Class Schedule

 

 

***CHOP STAFF MUST USE YOUR CHOP EMAIL ADDRESS AND APPRIOPRIATE PROMO CODE WHEN REGISTERING***

 

If your job role at CHOP requires you to have the certification you are registering for, please use the following promo codes below.   If you your job role does not require the course or you are a not an employee do not enter a promo code and pay with credit card

 

Nursing and Clinical Care Services – CHOP1

 

All Other Departments – CHOP2

 

If you need to cancel or reschedule a course please email lifesupportcenter@email.chop.edu with your name, the date of the course and the date you would like to attend if rescheduling

 

***ACLS HEARTCODE is for Physicians and APP's***

PLEASE READ COMPLETELY AS THE PROCESS HAS CHANGED

The ACLS heartcode will be completed by successfully completing the ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment course and ACLS online exam.

The ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment: is an online tool that evaluates a student’s knowledge before the course to evaluate their proficiency and determine the need for additional review and practice in 3 sections: rhythm recognition, pharmacology, and practical application. The student must complete the Precourse Self-Assessment and achieve a score of at least 70% before taking the ACLS Course. The student must print their successful completion certificate and bring it with them to class. The ACLS Precourse Work involves a student reviewing course content through online videos before entering the classroom. The video lessons cover multiple medical subjects and each lesson includes questions to engage the student. This precourse work allows more classroom time for hands-on skills training and leads to the student being better prepared to participate as soon as they enter the classroom.

ACLS online exam: The Exam measures the mastery of cognitive knowledge gained from the ACLS Course

If you work in the SDU please click that you also need a BLS heartcode. You will then be sent a BLS hreartcode to complete. Please also bring the BLS heartcode completion certificate.

You will not be sent an online AHA heartcode as in the past.

PLEASE COMPLETE PRE-COURSE WORK

Pre-course work:

We have enclosed information on how to access a copy of the ACLS Provider Manual via ebook. Use the following steps to access the Student Resources:

  1. Visit elearning.heart.org/courses
  2. Find the course name (ACLS Pre-course Self-Assessment and Pre-course Work).
  3. Once you find your course, select Launch Course to begin.

Note: If you haven't already logged in, the system will ask you to do so. If you haven't visited the site before, you'll be prompted to set up an account.

How to Get Ready

The ACLS Course is designed to teach you the lifesaving skills required to be both a team member and a Team Leader in either an in-hospital or out-of-hospital setting. Because the ACLS Course covers extensive material in a short time, you will need to prepare for the course beforehand.

Precourse Requirements

You should prepare for class by doing the following:

  1. Review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual.
  2. Review, understand, and pass the mandatory precourse self-assessment.
  3. Review, understand, and complete the mandatory precourse work (video lessons). You must pass the precourse self-assessment before gaining access to the video lessons. Once you have passed the ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment and completed the video lessons, print your certificate, and bring it with you to class.
  4. Ensure that your BLS skills and knowledge are current for the resuscitation scenarios. You will be tested on adult high-quality BLS skills using a feedback manikin at the beginning of the ACLS Course. You must know this in advance because you will not be taught how to do CPR or use an AED. Bring your ACLS Provider Manual to each class. You will need it during each lesson in the course. You may wish to purchase the AHA’s Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers (optional), which you may bring to class to use as a reference guide during some of the stations in the course.
  5. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to class. You will be practicing skills that require you to work on your hands and knees, and the course requires bending, standing, and lifting. If you have any physical condition that might prevent you from engaging in these activities, please tell an instructor. The instructor may be able to adjust the equipment if you have back, knee, or hip problems.
  6. Review and understand Adult BLS guidelines. The resuscitation scenarios require that your BLS skills and knowledge be current.
  7. Please review cardiac EKG rhythms and ACLS algorithms.  
  8. Supplemental knowledge: Review the ACLS Provider Manual.

Students who successfully complete the ACLS Course online (including achieving a score of 84% or higher on the course exam) and the hands-on session will receive a ACLS Provider course completion card (print or eCard), valid for two years.

Certification details:

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

We look forward to having you in this this ACLS Course.

Please contact Mike Riley (ACLS Course Director) rileyms@chop.edu for more information.

             Welcome to the ACLS Provider/Renewal

ACLS is an advanced, 8 hour Instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Course Content

  • Adult 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 ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

ACLS @ The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Prior to the classroom instructor led class every student must complete the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Precourse Self-Assessment

The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Precourse Self-Assessment evaluates a student’s knowledge before the course to evaluate proficiency and determine the need for additional review and practice. The ACLS Precourse Work involves a student reviewing course content through online videos before entering the classroom. The video lessons cover multiple medical subjects and each lesson includes questions to engage the student.

Precourse Requirements

You should prepare for class by doing the following:

  1. Review and understand the information in your ACLS Provider Manual.
  2. Review, understand, and pass the mandatory precourse self-assessment.
  3. Review, understand, and complete the mandatory precourse work (video lessons). You must pass the precourse self-assessment before gaining access to the video lessons. Once you have passed the ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment and completed the video lessons, print your certificate, and bring it with you to class.
  4. Ensure that your BLS skills and knowledge are current for the resuscitation scenarios. You will be tested on adult high-quality BLS skills using a feedback manikin at the beginning of the ACLS Course. You must know this in advance because you will not be taught how to do CPR or use an AED. Bring your ACLS Provider Manual to each class. You will need it during each lesson in the course. You may wish to purchase the AHA’s Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers (optional), which you may bring to class to use as a reference guide during some of the stations in the course.
  5. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to class. You will be practicing skills that require you to work on your hands and knees, and the course requires bending, standing, and lifting. If you have any physical condition that might prevent you from engaging in these activities, please tell an instructor. The instructor may be able to adjust the equipment if you have back, knee, or hip problems.
  6. Review and understand Adult BLS guidelines. The resuscitation scenarios require that your BLS skills and knowledge be current.
  7. Please review cardiac EKG rhythms and ACLS algorithms.  
  8. Supplemental knowledge: Review the ACLS Provider Manual.

Pre-course work:

We have enclosed information on how to access a copy of the ACLS Provider Manual via ebook. Use the following steps to access the Student Resources:

  1. Visit elearning.heart.org/courses
  2. Find the course name (ACLS Pre-course Self-Assessment and Pre-course Work).
  3. Once you find your course, select Launch Course to begin.

We look forward to having you in this this ACLS Course.

Please contact Mike Riley (ACLS Course Director) rileyms@chop.edu for more information.

***This course is for CHOP staff ONLY who needs BLS that does not require additional ACLS/PALS/PEARS training***

 

If you are CHOP staff (in locations other than Philadelphia Campus) that intend on having your BLS skills verified by an Ambulatory BLS Instructor DO NOT sign up for this course.  Contact the local Ambultory BLS Instructor and have them request the BLS Heartcode for you and schedule a time with them for your skills verification

 

This course is a new method of providing BLS training to CHOP staff using the most cutting edge technology that removes the need to schedule specific times for your hands on demonstrations.  

 

There are no dates/times associated with this course as the CHOP staff member once enrolled will have access to thier online BLS Heartcode Complete module and the voice-assisted manikins that will provide real-time audio and visual feedback 24/7.  

 

 

 

 

 

**This Course is for anyone who is NOT a CHOP employee that requires BLS Certification** 

 

After purchasing the on-line Heartcode you will need to email lifesupportcenter@chop.edu to schedule a time to come in for a 30 minute hands on skills verification

HeartCode BLS uses the latest eSimulation technology to enable students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. Utilizing a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities, this course teaches BLS knowledge and skills.  This method of learning provides training consistency, adaptability to different learning styles, and flexibility for the student’s and employer’s time. Students can work at their own pace applying their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Blended training also supports the need for hands-on learning of psychomotor skills. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation.

Once the cognitive portion of the course has been completed, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor.

After successfully completing both the eLearning and hands-on session of the BLS Course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
  • Describe all of the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for adults, children and infants
  • Describe the importance of early use of an AED and demonstrate its use
  • Provide effective ventilations by using a barrier device
  • Describe the importance of team dynamics in multirescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

Steps to obtain BLS anywhere other than Philadelphia Campus

***Do Not Create a Registration For Information Purposes Only See Steps Below***

 

  1. Visit Center for Life Support Education & Outreach @ CHOP page and click on Ambulatory CPR Locations (or click on the hyperlink HERE)
  2. Email site instructor and confirm they can perform your skills sign off
  3. BLS instructor will then email lifesupportcenter@chop.edu and request a BLS heartcode for you
  4. Life Support will send you a BLS heartcode direct from the AHA (not RQIpartners)
  5. Staff will complete BLS heartcode on-line module
  6. Staff will perform skills verification with BLS Instructor
  7. BLS Instructor will submit roster to lifesupportcenter@chop.edu
  8. Life Support will issue BLS eCards

        Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The American Heart Association’s PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. 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

Course Content

  • High-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR
  • Recognition of patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest early and application CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiation between respiratory distress and failure
  • Early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiation between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiation between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Post–cardiac arrest management

Audience

The 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.

PALS @ The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

On the date of your registered class you will complete an 8 hours instructor-led classroom session. In this session you will complete a BLS/CPR skills evaluation, which will complete your BLS certification requirements. High performance CPR will be reviewed and practiced while being provided with real-time CPR feedback. You will then participate in skill stations (Airway, Vascular Access, and Defibrillator). You will then complete the PALS cases through team simulations.

CHOP Employees: We will also provide all students with a BLS for Healthcare Providers card. BLS for healthcare providers is focused on the skill of CPR for victims of all ages and will practice CPR in a team setting. You will learn how to use an AED as how to relieve choking.

Non-CHOP employees: Please click to add on BLS if you would like to add the BLS certification to your PALS course completion.

The PALS course covers extensive material in a short period of time. To ensure your success, it is imperative that you prepare for the course beforehand.

Prior to the classroom instructor led class every student must complete the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Precourse Self-Assessment

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Precourse Self-Assessment evaluates a student’s knowledge before the course to evaluate proficiency and determine the need for additional review and practice. The PALS Pre-course Work involves a student reviewing course content through online videos before entering the classroom. The video lessons cover multiple medical subjects and each lesson includes questions to engage the student.

Pre-course work:

Visit www.elearning.heart.org/courses 

  1. Find the course name (PALS Pre-course Self-Assessment and Pre-course Work).
  2. Once you find your course, select Launch Course to begin.

Note: If you haven’t already logged in, the system will ask you to do so. If you haven’t visited the site before, you’ll be prompted to set up an account.

How to Get Ready

The PALS Course is designed to teach you the lifesaving skills required to be both a team member and a Team Leader in either an in-hospital or out-of-hospital setting. Because the PALS Course covers extensive material in a short time, you will need to prepare for the course beforehand.

Pre-course Requirements:

You should prepare for class by doing the following:

  1. Review and understand the information in your PALS Provider Manual.
  2. Review, understand, and pass the mandatory pre-course self-assessment.
  3. Review, understand, and complete the mandatory pre-course work (video lessons). You must pass the pre-course self-assessment before gaining access to the video lessons. Once you have passed the PALS Pre-course Self-Assessment and completed the video lessons, print your certificate, and bring it with you to class.

 

We look forward to having you in this this PALS Course.

Please contact Mike Riley (PALS Course Director) rileyms@chop.edu for more information.

***PALS/BLS HEARTCODE is for Physicians and APP's***

PLEASE READ COMPLETELY AS THE PROCESS HAS CHANGED

The PALS heartcode will be completed by successfully completing the PALS Precourse Self-Assessment course and PALS online exam.

The PALS Precourse Self-Assessment: is an online tool that evaluates a student’s knowledge before the course to evaluate their proficiency and determine the need for additional review and practice. The student must complete the Precourse Self-Assessment and achieve a score of at least 70% before taking the PALS Course. The student must print their successful completion certificate and bring it with them to class. The PALS Precourse Work involves a student reviewing course content through online videos before entering the classroom. The video lessons cover multiple medical subjects and each lesson includes questions to engage the student. This prework allows more classroom time for hands-on skills training and leads to the student being better prepared to participate as soon as they enter the classroom.

PALS online exam: The Exam measures the mastery of cognitive knowledge gained from the PALS Course

You will not be sent an online AHA heartcode as in the past. You will be sent a BLS heartcode within 24 hours from registering for the course. 

PLEASE COMPLETE PRE-COURSE WORK

Pre-course work:

Visit elearning.heart.org/courses.

  1. Find the course name (PALS Pre-course Self-Assessment and Pre-course Work).
  2. Once you find your course, select Launch Course to begin.

Note: If you haven’t already logged in, the system will ask you to do so. If you haven’t visited the site before, you’ll be prompted to set up an account.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to

  • Perform high-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR per AHA BLS recommendations
  • Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure
  • Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Implement post–cardiac arrest management

Students who successfully complete the PALS Course online (including achieving a score of 84% or higher on the course exam) and the hands-on session will receive a PALS Provider course completion card (print or eCard), valid for two years.

***All students who register for PALS Heartcode will also recieve a BLS Heartcode they must complete***

The PALS Precourse Self-Assessment is an online tool that evaluates a student’s knowledge before the course to evaluate their proficiency and determine the need for additional review and practice. The student must complete the Precourse Self-Assessment and achieve a score of at least 70% before taking the PALS Course. The student must print their successful completion certificate and bring it with them to class. The PALS Precourse Work involves a student reviewing course content through online videos before entering the classroom. The video lessons cover multiple medical subjects and each lesson includes questions to engage the student. This prework allows more classroom time for hands-on skills training and leads to the student being better prepared to participate as soon as they enter the classroom.

This eLearning course is the self-directed online portion of PALS Precourse Self-Assessment, which is followed by a hands-on session for skills practice and testing.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to

  • Perform high-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR per AHA BLS recommendations
  • Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure
  • Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Implement post–cardiac arrest management

Upon successful completion of the course, a Pediatric Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (PALS) provider card will be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA). This certification will expire 2 years from course completion date. A BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion card will be issued and will expire 2 years from the course completion date.

Certification details:

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

We look forward to having you in this this PALS Course.

Please contact Mike Riley (PALS Course Director) rileyms@chop.edu for more information.

Welcome to the PEARS Provider/Renewal Course 

**2021**

Thank you for registering for this course! The PEARS Provider and Renewal Course is focused on the assessment, recognition, and stabilization of the pediatric patient at risk of respiratory and circulatory distress. Students will develop skills in recognizing certain pediatric distress signs and symptoms using several unique visual cues and working at simulation learning stations.

Class time: 7:30-4:00pm

Location: 1 Wood room 1030

***If you need to cancel your course within 1 week from the scheduled date please email LifeSupportCenter@chop.edu to cancel and please specify the reason for cancellation (sick, personal or pulled back into numbers to work clinically)***

Parking: Parking is available in the Beurger garage for $16. Please let security know that you are here for training and please let them know what course you are there for.

Please plan to arrive at least 15-minutes prior to the beginning of the course so you can register. It is essential that you arrive on time because you are expected to attend and participate in the entire course. Lateness is not tolerated. If you arrive over 15 minutes late, you will be asked to leave and re-register for the course.

Materials: PEARS Provider Manual, 2017 & BLS provider manual, 2016. 

The PEARS course covers extensive material in a short period of time so it is IMPERATIVE that you will need to prepare for the course beforehand.

Pre-course Requirements: You should prepare for this course as follows: - The resuscitation scenarios require that your BLS skills and knowledge be current. Review and understand all BLS 2015 guidelines. - Practice Cases: Work through the practice cases to familiarize yourself with “Evaluate, Identify and Intervene” model used in the course. - PEARS algorithms and flowcharts: Be familiar with the PEARS algorithms and flowcharts that you can apply in the clinical scenarios.

Click here to download the PEARS Study Guide, if the file does not open, try to save the file first, then open in Internet Explorer or CHROME.

Successful Completion:

Criteria for successful completion includes meeting the standards for the following assessments:

      • Adult, Infant, and Child CPR and AED
      • Bag-Mask Ventilation
      • Learning station skills

What to Wear:

Staff coming in to the hospital for any work related reason (including meetings, classes, etc.) should come in appropriate work attire for their area. If you are required to wear scrubs for your role, please wear the appropriate uniform.

Upon successful completion of the of the course, a Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) provider card will be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA). This will expire 2 years from course completion date. A BLS for Healthcare Provider card will be issues by the AHA. This will expire 2 years from the course completion date. You will receive an email from ecards@heart.org with a link inviting you to claim your e-card on line; follow the instructions.

 http://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/idc/groups/ahaecc-public/@wcm/@ecc/documents/downloadable/ucm_496888.pdf

Course Cancellation

***If you need to cancel your course within 1 week from the scheduled date please email LifeSupportCenter@chop.edu to cancel and please specify the reason for cancellation (sick, personal or pulled back into numbers to work clinically)***

 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

We look forward to welcoming you to this PEARS course.

Please email if you have any questions.

Please contact John Erbayri at ERBAYRIJ@chop.edu for more information.

 

**For staff members in Ambulatory only**

Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) helps healthcare providers develop the knowledge and skills needed for emergency evaluation and treatment of seriously ill infants and children. PEARS teaches providers how to recognize respiratory distress, shock and cardiac arrest, and provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. The goal of PEARS is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Price of eCards for Community BLS and Heartsaver Roster Submitted.  

BLS CARDS $10.00

HEARTSAVER CARDS $20.00

Please select this item to pay for AHA cards.

We have offered this item in order to facilitate the option to our instructors to pay for AHA cards when teaching an Community class. 

PLEASE NOTE: AHA eCard and traditional AHA card distribution will be delayed until payment for AHA cards/eCards has been received. Once payment has been received we will ensure that your AHA cards/eCards are distributed in accordance with AHA policies and procedures. We strive to provide ALL AHA cards/eCards in a minumum of time.

When paying for cards, please enter YOUR information (the Lead Instructor) in the "Student Information" field as well as the "Comments or Special Requests" field.

A HeartCode skills session is the hands-on portion of an AHA eLearning course and includes Parts 2 and 3—skills practice and testing. It is conducted in-person after a student completes Part 1 online. Please complete the online learning portion, select this class, complete registration and pay for the appropriate level of skills evaluation for which you wish to be evaluated.

If you have already purchased Part 1 of an on-line AHA course in ACLS, BLS or PALS please email John Erbayri @ erbayrij@email.chop.edu or call 267-426-1847 to confirm a time for the skills verification portion (Part 2 &3).  After confirming an appoitment with John Erbayri then make payment on this website.  

BLS - $75.00

ACLS - $150.00

PALS - $150.00

NRP  - $100

Prior to arriving to the class, please print out your HeartCode Part 1 completion certificate and bring it with you. Follow the directions below to print out your certificate:

Log in to your OnlineAHA account

  1. Click My Courses
  2. Select Print Certificate under your Completed Courses

Select this course and complete registration to purchase your PALS PALS Algorithm Pocket Card or eCard processing.

***CHOP STAFF PLEASE USE YOUR CHOP EMAIL ADDRESS AND APPRIOPRIATE PROMO CODE WHEN REGISTERING***

If your job role at CHOP requires you to have the certification you are registering for, please use the following promo codes below.   If  your job role does not require the course or you are not an employee do not enter a promo code and pay with credit card.

Nursing and Clinical Care Services

CHOP1

All Other Departments 

CHOP2

If you need to cancel or reschedule a course please email LifeSupportCenter@chop.edu with your name, the date of the course and the date you would like to attend if rescheduling