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Healthcare Professional Continuing Education Courses

We are accredited to provide continuing education for EMS and nursing personnel by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, the state of West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS):
Healthcare providers learn the latest resuscitation guidelines to diagnose and treat acute cardiac disorders.

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS):
The practical format of this hands-on AMLS course gives students the ability to integrate the knowledge presented into their current practice. Attendees will: Apply critical thinking skills to integrate pathophysiology with the assessment findings of a medical patient; Determine and differentiate between actual and potential patient problems; Advance the provider’s ability to conduct a competent medical examination utilizing proper diagnostic skills, critical thinking and interventions; Advance the provider’s ability to utilize problem-solving strategies in interventions and management alternatives; Advanced the provider’s ability to communicate the pertinent findings and interventions to the receiving faculty.

Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS):
This course employs an all-hazards approach to disaster preparedness and response. Practical approaches to multiple casualty incident management are included. Visit the BDLS website at http://www.bdls.com for more information.

Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS):
The proportion of the elderly in society today is greater than ever before, and growing faster than any other segment of our population. Current indications are that approximately 34% of calls for emergency medical services, or 3.4 million annual emergency responses involve patients over the age of 60. GEMS represents the most credible and complete source of pre-hospital medical information for the emergency treatment of older adults.

Healthcare Provider CPR:
CPR course designed for individuals who work in healthcare. Students learn basic cardiovascular life support skills for the adult, infant and child cardiac arrest victim. Students are instructed in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and the use of pocket mask and bag valve mask for ventilations. Participants receive a 2-year certification card. For more information visit. http://www.ahacpr.org.

International Trauma Life Support (ITLS):
Instructs the proper sequence from the initial evaluation to the stabilization of a trauma patient. Pediatric ITLS trains providers to assess and manage pediatric trauma patients in the pre-hospital setting.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS):
Trains healthcare providers to recognize and manage infant and child cardiopulmonary arrest.

Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS):
PEARS teaches providers how to recognize respiratory distress, shock and cardiac arrest, and provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. The goal of PEARS is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers (PEPP):
PEPP represents a comprehensive source of prehospital medical information for the emergent care of infants and children. It will teach prehospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children.

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Your contact for Healthcare Professional Continuing Education Courses is:
Doug McDonald
phone (304) 293-0262
fax (304) 293-8039