CPR Classes

 

Heart Code BLS -   View Upcoming Classes

The American Heart Association’s Heartcode Basic Life Support (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.

There are two options for completing the AHA Heart Code BLS course:

  • Option one is an in-person class, a traditional classroom environment with lecture and hands on skills training.
  • Option two is a blended course with an online portion completed on an individual basis and a scheduled hands-on training skills session. After completing the eLearning component, students will attend the Instructor-led course that focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols and skills testing. 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.

After successfully completing either the traditional BLS course or the blended 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

Upon successful completion of their course, students receive an American Heart Association BLS course completion card, valid for two years.

Please click this link to view the class calendar: View

Classes may also be scheduled for groups and corporate trainings upon request. Please call 208-996-9248 to schedule a course.

OnlineAHA.org

 

Heartsaver CPR AED -   View Upcoming Classes

The American Heart Association’s Heartsaver CPR AED Course is designed to prepare students to provide CPR and use an AED in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Heartsaver courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory, or other requirements, or for those who wish to have the skills to save a family member or community member in the case of an emergency.

Upon successful completion of the course students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
  • Give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child*
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child*
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant*
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant*

Classes may also be scheduled for groups and corporate trainings upon request. Please call 208-996-9248 to schedule a course.

 

Heartsaver CPR AED Online/Blended Skills Lab -   View Upcoming Classes

Heartsaver CPR AED Online is the eLearning portion of the Heartsaver CPR AED blended learning course and is designed to teach students the cognitive information needed for CPR and AED training. The hands-on skills practice and testing session will be conducted in-person at Emergency Medicine Academy with one of our AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructors. The hands-on skills practice session is designed to prepare students to provide CPR and use an AED in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Heartsaver courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory, or other requirements, or for those who wish to have the skills to save a family member or community member in the case of an emergency.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
  • Give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child*
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child*
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant*
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant*

Upon successful completion of both the online and hands-on portions of the course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.

Please call us at 208-996-9248 to schedule your skills session after you have completed the online portion of the course. To complete the online portion of the course please click on the link:

OnlineAHA.org

 

Heartsaver First Aid -   View Upcoming Classes

The American Heart Association’s Heartsaver First Aid Course is designed to prepare students to provide first aid in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

Heartsaver courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g. OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of the first aid rescuer
  • Describe the key steps in first aid
  • Remove protective gloves
  • Find the problem
  • Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke
  • Use an epinephrine pen
  • Control bleeding and bandaging
  • Recognize elements of common injuries
  • Recognize elements of common illnesses
  • Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury
  • Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers

Upon successful completion of both the online and hands-on portions of the course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid course completion card, valid for two years.

Classes may also be scheduled for groups and corporate trainings upon request. Please call 208-996-9248 to schedule a course.

 

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED -   View Upcoming Classes

The American Heart Association’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course is designed to prepare students to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Heartsaver courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize when someone needs CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
  • Give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child*
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child*
  • Perform high-quality CPR for an infant*
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant*
  • List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers
  • Describe the key steps in first aid
  • Remove protective gloves
  • Find the problem
  • Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke
  • Use an epinephrine pen
  • Control bleeding and bandaging
  • Recognize elements of common injuries
  • Recognize elements of common illnesses
  • Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury
  • Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers

Upon successful completion of the course, students receive an American Heart Association First Aid CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.

Classes may also be scheduled for groups and corporate trainings upon request. Please call 208-996-9248 to schedule a course

 

Heart Code ACLS -   View Upcoming Classes

HeartCode® Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) will allow students to assess and treat patients in healthcare settings. The course is designed for healthcare providers that need ACLS for their clinical duties. This includes physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and others as required by their employer. To enter the course, students must complete a precourse self-assessment. The course includes in-hospital patient cases, including a BLS case and 2 megacode cases. There are a variety of additional videos as well as the ACLS Provider Manual and the 2015 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care to enhance learning and facilitate successful completion of the patient cases.

 

After successfully completing the full HeartCode ACLS Course 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

Upon successful completion of their course, students receive an American Heart Association ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.

Classes are scheduled for groups and corporate trainings upon request. Please call 208-996-9248 to schedule a course.

 

Heart Code PALS -   View Upcoming Classes

The American Heart Association’s HeartCode Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course is a comprehensive program that uses a series of videos and 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 course is designed for healthcare providers that need PALS for their clinical duties. This includes physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and others as required by their employer.  Students apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to

  • Perform high-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR per AHA BLS recommendations
  • Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure
  • Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Implement post–cardiac arrest management

Students who successfully complete the course will receive an American Heart Association PALS Provider course completion card, valid for two years.

Classes are scheduled for groups and corporate trainings upon request. Please call 208-996-9248 to schedule a course.