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On this page you will find information on all the courses we offer.  To see our schedule of courses please click here

Should you have any questions about the courses please use the contact us page.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

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Emergency Care, Twelfth Edition, has set the standard for EMT training for over 30 years. Updated with the latest research and developments in emergency medical services, this edition meets the 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for CPR and ECC, providing all the practical information students need to succeed in the classroom and in the field. Using the National EMS Education Standards as a foundation, this edition goes beyond the Standards to provide the most current, accurate reflection of EMS practice today. Getting students to think like an EMT, the text integrates scientific principles in a way that’s easy to understand, and a host of critical thinking features–including a new chapter, “Critical Thinking and Decision Making,”–helps students learn key concepts while getting a dose of the reality of being an EMT.

This course is a 145 hours, prerequisite course for candidates seeking to become certified as an emergency medical technician (EMT). This course prepares the students for the National Registry EMT-B certification practical and written examinations and follows the guidelines established for EMT-B training by the Massachusetts Department of Public health Office of Emergency Medical Services, Department of Transportation (DOT) / National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) national standard curriculum.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) continuing education courses

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Other Certification Courses
Online AHA.

We are a satellite training center for the American Heart Association and offer the following courses:

CPR and AED class to prepare you to save the life of a loved one or family member

Healthcare professional?
Courses that meet your needs could include BLS for Healthcare Providers, ACLS, PALS or one of our many other advanced emergency cardiovascular care courses.

Employee outside of the healthcare field who needs a credentialed course for your job or to meet OSHA requirements?

A Heartsaver® CPR, AED, First Aid or Bloodborne Pathogens class is probably best for you.  See below

ACLS — Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

HeartCode® ACLS Part 1

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HeartCode® ACLS is an official, self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program from the American Heart Association (AHA). HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 uses eSimulation technology to present realistic patient scenarios. Students are presented with a team dynamics lesson, 10 ACLS hospital-based case scenarios, and a written exam. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based on ACLS guidelines, and provide treatment. Successful completion of Part 1, the cognitive component, and Parts 2 and 3, skills practice and testing with an AHA ACLS Instructor or a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system, meets the requirements for obtaining an AHA ACLS Provider course completion card.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

Recognize and initiate early management of periarrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating automated external defibrillator (AED) use
Recognize and manage respiratory arrest
Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post–cardiac arrest care
Recognize and initiate early management of acute coronary syndromes, including appropriate disposition
Recognize and initiate early management of stroke, including appropriate disposition
Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
This course offers continuing education credits for physicians (ACCME/AMA), nurses (ANCC), pharmacists (ACPE), and EMS Practitioners (CECBEMS).

Skills session sold separately.

Learn:® Rapid STEMI ID

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The AHA’s Learn: Rapid STEMI ID Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

This self-directed, online course prepares healthcare professionals to evaluate and assess patients with potential symptoms of myocardial infarction, interpret ECGs for signs of STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) and activate a system of care for rapid reperfusion of an occluded coronary artery.

Learn: Rapid STEMI ID supports the efforts of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline®, a national initiative to improve quality of care and outcomes in heart attack patients by improving healthcare systems’ readiness and response to STEMI patients.

No skills session is required to complete the course; however, students will receive a certificate of completion upon successful completion, and physicians, nurses, and EMS will be eligible to apply for continuing education credits.

Course content:

Understanding STEMI Systems of Care and STEMI recognition
Basics of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and triage of STEMI patients
Acquiring high-quality, 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs)
12-lead findings that mimic STEMI
Coronary anatomy related to 12-lead ECG
Indications for activating a Heart Alert System
Course includes:

Practice 12-lead ECG test
2-part AHA exam
Certificate of completion available to print upon successful completion
Access to course content for one year following activation of course key
Intended Audience:

This course is for healthcare professionals who want to improve their STEMI recognition and assessment skills, or for healthcare professionals seeking to obtain continuing education credits

This course is not compatible with Macintosh computers or operating systems. This course requires Macromedia Flash 9 or above, and Javascript and Cookies enabled.

STEMI Recognized Provider Program
The American Heart Association is pleased to offer a special program to pre-hospital care personnel. Upon completion of the Learn:® Rapid STEMI ID course and applying for CE credits, participants can choose to enroll in this program and will receive a FREE enrollment certificate and lapel pin.

Learn:® Rhythm Adult

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This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

For healthcare providers needing basic rhythm recognition skills, including those preparing for ACLS

This course teaches:

Basic rhythm understanding
The relationship between the ECG strip and heart impulses
Common arrhythmias
Identifying and distinguishing various arrhythmias
This course offers continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and EMTs/paramedics.

This course is not compatible with Macintosh computers or operating systems.

BLS — Basic Life Support

BLS for Healthcare Providers Online part 1

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This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

Students will learn single-rescuer and team basic life support for adults, children and infants through 5 interactive exercises, scenarios and a written test. Navigation controls allow students to move easily through content as they learn how to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilation and provide early use of an AED. Course also teaches relief of choking.

This self-paced course is accessible anytime from any computer. Students can access the BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual, BLS Pocket Reference Card and more for 24 months.

This course may be used for initial or renewal BLS for Healthcare Providers Course completion.
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HeartCode BLS Online Part 1

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This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

HeartCode® BLS is an official, self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program from the American Heart Association (AHA). This program uses eSimulation technology to present realistic patient scenarios. Students are presented with 5 BLS cases and an online multiple-choice written exam. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based on 2010 BLS guidelines, and provide treatment. Successful completion of Part 1, the cognitive component, and Parts 2 and 3, skills practice and testing with an AHA BLS Instructor or a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system, are the requirements for obtaining an AHA BLS Healthcare Provider course completion card.

Part 1, the cognitive portion of HeartCode® BLS, focuses on what healthcare providers need to know to perform CPR in a wide variety of in- and out-of hospital settings:

Initiating the Chain of Survival
Performing prompt, high-quality chest compressions for adult, child, and infant victims
Initiating early use of an AED
Providing appropriate rescue breaths
Practicing 2-rescuer team CPR
Relieving choking
In Parts 2 and 3, the student will demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS skills, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating AED use. Successful completion of Heartcode® BLS includes three course parts :

Part 1, online portion
Part 2, a hands-on skills practice session using a VAM or with an authorized AHA BLS Instructor
Part 3, a skills test using a VAM or with an authorized AHA BLS Instructor
Skills session sold separately.

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This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 8+ or Firefox 2+. Please do not use the Internet Explorer 10 browser with this course. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.

PALS — Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Learn:® Rhythm Pediatric

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For healthcare providers needing basic pediatric rhythm recognition skills, including those preparing for PALS training.

This course teaches:

Basic pediatric rhythm understanding
The relationship between the ECG strip and heart impulses
Common pediatric arrhythmias
Identifying and distinguishing various pediatric arrhythmias
This course offers continuing education credits for nurses and EMTs/paramedics. (CME credit for U.S. residents)

This course is not compatible with Macintosh computers or operating systems.

HeartCode® PALS Part 1

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Updated to reflect science in the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, HeartCode® PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. Using eSimulation technology, students assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings where they can apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.

After completing HeartCode PALS Part 1, students must successfully complete a hands-on skills practice and testing session (parts 2 and 3) with an AHA PALS Instructor. Students will receive an AHA PALS course completion card, valid for two years, upon successful completion of all three parts.

This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 8+ or Firefox 2+. Please do not use the Internet Explorer 10 browser with this course. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.

Stroke Training

Acute Stroke Online

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Acute Stroke Online is a web-based, interactive course that provides training on the symptoms, diagnosis and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and complications of stroke. Course content is based on information from the AHA’s ACLS EP Manual and Resource Text, covering treatment from the field to the emergency department, as well as critical care and rehabilitation. The text has been adapted to an independent study activity to make this resource available to a wider audience of health professionals.

Geared toward the experienced healthcare provider, this course is ideal for in-hospital, out-of-hospital and any healthcare provider who wants to improve his or her knowledge of stroke treatment.

Course Covers:

Stroke chain of survival
8 D’s of stroke survival
Definitions of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
Pathophysiology
Stroke risk factors, recognition, management
Transition to critical care and rehabilitation
Objectives:

Objective 1: Discuss at least 3 risk factors for stroke.

Objective 2: List at least 2 conditions that can be present with neurologic signs or can mimic stroke, including, but not limited to, hypoglycemia and postictal paralysis.

Objective 3: Explain the difference in treatment for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

Objective 4: Discuss the 3 components of the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale

Objective 5: Identify the time frame in which an ischemic stroke patient can be treated with fibrinolytic therapy.

Stroke Prehospital Care Online

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For all EMS personnel.

This course teaches stroke:

Pathophysiology
Risk factors
Differential diagnosis
Recognition
Assessment
Management
This course offers continuing education credits for EMS Practitioners (CECBEMS).

Workplace Training

Heartsaver® First Aid Online Part 1

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This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

Heartsaver First Aid Online is a self-directed course that uses interactive lessons and videos to teach you comprehensive first aid knowledge. This program is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs an AHA course completion card. You will learn:

First aid basics
Medical emergencies
Injury emergencies
Environmental emergencies
First Aid instruction includes bandaging, bleeding, wounds, choking, shock, seizure, fainting, broken bones, sprains, burns, bites, stings, poison, and temperature-related conditions, to name a few.

Once you begin the course, you’ll have access to the online lessons, videos, manuals and resources for 2 years! And you can start and stop the course at your convenience until you have finished it at your own pace.

Successful completion of the full Heartsaver First Aid Course includes three (3) parts:

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Part 1, Heartsaver First Aid online course
Part 2, a hands-on skills practice session with an authorized AHA Heartsaver Instructor within 60 days
Part 3, a hands-on skills test with an authorized AHA Heartsaver Instructor within 60 days
After you successfully complete all 3 parts, you will receive an AHA Heartsaver First Aid course completion card, valid for two years. Skills sessions (Parts 2-3) are sold separately and must be completed within 60 days of completing the online Part 1.

Heartsaver® CPR AED Online Part 1

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This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

Heartsaver CPR AED Online is a self-directed course that uses interactive lessons and videos to teach you CPR, AED and choking knowledge. This program is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs an AHA course completion card. You will learn:

Adult CPR and AED use
Adult choking
Child CPR and AED use (optional)
Infant CPR (optional)
Child choking (optional)
Infant choking (optional)
CPR instruction includes high-quality compressions, airway management, breathing, and how to use a mask.

Once you begin the course, you’ll have access to the online lessons, videos, manuals and resources for 2 years! And you can start and stop the course at your convenience until you have finished it at your own pace.

Successful completion of the full Heartsaver CPR AED Course includes three (3) parts:

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Part 1, Heartsaver CPR AED online course
Part 2, a hands-on skills practice session with an authorized AHA Heartsaver Instructor within 60 days
Part 3, a hands-on skills test with an authorized AHA Heartsaver Instructor within 60 days
After you successfully complete all 3 parts, you will receive an AHA Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years. Skills sessions (Parts 2-3) are sold separately and must be completed within 60 days of completing the online Part 1.

Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1

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This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online is a self-directed course that uses interactive lessons and videos to teach you comprehensive First Aid, CPR, and AED knowledge. This program is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs an AHA course completion card. You will learn:

First aid basics
Medical emergencies
Injury emergencies
Environmental emergencies
Adult CPR and AED use
Adult choking
Child CPR and AED use (optional)
Infant CPR (optional)
Child choking (optional)
Infant choking (optional)
CPR instruction includes high-quality compressions, airway management, breathing, and how to use a mask.

First Aid instruction includes bandaging, bleeding, wounds, choking, shock, seizure, fainting, broken bones, sprains, burns, bites, stings, poison, and temperature-related conditions, to name a few.

Once you begin the course, you’ll have access to the online lessons, videos, manuals and resources for 2 years! And you can start and stop the course at your convenience until you have finished it at your own pace.

Successful completion of the full Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course includes three (3) parts:

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Part 1, Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED online course
Part 2, a hands-on skills practice session with an authorized AHA Heartsaver Instructor within 60 days
Part 3, a hands-on skills test with an authorized AHA Heartsaver Instructor within 60 days
After you successfully complete all 3 parts, you will receive an AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years. Skills sessions (Parts 2-3) are sold separately and must be completed within 60 days of completing the online Part 1.

The American Heart Association is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.his course is for anyone with a reasonable chance for occupational exposure to blood or blood-containing materials.

Heartsaver® Bloodborne Pathogens Online

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This course is for anyone with a reasonable chance for occupational exposure to blood or blood-containing materials.

This course teaches:

What bloodborne pathogens are and how they are spread
Protection from exposure and how to act if exposed
How to clean up after exposure
How to tell or report any exposure
Duration: 1 hour, site-specific instruction varies. AHA provides 24-hour phone support for questions pertaining to the content in this course.

Training & Education

These courses are still under development.

PEARS® Instructor Essentials

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PEARS Instructor Essentials is an online course that teaches information needed to instruct AHA’s PEARS classroom course. This course covers planning and preparation for courses, instructing courses, conducting written exams and skills testing and keeping your PEARS Instructor status current. It includes approximately 30 minutes of general information about instructing AHA courses, followed by course-specific information.

IMPORTANT: Prior to taking this course, candidates must have a current course completion card in PEARS. Candidates also must have aligned with an AHA PALS Training Center that is accepting new PEARS Instructors.

Following successful completion of the PEARS Instructor Essentials Course, candidates also must:

Attend the in-person, skills practice-driven, Faculty-led PEARS Instructor Course
Be monitored by Faculty teaching their first course
Upon successful completion of all steps, candidates receive a PEARS Instructor card, valid for two years.
Features:

Self-directed; available 24/7
Certificate of completion available to print upon successful completion; certificate must be presented at in-person PEARS Instructor Course
Access to course content for 12 months following activation of course key
Course takes approximately two and a half hours to complete
This course offers continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, physician assistants and EMS.

BLS Instructor Essentials

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The BLS Instructor Essentials Course teaches information needed to instruct AHA’s BLS for Healthcare Providers and Heartsaver® classroom courses and to conduct skills practice and skills testing sessions for BLS for Healthcare Providers and Heartsaver eLearning courses. These courses include:

BLS for Healthcare Providers
BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1
HeartCode® BLS Part 1
Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED
Heartsaver® CPR AED
Heartsaver® First Aid
Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid
Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1
Heartsaver® CPR AED Online Part 1
Heartsaver® First Aid Online Part 1
BLS Instructor Essentials covers planning and preparation for courses, instructing courses, conducting written exams and skills testing and keeping your BLS Instructor status current. It includes approximately 30 minutes of general information about instructing AHA courses, followed by course-specific information.

IMPORTANT: Prior to taking this course, candidates must have a current course completion card in BLS for Healthcare Providers. Candidates also must have aligned with an AHA BLS Training Center that is accepting new BLS Instructors.

Following successful completion of the BLS Instructor Essentials Course, candidates also must:

Attend the in-person, skills practice-driven, Faculty-led BLS Instructor Course
Be monitored by Faculty teaching their first course
Upon successful completion of all steps, candidates receive a BLS Instructor card, valid for two years. Features:

Self-directed; available 24/7
Certificate of completion available to print upon successful completion; certificate must be presented at the inperson BLS Instructor Course
Access to course content for 12 months following activation of course key
Course takes approximately two hours to complete
This course offers continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants and EMS.

PALS Instructor Essentials

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The PALS Instructor Essentials Course teaches information needed to instruct AHA’s PALS classroom course and to conduct skills sessions for PALS eLearning courses. These courses include:

PALS
HeartCode® PALS Part 1
This course covers planning and preparation for courses, instructing courses, conducting written exams and skills testing and keeping your PALS Instructor status current. It includes approximately 30 minutes of general information about instructing AHA courses, followed by course-specific information.

IMPORTANT: Prior to taking this course, candidates must have a current course completion card in PALS. Candidates also must have aligned with an AHA PALS Training Center that is accepting new PALS Instructors.

Following successful completion of the PALS Instructor Essentials Course, candidates also must:

Attend the in-person, skills practice-driven, Faculty-led PALS Instructor Course
Be monitored by Faculty teaching their first course
Upon successful completion of all steps, candidates receive a PALS Instructor card, valid for two years. Features:

Self-directed; available 24/7
Certificate of completion available to print upon successful completion; certificate must be presented at the inperson PALS Instructor Course
Access to course content for 12 months following activation of course key
Course takes approximately three and a half hours to complete
This course offers continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants and EMS.

Heartsaver® Instructor Essentials

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Heartsaver® Instructor Essentials Course is an online course that teaches information needed to instruct AHA’s Heartsaver® classroom courses and to conduct skills practice and skills testing sessions for Heartsaver® eLearning courses. These courses include:

Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED
Heartsaver® CPR AED
Heartsaver® First Aid
Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid
Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1
Heartsaver® CPR AED Online Part 1
Heartsaver® First Aid Online Part 1
Heartsaver® Instructor Essentials covers planning and preparation for courses, instructing courses, conducting skills testing and keeping your Heartsaver® Instructor status current. It includes approximately 30 minutes of general information about instructing AHA courses, followed by course-specific information.

IMPORTANT: Prior to taking this course, candidates must have a current course completion card in Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED or Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers. Candidates also must have aligned with an AHA BLS Training Center that is accepting new Heartsaver® Instructors.

Following successful completion of the Heartsaver® Instructor Essentials Course, candidates also must:

Attend the in-person, skills practice-driven, Faculty-led Heartsaver® Instructor Course
Be monitored by Faculty teaching their first course
Upon successful completion of all steps, candidates receive a Heartsaver® Instructor card, valid for two years. Features:

Self-directed; available 24/7
Certificate of completion available to print upon successful completion; certificate must be presented at the in-person Heartsaver® Instructor Course
Access to course content for 12 months following activation of course key
Course takes approximately two hours to complete
The American Heart Association is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

ACLS Instructor Essentials

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ACLS Instructor Essentials is an online course that teaches information needed to instruct AHA’s ACLS classroom courses and to conduct skills practice and skills testing sessions for ACLS eLearning courses. These courses include:

ACLS
HeartCode® ACLS Part 1
This course covers planning and preparation for courses, instructing courses, conducting written exams and skills testing and keeping your ACLS Instructor status current. It includes approximately 30 minutes of general information about instructing AHA courses, followed by course-specific information.

IMPORTANT: Prior to taking this course, candidates must have a current course completion card in ACLS. Candidates also must have aligned with an AHA ACLS Training Center that is accepting new ACLS Instructors.

Following successful completion of the ACLS Instructor Essentials Course, candidates also must:

Attend the in-person, skills practice-driven, Faculty-led ACLS Instructor Course
Be monitored by Faculty teaching their first course
Upon successful completion of all steps, candidates receive an ACLS Instructor card, valid for two years. Features:

Self-directed; available 24/7
Certificate of completion available to print upon successful completion; certificate must be presented at the in-person ACLS Instructor Course
Access to course content for 12 months following activation of course key
Course takes approximately three hours to complete
This course offers continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants and EMS.

Structured and Supported Debriefing (For ACLS and PALS Instructors)

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This course is for ACLS, PALS and BLS Instructors

This course teaches instructors how to conduct a structured and supported debriefing using a directed debriefing approach, including:

Methods for conducting debriefing
Creating a supportive environment
Establishing roles and goals of the interaction
Genuine inquiry
Active listening
Organized communication
Generating an accurate record of the events
Dealing with obstacles and challenges
Duration: 2 hours

This course offers continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, and EMT/paramedics. (CME credit for U.S. residents)

NAEMT Courses

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