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CEBLS100 BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS (HCP) (C*)  

Course Length: 4 - 5 hours  

The BLS for Healthcare Providers is a classroom course that is designed to teach a variety of healthcare professionals how to recognize a number of life-threatening emergencies, how to provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and how to relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.


Textbook:  this course requires a textbook, click here 

Prerequisite: None

Target Group: This course is for healthcare professionals who must know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a range of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.


BLS COURSE CONTENT:

  • Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC)
  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • The Chain of SurvivalTM
  • One-rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • Two-rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant

Maintaining Status: Successful completion of course required annually.



CEACLS100  ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS) PROVIDER COURSE

Course Length: 2 days (14 hrs)     

                                                                                             

This two-day course introduces advanced health care practitioners to diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for the acute cardiac patient through case based learning. The course is designed for those in the healthcare field who require or are interested in knowledge of advanced acute cardiac care and resuscitation.


Textbook: this course requires a textbook, click here 

Prerequisite:

  • Successful completion of the HSF BLS for Healthcare Provider status dated within 12 months prior to the ACLS provider course
  • Must be familiar with rhythm interpretation and basic resuscitation pharmacology

Maintaining Status: Successful completion of a certification or recertification course every 2 years.

Participants who successfully complete the ACLS Provider Course are eligible to receive CECs through the Alberta College of Paramedics.



CEACLS101  ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS) RENEWAL COURSE   

Course Length: 1 day (7 Hrs)           

                                                         

This one-day course is to allow the healthcare provider who has previously been successful in an ACLS course within the last two years to update and be re-evaluated in the knowledge and skills required to quickly recognize those patients at risk and respond to cardio-respiratory emergencies.

 

Textbook:  this course requires a textbook, click here 

Prerequisite: 

  • Successful completion of the Heart & Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider status dated within 12 months prior to the ACLS provider course 
  • Must be familiar with rhythm interpretation and basic resuscitation pharmacology 
  • Completion of certification or re-certification within the last 2 years 

Participants who successfully complete the ACLS Renewal Course are eligible to receive CECs through the Alberta College of Paramedics.


 

CEITLS100  INTERNATIONAL TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT (ITLS) PROVIDER COURSE                                                     Course Length: 2 day (16 Hrs)

Designed for providers who are first to evaluate and stabilize the trauma patient. This 2-day course provides complete training in the skills needed for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization and transportation of trauma patients.

Hands-on stations include:

  • Rapid trauma patient assessment and management
  • Basic airway management
  • Spinal motion restriction — rapid extrication, short back board, helmet management, log roll, and long back board/ scoop stretcher utilization
  • Extremity immobilization and traction splint application

Textbook:  this course requires a textbook, click here 

Prerequisites: Current registration as a healthcare provider including first responder, Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), MQL3 or other allied health professional who holds suitable qualifications for entry.

 

Participants who successfully complete the ITLS Basic Course are eligible to receive CECs through the Alberta College of Paramedics.

 

CEITLS101  INTERNATIONAL TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT (ITLS) RENEWAL COURSE   

                                                                                                                         

This 8 hour re-certification course is designed for ITLS Basic Providers who require re-certification prior to the 3 year expiration date.

Textbook:  this course requires a textbook, click here 

Prerequisites: Current unexpired ITLS Basic Provider card

Maintaing Status: Successful completion of a certification or re-certification course every 3 years.

 

Participants who successfully complete the ITLS Re-certification Course are eligible to receive CECs through the Alberta College of Paramedics.



CEPALS100 - PEDIATRIC LIFE SUPPORT (PALS) - PROVIDER COURSE        

Course Length: 2 days (14 Hrs)


The PALS Provider course enables healthcare professionals to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to better recognize and treat critically ill infants and children. The course materials are scenario-based, and a team approach is used to teach emergency management of pediatric patients approaching or already in respiratory or cardiac arrest, from the early minutes through patient stabilization and/or the transport phases of a pediatric emergency, in or out of the hospital.


Textbook:  this course requires a textbook, click here 

Prerequisite: Current Heart & Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider card.

Target Group:

The PALS course is designed for healthcare professionals who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies and for healthcare students seeking first time or renewed PALS-training credentials.

PALS COURSE CONTENT:

  • Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Systematic approach to pediatric assessment
  • Effective respiratory management
  • Validation of skills for one-person and two-person CPR and AED skills for infants and children
  • Defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion
  • Intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for a PALS Provider Course Completion Card

Participants who successfully complete the PALS Course are eligible to receive CECs through the Alberta College of Paramedics.

 

PEDIATRIC LIFE SUPPORT (PALS) - RENEWAL COURSE      

This one-day course is to allow the healthcare professional who has previously been successful in a PALS course within the last two years to update and be re-evaluated in the knowledge and skills required to initiate advanced resuscitative efforts for infants and children.

Textbook:  this course requires a textbook, click here 

Prerequisite: Current HSF BLS for Healthcare Provider card and completion of certification or re-certification within the last 2 years.

Participants who successfully complete the PALS Course are eligible to receive CECs through the Alberta College of Paramedics.

 


CENRP100 - NEONATAL RESUSCITATION PROGRAM (NRP) - Provider Course  

Course Length: 1 day (7 Hrs)

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program is an educational program that introduces the concepts and skills of neonatal resuscitation. In Canada, NRP is administered by the Canadian Paediatric Society and is designed to teach individuals and teams who may be required to resuscitate newborn babies. NRP course content is evidence-based and is delivered across Canada in both English and French. Completion of an NRP course does not mean that an individual is competent to perform neonatal resuscitation.

Competency: The NRP is an educational program designed to teach individuals and teams who may be required to resuscitate newborn babies. Completion of an NRP course does not mean that an individual is competent to perform the skills of neonatal resuscitation. 

Maintaining Provider status: With the introduction of the 6th edition guidelines, there is no longer differentiation between a NRP Provider and NRP Renewal course. To maintain current status, Providers need to attend a Provider course within 24 months of the previous NRP course. Content will be tailored to meet the learners’ needs.

Textbook:  this course requires a textbook, click here. 

 

 


GERIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE (GEMS) - PROVIDER COURSE


Course Length: 1 Day (8 Hours)

The GEMS program trains emergency and mobile healthcare practitioners to deliver stateof-the-art care to geriatric patients. The second edition of this highly acclaimed program addresses the geriatric-specific topics and competency statements in the National EMS Education Standards. Ultimately this course will enhance the competence, confidence and compassion of EMS practitioners in responding to geriatric patients. GEMS also offers a solid supplement to initial EMT and paramedic curriculum, helping educators reinforce the affective domain while incorporating strong cognitive and psychomotor components.

Textbook: Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS), 2nd Edition 

Prerequisite: Current HSF BLS for Healthcare Provider card 

Participants who successfully complete the GEMS Course are eligible to receive CECs through the Alberta College of Paramedics.

 



PEDIATRIC EDUCATION FOR PREHOSPITAL PROFESSIONALS (PEPP)

PEPP represents a complete source of prehospital medical information for the emergency care of infants and children. Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, PEPP is an exciting curriculum designed to teach prehospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children. PEPP is a comprehensive, innovative, and highly visual course featuring case-based lectures, live-action video, hands-on skills stations, and small group scenarios. The BLS course is geared toward the EMR and EMT and the ALS course is geared toward the Paramedic. Any health professional who is responsible for the emergency care of children may find this course beneficial.

 


PEPP - Basic Life Support (BLS) PROVIDER COURSE

The traditional onsite course is a 9.25-hour course, conducted entirely in the classroom.
The hybrid course is a combination of online learning (8.0 hours of education), followed by hands-on practice in the classroom. Instead of attending a daylong traditional onsite course, students learn a portion of the course through self-directed online modules. After completing all online modules, students then attend a short onsite course for completion of hands-on practice, as well as instructor interaction and the final examination.

Textbook: Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP), 3rd Edition

Prerequisite: Current HSF BLS for Healthcare Provider card


PEPP – Advanced Life Support (ALS) PROVIDER COURSE

• The traditional onsite course is a 16.75-hour course, conducted entirely in the classroom.
• The hybrid course is a combination of online learning (14.0 hours of education), followed by hands-on practice in the classroom. Instead of attending a 2-day traditional onsite course, students learn a portion of the course through self-directed online modules. After completing all online modules, students then attend a 1-day onsite course for completion of hands-on practice, as well as instructor interaction and the final examination. 

Textbook: Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP), 3rd Edition. 

Prerequisite:
• Current HSF BLS for Healthcare Provider card
• Successful completion of a certification or recertification within the past 2 years

Participants who successfully complete the PEPP course are eligible to receive CECs through the Alberta College of Paramedics.

Students who successfully complete a course taught by a PEPP course coordinator are eligible to receive a PEPP course completion certificate. The course completion certificate is valid for 2 years.

 


STANDARD FIRST AID CPR AND AED LEVEL C                        

The Standard First Aid CPR and AED Level C course contains up-to-date content and science from the 2015 Guidelines for First Aid, CPR and ECC. In this course, you will learn the essential skills of patient care to protect and support the life of a suddenly ill or injured person until emergency medical services arrive. Instruction will cover first aid skills such as those that help in the control of bleeding, shock management, stabilizing fractures and dislocations.
Course Length: 16 Hours

Textbook: Heart & Stroke First Aid, Reference Manual

Prerequisite: None

Target Group: This course is intended for the general public.

Certification Length: 3 years
*Annual CPR Renewal is recommended as the CPR certification is registered with Heart & Stroke Foundation for 1 year.

 

Textbook:  this course requires a textbook, click here 
Textbook:  this course requires a textbook, click here 
Textbook:  this course requires a textbook, click here