American Heart Association Training
The classes described below are offered frequently throughout the year. You can only register a maximum of three months ahead of schedule.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Course
Initial training course offered once every month. Renewal offered four times each month.
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Healthcare providers, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician's assistants, residents or fellows, or medical or nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants, police officers, and other allied health personnel.
The BLS Healthcare Provider Course teaches CPR skills for helping victims of all ages (including doing ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen); use of an automated external defibrillator (AED); and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). It's intended for participants who provide heath care to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and out-of-hospital. For certified or non-certified, licensed or non-licensed healthcare professionals.
Neonatal Resuscitation Provider Course (NRP)
Course offered the second wednesday of each month.
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Pediatricians, house staff, emergency physicians, family physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who are responsible for the well-being of infants.
The course is based on the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association's International Guidelines for Emergency Cardiovascular Care of the Newborn.
The standard-length NRP provider course consists of nine lessons. However, you will need to work through only those lessons appropriate to your level of responsibility. Resuscitation responsibilities vary from hospital to hospital. Phoenix Children's clinical staff are required to complete all 9 lessons while external students are only required to complete lessons 1-4 and 9. Before starting the course, you must have a clear idea of your exact responsibilities. If you have any questions about the level of your responsibilities during resuscitation, please consult your instructor or supervisor. Once the exam is passed, you have 30 days to take the NRP live course, which is a 30-45 minute skills check off.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course (PALS)
Initial two-day course and renewal course are usually each offered once per month January through November.
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Pediatricians, house staff, emergency physicians, family physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who are responsible for the well-being of infants and children.
The goal of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course is to provide the learner with:
- Information needed to recognize infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest
- Information and strategies needed to prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children
- The cognitive and psychomotor skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize infants and children in respiratory failure, shock or cardiopulmonary arrest
Heartsaver First Aid
Course offered as needed throughout the year.
Persons assigned to respond to emergencies in the workplace or community as well as those who want to learn first aid, CPR and AED skills. Some rescuers are required to take this course as part of their employer's efforts to comply with OSHA regulations, e.g., corporate employees, security guards, airline personnel, lifeguards and other individuals who want or need first aid training.
The Heartsaver First Aid Course teaches rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical services personnel arrive. The course also provides a complete health and safety training solution for first aid, adult CPR and AED. Course Length: Three to seven hours.
For more information about the classes listed, call (602) 933-6484 or email email@example.com.