American Heart Association Training Center at NWF State College

2016 – 2017 Schedule of Classes

 

HeartsSaver (Open to the Public)- Niceville Campus

The Heartsaver Course teaches the basic techniques of adult CPR, First Aid and use of an AED.  Students also learn to use barrier devices in CPR and give first aid for choking for responsive adult, child and infant victims.  Responders like security personnel, teachers, parents, lifeguards, airline personnel, corporate employees, family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death, other rescuers, and those who need or want to learn CPR and how to operate an AED.

Fee: $50.00

Book Required: Student Required to purchase Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook, 2016

Location - Niceville Campus, Building SSC 400, Room 306
2nd Friday of each month         Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
 
Dates                                                 Course Ref #
Friday, August 12                                30984
Friday, September 09                          12002
Friday, October 14                               12004
Friday, November 11                            12005
Friday, December 09                            12006

HeartsSaver (Open to the Public) - Fort Walton Beach Campus

Location - Fort Walton Beach Campus, Building FW-41, Room 126
3rd Friday of each month        Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
 
Dates                                                 Course Ref #
Friday, June 17                                    30985
Friday, July 15                                     30986
Friday, August 19                                 12007
Friday, September 16                           12008
Friday, October 21                               12009
Friday, November 18                            12010
Friday, December 09                            12011
 


HeartsSaver (Open to the Public) - Sikes Center, Crestview

Location - Sikes Center - Crestview, Room 304   
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm

Dates                                                 Course Ref #
Friday, August 05                                  30987
Friday, October 07                                 12013
 

Heartcode Online Test Only

For American Heart Association courses that include psychomotor skills such as CPR, students, after the online eLearning portion is complete,  must complete an in-person skills practice and testing session to obtain an AHA course completion card. Skills Sessions are conducted by authorized AHA Instructors.

Fee $50.00

Pre Req - online eLearning portion must be completed, certificate must be brought to class

Test offered the last Friday of each month between the hours of 8:30am - 12:30pm

Email leadership @nwfsc.edu for appointment time.

Dates                                                 Course Ref #
Friday, July 29
Friday, August 26

 

 

                       Trainings for Health Care Providers

Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider                            

Course Description: BLS Healthcare Provider (CPR), 4.5 contact hours, The BLS Healthcare Providers Course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen), use of an AED on adults and children, and relief of a FBAO in responsive and non-responsive victims. The course is designed for healthcare providers who care for patients in a wide variety of settings, both in and out of the hospital. 

Fee: $55.00

Book Required: Student Required to purchase Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Manual, 2016

Location - Niceville Campus, Building SSC 400, Room 306
2nd Monday of each month     Time: 8:30am-1:00pm
 
Dates                                                 Course Ref #
Friday, July 22                                       31010
Thursday, July 28                                   31011
Monday, September 12                           12018
Monday, October 10                                12019
Monday, November 14                             12020
Monday, December 12                             12021
 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support – Initial

This one-day course uses a scenario-based, team approach to teach pediatric emergency respiratory management or cardiac arrest. The PALS course is for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies. Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest utilizing a systematic approach to pediatric assessment is the focus of this course. This is a 2 day class.

Fee: $150.00

Location - Niceville Campus, Building 510, Room 180 
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
 
Dates                                                 Course Ref #
Monday, July 25 & Tuesday, July 26        30943
 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Refresher                   

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support-(PALS) Provider Refresher course is for current PALS providers who wish to renew their provider status. This course provides a refresher on the cognitive and psychomotor skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize infants and children in respiratory failure, shock or cardiopulmonary arrest.

Pre Req: PALS Initial and current BLS Card Required

Fee: $85.00

Location - Niceville Campus, Building 510, Room 180 
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm

Dates                                                 Course Ref #

Monday, September 19                           12129  

Monday, November 07                            12022

 

ECG/Pharmacology Course

This course will increase your confidence and is desired by those who find rhythm interpretation a challenge. This course is appropriate prior to the ACLS course for those who are new to EKG and require refresher course. We will provide the latest in medical education technology utilizing PowerPoint presentations, Rhythm Simulators to give you the skills to interpret basic dysrhythmias. The electrical conduction of the heart as well as its anatomy and physiology will be covered in this course.

COURSE INFORMATION OBJECTIVES:

  • Interpret dysrhythmias as well as normal rhythms.
  • Perform 5 steps to determine rhythm.
  • Describe electrical conduction of the heart.
  • Intended Audiences - ACLS Initial Providers, Nurses, Respiratory, Allied health professionals, Students in Health Occupations

Fee: $125.00

Location - Niceville Campus, Building 510, Room 180  
Time: 8:30am-5:00pm

Dates                                                 Course Ref #
Monday, September 26                            12023
 

 

Advanced Stroke Life Support Prehospital/Hospital

This course addresses the prehospital, emergency department, and stroke unit management of patients with acute stroke by incorporating interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, video and standardized patients. It covers the differential diagnosis of stroke, rapid recognition of five major stroke syndromes, training in the use of the Miami Emergency Neurologic Deficit (MEND) exam, and the use of thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke patients. 

Specifics to the prehospital and in-hospital audiences are addressed through the use of concurrent breakout sessions. Passing score is 72% on the posttest, but a minimum of 84% is required to be eligible for the ASLS® instructor course.

Fee: $150.00

Location - Niceville Campus, Building 510, Room 180 
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm

Dates                                                 Course Ref #
Tuesday, August 02                               30994
 
 

Acute Coronary Syndromes & 12-Lead Interpretation Provider

Participants learn a rapid and systematic approach to the prehospital and emergency department evaluation and management of patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Pathophysiology, clinical assessment, 12-lead ECG performance and interpretation, dysrhythmia recognition, indications and contraindications for reperfusion therapy (including coronary intervention and thrombolytics), and field treatment be are reviewed. The curriculum emphasizes the standard of care as outlined in guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association and stresses interaction through hands-on ECG performance, case-based workshops, and immersive simulation training scenarios. Use of a focused Prehospital Checklist and Algorithm emphasizes accurate and efficient field management and reporting to the Emergency Department. Patient management in the Emergency Department is also reviewed, as optimal care requires interprofessional teamwork.

Fee: $150.00

Location - Niceville Campus, Building 510, Room 180 
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
 
Dates                                                 Course Ref #
Tuesday, August 23                                12024
 


PHTLS – Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support 

This course is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for pre-hospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care through global education. PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality.

Fee: $150.00

Location - Niceville Campus, Building 510, Room 180 
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm

Dates                                                                    Course Ref #
Monday, October 17 & Tuesday, October 18              12025