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Class Schedule

YOU MUST BRING AND WEAR A MASK TO YOUR CLASS.

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 Amy Polhamus at 607-754-3414 ext. 235 or via email apolhamus@unionems.com.

American Heart Association Course Fees Disclaimer: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. The 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. 

 

*** Please note-  New 2020 guideline textbooks are included in this price.  UVES will ship the book upon your request, you can pick it up during normal business hours M-F 8:00 - 4:00, 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, and intensive and critical care units.

Course Content

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2020 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 4-5 hours, including skills practice and skills testing. This course is in a classroom setting with skills throughout the class.

Renewal of your BLS card, by challenging out the BLS skills and written test or Completing the whole BLS course in approximately 3 -4 hours. 

Features

  • The course uses learning stations for the practice of essential skills in simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • The 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. 


THIS COURSE IS FOR ACLS RECERTIFICATION ONLY! YOU MUST HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN ACLS CERTIFIED.

*** Your textbook is included in the price for this course. UVES will ship the book upon your request (if your course is more than 7 days out). You can also pick it up during normal business hours M-F 830 - 430, or the book will be brought with the instructor to the class.  

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, and intensive and critical care units.

Course Content

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2020 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 4 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing. This course is a classroom setting with skills throughout the class. 

Features

  • The course uses learning stations for the practice of essential skills in simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • The 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 Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course Completion Card is valid for two years. 

*** Your textbook is included in the price for this course. UVES will ship the book upon your request (if your course is more than 7 days out), 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. 

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 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

Course Format

  • Update course, with all optional stations: 8 hours 20 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)
  • The 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

  

This course meets all OSHA requirements for Bloodborne Pathogens. Please email apolhamus@unionems.com for course dates

This course is good for first-time certification or renewal of certification. Your textbook is included in the price for this course. You can come to our station to pick it up or the Instructor will bring it to class. 

 

Overview 

NEW - Updated with 2020 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 ventilation using a barrier device
• Importance of teams in multi rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi rescuer 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 2020 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.

 

 

 

 

*****This class is for those who have previously taken a BLS course. A 2020 guidelines book is included in this purchase******

 

Overview 

NEW - Updated with 2020 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 ventilation using a barrier device
• Importance of teams in multi rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi rescuer 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 3 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.

Features

  • • Updated science and education from the new 2020 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.

 

 

 

 

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  

NAEMT's EMS Vehicle Operator Safety (EVOS) course addresses the knowledge gap that leads to injuries and deaths, and focuses on the specific behaviors that need to be changed to create a culture of safe driving.

Drawing on the most current research about the behaviors and other hazards that lead to crashes, EVOS features case studies and analyses of both common and catastrophic collisions. EVOS challenges EMS practitioners to reconsider their preconceptions about safe vehicle operations. Instructors can easily incorporate local laws, rules and policies into the curriculum. Topics covered in the course include:

 Making driving safety a priority

  • Legal aspects of EMS vehicle operation
  • Maneuvering an EMS vehicle
  • Vehicle inspection and maintenance
  • Mental, emotional and physical preparedness
  • Emergency response
  • Crash prevention
  • Driving skills
  • Technological aids
  • Simulation training

EVOS is appropriate for EMS practitioners at all levels.  EVOS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

GEMS or Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services developed by the American Geriatrics Society and the National Council of State EMS Training Coordinators is a class for EMS personnel. This course will help providers assess, care, and treat for older patients.