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Class cancellations and / or rescheduling is allowed. Just contact us to arrange another convenient date and time. Please give us as much notice as possible.

If you have already paid, we will reschedule your course at no additional cost.

NOTE:  Not all of our courses are listed on this page.  Call 210-248-9458 for a complete listing.

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Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is a nationally recognized program designed by the American Heart Association (AHA) for healthcare providers involved in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital. The ACLS course is a two day class, and lasts 16 hour total.

 Cancellation Policy:

There is a minimum charge of $25 for all transfers and cancellations. Half of the registration fee will be retained for cancellations made less than 10 business days of the course. No refund will be issued for no-shows.

 Through this course, providers will enhance their skills in the management and treatment of an adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. The material will be covered in small group lectures, demonstrations, evaluation of case-based scenarios, and practice.

After completing this course, you will have learned:

Basic Life Support

  • Airway/Intubation
  • Emergency Cardiac Drugs
  • Algorithms
  • Rhythm Identification
  • Mega Code

This course is designed for healthcare providers who either:

  • have never attended an ACLS Provider course
  • are not comfortable with the ACLS content and skills
  • have an expired ACLS card

Pre-Requisite:
Participant must be current in Basic Life Support (BLS). You must present your BLS card during final registration on the first morning of class. No exceptions allowed.

To pay cash for the course in person, use promo code "PAY CASH AT CLASS" when registering.

Student Material:

http://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/AHAECC/ecc.jsp?pid=ahaecc.studentlanding

To find out about any updates or corrections to this text, visit www.heart.org/cpr, navigate to the page for this course, and click on "updates".

To access the student website for this course, go to www.heart.org/eccstudent and enter the code that is on the inside cover of your book.

 

 

This is for the skills testing portion of the online ACLS class. Must have your certificate of completion for ACLS Part 1 upon arrival. 

To pay cash for the course in person, use promo code "PAY CASH AT CLASS" when registering.

 

Cancellation Policy:

 There is a minimum charge of $25 for all transfers and cancellations. Half of the registration fee will be retained for cancellations made less than 10 business days of the course. No refund will be issued for no-shows.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is a nationally recognized program designed by the American Heart Association (AHA) for healthcare providers involved in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital.

Cancellation Policy:

There is a minimum charge of $25 for all transfers and cancellations. Half of the registration fee will be retained for cancellations made less than 10 business days of the course. No refund will be issued for no-shows.

Through this course, providers will enhance their skills in the management and treatment of an adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. The material will be covered in small group lectures, demonstrations, evaluation of case-based scenarios, and practice.

To pay cash for the course in person, use promo code "PAY CASH AT CLASS" when registering.

AHA is now able to offer Continuing Education credits through CECBEMS for EMS students who have successfully passed the ACLS Provider Classroom course.  CECBEMS is a national provider of continuing education credits for EMS professionals only.

Because the continuing education approval process for nurses and physicians is much more involved, CME/CE credit for these professions will not be available through the AHA at this time.
Continuing education credit will continue to be offered for multiple professions for completion of the HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 program

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
ACLS Provider Course (initial/full course)
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 12.00 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0119.

ACLS Update Course
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 5.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0127.

Student Material:

http://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/AHAECC/ecc.jsp?pid=ahaecc.studentlanding

 

Cancellation Policy:

 There is a minimum charge of $25 for all transfers and cancellations. Half of the registration fee will be retained for cancellations made less than 10 business days of the course. No refund will be issued for no-shows.

 

An Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor has the ability to teach the American Heart Association ACLS Course. 

To become an AHA Instructor you must have a current provider card, complete the CORE course, complete the instructor course and have a class monitored.

For CORE information and instructor manual, please contact MA Medical Services Administration at 210-354-7073.

To pay cash for the course in person, use promo code "PAY CASH AT CLASS" when registering.

Visit the American Heart Association Website for more inofrmation:

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/InstructorsandTrainingCenters/InstructorResources/How-to-Become-an-AHA-Instructor_UCM_305348_Article.jsp

 

Cancellation Policy:

 There is a minimum charge of $25 for all transfers and cancellations. Half of the registration fee will be retained for cancellations made less than 10 business days of the course. No refund will be issued for no-shows.

The course emphasizes the use of scene size-up, history, interactive group discussion on potential treatment strategies, and physical exam to systematically rule out and consider possibilities and probabilities in treating patients’ medical crises. The course offers an initial assessment-based approach that progresses to a diagnostic-based approach to quickly develop the best treatment plan.

AMLS is a sixteen-hour, two-day program that consists of interactive lectures, teaching and evaluation stations. The interactive/case based lectures include the following topics: altered mental status and neurologic disorders, respiratory dysfunction, shock, cChest discomfort, eEndocrine, metabolic and environmental disorders, abdominal discomfort, iInfectious disease, and toxicologic emergencies, hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction. Teaching stations follow the associated lectures each day. 

AMLS is endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP). It is accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) and is recognized by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT). Students who successfully complete the AMLS course will receive a certificate of completion that is valid for four years.  

To pay cash for the course in person, use promo code "PAY CASH AT CLASS" when registering.

Cancellation Policy:

 There is a minimum charge of $25 for all transfers and cancellations. Half of the registration fee will be retained for cancellations made less than 10 business days of the course. No refund will be issued for no-shows.

AHA Airway Management (4-5 Hours)

The course provides training for:
• Healthcare providers whose occupation or volunteer activities require airway management skills 
• Professionals in the field of resuscitation and airway management

Course Content:

• Bag-mask ventilation and airway adjuncts

Optional: • Laryngeal mask airway • Esophageal-tracheal combitube • Endotracheal tube • Impedance threshold devise

AHA Airway Management (4-5 Hours)

The course provides training for:
• Healthcare providers whose occupation or volunteer activities require airway management skills
• Professionals in the field of resuscitation and airway management

Course Content:

• Bag-mask ventilation and airway adjuncts

Optional: • Laryngeal mask airway • Esophageal-tracheal combitube • Endotracheal tube • Impedance threshold devise

Ventilator Training & Pulmonary Education (3-4 Hours)

Upon completion of this course, the health care provider will be able to understand how to recognize, prevent and troubleshoot the common causes of ventilator issues that require immediate attention. You’ll understand ventilator settings, how to recognize causes of low pressure, high pressure and other alarms and learn how to resolve either the equipment or patient issue prior to an emergency situation. Basic and advanced airway device recognition and utilization within your scope of practice will be covered as well.

 This course also includes:

  • Pulmonary Assessment
  • Tracheostomy Tubes
  • Measures to maintain a patent airway, airway devices
  • Measures to maintain adequate oxygenation and oxygen therapy
  • Measures to maintain adequate ventilation
  • Critical care: pulmonary section
  • Pulse Oximetry ( SPO2 ) / Interpretation

This course is especially informative for nurses and caregivers in the homecare and sub-acute setting, where they are relied upon for ventilator troubleshooting and must have excellent patient assessment skills when caring for a ventilator dependent patient. This course is intended for participants who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings including but not limited to LVN’s, CNA’s, HHA's, RN’s, EMT’s, Paramedics, Respiratory Therapists, Physical Therapists, Firefighters, Physicians, Students,  and family members with a ventilator dependent family member.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services and Board of Registered Nursing. This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) and Board of Registered Nursing, for 4.0 Advanced CEHs.

Upon successful course completion, review and a written test, students receive an Ventilator Course Completion Certificate.

 

 

The BLS For Healthcare Provider Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide high quality CPR, proficiently use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

To pay cash for the course in person, use promo code "PAY CASH AT CLASS" when registering.

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/HealthcareProviders/BasicLifeSupportBLS/BLS-for-Healthcare-Providers---Classroom_UCM_303484_Article.jsp

 

 

Cancellation Policy:

 There is a minimum charge of $25 for all transfers and cancellations. Half of the registration fee will be retained for cancellations made less than 10 business days of the course. No refund will be issued for no-shows.

A Basic Life Support Instructor has the ability to teach the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Course. 

To become an AHA Instructor you must have a current provider card, complete the instructor course, complete AHA HS & BLS Instructor Updates, AHA 2015 Guidelines update and teach a class to be monitored.

For CORE information and instructor manual, please contact MA Medical Services Administration at 210-354-7073.

To pay cash for the course in person, use promo code "PAY CASH AT CLASS" when registering.

Visit the American Heart Association Website for more inofrmation:

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/InstructorsandTrainingCenters/InstructorResources/How-to-Become-an-AHA-Instructor_UCM_305348_Article.jsp

 

The Certified Nurse Aide Certificate provides the skills, knowledge, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities.  You will learn about resident rights, communication, safety, observation, and reporting.  You will learn to assist residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety.  You will also learn about the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within social systems associated with the nurse aide occupation.

You will be prepared for entry-level employment in long-term care facilities, doctor’s offices and hospitals. Income will depend on the area of employment chosen.

Licensure/Certification: 

Successful completion of the Certified Nurse Aide certificate makes one eligible to take the State of Texas C.N.A. Certification Licensing Exam.

Prerequisites:

Before entrance into the program you must show proof of the following:

 1.  Immunizations: Hepatitis B series, measles,mumps,rubella,tetanus,and varicella  TB skin test (if positive a chest xray)

 2.  Social Security Card

 3.  Picture ID with Signature

 4.  16 years or older

 5.  Criminal background check

To pay cash for the course in person, use promo code "PAY CASH AT CLASS" when registering.

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This course is for healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who require this specialized knowledge for their job.

Course Content:

• Basic electrophysiology
• Normal ECG measurements
• Basic arrhythmias
• Administration of appropriate drugs within the ACLS algorithms

For more information visit the American Heart Association Website:

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/HealthcareProviders/AdvancedCardiovascularLifeSupportACLS/ECG-amp-Pharmacology_UCM_304309_Article.jsp

 

This course is for healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who require this specialized knowledge for their job.

Course Content:

• Basic electrophysiology
• Normal ECG measurements
• Basic arrhythmias

For more information visit the American Heart Association Website:

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/HealthcareProviders/AdvancedCardiovascularLifeSupportACLS/ECG-amp-Pharmacology_UCM_304309_Article.jsp

 

EPC stresses critical thinking and hands on scenarios that focus on the care of sick and injured children. This course provides a full spectrum of emergency illnesses and an in-depth understanding of pathophysiology on the most common pediatric emergency medical issues.   

Topics include: understanding kids, airway, breathing and oxygenation, cardiac emergencies, child abuse and neglect, common medical emergencies, the importance of family, hypoperfusion and shock, newborn resuscitation, pediatric trauma, and special health care needs.

The Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course is a combination of basic CPR skills with instruction and practice in using an AED, and provides first responders with training in basic first aid procedures-including the first aid skills recommended by OSHA- in a format that can be delivered in a single day.

This course is intended for:

  • Security and airline personnel
  • camp counselors
  • police and firefighters
  • teachers and day-care workers
  • family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death.
  • anyone who has a duty to respond to a first aid emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements.

Course covers:

first aid basics, medical emergencies, injury emergencies, envioronmental emergencies. 

To pay cash for the course in person, use promo code "PAY CASH AT CLASS" when registering.

Cancellation Policy:

 There is a minimum charge of $25 for all transfers and cancellations. Half of the registration fee will be retained for cancellations made less than 10 business days of the course. No refund will be issued for no-shows.

 

This is for the skills testing portion of the online HeartSaver First Aid CPR & AED class. Must have your certificate of completion for HeartSaver First Aid CPR & AED Online Part 1 upon arrival. 

To pay cash for the course in person, use promo code "PAY CASH AT CLASS" when registering.

 

Cancellation Policy:

There is a minimum charge of $25 for all transfers and cancellations. Half of the registration fee will be retained for cancellations made less than 10 business days of the course. No refund will be issued for no-show

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a nationally recognized program designed by the American Heart Association (AHA) to aid pediatric healthcare providers in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children. The PALS course is a two day class that lasts 16 hours total. 

The material will be covered in small group lectures, demonstrations, evaluation of case-based scenarios, and practice.

 This two-day course is designed for healthcare providers who either:

 have never attended a PALS Provider course

are not comfortable with the PALS content and skills

have an expired PALS card

 

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 14.50 Advanced CEHs, activity number 14-AMHA-F2-0239.

Pre-Requisite:
Participant must be current in Basic Life Support (BLS). You must present your BLS card during final registration on the first morning of class. No exceptions allowed.

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is your responsibility to prove that you have met the pre-requisite of the course. If you fail to present your BLS card on the first morning of class, you will NOT be allowed to join and will be considered a no-show.

To pay cash for the course in person, use promo code "PAY CASH AT CLASS" when registering.

Student Material:

http://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/AHAECC/ecc.jsp?pid=ahaecc.studentlanding

 

 Cancellation Policy:

 There is a minimum charge of $25 for all transfers and cancellations. Half of the registration fee will be retained for cancellations made less than 10 business days of the course. No refund will be issued for no-shows.

The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Course Content:

• 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
• 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
• Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
• Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Management of respiratory emergencies
• Resuscitation team concept
• Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
• Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
• Vascular access

 

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 14.50 Advanced CEHs, activity number 14-AMHA-F2-0239.

The Skills session to the online PALS Course. Must bring your certificate of completion for the PALS online Part 1 course. 

To pay cash for the course in person, use promo code "PAY CASH AT CLASS" when registering.

 

Cancellation Policy:

 There is a minimum charge of $25 for all transfers and cancellations. Half of the registration fee will be retained for cancellations made less than 10 business days of the course. No refund will be issued for no-shows.

 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a nationally recognized program designed by the American Heart Association (AHA) to aid pediatric healthcare providers in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children. PALS (Prep) allows the healthcare provider to be better prepared, and know what to expect for the 2day PALS Provider Course.

Cancellation Policy

 There is a minimum charge of $25 for all tranfers and cancellations. Half of the registration fee will be retained for cancellations made less than 10 business days of the course. No refund will be issued for no-shows.

To pay cash for the course in person, use the promo code "PAY CASH AT CLASS" when registering.

A Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor has the ability to teach the American Heart Association PALS Course. 

To become an AHA Instructor you must have a current provider card, complete the CORE course, complete the instructor course and have a class monitored.

For CORE information and instructor manual, please contact MA Medical Services Administration at 210-354-7073.

To pay cash for the course in person, use promo code "PAY CASH AT CLASS" when registering.

Visit the American Heart Association Website for more inofrmation:

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/InstructorsandTrainingCenters/InstructorResources/How-to-Become-an-AHA-Instructor_UCM_305348_Article.

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS)

This classroom based course increases provider's knowledge through critical thinking and hands on scenarios based on pediatric emergency evaluation and treatment of seriously ill infants and children.  PEARS Course shows how to recognize distress, shock and cardiac arrest.  Recognizing emergency situations and providing intervention within the first minute is crucial.  The goal of PEARS is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improving outcomes

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization

accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS),

for 6.00 Basic CEHs, activity number 12-AMHA-F2-0153.

 

The PICC line course offers students a comprehensive introduction to PICC line insertion. The course includes both theoretical content and clinical instruction on an anatomical model. Students will learn anatomy and physiology of the heart and veins, basic vascular ultrasound imaging, identification of appropriate PICC line candidates, how to insert and manage a PICC and how to recognize complications associated with PICC lines.

Students must complete an online component prior to the first day of class.  Certificates of completion  from the online training must be provided during registration the first day of class.

The course also provides a strong practical component.  Students will have access to a state-of-the-art ultrasound machine and will perform PICC line procedures on a manikin prior to procedures on a human.  Practice will include taking relevant anatomical measurements, using appropriate site disinfection techniques, and performing a simulated introducer procedure and threading.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn the advantages and disadvantages of using PICC lines
  • Discuss the indications for PICC line therapy
  • Cannulate the vein using a PICC line
  • Discuss the anatomy of insertion and vein selection criteria
  • Understand and use ultrasound guidance for PICC insertions
  • Recognize and manage the short- and long-term complications of PICC lines
  • Develop expertise in pre-insertion evaluation and care of post-insertion PICC lines
  • Practice inserting the needle and guiding it using an ultrasound machine to access the vein or artery

 

Audience:

 RNs, LVNs and physicians who work with patient populations likely to need long-term IV therapy

Certification:

 This course prepares the student for certification through The Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC) program. If certification is desired, students need to successfully pass The Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC) exam.

Course Length: two sessions, 4-6 hours each

 

PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities.

PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The PHTLS course is continuously updated and revised to keep up with the advances in the field, ATLS Guidelines and feedback from PHTLS participants.

To pay cash for the course in person, use promo code "PAY CASH AT CLASS" when registering.

PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care in your area and decrease mortality. The program is based on a prehospital trauma care philosophy, stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. This may require an approach to the trauma patient that varies from traditional treatment modalities.

PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. It is based on the belief that, given a good fund of knowledge and key principles, EMS practitioners are capable of making reasoned decisions regarding patient care. The PHTLS course is continuously updated and revised to keep up with the advances in the field, ATLS Guidelines and feedback from PHTLS participants.

To pay cash for the course in person, use promo code "PAY CASH AT CLASS" when registering

This course is designed for the healthcare provider who works with cardiac patients. The STEMI course will increase your knowledge and understanding of what a STEMI is and how to recognize and treat your patients.

NAEMT's Tactical Combat Casualty Care course introduces evidence-based, life saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield under the auspices of the PHTLS program.  It is the only TCCC course endorsed by the American College of Surgeons. Primary focus on hemorrhage control, advanced airway management, the principles of hypotensive resuscitation and prevention of shock.

16 CEUs awarded through the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).

To pay cash for the course in person, use promo code "PAY CASH AT CLASS" when registering.

 

Cancellation Policy:

 There is a minimum charge of $25 for all transfers and cancellations. Half of the registration fee will be retained for cancellations made less than 10 business days of the course. No refund will be issued for no-shows.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This is an introductory workshop for nurse practitioners and physician assistants who have limited experience in suturing. The Basic Suturing workshop covers instrument basics such as suture types and selection, proper loading of the needle, wound assessment, local anesthesia, aftercare, and documentation.  Participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate basic suturing techniques.  All supplies will be provided for the workshop.  Enrollment is limited in order to optimize the learning experience.