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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) 653-1775 or email lifesupport@hitchcock.org.

 

American Heart Association’s Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

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.

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. Upon successful completion of all the online lessons and e-simulations, students will take a multiple choice exam and must pass with a minimum score of 84%.

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 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
  • Others: $200

American Heart Association’s Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

This is a traditional course that consists of 2 days of classroom lecture, video, practice, simulation lab learning, and practical/written exam.

 

*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
  • Others: $200

The American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The course may be utilized by certified or non-certified, licensed or non-licensed healthcare professionals.

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 a hands-on session.

  • Hands-on sessions are offered in two formats:
    • Completing with Voice Assisted Manikin (D-H Employees Only):
      We are happy to offer you use of our voice assisted manikins (VAMs) to complete your BLS Parts 2 & 3 training. These computer-driven manikins are available 24/7 in the lobby of the Patient Safety and Training Center, with no appointment necessary. The Center is located on the 2nd Floor of the Faulkner Building (past 2M). Full directions for the use of the manikins are in the PSTC lobby. (DH computer log-in credentials are needed in order to use the Voice Assisted Manikins). To use the VAMs, upon completing your Part 1 select the “Self-Guided Hands On Session” option within your Healthstream account. This will give you access to the VAM.
    • Completing with an instructor:
      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. To schedule an instructor assessment please call us at 603-653-1776. There is limited scheduling available for this option.

 

The registration fees are as follows:

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Employees: No Charge
  • NEAH Hospital Employees and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Affiliates: $45
  • Others: $75

The American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The course may be utilized by certified or non-certified, licensed or non-licensed healthcare professionals.

This is a traditional 4-hour course. The BLS Instructor-led course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics.


The registration fees are as follows:

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Employees: No Charge
  • NEAH Hospital Employees and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Affiliates: $45
  • Others: $75

This is a skills check for CPR.

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.

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
    • 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

There is no registration fee for this course.

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention comes to us from the internationally recognized Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), who has been supporting professionals who work with challenging or potentially violent individuals by providing a relevant, practical behavior management program since 1980. CPI's Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program is known worldwide for its innovative, holistic philosophy of providing Care, Welfare, Safety and Security™ for staff and those in their care-even during crisis moments

Courses will be offered in an 8 hour one day format. The course will be broken out into traditional class room style lecture training, group activities, simulated role-plays and personal safety training exercises. Staff encouraged to dress comfortably. 

This course is open to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Employees only.

 

There is no registration fee, but advanced registration is required for planning purposes.

The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

HeartCode PALS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the AHA’s PALS 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.

HeartCode PALS is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. Upon successful completion of all the online lessons and eSimulations, students will take a multiple choice exam and must pass with a minimum score of 84%.

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.

 

*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
  • Others: $200

The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

This is a traditional course that consists of 2 days of classroom lecture, video, practice, simulation lab learning, and practical/written exam.  

 

*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
  • Others: $200