Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corps


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COVID-19 UPDATE:

To our Students,

New York State mandates that we suspend all services at this time. Due to this mandate, all courses has been postponed until further notice. All classes scheduled from March 23, 2020 to April 30, 2020 have been postponed until further notice.

While you may be unable to train because of COVID-19 in your area, AHA has granted a 120-day extension to all provider cards for renewal. During this time we remain committed to serving our students! Feel free to contact us via email to cpr@eastchesterems.com . We will try our best to respond to every email in a timely manner.

We’d like to thank our CPR Program staff who have served our students over the past few weeks with enthusiasm and dedication!! We would like to thank our dedicated first responders, hospital personnel, and all additional staff for all that you do every day, but especially during this time. We look forward to serving again once we overcome these difficult times!

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We appreciate your time, patience, and consideration. Thank you for all that you do and for being a loyal  student! Be well!

Sincerely,

The Eastchester EMS CPR Program


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPCOMING CPR CLASSES

DUE TO COVID-19, ALL CPR CLASSROOM COURSES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


Our Courses

Here at EVAC, we offer: Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid, Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) classes for both healthcare professionals who need AHA certified training and other members of the community who would like to learn CPR, AED, choking rescue and basic first aid. Classes are traditionally held at EVAC's headquarters but can also be arranged for offsite. Please see below for course descriptions, course dates, and policies.

   


 Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) 

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (HCP) Course is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support. This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.

BLS for Healthcare Providers teaches skills using the American Heart Association’s proven Practice-While-Watching technique, which allows instructors to observe students, provide feedback and guide students’ acquisition of skills.

This course is often required by hospitals and is indicated for the following professions: Doctors, Nurses, Nursing Students, PA’s, Lifeguards, EMT’s, Respiratory & Physical Therapists, Dentists, and other jobs relating to the medical field.

Course Outline

  • Critical concepts in high-quality CPR
  • 1 & 2 rescue CPR for Adult, Child and Infant
  • AED for Adult, Child and Infant
  • Bag Valve Mask (BVM) ventilation
  • Conscious and unconscious choking relief
  • Differences among adult, child and infant rescue techniques

Certification: 2 years from the American Heart Association

Course Length: approximately 4 hours

Course Price: $70

e-Book: BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual by the AHA is available for purchase by students at: https://ebooks.heart.org

 PAYPAL PAYMENT SYSTEM 

*PLEASE DOUBLE-CHECK THE COURSE YOU RSVP'd TO MATCHES THE COURSE YOU ARE SUBMITTING PAYMENT FOR*

**If a course is not listed for payment, please note that the class is closed from further registrations.**
 

 Heartsaver CPR/AED 

Heartsaver CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. Optional modules include child CPR and AED use, infant CPR and child and infant choking.

Heartsaver CPR AED teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills.

This course is recommended for the following roles: fitness instructors, parents, teachers, child-care providers, massage therapists, security guards and camp counselors.

Course Outline

  • Critical concepts in high-quality CPR
  • Rescue CPR for adult and child
  • AED for adult and child
  • Use of breathing barrier devices
  • Conscious and unconscious choking relief
  • Differences among adult and child rescue techniques

Certification: 2 years from the American Heart Association

Course Length: approximately 3 hours

Price: $85

e-Book: American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Student Manual is available for purchase by students at: https://ebooks.heart.org

PAYPAL PAYMENT SYSTEM

*PLEASE DOUBLE-CHECK THE COURSE YOU RSVP'd TO MATCHES THE COURSE YOU ARE SUBMITTING PAYMENT FOR*

**If a course is not listed for payment, please note that the class is closed from further registrations.**
 

 Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED 

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage first aid emergencies, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrives.

Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.  This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use. This course is designed by the AHA to meet OSHA requirements.

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements.

Course Outline

  • 1 Rescue Adult, Child & Infant CPR and AED use
  • Conscious and unconscious choking relief
  • Environmental emergencies
  • First aid basics
  • Injury emergencies
  • Medical emergencies

Certification: 2 years from the American Heart Association

Course Length:  Approximately 4 hours

Course Price: $120

e-Book: American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED First Aid Student Manual is available for purchase at: https://ebooks.heart.org

PAYPAL PAYMENT SYSTEM

*PLEASE DOUBLE-CHECK THE COURSE YOU RSVP'd TO MATCHES THE COURSE YOU ARE SUBMITTING PAYMENT FOR*

**If a course is not listed for payment, please note that the class is closed from further registrations.**
 

 

 Heartsaver First Aid 

Heartsaver First Aid is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. Students learn duties and responsibilities of first aid rescuers; first aid actions for medical emergencies, including severe choking, heart attack, and stroke; and skills for handling injury and environmental emergencies, including external bleeding, broken bones and sprains, and bites and stings. 

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

This course is recommended for the following roles: fitness instructors, parents, teachers, child-care providers, massage therapists, security guards and camp counselors.

Course Outline

  • First aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Preventing illness and injury

Certification: 2 years from the American Heart Association

Course Length: approximately 2 hours

Price: $70

e-Book: American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Student Manual is available for purchase by students at: https://ebooks.heart.org


 Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED 

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The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Instructor-Led Training (ILT) Course is a classroom, video- based course that teaches students to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. This course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 United States.

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED is intended for those involved in childcare who have a duty to respond to illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. This audience includes child care workers, teachers, foster care workers, camp counselors, youth organizations, and coaches for children’s sports organizations. This course is also ideal for parents, grandparents, babysitters, and guardians.

Course Outline

  • 1 Rescue Child & Infant CPR and AED use
  • Conscious and unconscious choking relief
  • Environmental emergencies
  • First aid basics
  • Injury emergencies
  • Medical emergencies

Certification: 2 years from the American Heart Association

Course Length:  Approximately 4 hours

Course Price: $120

e-Book: American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric CPR AED First Aid Student Manual is available for purchase by students at: https://ebooks.heart.org


HeartCode Heartsaver/BLS/ACLS/PALS Skills Testing

Process:

  • Sign up for the desired online course on the AHA website at the following link: http://www.onlineaha.org
  • In order to attend a skills session you must complete the American Heart Association online course for BLS, ACLS, PALS, Heartsaver CPR AED, or Heartsaver First Aid and print out the certificate of completion.
    • THE ONLINE COURSE CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED.
  • Email CPR@eastchesterems.com or Call 914-337-3007 x 207 to set up a skills session with an instructor.
  • Once you successfully demonstrate the required skills for the respective discipline, you will be issued a certification card at that time.

Certification: 2 years from the American Heart Association

Course Length:  Approximately 2 hours

Heartsaver Skills Session Price: $70

BLS Skills Session Price: $50

ACLS/PALS Skills Session Price: $150

 

PAYPAL PAYMENT SYSTEM

*PLEASE DOUBLE-CHECK THE COURSE YOU RSVP'd TO MATCHES THE COURSE YOU ARE SUBMITTING PAYMENT FOR*

**If a course is not listed for payment, please note that the class is closed from further registrations.**
 

 Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) 

ACLS is an advanced, Instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented. The goal of the ACLS Provider Course is to improve outcomes for adult patients of cardiac arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies through early recognition and interventions by high-performance teams.

This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of high- performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes.  

The ACLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Course Outline

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

Course Prerequisites

  • Performing high-quality BLS skills through the use of the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
  • Reading and interpreting electrocardiograms (ECGs)
  • Understanding ACLS drugs
  • Bag-mask ventilations

Certification: 2 years from the American Heart Association

Course Length: approximately 12-16 hours, divided into TWO (2) day sessions.

Course Prices: Original Course: $250        Renewal Course: $150

e-Book: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Student Manual by the AHA is available for purchase by students at: https://ebooks.heart.org


COURSE POLICIES

  • Classes will be held at our headquarters located at 257 Main Street, Eastchester, NY.
    • When arriving for a class, please drive around behind our building by turning off of Main Street on to Hall Avenue then making a left onto New Street.  EVAC's parking lot will be down the block on your left hand side (look for EMS vehicles in the lot.)
    • As a further reference, our parking lot is located just before the fire department parking lot.
    • Please follow the Google Maps link for directions from your location: https://goo.gl/maps/GWJoQxQhehN2
  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be practicing skills that require working on your hands and knees, bending, standing, and lifting.
  • If you have physical conditions that might prevent you from participating in the course, please tell one of the instructors when you arrive for the course.
    • The instructor will work to accommodate your needs within the course completion requirements.
    • Also, please bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated!
  • The student manual is available for purchase by the student at the following website: https://ebooks.heart.org.
  • Course completion certificates are available immediately following course completion that same day and will be issued at the end of the class. Instructions for claiming your AHA course completion eCard can be found at the following link: /content/cpr/Student%20Handout%20for%20Claiming%20Your%20AHA%20eCard.pdf
  • Please note: the American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.

PAYMENT POLICIES

  • Payment is REQUIRED prior to attending the course on our PayPal system. 
    • If the course you RSVP'd to on the American Heart Association website IS NOT listed on our PayPal system, please note that this class is CLOSED from further registration.
    • Please DO NOT submit a payment for the FOLLOWING months course and show up to the CURRENT months course.
      • (Ex: RSVP for October 2019 BLS Course, Submit payment for November 2019 BLS course, and show up for the October 2019 BLS Course). 
        • You will be denied attendance and a refund WILL NOT be issued. 
  • No walk-ins will be allowed. The instructor of the course has the right to deny participation for those who have not paid and registered using our PayPal system on our website.
    • Cash payment will be acceptable for those who have made prior arrangements with the CPR Coordinator.  
  • No refunds will be issued for late cancellations. One (1) week notice is required if you are unable to attend the class you are signed up for. Failure to give adequate notice (1 week) will result in your payment for the class being forfeited.
    • If you sign up for a class less than one (1) week prior to that class being held and you cancel, your payment for the class will also be forfeited.
    • Any refund issued will be subtracted by a $10 processing fee.
  • In the event that a class is rescheduled or cancelled by the CPR Coordinator for any reason, you will receive adequate notification. If the class is rescheduled and you are unable to attend the newly scheduled class, your payment will be refunded.
  • Classes cancelled by EVAC will result in the automatic return of payment for the class.
  • Payment for CPR classes will ONLY be accepted in the form of:
    • US Cash
    • Money Order
    • PayPal Account (which can be found below).
    • Personal checks are not currently accepted.

CONTACT US!

Check back often as new dates and classes will be continuously added!

If you have any questions, please call us at: 914-337-3007 X207 or email us at: cpr@eastchesterems.com

 

TRAINING CENTER LEADERSHIP:

 

Nicholas S. Malizia, MS, PA-C, EMT-B

CPR Coordinator/TCC/TCF

ACLS & PALS Course Director

 

Francesco Bellantoni, EMT-B

Assistant CPR Coordinator/TCF

Training Site Coordinator

 

Scott Mikos, EMT-B

Training Center Faculty

Heartsaver & BLS Course Director

 

Jude Valerioti, AEMT-P

Training Center Administrator

 Training Center Faculty


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About EVAC's Training Center

Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. (EVAC) has been an American Heart Association Training Center since early 2000 and American Red Cross Training Provider since 2017. This AHA/ARC Training Center maintains an Emergency Cardiac Care Training Network for instructors of all ECC disciplines (Heartsaver, Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)).  

 

EVAC currently has over 100 active men and women of all ages who provide around the clock support to the Town of Eastchester, and Villages of Bronxville and Tuckahoe. Today, our commitment to service endures as we respond to over 2,500 medical emergency calls every year, making us one of the busiest volunteer ambulance agencies in Westchester County.


Our Mission

The mission of EVAC's Training Center is to develop training to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare, improve education, reduce medical error to improve patient safety, allow for multidisciplinary research, provide an environment for healthcare development and set a standard for national education, training, and certification.

     

The American Heart Association’s mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke. EVAC’s TC proudly supports the AHA’s mission and takes certain steps toward achieving that goal, which include 1) improving the chain of survival and knowledge of acute care treatment, 2) enhancing prevention and disease management through classroom education, and 3) implement the resources to achieve the goal by increasing the number of instructors, providers, revenue, partnerships, training materials, and programs. 


Our Training Site

EVAC's Training Center currently manages and operates one (1) Basic Life Support (BLS) training extension site (TS) at the Village of Pelham Fire Department (PFD), located at 219 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY 10803. With a base staff of over 10 instructors, this training site serves to expand the mission of EVAC's training center to the Village of Pelham community. 


Student Resources:

The Office CPR YouTube Video Clip

Bee Gee's - Stayin' Alive Official Music Video

First Aid PowerPoint


Special Upcoming Course:

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CPR INSTRUCTOR LINKS:

AHA Instructor Network

Course Video Log-In

First Aid PowerPoint

 

Course Roster Submission JotForm

EVAC Payroll Exception JotForm

EVAC CPR Program Receipt/Invoice

 

CPR Instructor Application for EVAC JotForm

EVAC Policies & Procedures Agreement JotForm

 

BLS Instructor Resources

ACLS/PALS Instructor Resources

TCF Resources

EVAC CPR Program Incident Report JotForm

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