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Courses for October 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Sibling Preparation
This class, created for kids ages 3-7, will help prepare older brothers and sisters for the arrival of a new baby. Taught by a Child Life Specialist, it includes fun activities, baby doll role-play, dress-up, and a tour of the birthing unit. Parents should attend class with their child(ren).
 
 
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Moms on the Move: Water Aerobics
Birth & Beyond Fitness - Moms On the Move Classes
Classes are open to moms at any stage of pregnancy through the first year postpartum (doctor approval recommended).
No childcare available.

Water Aerobics
This class is held at the LLU Drayson Center outdoor pool in the warmer months. It is a low impact aerobics class that includes toning and stretching exercises in shallow water. Class is designed for moms at any stage of pregnancy and in their first year postpartum. Come and try your first class before making a commitment. We know you will love it! No children please.

Contact Amber Young at amyoung@llu.edu before enrolling in this class. Please wait to receive an email from her before attending your first class. Thank you!
 
This class is held every Wednesday from May-October.
Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS)

The Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support (PFCCS) program will introduce principles important in the initial care of critically ill or injured pediatric patients to physicians, nurses and other health care providers who are not skilled in pediatric critical care but who must care for such a patient in anticipation of the arrival of a pediatric intensivist or pending transfer of the patient to a more suitable facility. It provides exposure in both didactic and hands-on clinical skills (using small group format and simulation).

The participant will need to OBTAIN the BOOK PRIOR TO CLASS BY:  
emailing ahiguera@llu.edu or calling 909-558-4250
(Alma Higuera, Admin Assistant Pediatric Critical Care Division LLUCH) will make arrangements for you, the participant to pick up the book or mail the book directly to you.

There will be a knowledge pretest at the beginning of class. The book will assist in your learning experience prior to the first day of class.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Prioritize assessment needs for the critically ill or injured infant and child
  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests.
  • Identify and respond to significant changes in the unstable pediatric patient.
  • Recognize and initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions.
  • Determine the need for expert consultation and/or patient transfer and optimally stabilize the patient for transport

Featured Topics
Assessment of the Critically Ill Child
Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation
Pediatric Shock
Trauma in Children
Trauma and Poisoning
Pediatric Neurological Emergencies
Sedation, Analgesia and Neuromuscular Blockade
Post-Operative Management 
Transport of the Critically Ill Child
Fluid and Electrolytes    
Recap/Summary of Pertinent Points and Concepts

Course Directors:

 

 

Cynthia  Tinsley, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, LLU School of Medicine
Pediatric Intensivist, Loma Linda University Children's Hospital

J. Chiaka Ejike, MD
Pediatric Intensivist, Loma Linda University Children's Hospital

Sonea Quereshi, MD
Pediatric Intensivist, Loma Linda University Children's Hospital

Course Consultants:
Shamel Abd-allah, MD
Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Division, LLUCH
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, LLU School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, LLU School of Medicine

Dustin Smith, MD
Medical Director, Medical Simulation Center
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, LLU School of Medicine


October 18 & 19, 2017
Moms on the Move: Yoga
Birth & Beyond Fitness - Moms On the Move Classes
Classes are open to moms at any stage of pregnancy through the first year postpartum (doctor approval recommended).
No childcare available.

This class is held every Wednesday from November-April.
 
Please contact Amber Young amyoung@llu.edu prior to enrollment 

FOR A PRINTABLE BROCHURE OF ALL OUR BIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES - CLICK HERE
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Advanced Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring

This one-day course is designed as an update and a review of the latest research in fetal assessment.  The course focuses on physiology, advanced strip interpretation and nursing interventions, acid-base balance, antepartum surveillance and documentation.

Objectives
On completion of the course the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the major functions the placenta performs for the fetus.
  2. Describe the physiologic mechanism that produces decelerations.
  3. Discuss interventions for treating decelerations.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Boot Camp

LLUMC's transition to practice model for:
- New graduate RNs working with adult in-patients in acute, intermediate & critical care settings
- RNs absent from bedside care for a period of time
- RNs with less than 1 year of experience at time of hire
- RNs new to care of adult patients

The purpose of the New Graduate RN Residency program for RNs working with adult patients is to retain RNs by successfully on-boarding them through facilitation of the transition into professional practice as evidenced by:
1. Streamlining orientation by centralizing and standardizing material for consistency.
2. Accelerating the development of competence and confidence:
- Content taught by clinical experts
- Assuring patient safety, decreasing the chance of preventable adverse events, reinforcing safety and regulatory standards.
3. Building team relationships by fostering peer relationships.

Upon completion of this course, the participants will:
1. Demonstrate system-by-system head-to-toe patient assessment within 10-minutes in order to establish a patient baseline and recognize trends in patient presentation.
2. Identify Patient Care Practices (Mosby) to guide the nursing process.
3. Discuss safety strategies that influence positive patient outcomes and early intervention.
4. Enhance critical thinking skills of the RN.

Oct 20, 25, 30, Nov 6 and 15, 2017
Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider/Update

**This course is free to LLUH employees whose jobs require it for continued employment - registration is through the OWL Portal.
All other attendees must pay a fee for enrollment.  Please register through the CE Portal: https://ce.llu.edu and select the appropriate fee type.

Course Description
The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner

Course Content
• Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
• The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
• 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
• 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
• Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
• Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
• Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
• Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
• CPR with an advanced airway*
* This is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

Pre-Requisites
• Candidate must be a healthcare provider whose activities demand proficiency in BLS skills.
• Participants must study the textbook and pre-course material prior to class attendance.

Course Materials: *New 2016 Version Required*
There is a textbook required for this course. Pre-course materials and textbook can be purchased at Life Support Education. If you have any questions regarding materials please call (909) 558-4977.

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Preparing for Childbirth (One Day)
Childbirth will be one of the most memorable events of your life. This class will give you and your partner the information you'll need to better communicate with your care giving team and to make the decisions that are best for your labor and birth experience. You will learn breathing, relaxation and comfort techniques that will help facilitate your labor and birth as well as decrease pain and fatigue. Couples should take this course during their last trimester.

Our One Day Class
A fast-paced, streamlined class for couples who are unable to attend our four-week series or for those who have had a baby before and want to update their information and birthing skills.
 
 
FOR A PRINTABLE BROCHURE OF ALL OUR BIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES - CLICK HERE
Monday, October 23, 2017
Pediatric IV Skills
The course is designed for professionals who wish to review issues related to pediatric IV insertion.  The workshop portion of the course is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to practice pediatric IV insertion in a non-threatening environment.  The course will offer both lecture and hands-on experience.  Key content to be covered will address the emotional, non-pharmacy approach as well as technical aspects of pediatric venipuncture.  Topics discussed will include current techniques of pediatric IV insertion, pain management during venipuncture, tips for easier cannulation, and tips for IV placement and maintenance.
 
Objectives
Upon completion, each participant will:
1. Demonstrate the techniques for pediatric IV insertion.
2. Identify the pharmacological/non-pharmacological pain management techniques for pediatric venipuncture.
3. Describe care and maintenance of the peripheral intravenous (IV) insertion.
4. Discuss interventions for infiltration/extravagation.
 
Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider/Update

**This course is free to LLUH employees whose jobs require it for continued employment - registration is through the OWL Portal.
All other attendees must pay a fee for enrollment.  Please register through the CE Portal: https://ce.llu.edu and select the appropriate fee type.

Course Description
The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner

Course Content
• Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
• The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
• 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
• 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
• Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
• Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
• Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
• Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
• CPR with an advanced airway*
* This is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

Pre-Requisites
• Candidate must be a healthcare provider whose activities demand proficiency in BLS skills.
• Participants must study the textbook and pre-course material prior to class attendance.

Course Materials *New 2016 Version Required*
There is a textbook required for this course. Pre-course materials and textbook can be purchased at Life Support Education. If you have any questions regarding materials please call (909) 558-4977.

Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider/Update

**This course is free to LLUH employees whose jobs require it for continued employment - registration is through the OWL Portal.
All other attendees must pay a fee for enrollment.  Please register through the CE Portal: https://ce.llu.edu and select the appropriate fee type.

Course Description
The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner

Course Content
• Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
• The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
• 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
• 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
• Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
• Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
• Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
• Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
• CPR with an advanced airway*
* This is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

Pre-Requisites
• Candidate must be a healthcare provider whose activities demand proficiency in BLS skills.
• Participants must study the textbook and pre-course material prior to class attendance.

Course Materials *New 2016 Version Required*
There is a textbook required for this course. Pre-course materials and textbook can be purchased at Life Support Education. If you have any questions regarding materials please call (909) 558-4977.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider

**This course is free to LLUH employees whose jobs require it for continued employment - registration is through the OWL Portal.

All other attendees must pay a fee for enrollment.  Please register through the CE Portal: https://ce.llu.edu and select the appropriate fee type.


The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is designed for medical professionals who need information about the recognition and management of cardiac arrest, shock, and airway management in infants and children. The lectures, workshops, and tests adhere to the American Heart Association. During this class, participants will gain hands on experience in code management.

Pre-Requisite:

REQUIRED Pre-test - complete prior to course

Link: www.heart.org/eccstudent
Password: **See confirmation email**
Student must pass pre-test with 70% or higher. Please print the results and bring them to class. Failure to bring printed results will result in not be admitted to class.

Bring to Class:

  • Must have current BLS Provider card. Bring proof of current card to course.
  • For update/renewal courses, please bring proof of current PALS card to course.
  • Candidate must be a healthcare provider whose activities demand proficiency in PALS skills.  
  • Must bring printed copy of required pre-test results.
  • LLUH Nursing employees must bring the "Blue Form"
  • 2015 PALS Provider Manual, ISBN: 978-1-61669-559-0. The textbook can be purchased at Life Support Education and must be brought on the day of the course.

 

Course Content:

  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
  • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Vascular access
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment

Course Format:

  • Full course:  14 hours 10 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch.

Certification:

Students who successfully complete the PALS Course, including the following components, will receive a PALS Provider Card, valid for two years:

  • Pass the 1- and 2-Rescuer Child BLS With AED and 1- and 2-Rescuer Infant BLS Skills Tests
  • Actively participate in, practice and complete all learning stations
  • Complete the closed-book written exam with a minimum score of 84%
  • Pass 2 PALS core case scenarios (1 cardiac and 1 respiratory or shock) as a team leader, providing appropriate medical treatment and demonstrating effective team dynamics
October 23 & 24, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
LLEAP CPOE: Self-Study Exam
The exam starts promptly. Providers who are unable to successfully pass the exam will be given immediate remediation, with subsequent testing.
Breastfeeding Basics
We want to help you succeed at breastfeeding.  This class, taught by a Certified Lactation Educator offers:
  • Demonstrations of positioning and latch
  • Explanation of babies hunger cues
  • Benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby
  • Description of feeding patterns and common growth spurts
  • Outline of nutrition for mom
  • Ways dad can be an active participant
  • Local and online breastfeeding resources

 

FOR A PRINTABLE BROCHURE OF ALL OUR BIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES - CLICK HERE
De-escalating Workplace Aggression (MAB): Part I

De-escalating Workplace Aggression (aka Managing Assaultive Behavior) is a CPI, Non Violent Crisis Intervention course designed to educate staff on how to recognize signs of potentially violent situations.  Participants will learn how to recognize escalation in the assault cycle and learn to use verbal de-escalation techniques to successfully intervene with care while providing safety and security.  This course explores the risk of restraints, assessment and patients’ rights during restraint. This course follows the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention model and which offers practical application to the humanistic concerns of providing Care, Welfare, Safety and Security of all involved.  Part II of this course teaches staff how to use Non Violent Physical Intervention safely to protect oneself and others from danger through personal safety and control techniques. The Refresher course is designed to reinforce the key concepts of both verbal de-escalation and physical intervention strategies taught in Part I and II.  This course, De-escalating Workplace Aggression Part I is a pre-requisite to De-Escalating Workplace Aggression Part II and Refresher courses.

Attire: Please arrive in regular work uniform and/or business casual attire and comfortable shoes.  Casual shoes including flip flops, thong sandals or any shoes that leave feet unprotected are not permitted. 

After successful completion of the course, employees shall have a complete understanding of:

1. Identify escalating stages of behavior that lead to crisis and the appropriate staff responses at each stage.
2. Examine elements of the assault cycle and crisis development.
3. Utilize verbal and non verbal de-escalation techniques which can prevent violent behavior.
4. Discuss the importance of providing care, welfare, safety and security to all involved in a crisis.
5. Discuss risk of restraints and the importance of using least restrictive measures.
6. Identify components of an action plan to utilize after an incident for necessary closure, debriefing and re-establishment of the professional relationship.

Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Part II: Care of the Critically Ill Infant

As part two of a two-part series, this three-day course is designed to familiarize the Registered Nurse with how to provide nursing care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  This course aims to build a foundation of knowledge with a focus on the needs of the critically ill neonate and their family.  Neonatal pathophysiology and nursing management will be presented for those conditions which commonly result in admission to the NICU.

Course objectives:

  • List 2 different respiratory disorders common to neonates
  • State 2 interventions used in the management of air leaks in critically ill neonates
  • Discuss the difference between venous, arterial and capillary blood gas interpretation for neonates
  • List 3 different types of ventilators used in the NICU
  • Discuss the prevention and nursing intervention for 1 neurological disorder commonly seen in newborns
  • Describe 2 types of neural tube defects
  • List 3 important reasons why fluid and electrolyte balance is crucial in a critically ill neonate
  • Describe the general pathophysiology of the neonatal thermoregulation system
  • List 3 important interventions in the care and treatment of neonatal skin
  • List 3 common causes of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia
  • Describe in detail 2 common congenital heart defects
  • List 1 fetal hematological disorder
  • State 2 important components of neonatal nutritional and metabolic treatment
  • Describe in detail 2 common GI disorders commonly seen in the neonate


Oct 24, 31 & Nov 7, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
De-escalating Workplace Aggression (MAB) - Refresher

De-escalating Workplace Aggression (aka Managing Assaultive Behavior) is a CPI, Non Violent Crisis Intervention course designed to educate staff on how to recognize signs of potentially violent situations.  This Refresher Course is designed to reinforce the key concepts of both verbal de-escalation and physical intervention strategies taught in Part I and II. 

Participants will learn how to recognize escalation in the assault cycle and learn to use verbal de-escalation techniques to successfully intervene with care while providing safety and security.  This course explores the risk of restraints, assessment and patients' rights during restraint. This course follows the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention model and which offers practical application to the humanistic concerns of providing Care, Welfare, Safety and Security of all involved.  Part II of this course teaches staff how to use Non Violent Physical Intervention safely to protect oneself and others from danger through personal safety and control techniques.

De-escalating Workplace Aggression Part I is a pre-requisite to De-Escalating Workplace Aggression-Refresher.

 

Attire: Please arrive in regular work uniform and/or business casual attire and comfortable shoes.  Casual shoes including flip flops, thong sandals or any shoes that leave feet unprotected are not permitted. 
 
Course Objectives:
After successful completion of the course, employees will have knowledge of:
1. Discuss general safety guidelines for individuals and facilities.
2. Examine elements of the assault cycle and the levels of the escalation process.
3. Discuss importance of initiating least restrictive measures.
4. Demonstrate techniques to avoid physical assault to you and others.
5. Utilize debriefing and documentation following incident.  
Moms on the Move: Water Aerobics
Birth & Beyond Fitness - Moms On the Move Classes
Classes are open to moms at any stage of pregnancy through the first year postpartum (doctor approval recommended).
No childcare available.

Water Aerobics
This class is held at the LLU Drayson Center outdoor pool in the warmer months. It is a low impact aerobics class that includes toning and stretching exercises in shallow water. Class is designed for moms at any stage of pregnancy and in their first year postpartum. Come and try your first class before making a commitment. We know you will love it! No children please.

Contact Amber Young at amyoung@llu.edu before enrolling in this class. Please wait to receive an email from her before attending your first class. Thank you!
 
This class is held every Wednesday from May-October.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Update

**This course is free to LLUH employees whose jobs require it for continued employment - registration is through the OWL Portal.

All other attendees must pay a fee for enrollment.  Please register through the CE Portal: https://ce.llu.edu and select the appropriate fee type.


The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is designed for medical professionals who need information about the recognition and management of cardiac arrest, shock, and airway management in infants and children. The lectures, workshops, and tests adhere to the American Heart Association. During this class, participants will gain hands on experience in code management.

Pre-Requisite:

REQUIRED Pre-test - complete prior to course

Link: www.heart.org/eccstudent
Password: **See confirmation email**
Student must pass pre-test with 70% or higher. Please print the results and bring them to class. Failure to bring printed results will result in not be admitted to class.

Bring to Class:

  • Must have current BLS Provider card. Bring proof of current card to course.
  • For update/renewal courses, please bring proof of current PALS card to course.
  • Candidate must be a healthcare provider whose activities demand proficiency in PALS skills.  
  • Must bring printed copy of required pre-test results.
  • LLUH Nursing employees must bring the "Blue Form"
  • 2015 PALS Provider Manual, ISBN: 978-1-61669-559-0. The textbook can be purchased at Life Support Education and must be brought on the day of the course.

 

Course Content:

  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
  • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Vascular access
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment

Course Format:

  • Full course:  14 hours 10 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch.

Certification:

Students who successfully complete the PALS Course, including the following components, will receive a PALS Provider Card, valid for two years:

  • Pass the 1- and 2-Rescuer Child BLS With AED and 1- and 2-Rescuer Infant BLS Skills Tests
  • Actively participate in, practice and complete all learning stations
  • Complete the closed-book written exam with a minimum score of 84%
  • Pass 2 PALS core case scenarios (1 cardiac and 1 respiratory or shock) as a team leader, providing appropriate medical treatment and demonstrating effective team dynamics
Moms on the Move: Yoga
Birth & Beyond Fitness - Moms On the Move Classes
Classes are open to moms at any stage of pregnancy through the first year postpartum (doctor approval recommended).
No childcare available.

This class is held every Wednesday from November-April.
 
Please contact Amber Young amyoung@llu.edu prior to enrollment 

FOR A PRINTABLE BROCHURE OF ALL OUR BIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES - CLICK HERE
Friday, October 27, 2017
Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider/Update

**This course is free to LLUH employees whose jobs require it for continued employment - registration is through the OWL Portal.
All other attendees must pay a fee for enrollment.  Please register through the CE Portal: https://ce.llu.edu and select the appropriate fee type.

Course Description
The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner

Course Content
• Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
• The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
• 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
• 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
• Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
• Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
• Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
• Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
• CPR with an advanced airway*
* This is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

Pre-Requisites
• Candidate must be a healthcare provider whose activities demand proficiency in BLS skills.
• Participants must study the textbook and pre-course material prior to class attendance.

Course Materials *New 2016 Version Required*
There is a textbook required for this course. Pre-course materials and textbook can be purchased at Life Support Education. If you have any questions regarding materials please call (909) 558-4977.

Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider/Update

**This course is free to LLUH employees whose jobs require it for continued employment - registration is through the OWL Portal.
All other attendees must pay a fee for enrollment.  Please register through the CE Portal: https://ce.llu.edu and select the appropriate fee type.

Course Description
The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner

Course Content
• Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
• The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
• 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
• 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
• Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
• Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
• Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
• Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
• CPR with an advanced airway*
* This is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

Pre-Requisites
• Candidate must be a healthcare provider whose activities demand proficiency in BLS skills.
• Participants must study the textbook and pre-course material prior to class attendance.

Course Materials: *New 2016 Version Required*
There is a textbook required for this course. Pre-course materials and textbook can be purchased at Life Support Education. If you have any questions regarding materials please call (909) 558-4977.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
LLEAP CPOE: Self-Study Exam
The exam starts promptly. Providers who are unable to successfully pass the exam will be given immediate remediation, with subsequent testing.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Update

**This course is free to LLUH employees whose jobs require it for continued employment - registration is through the OWL Portal.

All other attendees must pay a fee for enrollment.  Please register through the CE Portal: https://ce.llu.edu and select the appropriate fee type.


ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

Pre-Requisite:

REQUIRED Pre-test - complete prior to course

Link: www.heart.org/eccstudent
Password: **See confirmation email**
Student must pass pre-test with 70% or higher. Please print the results and bring them to class. Failure to bring printed results will result in not be admitted to class.

Bring to Class:

  • Must have current BLS Provider card. Bring proof of current card to course.
  • For update/renewal courses, please bring proof of current ACLS card to course. 
  • Must bring printed copy of required pre-test results.
  • LLUH Nursing employees must bring the "Blue Form"
  • 2015 ACLS Provider Manual, ISBN: 978-1-61669-400-5. The textbook can be purchased at Life Support Education and must be brought on the day of the course.



Course Content

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an (AED)
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics

Course Format

  • Initial Provider Course requires approximately 10-12 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.
  • Course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins
  • Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)


Features

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills
  • Course Completion Card
  • Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test, students receive an ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.