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The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

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) UPDATE (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.

 

 ATLS - Provider (10th Edition)

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 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants) 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 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants). 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 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants) who infrequently treat trauma, the ATLS course provides an easy-to-remember method for evaluating and treating the victim of a traumatic event. For Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers 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.

 

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 refund minus the $150.00 non-refundable processing fee. Cancellations less than 30 days prior to the course, or failure to attend the course will result in forfeiture of the entire course tuition.

 

 

Trauma Pic 1

 

ATLS 10th Edition Renewal Course (1 Day)

Injured patients present a wide range of complex problems. The Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®) Renewal Course presents a concise approach to assessing and managing multiply injured patients. The course presents Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants) 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 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants). 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 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants) who infrequently treat trauma, the ATLS course provides an easy-to-remember method for evaluating and treating the victim of a traumatic event. For Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers 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:

An ATLS 10th Edition Textbook WILL BE INCLUDED in the price of tuition for all of our ATLS Renewal courses. 

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 refund minus the $150.00 non-refundable processing fee. Cancellations less than 30 days prior to the course, or failure to attend the course will result in forfeiture of the entire course tuition.

 

Trauma Pic 1

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 (classroom portion), an Instructor Candidate is required by the ACS to complete "teaching time" in a Student Course. Three (3) teaching assignments are required:
    • 1. Lead an Interactive Discussion (which is evaluated by a Course Director)
    • 2. a Skill Station (which is mentored by a Course Director)
    • 3. a Testing Station (also mentored by a Course Director)
  • ALL of the above noted teaching requirements MUST be completed within 12 months of the date that the Instructor Candidate completed the classroom portion of the ATLS Instructor Course.
  • If the first teaching performance is not satisfactory, the Instructor Candidate needs to teach the three (3) above noted teaching requirements during an additional ATLS Student Course for re-assessment.
  • ATLS requires Instructors to teach one (1) class per year over a four (4) year certification
BLS Provider (CPR) for Creative Arts Therapies
 
Drexel C A T
 
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 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

 

 

 

BLS Provider/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

Pennsylvania Department of Health EMS Instructor Certification Course

This class offers the learner the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to provide quality instruction to the EMS providers in the state of Pennsylvania.

This class also covers many topics that will help you be a great educator.

Topics covered include:

  • Components of the learning process
  • Adult learning theory
  • How to deal with difficult students
  • Methods of teaching (teaching theory and teaching skills)
  • Preparation for education
  • How to use and master a variety of media and materials
  • Purpose of evaluation and how to use different methods of evaluation

In order to take this class, you must:

  • Provide proof that you are at least 18 years old.
  • Posess current certification in CPR or current certifications a CPR instructor.
  • Posess current certification as an EMT or higher-level EMS provider.
  • Have at least one year of experience in providing EMS as an EMT or higher-level EMS provider.
  • Provide documentation of at least 20 hours of instructional time. Time must be for the EMS certification program within the last 1 year.
  • Supply a letter of recommendation from either a PA Department of Health Accredited Training Institute Director/Administrator or an EMS Certification Coordinator.

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

Please download our EMS Admission policies here.

*** PLEASE NOTE: This course is specifically designed for Residents and/or Fellows currently on staff with Drexel University College of Medicine. ONLY these Physician students are eligible to participate in these particular classes. ***

 

GME ACLS/BLS

AHA’s ACLS and BLS Courses have 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) 

  • The GME ACLS/BLS Course requires approximately 9 hours to complete (8am - 5pm), including skills practice and skills testing.
             

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 15-45 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.

CURRENT PRICES FOR AHA HEARTCODE SKILLS EVALUATIONS:

BLS - $50.00

ACLS - $100.00

PALS - $200.00

After you pay for your AHA Heartcode skills evaluation, PLEASE call Robert "Bubba" Hamilton (EMS Division Clinical Coordinator) at 215-762-1243 to secure an appropriate time slot. We will typically group similar Heartcodes together for team-building practice. 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 ACLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the AHA’s ACLS Course. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session.

HeartCode ACLS is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. To enter the course, students must complete a precourse self-assessment. Students will then be presented with a team dynamics lesson and 10 In-hospital patient cases, including a BLS case and 2 megacode cases. The cases may be repeated as many times as necessary to pass. Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students will take a multiple choice exam and must pass with a minimum score of 84%. 

Course Content

After successfully completing the HeartCode ACLS Course, including the online portion, followed by the hands-on skills session, 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 AED use
  • Recognize and perform early management of respiratory arrest
  • Discuss early recognition and management of ACS and stroke, including appropriate disposition
  • Recognize and perform early management of bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  • Recognize and 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

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

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

Participants who wish to purchase and complete PARTS 1, 2 and 3 of the AHA-ACLS 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 ACLS 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. 90 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

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

OUR MAIN ENTRANCE:

Main Entrance for New College Building

 

LOCATION:

We are located in the Drexel University, New College Building. The New College Building is located at 245 North 15th Street in Philadelphia, PA 19102 (Building 5 in the image below). Please be aware that we are on the same city block as Hahnemann University Hospital, but we are on the Northwest corner of the block, at 15th and Vine Streets.

Please come inside and speak to a security guard (let them know you are coming to the second floor - Room 2105). After being cleared to enter the building, please proceed to the second floor, Room 2105 (Training Center) or Rm 2108 (EMS Division Administrative offices).

We are a division of the Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine.

 

TRANSPORTATION and PARKING:

  • We are accessible by Septa Bus routes 2, 4, 16, and 27. We are also accessible by the Broad Street Subway line, just north and west of the Race-Vine Station.
  • If you drive, there is minimal parking available but you may be able to find parking at:

            Gateway Parking Garage managed by the PPA

            1540 Vine Street (Entrances on Spring and 16th Streets - Vehicle Clearance: 6’10”)

            Philadelphia, PA 19102

            http://www.philapark.org/gateway-parking-garage/

 

 

HOTEL INFORMATION:

Please visit the site below to search for local hotels that offer discounts to Drexel affiliates. Please select the appropriate discounted rate associated with Drexel University.

https://www.campustravel.com/university/drexel/visit_drexel.html

Drexel Hotels

 

Four hotels are very close to our training center at Drexel and offer discounts to our learners:

  • Philadelphia 201 Hotel - 201 North 17th Street Phila PA 19103
  • Le Meridien Philadelphia - 1421 Arch Street Phila PA 19102
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia Center City - 1776 Ben Franklin Pkwy  Phila PA 19103
  • Aloft Philadelphia Downtown - 101 N Broad Street  Philadelphia PA 19107

 

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.

If you took an AHA course with us prior to May of 2015, we can offer you a copy of your card for $10.00 or a reprint of your card for $20.00. We will email you a copy of your card or we will mail, via USPS, a reprint of your card. Please provide a valid email or mailing address in either case.

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. If you need help locating your card and YOU HAVE RECEIVED an email from the AHA, please see this guide and follow the instructions.

National Registry psychomotor examinations are standardized examinations administered in a variety of locations across the United States. EMR and EMT psychomotor exams are coordinated by either the State EMS Office or by educational institutions under authority of the state. All advanced level psychomotor exams (AEMT, Paramedic, and I/99[where utilized]) are authorized and monitored by an official National Registry Exam Representative.

Candidates should begin their search for an examination site by contacting the course instructor. Instructors should be able to guide candidates to the closest recommended exam site. A current listing of scheduled Advanced Level examination sites are provided on the Find A Psychomotor Exam page. If a candidate lives in a state that offers the examination as part of their licensure process, the state may chose to close the examination to residents of other states. If examinations are listed in a state, call the state EMS office and ask them when and where you can take the next psychomotor examination. 

Note: For initial state licensure requirements, some states only accept psychomotor examinations administered in their states.

 

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.

Click below to order a textbook without signing up for a course.

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If you need the book in less than 10 days, please choose the pickup option or call (215) 762-1801.
 
 

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 UPDATE - 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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