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The 2020 American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course is designed for health care providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital. In this course, you will enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases.

The goal of ACLS is to improve the quality of care provided to adult victims of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.

This is a 12-hour course. You must attend all sessions to meet the educational requirements established by the American Heart Association.

HeartCode ACLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the ACLS Course. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session. HeartCode ACLS is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. To enter the course, students must complete the ACLS Precourse Self-assessment. Students will then be presented with a team dynamics lesson and 10 In-hospital patient cases, including a BLS case and 2 megacode cases. The cases may be repeated as many times as necessary to pass. There are a variety of additional videos as well as the ACLS Provider Manual and the 2015 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care to enhance learning and facilitate successful completion of the patient cases. Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students will take a multiple choice exam and must pass with a minimum score of 84%. After successfully completing of the online portion, student must attend an Instructor-led hands-on session with an AHA ACLS Instructor where they will practice and test skills to demonstrate proficiency. Where available, students may also complete the hands-on portion with a voice-assisted manikin.

The duration of this course is one session. You must attend the complete session to meet the educational requirements established by the American Heart Association.

The 2020 American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Renewal Course is designed for health care providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital. In this course, you will enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases.

The goal of ACLS is to improve the quality of care provided to adult victims of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.

***IF YOU ARE UIHC STAFF AND ATTEMPTING TO REGISTER FOR A BLS CLASS, PLEASE REGISTER IN ERMA!! REGISTERING THROUGH THIS SITE WILL RESULT IN YOU RECEIVING AN INVOICE FOR THIS CLASS.

These courses, developed by the American Heart Association (AHA), are open to anyone who wishes to obtain a BLS Healthcare Provider (CPR) course completion card. These courses are designed to provide a wide variety of health care professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

When registering you will have the option to complete either a full provider course or renewal course; the full provider course will last approximately 2 to 2.5 hours depending on participation, remediation, or additional questions and is dedicated to first time course completers or individuals that may need additional remediation. The renewal course is designed for providers that are proficient in CPR and this course will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours depending on participation, remediation, or additional questions.

***IF YOU ARE UIHC STAFF AND ATTEMPTING TO REGISTER FOR A BLS CLASS, PLEASE REGISTER IN ERMA!! REGISTERING THROUGH THIS SITE WILL RESULT IN YOU RECEIVING AN INVOICE FOR THIS CLASS.

These courses, developed by the American Heart Association (AHA), are open to anyone who wishes to obtain a BLS Healthcare Provider (CPR) course completion card. These courses are designed to provide a wide variety of health care professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

When registering you will have the option to complete either a full provider course or renewal course; the full provider course will last approximately 2 to 2.5 hours depending on participation, remediation, or additional questions and is dedicated to first time course completers or individuals that may need additional remediation. The renewal course is designed for providers that are proficient in CPR and this course will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours depending on participation, remediation, or additional questions.

The American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course is designed for health care providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of pediatric patient, whether in or out of hospital. In this course you will enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest pediatric patients through active participation in a series of simulated cases.

The goal of PALS is to improve the quality of care provided to pediatric victims of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.

This is a 12-hour course. You must attend all sessions to meet the educational requirements established by the American Heart Association.

The American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal Course is designed for health care providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of pediatric patient, whether in or out of hospital. In this course you will enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest pediatric patients through active participation in a series of simulated cases.

The duration of this course is one session. You must attend the complete session to meet the educational requirements established by the American Heart Association.

The goal of PALS is to improve the quality of care provided to pediatric victims of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.

The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics EMSLRC Paramedic Program is designed to educate individuals currently certified and licensed at the EMT or AEMT level to provide advanced emergency medical care and transportation to victims of serious illness or injury. This course is nationally accredited and follows the 2009 National EMS Education Standards. Successful completion leads to eligibility to sit for the national certification examinations and subsequent state licensure as a Paramedic.

This three-semester program consists of two semesters of classroom training with a minimum of 284 hours of supervised hospital clinical time. Following completion of the classroom and clinical experience, there is a minimum of 360 hours of supervised paramedic internship. The fire schedule-based Paramedic program is offered once per year starting in August, and while based on a fire service scheduling model, enrollment is not limited to fire service personnel.

Class start date is August 28, 2024.

When accepted into the course, there is a MANDATORY orientation on August 16, 2024 from 0800-1630. Orientation is a requirement of the program; please ensure you are available for that date. Attendance is required. 

The course consists of online course delivery and 120 hours of classroom and skills lab time that includes skills instructions, scenarios, and simulations. The student must schedule outside of class time one in-hospital emergency department rotation and two EMS rotations where they will observe and assist with the assessment and management patients.

This course provides the basic knowledge and skills necessary for individuals to obtain certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) which will lead to Iowa certification as an EMT. The EMSLRC EMT program adheres to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards.

This class will run Mondays and Wednesdays 0830-1630. 

Start Date: Monday, May 13th, 2024 

End Date:  Wednesday, July 10th, 2024 

MANDATORY orientation will be held Monday, May 6th, 2024 0830-1700. Attendance required, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please do not apply if you are not able to attend the MANDATORY orientation.

The course consists of online course delivery and 120 hours of classroom and skills lab time that includes skills instructions, scenarios, and simulations. The student must schedule outside of class time one in-hospital emergency department rotation and two EMS rotations where they will observe and assist with the assessment and management patients.

This course provides the basic knowledge and skills necessary for individuals to obtain certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) which will lead to Iowa certification as an EMT. The EMSLRC EMT program adheres to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards.

This class will run Tuesdays and Thursdays 0830-1630. 

Start Date: Tuesday, June 18th, 2024 

End Date:  Tuesday, August 13th, 2024 

MANDATORY orientation will be held Tuesday, June 11th, 2024 0830-1700. Attendance required, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please do not apply if you are not able to attend the MANDATORY orientation.

Course Description
This three-phase program consists of 12 weeks of classroom training in the EMS Learning Resources Center (EMSLRC). The course is offered online, with skills laboratory and simulation sessions held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Additionally, there are clinical rotations at the University of Iowa Hospitals and other locations that start in the fifth week of the classroom phase, and precepted 8-week field internship after the online and skills lab training and completion of clinical skills. 

Program Overview

Clinical and field shifts are scheduled outside of class time based on the student's schedule. Field internships are available at several approved sites throughout Iowa. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians written and psychomotor exams for AEMT national certification.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have an active Iowa EMT certification to apply.
  • Submit completed online application.
  • Submit evidence of high school graduation or its equivalent.
  • Be physically capable of performing the duties of an AEMT and complete a health screening.

Application Process

You may apply for admission into the AEMT Training Program by completing the online application. The application deadline is four weeks prior to the start of the course and a maximum of 8 students will be accepted on a first come-first served basis.

Program Tuition

The tuition for the full-time AEMT Training Program is $2,100.00 which includes the course texts and a uniform shirt. All tuition must be paid in full two weeks prior to the first day of class and is subject to change. The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) Advanced Psychomotor examination is included in the course tuition if the exam is taken at the EMSLRC.

Testing/Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, student candidates will be eligible to take the NREMT advanced psychomotor and written examinations leading to NREMT and State of Iowa certification as an AEMT. Out-of-state applicants should check with their state regarding requirements for reciprocity or recognition of training received at the EMSLRC.

Financial Assistance

The AEMT Education Program offerend by the EMS Learning Resources Center at UI Hospitals & Clinics has been approved for private student loans. You are not required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please visit the website for the University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid for more information.  Short-term secured loans may be available through local lending institutions to assist qualified applicants.

This is a WAITLIST for the NREMT Advanced Psychomotor Paramedic Full Test. Your registration is not complete and you are not guaranteed a seat for the requested exam date until you pay the exam fee and provide your PATT ID. 

Information about the exam:

In order to register for an Advanced Level Psychomotor Examination, you must first obtain a Psychomotor Authorization to Test (PATT) letter. Candidates will be required to provide their PATT number to reservation coordinators instead of their Social Security number. Candidates will also need to bring their PATT letter with them on the day of their examination to be admitted to the examination site.

Prior to obtaining a PATT, your program director must either:

  1. Verify that you have completed an approved advanced level program
  2. Attest that you have early psychomotor eligibility following the completion of the didactic and laboratory portions of an approved program (if permitted by the program director and the State EMS Licensing Agency)

We recommend that candidates follow these steps at least six to eight weeks in advance of the anticipated psychomotor exam date. For additional assistance, please contact the National Registry at 614-888-4484.

If needing to cancel please inform us immediately so we are able to provide the NREMT a correct roster.

You may bring your own equipment although equipment will be provided by UIHC-EMSLRC.

This is a WAITLIST for the NREMT Advanced Psychomotor Paramedic Retest. Your registration is not complete and you are not guaranteed a seat for the requested exam date until you pay the exam fee and provide your PATT ID. 

National Registry psychomotor examinations are standardized examinations administered in a variety of locations across the United States.

EMR and EMT psychomotor exams are coordinated by either the State EMS Office or by educational institutions under authority of the state.

All advanced level psychomotor exams (Advanced EMT and Paramedic) are authorized and monitored by an official National Registry Exam Representative.

This is the 6th Edition ENPC Instructor course. This course is intended for licensed RNs who desire to share their excitement and passion for pediatric nursing care with others.  During this class you will teach one of the ENPC modules to a small group (3-4) of Instructor Candidates and lead an Instructor Candidate through a psychomotor skills station.  You will be evaluating and providing feedback to your peers during this class.  After completion of this class you will need to be monitored teaching ENPC by a ENPC Faculty or Course Director who has been designated by the Iowa Pediatric Chair as a monitor

Pre-requisites:

  • Current  6th Ed. ENPC Provider verification, or observation of entire 6th Edition Provider Course with observation form completed.  It is recommended that you have taken ENPC provider course more than one time.  

If your provider class has not been within the last 90 days, or didn't pass the online exam and psychomotor station with 90% or greater, ENA will send a link allowing you to retake the online test.  You will also need to retake the psychomotor test.  There are also pre-course modules that must be complete prior to attendance.  

To attend the class you must pass both the psychomotor skills station and online test with 90% or greater, and completed the online modules.

Contact Cheryl Schnell at 319-356-8511 or cheryl-schnell@uiowa.edu for questions and information on times to retake the psychomotor station.  

The new and improved, 6th edition, Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (Provider) program is designed to provide core-level pediatric knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with professional nursing care provided to the pediatric patient. The ultimate goal of ENPC is to improve the care of the pediatric patient in the emergency care setting and increase the skill and confidence of nurses who care for children no matter the setting. 

The Emergency Nurses Association will issue a card verifying the successful completion of the ENPC course. Expiration of the verification will occur four years from issue date.  Continuing Education is provided.  

Please call 319-356-2597 to make payment arrangements.  Book will be sent when payment arrangements are received.  

This course is designed for NEW American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider or HeartSaver Instructors. During this course you will understand the key components of teaching the American Heart Association course. You will be expected to take and pass the written exam for the course you teach and to monitored teaching within 6 months of this class.

Registration for this course must be completed 3 weeks prior to course start date. 

This is the 9th Edition TNCC Instructor course. This course is intended for licensed RNs who desire to share their excitement and passion for trauma nursing care with others.  During this class you will teach one of the TNCC modules to a small group (3-6) of Instructor Candidates and lead an Instructor Candidate through a psychomotor skills station.  You will be evaluating and providing feedback to your peers during this class.  After completion of this class you will need to be monitored teaching TNCC by a TNCC Faculty or Course Director who has been designated by the Iowa Trauma Chair as a monitor

Pre-requisites:

  • Current TNCC Provider verification.  It is recommended that you have taken TNCC provider course more than one time.  
  • If you have not been to a 9th Edition TNCC Provider class yet you will need to observe an entire 9th Edition TNCC class and have the Course Director complete and email Observation form to enau@ena.org

If your provider class has not been within the last 90 days, or didn't pass the online exam and psychomotor station with 90% or greater, ENA will send a link allowing you to retake the online test.  You will also need to retake the psychomotor test.  There are also pre-course modules that must be complete prior to attendance.  

To attend the class you must pass both the psychomotor skills station and online test with 90% or greater, and completed the online modules.

Contact Cheryl Schnell at 319-356-8511 or cheryl-schnell@uiowa.edu for questions and information on times to retake the psychomotor station.  

This is the two-day, 9th Edition TNCC Provider course. This course is intended for licensed RNs who work in the emergency care setting (at least six months of experience recommended).

Widely recognized by hospitals and trauma centers worldwide, this course taught by qualified emergency nurses, delivers the knowledge, critical thinking skills and hands-on training needed to keep trauma patients safe and improve outcomes, including:

  • The latest trauma nursing practice recommendations
  • Systematic assessment and application of care
  • Rapid identification of life-threatening injuries

The Emergency Nurses Association will issue a card verifying the successful completion of the TNCC course. Expiration of the verification will occur four years from issue date.

This is the one day, 9th Edition TNCC Provider Renewal course. This course is intended for licensed RNs who work in the emergency care setting who has taken the class in the past and has current 8th Edition Provider status.

There is a pre-course quiz and modules to complete before attending class.  The class consists of one day of lecture and 6 psychomotor skills stations.  Following the class, students will have to complete the Psychomotor skills test with a 70% and On-line test with an 80%

Widely recognized by hospitals and trauma centers worldwide, this course taught by qualified emergency nurses, delivers the knowledge, critical thinking skills and hands-on training needed to keep trauma patients safe and improve outcomes, including:

  • The latest trauma nursing practice recommendations
  • Systematic assessment and application of care
  • Rapid identification of life-threatening injuries

The Emergency Nurses Association will issue a card verifying the successful completion of the TNCC course. Expiration of the verification will occur four years from issue date.