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Class Schedule

For Public AHA HeartSaver Courses (CPR/FirstAid) visit one of these two training sites calendar   EMA or STEMI

For all others click below to start the enrollment processes

Registration closes 5-days before this class.  

This course is for New and Renewing Instructors.  The cost for this course is for the New and Renewing instructors is the same price, however new instructors must purchase new manuals. 

Cost: $195 -- Books are 195 included 

General Cost for a New ACLS Instructor is: $279 (We recommend that new instructors have both ACLS Instructor & Provider manuals)

All New instructors must register 20 days before class

ACLS builds on the foundation of lifesaving basic life support (BLS) skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS)                    

To order any of the ACLS materials click the product name below:

 New Instructors - Prerequisite:

 Instructors renewing requirements:

  1. Completed all 2015 ACLS Instructor Updates
  2. Taught 4 Classes in a two year period
  3. Have been monitored by the TC BLS TCF
  4. Current Instructor Written Exam on file
  5. Current Skills exam on file
  6. Understanding of the AHA Instructor Network

Cancellations: Ada County Paramedics adheres to a NO REFUND policy.  We understand that in rare instances a last minute event may arise that is beyond your control requiring you to cancel.  For cancellations within 48 hours or greater from engaging in these activities, please contact the course coordinator at tgenther@adacounty.id.gov or (208)287-2973.  Please Note:  Failure to show or cancel will result in forfeiture of course fees and require a new registration for any future course.

Registration will close 10-Day prior to class

The ACLS Provider Course provides the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT) arrest. Providers are expected to learn to manage 10 core ACLS cases: a respiratory emergency, four types of cardiac arrest (simple VF/VT, complex VF/VT, PEA and asystole), four types of prearrest emergencies (bradychardia, stable tachycardia, unstable tachycardia and acute coronary syndromes) and stroke.

Audience: Personnel staffing emergency, intensive care or critical care departments; emergency medical providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

Goal: By registering Update ACLS course you understand the need for significant pre-course preparation, and understand that without adequate pre-course preparation you may not successfully complete the ACLS course.

To Prepare:

  • Complete a BLS Providers (2015) course or be able to perform high-quality CPR and use and AED according to the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. 
  • Understand the 10 cases in the ACLS Provider (2015)Manual
  • Understand the ACLS algorithms for the cases in the ACLS Provider Manual
  • Complete the ACLS Precourse self-assessment on ACLS ECG's and Pharmacology

Bring to Class:

  • ACLS Provider (2015) Manual -- http://www.laerdal.com/us/item/15-1005 
  • ACLS completed pre-test -- http://www.heart.org/eccstudent and enter the code acls15
    • ACLS pre-test passing score is 70%, you can access the exam as many times as needed
    • Any student that comes to class without pre-test will not be allowed to attend
  • Pen or pencil writing notes

NOTE: All ACCESS employees' AHA certification records will be verified.  If not valid, the employee will receive an email informing them of what their options are. ACCESS employee's are EXEMPT from the cost (unless otherwise noted) 

SWO Protocol: G-01 Medical Direction

Each licensed Paramedic in the ACCESS system shall maintain ACLS Certification (Failure to maintain cerification will result in suspension of credentials an this levelof a medical provider in the ACCESS system.) 

Now select the date that works best for you. 

ACLS Experience Provider (EP)

The goal of the classroom, Instructor-led ACLS EP Course is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (eg, metabolic, toxicological) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision making strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of prearrest, arrest and post arrest patients. The length of this class is 8 hours.

For successful course completion, learners must actively participate in all case-based scenarios and must meet all current ACLS
course completion requirements including
· Pass the 1-rescuer CPR and AED skills test
· Pass the bag-mask ventilation skills test
· Pass the Megacode skills test
· Pass the ACLS Provider exam with a score of 84% or higher (You can access your keycode twice)

The goal of the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support for Experienced Providers (ACLS EP) Course is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (eg, metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of prearrest, arrest and postarrest patients.

Prerequisite:

  • You must take the on-line ACLS-EP Test (this is the actual test, you will have 2 chances to pass with an 84%, failure to pass you will not be able to take the ACLS-EP Provider course at this time.)  Please refer to your confirmation emai after you register.

Upon successful completion, learners receive an ACLS EP course completion card, valid for 2 years.

 ACLS-EP (Expericence Provider) will replace your ACLS Provider level card

SWO Protocol: G-01 Medical Direction

Each licensed Paramedic in the ACCESS system shall maintain ACLS Certification (Failure to maintain cerification will result in suspension of credentials an this levelof a medical provider in the ACCESS system.)

 

 

 

Registration closes 5-days before this class.  

This course is for New and Renewing Instructors.  The cost for this course is for the New and Renewing instructors is the same price, however new instructors must purchase new manuals. 

Cost: $195 -- Books are NOT included 

General Cost for a New PALS Instructor is: $284 (We recommend that new instructors have both PALS Instructor & Provider manuals)

All New instructors must register 20 days before class

The AHA’s PALS Course is for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements

To order any of the PALS materials click the product name below:

 New Instructors - Prerequisite:

 Instructors renewing requirements:

  • Completed all 2015 PALS Instructor Updates
  • Taught 4 Classes in a two year period
  • Have been monitored by the TC BLS TCF
  • Current Instructor Written Exam on file
  • Current Skills exam on file
  • Understanding of the AHA Instructor Network

Cancellations: Ada County Paramedics adheres to a NO REFUND policy.  We understand that in rare instances a last minute event may arise that is beyond your control requiring you to cancel.  For cancellations within 48 hours or greater from engaging in these activities, please contact the course coordinator at tgenther@adacounty.id.gov  or (208)287-2973.  Please Note:  Failure to show or cancel will result in forfeiture of course fees and require a new registration for any future course.

Registration will close 10-Day prior to class

Audience: For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.

The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

 

Goal: By registering Update PALS course you understand the need for significant pre-course preparation, and understand that without adequate pre-course preparation you may not successfully complete the PALS course.

To Prepare:

  • Complete a BLS Providers (2015) course or be able to perform high-quality CPR and use and AED according to the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. 
  • Understand the 10 cases in the PALS Provider (2015) Manual
  • Understand the PALS algorithms for the cases in the PALS Provider Manual
  • Complete the PALS Precourse self-assessment on PALS ECG's and Pharmacology

Bring to Class:

  • PALS Provider (2015) Manual -- http://www.laerdal.com/us/item/15-1005 
  • PALS completed pre-test - passing score (70%) you can take the exam as many times as needed
    • Any studen that comes to class without pre-test will not be allowed to attend
    • Link to exam: www.heart.org/eccstudent Code: pals15
  • Pen or pencil writing notes
  • Non-ACCESS employees' - must bring a copy of their current BLS/CPR and PALS card. 
    • ACCESS employees AHA certificate records will be verified

NOTE: All ACCESS employees' AHA certification records will be verified.  If not valid, the employee will receive an email informing them of what their options are. ACCESS employees are EXEMPT from the cost (unless otherwise noted) 

SWO Protocol: G-01 Medical Direction

Each licensed Paramedic in the ACCESS system shall maintain PALS Certification (Failure to maintain cerification will result in suspension of credentials an this level of a medical provider in the ACCESS system.)

Course description provided by American Heart Association®

Now select the date that works best for you.

Stop the Bleed Course

American College of Surgeons, https://www.bleedingcontrol.org/

FREE PUBLIC Training Time: 6-7 pm (any age can attend)

If the class is less than 10 people it will be cancelled

 

Today we live in a world where terrorism, the actions of unstable people, and the dangerous impulses of friends and relatives are very real and becoming increasingly more frequent.

Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result in death. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, the public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes.

However, anyone at the scene can act as immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do. BleedingControl.org supports President Barack Obama’s policy directive for national preparedness (Presidential Policy Directive 8), which targets preparedness as a shared responsibility of the government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and individual citizens.

BleedingControl.org is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus and contains diagrams, news, videos, and other resources contributed by a variety of other private and nonprofit partners to help prepare you in the event you are witness to one of these unspeakable events.

Our shared goal is to provide you with a one-stop, online resource to credible information on bleeding control. We hope you will never need to use this information, but if you do, at least you will have the assurance that the information is credible and timely.

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Hands-Only CPR Can Save Lives

American Heart Association (AHA) certificate only (any age can attend)https://cpr.heart.org/AHAECC/CPRAndECC/Programs/HandsOnlyCPR/UCM_473196_Hands-Only-CPR.jsp

FREE PUBLIC Training Time: 7-8 pm

 

Most people Cwho experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don't be afraid. Your actions can only help. When calling 911, you will be asked for your location. Be specific, especially if you’re calling from a mobile phone as that is not associated with a fixed address. Answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help.

 If the class is less than 10 people it will be cancelled

 

To find more local "Stop the Bleed" courses please visit https://cms.bleedingcontrol.org/class/search

 

Note: When registering for the classes below, please register each person separate to help us get an accurate headcount.  You can use the same info, just chance the name.