Provider and Renewal Courses through Providence Medford Medical Center

Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (CPR)
Initial Provider & Renewal Classes

About this Course:

  • Information and skills needed for adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Information needed to treat cardiac arrest with an automated   external defibrillator (AED).
  • Recognition and treatment of choking.
  • Safety factors in training and actual rescue and skills needed for adult, child and infant  cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Healthcare Provider Initial
Cost: $55
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
For first time students and those who have allowed their Healthcare Provider certification to lapse.

• Tuesday, January 17
• Thursday, March 1
• Wednesday, May 9
• Wednesday, July 11
• Tuesday, September 11
• Wednesday, November 7

Healthcare Provider Renewal
Cost: $40
6:00-10:00 p.m.
Not for first time students.
Designed to renew current Healthcare Provider certification.
NOTE: Certification must not have lapsed.

• Tuesday, February 28
• Tuesday, April 24
• Tuesday, June 26
• Tuesday, August 28
• Tuesday, October 23
• Tuesday December 18

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
One week prior to class. No refunds after deadline. Enrollment is limited.
Payment and completed forms must accompany registration to be accepted.
Incomplete registrations will not be accepted.

Class materials may be picked up from the Nursing Education Office in the Royal Office Building at 840 Royal, Suite 2  (corner of Spring Street & Royal Avenue) in Medford.

For Office Hours and further information, contact the Nursing Education Office at 541-732-6711.

Class Location:
Lucille Tremblay Room
Royal Office Building
840 Royal, Suite 2 
Medford, OR

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BLS Healthcare Provider Instructor Course

Requirements for New Instructors:
To complete Instructor training, the American Heart Association (AHA) requires all new instructor candidates to successfully complete:

Must have current  AHA Healthcare Provider (HCP) status in BLS.

Complete an AHA Instructor Candidate Application form signed by a currently certified AHA BLS  Instructor who can verify you have the skills and training to become a BLS instructor.

Must be sponsored for instructor training by a Training Center (TC) prior to registering for class and have the TC Coordinator sign the Candidate Application form. Application form must accompany registration form, payment, and copy of BLS HCP card.

Complete the online Core Instructor Course prior to attending class. (Purchased from the training center with other instructor course materials). Completion certificate must be presented to the instructor in class.

Complete the BLS specific instructor course.

Successful monitoring of first provider course taught.

Align with sponsoring training center.

Requirements for recertifying Instructors

To complete Instructor status renewal, candidates must successfully complete:

  • Demonstrate current Instructor status. If aligned with a Training Center other than Providence, please provide a referral letter from your current TC.
  • Complete the Instructor/TCF renewal checklist that provides evidence of teaching the required minimum of 4 courses in 2 years
  • Complete the BLS specific Instructor course & skills check.
  • Monitoring of teaching performance.

BLS Instructor Course dates

  • Wednesday, February 22
  • Thursday, June 28

Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Instructors must be aligned with an AHA Training Center to teach courses and purchase cards for courses taught.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
One week prior to class start date. No refunds after deadline.
Payment and completed forms must accompany registration to be accepted. 
Incomplete registrations will not be accepted.

Location:
Nursing Education Office
Royal Office Building    
840 Royal Suite 2
(corner of Spring St. & Royal Ave.)

For questions contact the Nursing Education Office at 541-732-6711
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ACLS
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider & Renewal Courses

Course Description:
The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Course is designed by the American Heart Association for training healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a person, whether in or out of the hospital.  The goal of the ACLS course is to improve the quality of care provided to adult victims of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.

Prerequisite:

  • All participants should have basic EKG interpretation and pharmacology knowledge and must demonstrate CPR/BLS proficiency to complete the class. These are not taught in class.
  • The ACLS Provider Manual should be read prior to attending the course. 
  •  The ACLS online self assessment must be completed and the printed certificate must be brought to class along with all course manuals.
  • If taking the Renewal Course, a copy of your current ACLS Provider card must accompany the registration form and payment.

Objectives:

  • Recognize and initiate early management of peri-arrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or  complicate resuscitation outcome.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating AED use.
  • Manage cardiac arrest until return of spontaneous circulation, termination of resuscitation, or transfer of care.
  • Identify and treat ischemic chest pain and expedite the care of patients with acute coronary syndromes
  • Recognize other life-threatening clinical situations, such as stroke, and provide effective initial care to reduce disability and death.
  • Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.

Provider Course fee 
$ 275.00 (includes course manual & packet)

Provider course dates

  • March 21 & 22
  • May 17 & 18
  • August 30 & 31
  • October 25 & 26

Renewal course fee
$ 200.00 (including manual & packet)

Renewal course dates

  • January 11   
  • February 1       
  • March 21
  • April 19 
  • May 17 
  • June 20
  • July 18 
  • August 30 
  • September 26
  • October 25 
  • November 14    
  • December 5

Copy of current Provider Course Card must accompany registration and fee.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Registration closes 2 weeks prior to class.
No refunds after that date.
Enrollment is limited. 
Payment must accompany registration to be accepted. 
Incomplete registrations will not be accepted.

Make checks payable to:
Providence Medford Medical Center
Nursing Education
1111 Crater Lake Avenue
Medford, OR 97504

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PALS
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider & Renewal Courses

Course Description:
The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course is designed by the American Heart Association for  training healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support beyond basic life support through the stabilization or transport phases of a pediatric emergency, either in or out of hospital.  In this course you will enhance your skills in the evaluation and management of an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, or cardiac arrest.

Prerequisite:

  • All participants should have basic EKG interpretation and pharmacology knowledge and must demonstrate CPR/BLS proficiency to complete the class. These are not taught in class.
  • The PALS Provider Course Manual should be read prior to attending the course.
  • The PALS online self assessment must be completed and the printed certificate must be brought to class along with all course manuals.
  • If taking the Renewal Course, a copy of your current PALS Provider card must accompany your registration form and payment.

Objectives:

  • Understand and be able to perform the systematic approach to pediatric       assessment of a seriously ill or injured child, including the general, primary, secondary and tertiary assessments.
  • Use the assess-categorize-decide-act approach to decision making.
  • Recognize and manage a child in respiratory distress or failure and/or compensated or hypotensive shock.
  • Recognize and manage a child with a life-threatening bradyarrhythmia, tachyarrhythmia or arrest rhythm.
  • Describe key elements of effective resuscitation team behaviors and explain why the foundation of successful resuscitation includes both mastery of basic skills and effective team dynamics.
  • Prevent further deterioration of the child’s condition during the stabilization and transfer phases of care.

Provider course fee
$ 275.00 (includes course manual & packet)

Provider course dates

  • February 2 & 3
  • June 21 & 22
  • August 15 & 16

Renewal course fee 
$ 200.00 (including manual & packet)

Renewal course dates

  • January 12  
  • February 2
  • April 20   
  • June 21
  • August 15
  • October 10  

Copy of current Provider Course Card must accompany registration and fee.

Make checks payable to
Providence Medford Medical Center
Nursing Education
1111 Crater Lake Avenue
Medford OR 97504

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PEARS
Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization

Course Description:
This American Heart Association PEARS course is designed to meet the needs of healthcare providers who encounter children but do not need the full Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course.  Providers must recognize a child with a potentially life-threatening condition and enlist the help of more advanced providers. Because recognition of such children is paramount to improving outcomes, this course  focuses on pediatric assessment and recognition skills with lesser emphasis on management.

This course is designed to enable you:

  • To recognize a seriously ill or injured child using the general primary assessments
  • Understand and apply the “assess-categorize-decide-act” approach
  • Demonstrate effective CPR
  • Stabilize a seriously ill or injured child
  • Practice effective team interaction

The goal is to stop progression toward heart and lung failure and cardiac arrest. 

Your timely intervention may save the life of a child.  If you recognize respiratory distress or shock and intervene quickly you may prevent progression to cardiac arrest.

Course Dates:

  • Friday January 13
  • Wednesday February 8
  • Wednesday August 8

Location:
Providence Medford Medical Center campus
Lucille Tremblay Room
Royal Office Building 
840 Royal Ave., Suite 2
(Corner of Spring Street & Royal Avenue)

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart        Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a potion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.

Registration Deadline
January class: December 30, 2011
February class: January 25
August class: July 25

Pre-registration is required. 
Registration is based on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Class size is limited.

Community Participants: $ 175

Providence Employees, no charge.
Please register in HealthStream.

TNCC | Trauma Nurse Core Course
2012 Schedule

Course Description:
A TWO-DAY COURSE designed to provide core level trauma and psychomotor skills associated with professional nursing care of the trauma patient.  The course includes lectures on the effects of trauma and multiple body systems, testing on assessment skills and interventions of the traumatized patient, and instruction for the use of immobilization devices and airway management. 

Overall Course Objectives

• Identify the common mechanisms of injury associated with trauma
• Describe the pathophysiologic changes as a basis for signs and symptoms
• Describe the nursing assessment of patients with trauma
• Described the appropriate interventions for patients with trauma
• Describe mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of nursing interventions for patients with trauma.
• Demonstrate a standardized, systematic and organized approach to assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation
• Perform primary and secondary assessments
• State patient problem based on assessment data
• Identify and appropriate plan of care
• Identify priorities for nursing interventions based on assessment data
• Describe appropriate interventions for a plan of care
• Identify patients’ potential responses to nursing interventions

Skill Station Objectives

• Demonstrate a standardized, systematic and organized approach to assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation
• Perform primary and secondary assessments
• State patient problem based on assessment data
• Identify and appropriate plan of care
• Identify priorities for nursing interventions based on assessment data
• Describe appropriate interventions for a plan of care
• Identify patients’ potential responses to nursing interventions

TNCC is a 4-year certification

Who may attend:
TNCC may be officially attended by registered nurses (RNs). Other healthcare providers may audit the class for a fee and obtain continuing education credits. ENA recommends participants have at least six months clinical nursing experience in emergency care, possess generic nursing knowledge, understanding and familiarity of emergency care terminology and  emergency equipment.

Community Participant $ 275

Course Dates:
• Thursday July 19
• Friday July 20
• Wednesday October 3
• Thursday October 4
 
TNCC TWO Day Course  
• July 19 & 20, 2012
• October 3 & 4, 2012
TNCC is a 4-year certification

Fee must be attached to application to reserve a space in class

Packet Pick up
After Registration is accepted, Course Packet will be mailed or may be picked up at the Providence Medford Medical Center Education Office, 840 Royal, Suite 2.  Office Hours 0730-1130 Monday - Friday.  For other arrangements contact 541-732-6711

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.