPoint

Skills practice (peripheral IV insertion and central line dressing)

 

EVALUATION

Final Test (passing score of 76%).

Practice skills testing on IV insertion, CVC dressing change.

 

CE CONTACT HOURS: 8

 

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