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Basic Life Support (BLS) (3-4 Hours)
The BLS for Healthcare Providers course is designed to provide a wide variety of certified or noncertified, licensed or nonlicensed, healthcare professionals with the skills to keep people alive until they can be brought to a hospital or be treated with more advanced lifesaving measures.
The BLS course covers:
- Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
- Two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask
- Foreign-body airway obstruction (conscious and unconscious)
- Automated external defibrillation (AED) for adult, child, and infant
- Special resuscitation situations
- Other cardiopulmonary emergencies and stroke and cardiac arrest
- Advanced Airways
- Rescue Breathing
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (10-12 hours)
The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS 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. Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.
The ACLS course covers:
- ACLS algorithms
- Immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
- Airway management
- Rhythm recognition
- High-quality CPR
- 1-rescuer CPR AED
- Effective resuscitation team dynamics
- Science overview
- BLS and ACLS surveys
- Megacode treatment
- Identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke).
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (10-12 hrs)
The classroom- and video-based, instructor-led PALS course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.
The PALS course covers:
- Pediatric emergencies
- Concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment
- PALS treatment algorithms
- Effective resuscitation
- Team dynamics.
ELIGIBILITY*: SUNY PA Students