SEVEN THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR RESUSCITATION TRAINING PROVIDER

Originally posted on healthleadersmedia.com

BY COMILLA SASSON MD Ph.D. FAHA FACEP  |   SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

Originally posted on healthleadersmedia.com

Today you have more choices than ever before for resuscitation training. Here are seven key things to ask when evaluating a training provider to be sure you are choosing the most effective training for this life-saving skill.

  1. Do the courses incorporate the latest resuscitation science and updated guidelines? 
    Resuscitation science and the resulting guidelines change as improvements are discovered, tested, and proven. Keeping your staff up to date using current, evidence-based resuscitation practices results in improved patient care and outcomes.
  2. Do the programs require foundational BLS skills practice and testing in BLS, ACLS and PALS courses?
    The most important component of successful resuscitation is the delivery of high-quality CPR. BLS is often the weakest link in resuscitation, as validated in a recent health system case study. Healthcare providers need to practice BLS skills often to ensure they are competent and prepared to respond to a cardiac emergency. Allowing providers to shorten or skip over BLS skills practice and testing can lead to compromised patient care. 
  3. Does the program require the use of directive feedback devices to measure compression rate and depth?
    Many resuscitation training programs do not. The problem is you can’t improve what you don’t measure. Feedback device technology has shown that most people overestimate their ability to deliver effective CPR1. To ensure high-quality CPR skills, the use of a directive feedback device is necessary to objectively measure CPR quality in real-time. Feedback devices highlight strengths and weaknesses and enable skills improvement.
  4. Does the program include a focus on continuous quality improvement?
    A high-quality training provider will offer a portfolio of courses – tailored to varying levels of experience – aimed at improving CPR quality. With average adult survival rates of 26%2 for in-hospital cardiac arrest and up to 11%2 for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, continuous improvement to cardiac arrest response and delivery of high-quality CPR is an obligation to patients. Healthcare providers must be competent in delivering high-quality CPR, and patient care teams must be coordinated and competent working together effectively.
  5. Does the program offer “verified competence” credentials?
    Verified competence is the new standard of care achieved through programs that require measured quarterly CPR skills practice and cognitive learning. Interval CPR skills training of any frequency less than every six months is neither evidence-based nor science-based.3 Although some training providers claim a flexible interval training approach is scientifically proven to lead to competence, this is not true.
  6. Is the program designed for quick certifications?
    Many healthcare providers believe they are proficient at performing high-quality CPR and do not need to review content or practice skills. Even those that provide CPR occasionally or often have been found to compress and ventilate incorrectly and need more frequent skills practice.1 Quickly testing out of skills and skipping core content can compromise resuscitation knowledge, CPR skills competence, and patient care. With annual resuscitation guidelines updates and frequent scientific statements being released, providers can learn important new information on improvements to resuscitation delivery and patient care.        
  7. Are the programs developed by resuscitation science and education experts?
    When learning and mastering a skill, going to the source is the key to success. When one organization leads the rest in developing the science, education, and practice of a lifesaving skill, why look to one of its followers? The lead organization will be more up to date on science and practice in its education and lead the others in delivering improvements and innovations.

If your resuscitation training provider cannot answer yes to all these questions, you are likely not receiving the best training.

The American Heart Association is the most trusted leader in resuscitation science and education with a portfolio of training and education programs tailored to clinical and non-clinical caregivers of all levels. We conduct the research and author the resuscitation guidelines followed across the United States. We developed the first-ever Resuscitation Education Scientific Statement to improve resuscitation education, training, and practice. Our ongoing research leads to continuous improvements in CPR quality and resuscitation methods that save more lives.

Healthcare organizations use the AHA’s guidelines as the foundation for their own guideline-directed care and clinical pathway decisions. Training with our proven resuscitation programs helps you deliver the best possible patient care. Better training saves lives, and more than 90% of hospitals choose the leader in CPR training.4

JAMAICA HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE’S

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

JAMAICA HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE’S we understand that many of the hospitals no longer pay for your certification.

In order to make it a little better, we offer a 10% discount to all JAMAICA HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE’S.

GoACLS Training Center offers certifications by the American Heart Association ( AHA ). Chosen for their wide recognition within healthcare. GoACLS offers you the training you need in the comforts of your own office or at one of our training facilities.  We will work within your schedule and time frame to accomplish all your certification needs.

Throughout the year, we have some seasonal specials. Also, if you would like to setup your own group just give us a call. We will reply back to you with a special price (Promo Code) for your group to use when registering. Either sign up as a group or let each student sign up on there own (using the Promo Code). We make it that simple.

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Rescheduling a Class

NEW for 2019


RESCHEDULING POLICY:
In order to reschedule, you must contact us at 888-503-3113, 718-441-0656 or 516-860-7381

We may not be available on Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

We do not charge rescheduling fees.

It’s understood that things change, and you may have an emergency.

We do ask that you contact us prior to the class date. If you do not contact us, we will be waiting for your appearance, and that does delay class unnecessarily.

In cases of extreme weather conditions resulting in MTA or DOE suspensions, we will reschedule you to another class.

LATENESS POLICY:
We only ask that you arrive to class on time. Classrooms open 15 minutes prior to the start of class. If you are more than 15 minutes late to class, you will not be allowed into the class. You will have to reschedule your class,

NO SHOW POLICY:
If you can not make it to your scheduled class, just give us a call, contact us at 888-503-3113, 718-441-0656 or 516-860-7381

If you do not contact us, we will be waiting for your appearance, and that does delay class unnecessarily.

NCLEX GRAD

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Congratulations are in order, you’re done with school.

Now it’s time to work. Your friends tell you their having a hard time getting a job.  Well, that depends on how you go about it.  Hospitals need you and they are hiring more nurses than they ever have been in the past,  This is the best time to be a nurse.  You will be very happy to have achieved the great status of NURSE.  You will get a good salary and great benefits.

So how to get a decent job and be happy.

  1. Apply online to all the hospitals that have online application submissions.
  2. Use your clinical time as experience.  That’s why you had clinical s, it’s experience.
  3. Every week, go to your online applications, Sunday is a good time, and change your birthday.  One day before, one day after, it doesn’t matter which way you go.  This will make your application new and it will come up on the recruiters desk on the next day as updated.  (every time you change a date on your application, it makes it New and the recruiter will see it on  their desk the next day).
  4. When you get an interview, keep your mouth shut.   They are not one of your friends.  As much as you think they are making you comfortable, this first impression is very important. Only answer questions asked with short responses. Do not try to impress with knowledge.

These steps have worked for many new grads.  A manager or director just want to see if you a trainable and can fit into their department.  Your knowledge will be expanded with time, they know that, so just be your self and be confident.

When is comes to certifications, ACLS & PALS are not always required.  By having these on your applications, it lets them know you can pass these courses.  When they see you already have ACLS, they don’t have to worry that you may not be able to get certified.  PALS is very specific, you will have time to get it later, once hired.  As long as they see you passed ACLS, they know you can pass PALS.

Good Luck and Congrats