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 reoccuring continuing education session.  Meeting every other month at JeffSTAT 3's hanger at Brandywine Hospital.

Come out, meet our staff, tour the aircraft, and learn from JeffSTAT's Critical Care Team.

Topics change each session.  The current topic will be listed in the notes.

This course fulfils the requirements of the Traditional Refresher Course option for NREMT renewal.  This course also fulfils the transition requirement for the EMT-Basic to EMT transition.

Do you need to renew your CPR Certification?  Add on HeartCODE BLS.  HeartCODE BLS is flexible way to complete your PA DOH approved CPR course by taking the classroom learning online and completing your skills test at the end of the refresher 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 in 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
$1800 - excluding application fee ($150 due at time of online registration), books, supplies and uniforms. Note: 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 Payent Plan: $900 on 1st day of class / Balance to be paid in full within 30days.
 
 
Documents
 
For further information, please contact Juan.Girona@jefferson.edu
 
 
rev. 6/2017

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 for 16 weeks from 10 am - 3pm. 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.

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 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.
  • Previous online experience or equivelant work experience as a First Responder or Healthcare Provider strongly reccomended for this course.
Tuition
$1800 - 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 financial aid or tuition assistance programs. We do accept  private financial aid, loans and scholarships that you have been granted.
 
Tuition Payent Plan: $900 on 1st day of class / Balance to be paid in full within 30days.
 
 
For further information, please contact         Juan.Girona@Jefferson.edu                  215.955.3969
 
rev. 6/2017
 

 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 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.

There is a required 4 hour lab on Wednesdays (either 8:00-12:00 or 1:00-5:00) until clinical begins.

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

 

R.A.C.E. – Rapid Arterial oCclusion Evaluation - Train the Trainer Course

RACE is a screening tool designed and validated with predictive values for identifying large vessel occlusion strokes in the pre-hospital setting and provides guidance in determining hospital routing to Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Centers. 

This 90 minute course is a combination of 30 minute lecture and hands on skills lab.  It is important to build a pool of competent instructors to ensure quality and consistency in performing this valuable assessment. The course begins with a review of acute ischemic stroke with focus on large vessel occlusion strokes and examining the importance of pre-hospital identification of these types of strokes using the stroke severity scale R.A.C.E   The skills lab includes a demonstration by the course instructor and a review of the 5 areas of assessment using the RACE and followed by a hands-on skills lab involving each participant.

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.

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.

 

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Please complete this TRANSCRIPT request form and return it to Mary-Kate.Herzog@jefferson.edu or 215-503-8155.

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.