Course Descriptions and Class Schedules
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As part of Flagler Hospital's initiative to educate and enrich both
its employees and its community, The Life Institute offers a wide variety
of classes and flexible scheduling. It is our hope that the classes provided
by The Life Institute endows students with important skills for professional
as well as personal growth. Please check this page regularly for updated
class descriptions, new classes, and expanded scheduling options.
Life Support Classes
AHA BLS Healthcare Provider CPR Initial Certification and Recertification: The BLS Healthcare Provider Course teaches CPR skills for helping victims
of all ages (including doing 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's intended
for participants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety
of settings, including in-hospital and out-of-hospital; for certified
or noncertified, licensed or non-licensed healthcare professionals.
AHA ACLS Initial Certification and Recertification: This course is designed for the healthcare professional who participates
in the management of cardiopulmonary emergencies. Participants will be
provided with an overview of the following topics: adult cardiovascular
arrhythmia recognition, brain attacks, cardiovascular drug therapy, and
PALS Initial and Recertification
This course is designed to aid pediatric healthcare providers in developing
the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage
critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Skills
taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk
for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment;
effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion;
intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) This course teaches an evidence-based approach to the 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 skills in resuscitation. Please note,
you will need to call the Life Institute to register for the online examination
within 30 days of the class date!
STABLE Initial and Recertification
The S.T.A.B.L.E. course is designed for staff charged with stabilizing
infants prior to transport and stands for the six assessment and care
modules in the program: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab
work, and Emotional support.
Basic EKG Course: This course is designed to provide registered nurses or experienced monitor
technicians a review of all cardiac dysrhythmias and their treatments.
This course includes a review of cardiac anatomy and physiology, electrophysiology,
basic EKG analysis, sinus arrhythmias, atrial arrhythmias, junctional
arrhythmias, heart blocks, ventricular arrhythmias, and the basics of
cardiac pacing. Each section includes a review of the etiology, measurements,
practice strips, and treatments. This is a 3 day course. Day 1 and 2 are
8 hour days of instruction. Day 3 is a 4 hour day with review in the morning
and then an exam to determine a level of competence for rhythm strip interpretation.
Cardiac Monitoring Technology and Basic EKG Essentials Course
Upon completion of this CMT/Basic EKG Essential Course, participants will
be able to identify the following: bedside monitoring practice standards,
sinus rhythms, atrial rhythms, ventricular rhythms, junctional rhythms,
AV block patters, myocardial ischemia, myocardial injury, bundle branch
blocks and electrolyte disturbances.
Pain Management Nursing Review Series: This series is designed to facilitate the registered nurses understanding
of pain management. Topics include: nursing theory and conceptual frameworks
related to pain management, definitions and classifications of pain, evolution
in theories about pain, common acute and chronic pain conditions, neurophysiology
of pain, pain assessment, pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain
interventions, and the role of a pain management nurse as an educator,
advocate and change agent.
Pacemaker: This course focuses on identifying the indication for a pacemaker, the
components of a pacing circuit, and the different types of pacemakers;
as well as assessing cardiac rhythm with appropriate trouble shooting,
adjusting pacer dials to obtain appropriate settings, and assessing for
optimal pacing. Participants will also discuss the nursing care of a patient
with a pacemaker.
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP): This course is designed for experienced health care professionals directly
responsible for the care of patients requiring intra-aortic balloon pump
therapy and covers the concepts of counterpulsation. The course will review
clinical considerations, anatomy and physiology, as well as discuss catheter
insertion followed by a detailed explanation of the Datascope. Participants
will have the opportunity for hands on experience with the Datascope.
Please view the Life Institute Class Calendar to view the class schedule.
Please call 819-4787 to sign up for a class, or for more information.
Fees may apply.
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