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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.

 

 

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 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.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: You must purchase and complete 'Online Heartcode ACLS Course: Part 1' through our website before attending the heartcode skills part 2 session. 

If you need to cancel/reschedule your registration, please email AHATCC@hhchealth.org. Please do not register for multiple sessions as we have limited seats available. 

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%.

PLEASE NOTE: You must purchase and complete 'Online Heartcode BLS Course: Part 1' through our website before attending the heartcode skills part 2 session. 

 

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.

PLEASE NOTE: You must purchase and complete 'Online Heartcode PALS Course: Part 1' through our website before attending the heartcode skills part 2 session. 

 

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%.

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

  • All instructor candidates must be:
    • 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
    • The ACLS Instructor Essentials Course must be completed. CESI EMS will send the information to access this content prior to class.

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

  • All instructor candidates must be:
    • 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
    • The PALS Instructor Essentials Course must be completed. CESI EMS will send the information to access this content prior to class.

 ***We also offer a hybrid option for a self-paced online course with an in-person 90 minute skills session (ACLS Heartcode: part 1 and part 2)***

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

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. 

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.

**We also offer a hybrid option for a self-paced online course with an in-person 90 minute skills session (PALS Heartcode: part 1 and part 2)**

 ***We also offer a hybrid option for a self-paced online course with an in-person 90 minute skills session (PALS Heartcode: part 1 and part 2)***

 

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.

The CESI UCONN EMT Program will take place at UConn Storrs from August 29th, 2022 through December 9th, 2022. You must be a UConn matriculated student to register for the EMT class at the UConn Storrs campus. 

 

Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays: 6p-10p and Saturdays: 9a-5p

 

***We will also be holding a fall EMT class at Hartford Hospital. To learn more information about our couse held at Hartford Hospital, please email us at emt.training@hhchealth.org.'***

 

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, 11th edition. MyBrady Lab Access is also required and can be purchased when purchasing the book or separately. Books will be available in the Bookstore.

The permission number for the class will be issued by Dr. Susan Gregoire after payment is made to Hartford Hospital. Please follow the instructions in the confirmation email to obtain your permission number.

This Informational Session is designed to provide students who are interested in the Hartford Hospital Paramedic Program with critical information about the Program.

Prospective students will have a chance to meet Program faculty and have their questions answered while learning details about Program expectations, schedule, academic and clinical requirements, and what it takes to succeed in this academically demanding course of study.

Students who have already registered for the Paramedic Program are strongly encouraged to attend an Information Session prior to the start of class, as information covered in these sessions will include necessary instructions for obtaining student identification, parking access, and medical clearance required to attend clinical rotations, all of which is required before the start of classes.

For questions about this course, please email Paramedic.training@hhchealth.org

 

*Please note that there will be an increase in the cost of the class effective July 1, 2022. You will recieve the current price if you register before July 1st.*

Course Overview

This course teaches nurses the basics of how to interpret and treat cardiac arrhythmias at Hartford Hospital's Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI). The course consists of: 

2 days of class are instructional with interactive classroom activities (must attend both days).

2 hours of homework and test review (either the day of the exam or the day prior)

A proctored exam will be in person (2 hours)


*Should a participant not pass the initial exam, he/she will have the opportunity for 1 retest. In addition, we offer a remediation session with an instructor prior to retesting. 

Testimonials

"The instructor-very encouraging and teaches this content very well. Flexible teaching style to adapt to all student’s needs."

"I found the course was very helpful and made me feel a lot more comfortable reading rhythm strips and analyzing them."

"Instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the course, the course was vert interactive, material was great!"

 

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options?

Parking in the Hartford Hospital Employee Garage located at 500 Hudson Street, Hartford CT is no longer guaranteed. If you are unable to park here, you can park in the public parking garage on campus. The parking fees are non refundable. Current Hartford Hospital employees are required to park in their designated parking garage/lot. You will be notified via email of any changes to parking accommodations.

For book pickup you may use the driveway in front of our building (please let security know you are here for CESI).

Do I have to schedule a book pickup time?

Yes, we want to ensure that all our students have the correct textbook so we will require you to pickup your book and caliper from us prior to the first day of class. However, scheduling a book pickup time is easy and painless using our online scheduling form.

What is the cancellation and or reimbursement policy? 

  • Participants who choose to cancel registration for the course will receive a full refund if cancelled 14 or more days prior to class start date (provided they have not picked up their supplies yet – if supplies picked up, this cost will be subtracted from the refund).
  • Participant will receive a partial refund equaling 75% of their registration fee if cancelled within the time frame of 7 to 14 days prior to the start of the course (provided they have not picked up their supplies yet – if supplies picked up, this cost will be subtracted from the refund).
  • Participant will receive no refund if cancelled less than 7 days (1 week) prior to the start of the course.

 

 

 

Overview


Hartford Healthcare'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).

Curriculum

The first semester is comprised of three (3) individual courses. Students are required to attend and successfully complete each course before moving on to the next semester. The semester tuition of $2000 includes enrollment in all 3 courses.

 

EMTP 101: Material covered includes EMS system design, well-being of the paramedic, medical/legal concerns, basic pathophysiology and pharmacology. Basic life support skills are reviewed and advanced life support skills are introduced. The course includes classroom time as well as on-line and other take-home assignments. Classes meet at CESI each Monday and Friday from 6pm-10pm.

A&P1: Introduces students to the study of anatomy and physiology including fundamentals of biochemistry and cellular physiology, the tissue level of organization, and body systems such as the integumentary, musculo-skeletal, nervous, and endocrine systems. This course focuses particularly on the direct implications for advanced life support care providers. The course includes classroom time as well as on-line and other take-home assignments. Class meets at CESI each Wednesday from 6p-10p.

EMTP110: The Paramedic Clinical Experience includes one (1) eight-hour clinical shift per week in the Emergency Department at Hartford Hospital. Students will perform skills as they become credentialed under the supervision of hospital staff. Students self-schedule clinical time based on shift availability and traditional hospital shift times (7a-3p, 3p-11p, or 11p-7a).

Prerequisites

  • Students must possess and maintain (throughout the program) a valid State of Connecticut Certification as an EMT or AEMT as well as professional rescuer CPR from a recognized training organization.
  • Upon enrollment but prior to the start of class, students will be required to provide immunization records and proof of health insurance.
  • Students will be required to take English Comprehension and Basic Math competency exams. Students will receive information about scheduling exams after they enroll.


Required Materials


Students will be required to purchase textbooks, uniforms, and other required material to participate in the program. Information on purchasing options will be provided upon enrollment in the program.Students are required to have their own laptop.

Contact Us

Please direct any questions about the paramedic training program to Tessa.Harrington@hhchealth.org or Paramedic.Training@hhchealth.org 

The Fall 2022 HH EMT Program will start on 8/30/2022 and end on 12/10/2022. Class times are as follows: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 10pm, and Saturdays from 8am to 4pm. Classes will take place at Hartford Hospital's Center of Education, Simulation, and Innovation (CESI). 

 

Per Hartford Hospital policy, all staff and students are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster (if 5 months since initial vaccination) prior to the start of class. 

 

Students must be 16 years of age at the completion of class to become certified as an EMT in the State of Connecticut, but may start the program before they turn 16.

This 200+ 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 20 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 tuition fee includes:

  • Trauma Shears
    Stethoscope
    Blood pressure cuff
    Pen light
    CPR Certification
    CESI EMT Program Shirt 

 

A week prior to the start of class, we will send you more information about the course. 

The textbook cost and examination fees (for the state practical exam and NREMT written exam) are NOT included in the cost of the program.

 

If you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact us at emt.training@hhchealth.org or 860-972-2564.

 

Regards,

CESI EMS

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