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Continuing education in Manhattan

For nurses and allied health care professionals

Mercy Regional Health Center has been providing continuing education for health care professionals for over 30 years. We help local professionals sharpen and develop their knowledge and skills through providerships for nurses, respiratory specialists, and other allied health professionals.

Continuing education offerings - Fall 2014

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

The TNCC Provider Course is a nationally recognized verification program designed to provide core-level trauma knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with the delivery of professional nursing care to the trauma patient. It is recommended that the RN participant have at least six months of clinical nursing experience in an emergency care setting. Other healthcare professionals may audit the program in a space available basis, receiving contact hours.

August 26 - 27

ACLS Dysrhythmia Prep Course

This course prepares the participant to recognize life-threatening arrhythmias. Dysrhythmias important in Advanced Life Support will be presented. This course is recommended for those taking the ACLS Provider Course for the first time.

September 4

12-lead ECG Course

In this content packed session, the student will get to participate in a review of the cardiovascular and coronary system with the purpose of understanding and identifying ECG trends indicative of Acute Coronary Syndromes, STEMIs and NSTEMIs. The student will also gain a further understanding of the cardiac axis, bundle branch blocks and their importance, and participate in case studies and review of all the content presented.

September 11

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Initial Course

This course is designed for health care providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital. You will enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases. The goal of the ACLS Provider Course is to improve the quality of care provided to the adult victim of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.

September 16 - 17

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Skills Testing

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program, 6th Edition, represents a revolution in how Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) courses are conducted.

October 7
October 23

Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)

ENPC is a nationally standardized course designed to provide you with pediatric emergency nursing knowledge and psychomotor skill experience. The course presents a systematic assessment model, integrates the associated anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, and identifies appropriate interventions.

October 21 - 22

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Initial Provider Course

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support beyond basic life support through the stabilization or transport phases of a pediatric emergency, either in or out of the hospital. In this course you will enhance your skills in the evaluation and management of an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, or cardiac arrest. These simulations are designed to reinforce important concepts. The goal of the PALS Provider Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcome.

November 4 - 5

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) HeartCode Renewal Skills II

At the conclusion of this course, each participant should be able to:

  1. Recognize and manage a child in respiratory distress or failure and/or compensated or hypotensive shock.
  2. Recognize and manage a child with a life-threatening bradyarrhythmia, tachyarrhythmia, or arrest rhythm.
  3. Perform effective respiratory management skills; use of oxygen delivery devices, suctioning, oropharyngeal airway (OPA), nasopharyngeal airway (NPS), bag-mask ventilation, and Endotracheal (ET) intubation (according to scope of practice).
  4. Utilize electrical therapy appropriately, including defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion.
  5. Insert intraosseous (IO) access and fluid bolus administration according to guidelines.
  6. Perform as a team leader or team member in simulated cases.

November 11