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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 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 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 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 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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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!

 

 

 

TNCC Course Information: 
TNCC is recognized as the Premier Training for hospitals and trauma centers worldwide.  It empowers nurses with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and hands-on training to provide expert care for trauma patients.
      • ENA developed the Trauma Nursing Core Course to establish a standardized body of trauma nursing knowledge and to improve the care of all trauma patients. This seventh edition course combines interactive learning with scenario-based assessments to give nurses a comprehensive learning experience. The course includes:Rapid identification of life-threatening injuries
      • Comprehensive patient assessment
      • Enhanced intervention for better patient outcomes
A Systematic Approach of Initial Assessment
The first few minutes of trauma care are critical to achieve better patient outcomes. The A – I mnemonic and the Trauma Nursing Assessment will assist nurses in providing appropriate and early intervention.

Hands-on Training Using both an Individual and Team Approach
Three Psychomotor skill stations offer nurses the opportunity to practice the systematic approach of the initial assessment in real life situations. The skill stations covered are Trauma Nursing Process, Airway and Ventilation, and Trauma Interventions.

2 Day Intensive Course with Expert Instructors
TNCC is a 2-Day Intensive Course that is taught by expert instructors. There is a faculty ratio of approximately one faculty per four learners.
 
 
Comprehensive TNCC Manual: 
The new TNCC Seventh Edition Manual contains evidence-based content developed by trauma experts to reinforce and supplement the lectures and skill stations. It is a compilation of current trauma nursing standards and is a valuable resource for future reference.
 
Chapter Titles
Trauma Nursing and the Trauma Nursing Core Course Spinal Cord and Vertebral Column Trauma
Teamwork and Trauma Care Musculoskeletal Trauma
Epidemiology Surface and Burn Trauma
Biomechanics, Kinematics, and Mechanisms of Injury Special Populations: The Pregnant Trauma Patient
Initial Assessment Special Populations: The Pediatric Trauma Patient
Airway and Ventilation Special Populations: The Older Adult Trauma Patient
Shock Special Populations: The Bariatric Trauma Patient
Pain Special Populations: The Interpersonal Violence Trauma Patient
Brain, Cranial, and Maxillofacial Trauma Psychosocial Aspects of Trauma Care
Ocular Trauma Disaster Management
Thoracic and Neck Trauma Transition of Care for the Trauma Patient
Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma Post Resuscitation Care in the Emergency Department
 
 
Interactive Online Modules: 
These interactive modules allow students to apply what they learn and receive immediate feedback.  The modules are a complete case study process—taking the nurses through an entire sequence of care. Online learning allows nurses to learn at their own pace and refer back to information at any time
 
 
Evaluation, Verification, and Contact Hours: 
Successful completion of the course requires 80% or greater on the multiple choice exam and 70% or greater on the skill station evaluation.  

RN Candidates with successful completion will receive the ENA TNCC 4 year provider verification card. 

All attendees will be awarded contact hour certificate with appropriate contact hours.

17.65 contact hours are awarded for course completion.

 

Scheduling Policy: 
PLEASE NOTE: There are NO REFUNDS for TNCC.  

However, there is a $245 Transferable Registration Fee that you can use toward another TNCC Class, or any Defib This course, if you give the proper notice, as detailed below:

In order to use your $245 Transferable Registration Fee toward another Defib This class, you must cancel or reschedule at least 7 days prior to the first day of class.

$420 Tuition Breakdown:
$175 Non-Transferable Registration Fee
$245 Transferable Registration Fee (limitations apply - see above) 

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.

 
 
Book Receipt Policy: 
I (the student) acknowledge that the TNCC Manual ships within 3 business days after I register for the class.  When registering for the course, it is my responsibility to make allowance for book shipping and receipt time.  Depending on the date that I register, I may not receive my TNCC Provider Manual 30 days in advance of the course start date.  I acknowledge it is my responsibility to read the TNCC Provider Manual (including all chapter and skill station materials) prior to the course in order to be prepared to participate.  I understand that I will receive a certificate with contact hours, but I will only receive a provider verification card upon successful completion of the course.

 
 
Please Note: By registering for TNCC, the student agrees to all terms of the Scheduling Policy and Book Receipt Policy, as stated above. 
 
 
 
 
 
YOUR TNCC MANUAL IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR COURSE FEE.
 
CLICK YES TO HAVE YOUR BOOK SHIPPED TO YOU
CLICK NO TO PICK UP YOUR BOOK

 12 Lead EKG Interpretation - BASIC

Instructor: TJ Jackson, EMT-P, RN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, CFRN, CTRN, FP-c

This course will enable the student to understand the basic structure of 12- lead EKG analysis and interpretation.

This course covers:

  • A review of cardiac anatomy,
  • Electrophysiology,
  • Importance of correct lead placement,
  • Correlation of cardiac anatomy to lead placement,
  • Basic skills required for accurate interpretation of 12 lead EKG's
  • STEMI vs non-STEMI
  • ACS
  • VT vs wide complex SVT

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.

EMT Skills Verification

This session is designed for currently certified EMTs who have already met the CEU requirements for recertification and only need to obtain skills verification.

Our scenario-based skills verification course will assess student competency in the ten required areas through successful completion of three scenarios. Each candidate will be presented with a medical patient scenario, trauma patient scenario, and childbirth scenario. Each scenario will require the candidate to perform several skills within the EMT scope of practice to an acceptable level of competency.

If a candidate fails to perform an individual skill to an appropriate level of competency, then he or she will be given one remedial attempt. Remediation is limited to one attempt per skill, and no more than 30% of the required skills. If the lead instructor is not satisfied with the candidate's competency over all ten required areas delineated by the state of California, then the candidate will not be awarded a skills competency form until he/she has successfully passed a 24-hour EMT refresher course. No refunds will be offered for partial or unsuccessful completion of skills competency verification.

After successful completion of this course, the candidate will be awarded a completed California EMT Skills Competency Verification Form (EMSA-SCV 08/10) and the appropriate skills verification for the NREMT.

 

 

 

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

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.

Program  Name: Bear EMT 5 Week Summer 2018          

  • Total Clock Hours: 184
  • Approximate No. of Weeks: 5
  • Hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Enrollment Agreement Period - Start Date: 8/27/18   (No Class 9/3/18 Labor-day) 
  • Completion Date: 9/28/18 (Friday 9:00 am to 5:00pm)
  • Enrollment Agreement Period Program - Start Date: 8/27/18 
  • Program Scheduled Completion Date: 11/2/18

 

Refundable Registration Fee:……………………………………….… $50.00

Non-Refundable Administrative Fee:…………………………………  $50.00

Non-Refundable Equipment & Supplies Fee:……………………..….$50.00

Tuition Refundable, Prorated upon withdrawal:…………….…… $2100.00

                                     Total total Charges due upon enrollment $2250.00

 

Please note: Your seat in class will be held for a maximum of 72 hours after completing your online registration. Your seat is not guaranteed until you have completed the enrollment process with an enrollment specialist. ( Usually, within a few hours )

 

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 compleated & 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 specialist.  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 on the UC Berkeley Campus
Enrollment is reserved for UC Berkeley Students and Staff only.