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TO ALL HEALTHCARE FACILITIES - WE OFFER ON-SITE CLASSES AT YOUR LOCATION,
PLEASE CONTACT DOREEN WEISZ AT 954-979-7718 FOR DETAILS.
 


ACLS Certification - 16 Hours - $180
Who should attend:  RNís, Paramedics, Physicians, RRTís, Healthcare providers responsible for advanced resuscitation.
This course is approved by and meets all the behavioral objectives prescribed by the American Heart Association for ACLS.  This is an interactive curriculum that includes a presentation that produces a dynamic and pleasing learning environment.
ACLS Recertification - 8 Hours - $125
Who should attend:  RNís, Paramedics, Physicians, RRTís, Healthcare providers responsible for advanced resuscitation. A current AHA ACLS provider card is necessary.
This course is approved by and meets all the behavioral objectives prescribed by the American Heart Association for ACLS.  This is an interactive curriculum that includes a presentation that produces a dynamic and pleasing learning environment.
Basic EKG - 24 Hours - $150
Who Should Attend:  RNís,LPNís, CNAíS, PCTís wishing to become monitor technicians, Paramedics,EMTís, new graduates and students.
Method:  Utilizing teaching methods such as lecture, class participation and self-study assignments.  Student performance will be evaluated by written examination before successfully completing the Basic ECG course.  Students will be expected to complete the following learning objectives:
- Knowledge of basic cardiac anatomy and physiology as it relates to performing and interpreting an ECG. 
- Identify signs of myocardial infraction and how it presents on the ECG. 
- Understand the components of an ECG, such as; different waveforms, complexes and how to calculate 
  heart rate.
- Demonstrate and gain the understanding of ECG monitoring by successfully performing and interpreting 
  basic 3 lead ECGs. 
- Identify sinus and atrial dysrhythmias, junctional and ventricular dysrhythmias, and heart blocks, and  
  also recognize pacemaker rhythms, artifact sources and how to minimize their effect on the ECG.
- Identify problems with an ECG by checking lead placement and the monitor. 
There will be a complete self-study assignment and a written test.
BLS - 4 Hours - $40
Who Should Attend:  All those with a current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider Card.
Students will be expected to complete the following learning objectives:
- Knowledge of the links in the American Heart Association adult and pediatric chain of survival.
- Recall and demonstrate the basic steps of CPR for adults, children and infants.
- Understand the ABCD's of CPR.
- Knowledge of chest compressions and rescue breathing with bag mask ventilation, mouth- to-mask
  ventilation and mouth-to-mouth ventilation for adult, child and infant victims.
- Knowledge of 2 rescuer CPR for adult, child an infant.
- Knowledge of automatic external defibrillation for adults and children.
- Recall and demonstrate the steps for obstructive airway removal for the conscious and unconscious adult, 
  child and infant.
Care of the Central Lines - 4 Hours - $125
Who Should Attend:  RNís and LPNís, graduate nurses.
Students will be expected to complete the following learning objectives:
- List clinical standards of practice.
- Describe anatomy and physiology of central venous access including varying insertion sites.
- Describe four common central venous catheter lines.
- List the components of CVL site assessment.
- Demonstrate CVL flushing, blood drawing techniques and dressing changes.
- Describe appropriate techniques for medication and fluid administration through central venous lines.
- List common complications of central venous lines and nursing interventions for each.
First Aid - 4 Hours - $40
Who Should Attend:  Home health aids, CNAís, EMTís.  RNís and LPNís are welcomed.
Students will be expected to complete the following learning objectives:
- Identify what is first aid.
- Discuss safety prevention.
- Knowledge on how to protect yourself.
- Discuss how to access the emergency.
- Knowledge of cardiac emergency, breathing emergency, stroke seizures, diabetic emergency and severe 
  allergic emergencies and injuries.
- Discuss types of wounds and bleeding.
- Knowledge of burns and fractures.
IV Therapy - 30 Hours - $250
Who Should Attend:  RNís and LPNís , graduate nurses.
This course provides the certification necessary for LPNs to practice IV therapy and is also a great refresher course for RNs.  This course is recognized by the Florida State Board of Nursing.  It is divided into 16 classroom hours and 14 home study hours.  It includes theory and actual practice sessions.  Topics covered include fluid and electrolytes, blood transfusion therapy, hyperalimentation, IV medication administration, mathematical calculations, and the care and use of central lines.  Our emphasis is on patient assessment and practical applications using the latest equipment.
Medication Administration - 6 Hours - $50
Who Should Attend:  Non-licensed healthcare professionals, HHAís, CNAís and Licensed Certified Nursing Assistants.
At the completion of this 6 hour program the participant will be able to discuss safety and sanitation practices while administering medication. Understand administration documentation and record keeping requirements. Knowledge of medical errors and medical error reporting. Identify the determination of need for medication administration assistance and consent requirements. Knowledge of procedural arrangements for clients who require medication offsite.
PALS Certification - 12 Hours - $200
Recertification - 8 Hours - $150
Who Should Attend:  LPNís, RNís, Paramedics, Physicians, RRTís, Healthcare providers responsible for advanced rescuscitation.
This course is approved for those to be able to understand how to recognize and prevent the common causes of pediatric injuries and emergencies that require resuscitation. The course will include the following learning objectives:
- Identify and recognize respiratory failure, shock, and cardiac arrest.
- Initiate advance resuscitation with airway and ventilation control, vascular access, fluid and medication therapy.
- Identify and treat rhythm disturbances.
- Demonstrate management of cardiac pulmonary emergencies in pediatric patients.
Phlebotomy - 8 Hours - $100
Who Should Attend:  RNís, LPNís, EMTís, all allied healthcare professionals and students, ancillary staff, such as CNAís.
Students will be expected to complete the following learning objectives:
- Describe and perform the venipuncture process including:
  1. Proper patient identification procedures.
  2. Proper equipment selection and use.
  3. Proper labeling procedures and completion of laboratory requisitions.
  4. Order of draw for multiple tube phlebotomy.
  5. Preferred venous access sites and factors to consider in site selection, and ability to differentiate 
      between the feel of a vein, tendon and artery.
  6. Safety and infection control procedures.
  7. Quality assurance issues.
- Identify the additive, additive function, volume, and specimen considerations to be followed for each of 
  the various color coded tubes.
- List six areas to be avoided when performing venipuncture and the reasons for the restrictions.
- Summarize the problems that may be encountered in accessing a vein, including the procedure to follow 
  when a specimen is not obtained.
- List several effects of exercise, posture, and tourniquet application upon laboratory values.
Wound Care Strategies and Treatments - 2 Hours - $30
Who Should Attend:  LPNís, RNís ARNPís, Clinical Nurses.
Topics covered include: Identify the structures of the integamentary system. Discuss the function of the skin and functional decline of aged skin. Discuss the biological process of wound healing according to the wound healing cascade. Identify terminology used to describe the wound bed. Knowledge of wound care products and selection for treatment of wounds.
Wound Vac - 2 Hours - $30
Who Should Attend:  LPNís, RNís ARNPís, Clinical Nurses.
Upon completion of this class the participant will have knowledge of how Negative Pressure Wound Therapy technology accomplishes wound healing. Identify the differences between Negative Pressure Wound Therapy product lines. Knowledge to select appropriate dressings. Discuss Negative Pressure Wound Therapy indications and contraindications.