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The Life Support Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) offers courses for physicians, nurses, respiratory care practitioners and other eligible providers. See below for a listing of our available courses, or view our events calendar.

If you need assistance selecting a class, or for general questions please contact the D-H Life Support Program at (603) (603) 653-1776 or email lifesupport@hitchcock.org.

 

HeartCode BLS is the AHA’s BLS blended learning delivery method. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course online in a self-directed manner, followed by either an instructor led hands-on skills session or completion on a Voice Assisted Manikin (VAM). You will chose completion method in the registration.

The online modules will be sent to you Monday - Friday 0730-1530.  DH employees MUST use their DH email address when registering. 

Skills sessions can be completed through an instructor or the VAM. If you chose instructor led, you wil not have access to the VAM.  You can select this option through the registration process.

NOTE: once you chose we cannot change the assignment! 

Please bring your own face mask to any in person sessions.

After completing the online portion (Part 1) if you are going to be performing your skills assessment with an instructor, please print out your certificate, you will need to present this to your instructor for your skills test at the beginning of class. 

If you are completing the skills session on the VAM no certificate is needed and no appointment is needed.  VAMs are open to DH employees only.

The registration fees are as follows:

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Employees: No Charge
  • NEAH Hospital Employees and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Affiliates: $45
    • Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital
    • Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock
    • Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
    • New London Hospital
    • Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH)
  • Others: $75

This is a BLS Skills Assessment class.  Since we will test 2 clinical staff in the skills testing class, you MUST:

  • DH employees MUST use thier DH email address when registering. 
  • Bring the online certificate to the skill testing session.  Without the certificate, we are unable to allow you to proceed with the skills test.
  • Please bring your own face mask.
  • Be on time
  • Come to skills testing class ready to be tested!  We will not offer a presentation, show the video, or be able to help you very much during the practicum.

If you are not able to attend, please email lifesupport@hitchcock.org ASAP so they can unenroll and reschedule you.

 

DH employees MUST use thier DH email address when registering. 

You will need to bring your certificate of completion with you to class.  Attendance is not permitted without your certificate of completion.

Please bring your own face mask.

 

 

This is a BLS Skills Assessment class.  Since we will test 2 clinical staff in the skills testing class, you MUST:

  • DH employees MUST use thier DH email address when registering. 
  • Bring the online certificate to the skill testing session.  Without the certificate, we are unable to allow you to proceed with the skills test.
  • Please bring your own mask
  • Be on time
  • Come to skills testing class ready to be tested!  We will not offer a presentation, show the video, or be able to help you very much during the practicum.

If you are not able to attend, please email lifesupport@hitchcock.org ASAP so they can unenroll and reschedule you

This is a BLS Skills aSsessment class.  Since we will test 2 clinical staff in the skills testing class, you MUST:

  • DH employees MUST use thier DH email address when registering. 
  • Bring the online certificate to the skill testing session.  Without the certificate, we are unable to allow you to proceed with the skills test.
  • Please bring your own mask
  • Be on time
  • Come to skills testing class ready to be tested!  We will not offer a presentation, show the video, or be able to help you very much during the practicum.

If you are not able to attend, please email lifesupport@hitchcock.org ASAP so they can unenroll and reschdule you.

The HeartCode ACLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the AHA’s ACLS Course. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session.  Modules are assigned, Mon - Fri 8-3:30. DH employees MUST use their DH email address when registering. 

HeartCode ACLS is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. 

Once students complete the online self-directed course, they must complete a 4 hour hands on skills practicum in the simulation lab. Online course are required to be completed prior to and students will not be granted admission if course is not complete.

 Please confirm the date and time of the class with your Department Manager and your immediate supervisor to avoid scheduling conflicts.  Students must provide their own masks.

*Please note, attending an ACLS class does not also certify staff in BLS. Please refer to Policy 9905 for clarification. *Student manuals may be loaned out from the Matthew Fuller Library on the fifth floor of the main campus.

The registration fees are as follows:

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Employees: No Charge
  • NEAH Hospital Employees and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Affiliates: $150
    • Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital
    • Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock
    • Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
    • New London Hospital
    • Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH)
  • Others: $200

 

 

The Moderate Sedation program is for clinicians, providers and nurses, who are directly involved in procedures requiring moderate sedation. Training to be credentialed in moderate sedation is role specific.

This program is for sedationists, meaning the person providing moderate sedation for the procedure, and is only available for Dartmouth-Hitchcock employees.

Modules are assigned not more than 30 days prior to class, Mon - Fri 8-3:30.

Required Pre-requisites

  • Current ACLS or PALS certification

Required training includes the following steps:
• Register for this course - This will sign you up for the hands-on simulation and the online modules.
• Receive an email confirmation for the hands-on simulation training 
• Once your ACLS/PALS certification is verified, the modules will be manually assigned to you in Halogen 30 days prior to class
• Receive a second confirmation email, from Halogen, when they are available for you to access
• Complete the modules in their entirety
• Successfully pass the final exam
• Be present for the entire hands-on simulation training


Please bring your own mask

There is no registration fee for this course.

HeartCode PALS is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program.

Once students complete the online self-directed course, they must complete a 4 hour hands on skills practicum in the simulation lab. Online course completion is required prior to attending class.  Students will not be granted admission if course is incomplete.

 Modules are assigned not more than 30 days prior to class, Mon - Fri 8-3:30.

*Please note, attending an PALS class does not also certify staff in BLS. Please refer to Policy 9905 for clarification.

*Student manuals may be loaned out from the Matthew Fuller Library on the fifth floor of the main campus.

 

The registration fees are as follows:

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Employees: No Charge
  • NEAH Hospital Employees and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Affiliates: $150
    • Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital
    • Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock
    • Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
    • New London Hospital
    • Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH)
  • Others: $200