ACLS & PALS
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider (Original)
This course is directed to healthcare professionals who respond to patients in cardiac arrest. The course covers advanced skills in airway management, use of manual and automated defibrillators, management of cardiac arrest and management of post-cardiac arrest patients. Students should be able to read basic EKG's (Lead II), and have a current Basic Life Support CPR card. There is a written and skills evaluation with this course. The course length varies according to the student population. Generally 16 hours is scheduled. However, additional time can be added to insure that students are successful. Students receive the ACLS textbook and handouts prior to the beginning of the course. There is a pre-test sent to students to assist them in studying for this course. Course completion cards are valid for two years.
The ACLS case scenarios are reviewed and practiced. Students are required to demonstrate their proficiency in the 10 core scenarios. There is a written and skills evaluation. Everyone is required to purchase the book. The course length varies according to the proficiency of the student. Generally 8 hours are scheduled. Students have the option of refreshing by attending an original course or they can attend a one day refresher course. Students must show their current or expired ACLS provider card and a current BLS provider card.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Course (Original)
This is an advanced life support course designed to instruct healthcare providers how to recognize and intervene in pediatric emergencies. The course is scheduled for approximately 16 hours. Students receive instruction in respiratory, shock and cardiac emergencies including airway management, pharmacology, IV and IO, cardiac dysrhythmias, spinal immobilization and special needs children. All students receive the current PALS textbook and a pre-test is provided to assist the student in preparing for the course.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Course (Refresher)
This refresher component covers all of the new changes in the PALS course as well as a review of pediatric skills in respiratory & shock management, IO's and cardiac rhythm disturbances. Students are encouraged to attend a full PALS original course but can refresh in a shorter time. The textbook is required.
Basic and Advanced First Aid Classes
Basic First Aid
This is an entry level basic first aid course which covers patient assessment, bleeding and fracture management, cardiac emergencies and other acute injuries and illnesses. The course length is approximately 4 hours. The students receive the ASHI first aid book and course completion card valid for three years.
American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Course
This is a basic first aid course which can be combined with CPR. It carries a two year credential and is the latest program developed by the American Heart Association. It covers common medical and trauma emergencies as well as environmental emergencies such as frostbite and heat.
American Safety & Health Institute Wilderness First Aid Course
This course meets the requirements of the New York State Department of Health requirements for personnel assigned to day and sleep away camps.