Class Schedule

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Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Manual: https://www.shopcpr.heart.org/acls-provider-manual

The class date below is for the in-person skill check portion of a ACLS HeartCode® class.  You must complete the ACLS HeartCode® prior to the class and bring the certificate of completion with you or e-mail it to the training center.

 

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Manual: https://www.shopcpr.heart.org/acls-provider-manual

If you have separately purchased and completed a ACLS HeartCode®, you may attend this skills check.  Please bring your ACLS HeartCode® certificate of completion with you or e-mail it to the training center.

 

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Manual: https://www.shopcpr.heart.org/bls-provider-manual

 

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Manual: https://www.shopcpr.heart.org/bls-provider-manual

The class date below is for the in-person skill check portion of a BLS HeartCode® class.  You must complete the BLS HeartCode® prior to the class and bring the certificate of completion with you or e-mail it to the training center.

 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Manual: https://www.shopcpr.heart.org/pals-provider-manual

The class date below is for the in-person skill check portion of a PALS HeartCode class.  You must complete the PALS HeartCode prior to the class and bring the certificate of completion with you or e-mail it to the training center.

 

Description

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) course conveys an evidence-based approach to care of the newborn at birth and facilitates effective team-based care for healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery. This course content delivers curricula for Advanced Providers who may participate in neonatal resuscitation beyond positive pressure ventilation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this continuing medical education activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the physiologic changes that occur when the fetus makes the transition to extrauterine life.
  • State the steps to take when anticipating and preparing for the birth of a newborn.
  • Describe the initial steps of newborn care, including indicators for care at the radiant warmer including oxygen management and indications for CPAP.
  • State indicators for positive-pressure ventilation, signs that positive-pressure ventilation is inflating the lungs, ventilation corrective steps, and indicators for insertion of a laryngeal mask.
  • State the indicators for insertion of an endotracheal tube and the steps for preparation, insertion, securing, and assisting with this procedure.
  • State the indicators for initiating chest compressions, describe proper technique, and signs that indicate compressions may be discontinued.
  • State the indicators for epinephrine and volume expander and describe the proper techniques for administration and evaluation of this intervention.
  • State parameters for the use of post-resuscitation care.
  • Describe the strategies specific to resuscitation and stabilization of the preterm newborn.
  • Describe management of the newborn whose clinical status requires special consideration, such as airway complications and lung abnormalities, congenital anomalies, and complications due to maternal opiate or anesthesia exposure.
  • Describe the ethical principles associated with newborn resuscitation, what to do when a baby dies, and how to support parents and staff through the grieving process.
  • Recognize the principles of neonatal resuscitation.
  • Identify the need for resuscitation and how to provide initial steps of resuscitation.
  • Identify the knowledge and equipment essential to determine and provide positive pressure ventilation.
  • State the knowledge and skills essential to provide chest compressions during neonatal resuscitation.
  • Name the indications and skills needed to provide endotracheal intubation during neonatal resuscitation.
  • Define the scope and practice of use of medications during neonatal resuscitation.
  • Review special situations in neonatal resuscitation; Translate these skills & knowledge for use as needed outside the delivery room.
  • Differentiate the indications and skills required in neonatal resuscitation for a preterm delivery.