- American Heart (AHA) & American Red Cross (ARC) BLS -Basic Life Support for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support
- Bloodborne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission
- Administration of Emergency Oxygen
- Your Heart Matters
- Stress Management
- Sport Safety Training: Injury Prevention and Care
- Cat and Dog First Aid for the Professional Provider
American Heart (AHA) & American Red Cross (ARC) BLS -Basic Life Support for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers
The purpose of this course is to teach those with a duty to act the knowledge and skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies. It includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a victim experiencing cardiac arrest.
Participants of this course may include:
- Public safety personnel, such as law enforcement agents and firefighters
- Medical personnel, such as athletic trainers, emergency medical technicians, pharmacists, nurses and physicians
- Members of emergency response teams, such as ski patrollers and lifeguards
- Employees with a duty to respond
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
This comprehensive program is designed for the medical professional, EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses, and Physicians who provide advanced emergency care. Lecture topics include acute cardiac care, pathophysiology, treatment modalities, and pharmacology. Students will undergo intensive skills evaluation as well as a written exam. Upon completion the student will receive the AHA ACLS provider certification card that is valid for two years.
Prerequisites: EMT or higher level of care
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
This comprehensive course is designed for the healthcare professional whose daily occupation demands proficiency in the knowledge and skills of the Pediatric Life Support. The course consists of lectures, case studies and performance evaluation. At the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to state the assessment criteria for the infant/child at risk of cardiopulmonary arrest and identify the signals and actions for the prevention of critical pediatrics. In addition, students will be able to demonstrate assessment and performance skills in PALS, including shock/respiratory failure, airway management, dysrhythmia recognition, infant and child resuscitation and vascular access. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive an American Heart Association PALS provider card that is valid for two years.
Prerequisites: EMT level or higher
American Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission
The purpose of this course is to teach participants how bloodborne pathogens are spread, how to help prevent exposure incidents by following work practice controls, using personal protective equipment (PPE), practicing good personal hygiene, and properly cleaning and disinfecting equipment and supplies. It also includes how to recognize report and follow up on employee exposure to infectious materials. This is a Red Cross certification course. There is a $10 Red Cross certification fee and a $3 class participation fee for hand-outs and gloves payable to the instructor when class meets.
Administration of Emergency Oxygen
The purpose of this American Red Cross Administering Emergency Oxygen course is to give participants the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to a victim of a breathing emergency using breathing devices, including resuscitation masks, bag-valve-mask resuscitators (BVMs) and emergency oxygen. Please note: to be eligible for this course, a participant must have, at minimum, an American Red Cross Universal Certificate indicating adult, child or infant CPR or equivalent. There is a $3 class participation fee for class materials and hand-outs payable to the instructor when the class meets.
Your Heart Matters
The purpose of this class is to recognize the signals of a heart attack. Participants will learn how to identify risk factors for coronary heart disease and be able to develop a plan to reduce their risk for coronary heart disease.
The purpose of this class is to recognize the causes and signals of stress. Participants will learn ways to manage stressful situations and they will be able to develop personal strategies for managing stress.
Sport Safety Training: Injury Prevention and Care
The purpose of this class is to give coaches the information necessary to first, prevent injuries and second, if an injury occurs, how to treat the athlete. Participants will learn how to identify and treat soft tissue injuries, muscle, bone and joint injuries, breathing and choking emergencies, how to perform CPR and use of an AED until more advanced medical help takes over. There is a $3 class participation fee for class materials and hand-outs payable to the instructor when the class meets.
Cat and Dog First Aid
The goals of the Cat and Dog First Aid presentation are to teach participants how to be prepared for emergencies that involve a cat or dog and how to protect themselves and the animal from further harm, injury or suffering during emergencies by teaching prompt, effective first aid actions and care until the pet can be taken to a professional veterinarian for care. There is a $3 class participation fee for hand-outs and gloves payable to instructor when the class meets.