Life Support Training

The Life Support Training Center is authorized by the American Heart Association to teach BLS, ACLS, PALS and HeartSaver CPR classes to our employees as well as community members.  We also process cards and support 140+ community BLS/CPR instructors.

Shore Medical Center Life Support Training Center
100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point  NJ 08244
PHONE: 609-653-3962  FAX: 609-926-4793

General Information for All Courses:

Effective 10/01/2018, course completion will be documented via eCards.  A unique email address will be required for each participant – please do not use a shared email address.  Students who have already created an account with the American Heart Association (AHA) should use the email associated with their existing account.  Instructions to claim eCards will be provided at each class.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

Refund/Payment/Cancellation Policy: Payments are due with registration.  Refunds only when cancellation notice is received 2 weeks prior to course date.  Substitution of course date is permitted within the calendar year.  No refund after this time. 

Course registration is not confirmed until you have received our welcome letter, directions and manual, if purchasing from us. If you do not receive your materials within two weeks after submitting your registration form, please contact the Training Center at 609-653-3962.

It is recommended that you call to confirm seating before submitting registration.

Current provider manual is required for all classes.  See registration form for number  of appropriate 2015 course manual.  It is strongly suggested that participants review the manual before class.

Registration Form for BLS, ACLS and PALS Courses: CLICK HERE

Basic Cardiac Life Support (CPR)

Summary:

The Basic Life Support Course teaches the how to perform single and two-person CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for adults, infants and children. 

Description:

This course is intended for participants who provide healthcare to patients in a wide variety of situations, including in-hospital, and out-of-hospital settings. These healthcare providers may include physicians, nurses, paramedics, EMS, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician's assistants, residents or fellows, medical or nursing assistants, and other allied health personnel. This course is also designed for anyone who is required to take a healthcare provider course for employment. This course does NOT include First Aid.  If your employer requires First Aid, CPR and AED please see the Heartsaver course option.

Cost:

  • Course Fee: $60, Manual available for additional $20

Basic Life Support Course Dates for 2019 - Dates are Tuesdays except as noted.

11AM to 3PM

  • January 02 (Wed)
  • February 05
  • March 05
  • April 02
  • May 07
  • June 04
  • July 02
  • August 06
  • September 03
  • October 01
  • November 05
  • December 03

HeartCode BLS Skills Testing

For those who have completed HeartCode BLS On-line Part 1 via  https://elearning.heart.org/course/21

Skills Testing Fee:  $40
 
By Appointment Only – Completion Certificate for HeartCode BLS required
HeartCode BLS Skills Testing Dates for 2019 are offered three times per month
Call 609-653-3962 to schedule an appointment or for more information

Appointments beginning at 7:30am on the following dates, inside the main hospital:

  • Jan 11
  • Jan 31
  • Feb 15
  • Feb 28
  • Mar 05
  • Mar 29
  • Apr 12
  • Apr 30
  • May 17
  • May31
  • Jun 14
  • Jun 28
  • Jul 12
  • Jul 31
  • Aug 16
  • Aug 30
  • Sep 13
  • Sep 30
  • Oct 11
  • Oct 31
  • Nov 15
  • Nov 29
  • Dec 13
  • Dec 31

Appointments beginning 3:30pm on the following dates, in the Conference Center across Shore Road:

  • Jan 02
  • Feb 05
  • Mar 05
  • Apr 02
  • May 07
  • Jun 04
  • Jul 02
  • Aug 06
  • Sep 03
  • Oct 01
  • Nov 05
  • Dec 03
Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, AED

Information COMING SOON!

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Summary:

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course presents the skills and didactic information needed to handle a cardiac arrest, and events that follow a cardiac arrest.

This course implements the AHA ACLS guidelines established in 2010 and updated in 2015. Information will be provided via mini-presentations focusing on critical points related to specific algorithms.

Description:

The core of this two-day course is the evaluation and management of the first 10 minutes of an adult, ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest. The ACLS course is designed to give healthcare providers the basic knowledge to care for the patient in cardiac arrest and to manage acute coronary syndromes and stroke. The intended audience for this course includes: emergency, intensive care, or critical care personnel; emergency medical providers such as physicians, nurses, EMS, paramedics, and respiratory therapists; and other professionals who may need to respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Demonstrate primary and secondary ABCD. Demonstrate understanding of AHA algorithms as related to the core cases of ACLS

Apply knowledge of ECG interpretation, skills stations, and algorithms to successful completion of megacode and written exam

Pre-requisites:

  • Current AHA Basic Life Support Provider card
  • Completed ACLS pre-test with a minimum score of 70%

ACLS Initial Course (2 days)

  • Course Fee: $275
  • Manual: $50 (American Heart Association ACLS Manual 15-1005 Required for class)
  • Registration form on General Information Page

*Shore Employees register via NetLearning

ACLS Initial Course Dates for 2019

Courses begin on Friday evening at 6:00pm until 10:00pm and resume on Saturday at 12 noon until completed

  • January 25 and 26
  • May 17 and 18
  • August 23 and 24
  • November 15 and 16

ACLS Renewal

  • Course Fee: $175
  • Manual: $50 (American Heart Association ACLS Manual 15-1005 Required for class)

Pre-requisites:

  • Current AHA ACLS Provider Card
  • Current AHA Basic Life Support Providers card
  • Completed pre-test with a minimum score of 70%

ACLS Renewal  Course Dates for 2019 * Bold dates indicate evening classes

  • Thursday, 10-Jan /  8:30 am 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 29 - Jan /  6:00 pm 10:00 pm
  • Thursday, 07-Feb /  8:30 am 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 19 - Feb /  6:00 pm 10:00 pm
  • Thursday, 07-Mar /  8:30 am 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 19 - Mar /  6:00 pm 10:00 pm
  • Thursday, 04 - Apr /  8:30 am 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 23 - Apr /  6:00 pm 10:00 pm
  • Thursday, 02 - May /  8:30 am 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 21 – May /  6:00 pm 10:00 pm
  • Thursday, 06 – Jun / 8:30 am 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 25 – Jun /  6:00 pm 10:00 pm
  • Thursday, 11 - Jul /  8:30 am 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 23 – Jul /  6:00 pm 10:00 pm
  • Thursday, 08 - Aug /  8:30 am 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday,  20 – Aug /  6:00 pm 10:00 pm
  • Thursday, 05 - Sep /  8:30 am 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 24 – Sep /  6:00 pm 10:00 pm
  • Thursday, 03 - Oct /  8:30 am 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 22 – Oct /  6:00 pm 10:00 pm
  • Thursday, 07 - Nov /  8:30 am 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday,  19 – Nov /  6:00 pm 10:00 pm
  • Thursday, 05 Dec /8:30 am 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 17 – Dec /  6:00 pm 10:00 pm
Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS)

Summary:

The goal of the PALS Provider Course is to teach healthcare providers to recognize respiratory failure & shock and to identify risk factors for cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.

Description:

This two-day course provides participants with strategies for preventing injuries and cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. It also teaches participants how to perform the cognitive and psychomotor skills for resuscitating and stabilizing infants and children in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest.

PALS Full Course (2 days)

  • Course Fee: $275
  • Manual: $50 (American Heart Association PALS Manual 15-1058 Required for class)

Prerequisites:

  • Current AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers card
  • Completion of on-line Pre-Test with a minimum score of 70%
  • See General Course Information for Registration Form

* Shore Employees register via NetLearning

PALS Full Course Dates for 2019

TBA
Day 1 / 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Day 2 / 8:00am – 2:00pm

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Renewal

Summary:

The goal of the PALS Provider Course is to teach healthcare providers to recognize respiratory failure & shock and to identify risk factors for cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.

Description:

This one-day course provides participants with strategies for preventing injuries and cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. It also teaches participants how to perform the cognitive and psychomotor skills for resuscitating and stabilizing infants and children in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest.

Cost:

  • Course Fee: $175
  • Manual: $50 (American Heart Association PALS Manual 15-1058 Required for class)

Pre-requisites:

  • Current AHA PALS Provider Card
  • Current AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers card
  • Completion of on-line Pre-Test with minimum score of 70%

PALS Renewal dates for 2019    * Bold dates indicate evening classes
 

  • January 15 / 8:30AM-3:00pm – Tuesday
  • January 24 / 5:00pm – 10:00pm  – Thursday
  • February 21 / 5:00pm – 10:00pm  – Thursday
  • No Class Scheduled for March at this time
  • April 18 / 8:30AM-3:00 pm – Thursday
  • No Class Scheduled for May at this time
  • June 12 / 5:00pm – 10:00pm  – Wednesday
  • July 18 / 8:30AM - 3:00pm  – Thursday
  • No Class Scheduled for August at this time
  • September 12 / 5:00pm – 10:00pm  -  Thursday
  • No Class Scheduled for October at this time
  • November 13 / 5:00pm – 10:00pm  – Wednesday
  • No Class Scheduled for December at this time