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ACLS is an advanced, 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.

ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

This course is an initial training occurring over two days. 

Prior to the course, please complete the AHA mandated pre-course self assessment, and BRING THE RESULTS to the course. 

ACLS for Experienced Providers goes beyond the core ACLS training by offering critical thinking opportunities for those advanced, experienced, healthcare professionals who use ACLS on a regular basis. The goal of ACLS EP is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (e.g., metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through cooperative learning and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of prearrest, arrest and postarrest patients.

This course is for seasoned healthcare providers who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, and understanding ACLS pharmacology, those who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of prearrest, arrest or postarrest patients.

ACLS is an advanced, 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.

ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

 

Prior to the course, please complete the AHA mandated pre-course self assessment, and BRING THE RESULTS to the course. 

This course provides the hands-on skills session after completion of the Heartcode ACLS course online with the American Heart Association (AHA). This session follows the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. The on-line portion can be completed in approximately 1 to 2 hours; time to complete a skills practice and testing session varies. Please visit http://www.onlineaha.org/ in order to complete the online portion of the class with the AHA directly prior to attending the skills session.

• Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

• Critical concepts of high-quality CPR

• The American Heart Association Chain of Survival

• 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant

• 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant

• Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques

• Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant

• Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant

• Relief of choking for adult, child and infant

• CPR with an advanced airway*

* This is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

Initial Provider Course requires approximately 4 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing.

Renewal Course requires approximately 3.5 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.

*course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins

This course provides the hands-on skills session after completion of the Heartcode BLS course online with the American Heart Association (AHA). This session follows the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. The on-line portion can be completed in approximately 1 to 2 hours; time to complete a skills practice and testing session varies. Please visit http://www.onlineaha.org/ in order to complete the online portion of the class with the AHA directly prior to attending the skills session.

This course is how past students of a Cataldo course can request and pay for a duplicate ACLS or BLS (CPR) eCard.

We will need all the following information about the class to be typed into the comments below (date of completion, course type, location of course).

If you are unsure about any of these, please email trainingcenter@cataldoambulance.com for assistance to ensure your card would still be valid before requesting a duplicate. 

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The Cataldo Ambulance EMT program offers comprehensive outcomes based curricula designed to prepare graduates who are competent and compassionate critical thinkers committed to lifelong learning. The EMS Programs utilize a combination of competency-based didactic (classroom) portion and performance based laboratory portion that will prepare the student to take either state or national certification examinations.

 The program uses up-to-date textbooks and state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to promote optimal learning experiences and to assure graduates are well versed in current EMS practice. 

 The Program seeks to instill in graduates a respect for and value of individuals of all cultural, ethnic, religious, socioeconomic backgrounds and age groups.

 The Program is committed to graduating students who are competent entry level health care providers.  It is expected that graduates will demonstrate empathy and caring in patient treatment as they utilize critical thinking and problem-solving abilities in the application of their skills. 

 The Program strives to instill in graduates a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development. It is expected that graduates of the EMS Program will continue to enhance their skills through continuing education. 

The faculty of the program are all experienced EMS professionals and each faculty member is committed to ongoing development and improvement of all aspects of the program. This continuing development is vital in assuring that each program’s academic curricula are of the highest quality and reflective of current practice.

 The EMT initial training program will run in May and is Monday and Wednesday night . The Student is expected to attend all classes and complete all work as assigned by the Instructor / Coordinator. The course is divided into 6 modules consisting of ten didactic areas:

  1. Introductory Material
  2. Pharmacology
  3. Patient Assessment
  4. Airway Management
  5. Shock And Resuscitation
  6. Medical Emergencies
  7. Traumatic Emergencies
  8. Special Patient Populations
  9. EMS Operations
  10. Advanced Life Support Techniques

This course meets one fourth of the National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR) to renew a paramedic Certification. Please check the notes to ensure you have signed up for the complete NCCR version/content you need - in Massachusetts both 2012 and 2016 content will be accepted for renewal in 2018, then going forward only the 2016 NCCR content can be used to meet the National Category. 

Below are the sections from the 2016 NCCR guidelines covered in this day:

Ventilation
Capnography
Adult Cardiac Arrest
Oxygenation
Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

This course meets one fourth of the National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR) to renew Paramedic Certification. Please check the notes to ensure you have signed up for the complete NCCR version/content you need - in Massachusetts both 2012 and 2016 content will be accepted for renewal in 2018, then going forward only the 2016 NCCR content can be used to meet the National Category.

Below are the sections from the 2016 NCCR guidelines covered during this day:

Endocrine/ Diabetes
Evidence Based Guidelines
Field Triage
Immunological Emergencies-Allergy 
Psychiatric and Behavioral Emergencies
Special Health Care Needs
Toxicological/Opiods
Hemorrhage Control
TraumaTriage

This course meets one fourth of the National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR) to renew Paramedic Certification. Please check the notes to ensure you have signed up for the NCCR version/content you need - in Massachusetts both 2012 and 2016 content will be accepted for renewal in 2018, then going forward only the 2016 NCCR content can be used to meet the National Category.

Below are the sections from the 2016 NCCR guidelines covered in this day:

Central Nervous System Injury
Congestive Heart Failure
Fluid Resuscitation
Medication Delivery
Infectious Diseases
Neuro/Seizures
OB Emergencies
Post-Resuscitation Care
Stroke
Ventricular Assist Device



This course meets one fourth of the National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR) to renew Paramedic Certification. Please check the notes to ensure you have signed up for the NCCR version/content you need - in Massachusetts both 2012 and 2016 content will be accepted for renewal in 2018, then going forward only the 2016 NCCR content can be used to meet the National Category. 

Below are the sections from the 2016 NCCR guidelines covered in this day:

At Risk Populations
Culture of Safety
Hygenie/Vaccinations
Pain Mangement
Pediatric Transport
Ambulance Safety
Crew Resource Mangement
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Research

This course meets one third of the National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR) to renew an EMT certification. Please check the notes to ensure you have signed up for the complete NCCR version/content you need - in Massachusetts both 2012 and 2016 content will be accepted for renewal in 2018, then going forward only the 2016 NCCR content can be used to meet the National Category. 

Below are the sections from the 2016 NCCR guidelines covered in this day:

Stroke
OB Emergencies
Infectious Disease
Pain Management
Psychiatric and Behavioral
Toxicological and Opioids
Neurological/Seizures
Endocrine/Diabetic
Immunological
Pediatric Transport
Crew Resource Management

This course meets one third of the National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR) to renew an EMT certification. Please check the notes to ensure you have signed up for the complete NCCR version/content you need - in Massachusetts both 2012 and 2016 content will be accepted for renewal in 2018, then going forward only the 2016 NCCR content can be used to meet the National Category. 

Below are the sections from the 2016 NCCR guidelines covered in this day:

Ventilation
Oxygenation
Post-ROSC care
Cardiac Arrest
Pediatric Arrest

This course meets one third of the National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR) to renew an EMT certification. Please check the notes to ensure you have signed up for the complete NCCR version/content you need - in Massachusetts both 2012 and 2016 content will be accepted for renewal in 2018, then going forward only the 2016 NCCR content can be used to meet the National Category. 

Below are the sections from the 2016 NCCR guidelines covered in this day:

VAD
Trauma Triage
CNS Injury
Hemorrhage Control
Special Healthcare Needs
At-Risk Populations
Ambulance Safety
Field Triage-Disaster
EMS Provider Hygiene, Safety, and Vaccinations
EMS Culture of Safety
EMS Research
Evidence-based guidelines

This course provides the hands-on skills session after completion of the Heartcode PALS course online with the American Heart Association (AHA). This session follows the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. The on-line portion can be completed in approximately 1 to 2 hours; time to complete a skills practice and testing session varies. Please visit http://www.onlineaha.org/ in order to complete the online portion of the class with the AHA directly prior to attending the skills session.

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.


Course Content:

• 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
• 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
• Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
• Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Management of respiratory emergencies
• Resuscitation team concept
• Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
• Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
• Vascular access

 

Prior to the course, please complete the AHA mandated pre-course self assessment, and BRING THE RESULTS to the course. 

PALS Refresher couse with classroom lectures and hand-on, practical sceanrios.

Course Content:

• 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
• 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
• Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
• Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Management of respiratory emergencies
• Resuscitation team concept
• Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
• Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
• Vascular access

Prior to the course, please complete the AHA mandated pre-course self assessment, and BRING THE RESULTS to the course. 

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. This class is geared towards Basic Life Support level providers. 

PHTLS Provider Course – The Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support course is designed to provide healthcare providers with a pre-hospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the need to treat the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This scenario-based course focuses on trauma patients in the prehospital environment, understanding the importance of a rapid assessment, rapid extrication, treatment of multi-system trauma patients. Upon completion of this course students will be able to recognize, identify and treat multi-system trauma patients, relate pathophysiology of injuries, and have a more comprehensive understanding of pre-hospital trauma interventions.

Topics covered include - kinematics of trauma, identification of the mechanism of injury, patient assessment, airway management, shock, specific traumatic injuries (including head, spinal, thoracic, abdominal, musculoskeletal, burns, blunt and penetrating trauma) pediatric trauma, geriatric trauma, environmental trauma (including heat/cold emergencies, drownings, lightning, diving injuries and altitude emergencies) pediatric assessment, rapid extrication, traumatic brain injuries, spinal immobilization (adult and pediatric), and special considerations such as disaster management and weapons of mass destruction.

Rescue Task Force (RTF): is a set of teams deployed to provide point of wound care to victims where there is an on-going ballistic or explosive threat. These teams treat, stabilize, and remove the injured while wearing Ballistic Protective Equipment (BPE) in a rapid manner under the protection of the Police Department (Local, State or Federal Officers).

 

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