Basic Life Support (BLS)
HeartCode BLS is offered year-round as an alternative to traditional, classroom-based training for busy health care professionals. It is an interactive, self-directed, comprehensive e-learning program from the American Heart Association. Course completion consists of two separate elements: Part 1 (cognitive skills portion) and Part 2 (skills assessment). Part 2 will be completed in the center.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
HeartCode ACLS Anywhere is a CD-based product that uses computer simulations to present realistic patient scenarios. The course is offered year round with skills completion at the center. Learners are presented with 10 ACLS core cases in hospital-based scenarios. Learners assess each scenario and formulate a treatment plan following the ACLS-approved guidelines.
Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS): Offered in conjunction with University of Missouri EMS
Basic Disaster Life Support is a product of an academic consortium and promoted by the American Medical Association. BDLS is an eight hour didactic program designed to teach the core concepts of disaster management, including:
D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R Paradigm (a standardized method to recognize and manage the scene and care for victims); natural disasters; traumatic and explosive events; nuclear and radiologic events; biological events; chemical events; psychological aspects; and public health implications of disasters.
Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS): Offered in conjunction with University of Missouri EMS – Prerequisite - BDLS
ADLS is a 2-day didactic/hands-on practical application of the concepts learned in BDLS. Small group interactive sessions allow students to work through a series of difficult questions related to disaster management. The student participates in a variety of skill stations reinforcing the concepts learned in BDLS. The didactic component of ADLS consists of mass fatality management; legal issues; and federal, state and local resource use. ADLS practical stations include bullet stations; M-A-S-S triage; disaster skills; PPE and decontamination; and patient care scenarios. High-fidelity mannequin simulators are used to practice the treatment of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) casualties.