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Below is the list of healthcare-related courses being offered for the Fall 2009 & Spring 2010 semester by Penn State Fayette, the Eberly Campus:

Emergency Medical Service

Emergency Medical Technician-BASIC: This course provides a foundation in pre-hospital emergency medical service care. The curriculum meets or exceeds all the minimum training requirements as established by the United States Department of Transportation in the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic National Standard Curriculum. Textbooks are not included. Prerequisites: age 16.  Three Saturday Practical Lab sessions are included in the schedule.

Start Date: March 16, 2010
6:00 to 10:00 p.m. (Tues. & Thurs.)
Location: Penn State Fayette
Cost: $360.00

Tentative classes as follows;

Course Dates: To be announced. 
6:00 to 10:00 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.)
Location: Marclay Community Ambulance

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic: This course provides understanding of the purpose and objectives of clinical treatments. As students are instructed in the theoretical practice of emergency medicine, they participate in various supervised clinical experiences. The curriculum of the paramedic training program course meets or exceeds the minimum training requirements as established by the United States Department of Transportation in the EMT/Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum. Textbooks and NREMT examination fees are not included. Prerequisites: age 18, high school or GED diploma, valid PA EMT Certification, and valid Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers card. EMT-Paramedic Students must complete and/or provide verification of the following prior to admission: registration form, payment, current PA EMT certification, current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers certification, high school diploma or GED, malpractice liability insurance, ALS service internship, physical examination, Hepatitis B vaccine or waiver, TB testing, PA DOH Criminal History Form.

 

Course Dates: To Be Announced

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Refresher:  This course is required for paramedics seeking to fulfill the NREMT's 48-hour continuing education requirement.  Textbooks not included.

Course Dates:  To Be Announced
Cost:  $175.00

Emergency Medical Technician - Instructor:

Course Dates: 1/11/2010, 1/14/2010, 1/21/2010, 1/25/2010,
                      1/28/2010, 2/1/2010, 2/4/2010, 2/8/2010
6:00 to 10:00 p.m. (Weekdays), 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Sat.)
Location: Penn State Fayette
Cost: $175.00 plus the cost of book               


Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

The two-day, sixteen-hour course covers Advanced Cardiac Life Support according to the standards of the American Heart Association. Information presented in lectures, demonstrations, and small-group workshops allow you to update your clinical expertise and learn new skills. Proof of current Basic Life Support For Healthcare Provider Course Completion must be provided by all applicants.

The purpose of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider course is to educate physicians, nurses, and paramedics in the principles and techniques of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). The course is particularly relevant to members of the emergency health care team.

The two-day course is approved for 1.6 CEU's and the one-day course for 0.8 CEU's by the Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Participants successfully completing the course will receive an ACLS Wallet Card from the American Heart Association as well as a Certificate from the Pennsylvania State University.

 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Recertification)
Course Date: 3/13/2010
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Sat.)
Location: Somerset Hospital
Cost: $50.00

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Recertification)
Course Date: 5/15/2010
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ( Sun.)
Location: Somerset Hospital
Cost: $50.00

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Recertification)
Course Date:9/25/2010
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Sat.)
Location: Somerset Hospital
Cost: $50.00

 


Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The two-day, sixteen-hour course covers Pediatric Advanced Life Support according to the standards of the American Heart Association. Information presented in lectures, demonstrations, and small-group workshops allow you to update your clinical expertise and learn new skills. Proof of current Basic Life Support For Healthcare Provider Course Completion must be provided by all applicants.

The purpose of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider course is to educate physicians, nurses, and paramedics in the principles and techniques of Advanced Cardiac Life Support for newborns, infants, and children. The course is particularly relevant to members of the emergency health care team.

The two-day course is approved for 1.6 CEU's and the one-day course for 0.8 CEU's by the Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Participants successfully completing the course will receive a PALS Wallet Card from the American Heart Association as well as a Certificate from the Pennsylvania State University.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Course Dates: 11/14 & 11/15/2010
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Sat. & Sun.)
Location: Penn State Fayette
Cost: $100.00

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (Recertification)
Course Dates: 4/20/2010
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tues.)
Location: Somerset Hospital
Cost: $50.00

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (Recertification)
Course Dates: 10/19/2010
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tues.)
Location: Somerset Hospital
Cost: $50.00


First Aid and CPR

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS): This course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen), use of an AED, and relief of FBAO in responsive and unresponsive victims. This course is designed for healthcare providers who care for patients in a wide variety of settings.


CPR Instructor Course:

Course Dates: 1/23/2010
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:  Penn State Fayette
Cost: $95 includes the price of book


Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS):  AHA has created the new Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) Course.  This course is offered to EMTs and Paramedics who infrequently see critically ill children and prepares students to Assess-Categorize-Decide-Act to stabilize the child and contact the next level of care early.

 

Course Dates:  To be rescheduled
Please check back for update

 

Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED: This course teaches the skills of First Aid, CPR, and AED for victims of all ages.

To Be Announced.  Please check back for current schedules.