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 which are not a natural subset of existing departments of the school.
Life Support Education (LSE) is a program in the School of Allied Health Professions which offers a variety of American Heart Association (AHA) classes for health-care and non-health-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.
For more information about the courses listed below, call LSE: telephone 909/558-4977; or visit alliedhealth.llu.edu/academics/life-support-education.
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.
Proof of a current AHA BLS card is needed if the candidate is renewing their certificate. Candidates include anyone who needs to know how to perform CPR in a health-care setting. The required manual must be brought to class. Participants must study the textbook and the CD prior to class attendance.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
This course is designed to certify/re-certify medical professionals as ACLS providers and to increase their skills in advanced management of cardiac arrest, airway management, arrhythmia recognition, and team dynamics.
Proof of a current AHA BLS card is required if candidate needs certification for the first time, or proof of a current AHA BLS and ACLS card for renewal of the certificate. A candidate must be a health-care provider whose activities demand proficiency in ACLS skills. A required manual must be brought on the day of class. A self-assessment test is required. Participants must study the textbook prior to class attendance.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
This course is designed to certify/re-certify medical professionals who need information about the recognition and advanced management of cardiac arrest, shock, and airway management in infants and children.
Proof of a current AHA BLS card is required if the candidate needs to be certified for the first time, or proof of a current AHA BLS and PALS card if they are renewing certification. The candidate must be a health-care provider whose activities demand proficiency in PALS skills. The required manual must be brought on the day of class. A self-assessment test is required. Participants must study the textbook prior to class attendance.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
This course is designed to certify/re-certify medical professionals as NRP providers and to renew/update their skills in the management of neonatal resuscitation. Skills testing complies with the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association.
Proof of a current NRP card is required for renewing a certificate. The candidate must be a health-care provider whose activities demand proficiency in NRP skills. The manual is required for the online component. Completion of the online component is required before attending the scheduled skills class.
This class is for health-care and non-health-care providers whose activities demand proficiency in CPR and first-aid skills. The required manual must be brought on the first day of class. Participants must study the textbook and the CD prior to class attendance.
LSE terms and conditions
The student should register 1-3 months before their renewal window to ensure availability. Classes start 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, they must bring a printed registration confirmation on the first day of class.
American Heart Association certificates are provided upon course completion for BLS, ACLS, PALS, and PEARS. The American Association of Pediatrics provides NRP certification.
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Per the American Heart Association, students must bring the required book(s) to class. Anyone without the required book(s) will not be granted admission and will be rescheduled. Rescheduling fees apply. Books may be purchased at the Life Support Education office, at the Campus Bookstore, or online at shopcpr.org.
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 and BLS. No refunds will be given for no-shows.
The California Medical Association, California Board of Nursing, and Inland Counties Emergency Medical Agency have approved ACLS, PALS, and NRP provider courses for 16 continuing education units, as well as renewal courses for eight continuing education units. PEARS has been approved for eight 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.
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