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.

2018 Dates:

ACLS Recognition - 2 day course

  • April 25-26, 2018
  • June 12-13, 2018
  • October 31-November 1, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

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

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ACLS Renewal - 1 day course
  • March 8, 2018
  • March 27, 2018
  • May 23, 2018
  • June 28, 2018
  • September 5, 2018
  • October 4, 2018

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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

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

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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. 

2018 Dates:

  • May 22 and May 29, 2018
  • September 4 and September 11, 2018

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.

2018 Dates, 8:00 a.m. Class

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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

Fee: $40.00

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2018 Dates, 12:30 p.m. Class
  • January 4, 2018
  • January 16, 2018
  • February 13, 2018
  • February 27, 2018
  • March 6, 2018
  • March 15, 2018
  • April 5, 2018
  • May 8, 2018
  • June 19, 2018
  • June 21, 2018
  • July 12, 2018
  • August 9, 2018
  • August 23, 2018
  • September 20, 2018
  • October 23, 2018
  • November 7, 2018
  • November 15, 2018

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Fee: $40.00

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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.

2018 Dates:

  • April 19, 2018
  • October 25, 2018

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)

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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.

2018 Dates:

  • May 17, 2018
  • December 4, 2018

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)

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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.

2018 Dates:

  • February 1, 2018
  • July 10, 2018
  • October 2, 2018

Time:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

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

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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

 

2018 Dates: Recognition (2 day)

  • March 20-21, 2018
  • July 24-25, 2018
  • December 12-13, 2018

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2018 Dates: Renewal (1 day)

  • February 22, 2018
  • March 14, 2018
  • November 6, 2018

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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.

2018 Dates:

  • January 23, 2018
  • April 17, 2018
  • June 7, 2018
  • August 14, 2018
  • November 13, 2018

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

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

Fee: $90.00

 

Heartsaver CPR/AED

First Aid is only on the odd months. There is no 12:30 p.m. heartsaver class for these months, only 8 a.m. class.

2018 Dates:

  • January 25, 2018
  • February 7, 2018
  • March 29, 2018
  • April 12, 2018
  • May 10, 2018
  • June 14, 2018
  • July 26, 2018
  • August 16, 2018
  • September 13, 2018
  • October 11, 2018
  • November 8, 2018
  • December 20, 2018
Heartsaver CPR/AED 8 a.m. Class

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Heartsaver CPR/AED 12:30 p.m. Class

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First Aid 

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

Fee: $40.00 

Questions? Need help registering?

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