Chilton Hospital's CPR Training Center Announces its February 2013 Schedule of Life-Saving Classes
Chilton Hospital’s CPR Training Center announces its February 2013 classes. All classes are held at 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains (located 1.5 miles down the street from the hospital). For more information and registration, call (973) 831-5172 or visit www.chiltonhealth.org and click on “CPR and First Aid Classes” under the “For Your Health” section. Chilton Hospital is accredited by the American Heart Association as a CPR Training Center.
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Provider Course
- Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 1 to 5 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (two-day class)
The ACLS Provider Course is a two-day class designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT) arrest. The intended audience is emergency medical providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency technicians, paramedics and respiratory therapists and other professionals who may have a need to respond to a cardiovascular emergency.
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Provider Course Renewal
- Monday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This class is for those interested in a renewal of ACLS certification. The intended audience is emergency medical providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency technicians, paramedics and respiratory therapists and other professionals who may have a need to respond to a cardiovascular emergency.
BLS (Basic Life Support) for Healthcare Providers
- Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The BLS for Healthcare Providers Course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen), use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO). It is intended for participants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and out-of-hospital. This class is for licensed or non-licensed health care professionals. The intended audience is health care providers, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician's assistants, residents or fellows, or medical or nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants, police officers and other allied health personnel.
BLS (Basic Life Support) for Healthcare Providers Renewal Class
- Friday, Feb. 1, from 8 a.m. to noon
- Friday, Feb. 15, from 8 a.m. to noon
- Monday, Feb. 18, from 7 to 11 p.m.
This class is for those who are interested in renewing their CPR certification
ECG (Electrocardiogram) & Pharmacology
- Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
This comprehensive program is the perfect pre-course for new and renewing ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) and PALS (pediatric advanced life support) providers. This course covers basic electrophysiology, normal ECG measurement, basic arrhythmia, basic ACLS drugs, usage and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies and how to integrate basic drug pharmacology into ACLS algorithms.
Heartsaver Adult/Child/Infant CPR With AED
- Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon
- Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (includes First Aid module)
This course is for individuals who need to learn CPR and how to operate an AED (automated external defibrillator). The course offers instruction in adult CPR, use of the AED and choking. Optional Child CPR with AED modules are also offered. The intended audience is anyone who has a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements. This is a two-year certification.
Heartsaver First Aid
- Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m.
The Heartsaver Adult First Aid Course provides the skills to effectively assess and maintain life from critical minutes immediately following an emergency until the arrival of emergency medical services personnel. The Heartsaver First Aid course consists of General Principles, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies and Environmental Emergencies. This course meets OSHA requirements.
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) Provider Course Renewal
- Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This class is for those who are interested in renewing their PALS certification. The PALS Provider goal is to provide the learner with information needed to recognize infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest, information and strategies needed to prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children and the cognitive and psychomotor skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize infants and children in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest.