Class Schedule

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Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for Healthcare Providers

The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers 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.

You must arrive with:

  • a 2020 Edition textbook , now available for Saint Mary's employees to check out through the Education dept.
  • a completed precourse self-assessment with at least a passing score of 70%. You can access the pre-course assessment by going to elearning.heart.org. You will need to set up an account, then click on the “Courses” tab at the top of the page and select ACLS.  Scroll down to the ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment and choose “Launch This Course.”  (Be sure that you do not choose the International Version) 
  • Bring the completed certificate with you to class. If you are unable to print the completion, please take a picture of it and we will handle it in class.
  • Review and understand the information in you ACLS provider manual. 
  • You will not be taught how to read or interpret ECGs in the course, nor will you be taught details about pharmacology, so please come prepared with this knowledge.
  • Be prepared to pass the CPR Skills Testing Checklist. You will not be taught how to do CPR or how to use an AED during the course. The resuscitation scenarios require that your BLS skills and knowledge are current. Review and understand all 2020 BLS guidelines. You may find this information in the BLS Provider Manual or in other publications based on the 2020 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (see www.heart.org/cpr).

REQUIRED PRECOURSE SELF-ASSESSMENT MUST BE COMPLETED WITH A SCORE OF 70% OR BETTER BEFORE ARRIVING FOR CLASS. 

PER AHA REQUIREMENTS, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO CLASS WITHOUT THE PRECOURSE ASSESSMENT.

EACH CLASS IS 2 CONSECUTIVE DAYS.

Contact Hours: 14.0

AWHONN’s Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring Course is designed for perinatal clinicians who previously completed the AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Course, a comparable fetal monitoring educational program and/or who hold certification or added credentials in fetal heart monitoring. It may be used to support preparation for certification examinations.

The components of this one-day instructor-led course include:

  • Complex case studies and electronic fetal monitoring tracings
  • Strategies for collegial communication
  • Advanced principles of maternal-fetal physiology
  • An optional online post-test

This course is available to employees of Saint Mary's and Labor and Delivery RN's from outside facilities with one year of Labor and Delivery Experience. 

Cost: $200 (Workbook is included with cost and will be provided on the day of class.)

Upon completion of this course participants will receive 8 ceu's and an AWHONN Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring Certificate of completion.  

For further questions about the course please call 775-770-3429

The Basic Arrhythmia class is for Saint Mary's Employees only.

This is a 3-day class, held  8:30 am - 4:30 pm all 3 days. Class days are not always consecutive to allow students to study material between days.

This class is designed for RN's, PCT's, Monitor Techs, and others who wish to read cardiac rhythms. Participants that choose to test, must pass with at least an 80%, and cannot miss the 3 potentially fatal rhythms of V-fib, V-tach, Third degree AV block.

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

  1. List 5 basic structures of the cardiac system
  2. Discuss basic electrophysiology
  3. Explain “PQRST”
  4. List the 5 steps for analyzing a rhythm strip
  5. Name 5 example of Sinus rhythms
  6. Name 5 example of Atrial rhythms
  7. Discuss Junctional rhythms
  8. Define Bundle branch blocks
  9. Describe Ventricular rhythms
  10. Discuss AV blocks

 

Saint Mary's is now offering in-person tours for expecting parents so you can meet our incredible team, see our accomodations, and ask any questions. 

When you arrive for your tour, you will enter at the Arlington Avenue entrance.  Our screeners will make sure you are safe to enter by taking your temperature and making sure you have a mask.  Please take the C elevators up to the 2nd floor and wait in the Maternal Child Health waiting room for a nurse to meet you.

EACH PARTICIPANT MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY.  

In order to stay within our size constraints, we need each person that is planning to attend do a separate registration.

When: Saturdays & Mondays at 2:00PM

The Family & Friends CPR Course is a 1-hour classroom-based course taught by an AHA Instructor who wishes to share the lifesaving skills of CPR with others.  This course is video-led and includes skills practice throughout the course.  Skills are taught by using the AHA's research proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows participants to practice on a CPR training manikin while skills are demonstrated in the course video.

Family and Friends Infant CPR is a class that can empower every parent to know how to handle all situations for their infant (less than 12 months), even the scary ones.

*THIS COURSE DOES NOT OFFER A CERTIFICATION CARD

Each participant needs to sign up separately.

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program has been designed by the American Academy of Pediatrics to teach an evidence-based approach to resuscitation of the newborn.  The causes, prevention, and management of mild to severe neonatal asphyxia are carefully explained so that health professionals may develop optimal knowledge and skill in resuscitation.  The Neonatal Resuscitation Program is an educational program that introduces the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation.

PLEASE NOTE: IT IS "REQUIRED" THAT THE STUDENT COMPLETE AND PASS THE ONLINE NRP EXAM NO MORE THAN 90 DAYS OF ENTERING A SCHEDULED SKILLS SESSION. Any questions, please contact St. Mary's NICU at 775-770-3061.

Cost: $100 unless you are a Saint Mary's or Renown MCH employee, then the cost is free upon presenting your badge.

PLEASE NOTE: THE MANUAL IS REQUIRED FOR THE COURSE. IF YOU ARE A SAINT MARY'S EMPLOYEE, YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE TEXTBOOK (7TH EDITION) FROM THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. THE MANUAL CAN BE PURCHASED THROUGH AMAZON OR BARNES & NOBLE ONLINE AS WELL.

 

NEW MOTHERS SUPPORT GROUP IS NOW BEING OFFERED IN A VIRTUAL FORMAT. 

This support group is FREE and open to new mothers and their infants. Come join us via MICROSOFT TEAMS for a time of sharing and support. There will be a Certified Lactation Consultant at every session. A new topic concerning the postpartum mother and newborn will be discussed each week, including breastfeeding, sleep issues, normal newborn behavior, and more. Partners are welcome too!

Every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (You only need to sign up once. Then you will have access to the meeting every week for as long as you would like.)

Once you register, we will send you an invite in your confirmation email to join the meeting at the scheduled time. It will be helpful to download the MICROSOFT TEAMS App prior to the meeting time.

Thank you for your continued patience and trust in Saint Mary's!

If you have questions or concerns about access to the meeting, please call 775-770-3429.

Please call our lactation team any time for help with breastfeeding! 775-770-3751

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, SAINT MARY'S HAS MOVED ALL ON SITE CHILDBIRTH, BREASTFEEDING, AND NEWBORN CARE CLASSES TO AN ONLINE FORMAT.

Despite these difficult times, Saint Mary's would like to ensure that pregnant women are able to receive education prior to the delivery of their baby. If you are also interested in taking the Childbirth Class and the Newborn Care Class, please DO NOT sign up for this individual class.  Instead, please sign up for the Childbirth Class and the Breastfeeding and Newborn Care Classes will be included in the $85 fee for that registration.

  • Cost: $25 Breastfeeding Class
  • Cost is per couple.  Please, only register one time.
  • Once we receive your payment, you will receive a confirmation email with an ACCESS CODE and instructions for how to get started. 
  • You will have access to the e-class for 9 months after you first log in.

 

 

 

 

 

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, SAINT MARY'S HAS MOVED ALL ON SITE CHILDBIRTH, BREASTFEEDING, AND NEWBORN CARE CLASSES TO AN ONLINE FORMAT.

Despite these difficult times, Saint Mary's would like to ensure that pregnant women are able to receive education prior to the delivery of their baby.  If you are also interested in taking the Childbirth Class and the Breastfeeding Class, please DO NOT sign up for this individual class.  Instead, please sign up for the Childbirth Class and the Breastfeeding and Newborn Care Classes will be included in the $85 fee for that registration.

  • Cost: $25 Newborn Care Class
  • Cost is per couple.  Please only register one time.
  • Once we receive your payment, you will receive a confirmation email with an ACCESS CODE and instructions for how to get started. 
  • You will have access to the e-class for 9 months after you first log in.

 

 

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, SAINT MARY'S HAS MOVED ALL ON SITE CHILDBIRTH, BREASTFEEDING, AND NEWBORN CARE CLASSES TO AN ONLINE FORMAT.

Despite these difficult times, Saint Mary's would like to ensure that pregnant women are able to receive education prior to the delivery of their baby.

  • Cost: $85  (You will automatically receive all three classes; Childbirth, Breastfeeding, and Newborn Care.) 
  • Cost is per couple.  Please, only register one time.
  • Once we receive your payment, you will receive a confirmation email with an ACCESS CODE and instructions for how to get started. 
  • You will have access to the e-class for 9 months after you first log in.

 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) for Healthcare Providers

The PALS course is designed to teach you the lifesaving skills required to be both a team member and a Team Leader in either an in-hospital or out-of-hospital setting.  Because the PALS Course covers extensive material in a short time, you will need to prepare for the course beforehand.

You should prepare for class by doing the following:

  1. Review and understand the information in your 2020 edition PALS Provider Manual.
  2. Review, understand, and pass the mandatory precourse self-assessment.This self-assessmant, will assess your knowledge of pediatric EKG rhythms, pharmacology, and practical application. You can access the precourse assessment by going to www.elearning.heart.org.  You will need to set up an account, then click on the “Courses” tab at the top of the page and select PALS.  Scroll down to the PALS Precourse Self-Assessment and choose “Launch This Course.”  (Be sure that you do not choose the International Version)
    You must complete this exercise with a score of 70% or better. You can take it as many times as you want. Print your completion certificate and bring it with you to class. If you do not bring the precourse self-assesessment completion certificate with you when you arrive for class, you will not be allowed to enter the class, no exceptions.  If you are unable to print the completion, please take a picture of it and we will handle it in class.
  3. Study the pharmacology in your book to review your drugs, indications, doses and contraindications.  You must know this material before coming to class.
    Ensure that your infant and child BLS skills and knowledge are current for the resuscitation scenarios. At the beginning of the PALS Course, you will be tested on adult high-quality BLS skills, using a feedback manikin. You must know these skills in advance because the PALS Course will not teach you how to do CPR or use an AED.

Bring your PALS Provider Manual to each class.  You will need it during each lesson in the course.  

What to Wear:  Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to class. You will be practicing skills that require you to work on your hands and knees, and the course requires bending, standing, and lifting. If you have any physical conditions that might prevent you from engaging in these activities, please tell an instructor. The instructor may be able to adjust the equipment if you have back, knee, or hip problems.

***If you are taking this course for the first time, please begin studying the materials at least two weeks in advance.  You MUST have a general understanding of the material prior to class. Do not wait until the night before class to do your pre-course work!

EACH CLASS IS 2 CONSECUTIVE DAYS. Contact Hours: 16.0

This full day class is designed for Non-NICU staff.

S.T.A.B.L.E. is celebrating 20 years of providing training to healthcare professionals involved in the stabilization and transportation of neonates.

This certification class is based on the mnemonic S.T.A.B.L.E to optimize learning, retention and recall of information, S.T.A.B.L.E. stands for the six assessment and care modules in the program: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support. A seventh module, Quality Improvement, stresses communication and teamwork as well as the professional responsibility of evaluating care provided to sick infants, with the ultimate goal of improving future care.

Stabilization is a team effort! Therefore, any health caregiver involved with delivering, post-resuscitation and/or pre-transport care of sick newborns would benefit from the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Learner/Provider course, including:

Physicians:

Pediatric, ER, family practice, and obstetric physicians including residents

Nurses:

RNs working in L&D, postpartum, nursery, emergency departments
Nurse midwives
Licensed practical nurses
Nursing assistants

Others:

Respiratory therapists
Pre-hospital providers – Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

 

STABLE re-certification course for NICU staff.

S.T.A.B.L.E. is celebrating 20 years of providing training to healthcare professionals involved in the stabilization and transportation of neonates.

This certification class is based on the mnemonic S.T.A.B.L.E to optimize learning, retention and recall of information, S.T.A.B.L.E. stands for the six assessment and care modules in the program: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support. A seventh module, Quality Improvement, stresses communication and teamwork as well as the professional responsibility of evaluating care provided to sick infants, with the ultimate goal of improving future care.

Stabilization is a team effort! Therefore, any health caregiver involved with delivering, post-resuscitation and/or pre-transport care of sick newborns would benefit from the S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Learner/Provider course, including:

Physicians:

Pediatric, ER, family practice, and obstetric physicians including residents

Nurses:

RNs working in L&D, postpartum, nursery, emergency departments
Nurse midwives
Licensed practical nurses
Nursing assistants

Others:

Respiratory therapists
Pre-hospital providers – Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

 

 

 

DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, THE STROKE SUPPORT GROUP FOR STROKE SURVIVORS AND FAMILY IS NOT CURRENTLY MEETING.

We are sending out a quarterly newsletter to everyone on our mailing list. If you would like to be added, please register below and then call Saint Mary's Outpatient Therapy at 775-770-3268. 

 

 

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, SAINT MARY'S HAS MOVED OUR POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP TO A VIRTUAL FORMAT THROUGH MICROSOFT TEAMS.

The Afterglow Postpartum Depression Support Group was created by Ashley Hanna-Morgan LCSW PMH-C, and is a program set to help mothers with tools and resources to combat postpartum depression and anxiety.

The group will meet weekly (virtual), and will cover topics such as coping tools, self-care, what to expect, questions to ask your provider when considering medication, communicating with your partner, and attachment with your baby despite this illness, as well as provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space to process with each other

Group is FREE and open to all. You do not have to have delivered at Saint Mary's. Babies are welcome(virtually)! 

  • When: Rather than meeting on the date you registered for, please call 770-3429 to be scheduled for a VIRUAL meeting through Microsoft Teams
  • Location : Virtual 

*It will be helpful to download the MICROSOFT TEAMS App once you have registered.

Please register with an active email account as we will be sending you a confirmation and resources.

Saint Mary's Education
Saint Mary's Training Center
235 W. 6th St. Reno, NV. 89503

phone 775-770-3946
 
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Disclaimer: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.