Continuing Education for Healthcare Providers
At Life First Training Center we also offer a variety of continuing education courses for healthcare professionals. We offer courses related to both adult patients and pediatric patients. A full list of our courses can be found below. If you would like to enroll in one of these courses please follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The American Heart Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
For specific information on continuing education units available for your healthcare position, please email us.
(All courses are 100% virtual. In person practice scenarios are not required but may be added for groups at an additional fee. Please email to inquire).
Adult Patient Courses:
1. ACLS Prep ECG and Pharmacology Bundle $67
The American Heart Association’s ACLS Prep: ECG & Pharmacology Bundle conveniently combines both the ACLS Prep: ECG and ACLS Prep: Pharmacology eLearning Courses into one convenient bundle for students who are preparing to take an AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Course. These courses are also ideal for healthcare professionals who require basic rhythm recognition and/or pharmacology knowledge related to the ACLS algorithms.
2. ACLS Prep ECG $35
The American Heart Association’s ACLS Prep: ECG Course is a self-directed eLearning course designed for students preparing to take an AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Course. This course is also ideal for healthcare professionals who require basic rhythm recognition skills related to the ACLS algorithms. This includes telemetry staff, non-critical/emergency nurses, emergency medical services personnel, respiratory therapists, physician assistants, non-critical/emergency physicians, and dentists.
3. ACLS Prep Pharmacology $35
The American Heart Association’s ACLS Prep: Pharmacology Course is a self-directed eLearning course designed for students preparing to take an AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Course. This course is also ideal for healthcare professionals who require basic drug interaction understanding related to the ACLS algorithms. This includes non-critical/emergency nurses, emergency medical services personnel, respiratory therapists, physician assistants, non-critical/emergency physicians, and dentists.
4. ACLS Trauma Module $35
The Trauma Module describes the systematic evaluation of a trauma patient including performing initial lifesaving maneuvers. This course includes assessment, approaches, and treatment of systematic evaluation of a trauma patient, key concerns during an assessment, adjuncts to the primary trauma survey, airway obstruction maneuvers and securing the airway, identifying shock and providing treatment, hemodynamic instability, and hemorrhage control, trauma resuscitation, permissive hypotension, massive transfusions, traumatic brain injury, burn injuries, and musculoskeletal injuries. The intended audiences for this course are ED Physicians (not recently taken ATLS), ED Nurses, Paramedics, and NP/APN.
5. Advanced Life Support Opioids $35
The ALS: Opioid Module is designed to help clinical team members provide immediate treatment and care for adult opioid overdose victims. Course content includes the following:
• Pathophysiology of opioid overdose
• Special considerations on how to care for overdose patients, including naloxone administration
• Recognizing the need for high-quality CPR and the use of a defibrillator as indicated
• Information on the importance and types of resources available for individuals after an opioid overdose, including medication-assisted therapies
6. Advanced Life Support Respiratory Emergencies $35
The ALS: Respiratory Emergencies Module covers several of the most common respiratory emergencies including severe asthma, cardiogenic pulmonary edema, anaphylaxis, peri-intubation arrest, pulmonary embolism, and noncardiogenic pulmonary edema. It educates students on the identification of signs and symptoms, descriptions of treatments, potential complications, and considerations. The goal of this module is how to treat these respiratory emergencies before they lead to cardiac arrest.
7. Advanced Life Support Post-Cardiac Arrest Care $35
The Post-Cardiac Arrest Care Module describes the pathophysiology of a post-arrest syndrome, the initial management of post-cardiac arrest (first 30 min), and 24-to-72-hour post-ROSC management.
8. Advanced Life Support Advanced Airway Management $35
The ALS: Advanced Airway Management Module is designed to teach providers how to evaluate and determine the need for an advanced airway in patients. This course provides instruction on the strategies of oxygen monitoring and delivery prior to advanced airway placement. It also demonstrates the strategies and goals of advanced airway insertion, troubleshooting issues, ensuring proper placement, and monitoring the patient.
9. Advanced Life Support High Performance Teams $35
The ALS: High-Performance Teams Module covers the essential role of high-performance teams in improving survival from cardiac arrest. It educates students on how high-performance teams carry out their roles in highly effective manners, resulting in superior performance and timing, which can translate to improved survival for patients in cardiac arrest.
10. Advanced Life Support Maternal Cardiac Arrest $35
Maternal Cardiac Arrest (MCA) is a life-threatening event that may occur in any healthcare setting, even outside the hospital. Cardiac arrest in this population poses unique challenges to a healthcare team since there are critical actions affecting two patients. The ALS: Maternal Cardiac Arrest Module explores the why of MCA and how to treat pregnant cardiac arrest patients within a hospital.
Pediatric Patient Courses:
1. PALS Plus Advanced Airway Management $35
Pediatric airways are not just small adult airways; they carry special considerations and treatments. This module will compare those differences and further discuss the clinical features, diagnosis, and management tactics for obstructions and upper and lower airway diseases of the lungs. It will discuss positive-pressure ventilation and the requirements for advanced airway placement. Additionally, the module will address aerosol-generating procedures in the COVID-19 era.
2. PALS Plus Trauma Overview and Approach $35
PALS Plus: Trauma – Overview and Approach is a self-directed, eLearning module that covers concepts and interventions related to pediatric trauma. This module addresses unique anatomic and physiologic characteristics that affect the interventions and responses to injury and subsequent management.
3. PALS Plus Ultrasound $35
PALS Plus: Ultrasound is a self-directed, eLearning module that covers the basic principles of pediatric ultrasound physics; basic controls common to most medical ultrasound equipment; images obtained for an e-FAST ultrasound study; other applications of point-of-care ultrasound; and performing ultrasound assessments of the airway (A), breathing (B), circulation (C), and disability (D) (trauma).
4. PALS Plus Child Abuse $35
This module covers the concepts and interventions related to pediatric child abuse. Content includes topics such as recognition of risk for abuse, understanding gross-motor development, recognition of “red flags,” distinguishing bruising patterns, burn characteristics, and recognition of potential exposure to illicit substances.
5. PALS Plus Toxicology $35
This module covers basics on identification of toxic substances through targeted history, physical exam, and diagnostic studies. It introduces common therapies for ingestions, including methods used to minimize drug absorption and enhance excretion for common poisons. This module also reviews effects of commonly misused or abused drugs. Additionally, it includes a section describing treatments for caustic eye injuries that children may encounter.
5. PALS Plus Technology Dependent Child $35
This module describes the identification and management of medical emergencies in pediatric patients with special healthcare needs. It is designed to educate students about potential complications related to intrathecal baclofen pumps, tracheostomy tubes, vagal nerve stimulators, and ventriculoperitoneal shunts.
6. PALS Plus Sedation and Analgesia $35
Procedural sedation in the pediatric population brings additional factors beyond sedation of an adult patient. This module addresses levels of sedation and the pediatric-focused considerations associated. It covers the common medications and monitoring needed to keep the patient safe. The module includes several clinical scenarios for students to apply their knowledge in a practical way.
7. PALS Plus Post Cardiac Arrest $35
The purpose of this module is to educate providers on the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of pediatric post–cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS), implementation of cardiac monitoring as part of PCAS, implementation of respiratory support of the intubated child during PCAC, implementation of neurologic support and monitoring during PCAC, monitoring for and managing other physiologic/organ/secondary complications of PCAS, outcomes and prognostication after cardiac arrest, and recovery after cardiac arrest.
If you want to move forward with registration you can pay for these courses by following the steps below.
1. Go to our private/group class payment page and scroll down to select your course. Select the course code that matches the course rates listed above. Courses with a rate of $35 are course #5500. Courses with a rate of $67 are course #9500.
Next, add your selection to the cart and check out.
** Please write in the type of training you are signing up for when checking out in the special instructions area.
(You can pay with credit card or PayPal).