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Emergency Services

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider  

Enhance your skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. This American Heart Association course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital. Content emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. Must have a working knowledge of cardiac dysrhythmias. Textbook included. Email safety@chepinc.org to obtain your copy. All students are required to complete the pretest, located in the textbook, prior to the first class. Successful completion of both a written and a skills exam and a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card are required to receive an ACLS Provider card. Course is located at the VA Medical Center, Building 82H, 1st Floor, Perry Point, MD 21902. Lunch is provided. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25540     Registration: $285    Course Fee: $10    
Meeting Day(s): Sat., Sun.   3/21/2015 - 3/22/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  2 sessions
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff

Course: 25541     Registration: $285    Course Fee: $10    
Meeting Day(s): Sat., Sun.   5/9/2015 - 5/10/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  2 sessions
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal  

Refresh your skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. This American Heart Association course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital, and need to renew their certification. To qualify for the renewal course, you must have a working knowledge of dysrhythmia recognition and provide evidence of a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card and a current ACLS Provider card. Textbook optional. Email safety@chepinc.org if you wish to purchase a copy.Successful completion of both a written and a skills exam is required to renew ACLS Provider status. Course is located at the VA Medical Center, Building 82H, 1st Floor, Perry Point, MD 21902. Lunch included. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25542     Registration: $200    Course Fee: $10    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   3/20/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  1 session
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff

Course: 25543     Registration: $200    Course Fee: $10    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   5/8/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  1 session
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff

Cadaver Anatomy Lab  

Spend a day at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Anatomy Lab and develop your critical care skills. This extensive hands-on experience, designed for pre-hospital and hospital-based healthcare professionals and students, provides you with the opportunity to practice advanced life support skills in a laboratory setting using human donors. Topics include anatomical structures and airway management, chest tubes, intraosseous placement, infusions, intubations, needle/surgical cricothyrotomy, pericardiocentesis, and pleural decompression. This course is designed strictly for the purpose of information and continuing education and does not certify any individual to practice any skill outside the excepted standards and training requirement established by MIEMSS and individual jurisdictions. Enrollment permitted only with the permission of the instructor. No textbook purchase required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 35484     Registration: $89    Course Fee: $59    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   8/21/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM  1 session
Location: On Site    Instructor: P. Campbell

Emergency Medical Services Core Competency Validation  

Assess your readiness for the real world and track your progress toward building the knowledge, skill and confidence needed to perform advanced emergency care. Receive personalized evaluation and feedback in an instructor-led online environment that provides you with the tools necessary to schedule clinical rotations, enter patient care data, generate reports, set goals, and identify knowledge deficits. Instructor permission required for enrollment. Transcript available.
Course: 25955     Course Fee: $180    
Meeting Day(s):    4/19/2015 - 6/30/2015    
Location: Online Course    Instructor: P. Campbell

EMS Assessment Based Management  

Demonstrate your understanding and knowledge of patient assessment and pre-hospital management of medical and trauma emergencies. By participating in interactive, scenario-based teaching methodologies you will gain the proficiency you need to provide treatment. No additional textbook purchase required. Prerequisite: EMS Foundations. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 35488     Registration: $395    Course Fee: $98    
Meeting Day(s): Mon., Wed.   7/1/2015 - 9/9/2015    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:15 PM  20 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 128    Instructor: S. Proctor
No class on 9/7. 

EMS Clinical Externship  

Learn to apply your knowledge of the theory and skills required to treat patients requiring both emergency and non-emergency advanced life support assessment and management. While under the direct supervision of a qualified preceptor, you will have the opportunity to participate in an individually scheduled, skill-based externship in a variety of settings including the pre-hospital field environment, clinics, and hospital emergency departments. No additional textbook purchase required. Documentation of the following information must be provided prior to the first day of class: a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card; proof of immunization for measles, mumps rubella, and varicella; HBV vaccination verification or waiver; and a negative TB skin test or a negative chest x-ray reading. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in EMS Foundations and continued successful participation in the program. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 45131     Registration: $395    Course Fee: $10    
Meeting Day(s):    5/3/2015 - 1/16/2016    Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  259 sessions
Location: On Site    Instructor: P. Campbell

EMS Foundations  

Build on the knowledge you gained as an EMT-B while you learn the principles and practices of patient assessment, the function of human body systems, advanced airway management and ventilation, intravenous access, pharmacology, and medication administration. In this course, you will have the opportunity to explore the role of the EMT-I and the legal considerations of advanced pre-hospital care. Before registration, make an appointment with the Paramedic Program Specialist for an application and an interview. To enroll you must achieve a passing score on the FISDAP comprehensive entrance exam. There is a potential for exposure to hazardous materials and bloodborne pathogens. Physical requirements include the ability to stand, walk, lift, and carry patients out of buildings and down steps. Students are required to practice on one another in skills lab. You must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. On the first day of class, you must present a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card, and provide documentation of a current Maryland EMT-B card with 1 year (or 150 calls) experience as an EMT-B or a waiver from the program specialist. Corequisite: Math for Healthcare Careers. You can test out of the math class at the Test Center by achieving a passing score on the elementary algebra exam (ACEA). Textbooks available in the College Store. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 26336     Registration: $395    Course Fee: $98    
Meeting Day(s): Mon., Wed.   4/20/2015 - 6/29/2015    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:15 PM  20 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 128    Instructor: S. Proctor
No class on 5/25. 

EMS Street Survival: Weapons & Scene Safety  

EMS providers are now faced with dangers normally associated with Law Enforcement. Situations including intoxicated persons, crowds, public demonstrations, active shooter incidents and violent patients all present risks for which many are not trained or equipped to manage. If violence is anticipated, best practice calls for Law Enforcement to enter and secure the scene first. The truth is that EMS providers are often assaulted during seemingly routine patient contacts. It may soon be considered “Standard of Care” for EMS organizations to be able to provide patient care and extraction in “Warm Zones” in conjunction with Law Enforcement teams. Transcript available.
Course: 35490     Course Fee: $98    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   7/31/2015    Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM  1 session
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 202A    Instructor: S. Proctor
Earlybird registration available until 7/1. 

Course: 35491     Course Fee: $124    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   7/31/2015    Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM  1 session
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 202A    Instructor: S. Proctor
Regular registration availble from 7/2 to 7/26. 

Course: 35493     Course Fee: $145    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   7/31/2015    Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM  1 session
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 202A    Instructor: S. Proctor
Onsite registration begins on 7/27. 

EMT Intermediate Assessment Based Management  

Demonstrate your understanding and knowledge of patient assessment and pre-hospital management of medical and trauma emergencies. By participating in interactive, scenario-based teaching methodologies you will gain the proficiency you need to provide treatment. No additional textbook purchase required. Prerequisite: EMT Intermediate Foundations. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 35020     Registration: $395    Course Fee: $98    
Meeting Day(s): Mon., Wed.   7/1/2015 - 9/9/2015    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:15 PM  20 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 128    Instructor: C. Gainey
No class 9/7. 

EMT-Intermediate Clinical Externship  

Learn to apply your knowledge of the theory and skills required to treat patients requiring both emergency and non-emergency advanced life support assessment and management. While under the direct supervision of a qualified preceptor, you will have the opportunity to participate in an individually scheduled, skill-based externship in a variety of settings including the pre-hospital field environment, clinics, and hospital emergency departments. No additional textbook purchase required. Documentation of the following information must be provided prior to the first day of class: a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card; proof of immunization for measles, mumps rubella, and varicella; HBV vaccination verification or waiver; and a negative TB skin test or a negative chest x-ray reading. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in EMT Intermediate Medical & Trauma Emergencies and continued successful participation in the program. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 45001     Registration: $395    Course Fee: $10    
Meeting Day(s):    5/3/2015 - 1/16/2016    
Location: On Site    Instructor: C. Gainey

EMT-Intermediate Foundations  

Build on the knowledge you gained as an EMT-B while you learn the principles and practices of patient assessment, the function of human body systems, advanced airway management and ventilation, intravenous access, pharmacology, and medication administration. In this course, you will have the opportunity to explore the role of the EMT-I and the legal considerations of advanced pre-hospital care. Before registration, make an appointment with the Paramedic Program Specialist for an application, interview & entrance exam. To enroll you must achieve a score of 70% or better on the BLSP. There is a potential for exposure to hazardous materials and bloodborne pathogens. Physical requirements include the ability to stand, walk, lift, and carry patients out of buildings and down steps. Students are required to practice on one another in skills lab. You must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. On the first day of class, you must present a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card, and provide documentation of a current Maryland EMT-B card with 1 year (or 150 calls) experience as an EMT-B or a waiver from the program specialist. Prerequisite: Math for Healthcare Careers. You can test out of the math class at the Test Center by achieving a passing score on the elementary algebra exam (ACEA). Textbooks available in the College Store. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25954     Registration: $395    Course Fee: $98    
Meeting Day(s): Mon., Wed.   4/20/2015 - 6/29/2015    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:15 PM  20 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 128    Instructor: S. Proctor
No class 5/25. 

Human Anatomy & Physiology  

Gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the complexity of the human body! You will learn how our body systems work together, identify common disorders of each body system, and define selected anatomical terms. Instructional delivery includes both face-to-face classroom sessions and an online component. You must have access to a computer outside the classroom to complete assignments and quizzes. If you are interested in this course, you can assess your readiness for classes with an online component by going to www.harford.edu/online and taking the quiz, "Is distance learning right for you?" Textbook required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 35500     Registration: $325    Course Fee: $103    
Meeting Day(s): Mon.   6/1/2015 - 8/17/2015    Time: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM  12 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 129    Instructor: Staff

Course: 35501     Registration: $325    Course Fee: $103    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   6/6/2015 - 8/29/2015    Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM  12 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 129    Instructor: Staff

Introduction to Medical Terminology  

This course meets the needs of people who work in a variety of healthcare settings. Major topics include analyzing the components of words to include roots, prefixes, and suffixes; anatomical and physiological terms; proper applications of definitions; medical terminology as it applies to human body systems; and descriptive terms used in the medical profession. A text is required and must be purchased before the first class. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 35502     Registration: $325    Course Fee: $79    
Meeting Day(s): Wed.   6/3/2015 - 8/19/2015    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM  12 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 126    Instructor: Staff

Course: 35503     Registration: $325    Course Fee: $79    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   6/6/2015 - 8/26/2015    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM  12 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 126    Instructor: Staff
No class on 7/4. 

Math for Healthcare Careers  

The math skills targeted in this class are those necessary for individuals in pre-nursing studies or those preparing for careers in health occupations. Topics include whole number review, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, percentages, combined applications, metric conversions, and dosage calculation. Textbook required and available for purchase in the College Store. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25706     Registration: $215    Course Fee: $80    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   5/30/2015 - 6/27/2015    Time: 1:00 PM - 5:15 PM  5 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 129    Instructor: C. Cable

Course: 25707     Registration: $215    Course Fee: $80    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   6/2/2015 - 6/25/2015    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM  8 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 129    Instructor: C. Cable

Course: 35505     Registration: $215    Course Fee: $80    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   7/10/2015 - 8/28/2015    Time: 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM  8 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 129    Instructor: Staff

Course: 35506     Registration: $215    Course Fee: $80    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   7/11/2015 - 8/8/2015    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM  5 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 129    Instructor: Staff

Mental Health First Aid  

Build your mental health knowledge and learn to facilitate the identification and appropriate response to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders, advise people when to seek professional help, and decrease stigmatizing attitudes! Evidence suggests that this course increases your comfort with crisis management. Textbook included. Senior adult tuition waiver applies. Transcript available. Eligible for 8 MBSWE Category I CEUs.
Course: 25829     Registration: $79    Course Fee: $49    
Meeting Day(s): Thur.   5/7/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM  1 session
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 126    Instructor: Staff

Paramedic Clinical Externship  

Experience the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the EMT-Intermediate to Paramedic Transition and Paramedic Foundations courses in supervised clinical settings. Times and locations for this 100-hour clinical rotation vary and are individually scheduled. Documentation of the following information must be provided prior to the first day of class: a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card; proof of immunization for measles, mumps rubella, and varicella; HBV vaccination verification or waiver; and a negative TB skin test or a negative chest x-ray reading. No additional textbook purchase required. Prerequisites: completion or enrollment in Paramedic Foundations. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25945     Registration: $795    Course Fee: $10    
Meeting Day(s):    3/1/2015 - 10/3/2015    
Location: On Site    Instructor: P. Campbell

Paramedic Medical Emergencies  

Learn advanced prehospital management of a variety of common disease processes and medical emergencies as you examine individual human body systems and their related pathophysiology. Additional topics include allergies and anaphylaxis, toxicology, infectious disease, environmental emergencies, psychiatric disorders, gynecology, and obstetrics. No additional textbook purchase required. Prerequisites: Paramedic Foundations and Paramedic Pharmacology. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25953     Registration: $395    Course Fee: $79    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   5/28/2015 - 7/7/2015    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:15 PM  12 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 128    Instructor: C. Gainey

Paramedic Pharmacology  

Study the classification, pharmacokinetics, dosage calculation, and administration of drugs used in pre-hospital emergency care. Includes toxicology and substance abuse. No additional textbook purchase required. Prerequisite: EMT-Intermediate to Paramedic Transition. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25948     Registration: $395    Course Fee: $79    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   2/24/2015 - 4/7/2015    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:15 PM  11 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 128    Instructor: C. Gainey
No class 3/24, 3/26 

Paramedic Special Considerations & Operations  

Unique situations require specialized care and management. Discover the different approaches needed for the advanced prehospital management of obstetrical, neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric emergencies. Also explores issues related to chronic-care clients, victims of abuse/assault, and other challenges. Additional topics include assessment-based management, operations, incident management, and terrorist attacks. No additional textbook purchase required. Prerequisites: Paramedic Trauma Emergencies and Paramedic Medical Emergencies. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 35019     Registration: $395    Course Fee: $79    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   7/9/2015 - 8/18/2015    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:15 PM  12 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 128    Instructor: C. Gainey

Paramedic Trauma Emergencies  

Explore the "Golden Hour" of prehospital trauma management as you learn the role of the EMT-P in the EMS trauma system. Content includes mechanism of injury analysis, patient presentations, assessment, and advanced prehospital management of a variety of emergencies involving trauma to the major human body systems. No additional textbook purchase required. Prerequisites: Paramedic Foundations and Paramedic Pharmacology. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25952     Registration: $395    Course Fee: $79    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   4/9/2015 - 5/26/2015    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:15 PM  13 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 128    Instructor: C. Gainey
No class 5/21. 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider  

Are you a healthcare provider interested in pediatric resuscitation? Enroll in this course developed by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Using case presentations, content focuses on critical issues through the application of cognitive and psychomotor skills. You will have an opportunity to practice emergency techniques such as intraosseous needle insertion, ventilating a child with a bag valve mask, intubation, umbilical line insertion, and cardioversion/defibrillation for children of various ages. Must have a working knowledge of cardiac dysrhythmias and a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card. Textbook included. Email safety@chepinc.org to obtain your copy. Successful completion of both a written and a skills exam and a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card are required to receive a PALS Provider card. Course is located at the VA Medical Center, Building 82H, 1st Floor, Perry Point, MD 21902. Lunch is provided. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25546     Registration: $285    Course Fee: $10    
Meeting Day(s): Sat., Sun.   2/28/2015 - 3/1/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  1 session
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Renewal  

Refresh your skills in the treatment of pediatric resusitation. This American Heart Association course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the emergency care of children, whether in or out of hospital, and need to renew their certification. To qualify for the renewal course, you must have a working knowledge of dysrhythmia recognition and provide evidence of a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card and a current PALS Provider card. Textbook optional. Email safety@chepinc.org if you wish to purchase a copy.Successful completion of both a written and a skills exam is required to renew PALS Provider status. Course is located at the VA Medical Center, Building 82H, 1st Floor, Perry Point, MD 21902. Lunch included. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25556     Registration: $200    Course Fee: $10    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   2/27/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  1 session
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff


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