HeartCode® Basic Life Support (BLS)

Trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies and provide high-quality resuscitation and early use of an AED.

This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies and provide high-quality resuscitation and early use of an AED.  It is designed for healthcare professionals and students whose careers and educational programs require proficiency with performing basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.  Suggested participants include: physicians; nurses; paramedics; emergency medical technicians; respiratory therapists; physical, occupational and speech therapists; physician assistants; medical or nursing students; aids; medical or nursing assistants; and other allied health personnel. 

This course will teach:

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Importance of the early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a bag-mask device
  • Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitations
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

To successfully complete this course, one must complete all 3 of the following components. Part 1, an online cognitive portion and written exam; Part 2, a hands-on skills practice session where students have the opportunity for one-on-one practice time with an AHA BLS Instructor; and Part 3, a skills testing session. Upon successful completion of all three parts, participants receive their healthcare provider course completion card. Parts 2 and 3 will be completed on your registered date and time at the Tidewater Center for Life Support. Part 1 must be completed prior to your registered date and time.

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HeartCode® Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Builds on the foundation of lifesaving basic life support skills, emphasizing high-quality life support and high-performing teams.

This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving basic life support skills, emphasizing the importance of preventing cardiac arrest, early and continuous high-quality life support, and high-performing teams.  It is designed for healthcare professionals and emergency responders who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiac emergencies.  Suggested participants include: physicians; nurses; paramedics; emergency medical technicians; respiratory therapists; physician assistants; medical or nursing students; and other allied health personnel.

This course will teach:

  • The sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients
  • Early recognition and management of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) and stroke
  • Early recognition and management of bradycardias and tachycardias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  • Effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory arrest
  • Recognition of cardiac arrest
  • Prompt, high-quality BLS including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early AED use
  • Early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care
  • Evaluation of resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest through continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient’s physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team

To successfully complete this course, one must complete all 3 of the following components. Part 1, an online cognitive portion and written exam; Part 2, a hands-on skills practice session where students have the opportunity for one-on-one practice time with an AHA ACLS Instructor; and Part 3, a skills testing session.  Upon successful completion of all three parts, participants receive their healthcare provider course completion card.  Parts 2 and 3 will be completed on your registered date and time at the Tidewater Center for Life Support.  Part 1 must be completed prior to your registered date and time.

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HeartCode® Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Aims to prepare healthcare providers to effectively manage pediatric patients with respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest.

This course aims to improve outcomes for pediatric patients by preparing healthcare providers to effectively recognize and manage patients with respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest.  It is designed for healthcare professionals and emergency responders who participate in the management of pediatric emergencies.  Suggested participants include: physicians; nurses; paramedics; emergency medical technicians; respiratory therapists; physician assistants; medical or nursing students; and other allied health personnel.

This course will teach:

  • Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest and importance of high‐quality CPR
  • Recognition and early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Recognition and early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Recognition of clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Management of post-cardiac arrest care

To successfully complete this course, one must complete all 3 of the following components. Part 1, an online cognitive portion and written exam; Part 2, a hands-on skills practice session where students have the opportunity for one-on-one practice time with an AHA PALS Instructor; and Part 3, a skills testing session.  Upon successful completion of all three parts, participants receive their healthcare provider course completion eCard.  Parts 2 and 3 will be completed on your registered date and time at the Tidewater Center for Life Support.  Part 1 must be completed prior to your registered date and time.

Register for this course

HeartCode® Basic Life Support (BLS)

Trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies and provide high-quality resuscitation and early use of an AED.

HeartCode® Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Builds on the foundation of lifesaving basic life support skills, emphasizing high-quality life support and high-performing teams.

This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies and provide high-quality resuscitation and early use of an AED.  It is designed for healthcare professionals and students whose careers and educational programs require proficiency with performing basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.  Suggested participants include: physicians; nurses; paramedics; emergency medical technicians; respiratory therapists; physical, occupational and speech therapists; physician assistants; medical or nursing students; aids; medical or nursing assistants; and other allied health personnel. 

This course will teach:

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Importance of the early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a bag-mask device
  • Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitations
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

To successfully complete this course, one must complete all 3 of the following components. Part 1, an online cognitive portion and written exam; Part 2, a hands-on skills practice session where students have the opportunity for one-on-one practice time with an AHA BLS Instructor; and Part 3, a skills testing session. Upon successful completion of all three parts, participants receive their healthcare provider course completion card. Parts 2 and 3 will be completed on your registered date and time at the Tidewater Center for Life Support. Part 1 must be completed prior to your registered date and time.

Register for this course

HeartCode® Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Aims to prepare healthcare providers to effectively manage pediatric patients with respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest.

HeartCode® Basic Life Support (BLS)

Trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies and provide high-quality resuscitation and early use of an AED.

HeartCode® Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Builds on the foundation of lifesaving basic life support skills, emphasizing high-quality life support and high-performing teams.

HeartCode® Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Aims to prepare healthcare providers to effectively manage pediatric patients with respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest.

This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies and provide high-quality resuscitation and early use of an AED.  It is designed for healthcare professionals and students whose careers and educational programs require proficiency with performing basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.  Suggested participants include: physicians; nurses; paramedics; emergency medical technicians; respiratory therapists; physical, occupational and speech therapists; physician assistants; medical or nursing students; aids; medical or nursing assistants; and other allied health personnel. 

This course will teach:

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Importance of the early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a bag-mask device
  • Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitations
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

To successfully complete this course, one must complete all 3 of the following components. Part 1, an online cognitive portion and written exam; Part 2, a hands-on skills practice session where students have the opportunity for one-on-one practice time with an AHA BLS Instructor; and Part 3, a skills testing session. Upon successful completion of all three parts, participants receive their healthcare provider course completion card. Parts 2 and 3 will be completed on your registered date and time at the Tidewater Center for Life Support. Part 1 must be completed prior to your registered date and time.

Register for this course

This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving basic life support skills, emphasizing the importance of preventing cardiac arrest, early and continuous high-quality life support, and high-performing teams.  It is designed for healthcare professionals and emergency responders who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiac emergencies.  Suggested participants include: physicians; nurses; paramedics; emergency medical technicians; respiratory therapists; physician assistants; medical or nursing students; and other allied health personnel.

This course will teach:

  • The sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients
  • Early recognition and management of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) and stroke
  • Early recognition and management of bradycardias and tachycardias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  • Effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory arrest
  • Recognition of cardiac arrest
  • Prompt, high-quality BLS including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early AED use
  • Early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care
  • Evaluation of resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest through continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient’s physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team

To successfully complete this course, one must complete all 3 of the following components. Part 1, an online cognitive portion and written exam; Part 2, a hands-on skills practice session where students have the opportunity for one-on-one practice time with an AHA ACLS Instructor; and Part 3, a skills testing session.  Upon successful completion of all three parts, participants receive their healthcare provider course completion card.  Parts 2 and 3 will be completed on your registered date and time at the Tidewater Center for Life Support.  Part 1 must be completed prior to your registered date and time.

Register for this course

 

This course aims to improve outcomes for pediatric patients by preparing healthcare providers to effectively recognize and manage patients with respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest.  It is designed for healthcare professionals and emergency responders who participate in the management of pediatric emergencies.  Suggested participants include: physicians; nurses; paramedics; emergency medical technicians; respiratory therapists; physician assistants; medical or nursing students; and other allied health personnel.

This course will teach:

  • Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest and importance of high‐quality CPR
  • Recognition and early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Recognition and early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Recognition of clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Management of post-cardiac arrest care

To successfully complete this course, one must complete all 3 of the following components. Part 1, an online cognitive portion and written exam; Part 2, a hands-on skills practice session where students have the opportunity for one-on-one practice time with an AHA PALS Instructor; and Part 3, a skills testing session.  Upon successful completion of all three parts, participants receive their healthcare provider course completion eCard.  Parts 2 and 3 will be completed on your registered date and time at the Tidewater Center for Life Support.  Part 1 must be completed prior to your registered date and time.

Register for this course

Blended HeartSaver® First Aid CPR AED

Trains participants to provide first aid, CPR, and use an AED in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

This course trains participants to provide first aid, CPR, and use an AED in a safe, timely, and effective manner.  This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training.

This course will teach:

  • First aid basics
  • Medical, injury, and environmental emergencies
  • Preventing illness and injury
  • Adult, child, and infant CPR and AED use
  • Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies

Register for this course

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider Course

The American College of Surgeons course combines lecture and skills stations to teach standards of trauma care and practical life saving skills.

ATLS Provider Course

The American College of Surgeon's two-day ATLS student course for physicians and physician extenders combines lecture, laboratory and skill stations to teach established standards of trauma care and practical, life-saving skills.

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Demonstrate concepts and principles of primary and secondary patient assessment.
  • Establish management priorities in a trauma situation including mass casualty incidents.
  • Initiate primary and secondary management necessary in the early hours of emergency care.
  • Demonstrate skills used in the initial assessment and management of patients with multiple injuries.

Attending MD: $875 (lunch included)

Resident, Physician Extender, or Audit: $650 (lunch included)

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ATLS Renewal Course

The one full day student refresher course is included in the second day afternoon of each course and includes an update lecture, triage scenario discussion plus initial assessment skills and written testing. Refresher students must have a current ATLS card or have expired status within 6 months of the refresher course.

$625 (lunch included)

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Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS) Provider Course

Addresses the pre-hospital management of patients with acute stroke.

This course addresses the pre-hospital management of patients with acute stroke. Using interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, multimedia, and standardized patients, the course includes a discussion of the differential diagnosis of stroke, rapid recognition of five major stroke syndromes, training in the use of the Miami Emergency Neurologic Deficit (M.E.N.D.) exam, and education regarding the use of thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke patients. This course is appropriate for both new and experienced providers.

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe why early treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke may result in a marked reduction in risk of disability.
  • Identify the five main stroke syndromes and relate them to pathophysiology and clinical signs.
  • Perform a focused neurologic evaluation to identify stroke, its location, severity, and t-PA considerations.
  • Describe pre-hospital stroke protocol regarding transport, emergency department (ED) contact, airway, glucose, and hypertension.
  • Name the components of giving a clear and succinct report to ED personnel regarding t-PA contraindications, witness information, and neurologic exam.

$199

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Blended HeartSaver® First Aid CPR AED

Trains participants to provide first aid, CPR, and use an AED in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider Course

The American College of Surgeons course combines lecture and skills stations to teach standards of trauma care and practical life saving skills.

This course trains participants to provide first aid, CPR, and use an AED in a safe, timely, and effective manner.  This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training.

This course will teach:

  • First aid basics
  • Medical, injury, and environmental emergencies
  • Preventing illness and injury
  • Adult, child, and infant CPR and AED use
  • Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies

Register for this course

Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS) Provider Course

Addresses the pre-hospital management of patients with acute stroke.

Blended HeartSaver® First Aid CPR AED

Trains participants to provide first aid, CPR, and use an AED in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider Course

The American College of Surgeons course combines lecture and skills stations to teach standards of trauma care and practical life saving skills.

Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS) Provider Course

Addresses the pre-hospital management of patients with acute stroke.

This course trains participants to provide first aid, CPR, and use an AED in a safe, timely, and effective manner.  This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training.

This course will teach:

  • First aid basics
  • Medical, injury, and environmental emergencies
  • Preventing illness and injury
  • Adult, child, and infant CPR and AED use
  • Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies

Register for this course

ATLS Provider Course

The American College of Surgeon's two-day ATLS student course for physicians and physician extenders combines lecture, laboratory and skill stations to teach established standards of trauma care and practical, life-saving skills.

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Demonstrate concepts and principles of primary and secondary patient assessment.
  • Establish management priorities in a trauma situation including mass casualty incidents.
  • Initiate primary and secondary management necessary in the early hours of emergency care.
  • Demonstrate skills used in the initial assessment and management of patients with multiple injuries.

Attending MD: $875 (lunch included)

Resident, Physician Extender, or Audit: $650 (lunch included)

Register for this course

ATLS Renewal Course

The one full day student refresher course is included in the second day afternoon of each course and includes an update lecture, triage scenario discussion plus initial assessment skills and written testing. Refresher students must have a current ATLS card or have expired status within 6 months of the refresher course.

$625 (lunch included)

Register for this course

This course addresses the pre-hospital management of patients with acute stroke. Using interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, multimedia, and standardized patients, the course includes a discussion of the differential diagnosis of stroke, rapid recognition of five major stroke syndromes, training in the use of the Miami Emergency Neurologic Deficit (M.E.N.D.) exam, and education regarding the use of thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke patients. This course is appropriate for both new and experienced providers.

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe why early treatment of patients with acute ischemic stroke may result in a marked reduction in risk of disability.
  • Identify the five main stroke syndromes and relate them to pathophysiology and clinical signs.
  • Perform a focused neurologic evaluation to identify stroke, its location, severity, and t-PA considerations.
  • Describe pre-hospital stroke protocol regarding transport, emergency department (ED) contact, airway, glucose, and hypertension.
  • Name the components of giving a clear and succinct report to ED personnel regarding t-PA contraindications, witness information, and neurologic exam.

$199

Register for this course