Registration for all classes is required as space is limited. Please await confirmation that there is a seat available to you before attending class. Sign up by emailing and/or All classes are held at the Wellness & Training Center in room 225.
Basic Life Support (BLS- CPR)
This class is the basic CPR class that is recommended for everyone, but required for employees that have direct patient care. It is a 4 hour class and a 2 year certification so it needs to be repeated every 2 years. This class teaches the basics of resuscitation for Adults, Children and Infants and teaches the use of the AED and what to do when someone is choking. Anyone can take this as it is valuable life skills. Classes are limited to 6 students.
September 20th 6pm -10pm
October 12th 8pm -12noon
October 18th 1pm-5pm
November 16th 6pm -10pm
November 22nd 8am -12noon
December 7th 8am -12noon
December 13th 1pm-5pm
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
This class is the advanced life support for Adult cardiac arrest victims. It is offered to nurses, paramedics, midlevel’s and physicians. This is an 8 hour class if you take a refresher or a 16 hour class if you take the initial. To be eligible to take the refresher course you must have a current, non-expired ACLS card (meaning you have to have taken the course within the past 2 years). Classes are limited to 6 students. Students are required to complete a pretest for this course.
October 12th ACLS Refresher 1pm-10pm
November 15th & 16th ACLS initial class 9am-6pm both days
December 6th ACLS Refresher 1pm-10pm
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
This class is the advanced life support for Pediatric cardiac arrest victims. It is offered to nurses, paramedics, midlevel’s and physicians. This is an 8 hour class if you take a refresher or a 16 hour class if you take the initial. To be eligible to take the refresher course you must have a current, non-expired PALS card (meaning you have to have taken the course within the past 2 years). Classes are limited to 6 students. Students are required to complete a pretest for this course.
October 13th and 14th PALS initial class 1pm-10pm both days
November 17th PALS refresher class 9am-6pm
December 7th and 8th PALS initial class 1pm-10pm both days
Techniques for Effective Aggression Management (TEAMS)
De-escalation training teaches students to slow down, create space, and use communication techniques to defuse a potentially dangerous situation. De-escalation training provides healthcare workers with strategies to calmly deal with people who are experiencing mental and emotional crises. This class can be taken by any employee. All classes offer a basic and advanced (please specify when requesting to join the class whether you will be taking basic only or basic and advanced. The basic training focuses primarily on verbal de-escalation strategies and the advanced focuses on how to safely remove yourself from a physically violent threat with hands on techniques. The basic class is for anyone, and the advanced can be taken by anyone but should be taken by anyone that has direct patient contact.
September 21st Basic from 9am-12noon, advanced from 1-3pm
October 19th Basic from 1pm-4pm, Advanced from 4pm-6pm
November 18th Basic from 9am-12noon, Advanced from 1pm-3pm
December 9th Basic from 9am-12noon, Advanced from 1pm-3pm
We are offering the following additional classes through the online learning platform. Please let us know if you would like to participate.
LUCAS device training and in service (2 hours) – Currently happening – ends 9.25.21
Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) – Skills check off on September 22nd 2021 8am-9:30am, students must first take online modules prior to this class
STABLE – September 22nd 2021, 10am-4pm – Students are required to complete a pretest for this course
EZ IO training (1hr) – This is optional and can be completed anytime between October 1st 2021 and October 15th 2021
Zoll R series Monitor training (1 hr) – this is optional and can be completed anytime between October 1st and 15th 2021
EKG Basics – Approximately 4 hours plus homework practice time on your own. This class will run from October 1st – October 31st 2021.
Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) (40 hours) – Students must be at least 14 years of age and have a current BLS card, class will be run in hybrid fashion where much of the coursework will be completed online and then an in person skills session will happen. Online course will happen starting September 27th, this is a study-at-your-own-pace course. The only required Zoom meetings are at 6pm on Tuesdays (9/28, 10/5 & 10/12) throughout the class which will be an opportunity to ask questions. Students will have just under 3 weeks to complete the online course work and then we be required to participate in the in person skills session in Nome at the WTC room 225 on October 16th and 17th from 8-5 each day. This earns students a 2 year ETT certification. With this certification a person can volunteer with the ambulance service, these skills are also just very important life skills.
Emergency Medical Technician II class (EMT 2) (56 hours) – Students enrolling in this class must be a State of Alaska currently certified (not expired) EMT 1 and have a current BLS card. Students must also show proof of 10 patient contacts as an EMT 1 prior to the first day of class (form found online at the state website). Students during this class will be starting live IV’s on each other so students must consent to this prior to class (volunteers are accepted). This class will be run in hybrid fashion. The lecture portion of the class will be online and will be open from October 11th through November 16th. All online course work must be completed prior to attending the Required in person skills sessions: November 17th from 6-10pm, November 18th from 6-10pm, November 19th & 20th 10am -7pm both days. The State of Alaska Skills and written test will be held November 21st starting at 9am.
What’s in our future?
We are working on additional trainings to include: 12 lead acquisition and basic 12 lead interpretation, Intubation and supraglottic airway insertions, RSI, Ultrasound IV, Foley catheter insertion, and medication calculations. If you have an idea for additional classes we could offer we would love to hear from you. We are also planning to schedule, with dates yet to be determined, EMT and Paramedic Refresher courses online, an ENPC class, a Fetal Heart Monitoring class, ALSO courses, and PHTLS trauma courses.