The Ochsner Community Training Center offers, provider courses, Instructor courses, and HeartCode on-line courses.
For information on when and where the classroom provider and Instructor courses are held, click on Calendar above.
Basic Life Support:
The goal of the Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Course is to train participants to save lives of victims in cardiac arrest through high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The American Heart Association designed the BLS for Healthcare Providers course to prepare healthcare professionals to know how 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. This course also teaches how to relieve choking. The course includes adult, child, and infant rescue techniques.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support:
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 their skills and clinical decision-making abilities for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest, acute arrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes.
Students are taught to use the following important concepts:
Basic Life Support (BLS) Survey
High-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- ACLS Survey
- ACLS Algorithms
- Effective resuscitation team dynamics
- Immediate post-cardiac care
Pediatric Advanced Life Support:
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 resuscitation team dynamics.
HeartCode On-line Course:
The HeartCode ACLS and BLS courses give the participant the option of completing these courses on their own time and at their own pace. These courses are offered in 2 parts. Part 1 is completed via a computer and covers all of the information offered in the traditional classroom course. The text book is embedded in the course for easy reference. Part 2 is a skills check-off performed in one of two ways: either with an AHA instructor or via a Voice Assisted Manikin (VAM simulation). In either case, the participant must be able to successfully complete the skills in order to receive the AHA completion card. For more information on these courses contact the Ochsner CTC at 504-842-6684.