Classes throughout 2018 with online registration available. Course offerings include BLS (Healthcare Provider Course), Heartsaver® CPR and First Aid Classroom Courses, ACLS, PALS, and Safe Sitter®.
This course is primarily for nurses, doctors, anyone in medical field requiring a CPR certification
The importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
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
The importance of early use of an AED and demonstrate its use
Provide effective ventilations by using a barrier device
The importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
The technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants
Heartsaver courses are designed 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.
The AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course is a classroom, Instructor-led course designed to prepare students to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner.
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, valid for two years.First aid basics
The AHA’s Heartsaver CPR AED Course is a classroom, Instructor-led course designed to prepare students to provide CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner.
Upon successful completion of the course, including a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years
Adult CPR and AED use
Opioid–associated life-threatening emergencies
Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR, including child and infant choking
The AHA’s Heartsaver First Aid Course is a classroom, Instructor-led course designed to prepare students to provide first aid in a safe, timely, and effective manner.
Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid skills demonstration, students receive a Heartsaver First Aid course completion card, valid for two years.
First Aid Basics
Duties, roles, and responsibilities of first aid rescuers
Phoning for help
Finding the problem (and more)
Assembling and using an inhaler
Choking in an adult, child, and infant
Diabetes and low blood sugar
Stroke (and more)
Actions for external bleeding
Broken bones and sprains
Burns (and more)
Actions for bites and stings
Temperature-related and poison emergencies
Medical professionals who respond to cardiovascular emergencies in and out of the hospital enhance their treatment knowledge and skills through the AHA’s ACLS training courses.
AHA’s ACLS offerings highlight the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. They also cover airway management and related pharmacology.
ACLS is an advanced, Instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.
Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
Management of ACS and stroke
Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
The AHA’s PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. The goal of PALS is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.
The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led 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 goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.
High-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR
Recognition of patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest early and application CPR within 10 seconds
Apply team dynamics
Differentiation between respiratory distress and failure
Early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
Differentiation between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
Early interventions for the treatment of shock
Differentiation between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
Clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
Post–cardiac arrest management
This program is for boys and girls ages 11-15. They will learn CPR basics, choking rescue skills, the business of babysitting, how to prevent problematic behaviors, injury management and more.
Young teens need training in first aid, indoor and outdoor safety, and how to handle household emergencies before they are adequately prepared to stay home alone or watch younger siblings. In addition, there is no safe amount of time to leave a child with a caregiver of any age who has not been trained in airway rescue and how to handle life-threatening emergencies. Safe Sitter® graduates are prepared with the knowledge they need to prevent problems and handle unexpected emergencies.
At this time, the EMS Department of Elkhart General Hospital will not be offering any new EMR, EMT, or Paramedic courses. We are reorganizing our department and are currently concentrating on supporting the departments and agencies we sponsor with inservices, Audit &amp; Review Sessions and other educational opportunities. For more information about EMR, EMT, or Paramedic classes in the area, please go to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security – EMS website and look for the Training Calendar Link under Online Services. www.in.gov/dhs/3525.htm.
If you’re ready to learn how to respond quickly, appropriately and professionally to all types of medical emergencies, call the Emergency Medical Services Department at 574.875.6430, or view current courses and enroll online at egh.enrollware.com.