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University Hospital Community Training Center - Newark NJ 

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers course covers core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction and automated external defibrillation. This course is for healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists, and lifeguards who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a Healthcare Provider CPR course.

-TWO YEAR CERTIFICATION

Course Length: Approximately 4.15 Hours 

Course Fee: $85.00

The Heartsaver® CPR AED course is intended for all individuals who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements, including; security guards, airline personnel, personal trainers and teachers.

It is also appropriate for lay rescuers who may have a need to respond to an emergency in the workplace, and family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death.

-TWO YEAR CERTIFICATION

Course Length: Approx 3.5 hours 



Note: The Heartsaver CPR / AED Course is not recommended for people in or entering the medical profession. 
Please see BLS for Healthcare Provider. 

The Heartsaver® CPR First course is intended for all individuals who have a duty to respond to a medical emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements, including; security guards, airline personnel, personal trainers and teachers.

It is also appropriate for lay rescuers who may have a need to respond to an emergency in the workplace, and family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death.

-TWO YEAR CERTIFICATION

Course Length: Approx 3.0 hours 



Note: The Heartsaver CPR / AED Course is not recommended for people in or entering the medical profession. 
Please see BLS for Healthcare Provider. 

ACLS
Advanced Cardiac Life Support

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. Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test, students receive an ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.

The ACLS Course includes;

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • 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 acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics



Course Format: 16 Hours (Over Two Days) Students MUST attend both days



 

The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills; emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology. Students may only register for the renewal course with a valid and up to date AHA ACLS card.


The ACLS Renewal course covers:

The ACLS Renewal course is a shorten version of the ACLS Initial course. You may register for the renewal course only if your card is still valid.  In order to prove the card is valid, you must show up to the class with the original AHA ACLS card that is not expired.  We will only honor the expiration date on the card until the end of the month it is set to expire on.

 

PALS
Pediatric Advanced Life Support



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. Students who successfully complete all components of the PALS Course, will receive a PALS Provider course completion card, valid for two years:

The PALS Course includes;

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



Course Format: 16 hours (Over Two Days) Students MUST attend both days

 

 

American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Initial Course. Upon completion of this PALS class the health care provider will be able to understand how to recognize and prevent the common causes of pediatric injuries and emergencies that require resuscitation. You’ll understand how to recognize respiratory failure, shock, and cardiac arrest. You will also learn when to initiate advanced resuscitation with airway and ventilation control, vascular access, fluid and medication therapy, and how to identify and treat rhythm disturbances. Students may only register for the renewal course with a valid and up to date AHA PALS card.


The PALS Renewal course covers:

  • 1 and 2 rescuer child/infant CPR and AED use
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Vascular access
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Cardiac, respiratory, and shock case discussions and stimulations
  • Systematic approach to pediatric assessment

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program is based on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care of the Neonate. The NRP course format requires learners to study the material from the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th Edition, and successfully complete an online examination prior to attending the classroom portion of the course. Within 30 days of completion of the online examination, learners attend an interactive course in which learners demonstrate mastery of resuscitation skills in supervised Integrated Skills Stations and in resuscitation scenarios which use simulation and debriefing as an integral element of the learning experience. This program is intended for physicians, nurses, midwives, respiratory therapists, and paramedics involved in critical care or transport of neonates.  You must have a valid HCP CPR card at time of class.

American Heart Association - PALS Skills Testing 

Students who complete an accredited, AHA online course from the www.onlineaha.org website require skills testing in order to complete the certification.  Skills testing for PALS takes 60-90 minutes per student to complete.  Students must have completed the online portion of the course must complete skills testing within 45 days, NO EXCEPTIONS.  You must have completed the online course PRIOR to scheduling the skills testing date and bring your online certificate (provided to you upon successful completion of your online course).  Times are from 1200-1400hrs, attendess are scheduled daily on a first come, first served basis (first arriving students participate, in order of attendance). American Heart Association - BLS for Healthcare Providers Course is a MANDATORY pre-requisite to this program.

Cancellation MUST be made within 24 hours of the scheduled date, failure to cancel your skills testing in the allotted time will result in a fee of $35.00/student. Failure to pay the no show fee will result in the students inability to register for additional courses with the UHCTC, and will hold all Life Support Certification Cards.  An email will be sent to you post registration with details of the course.

Please contact the Community Training Center at uhctc@uhnj.org or 973-972-4373 for information pertaining to this course. 

The American Heart Association CPR Instructor Course is a two day course. Day one will be completed at home using the AHA BLS Essentials on-line course provided to you upon payment of the course. This program covers information on teaching and will take at least 5 hours  to complete. Once complete you will print out a completion certificate. This certificate must be brought to classroom with you on the date of the class. Participants must posess a VALID/UNEXPIRED American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Provider Card and provide a copy of certification upon payment for the course.  Non AHA cards are not acceptable and cannot be accepted for this or any other AHA program.

 

Day two will be held at the University Hospital, Newark, NJ . Day two will cover information such as course organization, policies of both the AHA and University Hospital, administration of a course, advertising, equipment cleaning, changes in CPR and why they occur, skills testing, a written test and more.

At the completion of the the AHA Instructor course, students will still have to monitor courses at the UH Training Center, teach courses that will be monitored by our Training Center Faculty, and complete additional practical and written testing as set forth by the AHA and UH CTC. 

The UH CTC reserves the right to refuse any/all Instructor candidates that do not meet the minimum qualifications.  Reimbursement will NOT be provided for those students that fail testing or otherwise do not complete the training. 



Course Fee: $275.00 for non affiliated parties 

Course Fee for UH Employees: $185.00

Course Fee for RBHS Employees (Newark Campus only) $225.00

The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills; emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology. Students may only register for the renewal course with a valid and up to date AHA ACLS card.


The ACLS Renewal course covers:

The ACLS Renewal course is a shorten version of the ACLS Initial course. You may register for the renewal course only if your card is still valid.  In order to prove the card is valid, you must show up to the class with the original AHA ACLS card that is not expired.  We will only honor the expiration date on the card until the end of the month it is set to expire on.

American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Re Certification Course. Upon completion of this PALS class the health care provider will be able to understand how to recognize and prevent the common causes of pediatric injuries and emergencies that require resuscitation. You’ll understand how to recognize respiratory failure, shock, and cardiac arrest. You will also learn when to initiate advanced resuscitation with airway and ventilation control, vascular access, fluid and medication therapy, and how to identify and treat rhythm disturbances. Students may only register for the renewal course with a valid and up to date AHA PALS card.


The PALS Renewal course covers:

  • 1 and 2 rescuer child/infant CPR and AED use
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Vascular access
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Cardiac, respiratory, and shock case discussions and stimulations
  • Systematic approach to pediatric assessment

Rutgers Residents and UH employees are NOT eligible for this program

The PALS recertificaiton course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills; emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. PALS covers airway management and related pharmacology. Students may only register for the renewal course with a valid and up to date AHA PALS card.


The ACLS Renewal course covers:

The PALS Renewal course is a shorten version of the PALS Initial course. You may register for the renewal course only if your card is still valid.  In order to prove the card is valid, you must show up to the class with the original AHA ACLS card that is not expired.  We will only honor the expiration date on the card until the end of the month it is set to expire on.

The Gift of Life: Organ and Tissue Donation

Learn more about the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation.

  • More than 120,000 people nationwide area waiting for a life-saving organ transplant
  • Every day 21 people die waiting
  • University Hospital is one of 6 Transplant Center in New Jersey.

This educational activity, provided by the NJ Sharing Network,   will enhance the hospital staff members’ role in Organ and Tissue Donation and understands organ and tissue donation saves lives.

Contact hour (1) awarded to all RN in full attendance. Contact hour is mandated by Federal and state agencies for Licensure renewal. 

The program is intended for RN, but everyone is welcome

Objectives:

  1. Understand the process of Donation
  2. Be familiar with Process of Organ Donation After Cardiac Death (DCD)
  3. Knowledge of Brain Death Process
  4. Identify the role of hospital staff in donation

Outline:

  1. Death Referrals –Potential Organ Donors
  2. Initial Phone Evaluation
  3. Who is NJ Sharing Network
  4. Regulatory Agencies
  5. Hospital Staff’s Role

The Gift of Life:  Organ and Tissue Donation

Dates:  March 11, June 7, & October 11, 2016

Time: 8:00am – 9:00am

Location: H 342/349 Classroom

Speaker:  Oscar Colon, RN, CPTC

To register: http://uhnj.enrollware.com/schedule

For questions: Call Alicia Santiago 973-972-1116 and/or Juanita Ormilon 973-972-1571

 

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the  New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission On Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance and completed program evaluation will

Earn 1.0 (One) contact hours

Approval status does not imply endorsement by NJ Sharing Network, NJSNA or by ANCC of any commercial products discussed/displayed in conjunction with the educational activity.

Planners/Faculty/Presenters/Authors/Content Reviewers disclose no conflict of interest relative to this educational activity.  No commercial interest has provided financial or in-kind support for this educational activity. 

UH 2016 Mandatory Education and Skills Day. This is a requirement for Patient Care Services ancillary members at University Hospital (these session are not available to non-UH employees); Nursing Aids, PC Tech, Behavioral Health Aides, Unit Clerks, Telemetry Techs, and OB Techs.  Staff members will demonstrate the following skills: 

  • Patient Restraints
  • Safe Patient Handling 
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Each Session will run over the course of one (1) hour and is MANDATORY for all Patient Care Services. 

The course location and information will be emailed post registration to the email address you provided during your registration. Each session is limited to ten (10) participants, no exceptions. Employees must provide proof of completed modules to the skills testing, by bringing the printed transcript from the online training (moodle). 

Completion of this training is MANDATORY.  Failure to complete your scheduled appointment can result in your inability to work.

For  questions or concerns related to this program,  please contact: 

Juanita Ormilon for Medical Surgical Units. Ext. 2-1571

 Alicia Santiago for Medical Surgical units- ext.  2-1116

Maya Joseph For Critical Care Units –ext. 2-5433

Kathy Hendricks for Family Health Unit –ext. 2-6177

Carolyn Windsor for G Psychiatric unit- ext. 2-3415

Annette D’Angelo for PACU, MSP, Same Day Surgery (DOC and UH) -ext.2-0176

UH 2016 Mandatory Education and Skills Day. This is a requirement for Patient Care Services/Registered Nurses at University Hospital (these session are not available to non-UH employees); Staff members will demonstrate the following skills: 

  • Patient Restraints
  • Safe Patient Handling 
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Blood Product Administration 
  • Central Line Catheter Dressing Change

Each Session will run over the course of one (1) hour and is MANDATORY for all Patient Care Services. 

 

The course location and information will be emailed post registration to the email address you provided during your registration. Each session is limited to ten (10) participants, no exceptions. Employees must provide proof of completed modules to the skills testing, by bringing the printed transcript from the online training (moodle). 

Completion of this training is MANDATORY.  Failure to complete your scheduled appointment can result in your inability to work.

For  questions or concerns related to this program,  please contact: 

Juanita Ormilon for Medical Surgical Units. Ext. 2-1571

 Alicia Santiago for Medical Surgical units- ext.  2-1116

Maya Joseph For Critical Care Units –ext. 2-5433

Kathy Hendricks for Family Health Unit –ext. 2-6177

Carolyn Windsor for G Psychiatric unit- ext. 2-3415

Annette D’Angelo for PACU, MSP, Same Day Surgery (DOC and UH) -ext.2-0176

Course Description:

       University Hospital is proud to announce our 31st Cardiopulmonary Continuous Education Lecture Series offered by UH Respiratory Care Services for Respiratory Therapists and Nurses. Our programs offer the most up-to-date and exciting lectures that deal with patient care. Our topics are designed to keep abreast of the latest technologies and medical science break through. All of our courses are approved by American Association of Respiratory Care and Pennsylvania State Nursing Association for Continuing Education Credits which is required for licensure renewal.

 

Code Frosty: Induced Hypothermia Strategies: 8:30AM

Induction of hypothermia after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) has been associated with improved functional recovery and reduced cerebral histological deficits in cases of cardiac arrest. The use of hypothermia has greatly improved the outcomes of these patients. Dr Waller will offer some keen insight on how it works.

 

Ethical Considerations in Saving Lives Through Organ and Tissue Donation: 9:30AM

Clinical organ transplantation provides a way of giving the gift of life to patients with terminal failure of vital organs, which requires the participation of other fellow human beings and of society by donating organs from deceased or living individuals. The increasing incidence of vital organ failure and the inadequate supply of organs has created a wide gap between organ supply and organ demand, which has resulted in very long waiting times to receive an organ as well as an increasing number of deaths while waiting. Mr Colon will offer new insight into this very difficult problem.

 

Rebooting the Brain: Preventing Neurological Damage in Newborns: 10:30AM

Brain hypothermia, induced by cooling a baby to around 33 °C for three days after birth, is a treatment for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. It has recently been proven to be the only medical intervention which reduces brain damage, and improves an infant's chance of survival and reduced disability. Dr Kaur will tell us how this modality is being utilized here at University Hospital.

           

Pre-Operative Pulmonary Evaluation 11:30AM

Preoperative pulmonary evaluation is important in the management of patients with lung disease who are undergoing elective cardiothoracic or non-cardiothoracic surgery. In some instances, preoperative pulmonary evaluations may also contribute to the management of patients being considered for urgent surgery. Dr Andrew Berman will offer a wonderful presentation that explains how this test is utilized.

 

Evolution of Adverse Event Reporting 1:30PM

  Little is known about hospitals’ adverse-event-reporting systems, or how they use reported data to improve practices. This information is needed to assess effects of national patient-safety initiatives, including implementation of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA).  Mr. Weinberg, an expert in patient safety will bring forward a very informative lecture on adverse event reporting.

           

Improving Delirium Outcomes Through Evidence Based Practice in Surgical Trauma Patients: 2:30PM

    Delirium is an acute change in consciousness that is accompanied by inattention and either a change in cognition or perceptual disturbance. Patients can have hyperactive delirium as exhibited by agitation, restlessness, attempting to remove catheters, and/or emotional labiality. Dr. Jasmine Garces-King will describe an EBP on how to improve the outcomes to surgical trauma patients.

Infection Control Practices in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit : 3:30PM

  Healthcare-associated infection is a major problem in acute hospital settings. Hand decontamination is considered to be the most effective means of preventing healthcare-associated infection, but is poorly performed. There are other causes of infections in the NICU which will be covered by Mr. Shenfield.

 

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 Date: October 3rd,  2016

Time: 7:30Am  to 4:30PM

            Registration starts at 7:30 am with breakfast

                               Lunch at 12:30 noon

Price: $80.00 non UH staff

             $60.00 UH staff

Contact hours:  7 PSNA approved Contact Hours

                           7 AARC approved CEUs

Location:  Registration, Breakfast &Lunch at Grand Foyer –Medical Science Building

                   Conference is held at MSB room # B610

Contact information: Elsa Suba 973 972 4923/3485

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