Class Schedule

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Heartcode BLS utilizes distance learning to update healthcare professionals with the recognition of life-threatening emergencies, providing CPR, using an AED, and relieving choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Includes online access code and skills session.

 

The Heartcode® Online ACLS The American Heart Association’s HeartCode® Online Advanced Cardiac Life Support course is designed for healthcare providers who direct or participate in the resuscitation of an adult patient. Through simulated online scenarios, providers will learn to treat adults suffering from respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support for patient survival including the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. 

American Heart Association Heartcode Advanced Cardiac Life Support course combines the convenience of a self-directed online course with the personalization of a live in-person skills session. Participants that successfully complete their skills test receive a 2 year American Heart Association ACLS Provider certification.

Complete the American Heart Association Online Heartcode ACLS course online and then come to a CESI EMS for a skills appointment with an instructor. Results in identical certification as instructor-led training.

 

 

The Heartcode® Online PALS The American Heart Association’s HeartCode® Online Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support course is designed for healthcare providers who direct or participate in the resuscitation of a pediatric patient. Through simulated online scenarios, providers will learn to treat pediatrics suffering from respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies. PALS emphasizes the importance of basic life support for patient survival including the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. 

American Heart Association Heartcode Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support course combines the convenience of a self-directed online course with the personalization of a live in-person skills session. Participants that successfully complete their skills test receive a 2 year American Heart Association PALS Provider certification.

Complete the American Heart Association Online Heartcode PALS course online and then come to a CESI EMS for a skills appointment with an instructor. Results in identical certification as instructor-led training.

 

 

Heartsaver First Aid Online has been updated to reflect new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC and the 2015 AHA/Red Cross Guidelines for First Aid. This course covers first aid basics for the most common first aid emergencies, including how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills.

Heartsaver First Aid Online is the eLearning portion of the Heartsaver First Aid Blended Learning Course and teaches information needed for first aid training. Upon completion of the online portion, students must complete a hands-on session with an AHA Instructor.

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

  • List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of the first aid rescuer
  • Describe the key steps in first aid
  • Remove protective gloves
  • Find the problem
  • Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke
  • Use an epinephrine pen
  • Control bleeding and bandaging
  • Recognize elements of common injuries
  • Recognize elements of common illnesses
  • Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury
  • Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers

Course Description

An AHA Instructor course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in resuscitation courses.

The ideal instructor candidate:

  • Is highly motivated to facilitate learning
  • Desires to provide his or her students with the best possible educational experience
  • Views skill assessment as an effective educational tool

Prerequisites

  • Before attending the discipline specific classroom portion of an instructor course, all instructor candidates must:
    • AHA requires instructors be at least 16 years of age
    • Candidates must have and submit a copy of a current AHA Provider card in the discipline they wish to teach
    • Upon successful completion of this program, the instructor candidate will be eligible to be mentored for approval as an AHA instructor.

ACLS Provider Course Features

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Prerequisites

Students must have and submit a copy of a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card to the instructor.

Intended Audience

ACLS is designed for health care professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

ACLS Refresher Course Features

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Prerequisites

Students must have and submit a copy of a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card to the instructor. Please bring this to class.

Intended Audience

ACLS is designed for health care professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units. 

HeartCode ACLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the AHA’s ACLS Course. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session.

HeartCode ACLS is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. To enter the course, students must complete a precourse self-assessment. Students will then be presented with a team dynamics lesson and 10 In-hospital patient cases, including a BLS case and 2 megacode cases. The cases may be repeated as many times as necessary to pass. Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students will take a multiple choice exam and must pass with a minimum score of 84%.

Course Description

An AHA Instructor course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in resuscitation courses.

The ideal instructor candidate:

  • Is highly motivated to facilitate learning
  • Desires to provide his or her students with the best possible educational experience
  • Views skill assessment as an effective educational tool

Prerequisites

  • Before attending the discipline specific classroom portion of an instructor course, all instructor candidates must:
    • AHA requires instructors be at least 16 years of age
    • Candidates must have and submit a copy of a current AHA Provider card in the discipline they wish to teach to the instructor.
    • Upon successful completion of this program, the instructor candidate will be eligible to be mentored for approval as an AHA instructor.
  • The BLS Instructor Essentials Course via Heartcode must be completed before attending this class. CESI EMS will sent you the information to access this content; a few days after registering. 

BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Features

  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1 Rescuer CPR & AED for adult, child & infant
  • 2 Rescuer CPR & AED for adult, child & infant
  • Differences between adult, child & infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child & infant
  • Relief of choking for adult, child & infant

Intended Audience

This program is designed for healthcare providers whose daily occupations demand proficiency & knowledge in the skills of Basic Cardiac Life Support. The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers course is designed to review, organize and prioritize information and skills needed to manage a cardiac arrest and other life threatening emergencies such as airway obstruction, heart attack and stroke at the basic life support level.

 

 

HeartCode BLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills.

After completing the online portion, students attend a structured BLS Hands-On Session with an AHA Instructor. This session focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. 


HeartCode BLS is for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative method for completing an initial or renewal BLS Course.

Family and Friends CPR Features

  • The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant.
  • Applies AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which improves learning and retention
  • Classroom format works well for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback while learning skills
  • Each student receives high quality course materials for ongoing reference and a class participation certificate

Intended Audience

The Family & Friends program is designed for those caring for infants, children, and adults. This can also include, family members, babysitters, and others providing in home care, but who do not require course completion credential. The Family and Friends CPR program teaches how to perform CPR on adults, children, and infants.

Heartsaver® First Aid is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. Students learn duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers; first aid actions for medical emergencies, including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke; and skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies, including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings.

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

Features

  • Video-based course ensures consistency
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Student Workbook comes with Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide that summarizes first aid actions for many injuries and illnesses
  • Course is updated with the new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that teaches students to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.

This course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 U.S. states.

Audience

  • Child care workers
  • Teachers
  • Foster care workers
  • Camp counselors
  • Youth organizations
  • Coaches for children’s sports organizations
  • Others responsible for children including parents, grandparents, babysitters and guardians

Features

  • Updated to reflect new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care and the 2015 American Heart Association and American Red Cross Update for First Aid
  • Video-based lessons ensure consistency
  • Instructor-led, practice format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback from an Instructor

PALS for Healthcare Providers Course Features

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills through simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Prerequisites

Candidates must have and submit a copy of a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card to the instructor.

Intended Audience

The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

PALS Refresher Course Features

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills through simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Prerequisites

Candidates must have and submit a copy of a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card to the instructor.

Intended Audience

The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

HeartCode® PALS is an online comprehensive eLearning 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.

To enter the course, students must complete the PALS Precourse Self-Assessment. Students are then presented with 12 In-hospital patient cases and a team dynamics lesson. Cases may be repeated as many times as necessary to pass. Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students must pass the multiple-choice exam with a minimum score of 84%.

You must be 16 years of age to become certified as an EMT in the State of Connecticut

This 190+ hour course is an entry level program that will train you to be an integral member of the pre-hospital team. The course provides instruction in basic life support skills such as CPR, airway management, treatment of bleeding control and shock recognition. In addition, we will cover: care for trauma victims, medical emergencies, OB/Gyn, and pediatrics.

During the program you will be required to complete 10 hours of observation time, separate from class time, at the Hartford Hospital Emergency Department and/or at a local ambulance service provider.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the certification exam from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).  Successful completion of the exam is required in order to be certified as an EMT in Connecticut.  The examination fee for one practical exam is included in the cost of the program.

The tuition fee includes:

  • Trauma Shears
  • Stethoscope
  • Blood pressure cuff
  • Pen light
  • CPR Certification
  • National Registry Practical Examination (one attempt)

The following textbook will be used:

Brady’s Prehospital Emergency Care, 10th edtion. Books will be available in the Bookstore.

UConn students who wish to register for the class for credit will need instructor permission.  The permission number will be issued by Dr. Susan Gregoire after payment is made to Hartford Hospital.

You must be 16 years of age to become certified as an EMT in the State of Connecticut

This 190+ hour course is an entry level program that will train you to be an integral member of the pre-hospital team. The course provides instruction in basic life support skills such as CPR, airway management, treatment of bleeding control and shock recognition. In addition, we will cover: care for trauma victims, medical emergencies, OB/Gyn, and pediatrics.

During the program you will be required to complete 10 hours of observation time, separate from class time, at the Hartford Hospital Emergency Department and/or at a local ambulance service provider.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the certification exam from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).  Successful completion of the exam is required in order to be certified as an EMT in Connecticut.  The examination fee for one practical exam is included in the cost of the program.

The tuition fee includes:

  • Trauma Shears
  • Stethoscope
  • Blood pressure cuff
  • Pen light
  • CPR Certification
  • National Registry Practical Examination (one attempt)

The following textbook will be used:

Brady’s Prehospital Emergency Care, 10th edtion. Books will be available in the Bookstore.

UConn students who wish to register for the class for credit will need instructor permission.  The permission number will be issued by Dr. Susan Gregoire after payment is made to Hartford Hospital.

It is unfortunate that your have lost/misplaced your AHA certification card. Fortunately, we can get you a new one.

Please note: Duplicate cards will not be issued if they are past expiration.

Once your payment has been processed refunds cannot be issued.

 

 

The AHA's ACLS and PALS Pocket Reference Cards have been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC). These cards are a convenient, quick reference tool healthcare professionals can access in a variety of healthcare settings. 

 

These cards are for healthcare professionals involved in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others. 

Classes will be held at Wethersfield Volunteer Ambulance Association
206 Prospect St
Wethersfield, CT 06109

Saturday's and Sunday's 8a-4p on March 10th, 11th, 24th, 25th 2018

The Role of an EMT…

The EMT serves as an integral part of the EMS response, assuring a prompt and professional medical response. This course serves as an entry-level program providing education in the assessment and care of adult and pediatric patients with:
   • Respiratory problems
   • Cardiac problems
   • Diabetic problems
   • Strokes
   • Seizures
   • Trauma
   • Childbirth emergencies

The EMT scope of practice includes basic skills focused on the acute management and transportation of sick and injured patients. This course provides education in the following skills:
   • Airway management
   • Cardiac arrest management
   • Patient assessment
   • Patient immobilization
   • Emergency service operations

Hartford Hospital’s Center for Education, Simulation, and Innovation (CESI) is proud to offer this initial paramedic training program and to continue Hartford Hospital’s 15 year tradition of providing top quality initial paramedic training. The program consists of four (4) 15-week semesters providing comprehensive coverage of anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, out-of-hospital advanced life support care for traumatic and medical emergencies, scene management, and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) operations. The intensive curriculum meets or exceeds the current National EMS Education Standards and is approved by the State of Connecticut Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services. Upon successful completion of all four semesters, students are qualified to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic Examination, the licensing exam recognized by the State of Connecticut. This program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).

Contact Us

Please direct any questions about the paramedic training program to Paramedic.training@hhchealth.org