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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.

Prime Healthcare New Jersey 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 P141-12/17-20. There is no commercial support, sponsorship, or conflict of interest for this activity.

Contact Hours: 14

 

 

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.

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.

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Plan the safety of staff and patients when dealing with patients who may become aggressive or violent.
  • Identify behavioral signs & symptoms of escalation
  • Define conditions conducive to development of a therapeutic relationship
  • Discuss safety issues involved in providing a therapeutic environment
  • Explain NJ Mental Health Law as it relates to mental health admission & commitment process.
  • Explain the process of restraint/seclusion according to hospital policy, regulatory and accreditation standards
  • Utilize critical thinking in planning, implementing, and evaluating evidence based interventions
  • Apply physical de-escalation techniques to optimize safety for all
  • Explain the process of restraint/seclusion use
  • Discuss how to respond to an active shooter event

Comfortable clothes, sneakers and promptness are REQUIRED

Prime Healthcare New Jersey 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 P141-12/17-20. There is no commercial support, sponsorship, or conflict of interest for this activity.

Contact Hours: 7

  • Identify key aspects of evaluating and assessing the pregnant patient
  • List common terminology used for the obstetrical patient
  • Describe the technique used to assess the obstetrical patient
  • Discuss emergency delivery of a newborn in the emergency room and outside of a hospital
  • Identify proper equipment needed for deliveries
  • List the common obstetrical emergencies
  • Describe appropriate delivery techniques and care of mother / baby post delivery

 

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

 

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.  

 

The Heartsaver First Aid course provides basic first aid training, including the first aid skills recommended by OSHA. The course covers first aid basics, medical emergencies, injury emergencies, and environmental emergencies.

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

 

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

 

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.

Prime Healthcare New Jersey 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 P141-12/17-20. There is no commercial support, sponsorship, or conflict of interest for this activity.

Contact Hours: 13.5

 

 

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.

 

Purpose:  The purpose of this course is to provide RN's with hands on skills in safely performing peritoneal dialysis

 

Objectives:

Review renal function and chronic renal failure

Distinguish between peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis

List step by step instructions on how to perform a manual peritoneal dialysis exchange, catheter site care, and obtain fluid samples

Explain potential complications in peritoneal dialysis and nursing interventions utilized

 

Prime Healthcare New Jersey 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 P141-12/17-20. There is no commercial support, sponsorship, or conflict of interest for this activity.

Contact Hours: 7.25

Description:   The Pronouncement of Death by the RN course is designed to provide nurses a review of assessment skills needed to pronounce death in the hospital setting in the state of New Jersey.

Objectives:

  1. Review signs of imminent death
  2. Review steps prior to entering the room, including how to address family with sensitivity
  3. Describe the actual assessments required for pronouncing death
  4. Explain the documentation in the hospital EMR and the New Jersey EDRS
  5. Review several cultural and religious traditions surrounding death and how nurses can accommodate to provide closure

 

Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises.

 Safe Sitter® Course Content:

  • Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.
  • Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.
  • First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue is often students’ favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.
  • Life & Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.

 

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.