Life Support Training Center

Life Support Training Center

The LSTC at the Canadian Specialist Hospital Dubai is proud be an American Heart Association (AHA) International Training Center (ITC). The LSTC offers courses in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Airway Management, Electrocardiogram, Pharmacology, Heartsaver programs and Family and Friends Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Courses are offered at the Life Support Training Center at the Canadian Specialist Hospital Dubai. Registration for our courses are limited. 

We look forward to working with you.

Dalal Darabseh

Director Of Nursing

AHA Traning in Dubai, UAE.

1 - Family and Friends CPR

The Family & Friends CPR program teaches how to perform CPR in adults, children, or infants and how to help an adult, child, or infant who is choking.

Modules Available

Adult/Child CPR and Choking

Optional:

Child CPR and chocking

Infant CPR and Choking

Target Audience

Family members, friends, nannies and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.

This program also can be a non-credentialed option for middle and high-school students.

Card Type

None

Written Exam/Skills test

None

Instructors

LSTC AHA certified BLS instructors

Length

Adult CPR & choking 45 minutes

Child CPR & choking 45 minutes

Infant CPR & choking 45 minutes

2 - Basic Life Support (BLS)

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (HCP) Course is a video-based, Instructor-led course that teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support. The course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, provide early use of an AED and the treatment of foreign body airway obstruction.

Course Covers

  • Key changes in basic life support reflecting the new science from the American Heart Association
  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • 1- and 2- rescuer CPR and AED for adult, children and infant
  • Adult, Child and Infant Bag-mask techniques and rescue breathing
  • Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
  • CPR with advanced airway

Target Audience

For healthcare providers such as emergency medical personnel (EMS), physicians, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists and x-ray technologists who must have a BLS Provider card documenting successful completion of a CPR course.

Card Type

AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers Card

Written Exam/Skills Test

Multiple Choice Written Exam and Skills Test

Instructors

LSTC AHA certified BLS instructors

Length

Approximately 4.5 hours (0.5 Day)

3 - Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

The American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course is totally redesigned to incorporate new scientific evidence from the latest Guidelines. Through the ACLS course, healthcare 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 to patient survival, the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions, and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.

Course Covers

  • Key changes in advanced cardiac life support reflecting the new science from the American Heart Association
  • Basic life support skills
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related Pharmacology
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

Target Audience

For emergency, intensive care and critical care healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other professionals who may need to respond to cardiovascular or cardiopulmonary emergencies.

Card Type

AHA ACLS Provider Card

Written Exam/Skills Test

Multiple Choice Written Exam and Skills Test

Instructors

LSTC AHA certified ACLS instructors

Length

Approximately 13.5 hours (1.5 days)

4 - Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The completely redesigned American Heart Association’s Pediatric Advanced Life Support course is based on new scientific evidence from the latest AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and a new teaching methodology. 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.

Objectives

  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the American Heart Association
  • 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
  • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Vascular access
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
  • Target Audience
  • For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family practice physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.

Card Type

AHA PALS Provider Card

Written Exam/Skills Test

Multiple Choice Written Exam and Skills Test

Instructors

LSTC AHA certified PALS instructors

Length

Approximately 14 hours (2 days)

5 - Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

The new, extensively updated Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is based on the latest American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) /American Heart Association (AHA) “Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care: Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines.” All program components reflect the AAP/AHA guidelines’ with increased emphasis on evidence-based treatment recommendations, as well as the new International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) evidence-based consensus on science.

Objectives

Successful participants will be able to demonstrate the ability to perform or assist in the resuscitation of a neonate based upon the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) / AHA guidelines.
Target Audience
For neonatologists, pediatricians, emergency physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in neonatal emergencies.

Card Type

NRP Provider Certificate

Written Exam/Skills Test

Multiple Choice Online exam from the American Academy of Pediatrics/ Skills test

Instructors

LSTC NRP instructors

Length

Approximately 9 hours, including breaks (1 day)

6 - ECG and Pharmacology

Specifically designed to address a key knowledge gap in Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Pharmacology, the American Heart Association’s Adult ECG and Pharmacology Course is a program focused on specific ECG recognition skills and drug treatment knowledge. This is a pre-course option for ACLS students and other healthcare providers, and is also for ACLS students who need to improve after the ACLS pre-course self-assessment test.

The course is divided into two modules – one for ECG and one for Pharmacology – which can be taught together or separately, depending on the need. Skills taught in the ECG module include heart anatomy, basic electrophysiology, normal ECG measurements and basic arrhythmias. The Pharmacology module covers basic ACLS drugs and usage; drugs, doses and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies; and integrating basic drug pharmacology into ACLS algorithms.

Target Audience

For a variety of healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, paramedics, residents, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical pharmacists and ECG technicians.

Card Type

ECG Completion Certificate, Pharmacology Completion Certificate or ECG and Pharmacology Completion Certificates

Written Exam/Skills Test

Multiple Choice Written Exam

Instructors

LSTC AHA certified instructors

Length

4.5 hours for the ECG module, 2.75 hours for the Pharmacology module, and 6.25 hours for both modules

7 - Airway Management

The American Heart Association Airway Management Course is a unique program specifically designed to give students the opportunity to learn, practice & demonstrate many airway skills used in resuscitation. Healthcare providers whose occupation or volunteer activities require airway management skills, in addition to professionals in the field of resuscitation and airway management such as scientists, educators, researchers, and manufacturers of medical devices, may find the course beneficial.

Objectives

The learning model for this course includes video-guided instruction, skills practice, and testing. Airway Management includes five modules – one required module and four optional – for facilitators to combine based on student need and scope of practice. The five modules are:

  • Bag-Mask Ventilation and Airway Adjuncts (required)
  • Laryngeal Mask Airway
  • Esophageal-Tracheal Combitube
  • Endotracheal Tube
  • Impedance Threshold Device
  • This course does not provide certification, but instead is designed solely to enhance students’ airway management skills.

Target Audience

For currently active healthcare providers whose daily occupation or volunteer activities require the knowledge and skills of airway management.

Card Type

This course does not provide certification

Written/Skills Test

Pass both the skills and written test for each module taught

Instructors

LSTC AHA certified instructors

Length

Approximately 5 hours if all five modules are taught

8 - Heartsaver CPR and AED

The HeartSaver AED Course teaches CPR, AED use, relief of choking in adults and children, and infant CPR and relief of choking, and use of barrier devices for all ages.

Modules Available

Adult CPR and AED use

Optional:
Child CPR, AED use and choking
Infant CPR & Chocking

Target Audience

For those who have a duty to respond (First Responders, Teachers, Nursery School Teachers, Teachers Aids, Security Guards) to a cardiac emergency because of work related responsibilities or regulatory requirements.

Card Type

AHA HeartSaver AED Card

Written Exam/Skills Test

Optional written exam

Instructors

LSTC AHA certified BLS instructors

Length

Adult/ Child/Infant: 4 hours approximately
Adult/ Child: 3 hours approximately

9 - HeartCode BLS Part 1

HeartCode is a Web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare setting. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning. After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA instructor.

Course Covers

  • Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the latest American Heart Association guidelines
  • Five BLS patient cases, presented through eSimulation technology
  • Critical concepts in high-quality CPR
  • Chain of Survival
  • One-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants
  • Two-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants
  • Bag-mask techniques for adults, children and infants
  • Rescue breathing for adults, children ad infants
  • Relief of choking for adults, children and infants
  • CPR with advanced airway

Target Audience

For healthcare providers such as emergency medical personnel (EMS), physicians, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists and x-ray technologists who must have a BLS Provider card documenting successful completion of a CPR course

Card Type

AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers Card

Written Exam/Skills Test

Multiple Choice online Written Exam and Skills Test with an AHA Instructor

Instructors

LSTC AHA certified BLS instructors

Length

Approximately 2 hours for Part one
Approximately 1 hour for Practice & Testing with an AHA instructor

Students have access to all course content for 2 years after activation of their course key. This content includes access to the BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual, a printable BLS for Healthcare providers pocket reference card, the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC and more

10 - HeartCode ACLS Part 1

HeartCode is a Web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning. After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card.

Course Covers

  • Key changes reflecting the latest American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Ten adult patient cases with up to four healthcare providers, presented through eSimulation technology:

• One BLS case
• Seven cases representing cardiovascular, respiratory and stroke emergencies
• Two Megacodes

  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of periarrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

Target Audience

HeartCode ACLS Part 1 is for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies, specifically those seeking an alternative (nonclassroom) method for completing an initial or update ACLS Course.

To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials contained within the program and complete the Precourse Self-Assessment prior to attempting the patient cases.

Card Type

AHA ACLS Provider Card

Written Exam/Skills Test

Multiple Choice online Written Exam and Skills Test with an AHA Instructor

Instructors

LSTC AHA certified ACLS instructors

Length

Approximately 6-8 hours for Part one
Approximately 8 hours for Practice & Testing with an AHA instructor

Students have access to all course content for 2 years after activation of their course key.

 

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