By Co-Publisher, Tiffany Massie-Davis, RN-BSN, MSN, CNE
The American Heart Association (AHA) is an organization that creates standards and certifications for different disciplines throughout the world. I founded E-PIC Training Center, Inc. (E-PIC) to educate, prepare, inform and consult in the areas of health and wellness. Our company offers AHA courses in large or small groups that are in line with the AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. Many of E-PIC’s courses combine the flexibility of online training with in-person skills practice and testing. 100% classroom training means students are with an AHA instructor for their entire learning experience. E-PIC’s purpose is to help make for a healthier Houston. In addition, the company has a true heart for our community.
E-PIC Training Center, Inc. courses include:
Family & Friends CPR – This course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and mild and severe airway block for adults, children and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible. The Family & Friends CPR training is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life.
Heartsaver – These courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (for example, OSHA) or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. For many Heartsaver courses, students receive a course completion card that is valid for 2 years.
Heartsaver® Bloodborne Pathogens Online – This is a NEW course offered that teaches students how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials. This course is designed to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction.
Basic Life Support (BLS) – This training reinforces healthcare professionals’ understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking and using an AED; and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival.
HeartCode® BLS – Through a variety of learning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning and interactive activities, this course teaches students BLS knowledge and skills.
ACLS – Instructor-Led Training – 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 (ACS). Providers enhance their skills in treating adult victims of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies, while earning their American Heart Association ACLS (AHA ACLS) for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card.
HeartCode® ACLS – HeartCode ACLS is the AHA’s ACLS blended learning delivery method. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session. The online portion of this comprehensive eLearning program uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – PALS is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.
HeartCode® PALS – HeartCode PALS is the AHA’s PALS blended learning delivery method. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session.
The online portion of this comprehensive eLearning program uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings.
Acute Stroke Online – The AHA’s Acute Stroke Online Course has been updated to reflect science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC and the new 2015 AHA/ASA Focused Update of the 2013 Guidelines for the Early Management of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke Regarding Endovascular Treatment: a Guideline for Healthcare Professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
This web-based, interactive course provides training on the symptoms, diagnosis, and management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and complications of stroke. Course content is based on information from the AHA’s ACLS EP Manual and Resource Text, covering treatment from the field to the emergency department, as well as critical care and rehabilitation.
This NEW online course features:
- Self-paced learning; course accessible 24/7
- Access to course for 12 months from activation, allowing students to conveniently refresh knowledge
- Certificate of completion provided
- Continuing education credits available
E-PIC is an award-winning company that stays ahead of the curve when it comes to workforce training. You never know when you will need to save a life. E-PIC can help make sure you are ready with an assortment of convenient, budget-priced training options. Students can be assured that our quality courses reflect the updated changes from the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. E-PIC’s courses are designed to prepare you for real-life situations. Join the AHA mission to save lives. Use Heartsaver courses to learn what you need to know — by heart. For more on the AHA, please visit www.heart.org.
E-PIC differs from other training centers in that we create learning environments that cater to the person and not the professional. I truly believe and understand that every individual has a unique style of learning. My team and I are skilled at teaching the material ensuring retention, results and relevance using the methodology of AHA.
E-PIC Training Center, Inc. Testimonials
- “I never understood this method until now. In my 32 years of nursing, it was never explained like that before.”
- “You all are great with not making the class boring.”
E-PIC also makes a positive impact in the community. We use our skills to volunteer with organizations to teach responses in life-threatening situations. In addition to our outreach efforts, we embrace and celebrate nurses. Next month E-PIC and the d-mars.com publication will be celebrating nurses in the May Health & Wellness Journal in honor of National Nurses Week. The theme for National Nurses Week 2017 is Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body and Spirit. Email E-PIC at firstname.lastname@example.org with your favorite nurse who has a unique balance of nursing qualities and embracing the whole patient. Make sure you include name, job title, email and work location.
For more on E-PIC Training Center, Inc., please visit www.e-pictc.com.