Class Schedule

AHA ACLS - ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT

AHA’s Advanced Cardiac Life Support (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

 

Course Content

  • 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

 

ACLS Classroom-based Course - Completion Time (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout) 

  • Initial Provider Course requires approximately 9 hours to complete (8am - 5pm), including skills practice and skills testing.
  • Update (Renewal/Recert) Course requires approximately 5 hours (12pm - 5pm), including skills practice and skills testing.
             
 
 
 

AHA ACLS (ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT) RENEWAL

AHA’s Advanced Cardiac Life Support (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

 

Course Content

  • 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

 

Classroom-based Course - Completion Time (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout) 

  • Initial Provider Course requires approximately 9-10 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.
  • Update Course requires approximately 5-6 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.
               *course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins
 

PLEASE NOTE: THERE HAS BEEN A PRICE CHANGE FOR ALL PURCHASED AHA ECARDS:

BLS CARDS $10.00

HEARTSAVER CARDS $20.00

ACLS AND PALS CARDS $20.00

The AHA has recently changed the way that they charge for Heartsaver cards. They have reduced the materials costs for the Heartsaver discipline classes but they have made their cards MORE EXPENSIVE. The amount that you charge for classes should/could stay the same depending on whether or not you were including class materials (Heartsaver textbooks).

Please select this item to pay for AHA cards.

We have offered this item in order to facilitate the option to our instructors to pay for AHA cards when teaching an outside class. Additionally, this item has been offered as a direct link for outside entities that wish to pay for cards when on-site classes have been provided to a client/entity.

This inexpensive fee assists us in processing a credit card payment. It is also intended to help cover the administrative costs of processing the AHA cards/eCards while also allowing our clients and instructors the opportunity to arrange payment from any location. As always, feel free to contact us at (215) 762-1801 if you would like to pay over the phone or to arrange payment by check.

PLEASE NOTE: AHA eCard and traditional AHA card distribution will be delayed until payment for AHA cards/eCards has been received. Once payment has been received we will ensure that your AHA cards/eCards are distributed in accordance with AHA policies and procedures. We strive to provide ALL AHA cards/eCards in a minumum of time.

When paying for cards, please enter YOUR information (the Lead Instructor OR the organization purchasing cards) in the "Student Information" field as well as the "Comments or Special Requests" field.

 

Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses® (ATCN®)

 

 

ATCN® Course for Nurses
The ATCN® Course teaches well-established treatment methods and approaches trauma care in a systematic manner, presenting to the nurse a concise method of establishing assessment and management priorities in the care of the trauma patient.

The Program
The program taught by ATLS® physician instructors includes lectures on initial assessment, airway management, abdominal trauma, thoracic trauma, shock, head and spinal cord trauma, burns, extremity trauma, pediatric trauma, trauma in pregnancy, and stabilization and transportation. Nursing practical skills stations and moulage assessment stations
are conducted by ATCN® instructors for integration and application of didactic information.

*Modified ATLS materials via permission of National ACS/ATLS.®

The Audience
ATCN® is overseen by the Society of Trauma Nurses. This course targets the experienced nurse practicing in the following areas: Pre-hospital and Aeromedical, Emergency Department, Surgical Intensive Care Units, and the Operating Room.

The Benefits
The ATCN® Course is taught concurrently with approved Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®) Courses. Benefits of the ATCN® Course include an educational, collaborative, synchronized team approach to trauma care with the participants of the simultaneous ATLS® Course. Doctors and nurses caring for trauma patients have the opportunity to share a common language and approach to trauma care.

The ATCN® skills stations are based on an interactive, “hands-on,” scenario-based approach. The ATLS® student manual accompanies the ATLS® lectures, and the ATCN® student manual accompanies the ATCN® skills stations.

The ATCN® Committee maintains oversight for the ATCN® program.

Course Objectives
The ATCN®/ATLS® Course provides the participant with basic knowledge necessary to:
• Assess the patient’s condition rapidly and accurately
• Resuscitate and stabilize the patient according to priority
• Determine if the patient’s needs exceed a facility’s capabilities
• Arrange appropriately for the patient’s definitive care
• Ensure that optimum care is provided

Student and Instructor Courses
Medical core content is taught interactively in the Student Course. Student Course participants, identified as having instructor potential, may advance to the Instructor Course, which focuses on how to teach the ATCN® Student Course.

Continuing Education Credits
The Society of Trauma Nurses is a licensed continuing education provider in the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing provider No. CEP 11062. This course has been approved for 19.0 credit hours.

 

ATCN® Provider Course Schedule

FIRST DAY:

  • Initial Assessment & Management Demonstration*
  • Airway and Ventilatory Management*
  • Shock*
  • Thoracic Trauma*
  • Abdominal Trauma*
  • Head Trauma*
  • Spinal Trauma*
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma*
  • Rotation in Practical Skills Stations: Airway, Hemorrhagic Shock and Initial Assessment

 SECOND DAY:

  • Burn and Cold Injury
  • Pediatric Trauma & Trauma in Women*
  • Transfer to Definitive Care*
  • Rotation in Practical Skills Stations:  Pediatrics, Neurotrauma, Immobilization
  • Testing (written and practical)

* Lectures by ATLS® faculty. 

Practical skills stations & testing by ATCN® faculty.

 

Our ATCN Cancellation / Refund policy: A $125.00 non-refundable processing fee is included in the course tuition. Written cancellation requests received 30 days prior to the course start date are eligible for a $150 refund. Cancellations less than 30 days prior to the course, or failure to attend the course will result in forfeiture of the entire course tuition.

If you should decide to register for an ATCN course, you will be required to acknowledge that you have read, understand and accept the Drexel's ATCN cancellation / refund policy.

 ATLS - Provider

Injured patients present a wide range of complex problems. The Advanced Trauma Life Support®(ATLS®) Student Course presents a concise approach to assessing and managing multiply injured patients. The course presents doctors with knowledge and techniques that are comprehensive and easily adapted to fit their needs. The skills described in the manual represent one safe way to perform each technique, and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) recognizes that there are other acceptable approaches. However, the knowledge and skills taught in the course are easily adapted to all venues for the care of patients.

The ACS and its Committee on Trauma (COT) have developed the ATLS program for doctors. This program provides systemic and concise training for the early care of trauma patients. The ATLS program provides participants with a safe, reliable method for immediate management of the injured patient and the basic knowledge necessary to:

  1. Assess the patient’s condition rapidly and accurately
  2. Resuscitate and stabilize the patient according to priority
  3. Determine if the patient’s needs exceed a facility’s capacity
  4. Arrange appropriately for the patient’s inter-hospital transfer (who, what, when, and how)
  5. Assure that optimum care is provided and that the level of care does not deteriorate at any point during the evaluation, resuscitation, or transfer process

For doctors who infrequently treat trauma, the ATLS course provides an easy-to-remember method for evaluating and treating the victim of a traumatic event. For doctors who treat traumatic disease on a frequent basis, the ATLS course provides a scaffold for evaluation, treatment, education, and quality assurance. In short, ATLS is a measurable, reproducible, and comprehensive system of trauma care.

 

NOTE: If you are a PHYSICIAN EXTENDER (Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner), please contact our ATLS Coordinator (Bubba Hamilton) PRIOR to registering for this class at rjh92@drexel.edu for a code that will give you a $50 discount. 

 

ATLS Provider Course Cancellation / Refund policy: A $150.00 non-refundable processing fee is included in the course tuition. Written cancellation requests received 30 days prior to the course start date are eligible for a $800 refund. Cancellations less than 30 days prior to the course, or failure to attend the course will result in forfeiture of the entire course tuition.

 

 

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ATLS - Renewal (Half Day Option)

Injured patients present a wide range of complex problems. The Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®) Student Course presents a concise approach to assessing and managing multiply injured patients. The course presents doctors with knowledge and techniques that are comprehensive and easily adapted to fit their needs. The skills described in the manual represent one safe way to perform each technique, and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) recognizes that there are other acceptable approaches. However, the knowledge and skills taught in the course are easily adapted to all venues for the care of patients.

The ACS and its Committee on Trauma (COT) have developed the ATLS program for doctors. This program provides systemic and concise training for the early care of trauma patients. The ATLS program provides participants with a safe, reliable method for immediate management of the injured patient and the basic knowledge necessary to:

  1. Assess the patient’s condition rapidly and accurately
  2. Resuscitate and stabilize the patient according to priority
  3. Determine if the patient’s needs exceed a facility’s capacity
  4. Arrange appropriately for the patient’s inter-hospital transfer (who, what, when, and how)
  5. Assure that optimum care is provided and that the level of care does not deteriorate at any point during the evaluation, resuscitation, or transfer process

For doctors who infrequently treat trauma, the ATLS course provides an easy-to-remember method for evaluating and treating the victim of a traumatic event. For doctors who treat traumatic disease on a frequent basis, the ATLS course provides a scaffold for evaluation, treatment, education, and quality assurance. In short, ATLS is a measurable, reproducible, and comprehensive system of trauma care.

IMPORTANT NOTES (as of May 5th, 2017):

An ATLS Textbook WILL BE INCLUDED in the price of tuition for all of our ATLS Renewal courses (Both Full Day and 1/2 Day Renewal Option Courses). If you already own or have access to a CURRENT (9th Edition) ATLS textbook, please contact our ATLS Coordinator (Bubba Hamilton) PRIOR to registering for this class at rjh92@drexel.edu for a promo code that will give you a $100 discount off the price of tuition. PLEASE contact Robert Hamilton PRIOR TO class purchase and registration as no discount can be awarded AFTER inital payment and registration.

ATLS Renewal Course Cancellation / Refund policy: A $150.00 non-refundable processing fee is included in the course tuition. Written cancellation requests received 30 days prior to the course start date are eligible for a $400 refund. Cancellations less than 30 days prior to the course, or failure to attend the course will result in forfeiture of the entire course tuition.

 

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ATLS 10th Edition Instructor Update

This ATLS 10th Edition Instructor Update is a four-hour workshop lead by ATLS Educator Rachel O'Brien, M.Ed., covers the principal content, delivery, technology, and changes for the upcoming 10th edition of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS). Instructor participants who successfully complete the workshop will be eligible to Instruct during a 10th edition ATLS course.

This course is being hoted by Hahnemann / Drexel Universitry (ACS Site # 1349) and is targeted to ATLS Instructors in the Greater Philadelphia Area, as well as ATLS Instructors within ATLS Region 3. However, ANY current ATLS Instructor may attend and will receive credit for having attended the 10th Edition update.

 

ATLS Instructor Course (10th Edition)**

** Instructor course is available to Licensed Physicians ONLY.

 The ATLS Instructor Course is a one day course. It is designed for training Physician Instructors for the ATLS® Provider Course.

The Instructor Course consists of a variety of teaching-how-to-teach components that are directly related to the ATLS® core content:

  • principles and philosophies of teaching the course;
  • management of various students behaviors;
  • techniques for giving a lecture;
  • techniques for skills-teaching;
  • techniques for leading group discussion;
  • techniques for critiquing and assessing student's performance.

There is no formal and standard assessment for a participant's ability. Instead, the performance and the attitude of the participant will be evaluated throughout the entire course. A participant with unsatisfactory performance will be requested to retake the Course later.

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE COURSE

Participants for the ATLS® Instructor Course should fulfil all the following requirements:

  • successful completion of the ATLS® Student (Provider) Course within the last three (3) years;
  • having been identified as having Instructor potential;
  • demonstrating a commitment to ATLS® philosophy; and
  • demonstrating a commitment to trauma education.
REQUIREMENTS FOR FULL INSTRUCTOR STATUS
  • After successful completion of the Instructor Course, an Instructor Candidate is required to teach in a Student Course (BOTH a lecture and teaching station) within 12 months during which his or her teaching performance will be evaluated by the Course Director.
  • If the first teaching performance is not satisfactory, the Instructor Candidate need to teach another Student Course for re-assessment.
  • ATLS requires Instructors to teach one (1) class per year over a four (4) year certification

The BLS Skills class is a preparation for the Emergency Medical Technician psychomotor examination. The Emergency Medical Technician psychomotor examination is an end of course or state approved examination monitored and sponsored by the local Regional Office of EMS. This evaluation, must be taken and completed successfully in order to be able to take the NREMT Cognitive exam or matriculate into the PA PHRN program.

The National Registry skill sheets will be included and referenced in the psychomotor prep and examination.

During these classes we will cover BLS skills and prepare the student for BLS testing.

This class may or may not be held at the same time that an in-progress EMT class is being held. Please note that you may be joining an in-progress class, for the portion of their skills training, that you may need. If you need, or would like to attend more than one day of EMT skills practice, please contact us for a discount.

BLS Provider (CPR)
 
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
 
Course Content
  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants
BLS Renewal (CPR)
 
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
 
 
Course Content
  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

 

Course Format / Time

  • Provider course requires approximately 4 hours to complete
  • Time includes skills practice and skills testing
  • Course time is based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins

 

FAQ's - http://cpr.heart.org/idc/groups/ahaecc-public/@wcm/@ecc/documents/downloadable/ucm_483579.pdf

 

 

 

Become a Drexel EMSCE Gold Club Member today and take advantage of our most popular courses for a COMPLETE 4 year cycle at a discounted price!

This great option is perfect for new nursing graduates who need to boost their resume! 

Courses included:

  • (2) BLS Renewals (Classroom Only)
  • (2) ACLS Renewals (Classroom Only) + $50 for Provider option
  • (1) PALS Provider and (1) PALS Renewal (Classroom Only)

Gold Membership fee: $750.00

This offer excludes the textbooks for each course and credit is non-transferable. Books can be purchased at discounted rates by Gold Members. All classes must be taken within 48 calendar months of Membership purchase.

This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. This offer is only available at our Drexel University - Hahnemann University Hospital Campus. All courses listed above must be taken before the expiration date except for the initial PALS course. The initial PALS/ACLS Provider course must be taken within 24 months of Gold Membership purchase. Membership will expire on the last day of the 48th month starting from the day of registration. Please read our Poilicies and Procedures for more information on cancellation and rescheduling.

Become a Drexel EMSCE Platinum Club Member today and take advantage of our most popular courses for a COMPLETE 4 year cycle at a discounted price, INCLUDING ATLS!

This option is perfect for Physicians who need to have all of the Drexel EMSCE Gold Club classes, but also are in need of ATLS.

Courses included:

  • (2) BLS Renewals (Classroom Only)
  • (2) ACLS Renewals (Classroom Only)
  • (1) PALS Provider and (1) PALS Renewal (Classroom Only)
  • (1) ATLS 2 Day Provider Course (Textbook is Included)

Platinum Membership fee: $1,400.00

This offer excludes the textbooks for each course (except ATLS; an ATLS Textbook is included for this price) and credit is non-transferable. Textbooks for BLS, ACLS and PALS can be purchased at discounted rates by Platinum Members. All classes must be taken within 48 calendar months of Membership purchase.

This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. This offer is only available at our Drexel University - Hahnemann University Hospital Campus. All courses listed above must be taken before the expiration date of your current course completion cards that you hold (except for the initial PALS course). Membership will expire on the last day of the 48th month starting from the day of registration. Please read our Poilicies and Procedures for more information on cancellation and rescheduling.

Become a Drexel EMSCE Silver Club Member today and take advantage of our most popular courses for a COMPLETE 2 year cycle at a discounted price!

This great option is perfect for new nursing graduates who need to boost their resume! 

Courses included:

  • (1) BLS Renewal (Classroom Only)
  • (1) ACLS Renewal (Classroom Only) ACLS Provider option - add $50
  • (1) PALS Provider (Classroom Only)

Silver Membership fee: $450.00

This offer excludes the textbooks for each course and credit is non-transferable. Books can be purchased at discounted rates by Silver Members. All classes must be taken within 24 calendar months of Membership purchase.

This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. This offer is only available at our Drexel University - Hahnemann University Hospital Campus. Only courses that alread exist on the EMSCE calendar can be attended (courses coordinated or scheduled by other entities (Drexel Nursing, Drexel Physical Therapy, Drexel CNHP cannot be used to satisfy any of the classes). All courses listed above must be taken before the expiration date of the Silver Membership. Membership will expire on the last day of the 24th month starting from the day of registration. Please read our Poilicies and Procedures for more information on cancellation and rescheduling.

Heartsaver® First Aid 

Heartsaver First Aid has been updated to reflect new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC and the 2015 AHA/Red Cross Guidelines for First Aid. This course covers first aid basics for the most common first aid emergencies, including how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills. Heartsaver First Aid is the Instructor-led portion of the Heartsaver First Aid Course and teaches information needed for first aid training.

 

Features

  • Students have the convenience of completing the course with an AHA BLS Instructor
  • Can be used for initial or renewal training
  • Includes interactive exercises to engage students and provide periodic points of knowledge transference
  • Certificate of completion available after course has been completed successfully

 

Heartsaver® CPR AED

Heartsaver® CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.


Features

  • Video-based course ensures consistency 
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 
  • Course is updated with the new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

Drexel University College of Medicine’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training program is uniquely crafted for the adult learner. Our program highlights hands-on practical experience and offers both online and weekly traditional lectures in the classroom. Outside of the weekly face-to-face interaction, students will have access to interactive lectures, readings, and practice assignments allowing them to study in the comfort of their own home.Graduates are eligible to test and become both a Nationally Registered EMT (NREMT) and PA Department of Health EMT.

This program will prepare students to work for private or emergency ambulance services, as well as in-hospital and other health care settings. EMT training is beneficial for individuals looking to further enhance their education in fields such as nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant and medical school. EMT’s are not only employed by ambulance services, but they also function in dual roles for fire and police departments.

Drexel University College of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine EMS educators are experienced instructors who are working EMS professionals and health care providers. Their valuable life experiences are brought into the classroom to give students a stronger understanding of the field.

Classes take place at Drexel’s Center City campus located adjacent to Hahnemann University Hospital on North 15th Street in Philadelphia. The ten hours of required clinical experience will take place in Hahnemann University Hospital’s Emergency Department.

Drexel’s Division of Emergency Medicine has a strong and long standing working relationship with both the City of Philadelphia’s Fire Department and Hahnemann University Hospital’s Emergency Department.

EMS EDUCATION AT DREXEL COVERS:
EMS Operations
Pharmacology
Patient Assessment
Airway Management
Shock and Resuscitation
Medical Emergencies
Traumatic Emergencies
Techniques for assisting Advanced Life Support (ALS) providers in performing ALS interventions

A HeartCode skills session is the hands-on portion of an AHA eLearning course and includes Parts 2 and 3—skills practice and testing. It is conducted in-person after a student completes Part 1 online. Please complete the online learning portion, select this class, complete registration and pay for the appropriate level of skills evaluation for which you wish to be evaluated.

Prior to arriving to the class, please print out your HeartCode Part 1 completion certificate and bring it with you. Follow the directions below to print out your certificate:

Log in to your OnlineAHA account

  1. Click My Courses
  2. Select Print Certificate under your Completed Courses

After selecting a day to come in and complete your skills practice and evaluation, complete your registration and arrange payment. In the Comments or Special Requests section of your registration, please note which time you would like to select to come in and be evaluated. Three time slots exist. Time slots start at 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00. They are 45 minutes long and end promptly at 8:45, 9:45 and 10:45. If extra time is needed to complete AHA HeartCode Parts 2 and 3 then the student will be billed $15 in fifteen minute increments. Please arrive on time and prepared for your skills evaluation.

The final step is to call Robert "Bubba" Hamilton (EMS Division Clinical Coordinator) at 215-762-1243 to secure an appropriate time slot. Once this step is complete, please prepare for the skills portion and remember to show up on time. Our normal AHA Course Policies and Procedures apply. We look forward to seeing you in our training center!

HeartCode® BLS is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program.

HeartCode® BLS uses the latest eSimulation technology to enable students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. Utilizing a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities, this course teaches BLS knowledge and skills.  This method of learning provides training consistency, adaptability to different learning styles, and flexibility for the student’s and employer’s time. Students can work at their own pace applying their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Blended training also supports the need for hands-on learning of psychomotor skills. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation.

Once the cognitive portion of the course has been completed, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor.

After successfully completing both the eLearning and hands-on session of the BLS Course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
  • Describe all of the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for adults, children and infants
  • Describe the importance of early use of an AED and demonstrate its use
  • Provide effective ventilations by using a barrier device
  • Describe the importance of team dynamics in multirescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

Audience: The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings. This course consists of three parts:

  • Part 1, Heartsaver CPR AED online course
  • Part 2, a hands-on skills practice session with an authorized AHA Heartsaver Instructor
  • Part 3, a hands-on skills test with an authorized AHA Heartsaver Instructor

Participants who wish to purchase and complete PARTS 1, 2 and 3 of the AHA-BLS online e-learning program coupled with the in person skills check, should choose this course. Participants must provide a print out of the Part 1 course completion certificate at the skills evaluation. An AHA eCard will be issued upon completion.

Online Training expires 30 days after first login. Please allow enough time to complete online curriculum BEFORE coming for your in-person skills evaluation.

Classroom Time:
Appx. 30 minutes or less. The skills portion must be completed at our office.

NO REFUND is allowed once KeyCode is purchased.


Please call our office at 215-762-1801 with any questions or to talk to someone regarding your Skills Test Date.

 

Technical Requirements for this course:

Browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 9+
  • Chrome (recommended)
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Mobile Safari
  • Mobile Chrome

Operating systems:

  • Windows XP+
  • Mac OSX 10.10+
  • iOS 8+
  • Android 4.4+

 

*Mobile devices with screens smaller than 7 inches are not supported

Heartsaver® First Aid 

Heartsaver First Aid has been updated to reflect new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC and the 2015 AHA/Red Cross Guidelines for First Aid. This course covers first aid basics for the most common first aid emergencies, including how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills.

Heartsaver First Aid is the Instructor-led portion of the Heartsaver First Aid Course and teaches information needed for first aid training.

 

Features

  • Students have the convenience of completing the course with an AHA BLS Instructor
  • Can be used for initial or renewal training
  • Includes interactive exercises to engage students and provide periodic points of knowledge transference
  • Certificate of completion available after course has been completed successfully

Please contact us, before purchase, if you have any questions. We can be reached at (215) 762-1801.

Please select this course if you have lost your card or need a reprint. If you took a class since May of 2015, we have most likely processed an eCard for you. Please look for an email from "no-eccreply@heart.org" or from another similar email address from the AHA. This may help you find your card. If you are unable to locate your card and need assistance, please purchase this service. PLEASE ALLOW 3-5 business days to process your request. If you need a card sooner, please contact us at (215) 762-3732.

NOTE: This service is only for those that need access to a card or certificate that has already been issued. PLEASE DO NOT SELECT THIS SERVICE IF YOU HAVE JUST RECENTLY TAKEN A CLASS WITH US. We offer free assistance in attaining your course completion card if you have taken your course within the last 90 days.

The NRP® course conveys an evidence-based approach to care of the newborn at birth and facilitates effective team-based care for healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery.  NRP utilizes a blended learning approach, which includes online testing, online case-based simulations, and hands-on case-based simulation/debriefing that focus on critical leadership, communication, and team-work skills.

The Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 7th Edition has 11 lessons:

  • Foundations of Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Preparation for Resuscitation
  • Initial Steps of Newborn Care
  • Positive‐pressure Ventilation
  • Alternative Airways: Endotracheal Tubes and Laryngeal Masks
  • Chest Compressions
  • Medications
  • Post‐resuscitation Care
  • Resuscitation and Stabilization of Babies Born Preterm
  • Special Considerations
  • Ethics and Care at the End of Life

 

The NRP®, 7th Edition course at Drexel University EMS Continuing Education (EMSCE) consists of multiple steps:

  • Purchase the NRP Course
  • Drexel facilitates the distribution of online access for completion of the online NRP curriculum
  • Completion by the student of the online curriculum
  • Scheduling of a skills examination with a Drexel NRP Instructor
  • Presentation of online course completion Examination Verification to Instructor
  • Submission of Course Completion status of student by Drexel EMSCE
  • Learners will complete a post-course evaluation ONLINE
  • Learners will receive an e-card that can be emailed to a third party
  • E-card will be stored within each instructor and provider’s database record

On October 15, 2015, the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Academy of Pediatrics released new 2015 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care of the Neonate. The guidelines serve as foundation for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) 7th edition materials.

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PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support

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

 

Course Content

  • 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
  • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
    Vascular access

 

Classroom-based Course - Completion Time (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout) 

  • Drexel EMSCE Training Center runs their PALS Provider and Update (Renewal/Recert) classes together and as one class. 
  • The PALS Course requires approximately 9 hours to complete (8am - 5pm), which includes time for skills practice and skills testing as well as time for a lunch break and scheduled breaks throughout the day.

 

FAQ's - http://cpr.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@ecc/documents/downloadable/ucm_433454.pdf

PALS RENEWAL - Pediatric Advanced Life Support

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

 

Course Content

  • 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
  • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
    Vascular access

 

Classroom-based Course - Completion Time (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout) 

  • Drexel EMSCE Training Center runs their PALS Provider and PALS Update (Renewal/Recert) classes together and as one class. 
  • The PALS Course requires approximately 9 hours to complete (8am - 5pm), which includes time for skills practice and skills testing as well as time for a lunch break and scheduled breaks throughout the day.

This PALS Course is intended for healthcare providers who hold a current PALS Provider Course Completion Card that has not expired.

 

FAQ's - http://cpr.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@ecc/documents/downloadable/ucm_433454.pdf

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