Class Schedule

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 Please contact the training center if you need to change the date of a course you are enrolled in.  

 

If you are having issues trying to register, and are not sure if it went through, please do not click "submit" more than once because you will be charged each time, please contact the training center and we will let you know if the registration came through or if it needs to be completed again. You will receive a confirmation e-mail upon a completed registration, so please make sure you register with an e-mail that you check on a regular basis.

 

We are currently working to merge with the HMH-RBMC Training Center. Please be sure to look at your course location as they are now being offered at multiple locations.

HMH-RBMC Training Center Courses

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

Course Content

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

 

JFK Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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There is no commercial support for this activity.

Speaker has delcared that he/she has nothing to disclose.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by JFK Medical Center, NJSNA or ANCC of any commercial products or services.

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. Current (unexpired) ACLS 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

Course Content

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

 

JFK Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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There is no commercial support for this activity.

Speaker has delcared that he/she has nothing to disclose.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by JFK Medical Center, NJSNA or ANCC of any commercial products or services.

The All Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR) course teaches students how to respond to the many types of disaster scenarios they may encounter, including natural disasters and infrastructure failings, fires and radiological events, pandemics, active shooter incidents, and other mass casualty events. AHDR educates participants on how to analyze potential threats in their area, assess available resources, and create a response plan that will save lives.

Features of a medical response plan covered in the course include:

 

  • Communicating effectively during disasters.
  • Mutual aid and interoperability.
  • Managing resources such as supplies, medications and equipment.
  • Triage and transportation strategies and challenges.
  • Patient tracking and evacuation.

 

At the start of the course, participants conduct a “hazards vulnerability analysis” to assess features of their environment, both natural and man-made, that pose risk along with assessing the needs of vulnerable populations, such as assisted-living residents or hospital patients that need special consideration during such an event.

 

Content is presented in the context of realistic scenarios, culminating with a large-scale mass casualty activity.

 

AHDR is appropriate for all levels of EMS practitioners. This course is offered in the classroom and provides 8 hours of CAPCE credit and NREMT recognition.

PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP TO A CLASS WITHOUT REGISTERING FIRST!!!
PLEASE ENSURE YOU HIT "CONFIRM" TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION.
IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION E-MAIL, CONTACT THE TRAINING CENTER TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE REGISTERED.
 
The intended audience is healthcare providers, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physicians assistants, residents or fellows, or medical or nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants, police officers, and other allied health personnel. 
 
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
 

Course Content

• High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
• The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
• Use of an AED
• Effective ventilations using a barrier device
• Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
• Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants
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.

NAEMT’s EMS Safety course teaches students how to protect themselves and their patients while on the job. It promotes a culture of safety and helps reduce the number of on-the-job fatalities and injuries. EMS Safety is the only national, comprehensive safety course for EMS practitioners. Its interactive format features real-life case studies and compelling discussions on current safety issues, and provides participants with a forum to share their own experiences. Critical thinking stations help build participants’ risk assessment and decision-making skills.

 

Participants are taught:

 

  • To identify and manage the hazards that can appear during daily tasks, from offensive drivers to violent encounters to chronic stress.
  • Practical strategies that they can apply in the field, from situational awareness to defensive driving to verbal deflection.
  • How to strengthen their resiliency skills in order to combat both chronic and critical incident stress.

 

Topics covered include:

 

  • Applying crew resource management in EMS.
  • Utilizing situational awareness and defensive driving for safe emergency vehicle operations.
  • Employing multi-agency pre-planning, vehicle and practitioner visibility techniques, and defensive staging practices at roadside incidents.
  • Utilizing lift assist teams, lifting and moving equipment, and behavioral controls to protect both EMS practitioners and patients from injury.
  • Employing situational awareness to continually assess for the potential of violence on the scene and verbal and physical techniques to deescalate potential threats.
  • Practicing infection and contagion control to protect both EMS practitioners and patients from emerging threats.
  • Strengthening resiliency skills to help EMS practitioners cope with daily and critical incident stress.
  • Ensuring personal readiness for the daily challenges and hazards of working in the field through optimal personal health.

 

EMS Safety is offered as an 8-hour classroom course and is appropriate for all levels of EMS practitioners, other medical professionals providing prehospital patient care, and EMS supervisors and administrators. Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate of completion and a wallet card good for 4 years. EMS Safety is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

The EMT initial education is a 220-hour course designed to train individuals to provide comprehensive emergency medical care at the basic life-support level to victims of illness or injury. The course is a combination of classroom, skills session, and clinical time. Upon completion of the course, students are able to assess and appropriately treat conditions ranging from simple fractures, stroke, and chest pain to critical trauma, cardiac arrest, and childbirth.

HMH-RBMC offers the EMT initial certification course at Middlesex County Fire Academy.

The course is $1400 and textbooks must be purchased seperately by the student at a cost of $300. We ARE accepting New Jersey EMT Training Fund as payment for the EMT Initial Education course if you are affiliated with a volunteer EMS agency.

Currently, you cannot pay online, you must make an in person payment with the HMH-RBMC Training Center at 466 Barclay Street, Perth Amboy, NJ after registering.

To attend the EMT initial certification course hosted by HMH-RBMC, the following must be completed:

  • Minimum age of 16 years old
  • Valid BLS level CPR card or proof of enrollment in a BLS level CPR course
  • Form of payment
  • Up to date immunization history including Tb testing within 1 year

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.

 

This course costs $75. Currently, you cannot pay online for this course. You must make an in person payment with the HMH-RBMC Training Center located at 466 Barclay Street, Perth Amboy, NJ after registering.

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.

 

This course costs $75. Currently, you cannot pay online for this course. You must make an in person payment with the HMH-RBMC Training Center located at 466 Barclay Street, Perth Amboy, NJ after registering.

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.

 

This course costs $75. Currently, you cannot pay online for this course. You must make an in person payment with the HMH-RBMC Training Center located at 466 Barclay Street, Perth Amboy, NJ after registering.

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.

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

Course Content

The Family & Friends CPR program teaches:
  • Adult Hands-Only CPR and AED
  • Adult CPR With Breaths (Optional)
  • Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Adult (Optional)
  • Child CPR and AED (Optional)
  • Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Child (Optional)
  • Infant CPR (Optional)
  • Mild and Severe Airway Block: How to Help a Choking Infant (Optional)

 

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

Two GEMS courses are offered - a core and advanced course.  They may be offered separately or sequentially.  Both courses are appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses, physician assistants and physicians. GEMS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

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

Course Content

  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies
  • Child CPR and AED use
  • Infant CPR
  • Adult, child, and infant choking
  • Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR, including child and infant choking
  • Optional exam

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

Course Content

  • First aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Preventing illness and injury
  • Optional exam

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid
This course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 U.S. states. It teaches child care providers and others to respond to illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.

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

Course Content

Pediatric First Aid Basics 

Illnesses and Injuries
  • Controlling Bleeding and Bandaging
  • Using a Tourniquet
  • Shock
  • Internal bleeding
  • Burns and electrical injuries
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Using an epinephrine pen
  • Breathing problems
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes and low blood sugar
  • Heat-related emergencies
  • Cold-related emergencies
  • Drowning
  • Amputations
  • Bites and stings
  • Broken bones and sprains
  • Eye injuries
  • Bleeding from the nose
  • Fainting
  • Head, neck, and spine Injuries
  • Penetrating and puncturing injuries
  • Poison emergencies
  • Seizure
  • Mouth and cheek injuries
  • Tooth injuries
  • Splinters

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)

Course Content

  • High-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR
  • Recognition of patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest early and application of CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiation between respiratory distress and failure
  • Early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiation between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiation between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Post–cardiac arrest management

 

JFK Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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There is no commercial support for this activity.

Speaker has delcared that he/she has nothing to disclose.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by JFK Medical Center, NJSNA or ANCC of any commercial products or services.

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)

Course Content

  • High-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR
  • Recognition of patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest early and application of CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiation between respiratory distress and failure
  • Early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiation between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiation between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Post–cardiac arrest management

 

JFK Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

P174-1/16-19

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Speaker has delcared that he/she has nothing to disclose.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by JFK Medical Center, NJSNA or ANCC of any commercial products or services.

The AHA’s PEARS (Pediatric Advanced Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization) Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. In this classroom-based, Instructor-led course, students learn how to use a systematic approach to quickly assess, recognize the cause, and stabilize a pediatric patient in an emergency situation.

During PEARS, students interact with real patient cases, and realistic simulations and animations to assess and stabilize pediatric patients experiencing respiratory and shock emergencies, and cardiopulmonary arrest. PEARS prepares students to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until a child can be transferred to an advanced life support provider.

PEARS is for healthcare providers and others who might encounter pediatric emergency situations during their work, including:

  • Physicians and nurses not specializing in pediatrics
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • EMTs,
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Prehospital and in-facility healthcare providers (outside of critical-care areas)
  • Outpatient clinic staff
  • School-based providers
  • Any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill or injured infants and children

 Features

  • Improves competency in pediatric basic life support
  • Uses realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual pediatric patient videos and lifelike animations
  • Includes AHA’s systematic approach to assess, recognize, and stabilize pediatric patients in emergency situations
  • Uses a hands-on class format to reinforce skills proficiency
  • Enhances skills in recognizing respiratory emergencies, shock emergencies, and cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Course Content

  • Systematic pediatric assessment
  • Recognition and stabilization of respiratory emergencies
  • Recognition and stabilization of shock emergencies
  • Recognition and stabilization of cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Resuscitation team concept

PEARS is approved for 8 EMS CEUs


JFK Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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Accredited status does not imply endorsement by JFK Medical Center, NJSNA or ANCC of any commercial products or services.

This program is geared towards emergency first aid treatment of dogs and cats. This program in no way takes the place of veterinary care. A veterinary physician should always be consulted for definitive care. This program includes: Injury prevention and disaster preparation, personal safety precautions to help pet owners identify and minimize risks and a care for pet emergencies including bleeding and wounds, cardiac arrest, choking, burns, poisonings and trauma.

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.

NAEMT's Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients (PTEP) course gives EMS practitioners the resources they need to help alleviate patients’ hidden wounds – intense fear, stress and pain – during a medical emergency.

PTEP educates EMS practitioners about the biological underpinnings of psychological trauma, the short and long-term impact on the brain and body, and warning signs that a patient is experiencing extreme psychological distress. EMS practitioners are also taught strategies and techniques to alleviate patients’ distress and help patients cope with what they’re experiencing to ward off lingering effects.

The 8-hour classroom course features scenario-based interactive sessions and lectures. Topics covered include:

  • The invisible wounds of psychological trauma

  • Reducing psychological traumatic stress

  • Understanding the physiological stress response

  • Applying the eSCAPe principle to patient care

  • Patient simulations

  • Recognizing psychological trauma within EMS

PTEP is designed for EMS practitioners and other prehospital providers. The course is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.  Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card good for 4 years, and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.

HMH Central EMS Training Center (JFK Campus) is physically located at:

205 Raritan Center Parkway

Edison, NJ 08837

 

HMH Central EMS Training Center (RBMC Campus) is physically located at:

530 New Brunswick Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

 

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm