Education

Class Schedule

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For the general public who is required to take a CPR and AED course.  NOT a PRE-REQUISITE for Medical/Nursing/EMT student.  They are required to take the Basic Life Support Course.

  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR, including child and infant choking
  • Optional written test

Course requires approximately 2 -4 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

Certification card issued on next business day.

The ACLS Provider Course is for advanced health care providers in the hospital or pre-hospital setting.  It is designed to teach you the lifesaving skills required to be a team member or team leader in either setting. 

Specific pre-requisites must be completed and returned two days prior to the class.  Please register in enough time to allow you to complete the pre-work.  Students are required to successfully complete the AHA BLS course and provide a copy of their BLS card prior to the class.

Course Content

  • Airway management
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an AED
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics
  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Related pharmacology

Initial Provider Course requires approximately 12-16 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

Same day certification card during the week and next business day over the weekend

For the Healthcare Professional who requires advanced Pediatric Life Support in the hospital or pre-hospital setting, and have taken the AHA PALS course within the last two years and needs to be updated.   Must have a current AHA PALS card.

Specific pre-requisites must be completed and turned in two days prior to the class.  Please register in enough time to allow you to complete the pre-work.  Students are required to successfully complete the AHA BLS HCP course and provide a copy of card prior to the class.

 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use

  • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
  • Vascular access

Renewal Provider Course requires approximately 6-8 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

Certification card issued on next business day.

NAEMT's Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) Hybrid  course focuses on the care of sick and injured children, addressing a full spectrum of emergency illnesses, injuries and scenarios that an EMS practitioner might encounter. The course provides an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology of the most common pediatric emergency issues, and stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their patients.  

 EPC uses the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT) as a tool to help EMS practitioners rapidly and accurately assess pediatric patients and incorporates family centered care throughout all scenarios. Training encompasses lectures, hands-on skills practice and small group critical thinking discussions.

 Topics include: understanding kids; airway, breathing and oxygenation; cardiac emergencies; child abuse and neglect; common medical emergencies; the importance of family; hypoperfusion and shock; newborn resuscitation; pediatric trauma; and special health care needs.

EPC is for all emergency medical technicians and paramedics committed to providing quality care for pediatric patients. Flexible course formats fit the continuing education needs of all EMS practitioners: traditional two-day face-to-face Provider Course, an accelerated two-day Provider-Instructor Course, and a Hybrid Course that combines eight hours of online training followed by one day of on-site interactive stations. This modular course format can fulfill the pediatric clinical and educational needs of an EMS agency while minimizing budgetary and logistical impacts. 

Part 1 of the course is provided online and Part 2 in the classroom.  Price includes online key course

Instructor program that encompasses all the Heartsaver and BLS programs for AHA. 

Prerequisites for BLS Instructor Course are as follows:

  1. Completion of the courses below in the following areas: (Prices for these classes are not included in BLS Instructor Price)
    1. AHA Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED Adult/Child/Infant Course
    2. AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) Course
  2. BLS Instructor Essentials Course (Online Training) (upon completion – print certificate) 6 – 8 hours – (included in BLS Instructor Price) 

The Basic Life Support (BLS) Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

The BLS CPR Class covers:

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
  • Conscious and Unconscious Choking for victims of all ages
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use and special considerations
  • Breathing Barriers, Bag Valve Masks, and 2 Rescuer CPR
  • Cardiopulmonary Emergencies and Special Resuscitation Situations

Provider Course requires approximately 4-5 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

Certification cards issued on next business day.

Note: All persons who have a need to enter a building owned and/or operated by Shriners Hospitals for Children are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.  Class attendees who cannot show proof of vaccination will not be permitted to take the course at a Shriners facility.

The ACLS Provider Renewal  Course is for advanced health care providers in the hospital or pre-hospital who has taken the AHA ACLS course within the last two years and has to renew their certification.   It is designed to teach you the lifesaving skills required to be a team member or  team leader in either setting.   Must have current AHA ACLS card.

Specific pre-requisites need to be completed and turned in two days prior to the class.  Please register in enough time to allow you to complete the pre-work.  Students are required to successfully complete the AHA BLS HCP course and provide a copy of card prior to the class.

Course Content

  • Airway management
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an AED
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics
  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Related pharmacology

Renewal provider course requires approximately 6 - 8 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

Same day certification card on weekdays.  Holidays and weekends - next business day.

The HS/BLS Instructor program encompasses the classroom portion of the program:

 

AHA instructor Network

New BLS updates and science

New Training Center requirements

Skills/Written Testing

 

Must be a current instructor. Complete the BLS Instructor essentials online course.

The BLS instructor essentials is included in the cost of the class.  Please call (808) 487-4900 or e-mail Monica.cobb@gmr.net to receive your Instructor essentials key.

 

 

 

The Basic Life Support (BLS) Renewal Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

The BLS CPR Class covers:

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
  • Conscious and Unconscious Choking for victims of all ages
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use and special considerations
  • Breathing Barriers, Bag Valve Masks, and 2 Rescuer CPR
  • Cardiopulmonary Emergencies and Special Resuscitation Situations

Renewal provider course  requires approximately 2.5 - 3.5 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

PROOF of CURRENT AHA BLS CARD is REQUIRED

Certification cards on next business day.

NOTE:  All persons who have a need to enter a building owned and/or operated by Shriners Hospitals for Children are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.  Class attendees who cannot show proof of vaccination will not be permitted to take the course at a Shriners facility.

The AHA PALS Heartcode is a blended learning course.  Diadactic information is delivered through an interactive online course.  Upon completion of this course you will receive an online certification which must be forwarded to the education assistant at least two days prior to the class.    BLS skills and megacode testing in the class.

For the general public who wants to know how to handle the first ten minutes of a medical emergency.

Course Content

  • First aid basics including:
    • scene safety
    • finding the problem
    • calling for help (and more)
  • Medical emergencies including:
    • actions for choking
    • breathing problems
    • shock (and more)
  • Injury emergencies including:
    • actions for bleeding
    • broken bones
    • burns (and more)
  • Environmental emergencies including:
    • actions for bites and stings
    • temperature-related and poison emergencies

Course requires approximately 3.5 - 4 hours to complete, including skills practice.

Certification card issued on next business day.

For the general public that wants to know what to do in the first 10 minutes of a medical emergency.

Course Content

  • Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Environmental emergencies
  • First aid basics
  • Injury emergencies
  • Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Medical emergencies
  • Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR
  • Optional written test

Course requires approximately 6 - 8 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

Certification card issued on next business day.

Course Synopsis: AMLS Hybrid course is for providers 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.   

This AMLS Hybrid course is composed of two parts:

  1. Part one is an online comprehensive course. The key for the course will be given to you when you register for the course.  You will be required to complete the online course prior to coming to class.
  1. Part two is an instructor-led course review, hands-on skills where students practice and complete various skills, and a written evaluation.

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 renewal  is a eight-hour, one-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 Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) 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.  

Participants must have taken an AMLS provider class within the last 4 years.

Course Synopsis:  PHTLS hybrid course is for providers who have the need to continue their education in the treatment of trauma patients. This indispensable program is designed to enhance and increase knowledge and skill in delivering critical care in the pre-hospital environment. This PHTLS Hybrid course is composed of two parts:

  1. Part one is an online comprehensive course.  The key for the course will be given to you when you register for the course.  You will be required to complete the online course prior to coming to class.
  1. Part two is an instructor-led course review, hands-on skills where students practice and complete various skills, and a written evaluation.

Course Objectives: PHTLS courses goals are to improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a pre-hospital 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.

Part 2 PHTLS Course Prerequisites:

Persons wishing to enroll will need to provide a certificate of completion of the PHTLS Hybrid, Part 1.

Certification:                                  PHTLS Course Completion Certificate/Card valid for 4 years

 

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.

Participants must show proof that they have taken the class within the last 4 years.

 

Regular business hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, excluding holidaysCash payments accepted at AMR office during business hours.  Online registration through this site is available 24 hours a day if payment is made with a credit card.

AHA = American Heart Association

Note:  Face masks required at AMR facilities.  For classes at Shriners Hospitals for Children, attendees must be able to provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.  Attendees who cannot provide proof of vaccination will not be permitted to take the course at a Shriners facility.