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Become a CPR Instructor
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CPR Health Care Provider BLS Course

This Basic Life Support course is designed for healthcare professionals who need to learn and perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in-patient and/or outpatient. The focus will be on the following  concepts:

Demonstrating high-quality CPR following the American Heart Association Chain of Survival and train on the following:

1.     One Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant

2.     Two Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant.

3.     Using the bag-mask technique for Adult, child, and infant.

4.     Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant

5.     Relief choking in responsive and unresponsive victims.

Certification:

The BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card (AHA) is provided and valid for two years.

Duration:

The Initial Course requires approximately 4 .5 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing. this time will be much shorter if the student decides to complete Part 1 (online course in advance)

The Renewal Course requires approximately 2-4 hours depending on the class size; this includes skills practice and skills testing.

The course requires a student manual throughout class time).

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Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED In Class Course

Students will learn CPR, AED and First aid basics, managing Medical emergencies, injury emergencies, Environmental emergencies.

During the course, the Instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students to complete their first aid, CPR and AED skills practice and testing. Classroom-based utilizing video with hands-on training format reinforces skills proficiency

• Optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR and optional written test

Course format:

• Course manual is required throughout the session ( manual with a new Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide) that summarizes first aid actions for many injuries and illnesses.

Certification:

Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course Completion Card that is valid for two years.
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Heartsaver First Aid In Class

This course is designed according to the 2010 AHA guidelines for CPR and ECC. Students will learn First aid basics, Medical emergency management, injury emergencies, and Environmental emergencies.

Throughout the course, the Instructor will lead video-based lessons and work with students to complete their first aid, skills practice, and testing. The classroom-based format will include hands-on training to reinforce skills proficiency. 

Materials:

Students will be provided with a manual which contains a new Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide summarizing first aid actions for many injuries and illnesses.

Certification:

Students who successfully complete this course will receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card (valid for two years).
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Heartsaver CPR/AED In Class Course

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. It will be presented as a video based lesson, complemented by hands-on practice guided by the instructor delivering CPR and AED skills.

This course contains the following:

Adult CPR and AED use, optional modules in child CPR and AED use and infant CPR, including child and infant choking and an optional written test.

The option to take Part 1 online is available for additional cost, the advantage here is that the class time will be much shorter.

Certification:

Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion Card that is valid for two years.
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Stroke - Pre-Hospital Care Online 

This course is offered online to Medical Professionals, Emergency medical services personnel in acute medical practice  and Healthcare providers who want to enhance their knowledge of stroke treatment

The course contains risk factors of stroke, recognition, and assessment and case management along with some basic medical science in Pathophysiology.

It is presented in an E-Learning format (online)

Duration:

Course requires 2 - 3 hours to complete.  No skills session is required.

Certification:

Students can access downloadable Certificate of Completion.

CEU:

The current course is available for learning, but does not offer CE/CME credit.

All materials will be available during the course online.
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Acute Stroke - Online Course

Acute Stroke Online course is a self-paced continuing education course that provides training on the symptoms, diagnosis and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and complications of stroke. 

The course is for Hospital personnel providing in and out patient services, particularly experienced healthcare providers who are involved in the care and treatment of stroke victims.

Course content:

Course Content includes Recognition of Stroke, Pathophysiology of stroke, risk factors, Stroke chain of survival, 7 D’s of stroke survival, Definitions of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke,   Stroke management and transition to critical care and rehabilitation

Duration:

E-Learning, this course is online and web based, requires approximately 1-2 hours and no skill session required.

It includes:

·         11 checkpoint exercises with review questions

·         Online test and evaluation

·         Self-paced learning, accessible anytime

·         Expands on the AHA Stroke Algorithm

·         Access to course for 12 months allows for ongoing refresher

Certification:

Students can access downloadable Certificate of Completion (please make sure you have a printer accessible to print).
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CPR instructor certification course

The Instructor course is required to teach CPR and prepares all AHA instructors, regional, national, and Training Center Faculty.

This course contains modules which teach professionalism, course and session preparation, instructional strategies, assessment and evaluation, as well as other important aspects of delivery and management of a classroom/workshop.

The Part 1 course is taught through self-directed online format, self-directed learning through the OKM online system, followed by hands-on skills training in a classroom setting.

Certification:

Students who complete the course successfully will earn a Certificate of Completion.

Eligibility:

Instructor candidates must align with an AHA Training Center accepting new Instructors after completing Part1 and Part 2, then register on the faculty network to be provided an authorized code to purchase course materials and have access to the vast resources provided by AHA.

CEU:

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 7.50 contact hours.

The material required for this course is Instructor Essentials Course Package which must be purchased and may be included in the course fee.

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ICD-10 Course:

The ICD-10 course provides students with an overview of the ICD-10 for both diagnosis and procedure coding.  It covers the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 and reviews the changes and updates.  Students will learn the new codes, the structure, and nature of the characters. They will also learn how to use the appropriate reference manuals and guides to create diagnosis codes from the ICD-10-CM and procedure codes from the ICD-10-PCS.

Audience: The target audience for the ICD-10 course are medical professionals who are already coding and need to upgrade to the new system.

Contact Hours: 16.00 non-credit hours

Objective:

     Describe the purpose of ICD-10
     Compare ICD-10 to ICD-9
     Explain the functions, processes, and procedures of diagnostic coding
     Describe procedural coding
     Analyze electronic coding tools
     Practice coding for a variety of purposes and settings
     Discuss the future of coding

Completion Document: Certificate of Completion
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ICD-10 Updates and Medical Science Courses

Medical sciences:
Biomedical science education is an important part of ensuring coders’ readiness for ICD-10 training. Leading industry associations have recommended that coders have a significant amount of medical sciences education before taking ICD-10 code set training, and The ICD-10 Solution offers courses in:

Overall course length 75 hours.

    Medical Terminology – Covers principles of building and understanding medical terminology in preparation for ICD-10-CM/PCS.
    Anatomy – Includes instruction on anatomical structure and organs of the body from an ICD-10-CM/PCS perspective.
    Pathophysiology – Covers ICD-10-CM/PCS pathophysiology by body system.
    Pharmacology – Teaches ICD-10-CM/PCS general pharmacology practices.

ICD-10 Medical Sciences Education

The ICD-10 biomedical sciences education offered by ACMP is available through The ICD-10 Updates course, a comprehensive ICD-10 education.

The greater complexity of the ICD-10 code set will require staff to be more familiar with medical terminology, anatomy, pathophysiology, and pharmacology in order to make the best code assignments. Unlike many other biomedical science courses, The ICD-10 Coder Clinical Courses are taught with an ICD-10 focus that ensures staffs learn exactly what they need to know in preparation for the transition to the updated ICD-10.

Medical Terminology

This course covers the principles of building and understanding medical terminology in preparation for ICD-10-CM/PCS. Curriculum includes:

    Word structure (root words, prefixes, suffixes)
    Word differentiation
    Plurals
    Slang, jargon, and abbreviations
    Foreign terms

The Medical Terminology course includes book-based instruction.

Anatomy

This course is designed with an ICD-10-CM/PCS perspective.  The curriculum covers:

    Nervous system
    Cardiovascular system
    Special sensory systems
    Respiratory system
    Gastrointestinal system
    Exocrine and endocrine systems
    Skin and surface tissues
    Muscular system
    Skeletal system
    Urinary and reproductive systems

The Anatomy course includes instruction on anatomical structure as well as organs of the body.

Pathophysiology

This course covers ICD-10-CM/PCS pathophysiology by body system. The curriculum includes:

    Disease basics
    The skeleton and muscles
    Gastrointestinal disorders
    Respiratory problems
    Urinary disease
    Endocrine and exocrine disease
    Nervous system disease and disorders
    Integumentary disease

The Pathophysiology course teaches disease processes with an emphasis on disease entities, diagnosis, and treatment.

Pharmacology

This course teaches ICD-10-CM/PCS general pharmacology practices. The curriculum covers:

    Pharmacology basics
    Drug administration
    Pharmacy referencing
    Drug diagnoses, treatment, and therapy
    Drug categories

The Pharmacology course covers specific drugs and their actions and effects.

ICD-10- CM/PCS codes training:

Designed specifically for busy professional coders, these courses build on previous learning from the biomedical science courses and help students develop a comprehensive understanding of the new coding system guidelines.

    ICD-10-CM Code Training – 1 week of training focused on ICD-10-CM (diagnoses) - 25 hours/week.
    ICD-10-PCS Code Training – 1 weeks of training focused on ICD-10-CM – 25 hours/week.

The ICD-10 code training offered by Career Step is available through The ICD-10 updates course, a comprehensive ICD-10 education solution.

Designed specifically for busy professional coders, these ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS training courses build on previous learning from biomedical science courses and help students develop a comprehensive understanding of the new coding system guidelines through a book-based approach and scheduled periodic instructor interaction.

ICD-10-CM Code Training

This course is ICD-10-CM (diagnosis) focused. Its step-by-step approach is designed to help students develop a comprehensive understanding of the new ICD-10 coding system guidelines. The course includes:

1 week of training (recommended 25 hours per week)

Numerous coding exercises by ICD-10-CM chapter and/or specialty

ICD-10-CM Guidelines taught through coding practice exercises

Coding scenarios

Actual clinical documentation
 

The ICD-10-CM course is offered entirely online, though the material is taught through a book-based approach and includes scheduled instructor interactions. Students will also have access to the material after completing the course to provide an easy-to-access reference through the ICD-10 transition.

ICD-10-PCS Code Training

This course is ICD-10-PCS (inpatient) focused. Students develop a comprehensive understanding of the new ICD-10 guidelines through a step-by-step, book-based approach. The course includes:

    1 week of training (25 hours per week)
    Numerous coding exercises by ICD-10-PCS root operation
    ICD-10-PCS Guidelines and coding practice exercises
    Inpatient coding scenarios
    Actual clinical documentation for both ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS inpatient encounters

The Career Step ICD-10-PCS course is offered entirely online, though the curriculum takes a book-based teaching approach and scheduled instructor interactions are included. Students will also have access to the material after completing the course to provide an easy-to-access reference through the ICD-10 transition.
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