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. Transfer of funds are no longer required as of July 1st, 2019.  If you your job role does not require the course or you are a Non-CHOP staff member 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 emergencycare@email.chop.edu with your name, the date of the course and the date you would like to attend if rescheduling

 

***Only for APP's and Physicians, all other please register for a ACLS Provider or Renewal Course***

HeartCode® ACLS is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. To enter the course, students must complete a precourse self-assessment. Students will then be presented with a team dynamics lesson and 10 In-hospital patient cases, including a BLS case and 2 megacode cases. The cases may be repeated as many times as necessary to pass. Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students will take a multiple choice exam and must pass with a minimum score of 84%. There are a variety of additional videos as well as the ACLS Provider Manual and the 2015 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care to enhance learning and facilitate successful completion of the patient cases.

AHA ACLS Provider

AHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

 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 Content

  • 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

 Classroom-based Course - Completion Time (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout) 

  • Initial Provider Course requires approximately 12 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.
  • Renewal Course requires approximately 8 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.

            

 

AHA ACLS Renewal Course

AHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS). 

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 Content

  • 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

 Classroom-based Course - Completion Time (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout) 

  • Initial Provider Course requires approximately 12 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.
  • Renewal Course requires approximately 8 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.

**This Course is for any Healthcare Provider that has patient contact (MD, RN, FLOC, RT, SNA, MA, PT, OT, Tech, Speech, etc.)**

 

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

**This Course is for Healthcare Providers (RN, MD, RT, FLOC) in the Ambulatory setting only**

***THIS COURSE IS FOR RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS, REGISTERED NURSES, APP'S, PROVIDERS (FLOC) or any other healthcare provider who would use a Bag Valve Mask/Mapelson Bag to provide ventilations during a CPR event***  Please sign up for BLS Heartsaver if this does not apply***

 

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

***THIS COURSE IS FOR ANY DIRECT CLINICAL CARE PROVIDER: RT, RN, APP'S, SNA, LPN, MD, DO, PA, MA/CSA, PT, OT, Rad Tech, Psych Tech, Speech, or any other healthcare provider who has direct patient care.

Please sign up for BLS Heartsaver if this does not apply***

BLS for Healthcare Provider/Renewal (CPR)
 
The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.

In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.
 
Features
• Updated science and education from the new 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC 
• Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency 
• Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity 
• Video-based course with real world scenarios
 
Course Content
  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants


***This course is for non-direct patient care staff (research, IT, environmental, security, facilities, etc.). If you are a direct patient care provider, please sign up for the BLS for Healthcare Provider/Renewal course***

 

Basic Life Support Heart Saver is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult, child, and infant CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult, child, and infant. This course teaches skills with AHA's research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students' learning of skills.

 

Select this item if you are not a CHOP employee and want to particpate in BLS training when you attend an ACLS or PALS course.

PALS Provider Blended Learning Course

Course Description: This course is a combination of eLearning, in which you the student completes part of the course through watching the information videos and completing e-simulations. You will also need to successfully complete the written exam with an 84%. The second part of the course is completed on the date registered for the hands on skills and team case review simulation portion.

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. You will be tested on Adult, Infant and Child CPR/AED, Bag-mask ventilation. You will also need to successfully complete the open-book written BLS exam with a minimum score of 84%.

Location: Colket Translational Research Building (CTRB), 10th Floor, Room 10040

The course consists of two parts:

Part 1: A self-directed computer module online Heartcode

  • You will be sent an online heartcode key, which will give you access to the online learning module. The email will be from https://elearning.heart.org/
  • You will be compensated 4 hours for completing the online learning module. The online module can be completed at your own pace and can be on your own schedule.
    • You will be paid for the 4 hours, please communicate with your supervisor if these 4 hours will be included in your status or will be over status.  For example if you are an employee scheduled 36 hours a week, will you work 36 clinical hours and be paid 4 hours for non-clinical module time or if you normally work 36 hours a week clinically, you will work 32 hours clinically and have 4 hours of non-clinical time for the module.
    •  

The online component must be completed proper to your scheduled in class skill session.

Part 2: An in class skill stations practice portion, which you will rotate through multiple skills stations.

  • Airway management and ventilation
  • Vascular access (Push pull, Epi administration, IO access)
  • Rhythm Disturbances, Electrical Therapy and Code Cart Review

***Only for APP's and Physicians, all others please register for a PALS Provider or Renewal Course***

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

HeartCode PALS is a comprehensive program that 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.  Using eSimulation technology, students can assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students also apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning.

This eLearning course is the self-directed online portion of HeartCode PALS blended learning, 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

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.

PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of 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.

The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include 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.

Features

  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills’
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency

 Course Content

  • 1- and 2-rescuer infant, child, and adult CPR and use of the AED 
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • 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
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Rhythm disturbances, electrical therapy,vascular access
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
     

We will also provide all (CHOP employee) 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

 

PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support Renewal

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of 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.

The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include 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.

Features

  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills’
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency

 Course Content

  • 1- and 2-rescuer infant, child, and adult CPR and the use of the AED
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • 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
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Rhythm disturbances, electrical therapy, vascualr access
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment

We will also provide all (CHOP employee) 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

Paramedic Refresher

  • Meets requirements for both Pennsylvania and NREMT recertification
  • On-Site education with Physician and EMS Provider lecturers and high-fidelity simulation activities (3 days, 8 hours & 20 minutes each day)
    • BLS, ACLS and PALS recertification will be included
  • On-Line education of 35 hours through our online program (completed prior to on-site education)
  • Pennsylvania State Nursing Association credits available for PHRN’s

***Free Parking is included***

Included in this Refresher Course

     

 

The PEARS Instructor Course is focused on preparing the learner to be an instructor for a PEARS course. The PEARS course teaches assessment, recognition, and stabilization of the pediatric patient at risk of respiratory and circulatory distress. You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to teach a PEARS class. During this class, we will also incorporate the training and skills needed to become a BLS instructor. Once an instructor, you must teach 4 classes in 2 years. 

This course requires manager approval

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.

 


 http://www.enrollware.com/sitefiles/chop/PEARS Study Guide.pptx

**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.

AHA eCard Replacements and AHA eCard Assistance

Electronic Certification Card (eCard) Replacement/Assistance - If your eCard was claimed, then we can provide, via email, a PDF or JPG of your card for a $10 fee. If your card was not claimed and 90 days have passed since your certification class, then a $20 fee will be charged for any assistance necessary in order to locate your card. You must provide the date that you took your course/class in the comment special request section.

When students take ANY certification or class, it is SOLELY the resposibility of the learner to be attentive when eCard instructions are given. It is also the responsibility of the learner to enter ACCURATE email address when supplying information to CHOP’s Emergency Care Program. CHOP’s Emergency Care Program cannot be responsible for errant information passed on by the student. If you don't receive your eCard within 2 weeks after completing a course, please contact emergencycare@email.chop.edu.  These fees can ONLY be waived by decision of the Emergency Care Program Manager.

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 - $50.00

ACLS - 100.00

PALS - 100.00

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

Complete registration to purchase a ACLS Algorithm Pocket Card.

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

***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. Transfer of funds are no longer required as of July 1st, 2019.  If you your job role does not require the course or you are a Non-CHOP staff member 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 emergencycare@email.chop.edu with your name, the date of the course and the date you would like to attend if rescheduling