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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: 45022     Tuition: $285    
Meeting Day(s): Sat., Sun.   9/27/2014 - 9/28/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  2 sessions
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff

Course: 45023     Tuition: $285    
Meeting Day(s): Sat., Sun.   11/22/2014 - 11/23/2014    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: 45024     Tuition: $200    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   9/26/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  1 session
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff

Course: 45025     Tuition: $200    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   11/21/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  17 sessions
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff

Basic EMT Clinical Externship  

In this structured clinical experience, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate learned assessment skills, under supervision, in real-life situations. This course is field-based and is self-scheduled with the Paramedic Program Specialist. Uniforms and documentation regarding a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card; proof of immunizations for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella; and a negative TB skin test or chest x-ray reading mandatory. Seasonal flu shots may be required. No additional textbook purchase needed. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in Introduction to EMS and Basic EMT Skills. Senior tuition waiver applies. Transcript available.
Course: 45780     Tuition: $249    
Meeting Day(s):    11/14/2014 - 3/6/2015    
Location: On Site    Instructor: P. Campbell

Emergency Management Training First Responder  

Gain a solid understanding of emergency management principles and practices. The growing number of disasters in recent years places the field of emergency management in the spotlight. The demand for skills in this field is increasing out of necessity. This multimedia-rich program addresses all phases of emergency management: social and environmental processes that generate hazards, hazard and vulnerability analysis, hazard mitigation, emergency response, disaster recovery, and emergency planning. Five top emergency management textbooks are included! This is an Ed2Go Career Training Program that is self-paced and may be started at your convenience.
Course: 35475     Course Fee: $2295    
Meeting Day(s):    7/1/2014 - 8/31/2014    
Location: Online Course    Instructor: Staff

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: 35473     Tuition: $395    Course Fee: $98    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   8/5/2014 - 10/9/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:15 PM  20 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 023    Instructor: C. Gainey

EMT Intermediate Medical & Trauma Emergencies  

Apply the new knowledge and skills you gained as you learn the assessment and pre-hospital management of a variety of common respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, endocrine, and environmental emergencies. This course also provides an overview of the mechanisms and prehospital management of a variety of traumatic injuries involving the head, neck, spine, thorax, and abdominal cavities; burns; shock; and basic 3 lead and 12 lead electrocardiography acquisition and interpretation. No additional textbook purchase required. Prerequisite: EMT Intermediate Assessment Based Management. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 45011     Tuition: $395    Course Fee: $98    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   10/14/2014 - 12/23/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:15 PM  20 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 023    Instructor: C. Gainey

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: 35472     Tuition: $395    
Meeting Day(s):    7/8/2014 - 2/19/2015    
Location: On Site    Instructor: E. Hamner

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: 45014     Tuition: $325    Course Fee: $103    
Meeting Day(s): Mon.   9/15/2014 - 12/8/2014    Time: 5:30 PM - 9:15 PM  13 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 025    Instructor: A. Adjei-Amegashie

Introduction to Emergency Medical Services  

Learn basic emergency care in the pre-hospital setting as you gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the various levels of Emergency Medical Technicians. This course, along with Basic EMT Skills is an entry-level course to the EMT career pathway and prepares you for certification as an EMT-B. Affiliation with a Maryland career, volunteer, or commercial ambulance service prior to the certification examinations is recommended. Prerequisites: Students must be at least 18 years-of-age and have a high school diploma or GED, and able to meet the minimum physical and psychological requirements for an EMT as stated in the program technical standards. Documentation of a physical examination with evidence of adequate immunization for rubeola, rubella, mumps, and varicella; seasonal flu; current tetanus booster; and a negative TB skin test or a negative chest x-ray is mandatory for continued enrollment. Hepatitis B vaccination strongly recommended. Textbook available in the College Store. Medic Kit and uniforms available at Paramedical Personnel of Maryland. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 45779     Tuition: $695    Course Fee: $79    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   8/29/2014 - 12/12/2014    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM  15 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall    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: 45015     Tuition: $325    Course Fee: $79    
Meeting Day(s): Wed.   9/24/2014 - 12/17/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM  12 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall, Rm. 233    Instructor: G. Childers
No class on 11/26. 

IV Therapy Technician Training  

Health care providers can learn how to initiate, maintain and discontinue intravenous therapies. Ideal candidates for this program must already know how to draw blood and must present proof of training; national certifications in phlebotomy will suffice. This course is recommended for certified phlebotomists, emergency care providers, nurses, or others in the health care field. You must be computer literate and have access to the Internet to be successful in this course. Textbook required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 45017     Tuition: $275    Course Fee: $91    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   8/29/2014 - 10/3/2014    Time: 9:00 AM - 1:15 PM  6 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 021    Instructor: L. Brown

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: 45661     Tuition: $215    Course Fee: $80    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   9/12/2014 - 10/31/2014    Time: 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM  8 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 007    Instructor: K. Judd

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: 35651     Tuition: $59    Course Fee: $49    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   8/8/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM  1 session
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 010    Instructor: Staff

Course: 45579     Tuition: $59    Course Fee: $49    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   10/17/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM  1 session
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 021    Instructor: Staff
Textbooks and lunch included 

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: 45026     Tuition: $285    
Meeting Day(s): Sat., Sun.   10/18/2014 - 10/19/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  2 sessions
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: 45027     Tuition: $200    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   10/17/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  1 session
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff


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