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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!

 

 

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

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

 

The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education.  PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. 

 

PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The PHTLS course is continuously updated and revised to keep up with the advances in the field, ATLS Guidelines and feedback from PHTLS participants.

 

   

 

 

PHTLS Prehospital Trauma Life Support    
1-Day Advanced Refresher Course

 

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

 

The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education.  PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. 

 

PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The PHTLS course is continuously updated and revised to keep up with the advances in the field, ATLS Guidelines and feedback from PHTLS participants.

 

 

EMT Skills Tutoring for NREMT recheck followed by skills testing

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

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

 

COURSE CONTENT:
• Heart Anatomy

• Basic Electrophysiology

• Normal ECG measurements

• Basic Arrhythmias

• When to Defibrillate, Cardiovert or Pace

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

 

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

Late Policy: Please be on time: It’s good karma!  We ask all students to arrive 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late to class you will have to reschedule.  You will not be permitted to attend the class in session. Late students must reschedule in person on the day of class.

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

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

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

 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 Registration Fee includes:

  • All ACN Materials (excluding American Heart Association Books)
  • Non-Transferable Promo Code that gives you 1 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

  • $145 - ECG

  • $185 - ECG & PHARM

  • $185 - 12 LEAD EKG

  • A value of $2,930.00 ( This is not including all the courses in the two weeks during the ACN program!!)

    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)
Your Instructor:
Sheryl Blankers, RN, MSN, ACNP, DNP
 
 
 
 
 
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

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM: 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

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM: 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

Marketing Yourself For Career Success!

Do you know how to make the best impression on 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 networking events.

We will also review;

  • Developing your, "Elevator pitch."
  • Resume tweaks to tighten up your game
  • Do you need a cover letter? 

Your Instructor:

Aki Williams

Aki Williams, RN, Chief Operations Officer - Defib This & Defib Academy

With over 25 years of experience in Healthcare with an emphasis on Critical Care and Emergency Nursing and EMS, Aki Knows how to, "walk the talk".

She has developed business and entrepreneurial experience with the development and organizational management of several successful businesses. Aki has read hundreds of resumes both as a business owner, and a career consultant.

As a career coach and trainer, she knows how to create dynamic professional profiles and assist nursing professionals in putting their best foot forward during their job search in a competitive market.

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

PRE HOSPITAL SKILLS FOR NURSES

4 HOURS

When the trauma happens in the hospital, will you be prepared to treat your in-hospital patients when they develop traumatic complaints?

Falls, Self- Harm,etc. these issues are dealt with by EMS personnel in the field, on a daily basis. When these things happen in the hospital, acute care nurses are frequently unprepared to stabilize these patients.

This is not a trauma course, but a course that will prepare the learner to care for traumatic injuries in-house, while awaiting the rapid response or code team.

 For example, a fall in the the field resulting in head, neck or back pain would receive treatment via c-spine, backboard and a rapid trauma assessment. A fall onto a cement floor from a hospital bed can result in the same injuries, yet the hospital staff is frequently ill-equipped to deal with these issues.

The learner will receive training in the following  skills:

*C-spine precautions

*Back Boarding and Packaging a patient for safe transport *Basic Trauma Assessment Please wear comfortable clothing ( pants and closed toe shoes), we will be c-spining and back boarding each other

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

 

32-HOUR NREMT PSYCHOMOTOR SKILLS INSTRUCTION & TESTING

This course and subsequent testing meets the requirements for the state-approved and NREMT-approved Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) psychomotor examination.

The following performance checklists are a guide for the verification of required skills. The State EMS Office or training institution may use different forms. This is the skills portion of your EMT training required for sign off before you are eligible to register for your NREMT EMT certification exam.

The outcome: Upon successful completion of this 32-hour course, our instructors will sign off your skills section approval on the NREMT website, so you may receive your (ATT) Authorization to test letter from the NREMT and schedule your exam for NREMT certification.

Course Breakdown: The course will be comprised of three parts:

  1. Instruction on the specific skills required to successfully pass the NREMT psychomotor exam. Ample Q&A regarding the process
  2. Proctored practice of the required skills using the equipment, socially-distanced with feedback from instructors using skills practice and scenarios. Who should take this course:
  3. Defib This EMT Instructors will test students out on the skills and sign-off their NREMT skills sheet upon successful completion of the skills testing. Defib This is an NREMT-approved psychomotor testing center for EMT.

*Optional assistance will be available to students who require assistance with sign-up, navigation and next-steps to register for the cognitive NREMT examination to obtain their certification.

This course is for:

  • EMT Program graduates of an online or virtual EMT Training Program
  • EMT’s on an Interim license pending NREMT Psychomotor testing sign-off

Due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions and the necessity for social distancing, we have decided to move forward with the virtual classroom format.

While the Berkeley campus remains closed to the public, these are the courses and add ons we can offer: 

Virtual Didactic course ( $1500 )

passing this course allows you to take the NREMT and have a Provisional License status Our process has been approved by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, and at the conclusion and the passing of the class you will be able to take the NREMT exam and become a provisional EMT, it will be provisional until you are able to have your skills signed off. For more information about the EMT Provisional Certification please visit: https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public/document/covid-19

 

Virtual Didactic Course PLUS In-person Skills Sessions @ Santa Cruz Campus on the weekend ($1850)

Student will be required to show up at Defib This Santa Cruz to participate in skills training sessions in order to be trained and tested on your psychomotor skills and sign off for the NREMT for passing your skills.

 

Start Date : 4/6/2021

End Date  : 5/13/2021

Class meets Tuesday and Thursday 6pm-10pm 

( Sunday for Mid Term 5/9  and Final 6/13)

Add-on skills session - Sundays 9am-5:30pm - SANTA CRUZ campus 

Students will be required to attend Defib This Santa Cruz to participate

 

ALL EMT STUDENTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN ORIENTATION PRIOR TO CLASS

** Pending Social Distance Guidelines**

Lectures will be handled virtually while skills are in-person at our Santa Cruz Location. 

5-week Class:

8:30am-12:00pm Monday-Thursday (skills)

1:00pm-5:30pm Monday-Thursday (lecture)

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

** Pending Social Distance Guidelines**

Lectures will still be handled virtually while skills are in-person at our Santa Cruz Location. 

10-week A Class:

6:00pm-10:00pm Monday/Wednesday (lecture)

9am-5:30pm Saturday (skills)

 

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

** Pending Social Distance Guidelines**

Lectures will still be handled virtually while skills are in-person at our Santa Cruz Location. 

10-week B Class:

6:00pm-10:00pm Tuesday / Thursday (lecture)

9am-5:30pm Sunday (skills)

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

** Pending Social Distance Guidelines**

Lectures will be handled virtually while skills are in-person at our Santa Cruz Location. 

5-week Class:

8:30am-12:00pm Monday-Thursday (skills)

1:00pm-5:30pm Monday-Thursday (lecture)

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

** Pending Social Distance Guidelines**

Lectures will still be handled virtually while skills are in-person at our Santa Cruz Location. 

10-week A Class:

6:00pm-10:00pm Monday/Wednesday (lecture)

9am-5:30pm Saturday (skills)

 

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

** Pending Social Distance Guidelines**

Lectures will be handled virtually while skills are in-person at our Santa Cruz Location. 

5-week Class:

8:30am-12:00pm Monday-Thursday (skills)

1:00pm-5:30pm Monday-Thursday (lecture)

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

** Pending Social Distance Guidelines**

Lectures will be handled virtually while skills are in-person at our Santa Cruz Location. 

5-week Class:

8:30am-12:00pm Monday-Thursday (skills)

1:00pm-5:30pm Monday-Thursday (lecture)

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

 

 

 

** Pending Social Distance Guidelines**

Lectures will still be handled virtually while skills are in-person at our Santa Cruz Location. 

10-week A Class:

6:00pm-10:00pm Monday/Wednesday (lecture)

9am-5:30pm Saturday (skills)

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

** Pending Social Distance Guidelines**

Lectures will still be handled virtually while skills are in-person at our Santa Cruz Location. 

10-week B Class:

6:00pm-10:00pm Tuesday / Thursday (lecture)

9am-5:30pm Sunday (skills)

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

Lectures will be handled virtually while skills are in-person at our Santa Cruz Location. 

5-week Class:

8:30am-12:00pm Monday-Thursday (skills)

1:00pm-5:30pm Monday-Thursday (lecture)

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

Lectures will still be handled virtually while skills are in-person at our Santa Cruz Location. 

10-week A Class:

6:00pm-10:00pm Monday/Wednesday (lecture)

9am-5:30pm Saturday (skills)

 

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

 

 

Lectures will still be handled virtually while skills are in-person at our Santa Cruz Location. 

10-week B Class:

6:00pm-10:00pm Tuesday / Thursday (lecture)

9am-5:30pm Sunday (skills)

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

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.

 

Pediatric Emergencies

This course is held in our virtual classroom. To attend this course you are required to have access to Zoom, a computer that can access the internet and reliable, high-speed internet access 

 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:

  • Psychosocial Issues of Caring for the Critically Ill Pediatric Patient
  • Pediatric Care Calculations
  • Anatomical Differences in the Pediatric Patient Population
  • Physiological Differences in the Pediatric Patient Population
  • Fluids & Electrolytes
  • Respiratory & Airway Differences
  • Pediatric Assessment Techniques and Organization
  • Common Traumatic Injuries in the Pediatric Patient
  • Pediatric Seizures

4 Hrs Continuing Hours Awarded
EMS CA Pre-hospital Care CE Provider #44-0009
CA BRN CE Provider # 15560

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM PALS UPDATE AHA

THIS COURSE IS HELD IN A VIRTUAL CLASSROOM.

YOU WILL BE TAUGHT BY A DEFIB THIS INSTRUCTOR AS YOU RELAX IN YOUR OWN HOME.

Upon registration, you will receive instructions on preparation for class and how to log in to the Defib This Virtual classroom on the day of class.

YOU WILL HAVE SOME PRE-COURSE WORK PRIOR TO ATTENDING YOUR VIRTUAL CLASSROOM PALS COURSE. Please allow yourself enough time to prepare.

PLEASE NOTE: as this is an update course each student is required to have a current PALS AHA certification card, students with expired certifications will not be allowed to attend this class. Each student will be required to provide proof of current AHA cards. If you have registered for an update course by mistake please contact us at 831.426.9111 and we will be happy to help you register for the correct class!

CONTINUED EDUCATION UNITS:
We are a CE Provider for 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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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, RN, MSN

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.