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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.

ACLS Update Course
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 5.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0127

This course combines online lessons with hands-on skills session from 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.

• 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 combines online lessons with hands-on skills session and includes the following:

 Key changes in basic life support, reflecting 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*

The on-line portion can be completed in approximately 1 to 2 hours; time to complete a skills practice and testing session varies.

Thank you for your interest in the Firefighter CPR Training.  We are very excited to provide you this initial training. This technique focuses on rapidly stabilizing the firefighter on their back to enable chest compressions while other rescuers focus on removing the gear. During our training we will review the assessment of an unresponsive patient, recognition of Cardiac Arrest and demonstrate how to effectively perform high quality CPR and swift defibrillation on a Fallen Fighter while in cardiac arrest in full turnout gear, including SCBA

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 January 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
  11. https://www.enrollware.com/sitefiles/cataldoambulance/Jan%202018%20EMT.docx

Cataldo Ambulance is proud to sponsor Mortality and Morbidity Rounds at the Training Center in Malden.  Each topic is hand selected by a Beth Israel Medical Center ER Resident as a recent and intriguing case brought in by EMS and warranting further discussion and research.  Please join us!  (Rounds are approved for all EMS levels.)

This course meets one fourth of the National Continued Competency Requirements (NCCR) to renew Paramedic Certification.  Below are the sections from the 2016 NCCR guidelines covered in 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.  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.  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 module covers one third of the National Standard Curriculum for BLS.  Topics covered under this day are:

At Risk Populations

Cardiac Arrest (VADs)

Central Nervous System Injury

Post-Resuscitation Care

Role of Research

Cardiac Rate Disturbance, Pediatric

Chest Pain from Cardiovascular Cause

OB Emergencies

Special Healthcare Needs

There is no cost for current Cataldo / Atlantic employees.

This course combines online lessons with hands-on skills session from 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.

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

CATALDO/ATLANTIC Employees ONLY:

 

This is a day where, when you sign up you will need to email or call the office to schedule a 1-hour block where we will have staff here to be on hand to help answer any question you may have when trying to enter classes for your recertification. 

 

Cataldo/Atlantic Employees - Do not forget to use the promo code when signing up for classes!!