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Who Should Take This Course?

The AHA’s Opioid Education for Healthcare Providers Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need an understanding of the opioid epidemic, pathophysiology of an opioid overdose, and special considerations for taking care of patients with an opioid overdose.

This course is a self-directed eLearning course taken online via the Web or a Learning Management System (LMS). No hands-on skills session is required.

This course is intended for US audiences only.

 This course does not have audio.

This course takes students aproximately 30 minutes to complete, depending on their level of experience.

What Does This Course Teach?

This course teaches:

  • Recognition and treatment of opioid overdose (e.g., CPR and use of reversal agents)
  • Details of the opioid epidemic and opioid use disorder
  • Pathophysiology of pain and opioids leading to addiction

Technical Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows XP+
  • Mac OSX 10.10+
  • iOS 8+
  • Android 4.4+

Browsers

  • Chrome (recommended)
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Safari
  • Mobile Chrome

*Mobile devices with screens smaller than 7 inches are not supported.

Course Overview

This course teaches participants how to respond to a possible overdose -- including how to deliver naloxone and activate the emergency response system -- and offers information on the importance of treatment options post-overdose. The course covers adults only, and is designed for management and employees in workplace settings, non-clinical hospital and healthcare staff, and the general public. Knowledge of how to perform CPR (performing high-quality chest compressions and early use of an AED) is highly recommended before taking this course.

Course modules include:

  • Recognition and response to an opioid overdose (performing CPR and administering reversal agents [naloxone])
  • Basics of the opioid epidemic and opioid use disorder
  • Understanding naloxone and how it works
  • Recognizing the importance of post-overdose treatment options

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • describe the current opioid epidemic in the U.S.
  • identify some prescription and illegal opioids
  • recognize why opioids are so addictive
  • identify a possible overdose
  • know how to respond to a possible overdose
  • review/explain what naloxone is and how it works
  • describe how to give naloxone
  • identify the antidote for an opioid overdose
  • recognize the importance of post-overdose treatment options.

To earn a course completion certificate, students must:

  • review all modules and knowledge checks
  • pass a knowledge skills test with a minimum score of 84%.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Provides valuable layperson training to respond to opioid overdoses
  • Can be completed in approximately 10-15 minutes
  • Gives those who successfully complete the course a certificate of completion
  • Provides access to all course content for 2 years following activation

This Web-based eLearning course provides the cognitive portion (Part 1) of the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course, and can be used for initial or renewal certification.Features eSimulation technology to let students participate in realistic patient scenarios, assess patients, and formulate treatment -- online and at their own pace.

Course participants who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate granting them entrance to a skills practice session (Part 2) and skills test (Part 3) with a certified American Heart Association ACLS instructor, which they must pass to qualify for an ACLS course card. PC and Mac® compatible.

Please include an e-mail address when ordering. The access key and instructions on how to log in and register for the course will be e-mailed to you, usually within 1 business day. NOTE: You must purchase one online access key for each student trained. Parts 2 and 3 are not included in the price of this item. This product is not eligible for the standard 30-day return policy.

The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

Skills are taught in small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

The ACLS course covers:

  • ACLS algorithms
  • immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • airway management
  • rhythm recognition
  • high-quality CPR
  • 1-rescuer CPR AED
  • effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • science overview (update course)
  • BLS and ACLS surveys
  • ACS
  • Megacode treatment
  • identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke)

ACLS training is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital, including:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • emergency medical technicians
  • paramedics
  • staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical care departments
  • other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an ACLS Course Completion Card.

To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials and complete a precourse self-assessment using the tools in their student materials before starting the course.

You will need to bring your printed certificate to your Skills Session to receive credit.

This Web-based eLearning course provides the cognitive portion (Part 1) of the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course, and can be used for initial or renewal certification.Features eSimulation technology to let students participate in realistic patient scenarios, assess patients, and formulate treatment -- online and at their own pace.

Course participants who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate granting them entrance to a skills practice session (Part 2) and skills test (Part 3) with a certified American Heart Association ACLS instructor, which they must pass to qualify for an ACLS course card. PC and Mac® compatible.

Please include an e-mail address when ordering. The access key and instructions on how to log in and register for the course will be e-mailed to you, usually within 1 business day. NOTE: You must purchase one online access key for each student trained. Parts 2 and 3 are not included in the price of this item. This product is not eligible for the standard 30-day return policy. 

Course length is approximately 5-6.5 hours for the renewal course.

You will need to bring your printed certificate to your Skills Session to receive credit.

For successful course completion, students must:

  • Demonstrate skills competency in all learning stations
  • Pass the high-quality BLS skills test
  • Pass the bag-mask ventilation with OPA/NPA insertion skills test
  • Pass the Megacode test
  • Pass the ACLS exam with a score of 84% or higher.

Upon successful completion of all requirements, students receive an ACLS course completion card.

Course length is approximately 2 hours for the Skills Session.

You will need to bring your printed certificate to your Skills Session to receive credit. You can not attend this skills session if you do not have your printed certificate.

When Seconds Count, Inc. provides this life saving skill which is essential for establishments that serve food.

Here is the Massachusetts Regulation

Did you know that the State of Massachusetts Code for Food Establishments, Chapter X, 105 CMR 590.009(E) states…”each food establishment having a seating capacity of 25 persons or more shall:

(1)    Have on its premises, while food is being served, an employee trained in manual procedures approved by the Department of Public Health to remove food lodged in a person’s throat; and

(2)    Make adequate provision for insurance to cover employees trained in rendering such assistance.”

 Are your establishments in compliance with this code?

The Massachusetts Restaurant Association in conjunction with When Seconds Count, located in Salem, MA is proud to offer the required Choke Saving Course at your location our ours. When Seconds Count, Inc. also offers a wide variety of First Aid Kits, Supplies, Posters, and CPR barrier devices.

If you, your co-workers, family members or anyone else would like to become familiar with the Heimlich Maneuver and would be interested in having our trained professional staff provide this training, then this course is for you!

American Heart Association Instructor training is divided by discipline, allowing candidates to focus on the specialized information they need to teach in their chosen discipline. Instructor training courses are available in:

  • Heartsaver®.

Before beginning the Instructor training process, candidates must have a current provider course card for their chosen discipline, and must align with an American Heart Association Training Center that is accepting new Instructors in their chosen discipline.

American Heart Association Instructor training consists of three stages:

  1. The Instructor candidate takes the self-directed online Instructor Essentials course in his or her chosen discipline.
  2. The Instructor candidate takes the faculty-led, classroom-based Instructor course in his or her chosen discipline.
  3. A faculty member monitors the Instructor candidate as he or she teaches the first course in his or her chosen discipline.

Upon successful completion of all steps, candidates receive an Instructor card, valid for two years.

Instructor Essentials

A required part of the training process for new Instructors, the online Instructor Essentials courses include information that Instructors need in order to teach American Heart Association courses. Each Instructor Essentials course includes approximately 30 minutes of general information about teaching American Heart Association courses, with the remainder of the presentation focused on discipline-specific information on:

  • planning and preparing for courses
  • teaching courses
  • conducting written exams and skills testing for classroom-based and eLearning courses
  • keeping one's Instructor status current.

Who should take BLS?

BLS is for any healthcare provider or first-responder who needs to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills. The course provides prehospital and in-facility tracks, and an accelerated renewal course is available for providers who have BLS experience and need to recertify.

EMTs, Firefighters, Police Officers, Paramedics, Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Nursing Students, Pharmacists.

This Convenient new alternative for renewing completion of the BLS Provider course! This updated release of the Web-based eLearning course provides Part 1, the online portion of the BLS Provider course. It includes a series of modules that cover all required sequences and provides participants with the convenient option of taking the BLS Provider exam online.

Those who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a skills validation session with an AHA BLS instructor at When Seconds Count, Inc. An AHA course completion card will be issued by When Seconds Count, Inc. which is an AHA training center when both parts are successfully completed.

Completion eCards are issued upon completion of your Live Skills Session.

Who should take BLS?

BLS is for any healthcare provider or first-responder who needs to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills. The course provides prehospital and in-facility tracks, and an accelerated renewal course is available for providers who have BLS experience and need to recertify.

EMTs, Firefighters, Police Officers, Paramedics, Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Nursing Students, Pharmacists.

Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. This course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings. This course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills.

In addition, BLS training can be appropriate for first responders whose work brings them into contact with members of the public, such as school, fitness center, or hotel and restaurant employees.

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for a BLS Course Completion Card.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a completion cad valid for 2 years.

This course is designed as a Hybrid Course. You will receive both a textbook and access to the eTextbook, work will be delivered  on-line and completed on your own time. The hands-on portion of the course will be conducted weekly on Tuesday Nights at our Training Center from 6pm-10pm and will also include 2-3 Saturday Sessions from 9am-3pm.

Students will receive a BLS Provider eCard from When Seconds Count through the American Heart Association upon successful completion of the required CPR course which is included with our program. After successfully completing our EMT Program, students receive a When Seconds Count Certificate and are eligible for the National Certification and State Licensing Examinations. This program includes 2-3 Saturday sessions.

To be eligible for the State EMT Certification Examination you must:

  • Be able to read, understand and communicate in English.
  • Be 18 years of age.
  • Be free from addiction to alcohol or any drug.

Course Requirements: iPad / Tablet, Laptop or Desktop Computer.

Course Materials: This course includes the E-Textbook and HardcopyTextbook.

  • Early registration is recommended as seating is limited!
  • State Exam Fees are not included.
  • A tuition payment plan is available upon request. Please call us for more information!

Our Monday / Wednesday Night EMT Program at When Seconds Count offers comprehensive classroom & practical training, including the opportunity to observe an ambulance crew and their operations during an Ambulance Ride-Along and Emergency Room Observation Time.

This Program meets on Monday / Wednesday evenings from 6pm-10pm and includes to 2-3 Saturday sessions from 9am-3pm.

Students will receive a BLS Provider eCard from When Seconds Count through the American Heart Association upon successful completion of the required CPR course which is included with our program. After successfully completing our EMT Program, students receive a When Seconds Count Certificate and are eligible for the National Certification and State Licensing Examinations.

To be eligible for the State EMT Certification Examination you must:

  • Be able to read, understand and communicate in English.
  • Be 18 years of age.
  • Be free from addiction to alcohol or any drug.

Course Requirements: Internet Access.

Course Materials: Textbook is included with your tuition. 

  • Early registration is recommended as seating is limited!
  • State Exam Fees are not included.
  • A tuition payment plan is available upon request. Please call us for more information! 

Our 20 Day Accelerated EMT Day Program is an intensive and immersive training course.  This course offers all of the same comprehensive classroom & practical training as our traditional program just in an accelerated format. We including the opportunity to observe an ambulance crew and their operations during an Ambulance Ride-Along and Emergency Room Observation Time.

This Program meets on Tuesdays / Wednesday from 10am - 5pm and Thursday's from 10am-3:45pm. There are 3 Saturday sessions from 8:30am-3pm.

There will be 1 online hour required every Friday between 6am-1pm.

Students will receive a BLS Provider CPR eCard from When Seconds Count through the American Heart Association upon successful completion of the required CPR course which is included with our program. After successfully completing our EMT Program, students receive a When Seconds Count Certificate and are eligible for the National Certification and State Licensing Examinations.

To be eligible for the State EMT Certification Examination you must:

  • Be able to read, understand and communicate in English.
  • Be 18 years of age.
  • Be free from addiction to alcohol or any drug.

Course Requirements: Internet Access.

Course Materials: Textbook is included with your tuition.

  • Early registration is recommended as seating is limited!
  • State Exam Fees are not included.
  • A tuition payment plan is available upon request. Please call us for more information!

The Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction.

Heartsaver® Bloodborne Pathogens uses the PACT acronym and slogan to help students learn and retain what to do when there is danger of or has been exposure to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace:

  • Protect yourself from exposure
  • Act when exposed
  • Clean yourself and the area involved
  • Tell or report any exposure

Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens is intended for workers in the commercial market who must receive training per OSHA Standard 1910.1030, and those who work in:

  • child care
  • schools
  • maintenance
  • security
  • state corrections facilities
  • tattoo design
  • industry and manufacturing
  • Fortune 1500 companies
  • occupational health
  • property management
  • hospitality
  • health and fitness

Convenient new alternative for renewing completion of the Heartsaver CPR/AED course! This updated release of the Web-based eLearning course provides Part 1, the online portion of the Heartsaver CPR/AED course. It includes a series of modules that cover all required sequences.

Those who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a skills validation session with an AHA BLS instructor at When Seconds Count, Inc. An AHA course completion card will be issued by When Seconds Count, Inc. which is an AHA training center when both parts are successfully completed.

The Heartsaver CPR/AED course is intended for all individuals who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements, including:

It is also appropriate for lay rescuers who may have a need to respond to an emergency in the workplace, family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death, or those who just want to learn this important lifesaving skill.

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
· Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
· Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
· Recognize when someone needs CPR
· Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
· Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
· Give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
· Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult
· Perform high-quality CPR for a child*
· Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child*
· Perform high-quality CPR for an infant*
· Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
· Demonstrate how to help a choking infant*

Completion cards are issued the same days as your Skills Session.

This Web-based eLearning product presents the cognitive portion (Part 1) of training online, covering all required sequences for an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid With CPR & AED course and providing American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid review questions for participants to answer.

Upon successful completion of the online course, students receive a Certificate of Completion that they must present at a skills practice session (Part 2) and skills test (Part 3) with an American Heart Association Instructor at When Seconds Count, Inc. An AHA course completion card will be issued by When Seconds Count, Inc. which is an AHA training center. Students receive their Heartsaver First Aid course completion card upon successful completion of all parts of the course.

Course completion card is issued the same day.

This Web-based eLearning program provides the cognitive portion (Part 1) of the Heartsaver First Aid course. Covers all required sequences and includes an online First Aid online course and American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid exam. Course participants who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate granting them entrance to a skills testing session with an American Heart Association instructor at When Seconds Count, Inc. An AHA course completion card will be issued by When Seconds Count, Inc. which is an AHA training center when both parts are successfully completed.

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
· List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of the first aid rescuer
· Describe the key steps in first aid
· Remove protective gloves
· Find the problem
· Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: heart attack, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, shock, and stroke
· Use an epinephrine pen
· Control bleeding and bandaging
· Recognize elements of common injuries
· Recognize elements of common illnesses
· Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury
· Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers

**Course completion card will be issued the same day.

This Web-based eLearning product presents the cognitive portion (Part 1) of training online, covering all required sequences for an American Heart Association Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid course and providing American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid review questions for participants to answer.

Upon successful completion of the online course, students receive a Certificate of Completion that they must present at a skills practice session (Part 2) and skills test (Part 3) with an American Heart Association Instructor at When Seconds Count, Inc. An AHA course completion card will be issued by When Seconds Count, Inc. which is an AHA training center. Students receive their Heartsaver course completion card upon successful completion of all parts of the course.

Course completion card is issued the same day.

Unlimited Online MA OEMS Approved EMS Education Credit (All Levels)
$78 per person 
Upon receiving your activation license, you will have 1 full year from the date of purchase.
Our online continuing education is offered through our education partner at CentreLearn.

 

Course Overview

This course teaches participants how to respond to a possible overdose -- including how to deliver naloxone and activate the emergency response system -- and offers information on the importance of treatment options post-overdose. The course covers adults only, and is designed for management and employees in workplace settings, non-clinical hospital and healthcare staff, and the general public. Knowledge of how to perform CPR (performing high-quality chest compressions and early use of an AED) is highly recommended before taking this course.

Course modules include:

  • Recognition and response to an opioid overdose (performing CPR and administering reversal agents [naloxone])
  • Basics of the opioid epidemic and opioid use disorder
  • Understanding naloxone and how it works
  • Recognizing the importance of post-overdose treatment options

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • describe the current opioid epidemic in the U.S.
  • identify some prescription and illegal opioids
  • recognize why opioids are so addictive
  • identify a possible overdose
  • know how to respond to a possible overdose
  • review/explain what naloxone is and how it works
  • describe how to give naloxone
  • identify the antidote for an opioid overdose
  • recognize the importance of post-overdose treatment options.

To earn a course completion certificate, students must:

  • review all material and knowledge checks
  • pass a knowledge skills test with a minimum score of 84%.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Provides valuable layperson training to respond to opioid overdoses
  • Can be completed in approximately 30 minutes
  • Gives those who successfully complete the course a certificate of completion

This Web-based eLearning product presents the cognitive portion (Part 1) of training online, covering all required sequences for an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid With CPR & AED course and providing American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid review questions for participants to answer.

Upon successful completion of the online course, students receive a Certificate of Completion that they must present at a skills practice session (Part 2) and skills test (Part 3) with an American Heart Association Instructor at When Seconds Count, Inc. An AHA course completion card will be issued by When Seconds Count, Inc. which is an AHA training center. Students receive their Heartsaver First Aid course completion card upon successful completion of all parts of the course.

When Seconds Count is an Accredited Training Institution through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services.

When Seconds Count is a Nationally Accrediated Training Center through the American Heart Association.

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