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ACLS UPDATE

 

2015 ACLS PROVIDER MANUAL:
The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2015 AHA ACLS Provider Manual to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. You may purchase the book online at Defibthis.com when you register for the class or stop in to our student store and pick it up. You can also purchase the hard copy at http://aha.channing-bete.com and Amazon.com, or the ebook at https://ebooks.heart.org

It is acknowledged that the manuals are an added expense.  They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course.  We encourage you to shop around for the best value. You may also ask your friends, put it out on Facebook, or go to your hospital's medical library as they often have copies on hand for just this occasion!

 

PRECOURSE ASSESSMENT:
You are required to bring a print-out of your Precourse Assessment Completion to class. To access the Precourse Assessment, go to www.heart.org/eccstudent and type in the following code: acls15

 

SCHEDULING POLICIES:
Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

Late Policy: Please be on time: It’s good karma!  We ask all students to arrive 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late to class you will have to reschedule.  You will not be permitted to attend the class in session and are considered a "No-Show." There are no refunds.

Rescheduling Policy: You may reschedule one time with no penalties as long as you give us 48 hours notice. If you ask to reschedule more than once, the rescheduling fee is $15. If you reschedule with less than 48 hours notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. There are no refunds

No-Show Policy: Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee. There are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your course, you forfeit the entire course fee. We do not give any refunds. However, if applicable per above, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years, and you may use it toward any course or product that we offer within the 2-year timeframe. 

 

WHAT TO WEAR: 
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to class. You will be practicing skills that require you to work on your hands and knees, and the course requires bending, standing, and lifting. If you have any physical condition that might prevent you from engaging in these activities, please tell an instructor. The instructor may be able to adjust the equipment if you have back, knee, or hip problems.

 

BRING YOUR ID:
Direct Billing Students: Please bring your employee ID.

Self-Pay Students: Please bring your photo ID.

 

LOCATION AND PARKING:
We are located at 1543 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.  Please ENTER through the back of the building on Cedar Street. You will see a sign on the back of our building that reads, “Defib This”. You can sign in for your class at reception, and we will direct you to the proper classroom. Please be prepared to show your photo ID at registration. You can find a comfy spot in the classroom, and grab a cup of coffee while you wait for class to start.

We strongly encourage you to arrive early to allow for time to find parking. There is a public parking garage next to our building in the Locust Street Parking Garage for $0.50 per hour with a maximum fee of $5.00 per day. Again, we suggest arriving at least 20 minutes prior to class time to find parking; we don't want you get a parking ticket!

 

CONTINUED EDUCATION UNITS:
We are a CE Provider for the BRN & EMS. Due to an increase in CA state administration costs we have been forced to charge $2.00 for each continuing education hour starting May 2013. The purchase of continuing education hours corresponding to your course can be made at the time of course completion.

 

BLS: 
Please note, BLS is NOT included in this course! If you need to be certified for BLS, you can either sign up for a BLS Provider course or take the BLS Challenge to renew your certification. In order to be eligible to take the BLS Challenge upon the completion of this course, your current BLS card cannot be expired. If you register for the BLS Challenge, please bring your current BLS card to the front desk upon check-in. 

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ACLS PROVIDER AHA 2-DAY COURSE

 

2015 ACLS PROVIDER MANUAL:
The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2015 AHA ACLS Provider Manual to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. You may purchase the book online at Defibthis.com when you register for the class or stop in to our student store and pick it up. You can also purchase the hard copy at http://aha.channing-bete.com and Amazon.com, or the ebook at https://ebooks.heart.org

It is acknowledged that the manuals are an added expense.  They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course.  We encourage you to shop around for the best value. You may also ask your friends, put it out on Facebook, or go to your hospital's medical library as they often have copies on hand for just this occasion!

 

PRECOURSE ASSESSMENT:
You are required to bring a print-out of your Precourse Assessment Completion to class. To access the Precourse Assessment, go to www.heart.org/eccstudent and type in the following code: acls15

 

SCHEDULING POLICIES:
Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

Late Policy: Please be on time: It’s good karma!  We ask all students to arrive 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late to class you will have to reschedule.  You will not be permitted to attend the class in session and are considered a "No-Show." There are no refunds.

Rescheduling Policy: You may reschedule one time with no penalties as long as you give us 48 hours notice. If you ask to reschedule more than once, the rescheduling fee is $15. If you reschedule with less than 48 hours notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. There are no refunds

No-Show Policy: Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee. There are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your course, you forfeit the entire course fee. We do not give any refunds. However, if applicable per above, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years, and you may use it toward any course or product that we offer within the 2-year timeframe. 

 

WHAT TO WEAR: 
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to class. You will be practicing skills that require you to work on your hands and knees, and the course requires bending, standing, and lifting. If you have any physical condition that might prevent you from engaging in these activities, please tell an instructor. The instructor may be able to adjust the equipment if you have back, knee, or hip problems.

 

BRING YOUR ID:
Direct Billing Students: Please bring your employee ID.

Self-Pay Students: Please bring your photo ID.

 

LOCATION AND PARKING:
We are located at 1543 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.  Please ENTER through the back of the building on Cedar Street. You will see a sign on the back of our building that reads, “Defib This”. You can sign in for your class at reception, and we will direct you to the proper classroom. Please be prepared to show your photo ID at registration. You can find a comfy spot in the classroom, and grab a cup of coffee while you wait for class to start.

We strongly encourage you to arrive early to allow for time to find parking. There is a public parking garage next to our building in the Locust Street Parking Garage for $0.50 per hour with a maximum fee of $5.00 per day. Again, we suggest arriving at least 20 minutes prior to class time to find parking; we don't want you get a parking ticket! 

BLS: 
Please note, BLS is NOT included in this course! If you need to be certified for BLS, you can either sign up for a BLS Provider course or take the BLS Challenge to renew your certification. In order to be eligible to take the BLS Challenge upon the completion of this course, your current BLS card cannot be expired. If you register for the BLS Challenge, please bring your current BLS card to the front desk upon check-in. 

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BLS Provider Course

(Basic Life Support = CPR AED for Healthcare Providers)

 

2015 BLS PROVIDER MANUAL:
The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2015 BLS Provider Manual to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. You may purchase the book online at www.defibthis.com when you register for the class, or stop in to our student store and pick it up. You can also purchase the hard copy at http://aha.channing-bete.com and  Amazon.com, or the ebook at https://ebooks.heart.org.

It is acknowledged that the manuals are an added expense.  They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course.  We encourage you to shop around for the best value. You may also ask your friends, put it out on Facebook, or go to your hospital's medical library as they often have copies on hand for just this occasion!

 

SCHEDULING POLICIES:
Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

Late Policy: Please be on time: It’s good karma!  We ask all students to arrive 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late to class you will have to reschedule.  You will not be permitted to attend the class in session and are considered a "No-Show." There are no refunds.

Rescheduling Policy: You may reschedule one time with no penalties as long as you give us 48 hours notice. If you ask to reschedule more than once, the rescheduling fee is $15. If you reschedule with less than 48 hours notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. There are no refunds

No-Show Policy: Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee. There are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your course, you forfeit the entire course fee. We do not give any refunds. However, if applicable per above, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years, and you may use it toward any course or product that we offer within the 2-year timeframe. 

 

CONTINUED EDUCATION UNITS:
*NURSES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CONTINUED EDUCATION CREDITS FOR BLS*
 
We are a CE Provider for the BRN & EMS. Due to an increase in CA state administration costs we have been forced to charge $2.00 for each continuing education hour starting May 2013. 

 

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BLS CHALLENGE
 
The BLS Challenge will take place in the afternoon, after your ACLS or PALS Course is complete.  

This class is only available as an addendum to ACLS and/or PALS, and is only offered to students who have active (non-expired) BLS Cards.  Students must bring a copy of their current BLS Card.

 

Please arrive ready to test out of your BLS Skills:

  • If you are taking an ACLS Couse, you will be tested on infant BLS Skills
  • If you are taking a PALS Course, you will be tested on adult BLS Skills
 
 

CPR AED

This is NOT CPR for Healthcare Providers! 

It is CPR for Community Level Providers such as Acupuncturists, Personal Trainers, Childcare Providers, etc.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Heartsaver AED is a classroom course that teaches basic CPR and AED skills such as: 
• Giving CPR to an infant, child, and adult 
• Using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) 
• Using a mask or barrier device 
 
The course provides employee training for:  • Designated first responders  • Individuals needing credentialed training for job or regulatory requirements  • Select departments or an entire workplace 
 
The American Heart Association Heartsaver AED Course Completion Card is valid for two years.
 
During the course, an AHA Instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students to complete their CPR and AED skills practice and skills testing. 
 
 

2015 CPR AED Student Workbook:
The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2015 CPR AED Student Workbook to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. You may purchase the book online at www.defibthis.com when you register for the class, or stop in to our student store and pick it up. You can also purchase the hard copy at http://aha.channing-bete.com or the ebook at https://ebooks.heart.org.

It is acknowledged that the manuals are an added expense.  They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course.  We have books available for purchase if needed, but we also encourage you to shop around for the best value. 

 

SCHEDULING POLICIES:
Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

Late Policy: Please be on time: It’s good karma!  We ask all students to arrive 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late to class you will have to reschedule.  You will not be permitted to attend the class in session and are considered a "No-Show." There are no refunds.

Rescheduling Policy: You may reschedule one time with no penalties as long as you give us 48 hours notice. If you ask to reschedule more than once, the rescheduling fee is $15. If you reschedule with less than 48 hours notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. There are no refunds

No-Show Policy: Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee. There are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your course, you forfeit the entire course fee. We do not give any refunds. However, if applicable per above, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years, and you may use it toward any course or product that we offer within the 2-year timeframe. 

 

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Heartsaver First Aid 

Books/ Provider Manuals:  The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the corresponding AHA provider manual with them to their course. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.

 The AHA Now has E Books available for purchase for First Aid! Follow this link to purchase and download the provider manual for your class. go to www.ebooks.heart.org 

Note: You must show your instructor you have the E book on our portable devise (iPad, tablet or smart phone )

It is strongly suggested that you purchase your provider manual well before your course date and prepare yourself for the course using this manual.

 

SCHEDULING POLICIES:

Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

Late Policy: Please be on time: It’s good karma!  We ask all students to arrive 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late to class you will have to reschedule.  You will not be permitted to attend the class in session and are considered a "No-Show." There are no refunds.

Rescheduling Policy: You may reschedule one time with no penalties as long as you give us 48 hours notice. If you ask to reschedule more than once, the rescheduling fee is $15. If you reschedule with less than 48 hours notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. There are no refunds

No-Show Policy: Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee. There are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your course, you forfeit the entire course fee. We do not give any refunds. However, if applicable per above, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years, and you may use it toward any course or product that we offer within the 2-year timeframe. 

 

First Aid

 

2015 First Aid Student Workbook:
The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the AHA 2015 First Aid Student Workbook to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. You may purchase the book online at www.defibthis.com when you register for the class, or stop in to our student store and pick it up. You can also purchase the hard copy at http://aha.channing-bete.com or the ebook at https://ebooks.heart.org.

It is acknowledged that the manuals are an added expense.  They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course.  We have books available for purchase if needed, but we also encourage you to shop around for the best value.

 

SCHEDULING POLICIES:
Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

Late Policy: Please be on time: It’s good karma!  We ask all students to arrive 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late to class you will have to reschedule.  You will not be permitted to attend the class in session and are considered a "No-Show." There are no refunds.

Rescheduling Policy: You may reschedule one time with no penalties as long as you give us 48 hours notice. If you ask to reschedule more than once, the rescheduling fee is $15. If you reschedule with less than 48 hours notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. There are no refunds

No-Show Policy: Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee. There are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your course, you forfeit the entire course fee. We do not give any refunds. However, if applicable per above, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years, and you may use it toward any course or product that we offer within the 2-year timeframe. 

 

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PALS UPDATE

 

2015 PALS PROVIDER MANUAL:
The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2015 PALS Provider Manual to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. You may purchase the book online at Defibthis.com when you register for the class or stop in to our student store and pick it up. You can also purchase the hard copy at http://aha.channing-bete.com and Amazon.com, or the less expensive ebook at https://ebooks.heart.org.

It is acknowledged that the manuals are very expensive.  They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course.  We encourage you to shop around for the best value. You may also ask your friends, put it out on Facebook, or go to your hospital's medical library as they often have copies on hand for just this occasion!

 

PRECOURSE REQUIREMENTS:
You should prepare for the course as follows:

  1. Precourse Preparation Checklist: Complete the precourse checklist that came with your 2015 PALS Provider Manual. Bring the checklist with you to the course.
  2. BLS Competency: Be prepared to pass the Skills Tests for 1-Rescuer and 2-Rescuer Child and Infant BLS with AED. You will not be taught how to do CPR or how to use an AED during the course. You must know this in advance. The resuscitation scenarios require that your BLS skills and knowledge are current. Review and understand all 2015  BLS guidelines, especially as they relate to pediatric patients. You may find this information in the BLS Provider Manual.
  3. Mandatory Precourse Self-Assessment: Complete the Precourse Self-Assessment, print out your score and bring it with you to the PALS Course. This test consists of 3 sections: ECG rhythm identification, Pharmacology, and Practical Application. Use this assessment to identify areas where you need to increase your knowledge.
  4. PALS Algorithms and Flowcharts: Be familiar with the PALS algorithms and flowcharts so that you can apply them to clinical scenarios. Note that the PALS Course does not present the details of each algorithm.
  5. Supplement Your Knowledge: Review and understand the information in the PALS Provider Manual and on the Precourse Assessment. Pay particular attention to the Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment, the Evaluate-Identify-Intervene Model, and the Management of Respiratory and Circulatory Abnormalities.

What This Course Does NOT Cover

The PALS Provider Course does not teach CPR, ECG Rhythm Identification, PALS Pharmacology or Algorithms. If you do not review BLS and if you do not learn and understand the ECG and Pharmacology information in the Precourse Self-Assessment, it is unlikely that you can successfully complete the PALS Provider Course. You will not be taught how to read or interpret ECG rhythm strips in the course, nor will you be taught details about PALS pharmacology. You must know this in advance. 

 

MANDATORY PRECOURSE ASSESSMENT:
You are required to bring a print-out of your Precourse Assessment Completion to class. To access the Precourse Assessment, go to www.heart.org/eccstudent and type in the following code: pals15

 

SCHEDULING POLICIES:
Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

Late Policy: Please be on time: It’s good karma!  We ask all students to arrive 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late to class you will have to reschedule.  You will not be permitted to attend the class in session and are considered a "No-Show." There are no refunds.

Rescheduling Policy: You may reschedule one time with no penalties as long as you give us 48 hours notice. If you ask to reschedule more than once, the rescheduling fee is $15. If you reschedule with less than 48 hours notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. There are no refunds

No-Show Policy: Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee. There are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your course, you forfeit the entire course fee. We do not give any refunds. However, if applicable per above, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years, and you may use it toward any course or product that we offer within the 2-year timeframe. 

 

CONTINUED EDUCATION UNITS:
We are a CE Provider for the BRN & EMS. Due to an increase in CA state administration costs we have been forced to charge $2.00 for each continuing education hour starting May 2013. The purchase of continuing education hours corresponding to your course can be made at the time of course completion.

 

BLS: 
Please note, BLS is NOT included in this course! If you need to be certified for BLS, you can either sign up for a BLS Provider course or take the BLS Challenge to renew your certification. In order to be eligible to take the BLS Challenge upon the completion of this course, your current BLS card cannot be expired. If you register for the BLS Challenge, please bring your current BLS card to the front desk upon check-in. 

 

PALS PROVIDER

 

2015 PALS PROVIDER MANUAL:
The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2015 PALS Provider Manual to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. You may purchase the book online at Defibthis.com when you register for the class or stop in to our student store and pick it up. You can also purchase the hard copy at http://aha.channing-bete.com and Amazon.com, or the less expensive ebook at https://ebooks.heart.org.

It is acknowledged that the manuals are very expensive.  They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course.  We encourage you to shop around for the best value. You may also ask your friends, put it out on Facebook, or go to your hospital's medical library as they often have copies on hand for just this occasion!

 

PRECOURSE REQUIREMENTS:
You should prepare for the course as follows:

  1. Precourse Preparation Checklist: Complete the precourse checklist that came with your 2015 PALS Provider Manual and bring to class.
  2. BLS Competency: Be prepared to pass the Skills Tests for 1-Rescuer and 2-Rescuer Child and Infant BLS with AED. You will not be taught how to do CPR or how to use an AED during the course. You must know this in advance. The resuscitation scenarios require that your BLS skills and knowledge are current. Review and understand all 2015  BLS guidelines, especially as they relate to pediatric patients. You may find this information in the BLS Provider Manual.
  3. Mandatory Precourse Self-Assessment: Complete the Precourse Self-Assessment, print out your score and bring it with you to the PALS Course. This test consists of 3 sections: ECG rhythm identification, Pharmacology, and Practical Application. Use this assessment to identify areas where you need to increase your knowledge.
  4. PALS Algorithms and Flowcharts: Be familiar with the PALS algorithms and flowcharts so that you can apply them to clinical scenarios. Note that the PALS Course does not present the details of each algorithm.
  5. Supplement Your Knowledge: Review and understand the information in the PALS Provider Manual and on the Precourse Assessment. Pay particular attention to the Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment, the Evaluate-Identify-Intervene Model, and the Management of Respiratory and Circulatory Abnormalities.

What This Course Does NOT Cover

The PALS Provider Course does not teach CPR, ECG Rhythm Identification, PALS Pharmacology or Algorithms. If you do not review BLS and if you do not learn and understand the ECG and Pharmacology information in the Precourse Self-Assessment, it is unlikely that you can successfully complete the PALS Provider Course. You will not be taught how to read or interpret ECG rhythm strips in the course, nor will you be taught details about PALS pharmacology. You must know this in advance. 

 

MANDATORY PRECOURSE ASSESSMENT:
You are required to bring a print-out of your Precourse Assessment Completion to class. To access the Precourse Assessment, go to www.heart.org/eccstudent and type in the following code: pals15

 

SCHEDULING POLICIES:
Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

Late Policy: Please be on time: It’s good karma!  We ask all students to arrive 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late to class you will have to reschedule.  You will not be permitted to attend the class in session and are considered a "No-Show." There are no refunds.

Rescheduling Policy: You may reschedule one time with no penalties as long as you give us 48 hours notice. If you ask to reschedule more than once, the rescheduling fee is $15. If you reschedule with less than 48 hours notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. There are no refunds

No-Show Policy: Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee. There are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your course, you forfeit the entire course fee. We do not give any refunds. However, if applicable per above, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years, and you may use it toward any course or product that we offer within the 2-year timeframe. 

 

CONTINUED EDUCATION UNITS:
We are a CE Provider for the BRN & EMS. Due to an increase in CA state administration costs we have been forced to charge $2.00 for each continuing education hour starting May 2013. The purchase of continuing education hours corresponding to your course can be made at the time of course completion.

 

BLS: 
Please note, BLS is NOT included in this course! If you need to be certified for BLS, you can either sign up for a BLS Provider course or take the BLS Challenge to renew your certification. In order to be eligible to take the BLS Challenge upon the completion of this course, your current BLS card cannot be expired. If you register for the BLS Challenge, please bring your current BLS card to the front desk upon check-in. 

 

 

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

About NRP
The Neonatal Resuscitation Program was developed by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics to teach an evidence-based approach to newborn care.

The NRP course conveys an evidence-based approach to care of newborns at birth and facilitates effective team-based care for healthcare professionals who care for newborn at birth and facilitates effective team-based care for healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery. NRP utilizes a blended learning approach, which includes online testing, online case-based simulations, and hands-on case-based simulation/debriefing that focus on critical leadership, communication, and team-work skills.

Completion of the program does not imply that an individual has the competence to perform neonatal resuscitation. Each hospital is responsible for determining the level of competence and qualifications required for someone to assume clinical responsibility for neonatal resuscitation.

 

Course Preparation
This course requires significant preparation before the day of class - approximately 6 hours of online pre-course work.

 

A NOTE ABOUT THE PRE-COURSE WORK:

Upon registration you will be receiving your confirmation email with instructions on how to complete the pre-course work.  

Please follow the instructions in their entirety!

 

 

24-Hour EMT Refresher

Course Description: The 24-hour EMT Renewal Continuing Education course is a review of the skills and knowledge covered in the EMT-Basic course. 24 hours of continuing education and successful completion of practical testing every two years is required by the state to maintain EMT certification. In addition to reviewing core curriculum, the EMT Renewal course is designed to inform participants of changes in emergency care such as new equipment, current research, or issues of general concern to EMS providers.

Intended Audience: This course is for currently certified and/or previously certified (not more than 2 years expired) EMTs who need to complete their 24 hours of EMT continuing education training. This course meets local and state requirements for California. In addition, this course applies to the National Registry for EMT-B's. For more information on the NREMT requirements go to www.nremt.org

Course Length: Three-day course from 9:00AM to 5:00PM.   

Continuing Education: This course is approved for 24 hours of continuing education by an authorized California EMS CE Provider (CE Provider # 44-0009). 

Student Materials: Course handouts provided.

 

Scheduled instructor for Saturday Defib EMT Skills 

 

 

NREMT Tutoring

 

Need help passing your NREMT?  Sign up for one-on-one tutoring!

 

* NREMT Comprehension Assessment *

* Focused Q & A Session *

*Custom Study Plan *

 

1 Hour for $75 or buy 4 Hours for $300 and get the 5th Hour Free!

 

PLEASE NOTE: NREMT Tutoring Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance!

 

ACUTE CARE NURSING (ACN) COURSE:

This one-week intensive Acute Care Nursing Course includes the following classes and skills labs:

  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Cardiac Emergencies
  • Neurologic Emergencies
  • Pulmonary Emergencies
  • Renal and GI Emergencies
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Critical Lab Value and EKG Interpretation
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Resume Make-Over
  • Mock Interview.
  • ABG Lab
  • I.V. Insertion and Lines Lab
  • Advanced Airway Management Lab
  • Mock Codes Lab
  • EKG Strip Interpretation Lab
  • Rapid Assessment Lab
  • Calling Report and Calling Physicians Lab

Instructor: Aki WIlliams, RN, has over 25 years of experience in the Acute Care and pre-hospital environment. A former critical care, emergency department and flight nurse, she brings humor and common sense to the classroom.

 

VALUE OF THE ACN COURSE:

This class literally pays for itself several times over!

Your $1,250.00 Registration Fee includes:

  • 72 Continued Education Contact Hours 
  • All ACN Materials (excluding American Heart Association Books)
  • Non-Transferable Promo Code that gives you 2 years of complimentary access to any of the below courses!

    $235.00 - ACLS Provider
    $135.00 - ACLS Update
    $235.00 - PALS Provider
    $135.00 - PALS Update
    $60 - BLS Provider
    $149 - NRP
    $290 - PHTLS
    $145 - ECG
    $175 - ECG & PHARM
    $150 - 12 LEAD EKG
    $1,250.00 - ACUTE CARE NURSING

    Additional specialty courses may apply.

 

ACN TERMS & CONDITIONS:  

PLEASE READ THE BELOW TERMS & CONDITIONS CAREFULLY.

If your employer is providing direct billing for your class, you are required to bring and present your employee ID at course check in.

Late Policy: Please be on time: It’s good karma!  We ask all students to arrive 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late to class you will have to reschedule.  You will not be permitted to attend the class in session and are considered a "No-Show." There are no refunds.

Rescheduling Policy: You may reschedule one time with no penalties as long as you give us 72 hours notice. If you ask to reschedule more than once, the rescheduling fee is $30. If you reschedule with less than 72 hours notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. There are no refunds

No-Show Policy: Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee. There are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your course, you forfeit the entire course fee. We do not give any refunds. However, if applicable per above, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years, and you may use it toward any course or product that we offer within a 2-year timeframe. 

It is the student's responsibility to read through the Acute Care Nursing Terms and Conditions prior to registering for the course.  Upon registration, the student agrees to all corresponding Terms and Conditions.

Private one on one tutoring wiht Aki WIlliams for Acute Care RN tutoring.

$150/hour minimum of 2 hours

 

Cardiac and vasoactive drips..what you need to know in the ER, ICU and Step down environment

"Quick, start Nipride!"

Does the above statement strike fear in your heart and make your stomach tighten?

Would you know how to mix this drip? Do you need to mix this drip? What is the dosing range what do you start it at, what are the indications and contraindications? How does it work?

This course will review the pharamacolgy and indications for the following drugs ( and a few more not listed)

Tridil

Levophed

Nipride

Cardene

Dobutamine

Dopamine

Vasopressin

β-Receptor blocking agents

Heparin

ACE inhibitors 

Calcium channel blockers

Pediatric Emergencies

  Evidence based treatment algorithms for the pediatric patient is less readily available to healthcare provider due to limited available research. In addition to the physiological differences in adult and pediatric patients, there is the overwhelming fear component that is added to each interaction the caregiver has with a critically ill or injured pediatric patient.

     This course will explore and discuss the following pediatric issues:

  1. Psychosocial Issues of Caring for the Critically Ill Pediatric Patient
  2. Pediatric Care Calculations
  3. Anatomical Differences in the Pediatric Patient Population
  4. Physiological Differences in the Pediatric Patient Population
  5. Fluids & Electrolytes
  6. Respiratory & Airway Differences
  7. Pediatric Assessment Techniques and Organization
  8. Common Traumatic Injuries in the Pediatric Patient
  9. Pediatric Seizures
4 Hrs Continuing Hours Awarded
EMS CA Pre-hospital Care CE Provider #44-0009 
CA BRN CE Provider # 15560

Calling with confidence:

 Goal: At the completion of this class students will have gained a basic understanding of using an organized format to implement when calling report or when calling physicians.

 Outline: This class will assist the student in structuring an organized format for delivering report, using data obtained from assessment, patient care, and pts past medical history.

This class will also assist the learner in properly preparing data needed to call a physician with an update on patient status or for orders to safely proceed with care.

 Objectives: By the end of this class, the learner should be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of organizing assessment findings and data related to assessment in a head-to-toe format
  2. Explain the importance of gathering important data pertinent to past and future patient care when calling or receiving a call from a physician.
  3. Describe the items and format needed to successfully deliver a transfer of care report or receive orders from the physician via telephone.
  4. Describe techniques to circumvent intimidation and distraction by “report bullies”.

 

 

Send us your resume and we will give it the once, twice and three times over make-over!

This one-hour service includes a one-on-one review of your resume, suggested revisions, and techniques to market yourself for the job of your dreams! We teach you how to present your best qualities in a genuine and concise manner.  Don't forget, the interview process is two-sided!  While you may be the one being interviewed, you are also interviewing your potential employer to see if they are really the best fit for your qualities and lifestyle.  You will learn what questions to ask to ensure your requirements are met, while presenting yourself as in-demand - an opportunity that your potential employer will not want to miss!

After 23 years of medical and nursing interviews and having a nurse staffing agency, we know know the interview process from both sides. We also take the wish lists and suggestions of many nurse managers in the area, and use those to assist you in tailoring your interview style to the job you are looking for. This gives you the edge you may be looking for in today's competitive job market.

Please feel fee to contact us if you have any questions during this process.

Defib Admin Staff

831-426-9111

Please feel fee to contact us if you have any questions during this process.

Defib Admin Staff

831-426-9111

Please feel fee to contact us if you have any questions during this process.

Defib Admin Staff

831-426-9111

Signing up for the course

Step 1

Course catalog & Enrollment Agreement

Click on the below URL to be taken to our EMT Course catalog & Enrollment Agreement. These documents explain how the course works and the associated costs. We do not believe in “hidden costs”

Payment Plan:

You have the option to pay for the course in full or in installments.

You will be asked to read and sign both documents.

Step 2

Open the Payment Portal & Complete the Course catalog & Enrollment Agreements

At the bottom of the Enrollment Agreement you will be able to click on a url that will take you to the payment portal. This will open up a second web browser page. Once the payment portal has been opened  you can go back to the Enrollment agreement and click “Finish”

Step 3

Payment Portal:

On this page you will be able to enroll and pay for the course.

Please feel fee to contact us if you have any questions during this process.

Defib Admin Staff

831-426-9111

The Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course teaches students to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or an infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course is intended for:

  • those involved in child care who have a duty to respond to children's health emergencies including:
  • child-care workers
  • teachers
  • foster-care parents / workers
  • camp counselors
  • youth organizations
  • coaches for children's sports organizations.
  • This course is also ideal for parents, grandparents, babysitters, and guardians.

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

  • list the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of a rescuer providing first aid to a child or an infant
  • describe the four key steps in first aid for children and infants: prevent, protect, assess, and act
  • describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, and shock
  • control bleeding and bandage wounds
  • correctly remove protective gloves
  • use an epinephrine pen
  • recognize elements of common injuries and illnesses
  • recognize the legal questions that apply to pediatric first aid rescuers
  • describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • recognize when someone needs CPR, and perform high-quality CPR for an infant, child, or adult (adult CPR module is optional)
  • give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
  • demonstrate how to use an AED on a child or an adult (adult AED module is optional)
  • describe when and how to help a choking infant, child, or adult.

Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid skills demonstration and a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course completion card that is valid for two years.

 

This classroom-based training is entirely Instructor-led. Students complete the entire course in one video-based classroom session with an Instructor, which covers course content, skills practice, and testing.

  • Hands-on instruction with an American Heart Association Instructor allows students to practice skills and ask questions throughout the course.
  • Students complete their training in a single convenient session.
  • Students keep their workbook for ongoing future reference.

Primeros Auxilios 



2015 Primeros Auxilios estudiante libro: 
La Asociación Americana del Corazón requiere que todos los estudiantes para traer la AHA 2015 Primeros Auxilios libro de trabajo del estudiante a la clase. NO hay excepciones. Usted puede comprar el libro en línea en www.defibthis.com cuando usted se registra para la clase, o una parada en nuestro estudiante tienda y recogerlo. También puede comprar la copia impresa en Http://aha.channing-bete.com o el ebook en https://ebooks.heart.org.

Se reconoce que los manuales son un gasto añadido. Son un AHA, requisito que nos permite proporcionarle a usted con un válido AHA de tarjeta al final de su curso. Tenemos libros disponibles para comprar, si es necesario, pero también le animamos a hacer compras alrededor para el mejor valor.

Políticas de programación: 
De acuerdo con los términos y condiciones de la inscripción al curso página: 

Tarde política: Por favor, estar en el tiempo: es un buen karma! Pedimos a todos los estudiantes para llegar 15 minutos antes de la clase. Si usted tiene más de 15 minutos tarde a clase tendrá que reprogramar. No se le permitirá asistir a la clase en sesión y se considera una "ausencia". No hay reembolsos.

 

Política de reprogramación: Usted puede reprogramar un tiempo sin penas tan largo como usted nos da 48 horas de aviso. Si usted pregunta a reprogramar más de una vez, la reprogramación de la cuota es de $15. Si reprograma con menos de 48 horas de antelación, el costo de reprogramación es la mitad de la cuota del curso. No hay reembolsos

Ausencia de política: no aparecen en clase o día de clase previo aviso, resultará en la pérdida de toda su cuota del curso. No hay reembolsos.

Condiciones de cancelación: Si cancelas tu curso, perderá la totalidad de la cuota del curso. No damos ningún tipo de reembolso. Sin embargo, si procede según lo anterior, mantendremos su pago en archivo durante 2 años, y puede utilizarlo para cualquier curso o producto que ofrecemos dentro de los 2 años. 


RCP AED 

¡Esto no es la RCP para Abastecedores de la Asistencia médica!

Es la RCP para Abastecedores del Nivel de la Comunidad como Acupunturistas, Entrenadores Personales, Abastecedores de la Puericultura, etc.



DESCRIPCIÓN DEL CURSO
Heartsaver AED es un curso del aula que enseña RCP básica y habilidades AED como:
• Dando RCP a un infante, niño y adulto
• Utilización de desfibrilado externo automatizado (AED)
• Utilización de una máscara o dispositivo de la barrera

El curso proporciona entrenamiento para empleados para: • designado socorristas • Personas que necesiten acreditados la capacitación para el trabajo o requisitos reglamentarios • Selección de departamentos o todo un trabajo 

La Asociación Americana del Corazón Heartsaver AED la finalización del curso tarjeta es válida por dos años.

Durante el curso, un instructor de AHA realiza lecciones basadas en video y trabaja con los estudiantes para completar su práctica de RCP y habilidades de AED y pruebas de destrezas. 



2015 RCP Student libro de ejercicios: 
la Asociación Americana del Corazón requiere que todos los estudiantes traigan el cuaderno de ejercicios de la 2015 de RCP a la clase. No hay excepciones. Usted puede comprar el libro en línea en www.defibthis.com cuando usted se inscribe para la clase, o parar adentro a nuestra tienda del estudiante y recogerla. También puede comprar la copia impresa en http://aha.channing-bete.com o el libro electronico en https://ebooks.heart.org.

Se reconoce que los manuales son un gasto añadido. Son un AHA, requisito que nos permite proporcionarle a usted con un válido AHA de tarjeta al final de su curso. Tenemos libros disponibles para comprar, si es necesario, pero también le animamos a hacer compras alrededor para el mejor valor. 




Polizas de programación: 
De acuerdo con los términos y condiciones de la inscripción al curso página: 

Tarde Poliza: Por favor, llegar a tiempo: es un buen karma! Pedimos a todos los estudiantes para llegar 15 minutos antes de la clase. Si usted tiene más de 15 minutos tarde a clase tendrá que reprogramar. No se le permitirá asistir a la clase en sesión y se considera una "ausencia". No hay reembolsos.

 

Poliza de reprogramación: Usted puede reprogramar un tiempo sin penas tan largo como usted nos da 48 horas de aviso. Si usted pregunta a reprogramar más de una vez, la reprogramación de la cuota es de $15. Si reprograma con menos de 48 horas de antelación, el costo de reprogramación es la mitad de la cuota del curso. No hay reembolsos

Ausencia Poliza: no aparecen en clase o día de clase previo aviso, resultará en la pérdida de toda su cuota del curso. No hay reembolsos.

Condiciones de cancelación: Si cancelas tu curso, perderá la totalidad de la cuota del curso. No damos ningún tipo de reembolso. Sin embargo, si procede según lo anterior, mantendremos su pago en archivo durante 2 años, y puede utilizarlo para cualquier curso o producto que ofrecemos dentro de los 2 años. 




 

EMT PAYMENT PLAN
PROMO CODES

Please note that these payment plan discount codes are for the students who have completed & signed the EMT course Enrollment Agreement & Course catalog terms & conditions. If you have any questions as to whether you are eligible for the payment please contact contact us at 831-426-9111 to speak with one of our enrollment specialists.  Payment Plans apply for eligible courses only.  

 

Please cut & paste the below promo code for the Bear 5 Week EMT program 

PAYMENT PLAN 5 wk EMT Program

Please cut & paste the below promo code for the Bear 10 Week EMT program 

PAYMENT PLAN Bear 10 wk EMT Program

 

DIRECT BILLING

PROMO CODES

Direct Billing for APPROVED Employees

Students MUST bring Employee ID to class

  • Dominican Hospital: DSCH
  • AMR Santa Cruz: AMRSC
  • AMR San Benito:  AMRSB 
  • PAMF Staff: PAMFEMP
  • Sutter Maternity: SMSC
  • San Jose Fire: SJFIRE
  • Santa Clara County Fire: SCCFD
  • Salinas Fire: SFD
  • Watsonville Comm Hospital: WCH 

Please note that these direct billing codes are for the designated employees of the above employers. If you have any questions as to whether you are eligible for direct billing please contact your employer.  Discounts apply for eligible courses only.  

 

The Defib This EMT Program 


This program is held at the Downtown Santa Cruz location.
Enrollment is open to the community!

 

The Bear EMT Program 

 

This program is held at 2470 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley CA
Enrollment is open to UC Berkeley Students and Staff & the General Public as of 4/3/18.