Class Schedule

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Effective February 1, 2018 all ACLS and PALS classes will be held at 

Edison Rescue Squad 2

848 New Dover Road Edison NJ 08817

 

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When attending classes at Whispering Knoll Assisted Living, please do not use the parking spaces directly around the building please use the Q lot.

Pre-requisites: Current Healthcare Provider card. Proficient in rhythm interpretation. Completion of the pre-course assessment on the American Heart Association website (www.onlineaha.org).  Print out certificate and bring to class. 

Employees in the following target areas are entitled to employee pricing:

  • JFK Employee Physicians (not contract), Respiratory Therapists, Paramedics, and RN’s working in ICU, CCU, IR, Endo/PACU/ ER/ MICU/Express Admissions/SDS/Diagnostic Cardiac Center/Mediplex/L & D/4 North, 4 West and 3 Central are eligible to take the course at the discounted fee.
  • Those wishing to take the ACLS course that are not in the target areas are resposible for covering the cost of tuition. They also must demonstrate proficiency in rhythm interpretation by showing successful completion of the AHA online pre-course assessment. 

 

The ACLS Initial Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

 
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

 

This 2 day program is for new attendees or people whose card has already expired. Nurses are eligible for 11 contact hours. Course objectives are listed below.

ACLS Course Objectives (Initial): 

  1. Properly identify criteria for participation and successful course completion.
  2. Properly identify the key scientific concepts needed to improve patient survival
  3. Assess a patient in cardiac arrest or with a potential cardiac problem
  4. Demonstrate the assessment and treatment of a patient in cardiac arrest
  5. Demonstrate the management of a patient in respirator arrest
  6. Demonstrate the proper techniques for the safe use of a cardiac monitor
  7. Properly identify and manage an adult cardiac arrest patient in a VF/PVT arrest
  8. Properly identify and manage a patient experiencing an ACS or CVA
  9. Describe the skills needed to be an effective team leader
  10. Properly identify and manage a patient in a bradycardia, PEA or asystolic arrest
  11. Properly identify and manage a patient in a narrow or wide complex tachycardia
  12. Demonstrate the skills needed to function as a team leader in one of the 10 core ACLS cases
  13. Complete the ACLS written exam with 84%
  14. Execute the responsibility of a team leader in an adult cardiac arrest
  15. Be able to activate a Code Blue in the hospital setting to JFK policy
  16. Be able to activate a Code Stroke in the hospital setting to the JFK policy

If you are a JFK Employee, please contact the training center to get your online access code. If you are not a JFK Employee, go to onlineaha.org to complete the HeartCode® ACLS Online Program.

If you come in with a certificate other than the AHA certificate, we will not be able to complete your skills test.

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.

Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students must pass the written exam with a score of 84%. Students then are able to attend this hands-on session required for full course completion.

Features

  • Updated science and education reflecting the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
  • Enhanced learning experience through eSimulations, life-like animations, and realistic scenarios
  • Advanced, evidence-based resuscitation education and skills critical to the Chain of Survival
  • Enhanced course structure and scenarios to ensure immediate preparedness in real-world situations
  • Continuing education credits available

Pre-requisites: Current Healthcare Provider card. Proficient in rhythm interpretation. Completion of the pre-course assessment on the American Heart Association website (www.onlineaha.org).  Print out certificate and bring to class. 

Employees in the following target areas are entitled to employee pricing:

  • JFK Employee Physicians (not contract), Respiratory Therapists, Paramedics, and RN’s working in ICU, CCU, IR, Endo/PACU/ ER/ MICU/Express Admissions/SDS/Diagnostic Cardiac Center/Mediplex/L & D/4 North, 4 West and 3 Central are eligible to take the course at the discounted fee.
  • Those wishing to take the ACLS course that are not in the target areas are resposible for covering the cost of tuition. They also must demonstrate proficiency in rhythm interpretation by showing successful completion of the AHA online pre-course assessment. 

 

The ACLS Initial Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

 
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

This 1 day program is for practicioners whose ACLS has not yet expires. If you have expired, you are required to attend the 2 day program. Nurses are eligible for 6 contact hours. Course objectives are listed below.

ACLS Course Objectives (Renewal)

  1. Properly identify criteria for participation and successful course completion.
  2. Properly identify the key scientific concepts needed to improve patient care
  3. Assess a patient in cardiac arrest or with a potential cardiac problem
  4. Demonstrate the assessment and treatment of a patient in cardiac arrest
  5. Demonstrate the assessment and treatment of a patient in respiratory arrest
  6. Describe the skills needed to be an effective team leader
  7. Demonstrate the required skills needed to function as a team leader in the management of a patient in any of the 10 core ACLS cases
  8. Complete the written exam with an 84%
  9. Execute the responsibility of a team leader in an adult cardiac arrest
  10. Be able to call a code blue in a hospital setting to JFK policy
  11. Be able to call a Code Stroke in a hospital setting to JFK policy

This is a video based Adult First Aid class which teaches non healthcare professionals what to do in the first ten minutes of an injury or acute illness. Some of the items covered include but are not limited to Heart Attack, Stroke, Diabetic Emergencies, splinting, bandaging, and how to care for allergic reactions with the use of an Epinephrine Auto Injector (Epi-Pen)

NAEMT’s Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) course is the first EMS education program that fully addresses how to best assess and manage the most common medical crises in patients, offering a "think outside the box" methodology.  It is for all levels of practitioners with a strong commitment to patient care, including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians.

The course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, history, interactive group discussion on potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises. The course offers an initial assessment-based approach that progresses to a diagnostic-based approach to quickly develop the best treatment plan.

AMLS is a sixteen-hour, two-day program that consists of interactive lectures, teaching and evaluation stations. The interactive/case based lectures include the following topics: altered mental status and neurologic disorders, respiratory dysfunction, shock, chest discomfort, endocrine, metabolic and environmental disorders, abdominal discomfort, infectious disease, and toxicologic emergencies, hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction. Teaching stations follow the associated lectures each day. 

AMLS is endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for PreHospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) and is recognized by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT). Students who successfully complete the AMLS course will receive a certificate of completion that is valid for four years.  

This class is a video based program that will cover the skills needed for Adult, Child and Infant CPR, the use of an Automated External Defibrillator and how to help someone who is chocking. This class is for people expected to respond in an emergency but may not be healthcare professionals.

There is a skills exam, but no written exam associated with this program.

NJ EMT’s require 24 elective CEU credits, along with a 24-hour EMT Refresher to recertify their EMT credentials.  This program is designed to satisfy the EMT Refresher component of the renewal for NJ Emergency Medical Technicians. The refresher program has been broken down into three sections:Airway, Trauma and Medical. Refresher A provides a review of Airway management and a brief overview of physiology of the airway. Each section is an 8 hour program that does not need to be completed as a set.Students are required to attend all three sections- A,B and C in order to utilize these CEUs for their recertification.

NJ EMT’s require 24 elective CEU credits, along with a 24-hour EMT Refresher to recertify their EMT credentials.  This program is designed to satisfy the EMT Refresher component of the renewal for NJ Emergency Medical Technicians. The refresher program has been broken down into three sections:Airway, Trauma and Medical. Refresher B provides a review of Medical Emergencies, assessment and treatment options for common medical emergencies experienced in the prehospital setting. Each section is an 8 hour program that does not need to be completed as a set.Students are required to attend all three sections- A,B and C in order to utilize these CEUs for their recertification.

NJ EMT’s require 24 elective CEU credits, along with a 24-hour EMT Refresher to recertify their EMT credentials.  This program is designed to satisfy the EMT Refresher component of the renewal for NJ Emergency Medical Technicians. The refresher program has been broken down into three sections:Airway, Trauma and Medical. Refresher C provides a review of emergencies associated with the trauma patient, assessment and treatment options for common traumatic emergencies experienced in the prehospital setting. Each section is an 8 hour program that does not need to be completed as a set.Students are required to attend all three sections- A,B and C in order to utilize these CEUs for their recertification.

Emergency Medical Technician: EMT Refresher/Transition Course

The EMT-Refresher course is a review of the skills and knowledge covered in the EMT-Basic course.

NJ EMT’s require 24 elective CEU credits, along with a 24-hour EMT Refresher to recertify their EMT credentials.  This program is designed to satisfy the EMT Refresher component of the renewal for NJ Emergency Medical Technicians. The refresher program has been broken down into three sections: Airway, Trauma and Medical. 

This course is designed to represent basic core refresher knowledge and retrain what skills are required for the EMT to recertify in NJ. The course offers the complete 24 continuing education units (CEUs) towards the EMT recertification curriculum. EMTs whose licenses have expired within the last two (2) years can use this course to recertify as an EMT. However, upon successful completion, the candidate must retake the NJ State EMT examination.

This program is conducted in three (3) 8-hour consecutive days, (such as Friday, Saturday and Sunday). The class will include classroom instruction and practical skills. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must attend all sessions, plus obtain a minimum score of 70% on the final evaluation, and successfully pass the skill stations.


NOTE: There will be NO onsite registration.

 

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.

Features

  • Uses 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

 

If you are registering as a "couple", please only fill out one registration and list the name of the second person in the comment box towards the bottom of the page.

GEMS provides EMS practitioners at all levels with the skills and knowledge to address the unique medical, social, environmental and communications challenges of older adults. Developed by NAEMT, in partnership with the American Geriatrics Society, GEMS empowers EMS practitioners to help improve medical outcomes and quality of life for geriatric patients. 

GEMS features case-based lectures, live action video, hands-on skill stations, simulation and small group scenarios to fully engage students in the learning experience. GEMS covers the following topics:

  • Changes with age
  • Assessment of older adults
  • Pharmacology and medication toxicity
  • Psycho-social emergencies
  • Elder abuse
  • End-of-life care issues
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies
  • Trauma
  • Neurological emergencies and altered mental status
  • Mobile integrated healthcare
  • Special considerations for older adults in disaster response
  • Skin and wound care
  • Medical devices frequently used by older adults
The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.

In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.
 
Features
• Updated science and education from the new 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
• Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
• Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity
• Video-based course with real world scenarios
The eLearning component of Heartcode BLS blended learning, this course uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills.

Please go to onlineaha.org to complete the HeartCode® BLS Online Program. We DO NOT provide online keys for this course.

If you come in with a certificate other than the AHA certificate, we will not be able to complete your skills test.

This two day NJ Paramedic refresher is being hosted by Raritan Bay Medical Center and is open to staff members of the following EMS agencies at no charge.

JFK Medical Center                                     Raritan bay Medical Center

Trinitas                                   Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Rahway Hospital                                    UniversityHospital and Northstar

 

For employees of any other MICU who would like to attend, tuition for this program  is $120.00. To confirm a seat, please register here and contact Trish Wanamaker at trisha.wanamaker@hackensackmeridian.org to arrange payment

 

The class will be held at the

Middlesex County Fire Academy

in the Ample Theater

1001 Fire Academy Drive

Sayreville NJ 08872 

 

Please list the MICU you are employed by where it asks for

"what department do you work in"

Please list your 6 digit OEMS ID number in the space where is asks for

"employee ID number"

 

Any questions, please contact

Trisha Wanamaker trisha.wanamaker@hackensackmeridian.org

To successfully complete the evaluation for this course, it is essential you read the PALS Provider manual and the interim materials, and go to the web site (www.heart.org/eccstudent)

to complete the self-assessment prior to the class.  Instructions and password for accessing the online self-assessment are found on the bottom of page ii in the text book.

 
The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.


Features

  • Classroom-based courses work well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning
  • Course includes realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual pediatric patient videos and lifelike simulations
  • Course is comprehensive and includes our systematic approach to assess and treat pediatric patients in emergency situations
  • Course uses a hands-on class format to reinforce skills proficiency
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.


Features

  • Classroom-based courses work well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning
  • Course includes realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual pediatric patient videos and lifelike simulations
  • Course is comprehensive and includes our systematic approach to assess and treat pediatric patients in emergency situations
  • Course uses a hands-on class format to reinforce skills proficiency
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS)® is updated to reflect the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, PEARS helps healthcare providers develop the knowledge and skills needed for emergency evaluation and treatment of seriously ill infants and children.

PEARS teaches providers how to recognize respiratory distress, shock and cardiac arrest, and provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. The goal of PEARS is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

PEARS is for healthcare providers such as emergency medical technicians (EMTs), medical and surgical nurses, school nurses and any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill infants and children.

Features

  • Improves competency in pediatric basic life support
  • Learning stations and practice reinforce essential skills
  • Course video allows students actually see and hear critically ill children
  • Enhances skills in recognizing shock, respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary emergencies

PEARS is approved for 8 CEUs

THis video based class will teach non healthcare professionals steps for prevention of pediatric injusy and allness as well as the stweps to take if a child does become sick or injured. Items taught, but not limited to, include splinting, bandaging, burn care, wound care, seizures, diabetic emergencies, heat and cold emergencies.

NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education.  PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. 

PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The PHTLS course is continuously updated and revised to keep up with the advances in the field, ATLS Guidelines and feedback from PHTLS participants.

Although PHTLS originated in the United States, it has evolved and now serves as an international education program available to EMS providers in countries around the world.

This is a two day initial class.

NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education.  PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. 

PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The PHTLS course is continuously updated and revised to keep up with the advances in the field, ATLS Guidelines and feedback from PHTLS participants.

Although PHTLS originated in the United States, it has evolved and now serves as an international education program available to EMS providers in countries around the world.

This is a one day renewal class.

JFK EMS Training Center is located at:

205 Raritan Center Parkway

Edison, NJ 08837

 

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm