Healthcare Provider Continuing Education

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Renewal & Recognition (ACLS)

This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia arrest. It is designed for personnel who staff emergency departments, intensive care units or critical care departments, as well as physicians, nurses, emergency technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency. Register online by selecting Events/Programs then search for your desired class date listed under Health Education.


2016 Dates:

ACLS Renewal - 1 day course

  • September 15
  • October 6
  • October 27
2017 Dates:

ACLS Renewal - 1 day course
  • March 23
  • March 29
  • June 20
  • September 21
  • October 19

2016 Dates:

ACLS Recognition - 2 day course

  • April 14 & 15
  • November 3 & 4
2017 Dates:

ACLS Recognition - 2 day course

  • January 24 & 25
  • April 12 & April 13
  • October 25 & 26

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Viroqua Area Medical Office Building Skills Lab (Lower Level)

Fee: Renewal $220.00 (1 day)   
        *(includes materials & lunch for paid community members) 

        Recognition (2 day) $240.00   
        *(includes materials & lunch for paid community members)

 

 

Basic Arrhythmia

This course is a basic EKG class which reviews the anatomy and physiology of the heart and its conduction system.  Participants learn how to read an EKG strip and indentify the major and minor arrhythmias encountered in daily practice.  Numerous opportunities will be provided to interpret EKG strips.  A test is administered at the completion of the course to assess competency. 

2016 Dates:

  • Thursday, May 5 & Thursday, May 12
  • Thursday, September 1 & Thursday, September 8

2017 Dates:

  • March 7 & March 14
  • August 10 & August 17

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon

Location: Viroqua Area Medical Office Building Skills Lab (Lower Level)

Fee:  $135.00   *includes course materials       

 

 

Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider (BLS)

This course provides content for credentialed health care providers, covering core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, and automated external defibrillation. The student text comes with a student CD that contains supplemental information on topics such as stroke, cardiac arrest, Combitube, and special resuscitation situations.

 

2016 Dates:
  • July 22
  • August 4
  • September 2
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 11
  • November 18
  • December 2
  • December 16
2017 Dates:
  • January 10
  • January 18
  • February 21
  • March 16
  • April 27
  • May 4
  • May 24
  • June 6
  • June 15
  • July 18
  • August 8
  • August 22
  • September 6
  • October 10
  • November 8
  • November 14
  • December 5
  • December 21

Time: 8:00 a.m. Recognition Courses 12:30 p.m. Renewal Courses

Location: Viroqua Area Medical Office Building Skills Lab (Lower Level)

Fee: $40.00

 

 

ECG & Pharmacology

This comprehensive course presents information on basic electrophysiology, normal ECG measurements, basic arrhythmias, basic ACLS drugs, usage and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies, and how to integrate basic drug pharmacology into ACLS algorithms. It is perfect for credentialed health care providers who either must or wish to supplement their training.

2016 Dates:

  • April 7
  • October 20

2017 Dates:

  • January 12
  • April 6
  • October 18

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Viroqua Area Medical Office Building Skills Lab (Lower Level)

Fee: $75.00   *(includes materials & lunch for paid community members)

 

 

IV Training

This course is designed for health care professionals to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to perform peripheral intravenous cannulation and venipuncture.  The course provides education on the basic anatomy of upper extremity veins, introduces information and techniques to safely initiate I.V. access, and reviews the management of complications which may occur.  Completion of this course does not imply that an individual has the competence to perform intravenous cannulation.  Each health care facility is responsible for determining the level of competence and qualifications required for anyone to assume clinical responsibility.

 

2016 Dates:

  • May 19
  • December 15

2017 Dates:

  • May 9
  • December 14

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Viroqua Area Medical Office Building Skills Lab (Lower Level)

Fee: $200.00  *(includes materials & lunch for paid community members)

 

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

This course has been designed to teach an evidence-based approach to resuscitation of the newborn. The causes, prevention, and management of mild to severe neonatal asphyxia are carefully explained so that health professionals may develop optimal knowledge and skill in resuscitation. The Neonatal Resuscitation Program is an educational program that introduces the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation. Completion of the program does not imply that an individual has the competence to perform neonatal resuscitation. Each hospital is responsible for determining the level of competence and qualifications required for someone to assume clinical responsibility for neonatal resuscitation.

2016 Dates:

  • October 13

2017 Dates:

  • February 2
  • July 6
  • October 3

Time:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Viroqua Area Medical Office Building Skills Lab (Lower Level)

Fee: $170.00   *(includes materials & lunch for paid community
                          members)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The PALS course is designed for pediatricians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, emergency physicians, and other health care providers who care for infants and children. It teaches participants:

  • To recognize infants and children at risk of cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Strategies needed to prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children
  • Skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize infants and children in respiratory failure, shock or cardiopulmonary arrest

 

2016 Dates:

  • November 17 (1-Day Renewal)
  • December 8 & 9

2017 Dates:

  • February 8 (1-Day Renewal)
  • March 1 & 2
  • August 31 (1-Day Renewal)
  • September 27 & 28

    Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Viroqua Area Medical Office Building Skills Lab (Lower Level)

Fee:  $240.00- recognition   (2-day)         $220.00- renewal  (1 day)

*(includes materials and lunch for paid community members)

 

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition & Stabilization (PEARS)

This comprehensive course is designed for those health care workers who do not routinely provide care to critically ill children and who are not required to have a PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) credential--such as physicians, nurses, pre-hospital and in-hospital providers outside of critical care areas, outpatient clinic staff, and school-based providers. The course teaches participants to identify a pediatric victim at risk of severe cardiopulmonary distress, provide early intervention to stabilize the child and make arrangements for the next level of care. Participants learn to recognize the signs of impending respiratory failure or shock, initiate the appropriate treatment, and follow recommended procedures for preventing disability and death in children.

2016 Dates:

  • August 11
  • November 10

2017 Dates:

  • May 3
  • June 27
  • July 11
  • September 19
  • October 12
  • November 21

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Viroqua Area Medical Office Building Skills Lab (Lower Level)

Fee: $90.00

Register for these courses then search for your desired class date listed under Health Education.

Questions? Need help registering?

Contact: VMH Community Health Education at (608) 637-4298 or e-mail.