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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.

 

 

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

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST COMPLETE HEARTCODE PART 1 BEFORE ATTENDING HEARTCODE SKILLS  PART 2 SESSION

 

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 COMPLETE HEARTCODE PART 1 BEFORE ATTENDING 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 COMPLETE HEARTCODE PART 1 BEFORE ATTENDING 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

  • 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. 

Please email AHATCC@hhchealth.org with a date and time you can come in to demonstrate your ACLS skills and challenge the ACLS Provider Exam. We offer this Instructor Renewals Monday-Friday 7a-2p. 

Please email AHATCC@hhchealth.org with a date and time you can come in to demonstrate your BLS skills and challenge the BLS Provider Exam. We offer this Instructor Renewals Monday-Friday 7a-2p. 

Please email AHATCC@hhchealth.org with a date and time you can come in to demonstrate your PALS skills and challenge the PALS Provider Exam. We offer this Instructor Renewals Monday-Friday 7a-2p. 

Please email AHATCC@hhchealth.org with a date and time you can come in to demonstrate your BLS skills and challenge the BLS Provider Exam. We offer this Instructor Renewals Monday-Friday 7a-2p. 

Please email AHATCC@hhchealth.org with a date and time you can come in to demonstrate your ACLS skills and challenge the ACLS Provider Exam. We offer this Instructor Renewals Monday-Friday 7a-2p. 

Please email AHATCC@hhchealth.org with a date and time you can come in to demonstrate your PALS skills and challenge the PALS Provider Exam. We offer this Instructor Renewals Monday-Friday 7a-2p. 

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

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

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. 

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.

 

 

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® CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.

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

Features

  • Video-based course ensures consistency 
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 
  • Course is updated with the new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

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® First Aid CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.

This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.

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

Features

  • Video-based course ensures consistency 
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • 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

Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Course is a classroom course that teaches employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials.

This course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction.

 

Heartsaver® CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.

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

Features

  • Video-based course ensures consistency 
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 
  • Course is updated with the new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

Heartsaver® CPR AED is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.

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

Features

  • Video-based course ensures consistency 
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 
  • Course is updated with the new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

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.

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. 

Emergency Medical Responders provide immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical services system. EMRs have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS resources to arrive. EMRs also provide assistance to higher-level personnel at the scene of emergencies and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders are a vital part of the comprehensive EMS response. Under medical oversight, Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment. 

Individuals applying for Emergency Medical Responder certification must meet the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a state-approved Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course that meets or exceeds the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for the Emergency Medical Responder
    • Candidates must have completed the course within the past two years and the course Program Director must verify successful course completion on the National Registry website.
  2. Have a current CPR-BLS for "Healthcare Provider" or equivalent credential.
  3. Successful completion of the EMR cognitive (knowledge) examination and a state approved psychomotor (skills) examination.
    • Passed portions of each exam (cognitive and psychomotor) remain valid for twelve (12) months.
    • Some states integrate the EMR psychomotor exam into the EMR course. Candidates should contact their State EMS Office or course instructor for guidance on their local psychomotor exam requirements.

CESI EMS UCONN EMT Program 8/26/19 through 12/6/19

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

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.

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

Overview

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).

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 and uniforms 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 Paramedic.training@hhchealth.org

 

Please use contact email given by EMT Instructor to schedule Station Re-Test

Hartford Healthcare’s Center for Education, Simulation, and Innovation (CESI) is proud to offer education courses for EMS providers at Hartford Hospital, continuing the hospital’s tradition of providing top quality initial Emergency Medical Services training.

Our Program:

This Emergency Medical Services – Instructor (EMS- I) course is approved by the Department of Health (DPH), and exceeds standards required by the State of Connecticut and national standards. The program is a required component for students to apply to DPH to become certified as an EMS-I. Upon successful completion of the course, students submit their portfolio, and application to the Regional EMS Council for approval as an EMS-I.  

Course Description:

This 15-week course is presented by Hartford Healthcare’s Center for Education, Simulation, and Innovation (CESI).

Class sessions meet Monday’s and Wednesday’s from: 6-10pm

Start Date: Monday, September 9, 2019

End Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Class will not be held on Monday, November 25th or Wednesday, November 27th due to the Thanksgiving holiday. 

The course will include 25 hours of required student teaching following the didactic classroom portion. Student teaching hours will be scheduled with CESI approved EMS-Is in existing state approved courses.  During the course, student will create their portfolio that will be submitted to the Regional EMS Council, as a requirement for their recommendation to DPH for EMS-I certification. There are additional state DPH requirements for EMS-I certification.  Students may contact DPH with any questions regarding the requirements.

The didactic period will cover 30 different learning modules to extensively cover the most beneficial avenues to conduct and instruct emergency medical services courses. Students will learn leadership, public speaking, and the national and state approved teaching methodologies in order to prepare them how to educate teenage and adult learners.

Course Location:

All classes are held at Hartford Healthcare’s Center for Education, Simulation, and Innovation at Hartford Hospital located at 560 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT

Prerequisites:

Students must have and maintain a(n): EMT-B certification, AEMT certification, or Paramedic license.

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

Overview

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).

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 and uniforms 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 Paramedic.training@hhchealth.org

 

Course Overview

This 3-day 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).
1 day consisting of homework/question review followed by a proctored (2 hour) exam. 
*Should a participant not pass the initial exam, he/she instead will have the opportunity for 1 retest. In addition, we offer a 2 hour remediation session with an instructor prior to retesting. 

 

Testimonials

"Liza was great and very helpful when a concept wasn't grasped right away."

"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.

Please use contact email given by EMT Instructor to schedule Station Re-Test

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

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

The following textbook will be used:

Brady’s Prehospital Emergency Care, 11th edition and the Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, 12th edition. Books will be made available in CESI to purchase.

The examination fee for the NREMT practical exam is NOT included in the cost of the program.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact us at AHATCC@hhchealth.org

Regards, CESI EMS