Department of Allied Health Studies

The Department of Allied Health Studies provides a variety of administrative and support services to the school's academic departments, including: development, marketing, admissions, computer support and training, portfolio, and financial services. In addition, the Department of Allied Health Studies supports programs offered at distance education sites online, and programs offered in conjunction with other schools of the University.  It also houses academic programs not naturally a subset of existing disciplinary departments of the school.

Life Support Education (LSE)

Life Support Education (LSE) is a program in the School of Allied Health Professions. The program offers a variety of American Heart Association (AHA) classes for health-care and nonhealth-care professionals. Courses are approved by the California Board of Nursing and the California Medical Board for continuing education (CEU or CME) units.

The LSE program is located in the University Arts building at 24887 Taylor Street, Suite 102, Loma Linda, CA 92354; telephone: 909/558-4977.

Courses offered

Basic Life Support (BLS)

This course is designed for persons who need information about basic airway management and first responder basic management of cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.

Prerequisite

Proof of current AHA BLS card, if renewing certificate. Candidates include anyone who needs to know how to perform CPR in a health-care setting. Required manual must be brought to class. Participants must study the textbook and the CD prior to class attendance.

For more information, call LSE: telephone 909/558-4977; or visit <llu.edu/life-support-education>.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

This course is designed to certify/recertify medical professionals as ACLS providers and to increase their skills in advanced management of cardiac arrest, airway management, arrhythmia recognition, and team dynamics.

Prerequisite

Proof of current AHA BLS card if certifying for the first time, or proof of current AHA BLS and ACLS card if renewing. Candidate must be a health-care provider whose activities demand proficiency in ACLS skills. Required manual must be brought on the day of class. Self-assessment test is highly recommended. Participants must study the textbook and the CD prior to class attendance.

For more information, call LSE: telephone 909/558-4977; or visit <llu.edu/life-support-education>.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

This course is designed to certify/recertify medical professionals who need information about the recognition and advanced management of cardiac arrest, shock, and airway management in infants and children.

Prerequisite

Proof of current AHA BLS card if certifying for the first time, or proof of current AHA BLS and PALS card if renewing. Candidate must be a health-care provider whose activities demand proficiency in PALS skills. Required manual must be brought on the day of class. Self-assessment test is highly recommended. Participants must study the textbook and the CD prior to class attendance.

For more information, call LSE: telephone 909/558-4977; or visit <llu.edu/life-support-education>.

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

This course is designed to certify/recertify medical professionals as NRP providers and to renew/update their skills in the management of neonatal resuscitation. The skills testing complies with the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association.

Prerequisite

Proof of current NRP card when renewing. Candidate must be a health-care provider whose activities demand proficiency in NRP skills. Required manual must be brought on the day of class. Self-assessment test is highly recommended. Participants must study the textbook and the CD prior to class attendance.

For more information, call LSE: telephone 909/558-4977; or visit <llu.edu/life-support-education>.

Heartsaver First Aid and Heartsaver

This class is for nonhealth-care and health-care providers who need to renew/update their CPR and first aid management skills.

Prerequisite

For health-care and nonhealth-care providers whose activities demand proficiency in CPR and first aid skills. Required manual must be brought on the day of class. Participants must study the textbook and the CD prior to class attendance.

For more information, call LSE: telephone 909/558-4977; or visit <llu.edu/life-support-education>.

LSE terms and conditions

Registration

The student should register a month before class date. Class starts promptly at scheduled time. Anyone who is more than 15 minutes late will be asked to reschedule. Registration closes when classes are full. If a student registered online, s/he must bring printed registration confirmation on the day of class.

Certification

American Heart Association certificates are provided upon course completion for BLS, ACLS, Heartsaver CPR/AED, Heartsaver First Aid, PALS, and PEARS. The American Association of Pediatrics provides NRP certification.

Required cards for AHA courses

  Required cards for provider Required cards for renewal
BLSBLS
ACLSBLSBLS, ACLS
PALSBLSBLS, PALS
PEARSBLSBLS
NRPNRP

Books

Students must bring required book(s) to class. Anyone without the required book(s) will not be granted admission and will be rescheduled. Rescheduling fees apply. Books can be purchased at the Life Support Education office or online.

Fees

A 72-hour notice is required for full refunds, cancellations, and rescheduling of classes. If less than a 72-hour notice is given, a $25 processing fee applies for ACLS, PALS, and NRP classes. A $10 processing fee will be charged for PEARS, ECG and pharmacology, BLS, Heartsaver CPR, and first aid. No refunds will be given for no-shows.

A $25 fee will be charged for retesting ACLS, PALS, and NRP; a $10 fee will be charged for PEARS and BLS retesting. Retesting is not allowed less than 48 hours after the class date.

CME/CEU/ICEMA

The California Medical Association, California Board of Nursing, and Inland Counties Emergency Medical Agency (ICEMA) have approved ACLS, PALS, and NRP provider courses for 16 continuing education units; and renewal courses for 8 continuing education units. PEARS has been approved for 8 continuing education units. No continuing education units for BLS and first aid are applied. CME Category 1. CEP No. 100403. California CEP No. 62-0004. Pharmacy.

  • Health Care Administration — B.S.
  • Health Professions Education — Certificate, M.S.
  • Rehabilitation Science — Ph.D.

Primary faculty

Benjamin J. Becerra

Rafael Canizales

Kent Chow

Noha S. Daher

G. Charles Dart, Jr.

Katherine G. Davis

Intithar S. Elias

Craig R. Jackson

Karla G. Lavin Williams

Arthur B. Marshak

Helen Martinez

Gail T. Rice

Ernest R. Schwab

Donna Thorpe

Ardis E. Wazdatskey

Grenith J. Zimmerman

Adjunct faculty

Allan R. Handysides

Associated faculty

Lisa M. Beardsley-Hardy

Lee Berk

Kathryn M. Cockrill

Everett Lohman III

Emeritus faculty

Joyce W. Hopp