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As the climate and regulations continue to change everyday with COVID-19, we wanted to give all of our students an update on our current operations.

Our staff meticulously cleans all surfaces, mannequins, and equipment, between use of each student. We have hand sanitizer for use throughout the entire class, with bathrooms nearby for those who prefer to wash their hands with soap and water. 

In addition, we have added more skills check sessions where you can do most of the course online and come into our office for a brief one-on-one skills check with an instructor.  You will receive the same certification card as an instructor-led class. (We suggest you've taken an AHA/ARC course prior to enrolling into one of our online courses, as these may be challenging to students who have never taken a class before. Remember once you sign up for an online class you cannot switch to a regular class without paying for the original class fee again.)

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South Florida Healthcare Institute Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program is Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education #9027, and Approved through the Florida Board of Nursing. 

 

Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program Flyer

 

South Florida Healthcare Institute Nursing Assistant Training program is taught by credentialed nursing instructors with professional experience. Our Nurse Assistant Training program delivers an engaging curriculum that meets state and federal education regulations. Theory and skills practice, including a clinical experience at a skilled nursing facility, is conducted under nursing supervision. The course content focuses on critical thinking, decision-making and team concepts while incorporating elements of care and communication/interpersonal skills. Nursing Assistants work in a variety of patient-care settings, such as nursing homes, long-term care facilities, acute rehabilitations, the hospital, and more, under the direction of a nurse. Duties include taking vital signs and assisting patients with basic tasks.

Our Nursing Assistant Training program is completed via blended Learning (digital + classroom): The dynamic content, with movie-quality videos, expert segments and story-based interactive sections, is a refreshing alternative to “read-test-repeat” online theory formats. Preview the Blended Learning video content.

Students can generally expect to complete their training and be ready to take their state certification exam to become a licensed or certified nurse assistant (CNA) within 4 to 8 weeks of beginning their training. A certificate is issued at the successful completion of the program in accordance with Florida guidelines. Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification examination. The Florida Department of Health/Board of Nursing will issue a license, to those who pass the examination.

Program Length: 120 hours (4-5 weeks full-time). Program Offered: Rolling admission. Delivery Method: Blended Learning - Theory portion is completed online, Lab and Clinicals are completed in person.

Schedule:

  • Please review the schedule above

Admission Policy:

Students enrolling in the Nurse Assistant Training Program must be at least 18 years of age, or have obtained a high school diploma or GED. No additional educational requirements are required for those 18 years and over.  However, fundamental reading and writing skills in English are essential.  Those that do not have a high school diploma/GED will be required to take and pass a TABE test prior to admission.  Minimum score required on TABE Test is and Math- Grade 8 Level and Reading - Grade 8 Level. Please note that a level ll background check, and drug test will need to be completed as part of the application process.

Nursing Assistant Training Program - Fees:

Registration Fee (Nonrefundable) - $450

Nursing Assistant Textbook and Workbook - Included in Tuition

One Set of Uniforms - Included in Tuition

Student Liability Insurance - Included in Tuition

Florida State Licensure Examination Fee - Included in Tuition

Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) Certification - Included in Tuition

Supplies (Blood Pressure Cuff and Stethoscope) - Included in Tuition

Total Program Cost: $1,750

Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:

Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study. Exam costs are included with your tuition. You will work with your Program Director towards the end of your program, to sign up for your certification examination.

Note: A non-refundable deposit of $450 is due upon registration on the following page. 

What Is The HESI® Admission Assessment (A2)? It is a standardized and proctored entrance exam completed by applicants of Nursing & Healthcare Education programs. The exam has been used for over 20 years to assess the academic readiness of prospective students for diverse programs.

How Does It Work? The A2 identifies students’ academic strengths and areas where improvement may be needed to fully support their academic program success. It evaluates knowledge and skills in three primary academic areas: English Language, Math, and Science. A composite percentage score is provided by averaging the results of all exams completed.

How To Study For The HESI Admission Assessment? Admission Assessment Exam Review 5th Edition

The HESI Admission Assessment is non-refundable. 

30-hour IV Therapy Course

Approved through the Florida Board of Nursing. Course tracking # 20-709665

 

 

 

South Florida Healthcare Institute offers an innovative approach to the traditional 30-hour IV Therapy course, that is required for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to take, prior to administering intravenous therapy to their patients, upon graduation. This course can also be taken by Registered Nurses (RN) who would like to enhance their IV insertion skills. Upon registering, each student will receive a unique link, to access the online portion of our program. This online program consists of 8 modules with full motion graphics, videos, simulations, references, and critical thinking exercises that engage learners, while incorporating considerations for various health care settings and patient populations. This program was also developed in alignment with the INS’ Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice to provide learners with foundational knowledge of infusion therapy. Students will have lifetime access, so that they may refer back, and refresh their skills, at anytime. 

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Topics covered in this course includes:

Safe Infusion Therapy Practice 

Vascular Access Device and Site Selection 

Proper Use of Short Peripheral Catheter 

Device Care and Management 

Administration of Fluids and Medications 

Proper Device Removal

Assessment and Management of Complications

Chemotherapy Principles, Blood Components, Parental Nutrition, and more!

Upon completion of this program, the clinician will be able to:

a. Implement infection prevention strategies while practicing infusion therapy 
b. Determine the most appropriate vascular access site and device for patients receiving infusion therapy
c. Explain best practices for insertion and care of short peripheral catheters
d. Communicate best practice methods for care and management of various vascular access devices (VADs)
e. Describe methods for safe infusion medication and solution administration (eg, continuous, intermittent, and intravenous push)
f. Explain best practices for the correct removal of various VADs.
g. Recognize infusion-related complications and determine how to intervene

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In-class Skills Session:

During your in class skill session, students will get tested on a variety of clinical IV therapy competencies, such as inserting peripheral IV catheters, changing a PICC and central line dressing and hanging and infusing IV fluids. All students must complete the online fundamental course prior to their in-person skills session. Upon successful completion, students will receive a 30-hour FLBON CEU certificate. 

 

Same Day Certification Card!

Class time: Approx 3 Hours

This course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills. BLS is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This video-based, Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings.

After successfully completing the BLS course, students should be able to:

  • describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
  • describe all the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
  • perform high-quality CPR on adults, children, and infants
  • describe the importance of early AED use and demonstrate using one
  • provide effective ventilations with a barrier device
  • describe the importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants.

Upon successful completion of all requirements, students receive a BLS provider card the same day!

Course Overview:

The AHA Basic Life Support Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in the Heartsaver and/or Healthcare Provider resuscitation courses. The American Heart Association requires that Instructors be at least 16 years of age for the Heartsaver and BLS Instructor courses. A BLS Instructor will be qualified to teach the BLS for Healthcare Provider Course as well as the Heartsaver Course for the lay person. (If you would ike to become a Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Instructor ONLY, please contact our Training Site for further details prior to signing up.)

A BLS Instructor Course is approximately 9 hours. The course consists of BLS Instructor Essentials (3 hours of individual on-line pre-course work), and an additional 6 hours of classroom training and practice. Click here to review our Instructor Timeline. It will explain the steps to becoming an AHA Instructor with South Florida Healthcare Institute and LifeTek Carlson (Training Center). Our Instructor courses are very hands-on, and space is limited. You will be aligning with LifeTek Training Center, one of the best training centers in the U.S.

Ideal Instructor Candidate Qualities:

  • A strong desire to teach
  • Excellent BLS performance & problem-solving skills
  • Ability to follow directions & follow through with tasks
  • Ability to communicate effectively in front of a group
  • Views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills
  • Ability to facilitate learning and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion

 Mandatory Course Prerequisites:

  1. Possess a current AHA BLS Provider card. If you need to renew your BLS card, you can do so here.
  2. Complete an Instructor Candidate Application.
  3. Designate a Training Center by registering at ahainstructornetwork.org.
  4. Successfully complete the BLS Instructor Essentials Online Course (included in the cost of the course), and print the course completion certificate. You will receive the online course and access code in your training cofirmation email.
  5. Possess a current edition of the AHA Provider and Instructor Manual and DVD (digital eProducts are acceptable), for the discipline desired to teach, (AHA Provider Manuals and DVDs ARE NOT included in the cost of the course. You may order all instructor materials from South Florida Healthcare Institute.)
  6. Please e-mail the following items, one week prior to your scheduled instructor course, to ahainstructor@sflhealthcareinstitute.com
    1. Copy of your current Healthcare Provider card (front & back)
    2. Completed instructor candidate application
    3. BLS Instructor Essentials completion certificate

Monitoring and Mentoring: 

Each instructor candidate is required to be monitored teaching a BLS class in full to complete the Instructor course requirements. A South Florida Healthcare Institute Training Center Faculty will monitor the class.  It is the instructor candidate’s responsibility to coordinate their monitored class. South Florida Healthcare Institute will not issue an Instructor card until a satisfactory monitoring has been done. Once each step of this process is completed, you will receive an AHA BLS Instructor Card which will be valid for 2 years. If you have any questions, please contact ahainstructor@sflhealthcareinstitute.com

Same Day Certification Card!

Class time: Approx. 2 Hours

*Your current card must be an original American Heart Association card (NOT Red Cross) and must not be EXPIRED. If your card is expired (or from another agency, ex. Red Cross), you must sign up for the initial course. Please be ready to show proof of your unexpired card once you arrive to class.

This course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills. BLS is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This video-based, Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings.

After successfully completing the BLS course, students should be able to:

  • describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
  • describe all the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
  • perform high-quality CPR on adults, children, and infants
  • describe the importance of early AED use and demonstrate using one
  • provide effective ventilations with a barrier device
  • describe the importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants.

Upon successful completion of all requirements, students receive an BLS provider card the same day!

HeartCode BLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills. 

Part 1 - A self-paced series of online training modules (30 minutes - 2 hours based on experience)
Part 2 - Skills practice and test at our facility (15 - 30 minutes)

After completing the online portion, students attend a structured BLS Hands-On Session with an AHA Instructor. This session focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. Where available, students may also complete the hands-on session with a voice-assisted manikin (VAM).

HeartCode BLS is for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative method for completing an initial or renewal BLS Course.

After completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
  • Describe all of the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
  • Perform high-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • Describe the importance of early use of an AED and demonstrate its use
  • Provide effective ventilations by using a barrier device
  • Describe the importance of team dynamics in multi-rescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

Course details:

  • Includes in-facility and prehospital tracks; student chooses his/her track before starting HeartCode® BLS modules
  • Includes 10 modules, 5 eSimulations, and 2 video tutorials
  • eSimulation cases include: 2 adult two-rescuer BLS cases, 1 child one-rescuer BLS case, 1 infant two-rescuer BLS case, and 1 infant one-rescuer BLS case
  • Summary of critical concepts provided for each eSimulation case
  • Virtual debriefings provided immediately after each eSimulation, with hyperlinks to the referenced section of the BLS Provider Manual
  • Includes the following downloadable resources: BLS reference card, alogorithms, team diagram, summary of high-quality CPR components, skills testing checklist, and AHA Chain of Survival
  • Online access to the BLS Provider Manual
  • Multiple-choice, 25-question exam to test cognitive knowledge
  • Certificate of completion available to print after HeartCode® BLS modules and simulations, exam, and course evaluation have been completed successfully
  • Access to all information in the course for 24 months following activation

Upon successful completion of all requirements, students receive a BLS provider card the same day!

Same Day Certification!

Class Time: Approx 6 Hours (can be longer or shorter depending on class size)

Precourse assessment MUST be completed, along with additional information sent in confirmation email!

ACLS builds on the foundation of lifesaving basic life support (BLS) skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication; systems of care; and recognition of and intervention in cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

The ACLS course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units -- such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics -- as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Before taking the ACLS course, students must pass the online ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment with a score of 70% or higher. This test is part of the ACLS student Web site (access granted with purchase of the ACLS Provider Manual).

After successfully completing the ACLS course, students should be able to:

  • apply the BLS, Primary, and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients
  • perform prompt, high-quality BLS, including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early automated external defibrillator (AED) use
  • recognize and perform early management of respiratory arrest
  • discuss early recognition and management of ACS and stroke, including appropriate disposition
  • recognize and perform early management of bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcomes
  • recognize and perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • model effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team
  • evaluate resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest through continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient's physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team
  • recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
  • discuss how the use of a rapid response team or medical emergency team may improve patient outcomes
  • define systems of care

Upon successful completion of the course, including achieving a score of 84% or higher on the course exam, students receive an ACLS course completion card that is valid for two years.

Upon successful completion of all requirements, students receive an ACLS provider card the same day!

Same Day Certification!

Class Time: Approx 3 Hours (can be longer or shorter depending on class size)

Precourse assessment MUST be completed, along with additional information sent in confirmation email!

*Your current card must not be EXPIRED. If you card is expired, you must sign up for the inital course (click here)

Course Overview:

ACLS builds on the foundation of lifesaving basic life support (BLS) skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication; systems of care; and recognition of and intervention in cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

The ACLS course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units -- such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics -- as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Before taking the ACLS course, students must pass the online ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment with a score of 70% or higher. This test is part of the ACLS student website (information is given upon registration of course).

After successfully completing the ACLS course, students should be able to:

  • apply the BLS, Primary, and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients
  • perform prompt, high-quality BLS, including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early automated external defibrillator (AED) use
  • recognize and perform early management of respiratory arrest
  • discuss early recognition and management of ACS and stroke, including appropriate disposition
  • recognize and perform early management of bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcomes
  • recognize and perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • model effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team
  • evaluate resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest through continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient's physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team
  • recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
  • discuss how the use of a rapid response team or medical emergency team may improve patient outcomes
  • define systems of care

For successful course completion, students must:

  • demonstrate skills competency in all learning stations
  • pass the high-quality BLS skills test
  • pass the bag-mask ventilation with OPA/NPA insertion skills test
  • pass the Megacode test
  • pass the ACLS exam with a score of 84% or higher.

Upon successful completion of all requirements, students receive an ACLS provider card the same day!

Heartcode ACLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the AHA’s ACLS Course. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session.  HeartCode ACLS is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. To enter the course, students must complete a precourse self-assessment. Students will then be presented with a team dynamic lesson and 10 In-hospital patient cases, including a BLS case and 2 megacode cases.

The ACLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.

This blended learning course requires prior knowledge of ACLS, and may be better suited to students renewing their course completion card versus those taking an ACLS Course for the first time.

The ACLS online certification course includes two parts:

  • Part 1 – A self-paced series of online training modules (3 – 8 hours based on experience)
  • Part 2 – Skills practice at our facility (30 minutes – 1 hour)
  • This product is non-returnable.
  • Updated to reflect new science in the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session.
  • You must provide an e-mail address when ordering this product. A key and instructional information will be sent to you in order to activate the course online.
  • Tech requirements available at https://www.onlineaha.org/technical_requirements.
  • Codes will be emailed within 24 hours when orders are placed between 9:00 am–5:00 pm EST. Monday–Friday. If order is placed on Friday after 5pm EST, code will be emailed Monday morning.

After successfully completing HeartCode® ACLS, students should be able to:

  • Apply the BLS, Primary, and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients
  • Perform prompt, high-quality BLS, including prioritizing early chest compressions and integrating early AED use
  • Recognize and perform early management of respiratory arrest
  • Discuss early recognition and management of ACS and stroke, including appropriate disposition
  • Recognize and perform early management of bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome
  • Recognize and perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care
  • Model effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team
  • Evaluate resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest through continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient’s physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team
  • Recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance
  • Discuss how the use of a rapid response team or medical emergency team may improve patient outcomes
  • Define systems of care

Course details:

  • Includes 10 in-hospital patient cases (Individual scenarios within each case may vary depending on the learner to maximize the learning opportunities and mimic the variation of real-life scenarios.)
  • Videos include: Systematic Approach, Science of  Resuscitation, High-Quality BLS, Airway Management, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Stroke, Team Dynamics, Megacode (2), IO and Algorithms (4)
  • eSimulation cases include: BLS case, 7 Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Stroke cases, and 2 MegaCode cases
  • Summary of critical concepts provided for each eSimulation case
  • Virtual debriefings provided immediately after each eSimulation
  • Provides online access to the ACLS Provider Manual and 2020 Handbook of ECC
  • Multiple choice, 50-question exam to test cognitive knowledge
  • Certificate of completion available to print after HeartCode® ACLS modules, exam, and course evaluation have been completed successfully
  • Students may access all information included in HeartCode® ACLS for 24 months (two years) following activation of course. 

Technical requirements can be found at  https://www.onlineaha.org/technical_requirements.

Continuing Education Information:  The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Upon successful completion of all requirements, students receive a ACLS provider card the same day!

Same Day Certification!

Class Time: Approx 6 Hours (can be longer or shorter depending on class size)

Precourse assessment MUST be completed, along with additional information sent in confirmation email!

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 uses a series of videos and 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 PALS course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units -- such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics -- as well as others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Before taking the PALS course, students must pass the online PALS Precourse Self-Assessment with a score of 70% or higher. This test is part of the PALS student Web site (access granted with purchase of the PALS Provider Manual).

After successfully completing the PALS course, students should be able to:

  • perform high-quality child CPR AED and infant CPR per American Heart Association basic life support recommendations
  • differentiate between patients who do and patients who do not require immediate intervention
  • recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early, and begin CPR within 10 seconds
  • apply team dynamics
  • differentiate between respiratory distress and respiratory failure, and perform early interventions for both
  • differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock, and perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • implement post-cardiac-arrest management.

Upon successful completion of the course, including achieving a score of 84% or higher on the course exam, students receive a PALS course completion card that is valid for two years.

Upon successful completion of all requirements, students receive an PALS provider card the same day!

Same Day Certification!

Class Time: Approx 3 Hours (can be longer or shorter depending on class size)

Precourse assessment MUST be completed, along with additional information sent in confirmation email!

*Your current card must not be EXPIRED. If you card is expired, you must sign up for the initial course (click here)

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 uses a series of videos and 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 PALS course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units -- such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics -- as well as others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Before taking the PALS course, students must pass the online PALS Precourse Self-Assessment with a score of 70% or higher. This test is part of the PALS student Web site (access granted with purchase of the PALS Provider Manual).

After successfully completing the PALS course, students should be able to:

  • perform high-quality child CPR AED and infant CPR per American Heart Association basic life support recommendations
  • differentiate between patients who do and patients who do not require immediate intervention
  • recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early, and begin CPR within 10 seconds
  • apply team dynamics
  • differentiate between respiratory distress and respiratory failure, and perform early interventions for both
  • differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock, and perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • implement post-cardiac-arrest management.

Upon successful completion of the course, including achieving a score of 84% or higher on the course exam, students receive a PALS course completion card that is valid for two years.

Upon successful completion of all requirements, students receive an PALS provider card the same day!

This eLearning course is the self-directed online portion of HeartCode PALS blended learning, which is followed by a hands-on session for skills practice and testing.

HeartCode PALS is a comprehensive program that uses a series of videos and 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. Using eSimulation technology, students can assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students also apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning.

The PALS Course is intended for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children, including personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and others who need a PALS course completion card for their job or other requirements. HeartCode PALS is for healthcare professionals and others seeking an alternative delivery method for completing PALS training. This online course is a convenient alternative to classroom-based PALS training. This course may be used for an initial or renewal course completion card.

This blended learning course requires prior knowledge of PALS, and may be better suited to students renewing their course completion card versus those taking an PALS Course for the first time.

The PALS online certification course includes two parts:

  • Part 1 – A self-paced series of online training modules (3 – 8 hours based on experience)
  • Part 2 – Skills practice at our facility (30 minutes – 1 hour)
  • This product is non-returnable.
  • Updated to reflect new science in the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR & ECC
  • PALS uses a series of videos and 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.
  • HeartCode® PALS is an online comprehensive eLearning 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.
  • To enter the course, students must complete the PALS Precourse Self-Assessment. Students are then presented with 12 in-hospital patient cases and a team dynamics lesson. Cases may be repeated as many times as necessary to pass. Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students must pass the multiple-choice exam with a minimum score of 84%.
  • Tech requirements available at https://www.onlineaha.org/technical_requirements.
  • Codes will be emailed within 24 hours when orders are placed between 9:00am–5:00 pm EST Monday–Friday. If order is placed on Friday after 5pm EST, code will be emailed Monday morning.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to

  • Perform high-quality child CPR AED and infant CPR per AHA BLS recommendations
  • Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure
  • Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Implement post-cardiac arrest management

Includes:         

  • PALS Precourse Self-Assessment to evaluate learner's ability to integrate both rhythm interpretation and use of pharmacologic agents
  • 12 interactive hospital-based patient scenarios (Individual scenarios within each case may vary depending on the learner to maximize the learning opportunities and mimic the variation of real-life scenarios.)
  • A team dynamics lesson on basic team principles and integrating these principles in a simulated code
  • Summary of critical concepts provided for each eSimulation case
  • Virtual debriefings provided immediately after each eSimulation
  • Online access to the PALS Provider Manual and the 2020 Handbook of ECC
  • A multiple-choice, 50-question exam to test cognitive knowledge
  • Certificate of completion available to print after the HeartCode® PALS modules, exam, and course evaluation have been completed successfully.
  • Access to all information included in HeartCode® PALS for 24 months following activation of course
  • eSimulations cases: 2 airway obstruction, 4 shock, lung tissue disease, bradycardia, supraventricular tachycardia, PEA/asystole ,and VF/VT

Upon successful completion of all requirements, students receive a PALS provider card the same day!

Same Day Certification!

Class Time: Approx 2 Hours (can be longer or shorter depending on class size)

This course is designed to prepare students to provide CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Heartsaver courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

  • describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • recognize when someone needs CPR
  • perform high-quality CPR for an adult alone or as a team member during multi-rescuer CPR (child and infant CPR modules are optional)
  • give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a barrier device for all age groups
  • demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult (child and infant AED modules are optional)
  • describe when and how to help a choking adult or child (infant choking module is optional).

Upon successful completion of the course, including a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card that is valid for two years.

Same Day Certification!

Class Time: Approx 3.5 Hours (can be longer or shorter depending on class size)

This course is designed to prepare students to provide first aid and CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Heartsaver courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. If you are a healthcare provider, please take our Basic Life Support course. If you are a daycare provider, you will need to take our Pediatric First Aid CPR and AED course.

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

  • list the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of the first aid rescuer
  • describe the key steps in first aid
  • describe the assessment of and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke
  • use an epinephrine pen
  • control bleeding
  • recognize elements of common injuries and illnesses
  • recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers
  • describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • recognize when someone needs CPR
  • perform high-quality CPR for an adult alone or as a team member during multi-rescuer CPR (child and infant CPR modules are optional)
  • give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a barrier device for all age groups
  • demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult (child and infant AED modules are optional)
  • describe when and how to help a choking adult or child (infant choking module is optional).

Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid skills demonstration and a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course completion card that is valid for two years.

Same Day Certification!

Class Time: Approx 3.5 Hours (can be longer or shorter depending on class size)

This course teaches students to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or an infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course is intended for those involved in child care who have a duty to respond to children's health emergencies, including child-care workers, teachers, foster-care workers, camp counselors, youth organizations, and coaches for children's sports organizations. This course is also ideal for parents, grandparents, babysitters, and guardians.

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

  • list the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of a rescuer providing first aid to a child or an infant
  • describe the four key steps in first aid for children and infants: prevent, protect, assess, and act
  • remove protective gloves
  • describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, and shock
  • control bleeding and bandaging
  • use an epinephrine pen
  • recognize elements of common injuries and illnesses
  • recognize the legal questions that apply to pediatric first aid rescuers
  • describe how high-quality CPR improves survival 
  • explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • recognize when someone needs CPR, and perform high-quality CPR for an infant, child, or adult (adult CPR module is optional)
  • give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
  • demonstrate how to use an AED on a child or an adult (adult AED module is optional)
  • describe when and how to help a choking infant, child, or adult.

Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid skills demonstration and a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course completion card that is valid for two years.

The American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid CPR/AED course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements.

This is a blended learning course including an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session.The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion and must be taken on a PC or tablet with a high speed Internet connection.

Allow approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to complete the online portion. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

Your certification will be emailed to you within 48 hours of class completion. 

This is a blended learning course. You must complete the online portion prior to coming to your scheduled class. Online instructions are automatically sent to your inbox. Check your spam/junk folder if you have not received it, in your main email inbox. You can not sit for your scheduled class if you did not complete the required online portion. 

The American Red Cross Basic Life Support 2021 course provides healthcare providers and public safety professionals the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adult, child and infant patients.

Consistent with the American Red Cross Focused Updates and Guidelines 2020, BLS is the foundational CPR/AED program typically required for healthcare providers and public safety professionals. Through the use of lecture, skills demonstration, practice and case-based emergency response scenarios with a focus on team-based response, BLS builds the key critical thinking, problem solving, and team dynamic skills that are needed to drive better patient outcomes. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive a 2-year Basic Life Support digital certificate with anytime, anywhere access to certificate and training history.

Your certification will be emailed to you within 48 hours of class completion. 

This is a blended learning course. You must complete the online portion prior to coming to your scheduled class. Online instructions are automatically sent to your inbox. Check your spam/junk folder if you have not received it, in your main email inbox. You can not sit for your scheduled class if you did not complete the required online portion. 

Classroom Locations:

Boca Raton Corporate Office (Palm Beach) - 7700 West Camino Real, Suite 401, Boca Raton, FL 33443

 

Sunrise Corporate Office (Fort Lauderdale) - 7771 West Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 205, Sunrise, FL 33351

 

 Tampa (Hillsborough County) - 2807 E. Busch Boulevard Tampa, FL. 33612

 

Jacksonville (Duval County) - 1201 Kings Ave Jacksonville, FL 32207 

  

  

Friendly Reminders:

  • Please remember to register prior to coming to class, we do not accept "walk-ins."
  • Please do not register for courses on the same day it is offered. If you would like to register for a course last minute, please call our office to see if we have space available.
  • Please make sure to completely read your confirmation email. It provides you with mandatory information you may need to complete prior to coming to class (check spam/junk folder as well).