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American Heart Association Courses


Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED

Heartsaver®  First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. 

Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.  This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use.

BLS for Healthcare Providers (Initial Certification and Renewal Courses Available​​​​​)designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.


ACLS Provider (Initial Certification and Renewal Courses Available)

The American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course is intended  for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital.   Through the ACLS course, providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.  ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR and ALS interventions. 

ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader.  Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts:  proficiency in basic life support care; recognizing and initiating early ACLS management of peri-arrest conditions; managing cardiac arrest; identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care; ACLS algorithms; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.


PALS Provider (Initial Certification and Renewal Courses Available)

The completely redesigned American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support course is based on new science evidence from the 2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.  The goal of the PALS course is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment; effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion; intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

    

BLS and Heartsaver/First Aid Instructor Course


A BLS Instructor has the ability to teach the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Course. In addition, BLS Instructor's are also trained to teach Heartsaver courses including: Heartsaver First Aid, Heartsaver CPR, Heartsaver AED, Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, Heartsaver CPR in Schools, Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogen, and Family and Friends CPR with the proper instructor manual

A Heartsaver/First Aid Instructor are trained to teach Heartsaver First Aid, Heartsaver CPR, Heartsaver AED, Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, Heartsaver CPR in Schools, Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogen, and Family and Friends CPR with the proper instructor manual. But cannot teach the BLS for Healthcare Provider Course.

This course is broken down in BLS and Heartsaver modules and to gain certification in each module you must have the current instructor book for each module.

It is a 3 step process to become an AHA Instructor:

1. Have current AHA provider status in the discipline of the Instructor Course, and be proficient in all the skills of that discipline. Disciplines include ACLS, BLS, PALS, PEARS® and Heartsaver®.

2. Successfully complete the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course and paperwork.

3. Successfully be monitored teaching your first course within six months after completing the Instructor Course. Training Center Coordinators may require additional monitoring.


ACLS Instructor Course


An ACLS Instructor has the ability to teach any American Heart Association ACLS Provider Course and ACLS Provider Renewal Course.

It is a 3 step process to become an AHA Instructor:

1. Have current AHA provider status in the discipline of the Instructor Course, and be proficient in all the skills of that discipline. Disciplines include ACLS, BLS, PALS, PEARS® and Heartsaver®.

2. Successfully complete the ACLS classroom Instructor Course and Paperwork.

3. Successfully be monitored teaching your first course within six months after completing the Instructor Course. Training Center Coordinators may require additional monitoring.


​PALS Instructor


An PALS Instructor has the ability to teach any American Heart Association PALS Provider Course, PALS Provider Renewal Course and PEARS courses.

It is a 3 step process to become an AHA Instructor:

1. Have current AHA provider status in the discipline of the Instructor Course, and be proficient in all the skills of that discipline. Disciplines include ACLS, BLS, PALS, PEARS® and Heartsaver®.

2. Successfully complete the PALS classroom Instructor Course and Paperwork.

3. Successfully be monitored teaching your first course within six months after completing the Instructor Course. Training Center Coordinators may require additional monitoring.


AHA Instructor Renewal


There are different ways to renew your instructor card. If you are expired you must do option 1.

Option 1

This option is offered the last weekend of each month.  Please register for the desired instructor course.  The instructor course will be followed by monitoring with CPR Stat of Texas faculty. 

Option 2
Select a course on the calendar to monitor then email CPR Stat of Texas at cprstatoftexas@yahoo.com to notify the instructor that you will attend to monitor for instructor renewal. The $200.00 renewal fee will be collected at the time of renewal.  Cash or credit/debit cards will be accepted.  



Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) course conveys an evidence-based approach to care of the newborn at birth and facilitates e​ffective team-based care for healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery. NRP utilizes a blended learning approach, which includes online testing, online case-based simulations, and hands-on case-based simulation/debriefing that focus on critical leadership, communication, and team-work skills.​​


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Emergency Nurses Association Trauma Courses


TNCC 7th Ed. 2-day Provider Course

The Emergency Nurses Association Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) is a two-day course designed to provide core level trauma knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with the delivery of professional nursing care to the trauma patient. Content is presented through lectures and skills stations.

ENA will issue a card verifying the successful completion of the TNCC. Expiration of verification occurs four years from the first day of the month in which the card was issued.


Only registered nurses will be awarded verification cards. LVN's and paramedics may attend the course for C.E’s.  17.65 C.E.'s will be awarded at course completion.


TNCC 7th. Ed. 1-day Renewal Course


Time to renew your TNCC certification? Now you can prepare for a successful completion of your renewal on your own schedule — with less time in the classroom — with the TNCC 1-Day Renewal Course. The TNCC 1-Day Renewal Course includes both self-study materials to help you prepare and one day of in-person review and testing.  Current, unexpired TNCC certification required.  Expired participants must take the full 2-day course.

In advance of your scheduled in-person course, you’ll receive:

A supplemental study guide to help reinforce learning
A review of the features and updates in the seventh edition of TNCC Trauma Nursing Core Course Provider Manual, including a skill stations overview
The 24-chapter, comprehensive TNCC Trauma Nursing Core Course Provider Manual, 7th Edition (if selected during registration)
Five interactive online learning modules
An online video demonstrating trauma nursing process
A practice written exam

The one-day in-person course includes:

Hands-on review with expert instructors
Skill station testing
Written TNCC exam
Four-year verification upon successful completion
7.7 CEUs awarded on course completion.


ENPC 4th Ed.

The Emergency Nurses Association Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) is a two-day course designed to provide core level pediatric knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with the delivery of professional nursing care to the pediatric patient. Lecture topics include epidemiology, assessment, triage, respiratory emergencies, respiratory failure, shock, pediatric trauma, child maltreatment, neonatal emergencies, medical emergencies, crisis intervention, environmental issues, toxicological issues, ethical and legal issues, stabilization and transport. Skills stations include airway/ventilation, position/securing, vascular access/medication administration, pediatric multiple trauma, pediatric resuscitation, and triage.

Upon successful completion of the course (written and skills exams), each participant will receive a verification card from ENA Expiration of verification occurs four years from the first day of the month in which the card was issued.


Only registered nurses will be awarded verification cards.  LVN's and paramedics may attend the course for C.E.'s.  15.58 C.E.'s will be awarded at course completion.


Texas Board of Nursing Remediation Courses

Nursing Ethics and Jurisprudence

The Jurisprudence portion of this course covers the differentiation between the roles and functions of the BON and professional organizations, information on the Nurse Practice Act, BNE Rules, BON position statements and guidelines, application of the Standards of Practice and Unprofessional Conduct Rules in determining the RN’s duty to the patient, application the delegation criteria and supervision requirements as they pertain to client conditions and various settings. Professional boundaries / over involvement and strategies needed to protect the therapeutic relationship between the RN and the client., interpretation of recent legislative amendments to the NPA, in addition to other legislation that may impact nursing practice.
The Ethics portion of this course covers identification of RN responsibilities related to their licensure, nursing ethics, the nurse’s duty , definitions of moral principles and confidentiality principles relevant to the nursing profession, description of the considerations involved in ethical decision-making and considerations related to impaired nursing, identification of reasons for boundaries in relationships and strategies to maintain a therapeutic professional relationship between the RN and the patient, the role of the nurse as an advocate and use of resources in ethical dilemmas.  This course is 6 hrs. in length and meets the requirements for Tx BON Nursing Remediation.

Nursing Documentation

This 6 hr. course includes topics such as, nursing standards related to accurate and complete documentation; legal guidelines for recording; methods and processes of recording; methods of alternative record keeping; and computerized documentation. Case studies and prior litigation relating to documentation errors are discussed.This course meets the requirements for Tx. BON Nursing Remediation. 


Physical Assessment with clinical component
This course consists of a 6 hr. lecture and a 24 hr. clinical component focusing on physical assessment only. Content covers all body systems using a systematic approach to assessment.  The clinical component will be conducted at various facilities where assessments will be performed on live patients
.This course meets the requirements for Tx BON Nursing Remediation.


Medication Administration with clinical component
This course consists of a 6 hr. lecture and a 24 hr. clinical components focusing on medication administration only. Ccontent includes: a review of proper administration procedures for all standard routes; computation of drug dosages; six rights of medication administration; factors influencing the choice of route; and possible adverse effects resulting from improper administration. This course meets the requirements for Tx BON Nursing Remediation.