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BLS - ACLS - PALS Training Center

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At the SUNY Downstate/KCH ECC Community Training Center we provide monthly Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and even more frequent Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillator (BLS/AED) courses for health care providers and the community at large.
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We recognize that many health care workers take these courses because they are required to do so. We believe that what is required should also be enjoyable and educational. MD's, DO's, RN's, PA's, RPT's, EMT-P's, and EMT's all leave the classes with a better understanding of resuscitative care and its utility in all aspects of their practice.
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We are also delighted to train laypeople in lifesaving techniques. You can be a hero! Contact us for community programs and discounts.
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  Course Offerings

Our Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) classes provide critical health care providers with training in the fundamentals of emergency cardiovascular care and general resuscitation. While many think of these classes as training for "codes", the principles emphasized in the courses prepare providers to respond to a wide variety of cardiovascular, neurologic, respiratory and metabolic emergencies in adults and children.
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Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation (BLS/AED) and Heartsaver Courses teach healthcare workers and community rescuers to respond to unconscious choking, cardiac arrest, drowning or trauma victims with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills. The maintenance of an open airway, effective rescue breathing, compressions, and automated external defibrillation skills are taught in this class.
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  Basic Life Support (BLS)

This course is designed for both layperson and health-care professional alike. Our experienced instructors will first train the student to be able to perform effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) including airway positioning, rescue breathing and chest compressions on patients of all ages.
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Second, the student will learn how to operate an automated external defibrillator (AED). These skills are the two most important aspects of attempting to save a life after sudden cardiac arrest.
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  Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

This course is designed for health-care professionals and is taught by experienced physicians and paramedics. The principles and practice of cardiopulmonary resuscitation will first be reviewed. Then, the student will learn advanced techniques such as bag-valve-mask ventilation, invasive airway maneuvers, and operation of a manual defibrillator/external pacemaker.
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The course will also cover the various cardiac dysrhythmias- their etiologies, recognition, and medical treatment. Finally, the course will discuss such critical situations such as acute coronary syndromes and stroke along with their diagnosis and treatment.
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  Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

This course is designed for health-care professionals who participate in the care of pediatric patients and is taught by experienced physicians and paramedics.
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The principles and practice of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the pediatric patient will first be reviewed. Then, the student will learn advanced techniques such as bag-valve-mask ventilation, invasive airway maneuvers, operation of a manual defibrillator/external pacemaker, and placement of an intraosseous needle.
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The course will also cover the various pediatric cardiac dysrhythmias- their etiologies, recognition, and medical treatment. Finally, the course will discuss such critical situations such as acute asthma and shock along with their diagnosis and treatment.
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Disclaimer
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association and any fees charged for such do not represent income to the Association.
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