Life Support Classes

Heart disease is the number one cause of death worldwide. Each year, over 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. Become a part of the chain of survival and help save lives!

CPR

Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)

BLS - Instructor-Led Training

Become certified in basic life support for all prehospital and healthcare environments. This instructor-led course focuses on high-quality CPR and team dynamics. Your CPR skills will be tested using high-tech mannequins and real-time mechanical feedback. Class length: 2 hours; every Wednesday at 9:30 am, and on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:00 pm. Registration includes: loaner textbook, AHA certification card.

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HeartCode®

St. Anthony Regional Hospital is a recognized testing site, exclusively offering high-fidelity simulation and scenario-based testing, for HeartCode, the American Heart Association's blended learning courses. HeartCode certifies participants in BLS, ACLS and PALS, using a combination of self-directed online learning and hands-on skills testing. Upon completion of the online learning portion of the course, participants schedule skills testing to become certified. To schedule skills testing with our expert instructors, contact St. Anthony Regional Hospital Education Services, at 712-794-5243 or email education@stanthonyhospital.org.

Basic EKG Interpretation

This is an instructor-led class in which participants learn and practice how to interpret basic EKG waveforms and apply treatment protocols through high-fidelity simulation. The instructor will review normal anatomy and physiology of the heart and discuss the fundamentals of electrocardiography waveforms. Participants should come away with a working knowledge of normal and abnormal dysrhythmias and blocks. Continuing Education offered: 15 contact hours. Registration includes tuition, text, course materials, and Continuing Education.

ACLS Renewal Prep Course

This instructor-led course will help participants prepare for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. The intended audience includes physicians, nurses, and EMS who infrequently work with cardiac rhythms or lifesaving medications or, are in need of basic ECG review and ACLS pharmacology. Students will learn how to interpret basic dysrhythmias and enhance their understanding of cardiac electrophysiology and the medications most commonly used for adult resuscitation. An overview of the American Heart Association ACLS algorithms are provided. Class length: 4 hours. Registration incudes course materials.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Earn new, or renew certification, in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). This instructor-led course prepares healthcare providers to perform and communicate as a member of a team. Using high-fidelity simulated scenarios, students learn to recognize and intervene when patients present in cardiopulmonary arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Continuing Education offered. New provider – 12 contact hours over 2 days. Renewal – 4 contact hours. Couse Requirements: current BLS and ACLS self-assessment. Registration includes tuition, loaner textbook, AHA certification card and CEUs.

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Earn new, or renew certification, in pediatric advanced life support (PALS). This instructor-led course prepares participants to perform and communicate as a member of a team. Students learn to evaluate, stabilize and resuscitate the critically ill infant or child. As a member of a team, participate in high fidelity simulation scenarios to learn how to manage dysthymia or cardiac arrest, respiratory distress or failure, and compensated or hypotensive shock. Continuing Education offered. New provider – 12 contact hours over 2 days. Renewal –4 contact hours. Course Requirements: current Basic Life Support and PALS Self-Assessment. Registration includes tuition, loaner textbook, AHA certification card and CEUs.

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

Using a blended learning approach of online learning, hands-on training, and high-fidelity simulation practice, TNCC is an intensive 2-day ENA certification course. The low student - instructor ratio assures that participants will enhance their core knowledge, critical thinking and psychomotor skills in the assessment and management of injured patients, using the trauma nursing process (TNP). Learn to identify common mechanisms of injury and how different types of trauma and shock affect the body. Through simulation, demonstrate how to evaluate, stabilize and resuscitate the trauma patient. Continuing Education offered - 17.65 contact hours over 2 days. Registration includes tuition, loaner textbook, ENA certification card and CEUs.

Neonatal Resuscitation Program™

St. Anthony Regional Hospital is an approved testing site for the American Academy of Pediatrics 7th Edition NRPTM provider certification program. St. Anthony exclusively uses high-fidelity simulation for integrated skills testing (Part 2).

Upon completion of the online portion (Part 1), enrollees will have 90 days in which to schedule and complete Part 2, the integrated skills testing, also known as the Instructor-led Event (Hands-on session). To register for NRP, students may contact their LMS program administrator or logon to AAP HealthStream site at http://www.healthstream.com/hlc/aap. After registering for Part 1, participants may register online for Part 2, to schedule a date to test skills. To search for Part 2, Instructor-led Event (Hands-on session), use the filter functions to search St. Anthony Regional Hospital, Carroll, Iowa, 51401. Enrollees should be prepared to submit 2 separate payments; Part 1 and Part 2. Payment for Part 2 may be made to St. Anthony Regional Hospital, PO Box 628, Carroll, IA 51401, prior to the scheduled Instructor-led Event. For more information, contact St. Anthony Education Services at 712-794-5243 or email education@stanthonyhospital.org

Participants must complete the online Instructor-led Event evaluation in order to print the certification eCard.