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Class Schedule

Thank you for your interest in Union Volunteer Emergency Squad's training and education programs.  Please select the course you are interested in from the menu below.  If you do not see a class you need, or would like to bring a course to your facility, please contact Michael Taylor at 607-754-3414 ext. 235 or via email mtaylor@unionems.com

 

*** Please note-  A textbook or eBook is required for this course. If you do not own one, you must purchase a texbook, ebook or rental when registering for this class.  UVES will ship the book upon your request, you can pick it up during normal business hours M-F 830 - 430, or the book will be brought with the instructor to the class. 

This course meets the requirements for renewal certifications for ACLS and BLS.

Overview 

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course is designed for healthcare professionals who manage cardiopulmonary and cardiovascular emergencies.

Audience

This course is for healthcare professionals in emergency response teams, emergency medicine, intensive and critical care units.

Course Content

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • 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 acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics

Course Format

Renewal Course requires approximately 5-6 hours, including skills practice and skills testing. This course is classroom setting with skills throughout the class. 

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 Completion Card

American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card is valid for two years.

American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course Completion Card is valid for two years. 


*** Please note-  A textbook or eBook is required for this course. If you do not own one, you must purchase a texbook, ebook or rental when registering for this class.  UVES will ship the book upon your request, you can pick it up during normal business hours M-F 830 - 430, or the book will be brought with the instructor to the class. 

This course meets the requirements for renewal certifications for ACLS and BLS.

Overview 

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course is designed for healthcare professionals who manage cardiopulmonary and cardiovascular emergencies.

Audience

This course is for healthcare professionals in emergency response teams, emergency medicine, intensive and critical care units.

Course Content

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • 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 acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics

Course Format

Initial Provider Course requires approximately 10-12 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.This course is classroom setting with skills throughout the class. 

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 Completion Card

American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card is valid for two years.

American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course Completion Card is valid for two years. 

 

Certification insurance is a one time fee for the 2 years your card is valid. If you lose your card you can call in and have your card reprinted and mailed out to you right away without having to order one and wait for payment to be processed.

 

The HeartCode ACLS Part 1 program has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Key science changes include the new CPR sequence, continued emphasis on high quality CPR, an additional link in the Chain of Survival for Post-Arrest Care and the use of continuous waveform capnography to monitor CPR quality and detect ROSC.

HeartCode is a self-paced instructional eLearning program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about basic and advanced life support.

Successful completion of the full ACLS Course using HeartCode ACLS includes three parts:

  • HeartCode ACLS Part 1. Upon successful completion of the cognitive portion, including the video-based cognitive lessons, 10 patient cases, and a 50-question multiple choice exam, students receive a Part 1 certificate of completion, which must be presented for Parts 2 and 3, Skills Practice and Testing.
  • Part 2*, a hands-on skills practice session with an AHA ACLS Instructor
  • Part 3*, a skills test with an AHA ACLS Instructor

*Parts 2 and 3 should be completed in one “skills practice and testing” session.

New for HeartCode G2010 - the OnlineAHA.org version of the program is now Mac-compatible.

** Your key is electronically delivered to you during checkout **

Heartcode ACLS Part 2 and 3 are the hands on portion after completing AHA Heartcode ACLS Part 1 online. This session is to practice a student's cognitive skills in rhythm identification, prioritizing medication administration, and algorithm application. The Heartcode ACLS Part 2 and 3 will test the student's psychomotor skills including compressions, ventilations, and basic and advanced airway management. The student must integrate BLS skills with ALS interventions.

This is a private session and must be set up by contacting Michael Taylor at 607-205-2459 or mtaylor@unionems.com  Otherwise you may register through our listed group sessions. 

Course Description: The ACLS Instructor Essentials Course teaches information needed to instruct AHA’s ACLS courses and to conduct skills practice and skills testing sessions for ACLS eLearning courses. 

ACLS Instructor Essentials covers planning and preparation for courses, instructing courses, conducting written exams and skills testing and keeping your ACLS Instructor status current. It includes approximately 30 minutes of general information about instructing AHA courses, followed by course-specific information.

Prior to taking this course, candidates must have a current course completion card in AHA ACLS. Candidates also must have aligned with an AHA ALS Training Center that is accepting new ACLS Instructors. Following successful completion of the ACLS Instructor Essentials Course, candidates also must: · Attend the in-person, skills practice-driven, Faculty-led ACLS Instructor Course · Be monitored by Faculty teaching their first course

Upon successful completion of all steps, candidates receive an ACLS Instructor card, valid for two years.

Product Specifications: · Self-directed; available 24/7 · Certificate of completion available to print upon successful completion; certificate must be presented at the inperson ACLS Instructor Course · Access to course content for 12 months following activation of course key · Course takes approximately two hours to complete.

Intended Audience: This course must be completed by candidates who wish to become AHA ACLS Instructors.

The HeartCode BLS Part 1 program has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Key science changes include the new CPR sequence, the addition of AED use in infants, continued focus on high-quality CPR and the emphasis on switching healthcare providers frequently to maintain quality chest compressions. 

HeartCode is a self-paced instructional eLearning program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about basic life support.

Successful completion of the full BLS for Healthcare Providers Course using HeartCode BLS includes three parts:

  • HeartCode BLS Part 1. Upon successful completion of the cognitive portion, including the video-based lessons, five patient scenarios and a multiple choise exam, students receive a Part 1 certificate of completion, which must be presented for Parts 2 and 3, Skills Practice and Testing.
  • Part 2*, a hands-on skills practice session with an AHA BLS Instructor 
  • Part 3*, a skills test with an AHA BLS Instructor 

*Parts 2 and 3 should be completed in one “skills practice and testing” session.

** Your key is electronically delivered to you during checkout ** 

Heartcode BLSPart 2 and 3 are the hands on portion after completing AHA Heartcode BLS Part 1 online. This session is to practice a student's cognitive skills in high quality CPR and the use of an AED. The Heartcode BLS Part 2 and 3 will test the student's psychomotor skills including compressions, ventilations, and basic airway management. This is a private session and must be set up by contacting Michael Taylor at 607-205-2459. Otherwise you may register through our listed group sessions. 

If you would like to schedule a private session please contact Michael Taylor at 607-205-2459 or mtaylor@unionems.com

UVES offers skills practice and testing sessions bi-weekly for students who complete BLS Heatlhcare Povider Heart Code Part 1.  This session is required to receive your certification for BLS Healthcare Provider through the American Heart Association. 

This monthly session is scheduled for group participation. If you are interested in 1:1 skills review, please contact Michael Taylor - mtaylor@unionems.com.  or call 754-3414 ex 235.

*** Please note-  A textbook and pocket mask is required for this course. If you do not own one, you must purchase a texbook, ebook or rental when registering for this class.  UVES will ship the book upon your request, you can pick it up during normal business hours M-F 830 - 430, or the book will be brought with the instructor to the class. 

This course meets the requirements for both initial and renewal certifications.

Overview 

NEW - Updated with 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC.

100% classroom training means students are with an AHA instructor for their entire learning experience.

The BLS Course trains Healthcare Providers 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.Audience

This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

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

Initial Provider Course requires approximately 4 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

Renewal Course requires approximately 4 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.

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 Completion Card

American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card is valid for two years.

In the classroom, 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.

 

Certification insurance is a one time fee for the 2 years your card is valid. If you lose your card you can call in and have your card reprinted and mailed out to you right away without having to order one and wait for payment to be processed.

 

 

Course Description: The BLS Instructor Essentials Course teaches information needed to instruct AHA’s BLS for Healthcare Providers and Heartsaver® classroom courses and to conduct skills practice and skills testing sessions for BLS for Healthcare Providers and Heartsaver eLearning courses. These courses include: · BLS for Healthcare Providers · BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 · HeartCode® BLS Part 1 · Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED · Heartsaver CPR AED · Heartsaver First Aid · Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid · Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1 · Heartsaver CPR AED Online Part 1 · Heartsaver First Aid Online Part 1

BLS Instructor Essentials covers planning and preparation for courses, instructing courses, conducting written exams and skills testing and keeping your BLS Instructor status current. It includes approximately 30 minutes of general information about instructing AHA courses, followed by course-specific information.

Prior to taking this course, candidates must have a current course completion card in BLS for Healthcare Providers. Candidates also must have aligned with an AHA BLS Training Center that is accepting new BLS Instructors. Following successful completion of the BLS Instructor Essentials Course, candidates also must: · Attend the in-person, skills practice-driven, Faculty-led BLS Instructor Course · Be monitored by Faculty teaching their first course

Upon successful completion of all steps, candidates receive a BLS Instructor card, valid for two years.

Product Specifications: · Self-directed; available 24/7 · Certificate of completion available to print upon successful completion; certificate must be presented at the inperson BLS Instructor Course · Access to course content for 12 months following activation of course key · Course takes approximately two hours to complete

Intended Audience: This course must be completed by candidates who wish to become AHA BLS Instructors.

Union Volunteer Emergency Squad (UVES) engages in Community Health and Safety Initiatives.  As the designated 9-1-1 Emergency Medical Service provider for the Town of Union, we are committed to improving the health and safety of our communities residents and visitors. 

To meet our commitment, UVES has three Nationally Certified Child Passenger Seat Technicians (CPST) who conduct free installation and inspection clinics for parents and caregivers. 

CPST’s are trained extensively in child passenger restraint systems inspection and installation, as well as providing education to parents and caregivers in proper use.  CPST’s put their training to work at child passenger restraint fitting and inspection stations and events hosted throughout the community with a goal of eliminating injuries to children sustained in motor vehicle accidents.

By registering through our site, UVES will contact you within 1 business day to schedule your inspection and/or installation appointment.

For more information, please call 607-754-3414 ext. 223 for Sharon Gumaer  

 

 

 

*******  Please note, completion of the CPR Anytime course utilizing this kit does not result in receipt of an AHA course completion card.  This course is intended for the general public to learn the basic steps necessary to perform Hands-Only CPR!  Partnering with UVES, Inc., the member of the general public will become an asset to our community, providing early CPR in the event of witnessed Sudden Cardiac Arrest prior to the arrival of emergency responders.  This skill is crucial in the link to survival for Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims.  Will you help us save a life?

Family & Friends CPR Anytime has been updated to reflect new science in the official 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, including an emphasis on Hands-Only™ CPR for adult sudden cardiac arrest.

CPR Anytime is an “all-in-one” training kit that teaches the following basic skills in about 20 minutes: · Adult Hands-Only CPR · Child CPR (including delivery of breaths) · Adult and child choking relief · General AED awareness

CPR Anytime allows users to learn skills anywhere, from large group settings to the comfort of their own homes. This kit is designed to be shared among close family and friends. For every kit distributed, it is estimated that 2.5 additional people are trained. In fact, some CPR Anytime programs report that as many as 7-8 additional people per kit receive training. CPR Anytime teaches CPR using the AHA’s research-proven “practice while watching” technique, which allows users to watch and learn lifesaving skills while practicing on a personal manikin. The fully bilingual (English/Spanish) kit helps extend lifesaving training to more people.

 

*******  Please note, completion of the CPR Anytime course utilizing this kit does not result in receipt of an AHA course completion card.  This course is intended for the general public to learn the basic steps necessary to perform Hands-Only CPR!  Partnering with UVES, Inc., the member of the general public will become an asset to our community, providing early CPR in the event of witnessed Sudden Cardiac Arrest prior to the arrival of emergency responders.  This skill is crucial in the link to survival for Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims.  Will you help us save a life?

 

Infant CPR Anytime is an “all-in-one” learning kit that teaches the basic skills of Infant CPR, Infant choking relief and calling for help in approximately 20 minutes.

Infant CPR Anytime allows users to learn these life-saving skills anywhere, either in the comfort of their own home or in large group settings.  The kit teaches CPR using the AHA’s research-proven “practice-while-watching” technique, which allows users to watch an instructional DVD while practicing their skills on a personal manikin.

Infant CPR Anytime is designed to be shared with close family members and friends to help extend lifesaving training to more people. Because more lives can be saved….

 

*******  Please note, completion of the CPR Anytime course utilizing this kit does not result in receipt of an AHA course completion card.  This course is intended for the general public to learn the basic steps necessary to perform Hands-Only CPR!  Partnering with UVES, Inc., the member of the general public will become an asset to our community, providing early CPR in the event of witnessed Sudden Cardiac Arrest prior to the arrival of emergency responders.  This skill is crucial in the link to survival for Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims.  Will you help us save a life?

Ordering both Family and Friends CPR kits (Adult and Infant) allows savings and provides extra instruction for you, your family and Friends in crucial life saving skills. 

Family & Friends CPR Anytime has been updated to reflect new science in the official 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, including an emphasis on Hands-Only™ CPR for adult sudden cardiac arrest.

CPR Anytime is an “all-in-one” training kit that teaches the following basic skills in about 20 minutes: · Adult Hands-Only CPR · Child CPR (including delivery of breaths) · Adult and child choking relief · General AED awareness

CPR Anytime allows users to learn skills anywhere, from large group settings to the comfort of their own homes. This kit is designed to be shared among close family and friends. For every kit distributed, it is estimated that 2.5 additional people are trained. In fact, some CPR Anytime programs report that as many as 7-8 additional people per kit receive training. CPR Anytime teaches CPR using the AHA’s research-proven “practice while watching” technique, which allows users to watch and learn lifesaving skills while practicing on a personal manikin. The fully bilingual (English/Spanish) kit helps extend lifesaving training to more people.

Infant CPR Anytime is an “all-in-one” learning kit that teaches the basic skills of Infant CPR, Infant choking relief and calling for help in approximately 20 minutes.

Infant CPR Anytime allows users to learn these life-saving skills anywhere, either in the comfort of their own home or in large group settings.  The kit teaches CPR using the AHA’s research-proven “practice-while-watching” technique, which allows users to watch an instructional DVD while practicing their skills on a personal manikin.

Infant CPR Anytime is designed to be shared with close family members and friends to help extend lifesaving training to more people. Because more lives can be saved….

 

*** Please note-  This course requires a copy of the Heartsaver AED/CPR Textbook and a Pocket Mask.  UVES will ship the book upon your request, you can pick it up during normal business hours M-F 830 - 430, or the book will be brought with the instructor to the class. 

This course meets the requirements for both initial and renewal certifications.

Overview

Heartsaver®  CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult.  This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills.

Audience

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.

Course Content

  • Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR, including child and infant choking

Course Format

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

Features 

  • Video-based course ensures consistency 
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 
  • Course is updated with the new science

Certification

Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion Card that is valid for two years.

During the course, an AHA Instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students to complete their CPR and AED skills practice and testing.

The Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1 program has been updated to reflect new science in the 2010
American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care,
including the 2010 Guidelines for First Aid.


This Web-based, self-directed program uses interactive lessons and videos to teach students first aid, CPR and
AED use.

Content includes:

· Adult CPR and AED use
· Child CPR and AED use (optional)
· Infant CPR (optional)
· Child choking (optional)
· Infant choking (optional)
· First aid basics
· Medical emergencies (includes adult choking)
· Injury emergencies
· Environmental emergencies


Successful completion of the full Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course includes three (3) parts:

· Part 1, Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1. Upon successful completion of the online portion, students receive a Part 1 certificate of completion, which must be printed and presented for parts 2 and 3.
· Part 2*, a hands-on skills practice session with an authorized AHA Heartsaver Instructor or Heartsaver Skills Evaluator™
· Part 3*, a skills test with an authorized AHA Heartsaver Instructor or Heartsaver Skills Evaluator. Upon successful completion of all three parts, students will receive an AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years. Additionally, this program may be used for initial or renewal training.


Product Specifications:

· Includes interactive exercises and videos
· Certificate of completion available to print when Part 1 has been completed successfully
· Progress bar at top of course screen and check-mark icons next to each exercise indicate students’ progress through course
· Course features application for taking and referencing notes
· “Drag and drop” tool reinforces steps and sequences and offers student interactivity
· Accordion-style content navigation allows for less scrolling
· Screen and text-sized options help meet diverse learning needs
· Navigation controls allow user to move easily through content
· Audio available
· Includes online access to the Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook
· Students have access to all information in the online course for 24 months following activation of their
course key

** Your key is electronically delivered to you during checkout ** 

*** Please note-  This course requires a copy of the Heartsaver First Aid Textbook.  UVES will ship the book upon your request, you can pick it up during normal business hours M-F 830 - 430, or the book will be brought with the instructor to the class. 

This course meets the requirements for both initial and renewal certifications.

Overview

Heartsaver® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.

Audience

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

Course Content

  • Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • First aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies

Course Format

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

Features

  • Video-based course ensures consistency 
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 
  • Student manual comes with a new Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide that summarizes first aid actions for many injuries and illnesses
  • Course is updated with the new science

Course Completion Card

Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card that is valid for two years.

During the course, an AHA Instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students to complete their first aid skills practice and testing.

*** Please note-  A textbook or eBook is required for this course. If you do not own one, you must purchase a texbook, ebook or rental when registering for this class.  UVES will ship the book upon your request, you can pick it up during normal business hours M-F 830 - 430, or the book will be brought with the instructor to the class. 

This course meets the requirements for initial and renewal certifications for PALS.

Overview 

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.

Audience

This course is for healthcare professionals in emergency response teams, emergency medicine, intensive and critical care units.

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 2010 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

Course Format

  • Full course:  14 hours 10 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch

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 Completion Card

Students who successfully complete the PALS Course, including the following components, will receive a PALS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years:

  • Actively participate in, practice and complete all learning stations
  • Complete the closed-book written exam with a minimum score of 84%
  • Pass the 1- and 2-Rescuer Child BLS With AED and 1- and 2-Rescuer Infant BLS Skills Tests
  • Pass 2 PALS core case scenarios (1 cardiac and 1 respiratory or shock) as a team leader, providing appropriate medical treatment and demonstrating effective team dynamics

The HeartCode PALS Part 1 program has been updated to reflect new science in the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Key science changes include the new CPR sequence, continued emphasis on high quality CPR, an importance of recognition of respiratory distress and respiratory failure in pediatrics.

HeartCode is a self-paced instructional eLearning program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about basic and advanced life support.

Successful completion of the full PALS Course using HeartCode PALS includes three parts:

  • HeartCode PALS Part 1. Upon successful completion of the cognitive portion, including the video-based cognitive lessons, 10 patient cases, and a 33-question multiple choice exam, students receive a Part 1 certificate of completion, which must be presented for Parts 2 and 3, Skills Practice and Testing.
  • Part 2*, a hands-on skills practice session with an AHA PALS Instructor
  • Part 3*, a skills test with an AHA PALS Instructor

*Parts 2 and 3 should be completed in one “skills practice and testing” session.

New for HeartCode G2010 - the OnlineAHA.org version of the program is now Mac-compatible.

** Your key is electronically delivered to you during checkout **

Heartcode PALS Part 2 and 3 are the hands on portion after completing AHA Heartcode PALS Part 1 online. This session is to practice a student's cognitive skills in rhythm identification, prioritizing medication administration, and algorithm application. The Heartcode PALS Part 2 and 3 will test the student's psychomotor skills including compressions, ventilations, and basic and advanced airway management. The student must integrate BLS skills with ALS interventions to identify and treat pediatric patients.

This is a private session and must be set up by contacting Michael Taylor 607-205-2459 or mtaylor@unionems.com Otherwise you may register through our listed group sessions. 

Course Description: The PALS Instructor Essentials Course teaches information needed to instruct AHA’s PALS courses and to conduct skills practice and skills testing sessions for PALS eLearning courses. 

PALS Instructor Essentials covers planning and preparation for courses, instructing courses, conducting written exams and skills testing and keeping your PALS Instructor status current. It includes approximately 30 minutes of general information about instructing AHA courses, followed by course-specific information.

Prior to taking this course, candidates must have a current course completion card in AHA PALS. Candidates also must have aligned with an AHA ALS Training Center that is accepting new PALS Instructors. Following successful completion of the PALS Instructor Essentials Course, candidates also must: · Attend the in-person, skills practice-driven, Faculty-led PALS Instructor Course · Be monitored by Faculty teaching their first course

Upon successful completion of all steps, candidates receive a PALS Instructor card, valid for two years.

Product Specifications: · Self-directed; available 24/7 · Certificate of completion available to print upon successful completion; certificate must be presented at the inperson PALS Instructor Course · Access to course content for 12 months following activation of course key · Course takes approximately two hours to complete.

Intended Audience: This course must be completed by candidates who wish to become AHA PALS Instructors.