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The Emergency Nurses Association Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) is a two-day course designed to provide core level trauma knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with the delivery of professional nursing care to the trauma patient. Content is presented through lectures and skills stations.Participants will attend all lectures and skill stations for both days. 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be issued an ENA TNCC card.  Expiration of verification occurs four years from the first day of the month in which the card was issued. Only registered nurses will be issued verification cards, however LVNs and paramedics may take the course for CEs. Attendees will be issued 17.65 CEs, however attendees will not be issued CE credit if they are more than 20 minutes late--no partial CEs will be issued.

Frequently asked questions about TNCC:  TNCC 7th Provider FAQs

Prerequisites and Preparation:

It is required that participants study the course manual, complete the online pre-course modules and pretest prior to the course to prepare for course participation. Upon registration, students will be mailed a copy of the Trauma Nursing Core Course Provider Manual 7th Edition which is included in the course fees. Directions for accessing the online pre-course modules and pretest will be emailed to students immediately after their registration. 

Snacks will be provided. Students will be responsible for their own lunch, there are various restaurants in close proximity to VTI.

 

vTI has a unique cancellation policy for TNCC

Cancellation- 

Cost / Payment Policy
A standard cost of $450.00 for the TNCC (2 day Course) is required in full at time of registering for the class. Note:Payment for the class is Non-refundable. Successful completion of the course includes scoring a minimum of 80% or greater on the 50-item multiple choice examination and demonstrating all critical concepts and 70% of the total points in the evaluated skill station. If a student does not pass the TNCC Course, no refund will be provided. Students that fail the exam have two-weeks to retest at the verihealth Training Institute. 

 

What is ACLS- Provider?

This course is designed to teach lifesaving skills required to be both a team member and a team leader when responding to in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.  ACLS-P is a fifteen (15) hour, two-day program that provides training in a supportive, interactive environment. Case studies and videos are utilized so as to provide opportunities to integrate knowledge with practical skills.

 

This course does not teach ECG nor pharmacology information. The course covers extensive material in a short period of time and requires preparation.

 

Course Prerequisites

A current CPR Card (healthcare/professional) is strongly recommended but not required.  

A current (2015 Guideline) AHA ACLS Student Manual is required and must be brought to class. Please be aware that the student manual IS NOT included in the cost of this course. You may purchase a student manual in advance for $50 from vTI. Please call ahead to purchase and reserve a book as there is a limited supply and we cannot guarantee availability.   It is YOUR responsibility to see that you have the required manual for class .  The AHA will not allow students to participate in any AHA class without the required manual. The AHA also requires that you complete the online pre-test, and bring it with you to class.  YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED IN TO THE CLASS WITHOUT THE REQUIRED STUDENT MANUAL AND COPY OF PRE-COURSE SELF ASSESSMENT AND CHECKLIST RESULTS (70% or HIGHER).  PRINT RESULTS BEFORE CLOSING ASSESSMENT, OR YOU WILL HAVE TO RE-TAKE.  FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS REQUIREMENT WILL RESULT IN A $75 RE-SCHEDULING FEE.

Participants can commplete the Online BLS for Healthcare Providers course prior to class and be tested on BLS skills in class to receive a new BLS certification card that matches their ACLS certification expiration date.  Order the Online BLS option to start on the online portion of the course.

 

What is ACLS- Update?

This course is designed to teach lifesaving skills required to be both a team member and a team leader when responding to in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.  ACLS-Update is a seven (7) hour, one-day program that provides training in a supportive, interactive environment. Case studies and videos are utilized so as to provide opportunities to integrate knowledge with practical skills.

 

This course does not teach algorithms, ECG or pharmacology information. The course covers extensive material in a short period of time and requires preparation.

 

Course Prerequisites

A current CPR Card (healthcare/professional) is strongly recommended but not required. However, a current ACLS Provider card is required. A current (2015 Guideline) AHA ACLS Student Manual is required and must be brought to class. Please be aware that the student manual IS NOT included in the cost of this course. You may purchase a student manual in advance for $50 from vTI. Please call ahead to purchase and reserve a book as there is a limited supply and we cannot guarantee availability.   It is YOUR responsibility to see that you have the required manual for class .  The AHA will not allow students to participate in any AHA class without the required manual. The AHA also requires that you complete the online pre-test, and bring it with you to class.  YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED IN TO THE CLASS WITHOUT THE REQUIRED STUDENT MANUAL AND COPY OF PRE-COURSE SELF ASSESSMENT AND CHECKLIST RESULTS (70& or HIGHER).  PRINT RESULTS BEFORE CLOSING ASSESSMENT, OR YOU WILL HAVE TO RE-TAKE.  FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS REQUIREMENT WILL RESULT IN A $75 RE-SCHEDULING FEE.

Participants can complete the Online BLS for Healthcare Providers course prior to class and be tested on BLS skills in class to receive a new BLS certification card that matches their ACLS certification expiration date. Order the Online BLS option to start on the online portion of the course immediately.

What is BLS for Healthcare Providers?

BLS-HCP is a four (4) hour, one-day course that provides training in a supportive, interactive environment. Case studies and videos will be utilized to provide opportunities to integrate knowledge with practical skills. The course covers an extensive amount of material in a short period of time and requires preparation.

The BLS for Healthcare Providers Course covers core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction and automated external defibrillation. This course is intended for healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses and respiratory therapists who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.

Course Prerequisites

Please be aware that the student manual IS NOT included in the cost of this course.  An AHA 2015 Guideline BLS Provider Manual is required and must be brought to class. The AHA will not allow you to particpate in the course without the required textbook.

You may purchase a student manual in advance for $20 from vTI.   Please call ahead to purchase and reserve a book as there is a limited supply and we cannot guarantee availability.   It is YOUR responsibility to see that you have the required manual for class. Again, The AHA will not allow students to participate in any AHA class without the required manual.  

 

What is HeartCode BLS Blended Learning?

 

Course Description:

Welcome to the AHA HeartCode BLS Blended Learning Course. This online course provides an alternative to classroom training for healthcare professionals seeking an initial or renewal BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion card.  It uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills.  It takes approx. 90-100 minutes to complete the online portion including the written exam.

 

Course information: 

HeartCode BLS (online portion) is a web-based, self-directed course that uses case-based scenarios and interactive lessons to teach students both single-rescuer and team basic life support for application in both in- and out-of-hospital settings. This course teaches participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, provide early use of an AED and relieve choking. It includes adult, child, and infant rescue techniques. Purchase of this course includes online access to the BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual- you do not need to purchase an additional BLS student manual. HeartCode BLS also provides access to all information in the online course for 24 months following activation of course key.

This HeartCode BLS course has 2 components: an online portion and an instructor-led classroom portion. Registering for HeartCode BLS for the date that you have selected means that you must complete the online portion before your scheduled, instructor-led skills check. 

Once your registration has been confirmed, your online web key will be sent to you in a confirmation email within one hour.  Please follow the instructions contained therein to begin your HeartCode BLS course.

You must bring in a printed copy of the HeartCode BLS course completion with you to your skills check.  You will not be allowed to participate without this item.  We cannot print this for you in class.

 

For technical assistance: 

Minimum technical requirements are available at https://www.onlineaha.org/technical_requirements.

If experiencing difficulties with this course, customers may contact the AHA Customer Support Center at 888-242-8883 or help@onlineaha.org for technical assistance. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Central Time.

 

What is the AHA HeartCode BLS Skills Check and Test (instructor-led skills check only)?

 

Course description

This is the instructor-led portion of the HeartCode BLS Blended Learning course.  Select this HeartCode BLS option ONLY if you have already purchased an online key code elsewhere for HeartCode BLS and need only to complete the instructor-led skills check and test.    

Students arrive having already completed the written exam online and show a successful online completion certificate prior to skills verification.  Students registering for this course do not need to purchase a separate manual as they receive an electronic copy of the course text through the online segment.

Course information

  • Select this if you already have purchased and completed the HeartCode BLS online portion and only need the instructor-led skills check and test.
  • To receive your BLS card, you must complete a structured BLS skills check and test with an instructor after completing the online portion.
  • You must bring a printed copy of the online course completion certificate with you to this session. You will not be allowed to participate without this certificate of completion. We cannot print this for you in class.
  • Should you fail to observe this requirement all registration fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.

What is ITLS-Provider?

International Trauma Life Support is designed  especially for Paramedics and other advanced EMS providers. It is a comprehensive course covering skills necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization and transportation of trauma patients.

This sixteen (16) hour, two-day program provides training in a supportive, interactive environment. Case studies, videos and hands on practice are utilized to provide opportunities to integrate knowledge with practical skills.

Course Prerequisites:

AN ITLS manual is required and must be brought to class. This manual IS NOT included in the cost of tuition. 

EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 2016, THE REQUIRED TEXT BOOK WILL BE ITLS 8th Edition.

What is ITLS- Refresher?

International Trauma Life Support is designed  especially for Paramedics and other advanced EMS providers. It is a comprehensive course covering skills necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization and transportation of trauma patients.

This eight (8) hour, one-day program provides training in a supportive, interactive environment. Case studies, videos and hands on practice are utilized to provide opportunities to integrate knowledge with practical skills.

 

Course Prerequisites:

An ITLS manual is required and must be brought to class. This manual IS NOT included in the cost of tuition. 

  • This is a mandatory requirement for ALL American College of Emergency Physician (ACEP) classes and you will not be allowed into the class without the required textbook.
  • We maintain a limited inventory in Petaluma however, we do not ship text books.
  • If you need to purchase a textbook from verihealth, please call us in order to do so. (You must pick up the book at 2190 S McDowell Blvd Petaluma, Ca before the day of your class)
  • There are a number of vendors selling them online for a range of prices if you do not have access to one otherwise.

 

What is PALS-Provider?

This course is designed to provide Pediatric Advanced Life Support training for experienced nurses, paramedics and other allied health professionals. Standards of care, established by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, will be utilized.

PALS-P is a sixteen (16) hour, two-day program that provides training in a supportive, interactive environment. Case studies and videos will be utilized to provide opportunities to integrate knowledge with practical skills. The course covers an extensive amount of material in a short period of time and requires preparation.

 

Course Prerequisites

A current CPR Card (healthcare/professional) is strongly recommended but not required. 

A current (2015 Guideline) AHA PALS Student Manual is required and must be brought to class. Please be aware that the student manual IS NOT included in the cost of this course. You may purchase a student manual in advance for $50 from vTI. Please call ahead to purchase and reserve a book as there is a limited supply and we cannot guarantee availability.   It is YOUR responsibility to see that you have the required manual for class. The AHA will not allow students to participate in any AHA class without the required manual.

 

What is PALS-Update?

This course is designed to provide Pediatric Advanced Life Support training for experienced nurses, paramedics and other allied health professionals. Standards of care, established by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, will be utilized.

PALS-U is an eight (8) hour, one-day program that provides training in a supportive, interactive environment. Case studies and videos will be utilized to provide opportunities to integrate knowledge with practical skills. The course covers an extensive amount of material in a short period of time and requires preparation.

Course Prerequisites

A current CPR Card (healthcare/professional) is strongly recommended but not required. Please be aware that the student manual IS NOT included in the cost of this course. You may purchase a student manual in advance for $50 from vTI. Please call ahead to purchase and reserve a book as there is a limited supply and we cannot guarantee availability.   It is YOUR responsibility to see that you have the required manual for class. The AHA will not allow students to participate in any AHA class without the required manual. The AHA also requires that you complete the online pre-test, and bring it with you to class.  YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED IN TO THE CLASS WITHOUT THE REQUIRED STUDENT MANUAL ANC COPY OF PRE-COURSE SELF ASSESSMENT AND CHECKLIST RESULTS (70% or HIGHER).  PRINT RESULTS BEFORE CLOSING ASSESSMENT, OR YOU WILL AHVE TO RE-TAKE.  FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS REQUIREMENT WILL RESULT IN A $75 RE-SCHEDULING FEE.

Participants can complete the Online BLS for Healthcare Providers course prior to class and be tested on BLS skills in class to receive a new BLS certification card that matches their PALS certification expiration date.  Order the Online BLS option to start on the online portion of the course.

NRP

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is an educational program jointly sponsored with the American Heart Association (AHA). The course has been designed to teach an evidence-based approach to resuscitation of the newborn to hospital staff who care for newborns at the time of delivery, including physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists. Since the inception of the NRP in 1987, over 3 million individuals in the United States and a countless number of individuals abroad have been trained in NRP. The 7th Edition, released in 2016, is based on simulation methodology, enhancing development of critical leadership, communication and team work skills.

The NRP has partnered with HealthStream to host the online exam that all providers must complete prior to attending an instructor-led course. There is an additional fee of $23.50 for the online course. 

The current textbook is required for this course. The current version is:

  • Neonatal Resuscitation 7th Edition
  • ISBN-978-1-61002-024-4

The EMT Verification of Skills Competency (VSC) session will satisfy the Title 22 requirement for EMT skills verification.  It is designed for the currently certified EMT to demonstrate skills competency in a scenario based setting.   It is VERY important that the skills sheets be reviewed and skills practiced prior to coming to the EMT VSC session.  Any questions can be directed to the vTI Training Coordinators via courses@veriheatlh.com.

The Emergency Nurses Association Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) is a two-day course designed to provide core level pediatric knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with the delivery of professional nursing care to the pediatric patient. Lecture topics include epidemiology, assessment, triage, respiratory emergencies, respiratory failure, shock, pediatric trauma, child maltreatment, neonatal emergencies, medical emergencies, crisis intervention, environmental issues, toxicological issues, ethical and legal issues, stabilization and transport. Skills stations include airway/ventilation, position/securing, vascular access/medication administration, pediatric multiple trauma, pediatric resuscitation, and triage.

Upon successful completion of the course (written and skills exams), each participant will receive a verification card from ENA Expiration of verification occurs four years from the first day of the month in which the card was issued

Course Materials

The Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course Provider Manual, 4th Edition
 
Course Highlights

Highlights of ENPC include:
◾Completing an observational or across-the-room assessment
◾Identifying subtle changes that indicate deterioration
◾Developmental approach to pediatric care
◾Cultural considerations in pediatric care
◾Pain assessment and management for children
◾Techniques for family-centered care

Course Content

◾Introduction: Preparing for Pediatric Patients
◾Epidemiology
◾From the Start
◾Prioritization: Focused Assessment, Triage, and Decision Making
◾Initial Assessment
◾Pain
◾Common Procedures and Sedation
◾Medication Administration
◾Vascular Access
◾Respiratory Emergencies
◾Childhood Illness
◾The Neonate
◾The Adolescent
◾Shock
◾Rhythm Disturbances
◾Trauma
◾Toxicological Emergencies
◾Behavioral Emergencies
◾Environmental Emergencies
◾Child Maltreatment
◾Crisis
◾Disaster
◾Stabilization and Transport
Prerequisites & Pre

Prerequisites & Preparation

Only registered nurses will be awarded verification cards. LVN's and paramedics may attend the course for C.E’s.
Participants must complete the pre-course modules through ENA. License keys will be e-mailed to participants upon registration.

C.E. Contact Hours

Provider (ENA) approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, 15.58 contact hours.
The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Cost / Payment Policy

A standard cost of $400.00 for the ENPC (2 day Course) is required in full at time of registering for the class. Note:Payment for the class is Non-refundable. Successful completion of the course includes scoring a minimum of 80% or greater on the 50-item multiple choice examination and demonstrating all critical concepts and 70% of the total points in the evaluated skill station. If a student does not pass the ENPC Course, no refund will be provided. Students that fail the exam have two-weeks to retest at the verihealth Training Institute.