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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: 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

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

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 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. 

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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