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12 Lead EKG Interpretation - BASIC

Instructor: Casey Gaynor, EMT-P

Location: 2470 Telegraph Ave. 2nd Floor Berkeley, CA 94704

This course will enable the student to understand the basic structure of 12- lead EKG analysis and interpretation.

This course covers:

  • A review of cardiac anatomy,
  • Electrophysiology,
  • Importance of correct lead placement,
  • Correlation of cardiac anatomy to lead placement,
  • Basic skills required for accurate interpretation of 12 lead EKG's
  • STEMI vs non-STEMI
  • ACS
  • VT vs wide complex SVT

ACLS PROVIDER AHA 2-DAY COURSE

2015 ACLS PROVIDER MANUAL:
The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2015 AHA ACLS Provider Manual to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. You may purchase the book online at Defibthis.com when you register for the class or stop in to our student store and pick it up. You can also purchase the hard copy at http://aha.channing-bete.com and Amazon.com, or the ebook at https://ebooks.heart.org.

It is acknowledged that the manuals are an added expense. They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course. We encourage you to shop around for the best value. You may also ask your friends, put it out on Facebook, or go to your hospital's medical library as they often have copies on hand for just this occasion!

LOCATION AND PARKING: 
We are located at 2470 Telegraph Avenue  SECOND FLOOR Berkeley, CA 94704

PRECOURSE ASSESSMENT:
You are required to bring a print-out of your Precourse Assessment Completion to class. To access the Precourse Assessment, go to www.heart.org/eccstudent and type in the following code: acls15

SCHEDULING POLICIES:
Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

Late Policy: Please be on time: It’s good karma! We ask all students to arrive 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late to class you will have to reschedule. You will not be permitted to attend the class in session and are considered a "No-Show." There are no refunds.

Rescheduling Policy: You may reschedule one time with no penalties as long as you give us 48 hours notice. If you ask to reschedule more than once, the rescheduling fee is $15. If you reschedule with less than 48 hours notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. There are no refunds.

No-Show Policy: Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee. There are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your course, you forfeit the entire course fee. We do not give any refunds. However, if applicable per above, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years, and you may use it toward any course or product that we offer within the 2-year timeframe.

WHAT TO WEAR:
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to class. You will be practicing skills that require you to work on your hands and knees, and the course requires bending, standing, and lifting. If you have any physical condition that might prevent you from engaging in these activities, please tell an instructor. The instructor may be able to adjust the equipment if you have back, knee, or hip problems.

BRING YOUR ID:
Direct Billing Students: Please bring your employee ID.

Self-Pay Students: Please bring your photo ID.

BLS: 

Please note, BLS is NOT included in this course! If you need to be certified for BLS, you can either sign up for a BLS Provider course or take the BLS Challenge to renew your certification. In order to be eligible to take the BLS Challenge upon the completion of this course, your current BLS card cannot be expired. If you register for the BLS Challenge, please bring your current BLS card to the front desk upon check-in.

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ACLS UPDATE

2015 ACLS PROVIDER MANUAL:
The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2015 AHA ACLS Provider Manual to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. You may purchase the book online at Defibthis.com when you register for the class or stop in to our student store and pick it up. You can also purchase the hard copy at http://aha.channing-bete.com and Amazon.com, or the ebook at https://ebooks.heart.org.

It is acknowledged that the manuals are an added expense. They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course. We encourage you to shop around for the best value. You may also ask your friends, put it out on Facebook, or go to your hospital's medical library as they often have copies on hand for just this occasion!

PRECOURSE ASSESSMENT:
You are required to bring a print-out of your Precourse Assessment Completion to class. To access the Precourse Assessment, go to www.heart.org/eccstudent and type in the following code: acls15

SCHEDULING POLICIES:
Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

Late Policy: Please be on time: It’s good karma! We ask all students to arrive 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late to class you will have to reschedule. You will not be permitted to attend the class in session and are considered a "No-Show." There are no refunds.

Rescheduling Policy: You may reschedule one time with no penalties as long as you give us 48 hours notice. If you ask to reschedule more than once, the rescheduling fee is $15. If you reschedule with less than 48 hours notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. There are no refunds.

No-Show Policy: Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee. There are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your course, you forfeit the entire course fee. We do not give any refunds. However, if applicable per above, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years, and you may use it toward any course or product that we offer within the 2-year timeframe.

WHAT TO WEAR:
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to class. You will be practicing skills that require you to work on your hands and knees, and the course requires bending, standing, and lifting. If you have any physical condition that might prevent you from engaging in these activities, please tell an instructor. The instructor may be able to adjust the equipment if you have back, knee, or hip problems.

 

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions during this process.

Defib Admin Staff

510-426-9111

January 21st to February 21st 2019

The EMT Course has three components:

  1. Didactic/Lab (165 Hours): technical, theory and practical hands-on education
  2. Clinical (24 Hours): field training (ambulance, emergency room and high fidelity simulation)
  3. Testing (Includes Didactic Hours): quizzes, tests, midterm, and final exam (theory and skills)

Through lectures, interactive presentations, psychomotor training and simulations, EMT students build the knowledge and skills to care for patients.

 Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry (NREMT) Exam required prior to applying for State EMT certification.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions during this process.

Defib Admin Staff

831-426-9111

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions during this process.

Defib Admin Staff

510-426-9111

January 21st to April 6th 2019

The EMT Course has three components:

  1. Didactic/Lab (165 Hours): technical, theory and practical hands-on education
  2. Clinical (24 Hours): field training (ambulance, emergency room and high fidelity simulation)
  3. Testing (Includes Didactic Hours): quizzes, tests, midterm, and final exam (theory and skills)

Through lectures, interactive presentations, psychomotor training and simulations, EMT students build the knowledge and skills to care for patients.

 Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry (NREMT) Exam required prior to applying for State EMT certification.

January 22st to April 7th 2019

The EMT Course has three components:

  1. Didactic/Lab (165 Hours): technical, theory and practical hands-on education
  2. Clinical (24 Hours): field training (ambulance, emergency room and high fidelity simulation)
  3. Testing (Includes Didactic Hours): quizzes, tests, midterm, and final exam (theory and skills)

Through lectures, interactive presentations, psychomotor training and simulations, EMT students build the knowledge and skills to care for patients.

 Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry (NREMT) Exam required prior to applying for State EMT certification.

BLS Provider Course

(Basic Life Support = CPR AED for Healthcare Providers)

2015 BLS PROVIDER MANUAL:
The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2015 BLS Provider Manual to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. You may purchase the book online at www.defibthis.com when you register for the class, or stop in to our student store and pick it up. You can also purchase the hard copy at http://aha.channing-bete.com and Amazon.com, or the ebook at https://ebooks.heart.org.

It is acknowledged that the manuals are an added expense. They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course. We encourage you to shop around for the best value. You may also ask your friends, put it out on Facebook, or go to your hospital's medical library as they often have copies on hand for just this occasion!

SCHEDULING POLICIES:
Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

Late Policy: Please be on time: It’s good karma! We ask all students to arrive 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late to class you will have to reschedule. You will not be permitted to attend the class in session and are considered a "No-Show." There are no refunds.

Rescheduling Policy: You may reschedule one time with no penalties as long as you give us 48 hours notice. If you ask to reschedule more than once, the rescheduling fee is $15. If you reschedule with less than 48 hours notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. There are no refunds.

No-Show Policy: Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee. There are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your course, you forfeit the entire course fee. We do not give any refunds. However, if applicable per above, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years, and you may use it toward any course or product that we offer within the 2-year timeframe.

CONTINUED EDUCATION UNITS:
*NURSES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CONTINUED EDUCATION CREDITS FOR BLS*

We are a CE Provider for the BRN & EMS. Due to an increase in CA state administration costs we have been forced to charge $2.00 for each continuing education hour starting May 2013.

PALS UPDATE

2015 PALS PROVIDER MANUAL:
The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2015 PALS Provider Manual to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. You may purchase the book online at Defibthis.com when you register for the class or stop in to our student store and pick it up. You can also purchase the hard copy at http://aha.channing-bete.com and Amazon.com, or the less expensive ebook at https://ebooks.heart.org.

It is acknowledged that the manuals are very expensive. They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course. We encourage you to shop around for the best value. You may also ask your friends, put it out on Facebook, or go to your hospital's medical library as they often have copies on hand for just this occasion!

PRECOURSE REQUIREMENTS:
You should prepare for the course as follows:

  1. Precourse Preparation Checklist: Complete the precourse checklist that came with your 2015 PALS Provider Manual. Bring the checklist with you to the course.
  2. BLS Competency: Be prepared to pass the Skills Tests for 1-Rescuer and 2-Rescuer Child and Infant BLS with AED. You will not be taught how to do CPR or how to use an AED during the course. You must know this in advance. The resuscitation scenarios require that your BLS skills and knowledge are current. Review and understand all 2015 BLS guidelines, especially as they relate to pediatric patients. You may find this information in the BLS Provider Manual.
  3. Mandatory Precourse Self-Assessment: Complete the Precourse Self-Assessment, print out your score and bring it with you to the PALS Course. This test consists of 3 sections: ECG rhythm identification, Pharmacology, and Practical Application. Use this assessment to identify areas where you need to increase your knowledge.
  4. PALS Algorithms and Flowcharts: Be familiar with the PALS algorithms and flowcharts so that you can apply them to clinical scenarios. Note that the PALS Course does not present the details of each algorithm.
  5. Supplement Your Knowledge: Review and understand the information in the PALS Provider Manual and on the Precourse Assessment. Pay particular attention to the Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment, the Evaluate-Identify-Intervene Model, and the Management of Respiratory and Circulatory Abnormalities.

What This Course Does NOT Cover

The PALS Provider Course does not teach CPR, ECG Rhythm Identification, PALS Pharmacology or Algorithms. If you do not review BLS and if you do not learn and understand the ECG and Pharmacology information in the Precourse Self-Assessment, it is unlikely that you can successfully complete the PALS Provider Course. You will not be taught how to read or interpret ECG rhythm strips in the course, nor will you be taught details about PALS pharmacology. You must know this in advance.

MANDATORY PRECOURSE ASSESSMENT:
You are required to bring a print-out of your Precourse Assessment Completion to class. To access the Precourse Assessment, go to www.heart.org/eccstudent and type in the following code: pals15

SCHEDULING POLICIES:
Per the Terms and Conditions on the course registration page:

Late Policy: Please be on time: It’s good karma! We ask all students to arrive 15 minutes prior to class. If you are more than 15 minutes late to class you will have to reschedule. You will not be permitted to attend the class in session and are considered a "No-Show." There are no refunds.

Rescheduling Policy: You may reschedule one time with no penalties as long as you give us 48 hours notice. If you ask to reschedule more than once, the rescheduling fee is $15. If you reschedule with less than 48 hours notice, the rescheduling fee is one-half the course fee. There are no refunds.

No-Show Policy: Failure to appear in class or day-of-class notice will result in forfeiture of your entire course fee. There are no refunds.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your course, you forfeit the entire course fee. We do not give any refunds. However, if applicable per above, we will keep your payment on file for 2 years, and you may use it toward any course or product that we offer within the 2-year timeframe.

CONTINUED EDUCATION UNITS:
We are a CE Provider for the BRN & EMS. Due to an increase in CA state administration costs we have been forced to charge $2.00 for each continuing education hour starting May 2013. The purchase of continuing education hours corresponding to your course can be made at the time of course completion.

BLS:
Please note, BLS is NOT included in this course! If you need to be certified for BLS, you can either sign up for a BLS Provider course or take the BLS Challenge to renew your certification. In order to be eligible to take the BLS Challenge upon the completion of this course, your current BLS card cannot be expired. If you register for the BLS Challenge, please bring your current BLS card to the front desk upon check-in.

EMT PROMO CODES

PAYMENT PLAN

Please note that these payment plan discount codes are for the students who have completed & signed the EMT course Enrollment Agreement & Course catalog terms & conditions. If you have any questions as to whether you are eligible for the payment please contact contact us at 831-426-9111 to speak with one of our enrollment specialists.  Payment Plans apply for eligible courses only.  

 

Please cut & paste the below promo code for the Bear 5 Week EMT program 

PAYMENT PLAN 5 wk EMT Program

Please cut & paste the below promo code for the Bear 10 Week EMT program 

PAYMENT PLAN Bear 10 wk EMT Program

 

The Bear EMT Program  
Berkeley CA

This program is held at 2470 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley CA
Enrollment is open to UC Berkeley Students and Staff & the General Public as of 4/3/18.

 

The Defib Academy EMT Program
Santa Cruz CA


The Defib Academy EMT program is held at our Downtown Santa Cruz location.
1543 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz CA

 

 

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions during this process.

(831) 426-9111 Santa Cruz

(510) 426-9111 Berkeley