Class Schedule

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Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for Healthcare Providers

The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

THE 2015 Edition Textbook IS REQUIRED. Please either purchase a book with your class registration, or have access to one from a friend, your employer, or from school to bring with you to class.

REQUIRED PRECOURSE SELF-ASSESSMENT MUST BE COMPLETED WITH A SCORE OF 70% OR BETTER BEFORE ARRIVING FOR CLASS.

THE PRECOURSE ASSESSMENT USER NAME AND PASSWORD CAN BE FOUND ON THE BOTTOM OF PAGE ii OF THE 2015 TEXTBOOK.

FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE PRECOURSE ASSESMENT OR BRINGING THE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE TO CLASS, MAY RESULT IN YOUR CLASS BEING RESCHEDULED.

Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

The ACLS course covers:

  • ACLS algorithms
  • immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • airway management
  • rhythm recognition
  • high-quality CPR
  • 1-rescuer CPR AED
  • effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • science overview (update course)
  • BLS and ACLS surveys
  • ACS
  • Megacode treatment
  • identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke).

ACLS training is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital, including:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • emergency medical technicians
  • paramedics
  • staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical care departments
  • other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an ACLS Course Completion eCard.

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 and complete a precourse self-assessment using the tools in their student materials before starting the course.

EACH CLASS IS 2 CONSECUTIVE DAYS.

Saint Clare’s Health System is an approved provider of continuing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider number P141-8/14-17.

Planners and speakers have nothing to disclose. No conflict of interest has been identified. This activity has no commercial support.

To obtain the 14 contact hour’s certificate participants must attend the entire session and submit an NJSNA evaluation form.

 

 

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for Healthcare Providers - RENEW

NOTE - THIS COURSE IS A RENEW COURSE. PLEASE HAVE YOUR CURRENT ACLS PROVIDER CARD AVILABLE TO SHOW THE INSTRUCTOR UPON SIGNING IN.

The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

THE 2015 Edition Textbook IS REQUIRED. Please either purchase a book with your class registration, or have access to one from a friend, your employer, or from school to bring with you to class.

REQUIRED PRECOURSE SELF-ASSESSMENT MUST BE COMPLETED WITH A SCORE OF 70% OR BETTER BEFORE ARRIVING FOR CLASS.

THE PRECOURSE ASSESSMENT USER NAME AND PASSWORD CAN BE FOUND ON THE BOTTOM OF PAGE ii OF THE 2015 TEXTBOOK.

FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE PRECOURSE ASSESMENT OR BRINGING THE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE TO CLASS, MAY RESULT IN YOUR CLASS BEING RESCHEDULED.

Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

The ACLS course covers:

  • ACLS algorithms
  • immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • airway management
  • rhythm recognition
  • high-quality CPR
  • 1-rescuer CPR AED
  • effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • science overview (update course)
  • BLS and ACLS surveys
  • ACS
  • Megacode treatment
  • identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke).

ACLS training is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital, including:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • emergency medical technicians
  • paramedics
  • staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical care departments
  • other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an ACLS Course Completion eCard.

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 and complete a precourse self-assessment using the tools in their student materials before starting the course.

Course Length
Course length is One Day - approximately eight hours.

.      Best Practice Champion training sessions are designed to create unit champions in your facility.  Based on common best practices BARD clinical solutions will provide targeted training to specific hospital selected Champions who will serve as resource nurses on their units to ensure that practices are being maintained.  Staff will be empowered to maintain best practices and truly understand the rationale and the “why” behind the best practice.

 

  1. During this program staff who attend will be trained in depth on background of CAUTI, risk factors, at risk patient populations, root causes and how to best prevent by utilizing best practice throughout each phase of the indwelling catheter lifecycle:

 

Utilization- who receives catheters and what products are being utilized in the facility and the importance of right patient right product

 

Insertion- Proper technique and best practice for performing an aseptic insertion

 

Maintenance- Best practices on maintaining the catheter

 

Duration- Importance of removal when catheter is no longer clinically needed.

 

  1. PowerPoint presentation will also discuss product specific to hospital
  2. Second part of class is hands on demonstration of practices --- Insertion, Statlock, Post Insertion Foley Care and routine care and maintenance of system to reinforce powerpoint and provide a visual training of the best practices

 

  1. Class will incorporate times for round table discussion, question and answer.  When you get staff from different units learning together collaboration occurs and messages hit home to realize that every action on one unit may have a direct impact on the other.  One session is most optimal so everyone can learn together and receive a standardized message, however we can hold on the same day if needed.

 

 

  1. Most facilities will identify 2-3 champions per unit, but also highly encourage invitation to the class:  administration members, support staff, transport any other care team members who are involved in any part of the catheter lifecycle, as we will discuss all areas related to them so the topic of best practice and preventing infections is on everyone’s radar.

 

AHA Basic Life Support  - BLS for Healthcare Providers

The BLS for Healthcare Providers course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the skills to keep people alive until they can be brought to a hospital or be treated with more advanced lifesaving measures.

THE NEW 2015 Edition BOOK IS REQUIRED. Please either purchase a book with your class registration, or have access to one from a friend, your employer, or from school to bring with you to class.

2015 Edition
         2015 Edition
 

The BLS course covers:

  • adult, child and infant CPR
  • two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask
  • foreign-body airway obstruction (conscious and unconscious)
  • automated external defibrillation (includes child and infant AED update)
  • special resuscitation situations
  • other cardiopulmonary emergencies
  • stroke and cardiac arrest

BLS training is intended for healthcare professionals, including:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • paramedics
  • emergency medical technicians
  • respiratory, physical, and occupational therapists
  • physician’s assistants
  • residents or fellows
  • medical or nursing students in training
  • aides, medical or nursing assistants, and other allied health personnel

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for a BLS for Healthcare Provider Course Completion eCard.

 

 

This 6 hour course will better prepare you to drive defensively. It is recognized throughout New Jersey by most car insurance companies and qualifies the attendee for a 5% cost reduction for three (3) years. You may also apply for a reduction of two (2) points off your license, through NJDMV.

The ECG & Pharmacology Course is a classroom-based, facilitator-led course designed to improve electrocardiogram (ECG) recognition skills and pharmacology knowledge for treating cardiovascular emergencies.   This course is for healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who require this specialized knowledge for their job.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
After participating in this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Explain heart anatomy and basic electrophysiology.
2. Explain normal ECG measurements.
3. Recognize basic arrhythmias.
4. List basic ACLS drugs.
5. Describe drugs, doses, and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies.

TARGET AUDIENCES:
Primary Audience:
• Physicians
• Nurses
• Pharmacists
• EMTs/Paramedics/Advanced EMTs
• Respiratory Therapists
• ECG Techs

 

This 2.5 hour American Heart Association class is geared for those who do not require certification yet want to learn Adult, Child and Infant CPR and choking. AED use is demonstrated. This course is geared to the public and encourages all citizens to learn CPR so that more lives may be saved.

THIS COURSE DOES NOT OFFER A CERTIFICATION CARD

 

Fundamental Critical Care Support

More than 10,000 clinicians a year on five continents receive Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) training, which prepares non-intensivists to manage critically ill patients for the first 24 hours until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged. The course and its companion text assist the non-intensivist in dealing with the sudden deterioration of critically ill patients and prepares house staff and nurses for ICU coverage. The course is often used to prepare residents for rotations in the ICU.
 
Contact Hours Pending
 
 

Saint Clare’s Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurse Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider Number P141-8/14-17 Planners and Speaker have nothing to disclose. No conflict of interest has been identified. This activity has no commercial support. To obtain a contact hour certificate attendees must complete and submit an evaluation form.

This class is designed for individuals who need a CPR card for either personal fulfillment or for work purposes in industries NOT involved with medicine/healthcare. It is best to ask your employer which class is required for your employment. This class is perfect for the lay person, the fitness instructor, the educator, or the childcare professional. This class is also appropriate for parents or couples ready to adopt, expectant parents, or anyone else who does not work in any kind of medical/healthcare industry.

Please note: If you work in any kind of healthcare or medical field, or are a student of, or plan to be, this is most likely NOT the appropriate class for you. You should consider taking the BLS for Healthcare Providers class. It is best to contact your employer or education institution to inquire about which class you need.

Heartsaver CPR / AED Objectives:
* CPR for the Adult, Child, and Infant
* Choking for the Adult, Child, and Infant
* Use of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) 

Students will receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED eCard that is valid for two years at the completion of class, once all objectives have been completed.

* It is the students responsibility to register for the correct class they need for work, school, or other obligation. It is suggested you contact your employere or educational institution for clarification before registering.  

 

This course is designed to introduce new or expectant parents, grandparents or caregivers to the safety issues associated with caring for infants (under the age of one year) and children (one year to puberty). This course includes American Heart Association (AHA) CPR skills and obstructed airway procedures for children from birth to eight years of age.

THIS COURSE DOES NOT OFFER A CERTIFICATION CARD

This course is open to Prime Healthcare employees only.

 

Only management staff may register selected Frontline Leaders.

 

Target Audience: Frontline Leaders

 

Purpose: To provide frontline leaders the knowledge and skill to successfully handle challenges and promote innovative effective change in a dynamic work setting.

 

Objectives:

  • Discuss Leadership styles
  • Recognize staff characteristics that can be utilized to improve productivity
  • Explore team building exercises
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Analyze factors that impact quality and overall patient experience

 

Times:

  • Day 1: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Day 2: 8am - 12noon

 

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This continuing education activity was approved for 9.5 contact hours. Successful completion requires attendance at entire class & completion of evaluation form.

Saint Clare’s Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission On Accreditation. Provider Number P141-8/14-17. 

There is no commercial support for this activity. Planners & Content Experts have declared that they have nothing to disclose.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NJSNA or ANCC of any commercial products or services. 

NAEMT's EMS Safety course aims to promote a culture of EMS safety and help reduce the number and intensity of injuries incurred by EMS practitioners in carrying out their work. The course increases the practitioners' awareness and understanding of EMS safety standards and practices and develops their ability to effectively implement them. EMS Safety is the first national and most comprehensive education program of its kind that teaches techniques on how to best achieve safety on the job.

 

Purpose: The Neonatal Resuscitation Program has been designed by the American Academy of Pediatrics to teach an evidence-based approach to resuscitation of the newborn. The causes, prevention, and management of mild to severe neonatal asphyxia are carefully explained so that health professionals may develop optimal knowledge and skill in resuscitation. The Neonatal Resuscitation Program is an educational program that introduces the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation.

PLEASE NOTE: IT IS "REQUIRED" THAT THE STUDENT COMPLETE AND PASS THE ONLINE NRP EXAM NO MORE THAN 30 DAYS OF ENTERING A SCHEDULED SKILLS SESSION. PLEASE CALL THE SAINT CLARE’S TRAINING CENTER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

PLEASE NOTE: THE MANUAL IS REQUIRED FOR THE COURSE. IF YOU DO NOT OWN OR CANNOT OBTAIN A COPY OF THE TEXTBOOK OF NEONATAL RESUSCITATION (7TH EDITION), THE MANUAL CAN BE PURCHASED THROUGH AMAZON OR BARNES AND NOBLE ONLINE.

 

 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) for Healthcare Providers

The PALScourse builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

THE 2015 Edition Textbook IS REQUIRED. Please either purchase a book with your class registration, or have access to one from a friend, your employer, or from school to bring with you to class.

REQUIRED PRECOURSE SELF-ASSESSMENT MUST BE COMPLETED WITH A SCORE OF 70% OR BETTER BEFORE ARRIVING FOR CLASS.

THE PRECOURSE ASSESSMENT USER NAME AND PASSWORD CAN BE FOUND ON THE BOTTOM OF PAGE ii OF THE 2015 TEXTBOOK.

FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE PRECOURSE ASSESMENT OR BRINGING THE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE TO CLASS, MAY RESULT IN YOUR CLASS BEING RESCHEDULED.

Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

The PALS course covers:

  • PALS algorithms
  • immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • airway management
  • rhythm recognition
  • high-quality CPR
  • 1-rescuer CPR AED
  • effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • science overview (update course)
  • BLS and PALS surveys
  • ACS
  • Megacode treatment
  • identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations.

ACLS training is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital, including:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • emergency medical technicians
  • paramedics
  • staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical care departments
  • other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an PALS Course Completion eCard.

To be successful in any PALS 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 PALS course materials and complete a precourse self-assessment using the tools in their student materials before starting the course.

EACH CLASS IS 2 CONSECUTIVE DAYS.

Saint Clare’s Health System is an approved provider of continuing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider number P141-8/14-17.

Planners and speakers have nothing to disclose. No conflict of interest has been identified. This activity has no commercial support.

To obtain the 13.5 contact hour’s certificate participants must attend the entire session and submit an NJSNA evaluation form.

 

 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) for Healthcare Providers - RENEW

NOTE - THIS COURSE IS A RENEW COURSE. PLEASE HAVE YOUR CURRENT PALS PROVIDER CARD AVILABLE TO SHOW THE INSTRUCTOR UPON SIGNING IN.

The PALS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. PALS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

THE 2015 Edition textbook IS REQUIRED. Please either purchase a book with your class registration, or have access to one from a friend, your employer, or from school to bring with you to class.

REQUIRED PRECOURSE SELF-ASSESSMENT MUST BE COMPLETED WITH A SCORE OF 70% OR BETTER BEFORE ARRIVING FOR CLASS.

THE PRECOURSE ASSESSMENT USER NAME AND PASSWORD CAN BE FOUND ON THE BOTTOM OF PAGE ii OF THE 2015 TEXTBOOK.

FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE PRECOURSE ASSESMENT OR BRINGING THE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE TO CLASS, MAY RESULT IN YOUR CLASS BEING RESCHEDULED.

Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

The PALS course covers:

  • ACLS algorithms
  • immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • airway management
  • rhythm recognition
  • high-quality CPR
  • 1-rescuer CPR AED
  • effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • science overview (update course)
  • BLS and ACLS surveys
  • ACS
  • Megacode treatment
  • identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke).

PALS training is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital, including:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • emergency medical technicians
  • paramedics
  • staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical care departments
  • other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an PALS Course Completion eCard.

To be successful in any PALS 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 PALS course materials and complete a precourse self-assessment using the tools in their student materials before starting the course.

Course Length
Course length is One Day - approximately eight hours.

This course is designed for 11-14 yr. olds with an interest in babysitting for younger children. This course utilizes the Safe Sitter® curriculum.

Safe Sitter® is a medically accurate, competency-based, highly structured babysitting preparation course designed for, but not limited to, 11- to 14 year olds. The course was created by Patricia A. Keener, M.D. Assistant Dean, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. The course includes Care of the Choking Infant/Child, Injury Prevention and Injury Management, Safety for the Sitter, Child Care Essentials, Behavior Management, and Babysitting as a Business. The class is 7 hours in length with hands-on practice, small group interactive learning, role-playing, and games. Each participant needs to pass a written and practical exam showing mastery of the key concepts.

Participants receive a Saint Clare’s Training Center Course Completion Certificate and a Safe Sitter® Handbook.

 

American Heart Association Training Center

Need a class for 6 or more students?  Let us help you organize a group class!

We provide two options for group classes with a minimum of 6 registered students:

  1. Onsite classes - We come to you!
  2. Private classes - Come to our facility! You schedule the date and time.  

Call our office 973-989-3213 Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for a quote!

Replacement Cards 

Please call our office at 973-989-3213.  We will verify your information; and with payment, print and mail a duplicate card.  For BLS Healthcare Provider and Heartsaver CPR/AED and/or HeartSaver First Aid, replacement card cost is $10.00.  For ACLS and PALS replacement card cost is $15.00.  


Disclaimer: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.