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University Hospital Community Training Center - Newark NJ 

 

The University Hospital Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response (UH CEPR) offers healthcare, first responder and community centric training throughout New Jersey. The UH CEPR is located in Newark, NJ on the University Hospital Campus. The center benefits from its close relationship with the University Hospital Community Training Center, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and the NJ Emergency Medical Services Task Force.

The Faculty of the UH CEPR includes first responders, clinicians, and educators who collectively have responded to 9/11, The Miracle on the Hudson, and Hurricanes Katrina, Irene, and Sandy.

The center specializes in the rapid development and implementation of courses to address emerging issues.

Prior to registering for any course, you MUST read the Terms & Conditions IN ITS ENTIRETY. You will be held responsible for understanding and following them. Thank you!

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. Receiving your course manual prior to the class 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). 
 

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

WE CAN COME TO YOU!

ALL COURSES WE OFFER CAN POTENTIALLY BE BROUGHT TO BUSINESSES/ ORGANIZATIONS/ FACILITIES.

CONTACT US AT uhctc@uhnj.org TO DISCUSS GROUP RATES. 

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: $92.50

Prior to registering for any course, you MUST read the Terms & Conditions IN ITS ENTIRETY. You will be held responsible for understanding and following them. Thank you!

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.

 
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). 
 
NOTE:  Class location: 30 Bergen Street, Building 15. See the board for your class listing.
              Office location: 65 Bergen St Room GA-67 for book.

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

WE CAN COME TO YOU!

ALL COURSES WE OFFER CAN POTENTIALLY BE BROUGHT TO BUSINESSES/ ORGANIZATIONS/ FACILITIES.

CONTACT US AT uhctc@uhnj.org TO DISCUSS GROUP RATES. 

 
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 

Price: $70.00

 

Prior to registering for any course, you MUST read the Terms & Conditions IN ITS ENTIRETY. You will be held responsible for understanding and following them. Thank you!
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



 

Prior to registering for any course, you MUST read the Terms & Conditions IN ITS ENTIRETY. You will be held responsible for understanding and following them. Thank you!

 

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.  

Prior to registering for any course, you MUST read the Terms & Conditions IN ITS ENTIRETY. You will be held responsible for understanding and following them. Thank you!
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

 

 

Prior to registering for any course, you MUST read the Terms & Conditions IN ITS ENTIRETY. You will be held responsible for understanding and following them. Thank you!

American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Renwal 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

Prior to registering for any course, you MUST read the Terms & Conditions IN ITS ENTIRETY. You will be held responsible for understanding and following them. Thank you!

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. 

Prior to registering for any course, you MUST read the Terms & Conditions IN ITS ENTIRETY. You will be held responsible for understanding and following them. Thank you!

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: $225.00

Course Fee for RBHS Employees (Newark Campus only) $275.00

Prior to registering for any course, you MUST read the Terms & Conditions IN ITS ENTIRETY. You will be held responsible for understanding and following them. Thank you!

 

PLEASE NOTE: Becoming an ACLS Instructor is a multiple- step process which involves on line and in- person course work, evaluations of skills and knowledge at the MASTERY level, and multiple days of attending classes as an Instructor Candidate. Please read this course description in its entirety before registering for the Instructor Course. 

 

The ACLS Instructor program prepares the ACLS provider with the needed knowledge and skills to teach the ACLS curriculum to advanced providers including Paramedics, Registered Nurses, Physicians, etc. 

 

Minimal requirements to register for the course:

 

MUST possess current ACLS and BLS provider cards.

 

MUST have at least two FULL years of certification as an ACLS/ BLS provider.



Steps to become an ACLS Instructor:

 

 

  • Meet the minimal requirements listed above.

 

 

 

  • Register for an upcoming ACLS Instructor course.

 

 

 

  • Complete the online Instructor Essentials course (provided after registration)

 

 

 

  • Attend the in- person Instructor Course.

 

The Instructor course will include: 

Skills evaluation- Instructor Candidates will be tested on their proficiency in the ACLS/ BLS algorithms and mega code skills as well as their ACLS/ BLS knowledge. 

 

ACLS knowledge evaluation- Instructor Candidates will be tested on their knowledge of ACLS/ BLS. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Instructor Candidates who do not successfully demonstrate proficiency in skills and knowledge at the MASTERY level will be asked to leave and will not progress further in the course.

 

General orientation- Orientation to the UH Training Center- who we are and how we conduct our courses.

 

The In- person AHA Instructor Essentials training. 

 

Instructor Essentials exam- Instructor Candidates will be tested on their knowledge from the Instructor Essentials course. 

 

After successful completion of the ACLS Instructor class- Instructor Candidates must complete the following:

 

 

  • Monitor at least two days of in person ACLS classes.

 

(The Instructor Candidate will observe the ACLS Instructor conduct the course)

 

 

  • Teach at least one day of in person ACLS classes.

 

(The Instructor Candidate will teach the curriculum under the observation of the Instructor)

 

PLEASE NOTE: These are the minimal amount of monitor/ teaching days required by the Training Center. Additional monitoring/ teaching classes may be needed as indicated by the Instructors/ Training Center Manager. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 

Successful completion of the ACLS Instructor program does not imply nor guarantee employment as a paid Instructor at the UH Training Center. Open positions/ requirements for Instructors can be found on the employment website at www.uhnj.org

 

ACLS Instructor Candidates who successfully become AHA ACLS Instructors may ONLY teach ACLS classes on campus for the UH Training Center. 

 

Instructors may have the option to apply to teach at other Training Centers ONLY with approval from those Training Center Coordinators.



Prior to registering for any course, you MUST read the Terms & Conditions IN ITS ENTIRETY. You will be held responsible for understanding and following them. Thank you!

 

PLEASE NOTE: Becoming an PALS Instructor is a multiple- step process which involves on line and in- person course work, evaluations of skills and knowledge at the MASTERY level, and multiple days of attending classes as an Instructor Candidate. Please read this course description in its entirety before registering for the Instructor Course. 

 

The PALS Instructor program prepares the PALS provider with the needed knowledge and skills to teach the PALS curriculum to advanced providers including Paramedics, Registered Nurses, Physicians, etc. 

 

Minimal requirements to register for the course:

 

MUST possess current PALS and BLS provider cards.

 

MUST have at least two FULL years of certification as an PALS/ BLS provider.



Steps to become an PALS Instructor:

 

 

  • Meet the minimal requirements listed above.

 

 

 

  • Register for an upcoming PALS Instructor course.

 

 

 

  • Complete the online Instructor Essentials course (provided after registration)

 

 

 

  • Attend the in- person Instructor Course.

 

The Instructor course will include: 

Skills evaluation- Instructor Candidates will be tested on their proficiency in the PALS/ BLS algorithms and mega code skills as well as their PALS/ BLS knowledge. 

 

PALS knowledge evaluation- Instructor Candidates will be tested on their knowledge of PALS/ BLS. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Instructor Candidates who do not successfully demonstrate proficiency in skills and knowledge at the MASTERY level will be asked to leave and will not progress further in the course.

 

General orientation- Orientation to the UH Training Center- who we are and how we conduct our courses.

 

The In- person AHA Instructor Essentials training. 

 

Instructor Essentials exam- Instructor Candidates will be tested on their knowledge from the Instructor Essentials course. 

 

After successful completion of the PALS Instructor class- Instructor Candidates must complete the following:

 

 

  • Monitor at least two days of in person PALS classes.

 

(The Instructor Candidate will observe the PALS Instructor conduct the course)

 

 

  • Teach at least one day of in person PALS classes.

 

(The Instructor Candidate will teach the curriculum under the observation of the Instructor)

 

PLEASE NOTE: These are the minimal amount of monitor/ teaching days required by the Training Center. Additional monitoring/ teaching classes may be needed as indicated by the Instructors/ Training Center Manager. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 

Successful completion of the PALS Instructor program does not imply nor guarantee employment as a paid Instructor at the UH Training Center. Open positions/ requirements for Instructors can be found on the employment website at www.uhnj.org

 

PALS Instructor Candidates who successfully become AHA ACLS Instructors may ONLY teach PALS classes on campus for the UH Training Center. 

 

Instructors may have the option to apply to teach at other Training Centers ONLY with approval from those Training Center Coordinators.

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.

Features

  • Uses AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which improves learning and retention
  • Classroom format works well for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback while learning skills
  • Each student receives high-quality course materials for ongoing reference

Each attendee will receive a FREE CPR Anytime Kit that includes: 

  • Latest science on CPR
  • Mini Anne CPR Learning Manikin 
  • CPR Skillls Practice DVD (enlgish and spanish)
  • Adult CPR & AED Reminder Guide
  • Miini Anne Spare Lung
  • Mainkin Wipes (2) 
  • Directions for Use 

Each kit is reusable.  Kit Value is $39.95

*Must take the entire course in order to be eligible for the kit 

*This is NOT a CPR certification course, instead this teaches attendees the basic principles of CPR. (CPR  certification card will NOT be provided at the completion of this course).

An email will be sent after succesful registration with course details including location, parking, etc. 

 

 

Prior to registering for any course, you MUST read the Terms & Conditions IN ITS ENTIRETY. You will be held responsible for understanding and following them. Thank you!

University Hospital is proud to offer the Prehospital Trauma Life Support course.

NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care. PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. 

PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care and decrease mortality. The program is based on a philosophy stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care.

The course utilizes the internationally recognized PHTLS textbook and covers the following topics:

  • Physiology of life and death
  • Scene assessment
  • Patient assessment
  • Hemorrhage control
  • Airway
  • Breathing, ventilation, and oxygenation
  • Circulation and shock
  • Special populations

The course emphasizes application of trauma education through case studies, skills practice, and patient simulations.

PHTLS is the global gold standard in prehospital trauma education and is taught in over 80 countries. PHTLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital practitioners. PHTLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

WE CAN COME TO YOU!

ALL COURSES WE OFFER CAN POTENTIALLY BE BROUGHT TO BUSINESSES/ ORGANIZATIONS/ FACILITIES.

CONTACT US AT uhctc@uhnj.org TO DISCUSS GROUP RATES. 

 

Escaping Violent Encounters for Healthcare Providers - Pre Approved for 13 NJ Elective CEU's

The health care industry leads all other sectors in the incidence of nonfatal workplace assaults

 Almost daily medical staff are threatened, yelled at or physically assaulted by a “patient”

Injuries from assaults are a leading cause for lost work hours in the field of medicine

Who would want to assault a healthcare provider?

There is a widely recognized but little acknowledged problem threatening healthcare personnel: injury through assault. The frequency of assault on our Healthcare Providers is alarming. 52% of healthcare providers reported being attacked on the job. This is more than Police officers and prison guards.

WHY?

In short it is in our nature and training. From day one we are taught to “Develop a patient relationship, be the advocate and serve the patient’s needs!” No one does this better than healthcare providers. However healthcare providers are never provided training to identify the change in that relationship from patient to aggressor/attacker

Current Thinking?

It’s part of the job!! This is the current thinking only because we haven’t been taught where care stops and criminal acts begin. In every other industry an attack on a worker is considered a reportable crime.

How can E.V.E. Benefit You

Our courses take a four pronged approach, with training in four specific areas: Mental, Physical, Media and Courtroom. 

The Mental training teaches the provider the difference between a patient and an attacker. 

This is important because you want your staff treating a patient who’s confused or has an altered mental status for medical reasons differently than an intoxicated or drugged attacker in a similar situation. A lack of training leaves the provider responding with a primly instinct, like a caveman

The actual Physical skills leave the provider with a realistic belief in their skill level.

DT4EMS allows them to understand what it takes to escape violent encounters. Our experience in training is that the more a person trains, the less they use physical skills

Training for the Media age is important because so many people have access to photo and video equipment.

We train your staff to appear at all times non-threatening with verbal skills and body language. There are no closed-fist techniques taught in our courses. 

Finally we train for the Legal process that will occur after a violent encounter.

This includes documentation skills and proper reporting to supervisors and law enforcement.

 

Many Healthcare Providers have anecdotal stories of how they were attacked by a violent patient, an angry bystander or upset family member. While most attacks are not life threatening, the risk of serious injury is evident and unpredictable. Healthcare Providers need an effective and reasonable plan on how to avoid an attack, and also know how to defend themselves once attacked. Medical staff requires a reasonable, liability-conscious, effective means of preventing and avoiding assault by patients, their family or bystanders

Our E.V.E. courses are NOT based on law enforcement “pain compliance/control” techniques, the use of non-violent course content for use with “violent people”, NOR a martial arts class that teaches “fighting” skills.

Real-World Application

Our Escaping Violent Encounters program course provides Healthcare Providers the options needed to recognize a developing threat of assault, deflect it if possible, escape if practicable, and to defend if necessary. This non-violent system of prevention and avoidance takes a realistic approach to the subject.. In the medical world where crisis creates rage, diabetic reaction overcomes reason, the mentally disabled act upon their delusions, those under the influence act with superhuman strength, and the career criminal lashes out at medical personnel even as they are engaged in life-saving efforts a realistic program must take this into consideration. Keep in mind, the attackers don’t come to class to learn how to attack you. 

 

Escaping Violent Encounters provides the basic skills required by any Healthcare Provider when facing possible, or even imminent assault. The course content consists of:

: • Before you enter the room or home. (Pre-Planning) • Verbal skills to diffuse potentially violent encounters. • Entrance/exit plan • Recognize the difference between a patient and an attacker/aggressor. • Pre-assault indicators. (bystanders, body language, situational survey) • The 6 D’s (Drugged, Domestic, Diabetic, Deranged, Drunk and Desperate) and what to look for in each. • Legal aspects of self-defense. • Legal aspects of patient restraint. • Mental Preparation (Survival Mindset, Understanding stress and its effects) • Documentation Skills (Using the DT4EMS Assault Response Form) • Courtroom Demeanor • Good Customer Service • Assault Response Guidelines. (levels of force) • Critical Thinking Problem-Solving. • Escapes from various grabs/holds • Easy to learn and retain “drills” to reinforce reaction timing • Training in the 4 specific areas of self-defense

Plase read the course terms and condtions PRIOR  to registering. Course tuition is not reimbursable once registration is complete, no exceptions. 

Prior to registering for any course, you MUST read the Terms & Conditions IN ITS ENTIRETY. You will be held responsible for understanding and following them. Thank you!
 
 
Advanced Medical Life Support

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) remains the gold standard of education for emergency medical assessment and treatment. Endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians, AMLS emphasizes the use of the AMLS Assessment Pathway, a systematic tool for assessing and managing common medical conditions with urgent accuracy.

In the third edition of AMLS, students learn to recognize and manage common medical crises through realistic case-based scenarios that challenge students to apply their knowledge to highly critical patients.  The course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, first impression, history, interactive group discussion on differential diagnosis and potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises. The third edition AMLS library of patient simulations offers students an opportunity to apply critical thinking skills to a variety of patient presentations. Additional features include patient simulation monitor images and ECGs provided by iSimulate, to enhance students’ experience.

The course utilizes the AMLS textbook and course manual, and covers the following topics:

  • Respiratory disorders
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Shock
  • Sepsis
  • Neurological disorders
  • Endocrine/Metabolic disorders
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Infectious disease
  • Abdominal disorders
  • Toxicological emergencies
  • Exposure to hazardous materials

AMLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians. AMLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

Prior to registering for any course, you MUST read the Terms & Conditions IN ITS ENTIRETY. You will be held responsible for understanding and following them. Thank you!

This is a Blended Learning Course, consisting of both an online, self-directed portion, followed by an in-person skills testing session with an ASLS Instructor.

Please read the course description in its entirety.

With a shared goal of reducing deaths and disabilities for stroke victims, the American Heart Association, in partnership with The University of Miami’s Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education, has released the new Advanced Stroke Life Support Blended Learning course. This course, now offered as the AHA’s newest card-credentialing course discipline, educates healthcare professionals to identify, evaluate, and manage patients with stroke.

Developed by experts in stroke, emergency medicine, prehospital care, and nursing education, the ASLS curriculum is now widely used by hundreds of hospitals, fire rescue, ambulance and EMS systems, and educational institutions throughout the country and around the globe. The course is also designed to meet the staff education requirements for the premier certifications for stroke systems of care from the Joint Commission’s Advanced Certifications.

ASLS is appropriate for healthcare professionals in both prehospital and in-hospital settings involved in the management of acute stroke patients. This advanced course is ideal for:

 

  • Stroke Coordinators
  • Nursing Students and Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
  • Paramedics and Emergency Medical Personnel
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Residents and Fellows
  • Medical Students
  • Respiratory Therapists

 

There are 3 tracks available for students to learn how to assess and manage stroke emergencies: prehospital, in-hospital, and a third track that covers both settings. Learning objectives for these tracks include:

Prehospital Provider Course:

 

  • Highlights the principles of prehospital stroke management that make up the current standard of care, such as determining when to call
  • a stroke alert and quickly transport the patient to the nearest appropriate facility
  • Explains how to communicate the patient’s symptoms, time of onset, and neuro-logic exam clearly and succinctly with hospital personnel

 

In-Hospital Provider Course:

 

  • Focuses on the importance of an organized approach to treating stroke patients for improved outcomes
  • Discusses the etiologic evaluation and secondary stroke prevention for stroke patients
  • Describes the management of goals for acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Outlines post-acute care management including supportive medical care, rehabilitation, and discharge planning for stroke patients

 

Prehospital & In-Hospital Provider Course:

 

  • Combines all of the components of the Prehospital and In-Hospital courses, and is best suited for healthcare providers who work in both environments, as well as ASLS instructor candidates that will be conducting the in-person skills testing for learners from both audiences

 

Blended Learning

The ASLS course is now offered in a Blended Learning format, consisting of both an online, self-directed portion, followed by an in-person skills testing session with an ASLS Instructor. In the online component, learners follow a continuously adapting learning path that is personalized by their own inputs, for not only their performance, but also their self-reported confidence levels. In-person skills tests challenge learners to apply the knowledge obtained from the online portion to correctly perform neurologic exams, diagnose, and manage patients with stroke. Blended learning enables students to learn on their own time, at their own pace, while instructors can focus on the important psychomotor skills testing and ensure that training is consistent. 

 

Prerequisite: Students MUST possess a current AHA BLS Provider card

 

How to complete the Blended Learning Course

#1

Purchase one of the three online blended learning courses from the AHA. 

Go to www.intelligohub.org 

Click “Sign in| Sign up”

 

Accept the Terms and Conditions

 

Go to “My Library”

 

Click “Click here to view our courses”

Select “Courses”

 

Select “Stroke and Brain Health Portfolio”

 

Select “Premium Content”

 

Next- purchase one of the three tracks:

 

ASLS Prehospital Provider ($136.00)

ASLS In-Hospital Provider ($156.00)

ASLS Prehospital & In-Hospital Provider ($176.00)

 

Please note: unlike other AHA online courses- the ASLS online programs are considerably more time consuming. Plan to dedicate several hours in total to complete the online content. 

 

#2

Schedule an in- person skills evaluation with our ASLS Instructors. 

 

Go to the UH Training Center website at www.uhnj.org/cpr 

 

Select “Advanced Stroke Life Support”

 

Choose the date & time for your Skills Evaluation.

 

Select the appropriate payment category. 

 

Once you register:

 

Our staff will contact you and give specific details regarding your ASLS In-Person evaluation. 

 

Please Note: Training Center policy is that you complete the In Person Skills Evaluation within 60 days of completing the online portion. Register as soon as possible BUT only after COMPLETING the online portion!

 

#3

Attend the In- Person Skills Evaluation

 

Again, the Training Center staff will reach out to you and give you the specific instructions for the Skills Evaluation. 

These will include:

Submitting the completion certificate for the online portion of the ASLS course.

Arriving ON TIME for the in person skills evaluation.

PLEASE NOTE: The Training Center Policy specifically mandates that all courses begin on time. Late arrivals will NOT be allowed to participate. Students who arrive past the start time and/ or do not attend (no-shows) must pay a $40.00 administrative fee and reschedule for another skills day. 

Please budget extra time and arrive early!

 

Students must prepared to demonstrate the following:

 

Proficiency in the Stroke Scales they utilize in their places of work. 

 

Ability to recognize strokes (and false- strokes) during evaluation of live patients. 

 

Competence in evaluating and managing critical stroke victims up to their level of clinical certification/ licensure in realistic simulation labs.  

 

After successfully completing the Skills Evaluation, participants will receive their Advanced Stroke Life Support course completion certificates. 

 

WE CAN COME TO YOU!

ALL COURSES WE OFFER CAN POTENTIALLY BE BROUGHT TO BUSINESS/ ORGANIZATIONS/ FACILITIES.

CONTACT US AT uhctc@uhnj.org TO DISCUSS GROUP RATES. 



“In a pressure situation, one doesn’t, ‘Rise to the occasion’-

they fall back on their training… or lack of it.” 



Medical emergencies occurring in patient care facilities are a common occurrence. While most practitioners are required to maintain basic emergency classes, such as CPR certifications- this may not be enough to adequately prepare staff for unexpected events. 

 

University Hospital is proud to offer Emergency Simulation Training for In Hospital medical staff. This scenario based training provides the staff members with realistic cases to assist with strengthening their existing skills and providing additional ‘muscle memory’.

 

Some examples of the potential scenarios include:

 

 

  • A patient suddenly becomes short of breath on the examination table and quickly progresses to cardiac arrest.
  • A family member in the waiting room develops chest pain and collapses to the ground. 
  • You are called to the restroom where a patient with a known drug abuse history is unresponsive on the floor.

 

 

Our training staff adjust the scenarios based on the certifications of the staff, their working environment, and the types of emergencies they typically (and atypically) would be exposed to in their line of work.

 

Individual students can attend our in- house training. We can also provide group rates for medical departments and organizations. 

WE CAN COME TO YOU!

ALL COURSES WE OFFER CAN POTENTIALLY BE BROUGHT TO BUSINESSES/ ORGANIZATIONS/ FACILITIES.

CONTACT US AT uhctc@uhnj.org TO DISCUSS GROUP RATES. 

Prior to registering for any course, you MUST read the Terms & Conditions IN ITS ENTIRETY. You will be held responsible for understanding and following them. Thank you!

The AHA’s PEARS (Pediatric Advanced Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization) Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. In this classroom-based, Instructor-led course, students learn how to use a systematic approach to quickly assess, recognize the cause, and stabilize a pediatric patient in an emergency situation.

If you fail to receive course confirmation via email, please check your SPAM/Junk folders.

UH Employees- Retreiving your course manual is a pre-requisite for this course. 

During PEARS, students interact with real patient cases, and realistic simulations and animations to assess and stabilize pediatric patients experiencing respiratory and shock emergencies, and cardiopulmonary arrest. PEARS prepares students to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until a child can be transferred to an advanced life support provider.

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

Please remember that you MUST be on time for the course. LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED INTO THE CLASS and a $40.00 adminstrative fee will result to be rescheduled. 

PEARS is for healthcare providers and others who might encounter pediatric emergency situations during their work, including:

  • Physicians and nurses not specializing in pediatrics
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • EMTs,
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Prehospital and in-facility healthcare providers (outside of critical-care areas)
  • Outpatient clinic staff
  • School-based providers
  • Any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill or injured infants and children

 Features

  • Improves competency in pediatric basic life support
  • Uses realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual pediatric patient videos and lifelike animations
  • Includes AHA’s systematic approach to assess, recognize, and stabilize pediatric patients in emergency situations
  • Uses a hands-on class format to reinforce skills proficiency
  • Enhances skills in recognizing respiratory emergencies, shock emergencies, and cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Course Content

  • Systematic pediatric assessment
  • Recognition and stabilization of respiratory emergencies
  • Recognition and stabilization of shock emergencies
  • Recognition and stabilization of cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Resuscitation team concept

TWO YEAR CERTIFICATION

Course Length- Approximately 8.5 Hours

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

Program Agenda:

This course is instructor led and delivered in 3 modules.  Module 3 is a hands on demonstration.  The program length is 2 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, and Hemostatic Agents.

Module 3:  Demonstration

This includes self-application of a tourniquet, hemostatic gauze, and wound packing using bleeding control simulators.                                           

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