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BLS Instructor

The BLS Instructor course is designed to prepare candidates to teach BLS for the Healthcare Provider and HeartSaver classes.  Candidates should be competent in BLS provider level skills and must possess a valid BLS Provider Card as well as certification in First Aid or higher level medical license (ie: RN, EMT, MD). 

Instructor candidates must meet certain requirements before taking the instructor course. Before attending the BLS classroom portion of an instructor course, all instructor candidates must:

  •  Be at least 18 years of age
  •  Be licensed or certified in a healthcare occupation or possess a valid AHA First Aid certification.
  •  Be aligned with an AHA Training Center
  •  Have a current/official AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers Provider course completion card
  •  Be proficient in the skills of BLS
  •  Complete BLS Instructor Essentials
  •  Complete an Instructor Candidate Application

There are 4 steps to becoming a BLS Instructor

  1. Become aligned with an AHA Training Center (if you are not already)
  2. Complete the online Instructor Essentials Module
  3. Attend and complete the classroom course
  4. Successfully be monitored while teaching a BLS course

The BLS Instructor Manual is included with the cost of this course.  Instructors are required to have a copy of the BLS for Healthcare Providers provider manual.

By signing up for this course you will be issued a keycode to compete the Instructor Essentials online.  This online learning must be completed prior to attending the classroom course.  Do not sign up for this course if you are not aligned with a training center.  To locate a local training center CLICK HERE

Questons: james.gretz@jefferson.edu

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.

ACLS - Initial

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider course is designed to train healthcare professionals in managing patients with acute cardiac illnesses using the most current methods available. Information will be reviewed and practice time will be made available to enhance proficiency in the following modalities:

  • Adjuncts for management of airway control and ventilation
  • Dysrhythmia recognition and cardiac monitoring
  • Synchronized cardioversion and defibrillation
  • Pharmacology for cardiac care
  • Management of acute MI and stroke
  • Management of bradycardic and tachycardic patients

Course Completion Requirements To receive a course completion card, the student must • attend and participate in the entire course, • demonstrate proficiency in CPR skills, pass required skills tests, and • pass required written tests.

For questions regarding this course contact james.gretz@jefferson.edu or call 215-955-7534.

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.

ACLS - Renewal

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) recertification course is for healthcare professionals who already hold a current ACLS certification and need re-certification. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certification card valid for two years.  If your ACLS card has expired, you may sign up for this course; however, you must successfully complete both written and practical skills testing without remediation in order to receive a course completion card.

Course Completion Requirements To receive a course completion card, the student must • attend and participate in the entire course, • demonstrate proficiency in CPR skills, pass required skills tests, and • pass required written tests.

For questions regarding this course contact james.gretz@jefferson.edu or call 215-955-7534.

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.

ACLS for Experienced Providers

Are you an ACLS Veteran?  If so, this course might be for you.

The ACLS EP Course is for seasoned healthcare providers who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, and understanding ACLS pharmacology and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of prearrest, arrest or postarrest patients. This audience includes physicians, paramedics and emergency department or critical care nurses. An ACLS-EP course completion card superseeds the basic ACLS Provider card and will fufil TJUH renewal requirements.

The goal of the ACLS EP Course is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (eg, metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of prearrest, arrest and postarrest patients.

Prerequisites:

ACLS EP Course participants are expected to:

  • Be proficient in performing BLS and ACLS Skills
  • Be able to read an interpret ECGs
  • Have an understanding of ACLS pharmacology
  • Regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of prearrest, arrest or postarrest patients
  • Use key elements of critical thinking in processing information and data in development of the differential diagnosis and decision making for intervention and care.

Course Completion Requirements:

For successful course completion, learners must actively participate in all case-based scenarios and must meet all current ACLS course completion requirements, including:

  • Pass the ACLS Provider exam with a score of 84% or higher*
  • Pass the 1-rescuer CPR and AED skills test
  • Pass the bag-mask ventilation skills test
  • Pass the megacode skills test

*Online Keycode for the ACLS test will be provided upon registration.  You must sucessfully complete the test prior to class.

The book for this class is not currently available in the Scott Library or the University Bookstore.  All students must have a current textbook for reference during the course.  The book may be purchased below or from an authorized AHA distributor. (90-1075       ACLS EP Manual and Resource Text)

For questions regarding this course contact james.gretz@jefferson.edu or call 215-955-7534.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

 

BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR)

Basic Life Support (BLS)
In this classroom-based course, healthcare professionals learn to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

This course is for both Initial and Renewals.

For questions regarding this course contact james.gretz@jefferson.edu or 215-955-7534.

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.

EMT Certification 16-week AM or PM Program

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training course is designed to prepare participants to provide basic emergency medical care to sick and injured patients. EMTs perform skills such as patient assessment, bandaging, oxygen administration, splinting and spinal immobilization. EMTs provide medical care an a variety of settings, including hospitals, emergency ambulance services, non-emergency transport services and other public safety settings such as police, fire departments and security agencies.

Pre-Requisites

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be able to write and read English and successfully complete a timed reading comprehension exam.
  • Have a criminal background check completed for the Pennsylvania Department of Health by the Pennsylvania State Police. Criminal History Check Link  must be obtained and submitted to JEFFSTAT when taking your placement test.
  • PA Child Abuse Clearance must be obtained and submitted to JEFFSTAT by your first day of class.
Tuition
$1700 - excluding application fee ($150 due at time of online registration), books, supplies and uniforms. Note: Application fee is non-transferable and non-refundable.  We do not currently accept or participate in any finacial aid or tuition assistance programs. 
 
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rev. 1/2014

EMT Certification 16-week Hybrid Course

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training course is designed to prepare participants to provide basic emergency medical care to sick and injured patients. EMTs perform skills such as patient assessment, bandaging, oxygen administration, splinting and spinal immobilization. EMTs provide medical care an a variety of settings, including hospitals, emergency ambulance services, non-emergency transport services and other public safety settings such as police, fire departments and security agencies.

This online course meets weekly on Saturdays for mandatory practical skills instruction.  

Pre-Requisites

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be able to write and read English and successfully complete a timed reading comprehension exam.
  • Have a criminal background check completed for the Pennsylvania Department of Health by the Pennsylvania State Police upon taking entrance exam. Criminal History Check Link  must be obtained and submitted to JEFFSTAT when taking your placement test.
  • PA Child Abuse Clearance must be obtained and submitted to JEFFSTAT by your first day of class.
  • Must have had previous experience using BlackBoard LMS or previous medical experience.
Tuition
$1700 - excluding application fee ($150 due at time of online registration), books, supplies and uniforms. Note: Application fee is non-transferable & non-refundable.  We do not currently accept or participate in any finacial aid or tuition assistance programs.
 
 
For further information, please contact Kimberly.Brandt@Jeffersonhospital.org
 
rev. 1/2014

EMT Pre-Test

Register here for pre-admission testing for the EMT program.  You must be registered for the EMT program prior to choosing a time for pre-admission testing.  (If you are not registered for the EMT program your registration for pre-admission testing will be cancelled without notice).  Please choose a date and time that work for you.

You must bring your criminal background with you or you will NOT be admitted, NO EXCEPTIONS! 

 

HeartCODE BLS Part 1

HeartCode® BLS Part 1 is a Web-based, self-paced instructional 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. After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor or on a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card.

Following completion of Part 1; students must attend the HeartCODE ACLS Parts 2 & 3 skills session.  Registration for the skills session is not included in the course fee.  Students must complete the skills session within 60 days of completion of Part 1.

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.

HeartCODE ACLS Part 1

HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 is a Web-based, self-paced instructional 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. After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor or on a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card.This program presents 10 interactive, adult, in-hospital cases to teach the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support treatment algorithms.

Unprepared or inexperienced students may require additional time to complete HeartCode ACLS Part 1. To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials contained within the program and complete the Precourse Self-Assessment prior to attempting the patient cases.

Following completion of Part 1; students must attend the HeartCODE ACLS Parts 2 & 3 skills session.  Registration for the skills session is not included in the course fee.  Students must complete the skills session within 60 days of completion of Part 1.

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.

HeartCODE BLS Parts 2 & 3 - Skills verification

HeartCODE BLS Parts 2 & 3 are Voice Assisted Manikin led after completion of Part 1. Skills sessions are conducted in the SIM Lab at the training center.  

Instructors will be available to assist as needed to complete the skills verification.

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.

HeartCODE ACLS Parts 2 & 3 - Skills verification

HeartCODE ACLS Parts 2 & 3 are Voice Assisted Manikin led after completion of Part 1. Skills sessions are conducted in the SIM Lab at the training center.  

Instructors will be available to assist as needed to complete the skills verification.

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.

PALS - Initial

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training course is designed to prepare participants to perform advanced life support procedures on pediatric patients. Participants will receive training in the specific skills and concepts revolving around pediatric patients such as airway management and ventilation, vascular access, pediatric fluid therapy and pharmacology, cardiac disturbances and resuscitation.

Course Completion Requirements To receive a course completion card, the student must • attend and participate in the entire course, • demonstrate proficiency in CPR skills, pass required skills tests, and • pass required written tests.

For questions regarding this course contact james.gretz@jefferson.edu or 215-955-7534.

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.

PALS - Renewal

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) recertification course is for healthcare professionals who already hold a current PALS certification and need re-certification. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certification card valid for two years.  If your PALS card has expired, you may sign up for this course; however, you must successfully complete both written and practical skills testing without remediation in order to receive a course completion card.

Course Completion Requirements To receive a course completion card, the student must • attend and participate in the entire course, • demonstrate proficiency in CPR skills, pass required skills tests, and • pass required written tests.

For questions regarding this course contact james.gretz@jefferson.edu 215-955-7534.

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.

Paramedic Refresher

This is a 54 Hour (6 week course) covering the paramedic refresher program based on the new education standards.  Successful completion of the program will provide 50 CEU's issued by the PA Dept of Health and satifies the requirement for transition from the EMT-P curriculum to the Narional Registry Paramedic. 

Participants must attend all six sessions to receive credit.  Certificates of completion will be provided at the end of the program.