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 is a rotating lecture series.  Please check the notes for the specific date for topic and presenter.

Dinner will be provided.

CEUs: 1.5 Clinical Patient Care hours

For more information please contact Giuliana Labella by phone 610.608.7532 or email giuliana.labella@jefferson.edu 

The Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse (PHRN) Training Program is a 14-week intensive program that prepares the experienced Registered Nurse accustomed to practicing in a controlled hospital environment to practice in an autonomous, uncontrolled, out-of-hospital setting.  PHRNs provide nursing care under the guidance of a pre-determined set of treatment protocols approved by a system medical director and usually practice in an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or critical care transport system.  Our program will prepare students to take both the National Registry EMT practical examination and the Paramedic Assessment (computer-based written examination).  Students will also gain the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully care for patients in the pre-hospital and inter-facility settings.

 

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:

$3200 (includes $200 non-refundable registration fee. Uniform price per vendor)

Required Textbook:

Critical Care Transport (w. Navigate Course Manager) ISBN: 9781449671136

PA EMS Provider Certification Application

PA Child Abuse Clearance

The Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic training program is offered as a full-time program designed to prepare participants to provide advanced life support skills to patients in a pre-hospital environment.

Participants will receive training in patient assessment, history and physical examination, medical emergency and trauma management, intravenous therapy, advanced pharmacology, advanced airway management, cardiology, obstetrical and gynecological emergencies and hazardous materials (Haz-Mat) management. (Total didactic hours approximately 526 hrs.)

The Paramedic Program also includes several advanced certifications including:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS -AHA)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS - AHA)
  • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS - NAEMT)
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS - NAEMT)
  • Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS - Univ. of Miami)
  • Mental Health First Aid

Additional conferences and experiences may be available to the student as well; including but not limited to:

  • Community Paramedicine
  • Critical care exposure both air and ground
  • Access to Continuing education offered by Training Center

Participants will complete approximately. 400 hours of clinical experience at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and its affiliated hospitals, as well as a 240- to 400-hour field internship with Philadelphia Fire Rescue and surrounding providers. Additional clinical hours may be added or required based on individual needs.

Didactic classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 AM to 4 PM and some Saturdays

Clinical rotations are self-scheduled on alternate days based on site and personal availability.

**Course Tuition: $12,900.00**

(Tuition includes, class, books, uniforms and fees)

JeffSTAT EMS Education Center is eligible for Veterans Administration Educational Benefits. No other financial aid is available through the program.

**Course Registration Fee: $600.00 (Deposit Non-Refundable)** 

 Pre-Requisites

  • You must maintain current certification as an EMT–Basic in Pennsylvania (reciprocity available) 
  • 911 Experience preferred - please provide recommendation from your EMS supervisor.
  • You must maintain current CPR for Healthcare Provider certification 
  • You must be age 18 or older 
  • You must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent 
  • College level Anatomy & Physiology I & II (or concurrent enrollment)
  • You must pass a criminal background check (participants may not have been convicted of a felony) 
  • You must obtain a Child Abuse Clearance from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
  • You must have current health insurance 

Please download and complete the following forms and e-mail to the Paramedic Program Director.

Personal Information Form

Health Physical Form

PA Child Abuse Clearance Form

PA State Police Criminal History Form

Program Statistics

 

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 CPR skills
  • Pass skills tests
  • Pass written test.

For questions regarding this course contact james.gretz@jefferson.edu or 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 CPR skills
  • Pass skills tests
  • Pass written test.

For questions regarding this course contact james.gretz@jefferson.edu or 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 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.

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 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.

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 contact james.gretz@jefferson.edu or 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 contact james.gretz@jefferson.edu 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.

The NRP Provider Course introduces the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation. It is designed for health care professionals involved in any aspect of neonatal resuscitation, including physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse midwives, licensed midwives, respiratory care practitioners, and other health care professionals who provide direct care during neonatal resuscitation.

Prior to attending the skills session, students must complete the online component of the course.  CLICK HERE to purchase and complete the online NRP 7th Edition test.  The cost of the online test is separate from the cost of the skills session.

Please print out the certification of completion, and bring it with you to skills testing.

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.

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

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.