MedTrust Academy Resources

As an extension of that commitment, we have developed the MedTrust Academy to offer on-site training courses for medical professionals, corporate needs, or other groups interested in improving their skills.

Through affiliations with the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Safety and Health Institute, OSHA and other organizations, MedTrust can provide a library of classes for you or your organization.

Some examples of our available offerings are:

 

Heartsaver® First Aid

 

Heartsaver First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. Who this course in intended:

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

 

Includes:

  • Key changes reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • First aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Optional written test

 

Features:

  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Student manual comes with a new Heartsaver First Aid Quick Reference Guide that summarizes first aid actions for many injuries and illnesses

 

Certification:

Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card that is valid for two years.

 

BLS for Healthcare Providers

 

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers, is designed specifically to meet the needs of Licensed and Certified Medical personnel. The course is designed to provide good quality CPR until Advance Cardiac Life Support care is available. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions, and small groups where scenarios are presented.

 

Includes:

  • The most current science from the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
  • Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
  • CPR with an advanced airway

 

Format:

The course features include Instructor-led discussions, debriefing, coaching and support for hand-on skills.

 

Features:

  • Course is tailored to providers working in the field. All scenarios are modeled after real-life experiences that they may actually face.
  • High-quality team CPR focus teaches how to conduct a code with teams ranging from 2-6 people.
  • Introduces the concept of post-case debriefing to BLS Instructors.
  • Develops Core Course Segments that provide the opportunity for Medical Directors to tailor the course to local response protocols.

 

Certification:

Upon successful completion of all course components, students receive a BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion card, valid for two years.

 

ACLS – ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR LIFE SUPPORT

 

ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

 

Included:

  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an (AED)
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
  • Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics

 

Format/Time:

Initial Provider Course requires approximately 8 to complete, including skills practice and skills testing. Renewal Course requires approximately 4 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.

 

* Course time based on 1 instructor: 6 students: 2 manikins

 

** Classroom-based (instructor, with skills conducted throughout)

 

Features:

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

 

Certification:

Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test, students receive an ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.

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Course Descriptions and Verification:

 

Introduction to First Aid for Providers

 

This class is intended to train individuals to a basic understanding of how to assess and manage incidences that may occur in the daily environment of providing care for others. The goal is to provide the basic understanding to recognize an immediate danger to someone that is being cared for and to notify the appropriate level of provider to handle the situation. Included in this class is simple training for handling minor lacerations, bleeding, and other various minor injuries.

 

  • Training provided by a certified healthcare instructor.
  • No certification accompanies the completion of this course.
  • Training Time: 1 hr

 

Blood Borne Pathogens

 

This class is intended for providers that may have reasonable anticipation of coming in contact with blood and other potentially infectious materials while in the workplace. This program is revisited on an annual basis as required by OSHA and other regulatory agencies in order for providers to be refreshed on standards and practices dealing with these dangers.

 

  • Training provided by a certified instructor.
  • Certification provided upon completion.
  • Training Time: 2 hrs

 

Babysitter CPR/First Aid

 

This program is intended as a certification for young people who are interested in caring for children and infants. The material is geared toward the younger aged children who may encounter particular dangers throughout their time under the supervision of the “babysitter”. Skills to include: CPR for children and infants, choking mitigation, and basic first aid care.

 

  • Training provided by a certified instructor.
  • Certification provided upon completion.
  • Training Time: 6 hrs

 

Code Cart Procedures

 

This is a custom program offered to individual facilities based on their particular needs. An assessment will be performed in order to determine what material is necessary and what skills should be focused on. It begins with team building exercises, followed by the individual skills honing. Then the class finishes with mega-code scenario practices.

 

  • Program is administered by a certified ACLS Instructor.
  • No certification accompanies the completion of this course.
  • Training Time: 2-3hrs

 

Introduction to Telemetry

 

This course is tailored to each individual facility, and their particular needs. The intended audience can range from those with little to no experience all the way thru trained providers who require some refresher training. The program begins with basic components of how an EKG is determined through the 5 main elements. Then the knowledge is expanded upon bringing the student up to the required level that the customer requires.

 

  • Program is administered by a certified ACLS Instructor.
  • No certification accompanies the completion of this course.
  • Training Time: 2-3 hours depending on level expected by customer

 

Pet CPR/First Aid

 

The audience for this class consists of those individuals who would like to learn more about their animals and how to care for them on a regular basis as well as how to handle of their pet is ever involved in an emergency. The program begins with learning how to assess the pet and determining of the animal is within normal ranges. Once the students are comfortable with the “normal” animal, they are then introduced to the emergent situations. The students then learn how to mitigate hazards and care for the animal that is in distress. Students learn CPR for cats and dogs, as well as many other emergency hazards that can occur.

 

  • Training provided by a certified Instructor.
  • Certification can/cannot accompany completion of this course.
  • Training Time: 4hrs

 

HIPAA Courses

 

The intention of this class is to satisfy the annual requirement of healthcare providers and other individuals that may happen upon protected patient information. This refresher training is required annually. A review of federal standards and procedures is completed. Discussion about when protected information can be shared and when it cannot be shared is held. Each year students must complete a test of their knowledge and proficiency pertaining to protected health information.

 

  • Training provided by a certified healthcare trainer.
  • Certificate of completion accompanies successful completion of this course.
  • Training Time: 1hr

 

OSHA Courses

 

General Industry 10hr & 30hr:

Workplace safety training provided to those individuals that are required to be authorized in order to function on the premises where safety may be tested. Various topics are taught during the course. Some are mandatory as required by OSHA, others can be selected by the customer in order to tailor the class to fit their particular needs. All topics being taught are intended to promote safety in the workplace.

 

 

  • *No OSHA standards will be taught.*
  • Training provided by an Authorized OSHA Instructor.
  • Certification accompanies completion of this course.
  • Training Time: 10hrs for workers, 30 hrs for supervisors.
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