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Expedition Medical Specialist
These classes are composed of very small groups from just one individual to approximately 12. Unlike a large group that breaks up into smaller groups for different stations in rotation, which logistically consumes
time, we remain as one small group for the entire duration. As a result we are very informal, relaxed and are able to use a more personal and innovative approach in accomplishing our life support review. We take breaks when we please, discuss and practice at our own pace, and finish when we have covered what we need to cover.
We will take the time necessary to make you feel confident and comfortable in performing the task at hand. Feel free to bring whatever snacks you wish
CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION/ CONTINUING ED CREDIT
Our courses follow the guidelines established by the American Heart Association (AHA). Upon the successful completion of the program you will receive from instructor or mail the AHA card from the ECSI
Training Center. The AHA Training Center will issue your card as quickly as possible and within 30 days or at the time of the exam or receipt of the paperwork from us of your satisfactory life support completion or renewal. In addition, upon satisfactory completion, you will immediately receive a Certificate of Completion documenting your life support renewal while delivery of your AHA card is in progress.
Continuing education credit contact hours are provided for nurses only for either the ACLS or PALS by the Provider, CME from ACEP and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Since our group is small and the program design is so personalized, it is difficult to predict how long it will take to cover all the required material. The better prepared you come, obviously, the smoother and faster
the meeting will run and any extra time you personally need will be provided. Such are the advantages of
small group meetings.
A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT OUR COURSES
The emphasis in our meeting will be in providing a good opportunity to answer your questions, clarifyareas you may find troublesome and provide an ample opportunity to practice scenario management. The
emphasis is NOT the passing of a written exam. Although the AHA requires the exam, this small groupdesign and focus on your personal needs will virtually assure that with reasonable effort on your part youwill do well.
If some issues are not resolved and you're not performing satisfactorily then those issues will be identified, reviewed and remediated according to your needs. Most of us learn a little better when we perform inerror, identify the error then modify our actions so that we perform correctly. A wrong answer provides a learning experience that is to your benefit. In our meeting, wrong answers are not something to be
embarrassed about. Wrong answers are very welcome here! Please bring all your incorrect and misunderstood concepts and perceptions for us to analyze and try to rectify so that you will be correct when you leave.
SCHEDULING, FEES, CANCELLATION/POSTPONEMENT, REIMBURSEMENT
The fee for the ACLS or PALS complete or renewal course is $175 but if you hold a current card that has not yet expired you get a discount for the renewal course and the fee is reduced to $110. BLS is at present $60 but if you hold a current card that has not expired you get a discount and the fee is $40. BLS is also available in an Online computer accessed learning program that involves taking the cognitive portion of the course and written exam at your own pace at home on your computer then simply coming to our training
site for the skills testing by an instructor to complete the program. The BLS is also available in the more traditional classroom held course. If interested in BLS please inquire for details on the available options, fees and schedules
WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE
You must have a current ACLS, PALS, or BLS card in order to renew your ACLS, PALS or BLS respectively. If yours has very recently expired, ask to speak to the program director ***** whowill determine under the AHA guidelines, whether renewal would be possible for you or whether an entire course would be required.
The AHA also wants you to be aware of their disclaimer, which states: "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, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the association."
ACLS, BLS, PALS, Certification and Recertification Course Description and
ACLS course, (Advanced Cardiac Life support Course):
Upon completion of this class the participant will be able to know how to manage cardio respiratory
emergencies by using the systematic ACLS guidelines of the American Heart Association, (AHA). You
will know how to evaluate and manage a sudden adult respiratory arrest, VF/VT arrest, asystole, pulseless
electrical activity, bradycardias, stable and unstable tachycardias, acute coronary syndromes and acute
stroke. Cost $175.00 for one person and 150.00 per person in more then one
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BLS, (Basic Life Support, CPR, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Course for Health Care Providers):
Upon completion of this class for the health care provider, the participant will be able to describe the links
in the American Heart Association (AHA) Chain of survival. This will include the call to 911, performing
1 and 2 rescuer CPR with rescue breathing using mouth to mouth, face shield, mouth to mask, and bag
mask device, and relieving foreign body airway obstruction for the adult, child, or infant victim.
Cost $60.00 Per Person
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PALS Course (Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course) PALS:
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 and initiate advanced
resuscitation with airway and ventilation control, vascular access, fluid and medication therapy and identify
and treat rhythm disturbances. Cost $175.00 for one person and $150.00 per person in more then one