School of Nursing - LSU Health New Orleans

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Course Descriptions

AHA ECC COURSES

LSUHNO School of Nursing Department of Faculty Development, Continuing Nursing Education & Entrepreneurial Enterprises offers BLS, ACLS and PALS Provider and Instructor courses.

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP):

The goal of the Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Course is to train participants to save lives of victims of cardiac arrest through high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The American Heart Association designed the BLS for Healthcare Providers course to prepare healthcare professionals to perform CPR in both in-and out-of-hospital settings. This course trains participants to promptly recognize cardiac arrest, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), as part of a team and individually.

To view the BLS course schedule, please go to the Course Calendar on the left side of the page and choose the undergraduate students tab.

For more information on BLS Provider or BLS Renewal classes, please contact the Training Site: nsgconted@lsuhsc.edu or call 504-568-4202.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS):

The goal of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course is to improve outcomes for adult patients with cardiac arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies through provider training. The ACLS Provider course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. Through didactic instruction and active participation in simulated cases, the students will enhance skills and clinical decision-making abilities for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest, acute arrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes.

To view the ACLS course schedule, please go to the Course Calendar on the left side of the page and choose the faculty/graduates tab.

To schedule a two-day ACLS Provider Course, please contact the Training Site: nsgconted@lsuhsc.edu or call 504-568-4202.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS):

The goal of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course is to improve the quality of care to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. In the PALS course, the student will reinforce and enhance their skills in the treatment of pediatric arrest and periarrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated pediatric emergencies. These simulations are designed to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, and effective team resuscitation dynamics.

To view the PALS course schedule, please go to the Course Calendar on the left side of the page and choose the faculty/graduate tab.

To schedule a two-day PALS Provider Course, please contact the Training Site: nsgconted@lsuhsc.edu or call 504-568-4202.