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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: 25501     Tuition: $285    
Meeting Day(s): Sat., Sun.   5/17/2014 - 5/18/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  2 sessions
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff

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 a Gatlin online course that is self-paced and can be started at your convenience.
Course: 35475     Course Fee: $2295    
Meeting Day(s):  Flexible    
Location: TBA    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 to CNA: Bridging the Gap  

Gain the resources and information necessary to begin the transition from the pre-hospital environment to the inpatient setting. Attendance is mandatory. Topics include nursing assistant certification requirements pertaining to this role change. Must be taken as a series with EMT-B to Nursing Assistant Theory and Clinical. Before registration, call the Test Center at 443-412-2352 for an appointment to complete the EMT-B to CNA Challenge exam (EYNA). Textbooks required for the first class and available at the campus bookstore. Students must be at least 18 years old, possess a high school diploma or GED, and certification as an EMT-B or higher. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 35491     Tuition: $71    Course Fee: $28    
Meeting Day(s): Tues.   7/8/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM  1 session
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 021    Instructor: M. Smith
Must also enroll in 35492 & 35493. 

EMT-B to Nursing Assistant Clinical  

To receive an award of completion for the EMT to CNA Bridge Program, you must successfully complete EMT to CNA: Bridging the Gap, EMT-B to Nursing Assistant Theory, and EMT-B to Nursing Assistant Clinical. Perfect attendance is necessary for all classes and clinical. Clinical placement provides experience in area nursing homes under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Evidence of adequate immunization for rubella, chicken pox, and mumps, and proof of a current negative TB skin test or a negative chest x-ray reading required before admission to clinical. Physical requirements include the ability to lift, push, pull a minimum of 50 pounds without restriction. Students must be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or GED. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 35493     Tuition: $435    Course Fee: $103    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   7/18/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM  7 sessions
Location: On Site    Instructor: M. Smith

Additional Meeting Times and/or Dates for (Course: 35493)
Meeting Day(s): Fri., Sat., Sun.   7/25/2014 - 8/10/2014    Time: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM  
Location: On Site    Instructor: M. Smith
Must also enroll in 35491 & 35492. No class 7/19 & 20 and 8/1, 2, & 3. 

EMT-B to Nursing Assistant Theory  

Meet the additional requirements for certification as a nursing assistant by applying previously learned knowledge and skills. Must be taken as a series with EMT to CNA: Bridging the Gap and EMT-B to Nursing Assistant Clinical. Perfect attendance is mandatory for all sessions. Preparation for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) included. Current CPR for the Healthcare Provider card and a minimum of EMT-B certification required. Evidence of adequate immunization for rubella, chicken pox, and mumps, and proof of a current negative TB skin test or a negative chest x-ray reading required before admission to clinical. Physical requirements include the ability to lift, push, pull a minimum of 50 pounds without restriction. Textbooks, available at the College Store, required for the first class. Students must be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or GED. The Maryland Board of Nursing requires a federal and state criminal background check prior to certification. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 35492     Tuition: $655    Course Fee: $68    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   7/10/2014 - 8/12/2014    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM  10 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 021    Instructor: M. Smith
Must also enroll in 35491 & 35493. 

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

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 at the Test Center (443-412-2352) to complete the Maryland Basic Life Support Protocol Exam (BLSP). 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: 35471     Tuition: $395    Course Fee: $98    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   5/27/2014 - 7/31/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:15 PM  20 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 018    Instructor: C. Gainey

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: 35501     Tuition: $325    Course Fee: $103    
Meeting Day(s): Mon.   6/2/2014 - 8/25/2014    Time: 5:30 PM - 9:15 PM  13 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 025    Instructor: A. Adjei-Amegashie

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     Tuition: $325    Course Fee: $79    
Meeting Day(s): Wed.   6/4/2014 - 8/20/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM  12 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 025    Instructor: G. Childers

Introduction to Terrorism & Emergency Procedures  

Explore the significant points surrounding the emergency response processes needed to combat acts of terrorism. This course highlights the requirements to establish and implement tactical goals; the use of new equipment; and the detection, monitoring, and protection capabilities for chemical, incendiary, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CIBRNE) agents. Textbook required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 35509     Tuition: $204    Course Fee: $68    
Meeting Day(s): Mon., Wed.   7/7/2014 - 7/23/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM  6 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 008    Instructor: P. Campbell

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: 26267     Tuition: $275    Course Fee: $91    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   6/6/2014 - 7/18/2014    Time: 9:00 AM - 1:15 PM  6 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 021    Instructor: C. Lindhorst
No class on 7/4. 

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: 35503     Tuition: $215    Course Fee: $80    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   7/11/2014 - 8/29/2014    Time: 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM  8 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 006    Instructor: K. Judd

Mental Health First Aid  


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

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: 25021     Tuition: $395    Course Fee: $79    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   4/24/2014 - 6/5/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:15 PM  12 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 023    Instructor: J. Roberts
No class on 5/22. 

Paramedic Refresher  

Are you a paramedic interested in fulfilling continuing education credits for recertification purposes? Complete this refresher course in conjunction with an eight (8) hour ACLS Provider renewal course and you will satisfy the 48-hour DOT EMT-Paramedic refresher requirement. Please be advised that you need an additional twenty-four (24) hours and a skills validation statement for National Registry Recertification. Attendance is mandatory for all sessions. Topics include selections from the National Registry's mandatory and flexible content: Airway, Breathing, and Cardiology; Medical Emergencies; Trauma; Obstetrics and Pediatrics; and Operational Tasks. A score of 70% or better and proficiency in the skills evaluation stations is required for successful completion. These continuing education hours are approved by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) and recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Student manual included. Senior adult and disabled tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 35477     Tuition: $295    Course Fee: $69    
Meeting Day(s): Sat., Sun.   7/26/2014 - 8/9/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  5 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 023    Instructor: C. Gainey

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: 25022     Tuition: $395    Course Fee: $79    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   6/10/2014 - 7/17/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:15 PM  12 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 023    Instructor: J. Roberts

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: 25020     Tuition: $395    Course Fee: $79    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   3/4/2014 - 4/22/2014    Time: 6:00 PM - 10:15 PM  13 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 023    Instructor: J. Roberts
No class on 3/25 &27. 


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