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 pre-course 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 Pre-course 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 PRE-COURSE ASSESSMENT.

The ACLS course covers:

  • ACLS algorithms
  • immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • airway management
  • rhythm recognition
  • high-quality CPR
  • 1-rescuer CPR AED
  • effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • science overview (update course)
  • BLS and ACLS surveys
  • ACS
  • Megacode treatment
  • identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke).

ACLS training is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital, including:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • emergency medical technicians
  • paramedics
  • staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical care departments
  • other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an ACLS Course Completion eCard.

EACH CLASS IS 2 CONSECUTIVE DAYS.

Contact Hours: 14.0

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

 

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 for the class is $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 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 current text book (2020 Guidelines, is now available for check out or purchase in the Education Department)
  • a completed pre-course assessment with at least a passing score of 70%.  REQUIRED PRECOURSE SELF-ASSESSMENT MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE ARRIVING FOR CLASS. 

You can access the pre-course 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 Pre-course 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.

Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

The PALS course covers:

  • PALS algorithms
  • immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • airway management
  • rhythm recognition
  • high-quality CPR
  • 1-rescuer CPR AED
  • effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • science overview (update course)
  • BLS and PALS surveys
  • ACS
  • Megacode treatment
  • identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations.

PALS training is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital, including:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • emergency medical technicians
  • paramedics
  • staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical care departments
  • other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an PALS Course Completion eCard.

To be successful in any PALS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the PALS course materials and complete a precourse self-assessment using the tools in their student materials before starting the course.

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 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: Someone will contact you to schedule a virtual meeting on 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.