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University Hospital Community Training Center - Newark NJ 

This course is for Police Officers, EMS/Fire Agencies in Essex County, NJ ONLY! 

You must be a member of an Essex County First Responder Agency in order to be eligible for this course. Residents of Essex County that are NOT aligned with a PD/FD/EMS agency are NOT eligible for this training! 

Attendess must be "active-duty" and certified or licensed by and accredited agency! Prior course participants are NOT eligible for this training.

Valid photo Identification will need to be provided at the start of each course

Preapproved for 3 NJEMT Elective CEU's 

Today’s world of terrorism, the actions of unstable people, and the dangerous impulses of friends and relatives are real and threaten first responders and citizens alike.

Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result in death. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, first responders and lay-persons must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets.

However, anyone at the scene can act as an immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do. Training coincides with policy directive for national preparedness (Presidential Policy Directive 8), which targets preparedness as a shared responsibility of the government, the private and nonprofit sectors, as well as individual citizens.

Bleeding Control (BCON) is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus and contains diagrams, news, videos, and other resources contributed by a variety of other private and nonprofit partners to help prepare law enforcement, EMS, and Fire Departments.

This training will better prepare Essex County's First Responders with the “what-to-do” during an act of terrorism, active shooter, explosion, etc. until EMS arrives.  Students will have the opportunity to learn the basic principles of bleeding control, and use of control devices such as; pressure dressings, hemostatic dressings, tourniquets, and more.

At the conclusion of the course attendees will have a greater understanding of basic bleeding control techniques. Each first responder attending the training will receive an IFAK Kit (Individual First Aid Kit) that contains the materials covered in the course to “stop-the-bleed”. 

An email will be sent to you after successfully completing the registration with; course date, time, and location. Cancellations require a 48 hour notice. For additional information pertaining to this course please check the email address used during the registration process immediately following your acceptance of this course. 

If you have any questions regarding the training please feel free to contact Dennis Boos - Director University Hospital Center for Emergency Preparedness and Respone 973-972-4373 or email boosde@uhnj.org

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.

If you fail to receive course confirmation via email, please check your SPAM/Junk folders. Retreving your course manual is a pre-requisite for this course. 

 
UH and Rutgers employees are only eligible for renewal for 45 days prior to your expiration date (as noted above). 
 
 
If you fail to receive course confirmation via email, please check your SPAM/Junk folders. 

CLASS LOCATION: 30 Bergen Street, Building 15, see the listings board for your classroom. 

In order to provide a safe and healthy environment for our staff and students all participants must:

  1. Be subject to COVID screening, including screening and temperature checks. Any student determined to be sick will not be permitted to participate in the training session
  2. Don a face covering while in all UH owned and leased properties (provided)
  3. Remain at least 6 feet distance from others at all times
  4. Practice hand-hygiene at the start,and throughout the course
  5. If you are sick, STAY HOME. 

 

Employees of University Hospital and Rutgers are not eligible for “free” BLS/ACLS/PALS/NRP Provider and/or Recertification courses until 30 days from your current expiration date.  

-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.

NOTE:  Class location: 30 Bergen Street, Building 15. See the board for your class listing.
 
 If you fail to receive course confirmation via email, please check your SPAM/Junk folders. Retreving your course manual is a pre-requisite for this course. 
 
UH and Rutgers employees are only eligible for renewal for 45 days prior to your expiration date (as noted above). 
 
 
In order to provide a safe and healthy environment for our staff and students all participants must:
  1. Be subject to COVID screening, including screening and temperature checks. Any student determined to be sick will not be permitted to participate in the training session
  2. Don a face covering while in all UH owned and leased properties (provided)
  3. Remain at least 6 feet distance from others at all times
  4. Practice hand-hygiene at the start,and throughout the course
  5. If you are sick, STAY HOME. 

 

Employees of University Hospital and Rutgers are not eligible for “free” BLS/ACLS/PALS/NRP Provider and/or Recertification courses until 45 days from your current expiration date.  

-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. 

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 2015 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
 
UH and Rutgers employees are only eligible for renewal for 45 days prior to your expiration date (as noted above). 
 
If you fail to receive course confirmation via email, please check your SPAM/Junk folders. Retreving your course manual is a pre-requisite for this course. 
 
 
In order to provide a safe and healthy environment for our staff and students all participants must:
  1. Be subject to COVID screening, including screening and temperature checks. Any student determined to be sick will not be permitted to participate in the training session
  2. Don a face covering while in all UH owned and leased properties (provided)
  3. Remain at least 6 feet distance from others at all times
  4. Practice hand-hygiene at the start,and throughout the course
  5. If you are sick, STAY HOME. 

 

Employees of University Hospital and Rutgers are not eligible for “free” ACLS/PALS Provider courses when certification is current.  (example, your current card is valid through the month you are taking a course, you are only eligible for a renewal program). Employees wishing to complete a two-day program can do so but are responsible for applicable employee rates, as listed on the website). 



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.

If you fail to receive course confirmation via email, please check your SPAM/Junk folders. Retreving your course manual is a pre-requisite for this course. 

 


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.

In order to provide a safe and healthy environment for our staff and students all participants must:
  1. Be subject to COVID screening, including screening and temperature checks. Any student determined to be sick will not be permitted to participate in the training session
  2. Don a face covering while in all UH owned and leased properties (provided)
  3. Remain at least 6 feet distance from others at all times
  4. Practice hand-hygiene at the start,and throughout the course
  5. If you are sick, STAY HOME. 
 
 
 
UH and Rutgers employees are only eligible for renewal for 45 days prior to your expiration date (as noted above). 
 
 
In order to provide a safe and healthy environment for our staff and students all participants must:
  1. Be subject to COVID screening, including screening and temperature checks. Any student determined to be sick will not be permitted to participate in the training session
  2. Don a face covering while in all UH owned and leased properties (provided)
  3. Remain at least 6 feet distance from others at all times
  4. Practice hand-hygiene at the start,and throughout the course
  5. If you are sick, STAY HOME. 

 Employees of University Hospital and Rutgers are not eligible for “free” BLS/ACLS/PALS/NRP Provider and/or Recertification courses until 45 days from your current expiration date.  

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 2015 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

If you fail to receive course confirmation via email, please check your SPAM/Junk folders. Retreving your course manual is a pre-requisite for this course. 

 
 
UH and Rutgers employees are only eligible for renewal for 45 days prior to your expiration date (as noted above). 
 
 
In order to provide a safe and healthy environment for our staff and students all participants must:
  1. Be subject to COVID screening, including screening and temperature checks. Any student determined to be sick will not be permitted to participate in the training session
  2. Don a face covering while in all UH owned and leased properties (provided)
  3. Remain at least 6 feet distance from others at all times
  4. Practice hand-hygiene at the start,and throughout the course
  5. If you are sick, STAY HOME. 

 

Employees of University Hospital and Rutgers are not eligible for “free” ACLS/PALS Provider courses when certification is current.  (example, your current card is valid through the month you are taking a course, you are only eligible for a renewal program). Employees wishing to complete a two-day program can do so but are responsible for applicable employee rates, as listed on the website). 

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.

 

If you fail to receive course confirmation via email, please check your SPAM/Junk folders. Retreving your course manual is a pre-requisite for this course. 

 
UH and Rutgers employees are only eligible for renewal for 45 days prior to your expiration date (as noted above). 
 
 
In order to provide a safe and healthy environment for our staff and students all participants must:
  1. Be subject to COVID screening, including screening and temperature checks. Any student determined to be sick will not be permitted to participate in the training session
  2. Don a face covering while in all UH owned and leased properties (provided)
  3. Remain at least 6 feet distance from others at all times
  4. Practice hand-hygiene at the start,and throughout the course
  5. If you are sick, STAY HOME. 

 

Employees of University Hospital and Rutgers are not eligible for “free” BLS/ACLS/PALS/NRP Provider and/or Recertification courses until 45 days from your current expiration date.  

 


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 45 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.

If you fail to receive course confirmation via email, please check your SPAM/Junk folders. Retreving your course manual is a pre-requisite for this course. 

 
 
UH and Rutgers employees are only eligible for renewal for 45 days prior to your expiration date (as noted above). 
 
 
In order to provide a safe and healthy environment for our staff and students all participants must:
  1. Be subject to COVID screening, including screening and temperature checks. Any student determined to be sick will not be permitted to participate in the training session
  2. Don a face covering while in all UH owned and leased properties (provided)
  3. Remain at least 6 feet distance from others at all times
  4. Practice hand-hygiene at the start,and throughout the course
  5. If you are sick, STAY HOME. 

 

Employees of UH and Rutgers are not eligilbe for this training when you have at least 45 days on your current NRP certification. Employees wishing to complete the program earlier will be responsible for the applicable fees. 

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: $295.00 for non affiliated parties 

Course Fee for UH Employees: $195.00

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

ACLS
Cardiac Advanced Life Support

Rutgers Residents and UH employees are NOT eligible for this program.

The ACLS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in Adults. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements. Students who successfully complete all components of the ACLS Course, will receive a ACLS Provider course completion card, valid for two years:

The ACLS Course includes;

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2015 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.

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
PALS
Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Rutgers Residents and UH employees are NOT eligible for this program.



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 2015 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

 

Large Scale Incident for the EMS Provider – Awareness

Provided by the University Hospital Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response.

Originally developed in 2002 by the UMDNJ Center for BioDefense, this course was updated and re-developed by the University Hospital Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response (UH-CEPR). The new version of the LSI course takes lessons learned from recent events including transportation accidents, Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF/Ebola), local terrorist attacks, etc. and applies updated principles to first responder actions to enhance responses. 

Course Objectives
To help prepare First Responders to better respond to and operate at a Large Scale Incident.

Topics
This instructor led entry level program prepares the Emergency Medical Services provider for response to a “high profile” or large scale incident. Topics to be included are:

  • Recognition and Preparation of a Large Scale Incident 
  • Incident Evaluation
  • Scene Safety
  • S.T.A.R.T System/SALT Triage System and use of NJ Disaster Triage Tags 
  • Roles of NJ County EMS Coordinators
  • New Jersey EMS Task Force (NJEMSTF) 
  • Incident Tools
  • "ICS for EMS" 
  • Safety and Wellness 

Audience

  • First Responders
  • EMT's/MICP's 
  • Fire Fighters 
  • CERT Team Members 
  • EMS/Emergency Medicine Physicians 
  • MICN's

 Length of Course

4.25 hours

 

This program is funded by a Homeland Security grant supporting employee's of New Jerseys Schools Districts.

Program Agenda:

This course is instructor led and delivered in 3 modules.  Module 3 is an online demonstration.  The program length is 3 hours.  Students who complete this program and meet the instructor requirements of the Stop the Bleed Program (https://cms.bleedingcontrol.org/applicant/create) will be eligible to teach the program if they wish. There will be more information about becoming an instructor during the class.

Module 1: Introduction

Why this training is Important. An explanation of the Harford Consensus, and an introduction to your bleeding control kit. 

Module 2: Treatment

Recognizing life threatening bleeding and the treatment of a life threating bleed for adults and children. This includes the following techniques: Direct Pressure, Tourniquets, Wound Packing, Hemostatic Agents, Compression Dressings, Chest and Abdominal injuries, the application of a chest seal, and Lifting and moving injured people. 

Module 3: Online Demonstration

This includes self-application of a tourniquet, application of emergency trauma dressings, hemostatic gauze, wound packing, and chest seal using bleeding control simulators.                                           

**Please Note: You must use your assigned school district email address and your school or district mailing address during registration**

Attendance in this program is optional for any UH Staff required by their job to utilize PPE for protection against COVID-19.  The program provides a summary of University Hospital's COVID-19 resources and has a hands on PPE Practical.  This program is not a competency requirements and should be considered supplemental training.  The sessions lasts 30 minutes and students must be on time.  Course location will be provided in the registration confirmation email.

Program Agenda:

  • Staff Preparedness for COVID and Special Pathogens
  • UH COVID Portal Page
  • Everbridge Emergency Communicator Registration
  • Surging and Cohorting of patients at UH
  • Regional Resources available to UH
  • Recognition of COVID 19
  • PPE Review
  • PPE Practice

If you have any questions please contact:

University Hospital Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response.
cepr@uhnj.org
973-972-6444