Class Schedule

 

***CLASSES WILL RESUME FOR CHOP STAFF ONLY STARTING MAY 4TH, 2020. STAFF CAN ONLY REGISTER FOR COURSES WITH COVID-19 MODIFICATIONS IN THE TITLE***

 

***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 lifesupportcenter@email.chop.edu with your name, the date of the course and the date you would like to attend if rescheduling

 

This course is a modified version of ACLS due to COVID-19.  All staff who need to take ACLS Provider or Renewal will register for this 2 hour skill session.  Prior to the 1 hour skill session students must complete the on-line module that is in myCareer.  Please self enroll for ACLS with COVID-19 Modifications.  

Once completed please print or take a picture with your cell phone of the certiifcate at the end of the course. 

 

***MUST SELECT IF YOU NEED ACLS/BLS/PALS Heartcode in the add on section***

 

This course is for staff who normally takes heartcode ACLS/BLS/PALS courses (APP/Physcians ACLS/BLS/PALS and BLS heartcode is available to all staff).

We will be verifying your CPR skills during these 15 minute sessions due to COVID-19 modifications and it will be 1:1 student to instructor ratio.  We are scheduling time slots every 15 minutes so please be prompt. Report to CTRB 10040 (10th Floor) and advise educators you are scheudled for a heartcode.  

Print or take a picutre of your heartcode certificate.  Only 1 15 minute skill session needs to be signed up per person even if you completed multiple heartcodes (i.e. BLS and PALS Heartcode).  

When registering please select which heartcode you will be completing.  Even if you already recieved a heartcode from a previous course that was cancelled or you rescheduled.  This will alert the educator staff what eCard to send out after completion.  Also, this alerts our admin team if you have never recieved a heartcode to send one to you.  

 

This course is a modified version of PALS due to COVID-19.  All staff who need to take PALS Provider or Renewal will register for this 2 hour skill session.  Prior to the 2 hour skill session students must complete the on-line module that is in myCareer.  Please self enroll for PALS with COVID-19 Modifications.  You will also recieve BLS recertification with this course.

***FIRST TIME PALS STUDENTS MUST SELF-ENROLL AND COMPLETE THE ON-LINE MODULE IN MYCAREER (PALS WITH COVID-19 MODIFICATIONS) AND A PALS HEARTCODE FROM THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION.  IF YOU DON'T RECIEVE THE PALS HEARTCODE FROM THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION WITHIN 24 HOURS OF REGISTERING PLEASE EMAIL LIFESUPPORTCENTER@EMAIL.CHOP.EDU AND REQUST THE PALS HEARTCODE***

Once completed please print or take a picture with your cell phone of the certiifcates at the end of the course. 

 

This course is a modified version of PEARS due to COVID-19.  All staff who need to take PEARS Provider/Renewal will register for this 2 hour skill session.  Prior to the 2 hour skill session students must complete the on-line module that is in myCareer.  Please self enroll for PEARS with COVID-19 Modifications.  You will also recieve BLS recertification with this course.

Once completed please print or take a picture with your cell phone of the certiifcate at the end of the course. 

 

***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.

 

****WHEN REGISTERING USE PROMO CODE CHOP1 IF YOU WORK IN NURSING CLINICAL CARE SERVICES, ALL OTHER DEPARTMENTS USE CHOP2.  IF YOU DON'T ENTER A PROMO CODE YOU WILL BE PROMPTED TO ENTER CREDIT CARD INFORMATION TO REGISTER****

 

***Select this course to recieve your NRP on-line module and access to the Healthstream platform to complete the 7th edition NRP part 1 and then be able to schedule your hands-on skill session in the NEST to complete part 2 of NRP***

The 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.  NRP utilizes a blended learning approach, which includes online testing, online case-based simulations, and hands-on case-based simulation/debriefing that focus on critical leadership, communication, and team-work skills.

The Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 7th Edition has 11 lessons:

  • Foundations of Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Preparation for Resuscitation
  • Initial Steps of Newborn Care
  • Positive‐pressure Ventilation
  • Alternative Airways: Endotracheal Tubes and Laryngeal Masks
  • Chest Compressions
  • Medications
  • Post‐resuscitation Care
  • Resuscitation and Stabilization of Babies Born Preterm
  • Special Considerations
  • Ethics and Care at the End of Life 

The NRP®, 7th Edition course at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia consists of multiple steps:

  • CHOP facilitates the distribution of online access for completion of the online NRP curriculum
  • Completion by the student of the online curriculum
  • Scheduling of a skills examination with a CHOP NRP Instructor through the Healthstream platform
  • Presentation of online course completion Examination Verification to Instructor
  • Submission of Course Completion status of student by CHOP NRP Instructor
  • Learners will complete a post-course evaluation ONLINE
  • Learners will receive an e-card that can be emailed to a third party
  • E-card will be stored within each instructor and provider’s database record

 

 

Course Description

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support Blended course is an advanced, combination of e-learning and a one day instructor-led classroom session 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.

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.

  • Web-based, self-paced eSimulation instructional program for PALS cognitive training
  • Students apply knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development
  • Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning
  • Access to the PALS Provider Manual, the 2015 Handbook of ECC, and 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC 
  • Access to all information in course for two years following activation of course
  • 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
  • PALS core case scenario simulations

(CHOP Employees)

  • 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.

***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 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 and how to relieve choking

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.

 

Study Guide: Please use Internet Explorer
 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.

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

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.

Use this option for instructors to purchase online access heartcodes to provide community courses.  Instructors will still need to submit a roster, however the price of the cards is included.  

In the notes section please include the students first name, last name and email address to so we can send the code.  Also indicate if the need a Heartsaver heartcode or BLS Heartcode.

Any questions email emergencycare@email.chop.edu

***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 LifeSupportCenter@email.chop.edu with your name, the date of the course and the date you would like to attend if rescheduling