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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. If you would like to purchase a book directly from Defib This, you may call us at 831.426.9111 to make arrangements or stop by our student store and purchase it here. 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!

Proof of Current AHA Card for Renewal Courses:
For any American Heart Association update course you must bring your current AHA card. We will turn you away for any update course where your card is expired or not present during check-in.

 

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

Make sure you print out your pre-test IMMEDIATELY after completing it. It will time out quickly and make you take it all over again. 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

Self-Pay Students: Please bring your photo ID.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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ACLS PROVIDER AHA 2-DAY COURSE

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

Self-Pay Students: Please bring your photo ID.

 

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

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

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

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BLS Provider Course

(Basic Life Support = CPR AED for Healthcare Providers)

 

2015 BLS PROVIDER MANUAL:
The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2015 AHA BLS Provider Manual to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If you would like to purchase a book directly from Defib This, you may call us at 831.426.911 to make arrangements or stop by our student store and purchase it here. 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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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 AHA CPR AED Provider Manual to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If you would like to purchase a book directly from Defib This, you may call us at 831.426.911 to make arrangements or stop by our student store and purchase it here. 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 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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The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2015 AHA CPR / First AId AED Provider Manual to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If you would like to purchase a book directly from Defib This, you may call us at 831.426.911 to make arrangements or stop by our student store and purchase it here. You can also purchase the hard copy at http://aha.channing-bete.com and Amazon.com, or the ebook at https://ebooks.heart.org

 

SCHEDULING POLICIES:

Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

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

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

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

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

 

First Aid

 

2015 First Aid Student Workbook:
The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2015 AHA First AId AED Provider Manual to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If you would like to purchase a book directly from Defib This, you may call us at 831.426.911 to make arrangements or stop by our student store and purchase it here. 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 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 AHA PALS Provider Manual to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If you would like to purchase a book directly from Defib This, you may call us at 831.426.9111 to make arrangements or stop by our student store and purchase it here. 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 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!

Proof of Current AHA Card for Renewal Courses:
For any American Heart Association update course you must bring your current AHA card. We will turn you away for any update course where your card is expired or not present during check-in.

 

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 AHA PALS Provider Manual to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If you would like to purchase a book directly from Defib This, you may call us at 831.426.9111 to make arrangements or stop by our student store and purchase it here. 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 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!

 

 

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.

 

 

EMT Skills Tutoring for NREMT recheck followed by skills testing

 12 Lead EKG Interpretation - BASIC

Instructor: Casey Gaynor, EMT-P

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 5:00PM.   

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

Student Materials: Course handouts provided.

 

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 two-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
  • ACLS Pharmacology
  • 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 $1,500.00 Registration Fee includes:

  • 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!
  • $245.00 - ACLS Provider

  • $145.00 - ACLS Update

  • $245.00 - PALS Provider

  • $146.00 - PALS Update

  • $65 - BLS Provider

  • $160 - NRP

  • $290 - PHTLS

  • $145 - ECG

  • $185 - ECG & PHARM

  • $185 - 12 LEAD EKG

  • A value of $2,155.00 ( This is not including all the courses in the two weeks during the ACN program!!)
    You pay only $1,500.00 - ACUTE CARE NURSING, plus you get all the courses in the Acute Care Nursing Series!

    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

Basics of Mechanical Ventilation:

  “ How do I make the beeping noise stop?!?!”   

 Instructor: Sheryl Blankers, RN, ACNP

  • Review of pulmonary anatomy and physiology.
  • Review of pathologies of the pulmonary system.
  • Review patient assessment.
  • Review Arterial Blood Gas interpretation.
  • Review patient treatments for respiratory pathologies.
  • Review terminology, modes, and strategies for mechanical ventilation.
  • Review weaning the patient from the vent.

Recommended audience:

  • EMS professionals preparing to work in critical care transport or air medical.
  • Nurses preparing to work in critical care or air medical
  • Emergency Department nurses who want to stop holding the RT hostage in the ED, every time they care for a ventilated patient (LOL)
Registration fee includes 8 Hrs Continuing Education Hours
Awarded for EMS professionals  and RN's
EMS CA Pre-hospital Care CE Provider #44-0009 
CA BRN CE Provider # 15560

Cardiac Dysfunction: Assessment and Treatment

      Cardiovascular system dysfunction can be a sudden and overwhelming event for the patient as well as the nurse or medic; Hypotension, decreased perfusion and cardiac arrest may follow, making these cardiac dysfunction events a true emergency.

     By having a thorough understanding of the most common cardiac emergencies, the health care professional will be able to anticipate crisis, and respond appropriately leading to better outcomes for your patient. This course will address prevention, identification, and treatment of the five most common cardiac dysfunction emergencies.

  1. Acute Coronary Syndrome
  2. Cardiogenic shock
  3. Congestive Heart Failure
  4. Pericarditis
  5. Cardiac Tamponade
2 Hrs Continuing Hours Awarded
EMS CA Pre-hospital Care CE Provider #44-0009 
CA BRN CE Provider # 15560

Endocrine Dysfunction: Assessment and Treatment

    The endocrine system is composed of many parts and affects many internal systems. Therefore, emergencies of the endocrine system can be elusive in their presentation.

     This course will focus on five common problems associated with endocrine dysfunction.

  1. Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
  2. Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (HHS)
  3. Hypoglycemia
  4. Thyroid storm
  5. Adrenal Insufficiency
2 Hrs Continuing Hours Awarded
EMS CA Pre-hospital Care CE Provider #44-0009 
CA BRN CE Provider # 15560

Do you now how to make the best impression to potential employers? Is your resume, "tight"? 

How do you put your best and most professional foot forward to potential employers on social media?

This course will review the different ways you can promote yourself on social media and  at networking events.

We will also review;

Your,  "Elevator pitch"

 Resume tweaks to tighten up your game

Do you need a cover letter? 

Neurologic Emergencies:

     A variety of conditions can cause neurologic dysfunction in hospitalized patients. The nurse at the bedside must know how neurologic dysfunction occurs so that rapid assessments and interventions can begin as soon as possible. TIME IS BRAIN!

     This course will cover basic neuroanatomy, disease process, and pathophysiology; define normal levels of ICP, MAP & CPP, Head injury differentials, and rapid, focused assessment techniques for patients with the following neurological emergencies:

  1. TIAs
  2. Ischemic Stroke
  3. Intracranial Bleeds
  4. Increased Intracranial Pressure
  5. Seizures
2 Hrs Continuing Hours Awarded
EMS CA Pre-hospital Care CE Provider #44-0009 
CA BRN CE Provider # 15560

Pediatric Emergencies

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

     This course will explore and discuss the following pediatric issues:

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

Pulmonary Dysfunction: Assessment and Treatment:

     To assure proper perfusion in your patients, you must maintain a properly functioning pulmonary system. Decreases in pulmonary function interrupt the oxygen delivery process and will make it necessary to over-do other interventions to maintain tissue perfusion.

     Students will also become familiar with the indications and set-up for a chest tube, as well as how to assess for a properly functioning chest tube.

     In addition to a review of lung ventilation and perfusion, this course will also address prevention, identification and treatment of the five most common pulmonary dysfunction emergencies.

  1. Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
  2. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  3. Pulmonary Edema
  4. Pneumothorax
  5. Pneumonia
2 Hrs Continuing Hours Awarded
EMS CA Pre-hospital Care CE Provider #44-0009 
CA BRN CE Provider # 15560

 

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.

Interpreting Lab Values with Confidence

Hospital patients have labs drawn all the time. Wouldn't it be nice to scan these labs and pick out the most pertinent information to guide your patients care? Which ones require a call to the Doc? Which ones are we looking to trend? Which ones do we need another lab value to give us a true clinical picture to work with?

Students will identify the most important data from the following lab studies, and what they mean to the patient:

  1. RBC,Hgb, HCT- The rule of threes
  2. WBC- " Shift to the left"
  3. Platelets
  4. Electrolytes
  5. Urinalysis
4 Hrs Continuing Hours Awarded
EMS CA Pre-hospital Care CE Provider #44-0009 
CA BRN CE Provider # 15560

 

Start Date : February 25th 2020
End Date May 10th 2020
Class meets Tuesday and Thursday 6pm-10pm and Sundays 9am-5:30pm 
No class during Spring Break (March 23 - 27th)
No Class on Easter ( April 12th )

The EMT Course has three components:

  1. Didactic/Lab (165 Hours): technical, theory and practical hands-on education
  2. Clinical (24 Hours): field training (ambulance, emergency room and high fidelity simulation)
  3. Testing (Includes Didactic Hours): quizzes, tests, midterm, and final exam (theory and skills)

Through lectures, interactive presentations, psychomotor training, and simulations, EMT students 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 (NREMT) Exam required prior to applying for State EMT certification.

Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy & Dialysis:
 
This course will explain:
  • How continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) works
  • The components of a CRRT circuit
  • How CRRT differs from intermittent hemodialysis.

This includes a discussion of how the circuit connects to the patient, what practitioner orders are needed for a CRRT treatment, and common causes of CRRT machine alarms.

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to verbalize three critical safety interventions bedside nurses must be aware of in order to safely care for a patient receiving CRRT.

Instructor: Chad Sarkinen, RN, BSN, CCRN

Chad started his nursing career in the Cardiothoracic ICU at University of Washington Medical Center caring for postoperative cardiac and thoracic patients (transplant, valve repair/replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting, etc.) as well as patients requiring ventricular assist devices, intra-aortic balloon pumps, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Chad later moved to the Trauma/Surgical ICU at Harborview Medical Center where he cared for critically ill patients with life-threatening traumatic injuries and emergent surgical needs. This involved recovering patients from emergent exploratory laparotomies, decompressive craniectomies, spinal immobilization, splenectomies, nephrectomies, fasciotomies, amputation, and/or orthopedic repair. During his time in these ICUs, Chad cared for ECMO patients both as a bedside nurse as well as an ECMO Specialist and also administered continuous renal replacement therapy and hemodialysis treatments. By picking up a part-time position with a critical care ground ambulance company, Chad focused on learning how to care for patients outside of the hospital. He is now a Flight Nurse for Stanford Life Flight.

 

 Chad Sarkinen

Please Note: To sign up for this course you will need to confirm that you have read the Defib & Bear EMT Course Catalog terms and conditions

This document can be found on the Home page of our website DefibThis.com under Courses.

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

Defib Admin Staff

831-426-9111

ALL EMT STUDENTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN ORIENTATION CLASS

Please sign yourself up for ONE of the following classes:

Saturday 9/12

Sunday 9/13

Please Note: To sign up for this course you will need to confirm that you have read the Defib & Bear EMT Course Catalog terms and conditions

This document can be found on the Home page of our website DefibThis.com under Courses.

 

ALL EMT STUDENTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN ORIENTATION CLASS

Please sign yourself up for ONE of the following classes:

Saturday 9/12

Sunday 9/13

 

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

Defib Admin Staff

831-426-9111

Please Note: To sign up for this course you will need to confirm that you have read the Defib & Bear EMT Course Catologe terms and conditions

This document can be found on the Home page of our website DefibThis.com under Courses.

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

 

ALL EMT STUDENTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN ORIENTATION CLASS

Please sign yourself up for ONE of the following classes:

Saturday 9/12

Sunday 9/13

 

Defib Admin Staff

831-426-9111

Please Note: To sign up for this course you will need to confirm that you have read the Defib & Bear EMT Course Catologe terms and conditions

This document can be found on the Home page of our website DefibThis.com under Courses.

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

 

ALL EMT STUDENTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN ORIENTATION CLASS

Please sign yourself up for ONE of the following classes:

Saturday 03/28/2019 

Sunday 03/29/2019 

Defib Admin Staff

831-426-9111

Please Note: To sign up for this course you will need to confirm that you have read the Defib & Bear EMT Course Catologe terms and conditions

This document can be found on the Home page of our website DefibThis.com under Courses.

ALL EMT STUDENTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN ORIENTATION CLASS

Please sign yourself up for ONE of the following classes:

Saturday 03/28/2019 

Sunday 03/29/2019 

 

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

Defib Admin Staff

831-426-9111

Please Note: To sign up for this course you will need to confirm that you have read the Defib & Bear EMT Enrollment agreement terms and conditions

This document can be found on the Home page of our website DefibThis.com under Courses.

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

 

ALL EMT STUDENTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN ORIENTATION CLASS

 

Saturday 03/28/2019 

Sunday 03/29/2019 

 

Defib Admin Staff

831-426-9111

Please Note: To sign up for this course you will need to confirm that you have read the Defib & Bear EMT Course Catalog terms and conditions

This document can be found on the Home page of our website DefibThis.com under Courses.

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

Defib Admin Staff

831-426-9111

ALL EMT STUDENTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN ORIENTATION CLASS

Saturday June 20th 

Sunday June 21st

Please sign yourself up for ONE of the following classes:

 

Please Note: To sign up for this course you will need to confirm that you have read the Defib & Bear EMT Course Catologe terms and conditions

This document can be found on the Home page of our website DefibThis.com under Courses.

ALL EMT STUDENTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN ORIENTATION CLASS

Please sign yourself up for ONE of the following classes:

Saturday June 20th 

Sunday June 21st

 

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

Defib Admin Staff

831-426-9111

Please Note: To sign up for this course you will need to confirm that you have read the Defib & Bear EMT Course Catologe terms and conditions

This document can be found on the Home page of our website DefibThis.com under Courses.

ALL EMT STUDENTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN ORIENTATION CLASS

Please sign yourself up for ONE of the following classes:

Saturday June 20th 

Sunday June 21st

 

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

Defib Admin Staff

831-426-9111

Please Note: To sign up for this course you will need to confirm that you have read the Defib & Bear EMT Course Catalog terms and conditions

This document can be found on the Home page of our website DefibThis.com under Courses.

Please feel free to contact Jenna Caughman, enrollment specialist  831-426-9111 if you have any questions during registration and the enrollment process.

 

 

Please Note: To sign up for this course you will need to confirm that you have read the Defib & Bear EMT Course Catalog terms and conditions

This document can be found on the Home page of our website DefibThis.com under Courses.

Please feel free to contact Jenna Caughman, enrollment specialist  831-426-9111 if you have any questions during the registration and enrollment process.

Please Note: To sign up for this course you will need to confirm that you have read the Defib & Bear EMT Course Catalog terms and conditions

This document can be found on the Home page of our website DefibThis.com under Courses.

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

Defib Admin Staff

831-426-9111

ECG & Pharmacology

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The adult ECG &  ACLS Pharmacology Course addresses a key knowledge gap in electrocardiogram (ECG) and pharmacology and focuses on specific ECG recognition skills and drug treatment knowledge.

This class is a pre-course option for ACLS  or PALS students and other healthcare providers. This course is also intended for ACLS students who complete ACLS pre-course self-assessment and find they need to improve their knowledge.

 ECG
• Heart anatomy
• Basic electrophysiology
• Normal ECG measurements
• Basic Arrhythmias

Pharmacology
• Basic ACLS drugs and usage
• Drugs, doses, and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies
• Integrating basic drug pharmacology into ACLS algorithms

 

 

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.

 

CONTINUED EDUCATION UNITS:
We are a CE Provider for the BRN & EMS. Your 8 unit CE Certificate is provided complimentary with this course!

 

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Please call 831.426.9111 to speak with an administrator and schedule your skills check portion of the Online AHA Heart Code.

When you have completed part 1 of the heart code, print your certificate and bring it with you to the skills check off.

 

Renal Failure:
This course will review the three different categories of acute renal failure (ARF):
  1. pre-renal failure
  2. intra-renal failure
  3. post-renal failure.

This includes a discussion of the most common etiologies of ARF and their respective treatments. A brief discussion of chronic renal failure as it pertains to the acute care environment is also included in this course.

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to verbalize three critical nursing interventions for patients experiencing signs and symptoms of ARF.

Instructor: Chad Sarkinen, RN, BSN, CCRN

Chad started his nursing career in the Cardiothoracic ICU at University of Washington Medical Center caring for postoperative cardiac and thoracic patients (transplant, valve repair/replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting, etc.) as well as patients requiring ventricular assist devices, intra-aortic balloon pumps, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Chad later moved to the Trauma/Surgical ICU at Harborview Medical Center where he cared for critically ill patients with life-threatening traumatic injuries and emergent surgical needs. This involved recovering patients from emergent exploratory laparotomies, decompressive craniectomies, spinal immobilization, splenectomies, nephrectomies, fasciotomies, amputation, and/or orthopedic repair. During his time in these ICUs, Chad cared for ECMO patients both as a bedside nurse as well as an ECMO Specialist and also administered continuous renal replacement therapy and hemodialysis treatments. By picking up a part-time position with a critical care ground ambulance company, Chad focused on learning how to care for patients outside of the hospital. He is now a Flight Nurse for Stanford Life Flight.

 

 Chad Sarkinen

 

"Defensive Documentation"  A documentation course

 

This course is called, "The Sword and the Shield" because documentation can be used either for or against you. 

Instructor Michael Baulch, RN, JD, CMTE, has been an EMS professional for nearly 32 years and is a California licensed attorney specializing in EMS law. Mr. Baulch is the Program Manager for Stanford Life Flight, the air medical program for the world-renowned Stanford Medical Center. He formerly served as a Director for the largest nonprofit air ambulance company on the West Coast, responsible for operations, budget, personnel, and business development. He has served as the Executive Director for a California Joint Powers Authority that delivered fire-based EMS and ground interfacility transport in the Lake Tahoe region. 

Mr. Baulch has been an ICU, Emergency/Trauma, and Flight Nurse and has a total of 21 years of experience in the air medical industry. He received his law degree from the University of San Francisco, where he received the Edward J. McFedtridge Award for excellence in Advocacy. He holds the Certified Medical Transport Executive (CMTE) credential, and is an expert in air medical transport and Tactical Medicine for SWAT operations, serving as a SWAT medic and tactical medicine advisor to the FBI. As a U.S. Navy Nurse Corps officer, he achieved the rank of Lt. Commander and is a veteran of Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

Mr. Baulch is a subject matter expert consultant and highly sought-after public speaker on Emergency Medical Services, EMS Law, and Air Medical operations, business development, and strategic planning. In his career, he has developed a vast network of experienced, highly skilled EMS professionals in both private industry and public/government service. He serves as Innerwork Search’s Consulting Executive Recruiter.

Specialties: Air Medical Industry
Air Medical Operations
Flight Nursing
Emergency Nursing
Certified Medical Transport Executive (CMTE)
Emergency Medical Services Law
Tactical Medicine (Tactical Medic-FBI SWAT)
Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) CA POST

 

Intro to Advanced Hemodynamics

Advanced Hemodynamic and Invasive Monitoring
 includes:
  • ICP Monitoring
  • Intra-Abdominal Pressure Monitoring
  • Compartment Pressure Monitoring 

 

Intro to Hemodynamics and Vasoactive Medications

This course will provide the student with a basic understanding of hemodynamics which they may then build upon, to gain further understanding of hemodynamics in a critical care setting.

Included in this course is an introduction to many vasoactive medications frequently used in the critical care and emergency environment.

The course will review the following subjects:

  1. Anatomical Review
  2. Conduction System
  3. Neurologic Control of the Heart
  4. Terminology 
  5. blood volume stressed vs unstressed
  6. Types of shock
  7. IV Fluid Management
  8. Drug calculations
  9. Concepts of Vasoactive Drips

 

The topics will include;
1.  Review of pathophysiology and changes during pregnancy
2.  Discuss the most common problems that can arise during pro
     a.  PIH
     b.  Hyperglycemia
     c.  Eclampsia
     d.  HELLP
     e.  Premature rupture of membranes
     f.  Placenta previa
     g.  Pre-term labor    
3.  Pregnancy and trauma
4.  Complications of birth
     a.  Shoulder dystocia
     b.  Nuchal cord
     c.  Breech deliveries
     d.  Amniotic fluid embolism
5.  Care of the newly born
6.  Basics of fetal monitoring

 Your Instructor:

Kimberly Lacina, ANRP-C, has been working in patient transport since 2002, with experience in both ground and air, pre-hospital and 911 services. She is a native of Florida where she was program director for Sunstar Critical Care Transport which was recognized as the Ground Program of the Year by AAMS in 2011. This program serviced all patient populations with nearly 10% of the volume being high-risk obstetrics. In addition, she has served as a CAMTS site-surveyor and a Board Member at Large for ASTNA. In May of 2016, Kimberly was recognized as Transport Nurse of the Year by the BCEN. Her work in pre-hospital and 911 includes Director of Clinical Services for Sunstar, and in 2016, she moved to Alameda, CA, to continue the role with Paramedics Plus. She joined the team at Royal Ambulance in January 2019 as Vice President of Clinical Operations where she oversees the Critical Care Transport Program, as well as providing clinical oversight and quality management to the organization.

 

EMT PAYMENT PLAN
PROMO CODES

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

 

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, Berkeley CA
Enrollment is open to UC Berkeley Students and Staff & the General Public as of 4/3/18.