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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 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. 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 free 3-hour public parking lot next to our building or you can park 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 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. 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 free 3-hour public parking lot next to our building or you can park 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 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 on hand for purchase if needed, but we also 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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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 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 have books on hand for purchase if needed, but we also 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 or the less expensive 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 on hand for purchase if needed, but we also 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!

 

 

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is the world’s premier prehospital trauma education developed in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons to promote critical thinking in addressing multi-system trauma and provide the latest evidence-based treatment practices.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

PHTLS Prehospital Trauma Life Support    
1-Day Advanced Refresher Course

 

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is the world’s premier prehospital trauma education developed in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons to promote critical thinking in addressing multi-system trauma and provide the latest evidence-based treatment practices.

 

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.

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This ECG Course addresses a key knowledge gap in electrocardiogram (ECG) competency and focuses on specific ECG recognition skills.

It is an excellent preparation course for ACLS and PALS students who need a refresher or a foundation for rhythm interpretation.

 

COURSE CONTENT:
• Heart Anatomy

• Basic Electrophysiology

• Normal ECG measurements

• Basic Arrhythmias

• When to Defibrillate, Cardiovert or Pace

• Q&A Forum for all of your Specific ECG Questions

 

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. Late students must reschedule in person on the day of class.

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. 

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, 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. 

Yes, we have a Payment Plan!

Contact us for more information:

Phone: 831-426-9111

Email: info@defibthis.com

 

Course Description

The EMT Course has three components:

1. Didactic (160 hours): technical, theory and practical hands-on education

2. Clinical (24 hours): field training (2 EMS ride-alongs) with a minimum of 10 patient contacts

3. Testing (12 hours): weekly exams, midterm, and final exam

Through lectures, interactive presentations, skills labs and simulations, you will build the knowledge and skills to care for patients. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the national registry exam required prior to applying for California State EMT certification.

This course meets all the educational requirements for the certification process as specified in the regulations of the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority.

 

Tuition Agreement:

Upon enrollment in the EMT Program, students have the option to either pay the total tuition fee immediately (including the Non-Refundable Registration Fee), or enroll in a dedicated Payment Plan.

Students who enroll in the Payment Plan must sign the EMT Program Promissory Note detailing the terms of repayment, and pay the Non-Refundable Registration Fee immediately.

The student is responsible for certain necessary fees associated with the program. These associated fees are approximated on the table below.

EMT Tuition and Fees Chart - Summer 2017 

 

Program Withdrawal Policy:

  • If the student needs to withdraw from the program, they must do so prior to seven days before the first day of class in order to obtain a refund of charges paid (excluding the Non-Refundable Registration Fee) 
  • To withdraw from the EMT Program, the student must deliver a typed and signed Intent to Withdraw Notice to Defib This at the mailing address below:

Defib This Emergency Response Training
1543 Pacific Avenue, Suite 104
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA

  • If the above conditions are met, Defib This will refund the amount paid for institutional charges, less the Non-Refundable Registration Fee listed below.

Defib This EMT Program Non-Refundable Registration Fee - $800.00
Bear EMT Program Non-Refundable Registration Fee - $900.00

  • As of 7 days before the start date of the program, Defib This shall NOT refund any portion of the amount paid for institutional charges. 
  • The refund policy only applies to the student's original program start date; no refund will be permitted if a student transfers to a later semester.
  • The Program Withdrawal Policy applies to Payment Plans in that the student will continue to be charged on schedule, as stated in the Promissory Note.
  • If you are eligible for a refund under the conditions above, it will be granted to you within 45 days after the school receives your written Intent to Withdraw notice.
  • Dismissal from the EMT Program does not relieve the student from any remaining payment owed.

 

Criminal Background Agreement:

It is important you are aware that certain types of criminal records may preclude you from obtaining your EMT certification.

On July 1, 2010 California instituted new criminal background regulations for EMT certification. The regulations are more stringent than they have been in the past. All felonies are automatic preclusions and many misdemeanor offenses (including some which have been expunged) have been added for certification denial. Any student concerned about something in their background should consult with the EMS Agency for more information. An offense on your driving record may not necessarily preclude you from EMT certification, but could prevent you from employment with certain EMS service providers.

Please reference the latest EMS Authority Regulations and NREMT Criminal Conviction Policy for details. 

By registering for this EMT Program, you recognize, understand and accept that previous or future criminal offenses may affect your ability to obtain your EMT certification and/or employment in this field. 

 

 

By registering for the EMT Program, you agree to all terms of the Tuition Agreement, Program Withdrawal Policy, and Criminal Background Agreement as stated above. 

 

Yes, we have a Payment Plan!

Contact us for more information:

Phone: 831-426-9111

Email: info@defibthis.com

 

Course Description

The EMT Course has three components:

1. Didactic (160 hours): technical, theory and practical hands-on education

2. Clinical (24 hours): field training (2 EMS ride-alongs) with a minimum of 10 patient contacts

3. Testing (Included in Didactic Hours): lecture quizzes, weekly tests, midterm, and final exam

Through lectures, interactive presentations, skills labs and simulations, you will build the knowledge and skills to care for patients. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the national registry exam required prior to applying for California State EMT certification.

This course meets all the educational requirements for the certification process as specified in the regulations of the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority.

 

Tuition Agreement:

Upon enrollment in the EMT Program, students have the option to either pay the total tuition fee immediately (including the Non-Refundable Registration Fee), or enroll in a dedicated Payment Plan.

Students who enroll in the Payment Plan must sign the EMT Program Promissory Note detailing the terms of repayment, and pay the Non-Refundable Registration Fee immediately.

The student is responsible for certain necessary fees associated with the program. These associated fees are approximated on the table below.

 

 

Program Withdrawal Policy:

  • If the student needs to withdraw from the program, they must do so prior to seven days before the first day of class in order to obtain a refund of charges paid (excluding the Non-Refundable Registration Fee) 
  • To withdraw from the EMT Program, the student must deliver a typed and signed Intent to Withdraw Notice to Defib This at the mailing address below:

Defib This Emergency Response Training
1543 Pacific Avenue, Suite 104
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA

  • If the above conditions are met, Defib This will refund the amount paid for institutional charges, less the Non-Refundable Registration Fee listed below.

Defib This EMT Program Non-Refundable Registration Fee - $800.00
Bear EMT Program Non-Refundable Registration Fee - $900.00

  • As of 7 days before the start date of the program, Defib This shall NOT refund any portion of the amount paid for institutional charges. 
  • The refund policy only applies to the student's original program start date; no refund will be permitted if a student transfers to a later semester.
  • The Program Withdrawal Policy applies to Payment Plans in that the student will continue to be charged on schedule, as stated in the Promissory Note.
  • If you are eligible for a refund under the conditions above, it will be granted to you within 45 days after the school receives your written Intent to Withdraw notice.
  • Dismissal from the EMT Program does not relieve the student from any remaining payment owed.

 

Criminal Background Agreement:

It is important you are aware that certain types of criminal records may preclude you from obtaining your EMT certification.

On July 1, 2010 California instituted new criminal background regulations for EMT certification. The regulations are more stringent than they have been in the past. All felonies are automatic preclusions and many misdemeanor offenses (including some which have been expunged) have been added for certification denial. Any student concerned about something in their background should consult with the EMS Agency for more information. An offense on your driving record may not necessarily preclude you from EMT certification, but could prevent you from employment with certain EMS service providers.

Please reference the latest EMS Authority Regulations and NREMT Criminal Conviction Policy for details. 

By registering for this EMT Program, you recognize, understand and accept that previous or future criminal offenses may affect your ability to obtain your EMT certification and/or employment in this field. 

 

 

By registering for the EMT Program, you agree to all terms of the Tuition Agreement, Program Withdrawal Policy, and Criminal Background Agreement as stated above. 

 

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 6:00PM.   

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.

 

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

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.

POST COURSE 

This 8 hour course meets the EMSA First Aid/CPR/AED Title 22, Section 100023 requirements and provides current First Aid/CPR instructors with the required skills to instruct the EMSA First Aid/CPR/AED course.

PLEASE NOTE THE PREREQUISITE BELOW!

Prerequisite: Current First Aid/CPR instructor Certification from POST or AHA

Instructors: Aki and Alex Williams (Defib This) Experience in EMS as a flight nurse with California Shock Trauma Air Rescue ( CALSTAR), Intensive Care, Emergency Nursing and Pre-Hospital Care. RN and Educator with over 20 clinical years in the health care industry. Specialties include ICU,ER,PICU and interventional radiology, preventive health and fitness.

Designed For: First Aid/CPR instructors certified from POST, AHA or ASHI

Certification: POST CCN: 2540-21799-16-002 POST Plan IV.

Location: Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, 5200 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (First floor)

Schedule: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 8:00A - 5:00P (8 hours)

Fees: $149.00 

 

Yes, we have a Payment Plan!

Contact us for more information:

Phone: 831-426-9111

Email: info@defibthis.com

 

 

Course Description

The Accelerated 5-Week Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training Program is designed as a fast-track to EMS certification for individuals with previous EMR, lifeguarding or related experience. It is also appropriate for individuals who can dedicate adequate time to course study,  in addition the the four hour per week intensive program.

It is imperative, registrants  dedicate adequate study time to dedicate to the program in addition to the scheduled 40 hours of classroom / skills time per week.

The course runs  Monday through Friday for 5 Weeks, from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM 

After successful completion of the Defib This, 5-Week EMT Training Program, We will assist our students with registration for their NREMT examination. Registration will take place on the last day of the program.

The EMT Course has three components:

1. Didactic (160 hours): technical, theory and practical hands-on education

2. Clinical (24 hours): field training (2 EMS ride-alongs) with a minimum of 10 patient contacts

3. Testing (12 hours): weekly exams, midterm, and final exam

Through lectures, interactive presentations, skills labs and simulations, you will build the knowledge and skills to care for patients. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the national registry exam required prior to applying for California State EMT certification.

This course meets all the educational requirements for the certification process as specified in the regulations of the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority.

 

Tuition Agreement:

Upon enrollment in the EMT Program, students have the option to either pay the total tuition fee immediately (including the Non-Refundable Registration Fee), or enroll in a dedicated Payment Plan.

Students who enroll in the Payment Plan must sign the EMT Program Promissory Note detailing the terms of repayment, and pay the Non-Refundable Registration Fee immediately.

The student is responsible for certain necessary fees associated with the program. These associated fees are approximated in your confirmation email.

Program Withdrawal Policy:

  • If the student needs to withdraw from the program, they must do so prior to seven days before the first day of class in order to obtain a refund of charges paid (excluding the Non-Refundable Registration Fee) 
  • To withdraw from the EMT Program, the student must deliver a typed and signed Intent to Withdraw Notice to Defib This at the mailing address below:

Defib This Emergency Response Training
1543 Pacific Avenue, Suite 104
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA

  • If the above conditions are met, Defib This will refund the amount paid for institutional charges, less the Non-Refundable Registration Fee listed below.

Defib This Accelerated EMT Program Non-Refundable Registration Fee - $950.00

  • As of 7 days before the start date of the program, Defib This shall NOT refund any portion of the amount paid for institutional charges. 
  • The refund policy only applies to the student's original program start date; no refund will be permitted if a student transfers to a later semester.
  • The Program Withdrawal Policy applies to Payment Plans in that the student will continue to be charged on schedule, as stated in the Promissory Note.
  • If you are eligible for a refund under the conditions above, it will be granted to you within 45 days after the school receives your written Intent to Withdraw notice.
  • Dismissal from the EMT Program does not relieve the student from any remaining payment owed.

 

Criminal Background Agreement:

It is important you are aware that certain types of criminal records may preclude you from obtaining your EMT certification.

On July 1, 2010 California instituted new criminal background regulations for EMT certification. The regulations are more stringent than they have been in the past. All felonies are automatic preclusions and many misdemeanor offenses (including some which have been expunged) have been added for certification denial. Any student concerned about something in their background should consult with the EMS Agency for more information. An offense on your driving record may not necessarily preclude you from EMT certification, but could prevent you from employment with certain EMS service providers.

Please reference the latest EMS Authority Regulations and NREMT Criminal Conviction Policy for details. 

By registering for this EMT Program, you recognize, understand and accept that previous or future criminal offenses may affect your ability to obtain your EMT certification and/or employment in this field. 

By registering for the EMT Program, you agree to all terms of the Tuition Agreement, Program Withdrawal Policy, and Criminal Background Agreement as stated above. 

 

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

 

 

 

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

This  intensive course meets every day for the first week and then every saturday for 5 weeks. The Defib This EMR course fills the requirement of classroom and skills time required to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians ( NREMT) Emergency Medical Responder certification (EMR) exam

On the last day of class we will be assisting students with the registration process for the NREMT EMR exam.

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

  1. Successful completion of a state-approved Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course that meets or exceeds the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for the Emergency Medical Responder ( Defib This )
    • Candidates must have completed the course within the past two years and the course Program Director must verify successful course completion on the NREMT website. ( Defib This )
  2. Have a current CPR-BLS for "Healthcare Provider" or equivalent credential ( Defib This course fees for BLS are included with EMR Registration)
  3. Completion of a state-approved Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) psychomotor exam ( Defib This )
    • Defib This integrates the EMR psychomotor exam into the EMR course.
  4. Successful completion of the NREMT EMR Cognitive Exam

Notes

  • EMR candidates are not required to be 18 years of age or older

FAQ's 

What's the minimum age to take this course? 

We recommend 15 years and older

What is the difference between EMR, EMT and Paramedic?

The biggest differences between paramedics, EMR's and EMTs are the training and the scope of practice (what they are allowed to do).EMR's usually receive 80 – 100 hours of training, Basic EMTs usually receive 120 – 180 hours of training, while paramedics get anywhere from 1,200 hours to 1,800 hours of training.

 

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.

 

 

 

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 Bear EMT Program 

 

This program is held on the UC Berkeley Campus
Enrollment is reserved for UC Berkeley Students and Staff only.

The Defib This EMT Program 


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