Class Schedule

Thank you for your interest in our training programs.  If you have any questions, please contact our Training Center at (732) 776-4470.

 

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider course is designed to train healthcare professionals in managing patients with acute cardiac illnesses using the most current methods available. Information will be reviewed and practice time will be made available to enhance proficiency in the following modalities:


Adjuncts for management of airway control and ventilation
Dysrhythmia recognition and cardiac monitoring
Synchronized cardioversion and defibrillation
Pharmacology for cardiac care
Management of acute MI and stroke
Management of bradycardic and tachycardic patients


Course Completion Requirements To receive a course completion card, the student must • attend and participate in the entire course, • demonstrate proficiency in CPR skills, pass required skills tests, and • pass required written tests.

Your course completion card will come as an eCard (electronic card).  This has the same validity as a paper card.

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

ACLS - Renewal

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 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.

 

Your course completion card will come as an eCard (electronic card).  This has the same validity as a paper card. 

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

This BLS Instructor update course is required for all Meridian Health System affilated instructors' with an upcoming expiration. This course is manatory to continute your training center affiliation with Meridian Health. In addtion, you must have also fullfilled your required teaching of four (4) courses within your certification cycle.  

During this course you will receive an update from the training center,  There will be both a skill and written competency which you must sucessfully pass.  

Upon registration, your instructor files will be reviewed and you'll be contacted prior to the course if we don't have a record of your minimum courses taught.  In case there is a discrepency, please be prepared to provide the dates and location of the classes you taught.   

Course Description

The Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.  

Features

  • Video based course ensures consistency
  • Instructor led, hands on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Student manual comes with new Pocket Reference Card, designed to provide quick emergency information to the rescuer at any time.
  • Updated Science based content

Course Content

  •  Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
  • Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
  • CPR with an advanced airway

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be issued a course completion card.

 

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

Mandatory Orientation / Registration - Tuesday, January 3, 2018, 6 PM 

Optional CPR course, if needed - Wednesday, January 4, 2018, 6 PM

First day of class - Saturday, January 6, 8:30 AM

 

Course Description

This course is designed to instruct a student to the level of EMT-Basic, who serves as a vital link in the chain of the health care team. It is recognized that the majority of prehospital emergency medical care will be provided by the EMT-Basic. This course includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with an ambulance service or other specialized service.

This is a rigorous program of classroom instruction, practical skills, evaluations, and homework assignments. The student must also complete 10 hours of clinical skills in a hospital emergency room. In order to successfully complete this course and in order to take the NJ State Certifying Examination, the student must obtain a grade of 70% on all tests. All absences must be made-up prior to taking the state exam.

Eligibility to take the course:

All applicants must have reached their 16th birthday prior to the start of the course. Anyone under the age of 18 must also provide a letter from their parents granting them permission to attend the course. Click here to obtain the consent form which must be completed.

All students will be subjected to a criminal background check.  Please contact the program administrator at 732-776-4470 for any questions. 

Students with documented learning disabilities may be eligible for reasonable accommodations.  Please contact the program administrator at 732-776-4470, to discuss further. 

Prerequisite:

As a prerequisite, you must have completed a CPR course at the Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer level. The CPR certification must be valid throughout the course.

Course Schedule:

The class meets every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7 PM to 10:30 PM.  There are some Saturday sessions, from 8:30 am to 4 PM. Click here to view the draft course schedule. 

Tuition & Fees

Tuition for the course is $1,200.00.  A deposit of $200 is required at registration. Full payment is required on the first class.   We accept the NJ EMT Training Fund for perspective students who are a member of a volunteer EMS agency.  This form must be completed, sign and turned in before or on the first day of class  Click here to obtain an EMT Training Fund Certificate of Eligibility form,   Text book and online access to the learning management system are required and is not part of the tuition.  The cost is $220 and this is not covered by the training fund. 

A payment plan is available.  Please call the Program Administrator at 732-776-4470 to discuss details. 

You are required to provide your own stethoscope by the second week of class. If you wish, you may purchase a stethoscope through an EMS supply company, which will provide a student discount.  A BP cuff is also included in the price of the stethoscope. 

 

Refunds:

No refunds will be issued after the third scheduled class.  A processing fee of $100 will be deducted if a refund is made.  Books, stethoscope, blood pressure cuffs are non-refundable. 

This course is intended for those who want to learn life-saving rescue skills for newborn to adult. Participants will learn prevention of the most common fatal injuries, the chain of survival, CPR Skills, and relief of a foreign body in the choking person.

HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 is a Web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning. After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor or on a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card.This program presents 10 interactive, adult, in-hospital cases to teach the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support treatment algorithms.

Unprepared or inexperienced students may require additional time to complete HeartCode ACLS Part 1. To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials contained within the program and complete the Precourse Self-Assessment prior to attempting the patient cases.

Following completion of Part 1; students must attend the HeartCODE ACLS Parts 2 & 3 skills session.  Registration for the skills session is not included in the course fee.  Students must complete the skills session within 60 days of completion of Part 1.

To purchase this course, continue on to the registration page.  

Upon successfull completion of part 1, students will be REQUIRED to provide a copy of their certificate of completion. We cannot award an ACLS provider card without this certificate on file.

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

HeartCode® BLS Part 1 is a Web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning. After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor or on a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card.

Following completion of Part 1; students must attend the HeartCODE ACLS Parts 2 & 3 skills session.  Registration for the skills session is included in the course fee.  Students must complete the skills session within 60 days of completion of Part 1.  To schedule Parts 2 & 3, please call the Training Center at 732-776-4470.

 

 

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

Updated to reflect science in the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, HeartCode® PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. Using eSimulation technology, students assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings where they can apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.

After completing HeartCode PALS Part 1, students must successfully complete a hands-on skills practice and testing session (parts 2 and 3) with an AHA PALS Instructor. Students will receive an AHA PALS course completion card, valid for two years, upon successful completion of all three parts.

Upon successfull completion of part 1, students will be REQUIRED to provide a copy of their certificate of completion. We cannot award a PALS provider card without this certificate on file.

 

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

The course provides training for anyone who wants to learn basic CPR, use of an AED, and obtain a Heartsaver course completion card.

Course Content:
Includes information on adult and child CPR, AED use (adult/child), Choking (adult/child), Using a mask or barrier device, Phoning for help, and Optional modules in infant CPR and choking.

Audience:
Designed for employee training at companies, corporations, businesses or other entities. For employees and/or designated first responders who have a duty to respond to a first aid or cardiac emergency because of the job requirements .

Heartsaver® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.

This skill session is only open to Meridian Healh System team members.

This is session is for HeartCode®  BLS,  ACLS or PALS skills only.  Heartcode BLS and ACLS is a self-directed activity utilizing a Voice-Assisted Manikin (VAM).  No need to schedule an appointment.  

For PALS, please email Rob Clawson at rclawson@meridianhealth.com to schedule an appointment. 

This is HeartCode® Parts 2 & 3 (practice and evaluatiion) of your skills after you completed HeartCode®  Part 1.  You must print your certificate from Part 1 and bring it with you. The course must be completed within 60 days of the completion of Part 1.  

Please contact the Life Support Training Center at 732-776-4470 if you have any questions.  

HeartCode ACLS is the official AHA self-directed comprehensive eLearning course featuring micro-simulation and scenario based learning. 

Part 1 of the program is completed online in the HealthStream environment.  The average completion time is approximately 4.5 hours.  Once completed, you'll have two (2) weeks to complete. 

Parts 2 & 3 of the program is skills practice and testing.  You'll be using manikins connected to a computer for practice and skills evaluation without a need for an instructor.  The session takes approximately 15 minutes for completion. 

Important!

Once you begin with the HeartCode program, you must finish with the HearCode program.  You'll be ineligible for attending a classroom offering.

To access Part 1, go HealthStream and sign-in with your user ID.  The site is www.healthstream.com/hlc/meridianhealth.  Do not use the Meridian portal or Dashboard. Turn off all of your pop-up blockers.

If you are not sure you wish to participate in this online course or if you have specific questions, please call the training center at 732-776-4470, 

To register for this course, click on "purchase this course".  This will direct you the registration page. Choose which month your current ACLS expires or select the month that you wish to participate if it's your initial certification. Continue on with the rest of the registration questions.   You'll be assigned the course on the first date of the month that you selected.  If you register after the month has begun, you'll be assigned the course as soon as possible. 

 

HeartCode BLS is the official AHA self-directed comprehensive eLearning course featuring micro-simulation and scenario based learning. 

Part 1 of the program is completed online in the HealthStream environment.  The average completion time is approximately 4.5 hours.  Once completed, you'll have two (2) weeks to complete. 

Parts 2 & 3 of the program is skills practice and testing.  You'll be using manikins connected to a computer for practice and skills evaluation without a need for an instructor.  The session takes approximately 15 minutes for completion. 

Important!

Once you begin with the HeartCode program, you must finish with the HearCode program.  You'll be ineligible for attending a classroom offering.

To access Part 1, go HealthStream and sign-in with your user ID.  The site is www.healthstream.com/hlc/meridianhealth.  Do not use the Meridian portal or Dashboard. Turn off all of your pop-up blockers.

If you are not sure you wish to participate in this online course or if you have specific questions, please call the training center at 732-776-4470, 

To register for this course, click on "purchase this course".   This will direct you the registration page. Choose which month your current ACLS expires or select the month that you wish to participate if it's your initial certification. Continue on with the rest of the registration questions.   You'll be assigned the course on the first date of the month that you selected.  If you register after the month has begun, you'll be assigned the course as soon as possible. 

HeartCode PALS is the official AHA self-directed comprehensive eLearning course featuring micro-simulation and scenario based learning. 

Part 1 of the program is completed online in the HealthStream environment.  The average completion time is approximately 4.5 hours.  Once completed, you will scheule an appointment to meet with an instructor for your skill verification.  Details will be in your confirmation letter.

Once you begin with the HeartCode program, you must finish with the HearCode program.  You'll be ineligible for attending a classroom offering.

To access Part 1, go HealthStream and sign-in with your user ID.  The site is www.healthstream.com/hlc/meridianhealth.  Do not use the Meridian portal or Dashboard. Turn off all of your pop-up blockers.

If you are not sure you wish to participate in this online course or if you have specific questions, please call the training center at 732-776-4470, 

To register for this course, click on "purchase this course".  This will direct you the registration page. Choose which month your current ACLS expires or select the month that you wish to participate if it's your initial certification. Continue on with the rest of the registration questions.   You'll be assigned the course on the first date of the month that you selected.  If you register after the month has begun, you'll be assigned the course as soon as possible. 

 

This course teaches Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) according to the standards of the American Heart Association. This course is designed to develop the skills of physicians, nurses, paramedics, and technicians who are regularly involved in emergency cardiac care delivery. The course features discussions and practical skill stations which help develop skills necessary for the delivery of emergency cardiac care.

Pre-requisites

You must supply a copy of your:
• Current BLS for Healthcare Provider card
• Current PALS Provider card (for Renewals)
You must also be proficient in EKG interpretation.

 

 Your course completion card will come as an eCard (electronic card).  This has the same validity as a paper card.

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

This one-day course is for those individuals who need to renew their PALS certification. The renewal course includes discussion and practical skill stations designed to review all topics pertaining to pediatric emergency cardiac care. This class is strictly for those who have completed a full PALS course in the past. If you are unsuccessful in a renewal session, you must take the 2 day initial course. There is no opportunity to retake a Renewal course.

Pre-requisites
You must supply a copy of your:
• Current BLS for Healthcare Provider card
• Current PALS Provider card (for Renewals)
You must also be proficient in EKG interpretation.

Your course completion card will come as an eCard (electronic card).  This has the same validity as a paper card.

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

HeartCode BLS is the official AHA self-directed comprehensive eLearning course featuring micro-simulation and scenario based learning. 

Part 1 of the program is completed online in the HealthStream environment.  The average completion time is approximately 4.5 hours.  

Parts 2 & 3 of the program is skills practice and testing.  You'll be using voice assisted manikins connected to a computer for practice and skills evaluation without a need for an instructor.  The session takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes for completion. 

Important!

Once you begin with the HeartCode program, you must finish with the HearCode program.  You'll be ineligible for attending a classroom offering.

 

 

This is a request for a replacement or duplicate certification card. You will be billed $15 for the card before the card is issued. 

To receive a replacement or duplicate CPR certification card, please click Purchase Course and complete the form. You will be issued an electronic card (eCard).   An eCard is the electronic equivalent of a printed course completion card and can be provided to students as an alternative to a printed card. eCards are valid course completion cards and can be presented to employers as proof of successful completion of an AHA course. Like printed cards, eCards also expire two years from the issue date.  

 

When completing the registration page, please capitalize the first letter in your first and last name. Information typed here will appear on your certification card

 

If you need to reschedule or cancel your registration, simply sign up for another session.  However, please call the Training Center at 732-776-4470 to cancel your original registration. This will free up a seat for someone else.