Class Schedule

As of 10/1/2021 Jefferson Health Center City Nursing Staff Will Renew & Maintain All BLS, ACLS, and PALS Certifications Through the Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) Program. 

Jefferson Nursing employees will be registered for RQI in myJeffHub.  The courses have populated.  If you have questions, please reach out to your manager. 

DO NOT SELF ASSIGN THE COURSES IN myJeffHub.

 

All Students Must Be At Least Two Weeks Post FDA Approved COVID-19 Vaccination On First Day of Class 

Promo Codes for Jefferson Employees

Residents - TJURES.  JUP Employees - TJUH-JUP.  (All Jefferson employees must use their CampusKey@jefferson.edu (abc123@jefferson.edu) as their email address.

Promo codes MUST be used at the time of registration.

This is the in-person skills verification portion of the online ACLS, BLS, and PALS HeartCode modules. Registering for this session DOES NOT include the online component (Part I). You may complete multiple skills verifications with one registration provided you complete the online work. Registered learners may arrive at any time between the beginning of the session and 45-minutes past the start time. You must have the online portion (Part I) completed BEFORE attending a skills session. You will be required to bring your printed completion certificate(s) with you to the skills verification session. If you arrive greater than 10 minutes late, or without the completion certificate(s), you will be denied entry and your department will be billed a $55 no-show fee.

The Advanced Burn Life Support program is the American Burn Association’s premier educational resource for the emergency care of burn injured patients.

‚ÄčThe Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) eight-hour class provides knowledge for immediate care of the burn patient up to the first 24-hours post injury. An ABLS class also provides emergency and mass casualty incident preparedness focusing on triage, burn survivability, prioritizing transport of patients and patient treatment.

The audience for the ABLS program is anyone who may come into early contact with a burn injury.  This includes fire fighters, EMTs, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, emergency physicians and nurses, pediatricians and pediatric nurses, first responders, military personnel and many others

Join us for an evening with one of Jefferson's providers.  At each session, members of Jefferson's provider will offer a unique perspective on the prehospital care of patients.

Dr. Plestis and Jacqueline McGee from Jefferson's Aortic Center will be joining us for this session.

Dr. Plestis will discuss Aortic Dissection in the pre-hospital setting.

PA ConEd Pending

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training course prepares 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 in various settings, including hospitals, emergency ambulance services, non-emergency transport services, and other public safety settings such as police, fire departments, and security agencies.

Classes meet Monday through Thursday. Day class hours are from 11 am to 4 pm. The evening class hours are from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. During the COVID-19 pandemic, day and evening courses will have two online lectures using zoom. The days are Tuesday and Wednesday and are subject to change for other events. 

*********COVID-19 & Flu vaccinations are mandatory for the EMT program.*************

Pre-Requisites

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be able to write and read English and 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.
  • Complete a PA EMT application for our records. The pdf is an online fillable form located within the documents you need for your registration process.
  • PA Child Abuse Clearance must be obtained and submitted to JEFFSTAT when taking your placement test.
Tuition
$1750 - excluding application fee ($250 due at online registration), books, supplies, and uniforms. Note: the Application fee is non-transferable and non-refundable.  
 
JeffSTAT EMS Education Center is eligible for Veterans Administration Educational Benefits. No other financial aid is available through the program.
 
Tuition Payment Plans:
Option 1: $1750 on 1st day
Option 2: $875 on the 1st day of class / Balance to be paid in full within 30days.
Option 3: $584 on the 1st day of class / $ 583 30 days later and balance to be paid in full within 60days.  
 
Do not purchase any items until you have completed your EMT pretest. The EMT pretest is part of your registration process. The test consists of Math, Biology, Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology (Basic)
 
 
Documents
 
For further information, please get in touch with Juan.Girona@jefferson.edu.                                     
 
 
rev. 9/2021

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 and 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 for 15 weeks from 10 am - 3 pm. There will be additional mandatory dates to attend the am or pm class for PEARS Certification, Hazmat training as well as the Pa DOH's orientation and exit interviews.

*********COVID-19 & Flu vaccinations are mandatory for the EMT program.*************

Pre-Requisites

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be able to write and read English and successfully complete a timed reading comprehension exam.
  • Must own a computer compatible with Google Chrome
  • Have a criminal background check completed for the Pennsylvania Department of Health by the Pennsylvania State Police upon taking the 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 when taking the placement test.
  • Previous online experience or equivalent work experience as a First Responder or Healthcare Provider strongly recommended for this course.
Tuition
$1750 - excluding application fee ($250 due at time of online registration), books, supplies, and uniforms. Note: the Application fee is non-transferable and non-refundable.  
 
JeffSTAT EMS Education Center is eligible for Veterans Administration Educational Benefits for the Day or Evening classes only. No other financial aid is available through the program.
 
Tuition Payment Plans:
Option 1: $1750 on 1st day
Option 2: $875 on the 1st day of class / Balance to be paid in full within 30days.
Option 3: $584 on the 1st day of class / $ 583 30 days later and balance to be paid in full within 60days.
 
 
Do not purchase any items until you have completed your EMT pretest. The EMT pretest is part of your registration process. The test consists of Math, Biology, Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology (Basic)
 
 
For further information, please contact         Juan.Girona@Jefferson.edu                 
 
rev. 9/2021
 

 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)
  • All Students Must Be At Least Two Weeks Post FDA Approved COVID-19 Vaccination On First Day of Class

 

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.
  • All Students Must Be At Least Two Weeks Post FDA Approved COVID-19 Vaccination On First Day of Class

 

 

Tuition:

$3800 (includes $500 non-refundable registration fee. Uniform price per vendor)

Required Textbook:

Critical Care Transport, Second Edition — Included in Tuition

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 Hospitals, Inc. is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. RNs who successfully complete this activity will be awarded a maximum of 13.0 contact hours.

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.

If you have updated ACLS more than once or frequently respond to codes, you may wish to try ACLS for Experienced providers.  Click Here for more information.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc. is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. RNs who successfully complete this activity will be awarded a maximum of 7.25 contact hours.

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 successfully complete the test prior to class.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc. is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. RNs who successfully complete this activity will be awarded a maximum of 6.25 contact hours.

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.

 

Advance Stroke Life SupportAdvanced Stroke Life Support ® is a practical, hands-on, 8-hour course that:

  • Was developed by experts in stroke, emergency medicine, prehospital care, and nursing education
  • Is updated and improved continuously
  • Has been used to train thousands of EMS personnel, nurses, and physicians from hundreds of institutions across the U.S. and throughout the world
  • Provides a unique neurologic assessment tool-the MEND exam-ideal for both prehospital and hospital use
  • Satisfies the educational requirements for Joint Commission-certified stroke centers

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.

Due to Covid-19 we will begin testing online only until further notice. New test dates and times will be available starting 9/30/2020. Students are required to schedule and complete pretesting within two weeks of registration.  

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 canceled without notice).  Please choose a date and time that works for you from the dates and times provided. You have two weeks to complete all testing and clearances to remain enrolled in the program. 

 

 

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 Hospitals, Inc. is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. RNs who successfully complete this activity will be awarded a maximum of 14.50 contact hours.

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 Hospitals, Inc. is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. RNs who successfully complete this activity will be awarded a maximum of 7.25 contact hours.

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.  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.

AHA eCards cards may be verfied online at www.heart.org/cpr/mycards.

There is a $10 fee associated with all manually processed AHA card verifications.  If you would like to proceed with the manual verification, click "Continue with Registration" and provide the details of the verification in the comments.  Only one verification per payment.

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

Please complete this TRANSCRIPT request form and return it to JeffSTAT.Registration@jefferson.edu or 215-503-8155.

This is for addtional EMT Polos only.  Polos are only available to current students.

JeffSTAT EMS Course Catalog

Employees who are having difficultly registering please contact JeffSTAT.Registration@jefferson.edu 

Directions

PromoCodes:

Residents - TJURES.  

JUP Employees - TJUH-JUP. 

 (All Jefferson employees must use their CampusKey@jefferson.edu (abc123@jefferson.edu) as their email address.

Promo codes MUST be used at time of registration.