Class Schedule

 

Memo from the American Heart Association regarding the new BLS cards.

 

TJUH Nursing Dept, Please use "TJUH-NURSING" as promo code and your Campus Key @Jefferson.edu (abc123@jefferson.edu) as your e-mail address at time of registration.  Methodist Division use "TJUH-MHD" Residents may use "TJURES"

Promo codes MUST be used at time of registration.

  • This course will prepare the student to become a Pennsylvania certified Emergency Medical Services Instructor. This is a multi-day course. Students are required to complete all scheduled days to be eligible for Pennsylvania certification as an EMT instructor.

Prerequisites:

  • Current PA state approved BLS certification (or BLS Instructor certification).
  • Valid certification as Pennsylvania EMT, Paramedic, PHRN, PHPE or PHP
  • At least one year of experience as an EMT or above.
  • Be sponsored by a Pennsylvania Accredited EMS Training Institute or Continuing Education Sponsor.

Following successful completion of the course, instructor candidates will need to complete teaching and monitoring requirements set forth by the Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

EMS Instructor Information

§ 1023.51. Certified EMS instructors.

 (a) Certification. The Department will certify as an EMS instructor an individual who meets the following qualifications:

 (1) Has completed an application for EMS instructor certification on a form or through an electronic process, as prescribed by the Department.

 (2) Is 18 years of age or older.

 (3) Has successfully completed an EMS instructor's course approved by the Department or possesses a bachelor's degree in education, a teacher's certification in education, a doctorate or master's degree.

 (4) Has provided at least 20 hours of instruction time in an EMS provider educational course monitored by a certified EMS instructor designated by the EMS educational institute's administrative director.

 (5) Possesses current certification as an EMT or higher level EMS provider.

 (6) Possesses current certification in CPR or current certification as a CPR instructor.

 (7) Possesses at least 1 year of experience in providing EMS as an EMT or higher level EMS provider.

 (b) Triennial registration. An EMS instructor certification is deemed registered for 3 years. Thereafter, an EMS instructor shall triennially register the certification by completing a form or through an electronic process, as prescribed by the Department. An EMS instructor shall submit the form or complete the electronic process at least 30 days prior to the expiration of a current registration. Failure to do so in a timely manner may result in the EMS instructor certification not being registered again before the prior registration expires. The Department will issue a new registration within 30 days after the EMS instructor completes the form or the electronic process if the information provided establishes that the EMS instructor has met the following requirements:

 (1) Has provided documentation to the Department to establish that the individual conducted at least 60 hours of teaching EMS provider or rescue courses during the previous 3 years.

 (2) Possesses current registration of a certification as an EMT or higher level EMS provider.

 (3) Possesses current certification in CPR or a current certification as a CPR instructor.

 

 JeffSTAT EMS Education Center is now offering a Pennsylvania Department of Health approved Critical Care Paramedic education program. This course will consist of classroom learning and practical skills sessions.  At the completion of this education session the paramedic will be prepared for entry level critical care transport.  

 Prerequisites:

  • Current, unrestricted Pennsylvania Paramedic
  • Current BLS, ACLS and PALS certification
  • Two years paramedic experience (recommended)

 

Required Textbook is included in the course fee.

 Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • Successful completion of didactic and scenario testing.

JeffSTAT EMS Training Center offers a Prehospital Registered Nurse (PHRN) class on an annual basis.  PHRN certification is required for any RN who desires a position in a transport organization in this Commonwealth. Our course typically begins in January and meets once a week (same day each week) for 8-9 hours. Initial course work is classroom for approximately for 14 week. Clinical time within Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is completed in the 14 week time period and outside of the classroom day. Afterwards 911, transport and air service is completed afterwards. Requirements for entry are a minimum of 2 years (prefer 3-5 years) full-time nursing experience in ICU or ED; Current unrestricted Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Nursing license; current ACLS, PALS, and BLS provider or instructor cards. This course is fast paced and meets at the JeffSTAT EMS Training Center in downtown Philadelphia.

Registration open September 1st-December 15th.

 

Course Highlights:

  • Instruction from practicing Critical Care PHRNs and Paramedics
  • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Training
  • Ventricular Assist Device and Balloon Pump Training
  • Clinical experience at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience
  • Field internship with JeffSTAT Flight & Ground Critical Care Transport and other local EMS Providers.

 

Prerequisites:

  • Current PA RN license in good standing with no disciplinary actions
  • 2 years of ED or ICU experience
  • Current AHA certification in BLS, ACLS, and PALS
  • Have a criminal background check completed for the Pennsylvania Department of Health by the Pennsylvania State Police. Criminal History Check  must be obtained and submitted to JEFFSTAT by the first day of class.
  • PA Child Abuse Clearance must be obtained and submitted to JEFFSTAT by the first day of class.

 

 

Tuition:

$3500 (includes $500 non-refundable registration fee. Uniform price per vendor)

Required Textbook:

Critical Care Transport, Second Edition — Included in Tuition

EMS Provider Certification Application

PA Child Abuse Clearance

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:

  • Complete pretest and achieve a passing grade (≥70)
  • Attend and participate in the entire course
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Adult BLS (CPR) skills
  • Pass skills tests
  • Pass written test.

For questions regarding this course call 215-955-7534.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

A maximum of 10.5 contact hours will be awarded to participants

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.

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:

  • Complete pretest and achieve a passing grade (≥70)
  • Attend and participate in the entire course
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Adult BLS (CPR) skills
  • Pass skills tests
  • Pass written test.

For questions regarding this course call 215-955-7534.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

A maximum of 5 contact hours will be awarded to participants

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.

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 supersedes the basic ACLS Provider card and will fulfill 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.

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.

 

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 call 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.

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 BLS 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 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® PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.

This program 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 pediatric advanced life support.

Following completion of Part 1; students must attend the HeartCODE PALS 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.

Skills Verification for HeartCODE PALS.  You must complete HeartCODE PALS Part 1 prior to participation.

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.

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 call 215-955-7534.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

A maximum of 14 contact hours will be awarded to participants

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.

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 call 215-955-7534.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

A maximum of 7.5 contact hours will be awarded to participants

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.

This is a 48 hour program fulfiling the Traditional Refresher option requirements for National Registry recertification.  Successful completion of the program will provide 48 CEU's issued by the PA Dept of Health as well as a Traditional Refresher certificate.  This course includes pratical lab exercises including advanced airway (day 1) and obstetrics (day 6)—with this in mind casual comforatble clothing is recommended.

Participants must attend all six sessions to receive a "Traditional Refresher" certificate.  Certificates of completion will be provided at the end of the program.

PLEASE CONTACT Mary-Kate.Herzog@jefferson.edu or 215-955-7451 PRIOR to paying for a duplicate card.

Once you have verified that you are eligible for a card reprint, please complete your payment here.  Cost of duplicate cards is $10 and is non-refundable.

Jefferson is pleased to offer Jeff Solheim’s CEN Review Course.  Solheim Enterprises provides qualified instructors for nurses seeking to enhance their knowledge and credentials by taking the CEN exam.  The two day course will be taught by one of Solheim Enterprises’ active national speakers who have extensive experience.

Registrants will receive a course manual on arrival to the first day of the course. 

Cost: $250.00 for non-Jefferson staff, FREE to Jefferson staff with valid promo code

For questions regarding this course, contact Kate Deis (kathleen.deis@jefferson.edu)

Click below to order a textbook without signing up for a course.

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 Medical Students only.  

For questions regarding this course contact crystal.waters@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.

Injured patients present a wide range of complex problems. The Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®) Student Course presents a concise approach to assessing and managing multiply injured patients. The course presents doctors with knowledge and techniques that are comprehensive and easily adapted to fit their needs. The skills described in the manual represent one safe way to perform each technique, and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) recognizes that there are other acceptable approaches. However, the knowledge and skills taught in the course are easily adapted to all venues for the care of patients.

The ACS and its Committee on Trauma (COT) have developed the ATLS program for doctors. This program provides systemic and concise training for the early care of trauma patients. The ATLS program provides participants with a safe, reliable method for immediate management of the injured patient and the basic knowledge necessary to:

  1. Assess the patient’s condition rapidly and accurately
  2. Resuscitate and stabilize the patient according to priority
  3. Determine if the patient’s needs exceed a facility’s capacity
  4. Arrange appropriately for the patient’s inter-hospital transfer (who, what, when, and how)
  5. Assure that optimum care is provided and that the level of care does not deteriorate at any point during the evaluation, resuscitation, or transfer process

For doctors who infrequently treat trauma, the ATLS course provides an easy-to-remember method for evaluating and treating the victim of a traumatic event. For doctors who treat traumatic disease on a frequent basis, the ATLS course provides a scaffold for evaluation, treatment, education, and quality assurance. In short, ATLS is a measurable, reproducible, and comprehensive system of trauma care.

Participant Eligibility

In order to be eligible to take the ATLS instructor course, the candidate must have successfully completed an ACS ATLS Student Course within the past 3 years AND have been identified as having "Instructor Potential".

Successful Completion

Once the candidate has successfully completed the ATLS Instructor course, they must be monitored by National, Regional or S/P Faculty within 1 year to complete the instructor process.

Directions

TJUH Nursing Dept, Please use "TJUH-NURSING" as promo code and your Campus Key @Jefferson.edu (abc123@jefferson.edu) as your e-mail address at time of registration.  Methodist Division use "TJUH-MHD" Residents may use "TJURES"

Promo codes MUST be used at time of registration.