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American Heart Association (AHA) Certification Courses

In India, heart disease is the single largest cause of death in the country with heart attacks being responsible for one third of all deaths caused by heart diseases. According to a projection by the WHO, and ICMR, India will not only be the heart attack capital but also the capital of diabetes and hypertension by 2020. India is currently witnessing nearly two million heart attacks a year and majority of the victims are youngsters. One person dies every 33 seconds owing to a heart attack in India. People living in cities are three times more prone to heart attacks than people living in rural areas.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), road traffic injuries are the sixth leading cause of death in India with a greater share of hospitalization, deaths, disabilities and socio-economic losses in the young and middle-aged population. The Global status report on road safety 2013 estimates that more than 231 000 people are killed in road traffic crashes in India every year. Approximately half of all deaths on the country's roads are among vulnerable road users - motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists.

The need of updated knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals in providing rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization and transportation of victims as a first responder or at the healthcare setting is huge in demand. Thus, it is very much essential for the healthcare professionals to equip themselves in identifying symptoms of cardiac arrest / trauma victims and enhance their skills in life saving measures in emergency situations.

Impetus Healthcare Skills is one of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) International Training Center (ITC) to conduct AHA ECC courses such as BLS for healthcare providers and common man, ACLS and ECG. These courses enriches healthcare professional with a wide variety of emergency management skills. The trainees will enhance their ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, 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. The courses are offered to Physicians, Nurses, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, Respiratory Therapists, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Medical and Nursing Students, other Allied Healthcare Personnel.

Basic Life Support (BLS)
Course Description: The Basic Life Support for healthcare provider certification course is designed specifically for healthcare professionals working in a hospital or pre-hospital setting. The course is designed to equip healthcare providers with absolute skills that are necessary to provide CPR, use of an AED on adults and children, and relieve responsive and non-responsive victims of choking.

Course Outcome: Competency in CPR technique, Operation of AED equipment, critical thinking ability skills.
Advanced CardicaLife Support (ACLS)
Course Description: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course is the highest level of advanced life support training that enhances the skills of healthcare personnel in the treatment of an adult victim of a cardiac arrest and/or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. The participants obtain the opportunity to practice and demonstrate proficiency in basic life support care, airway management, reading and interpreting ECGs, understanding ACLS drugs and treatment algorithms.

Course Outcome: Competency in BLS technique, operating equipment like Defibrillator, ECG monitor Drug administration, critical thinking skills, and effective communication skills.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Course Description: The pediatric advanced life support provider course enhances the knowledge and skills in recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest. It encompasses pediatric assessment, effective respiratory management, defibrillation and synchronized cardio version, ECG rhythm identification, basic pharmacology and resuscitation team concepts.

Course Outcome: Competency in pediatric assessment, BLS technique for children, operating equipment like Defibrillator, ECG monitor Drug administration, critical thinking skills, and effective communication skills.
International Trauma Life Support – Adult (ITLS)
Course Description: This course acquaints the participants with the knowledge and skill sets required to evaluate and stabilize trauma patients. It imparts applicable skills & experience with rapid assessment, resuscitation, oxygen delivery devices, basic airway devices, stabilization and transportation of trauma patients, spinal motion restriction (immobilization) equipment, extrication devices and management of trauma patients.

Course Outcome: Competency in immediate assessment, CPR, administration of drugs for trauma patients, critical thinking and communication skills, Handling equipment, knowledge on drugs.
International Trauma Life Support - Pediatric
Course Description: ITLS Pediatric will be useful both to first responders and to hospital staff who deal with pediatric trauma patients. It focuses on the challenges offered by the injured child, pediatric assessment, airway management and chest decompression, resuscitation, spine motion restriction - pediatric immobilization device, management of trauma patients and modes of communication with pediatrics and their parents.

Course Outcome: Competency in immediate pediatric assessment, CPR, administration of drugs for trauma patients, critical thinking, communication skills, Handling equipment and knowledge on drugs.
ECG and Pharmacology
Course Description: The Adult ECG and Pharmacology Course focuses on specific ECG recognition skills and drug treatment knowledge. The course enhances the knowledge on heart anatomy, basic electrophysiology, normal ECG measurements, basic arrhythmias, basic ACLS drugs, usage and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies, and knowhow of basic drug pharmacology integration into ACLS algorithms. It is highly recommended as a pre-course option for Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course.

Course Outcome: Competency in ECG electrode placement, ECG measurement and interpretation of ECG readings.

Basic Nursing Courses

The basic nursing courses builds on knowledge and skills on applications of nursing care pertaining to assessment, infection control and medication administration, IV therapy and monitoring of patients with lines and tubes. The courses are offered to student nurses, registered nurses working in, or intending to work in medical and surgical units.

Infection Control Practices
Course Description: The course is designed to ensure that the nurses understand how pathogens may be transmitted and recognize their responsibility in applying evidence based principles to minimize the transmission of microorganisms to patients, visitors and employees of healthcare.

Course Outcome: Competency in practice of standard precautions such as medical and surgical handwashing, use of personal protective equipment, instrument processing and biomedical waste management.
Health Assessment
Course Description: It focuses onorganized and systematic approach to health assessment techniques to obtain and record a comprehensive health history and apply clinical skills of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation in various body system.

Course Outcome: Competency in Inspection, Palpation, Percussion and Auscultation techniques and interpretation of findings, knowledge on anatomy and physiology of human body system.
IV Therapy
Course Description: It is directed to provide the necessary skills to safely perform IV therapy, review of drug calculations, the types of medications commonly administered through IV therapy and the proper documentation protocols for administering IV therapy.

Course Outcome: Competency in venipuncture and the maintenance and care of the client with an intravenous therapy.
Course Description: It is designed to practice skills on routes and methods of medication administration, calculation of drugs, rights of medication administration. Medication errors and documentation.

Course Outcome: Competency in administering different routes of medications, patient safety and documentation procedures.
Wound Care
Course Description: This course focuses on identification of signs and symptoms, differential diagnosis of arterial, venous, diabetic, pressure ulcers, and ostomy wound, evaluation of the patient and wound and wound dressings and various methods of treatment that promote wound.

Course Outcome: Competency in different types of wound dressing and care, ostomy care and different types of bandages.
Mechanical Ventilation
Course Description: This course will quip the nurses to assess parameters of airway-protection, non-invasive/invasive methods of ventilation, ventilator modes and settings, potential hazards, alternative modes of ventilation, and troubleshooting tips for ventilator alarms,methods of weaning and discontinuation from mechanical ventilation.

Course Outcome: Competency in airway management, circuit changes, medications, suctioning and patient positioning,identify initial parameters ventilator.
Hemodynamic Monitoring
Course Description: It offers a comprehensive guide to understanding the indications for invasive hemodynamic monitoring and possible complications involved with the insertion of central venous lines, arterial lines, pulmonary artery (PA) catheters, and with ICP monitoring.

Course Outcome: Competency in CVP, RV, PAP, PCWP, CO, and CI readings; waveforms; and troubleshooting.
Course Description: Equip nurses with the knowledge and skills necessary for various modes of dialysis like Hemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis on treatment, operation of the devices, water system and reprocessing machines and care of vascular accesses.

Course Outcome: Competency in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis operation and care of patient with dialysis.
Nutritional Needs
Course Description: It enables the nurses to acquire skills on insertion and removal of NG tube, methods of tube feeding (NG, Gastrostomy and Jejunostomy), feeding pumps and TPN and prevents the potential complications of feeding.

Course Outcome: Competency in different methods of tube feeding, TPN, NG tube insertion and removal.
Care of lines and tubes
Course Description: It is designed enable the competency of nurses on care of patient with various tubes and lines used in the acute care settings. It focuses on and care of patient with arterial lines, central lines, venous lines, surgical drains and catheters.

Course Outcome: Competency in care of patients with central line, arterial catheter, peripheral catheter, venous Cather, Endotracheal tubes, chest tubes and drains.

Advanced Nursing Courses

The advanced nursing courses are specially designed to demonstrate advanced health assessment, diagnostic reasoning, clinical decision making and to develop specialized advanced skills of nursing intervention for various medical and surgical conditions. The courses are offered for healthcare professionals such as student nurses, registered nurses working in, or intending to work in, medical and nursing assistants and technicians

Maternal and Neonatal Nursing
Course Description: It assists the nurses in developing expertise and in-depth understanding in the field of Maternal and newborn nursing. It will enhance the nurses to develop skills in maternal and newborn assessment, antenatal care, conduction of labour, postnatal care and newborn care. Recognize and manage high risk pregnancy, labour, puerperium and newborn conditions.

Course Outcome: Competency in antenatal, intranatal, postnatal and newborn care, recognizing and providing Emergency obstetric and neonatal care.
Cardiothoracic Nursing
Course Description: This course is designed to develop advanced theoretical knowledge and specialist skills in assessing, monitoring and managing adult patients admitted to hospital with acute and chronic cardio thoracic conditions with advanced technology in the delivery of quality patient care in the cardio thoracic nursing care settings.

Course Outcome: Competency in advanced skill in managing patient with cardio vascular thoracic conditions including advanced cardiac life support.
Critical Care Nursing
Course Description: The course provides in- depth knowledge and skills in the specialty of critical care nursing. It is designed to develop advanced skills for nursing intervention in delivering quality care to critically ill patients in the critical care settings.

Course Outcome: Competency in advanced skill in managing critically ill patients including advanced cardiac life support.
Emergency Nursing
Course Description: The course explores practice and demonstration of evidence based nursing skills and the application of advanced technology in the delivery of care to patients in an Emergency department and disaster settings.

Course Outcome: Competency in triage management and comprehensive care to patients in emergency unit.
Neurological Nursing
Course Description: This course provides advanced knowledge and skills in neurological assessment, advanced skills for nursing intervention in caring for patients with neurological and neurosurgical disorders and rehabilitation.

Course Outcome: Competency in neurological assessment and advance skills in managing patients with neurological and neurosurgical disorders.
Renal Nursing
Course Description: The course is designed to deliver advanced knowledge in skills necessary to provide hemodialysis treatment, operate hemodialysis devices, water system and reprocessing machines and care of vascular accesses, peritoneal dialysis and care of patients with renal disorders.

Course Outcome: Competency in advanced skill in managing patient with renal conditions including hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant.
Oncology Nursing
Course Description: The course explores knowledge and demonstrates skills in Chemotherapy administration, cancer treatment therapies and supportive therapy, Oncological emergencies, pain management and care of patients with oncological disorders.

Course Outcome: Competency in administrating various treatment modalities used for patients and providing holistic care to patients with cancer.

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