Events & Classes

American Heart Association
2017 Schedule of Classes

We are currently accepting registrations for the following list of classes. You may register and pick up books by contacting Barbara Leonard, bleonard@cvmchospital.org, 775.783.3083, or Andrea Highfill, ahighfill@cvmchospital.org, 775.782.1622.  Students must be registered on or before the registration deadline for each class.  Please give 48-hours notice if possible when cancelling attendance for a class.

ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS)

This course teaches providers to respond to a cardiovascular emergency. It is intended for physicians, nurses, EMT's, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare professionals. ACLS provides the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult cardiac arrest. Pre-requisites include current BLS certification and current ACLS certification.

Renewal (must have a current ACLS certification)

Cost:  Free for CVMC employees, $100 for community members (cost includes book)

Dates: June 19, 2017 Monday 8am - 2pm
October 19, 2017 Thursday 9am - 2pm

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) HEALTHCARE PROVIDER COURSE

This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, and use an AED. The course includes adult, child, and infant rescue skills in both the out-of-hospital and in-hospital settings. 

Cost: Free for CVMC employees, $45 for community members (cost includes book)

Dates: July 20, 2017 Thursday 9am - 1pm
Sept. 26, 2017 Tuesday 9am - 1pm
Nov. 17, 2017 Friday 9am - 1pm

HEARTSAVER CPR AED

This course is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, and how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide
feedback and guide the students’ learning of the skills.  This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training. 
                
Dates: August 8, 2017 Tuesday 9am – 1pm



PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT (PALS)

This course is designed to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. This course is intended for pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.

Renewal (must have a current PALS certification)

Cost: Free for CVMC employees, $100 for community members (cost includes book)

Dates: September 2017 Date TBD 8am - 2pm