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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 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. 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. 

 

To Our Community:


On June 1, 1973, Union Volunteer Emergency Squad (UVES) responded to our first call. Over the last fortysix
years, a lot has changed for pre‐hospital emergency medical services (EMS). These challenges have allowed UVES to contnuously expand operations and deliver high quality and innovative services for the Town of Union Community.

Responding to more than 8,700 9‐1‐1 request for EMS requires commitment from our dedicated staff of professionally trained volunteer and compensated members and the support from within our community. Without our members selfless dedication and the
unwavering support from the Community, our service would cease to exist.

Please help support our service and join us on October 4, 2019, at Endwell Greens Golf Club, as we hold
our 2019 Golf Tournament in support of UVES.

As a 501‐c‐3 organization, we rely upon your support, so we may continue to serve you.

 

You may also download a paper registration form from:

http://www.enrollware.com/sitefiles/unionems/Forms/2019UVESGolfTournamentRegistration.pdf

Upon Completion, please return to:

Union Volunteer Emergency Squad, Inc.

8 S. Ave B

Endwell, NY 13760

*** Please note-  A textbook is required for this course. If you do not own one, you must purchase a textbook when registering for this class.  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, 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

Renewal Course requires approximately 4-5 hours, including skills practice and skills testing. This course is 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 approximately 3 -4 hours. 

Features

  • The course uses learning stations for the 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. 


***THIS KEYCODE IS NONREFUNDABLE. ONCE ISSUED/ACTIVATED IT IS YOUR PERSONAL COPY OF AUTHORIZED AHA SOFTWARE TO COMPLETE THE DIDACTIC PORTION OF YOUR TRAINING***

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. You have 60 days from the completion date of your online course to complete your skill testing.

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

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

Advanced Medical Life Support course from the NAEMT is a 16 hour course that offers an "out of the box" approach for medical assessments and treatments. This course is for all levels of providers including EMTs, Paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anethetists and physicians. This course stresses the importance of scene size up, history, and physical exams to consider possibile medical crises. This course focuses on the treatment of complex medical cases based off of your intial assessment. It will include topics on altered mental status, neurologic disorders, respiratory crises, shock, chest discomfort, endocrine, metabolic, and environmental disorders, abdominal pain, infectious disease, and toxicologic emergencies, hazardous materials, and weapons of mass destruction. 

This course is a sixteen hours, two day program filled with lecture, and teaching sessions. You will recieve a card valid for four (4) years after successfully passing a written and skills exam. 

The purchase of this course will include the NAEMT Advanced Medical Life Support 1E Book. 

***A book, certification card, and a one-way valve is included in this price****

 

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 ventilation 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 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.

 

 

 

 

*****This class is for those who have previously taken a BLS course******

 

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 ventilation 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 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.

 

 

 

 

***THIS KEYCODE IS NONREFUNDABLE. ONCE ISSUED/ACTIVATED IT IS YOUR PERSONAL COPY OF AUTHORIZED AHA SOFTWARE TO COMPLETE THE DIDACTIC PORTION OF YOUR TRAINING***

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 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 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. You have 60 days from your online completion date to complete your skills testing.

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

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  

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. 

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 2015 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 

  • The video-based course ensures consistency 
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 
  • The 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.

***THIS KEYCODE IS NONREFUNDABLE. ONCE ISSUED/ACTIVATED IT IS YOUR PERSONAL COPY OF AUTHORIZED AHA SOFTWARE TO COMPLETE THE DIDACTIC PORTION OF YOUR TRAINING***

 

The Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1 program has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015
American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care,
including the 2015 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 ** 

Heartsaver Part 2 and 3 skills testing are the hands-on portions after completing Part 1 online. This session is to practice a student's cognitive skills in high-quality CPR, the use of an AED and First Aid skills. This must be set up by contacting Amy Polhamus at 607-754-3414 ext. 235.

***THIS KEYCODE IS NONREFUNDABLE. ONCE ISSUED/ACTIVATED IT IS YOUR PERSONAL COPY OF AUTHORIZED AHA SOFTWARE TO COMPLETE THE DIDACTIC PORTION OF YOUR TRAINING***

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

Heartsaver First Aid Online is the eLearning portion of the Heartsaver First Aid Blended Learning Course and teaches information needed for first aid training. Upon completion of the online portion, students must complete a hands-on session with an AHA Instructor.

*Parts 2 and 3 should be completed in one “skills practice and testing” session. You have 60 days from you online completion date to complete your skills testing.

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

Heartsaver Part 2 and 3 skills testing are the hands-on portions after completing Part 1 online. This session is to practice a student's cognitive skills in First Aid. This must be set up by contacting Amy Polhamus at 607-754-3414 ext. 235.

***THIS KEYCODE IS NONREFUNDABLE. ONCE ISSUED/ACTIVATED IT IS YOUR PERSONAL COPY OF AUTHORIZED AHA SOFTWARE TO COMPLETE THE DIDACTIC PORTION OF YOUR TRAINING***

The HeartCode PALS Part 1 program has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Key science changes include the new CPR sequence, continued emphasis on high-quality CPR, 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. You have 60 days from your online completion date to complete your skills testing. 

New for HeartCode G2015 - the OnlineAHA.org version of the program is now Mac-compatible.

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

*** Please note-  A textbook is required for this course. If you do not own one, you must purchase a texbook 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. 

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

  • 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)
  • 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 is geared towards EMTs, Firefighters, Paramedics

Materials:  Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive access (during the certification period) to the online student area containing review material.

Injury through assault remains a widely recognized, but little acknowledged, problem threatening emergency service personnel.  Many EMS and fire personnel admit to being attacked by a violent patient, an angry bystander or upset family member.  The frequency of assault on our fire and EMS providers is alarming and while most attacks are not life-threatening, the risk of serious injury is evident and unpredictable. Responders require a reasonable, liability-conscious, effective means of preventing and avoiding assault, before it occurs, and defending themselves once attacked.

EVE4EMS/Fire covers the basic skills required by any responder or provider when facing possible or imminent assault or use of force.