Registration for all classes is required as space is limited. Please await confirmation that there is a seat available before attending class.
All classes are held at the Wellness & Training Center in room 225.
Our community relies on us to be well trained and ready whenever they need us. Our patients lives are in our hands every day. We must do everything we can, to insure those lives are in the safest, most well-trained hands that we have the ability to provide. Never stop learning, enroll in a class today. Anyone can save a life, why not you?
Basic Life Support (BLS- CPR)
This American Heart Association 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.
July 25th 2pm-6pm
July 29th 9am-1pm
August 4th 1pm-15pm
August 8th 6pm-10pm
September 13th 6pm-10pm
September 28th 1pm-5pm
October 1st 1-5pm
October 6th 9am-1pm
October 10th 6-10pm
November 2nd 1-5pm
November 29th 6-10pm
December 1st 6-10pm
December 9th 1-5pm
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
This American Heart Association 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 American Heart Association ACLS course within the past 2 years). Class sizes are limited to 6 students. Students are required to complete a pretest for this course. Initial courses are offered every other month and refresher courses are offered on the alternate months.
July 27th and 28th ACLS Initial course 9am-6pm daily
August 8th ACLS Refresher course 8am-5pm
September 12th and 13th ACLS Initial course 8am-5pm daily
October 5th ACLS Refresher course 1pm-10pm
November 29th and 30th ACLS Initial course 8am-5pm daily
December 8th ACLS Refresher course 9am-6pm
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
This American Heart Association 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 American Heart Association PALS course within the past 2 years). Class sizes are limited to 6 students. Students are required to complete a pretest for this course. Initial courses are offered every other month and refresher courses are offered on the alternate months.
July 26th PALS Refresher course 1pm-10pm
August 9th and 10th PALS initial class 9-6pm daily
September 14th PALS Refresher course 8am-5pm
October 13th and 14th PALS Initial course 1-10pm daily
November 28th PALS Refresher course 1-10pm
December 6th and 7th PALS Initial course 9-6pm daily
STABLE (Sugar & Safe care, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab Work, Emotional Support)
Post-resuscitation, pre-transportation stabilization and care for sick infants. This course is offered twice yearly by an instructor that flies in to teach for us. There is no limit on class size. There is a required pre course knowledge test that the instructor will go over at the start of class but no other pre course work.
October 3rd, 2022 1pm-6pm
October 4th, 2022 8:30am -1:30pm
NRP (Neonatal Resucitation Practitioner)
This course focuses on the immediate care and resuscitation of newborns. The course twice yearly by an instructor that flies in to teach for us. Class size is limited to 8 students. The course has required online pre course work. Students will complete the ADVANCED online modules and take the written test prior to attending the skills check off session. More information on how to register for the online portion will be sent to students after confirming their seat in the class.
October 3rd, 2022 6:30-8:30 pm
October 4th, 2022 2:30 -4:30pm
Trauma Nurse Core Course. This 2 day course provides nurses with a 4 year certification for trauma care at the nursing level. Students will participate in 2 in person class days with an excellent instructor that we fly in specifically for this course. Class is limited to 6 students.
September 8th and 9th from 8am-6pm 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 training focuses on how to safely remove yourself from a physically violent threat with hands on techniques and defensive strategies. The basic class is for everyone, and the advanced can be taken by anyone but should be taken by anyone that has direct patient contact whilst in performance of their duties. The basic class is required yearly and can be taken on healthstream but the advanced training should be taken every other year. For those employees required to take advanced training the full in person basic and advanced can be taken every other year and you will be excused from the healthstream learning on those years that you take the in person class. Another option is to take the basic training online every year and only take the advanced training in person every other year.
July 30th Advanced only 1pm-3pm – *To take this course the student must have completed TEAMS Basics on healthstream this year*
August 11th Advanced only 10am-12 noon – *To take this course the student must have completed TEAMS Basics on healthstream this year*
September 6th Advanced only 3pm-5pm – *To take this course the student must have completed TEAMS Basics on healthstream this year*
October 5th Advanced only 9am-11am – *To take this course the student must have completed TEAMS Basics on healthstream this year*
November 6th Advanced only 3pm-5pm – *To take this course the student must have completed TEAMS Basics on healthstream this year*
December 9th Advanced only 9pm-11pm – *To take this course the student must have completed TEAMS Basics on healthstream this year*
Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) (40 hours)
Students must be at least 14 years of age and have a current BLS card. This course primarily focuses on the treatment of traumatic injuries. 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 happens at a study at your own pace for approximately 4 weeks. Students must complete the online course work prior to attending the in person sessions. The in person skills sessions are held in Nome at the WTC and are REQUIRED, failure to attend this skills session at the end of the class will result in dismissal from the course and incomplete grade. During the online portion of the course there will be required 30 min weekly zoom meetings held at 6pm on Tuesdays to check in with the instructor and ask any questions you may have. There is also a required textbook for this class that can be picked up after registering for the course. Successful completion of this course earns students a 2 year ETT certification. With this certification a person can volunteer with the ambulance service, these skills are also very important life skills that may come in handy when you least expect it. Anyone can learn to save a life… why not you? Inquire today. *prerequisite for this course is current BLS card*
Online lectures open September 23rd 2022, in person skills test days in Nome October 11th and 12th, 2022; 8am-5pm both days
Emergency Medical Technician I Bridge course (EMT 1-B) (80 hours)
Students enrolling in this class must be a State of Alaska currently certified (not expired) ETT and have a current BLS card. This course builds on the basics of the ETT curriculum and adds in a lot of medical training. This class will be run in hybrid fashion. All online course work must be completed prior to attending the required in person skills sessions. In order to pass this class and complete the course for certification as an EMT 1 students will need to complete all course work, participate in all required skills sessions AND pass the state of Alaska written exam with > 70%.
Online lectures open September 1st 2022, in person skills test out days December 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2022; 8am-5pm each day
Emergency Medical Technician II (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 appreciated). This class will be run in hybrid fashion. All online course work must be completed prior to attending the required in person skills sessions.
Next Course Dates To Be Determined COMING JANUARY 2023
Emergency Medical Technician III (EMT 3) (56 hours)
Students enrolling in this class must be a State of Alaska currently certified (not expired) EMT 2 and have a current BLS card. Students must also show proof of 10 patient contacts as an EMT 2 prior to the first day of class (form found online at the state website). This class will be run in hybrid fashion. All online course work must be completed prior to attending the required in person skills sessions.
Next Course Dates To Be Determined – if you are interested in this course please contact Amy McNulty – this course is only offered once there is enough interested and qualified persons
EMT 1 Refresher Course
EMT 1 refresher course hours. Required biannual training. A portion of this training will be performed on TopHat via distance learning and then there will be 2 skills days with BLS included in Nome.
Online course opens September 7th 2022, in person skills days in Nome November 2nd, 8am -8pm and November 3rd 8am-5pm.
SAVE THE DATE! Paramedic Refresher 2022 (50 hours)
November 14th -18th 2022 at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage 8am-1800 daily
All required subjects for certification at the national registry level – more info coming soon
EKG Recognition Course
Students enrolling in this class should expect an in depth look at basic EKG interpretation. This class will start from the very basics and move into the rhythm recognition of Sinus, Atrial, Junctional, Ventricular rhythms and AV blocks. It is a great refresher for people that have been previously trained in EKG’s or a great way to start learning if you are just starting out. This is a study at your own pace, online course that will open July 1st, 2022. Students will complete 4 video modules at their own pace, on their own time and will take short quizzes to test their understanding as they go along. There will be a packet to pick up from education prior to the class with some practice EKG strips to help students along the way. Students should expect to spend around 10 hours online with the video lectures and then additional practice with EKG strips as needed. This course is very flexible and there is no required in person skills sessions as you work through the course. At the end of the course there will be 2 in-person EKG interpretation practice sessions. Students can choose to come to either of the skills practice sessions. The practice sessions will be focused on interpretation of EKG’s as a group and are a great time to solidify your new skills and get help from the instructor if necessary. This course is a great preparatory aid for ACLS and PALS courses if you are a person that struggles with rhythm recognition during those courses. The course also briefly covers the AHA guidelines and the treatment of lethal arrhythmias.
Dates: Course opens online July 1st. (Course will open early on June 17th so students can get a head start)
*online coursework should be complete before the in person skills sessions*
In person skills sessions: (pick 1)
July 26th 9am -11am
July 29th 4pm-6pm
August 3rd 9am-11am
September 6th 6-8pm
by Zoom teleconference for remote audiences on August 5th from 10am-12 noon
We are offering the following additional classes through the online learning platform. Please let us know if you would like to participate. They are available to anyone at anytime.
LUCAS device training and in service (2 hours)
EZ IO training (1hr)
Zoll R series Monitor training (1 hr)
Zoll X series Monitor training (1 hr)
EKG Basics – Approximately 10 hours plus homework practice time on your own.
Additionally we offer biannual NRP and STABLE courses in the spring and fall as well as a biennial TNCC course on odd years. If you would like to be on the list for upcoming courses please let us know. We will publish dates as soon as the instructor confirms them.
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.