Courses

We offer ongoing courses and tailored courses. Ongoing courses are listed below and open for registration. Tailored courses can be designed to meet your organization or team needs. Review our list of possible scenarios and contact us to plan your custom simulation experience.

Nurse Assistant Training Program (CNA training)

Become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)!

Why?

-       Start your career in healthcare!
-       Many jobs available in a variety of healthcare settings
-       Build practicum hours required for admission for health-related degree programs
-       Personal and professional fulfillment
-       Possibility of advancement
-       Gain valuable experience

Where?

The Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation (CHES) in Madison, WI is sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital, Edgewood College, and UnityPoint Health Meriter. CHES is now offering a Nurse Assistant Training Program and will prepare students to become a Wisconsin licensed Nurse Aide after successful completion of the course and passing the Wisconsin State Competency Examination for Nurse Aides.  Classroom hours (88 hours) will be held at CHES and clinical practice (32 hours) will be held at St. Mary’s Hospital. 

When?

See our class offerings listed below and register now so you can get your NA license and start working! Contact us now as immunizations and other steps are required in order to be allowed in the hospital with patients.

Click on the offers listed below for more information or contact CHES at (608) 227-2292 or CHES@edgewood.edu

Nurse Assistant Training Program

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12/27/2017 - 7:00am to 01/14/2018 - 4:00pm
$1,100.00
No slots available
Registration Closed
Dementia Education

This program provides the most current information about dementia symptoms and dementia-related diseases and conditions. Additionally, it provides participants with a series of experiences including multiple interactive learning stations and the Virtual Dementia Tour®, which allows participants to perceive what it is like to have dementia.  Through this learning process, participants are more knowledgeable, more empathetic, and prepared to care for persons with dementia as it advances. Nursing Contact Hours are available.

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ACLS: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (AHA) - Renewal

Note: This ACLS Renewal course is for those who have already been certified and need to renew their certificate.  If you are not renewing and need initial certification, please see the ACLS Recognition course.

Our ACLS Renewal course follows the latest American Heart Association guidelines for identifying and treating a cardiac event. The course emphasizes the importance of Basic Life Support CPR to patient survival, the integration of advanced cardiovascular life support interventions, and effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.  It intended for all healthcare providers, intensive or critical care professionals, and others who may need to respond to a cardiovascular emergency. The objectives of the course are to update and demonstrate your skills in the treatment of an adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies through classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and an examination.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

ACLS Renewal (AHA)

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01/08/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
$175.00
No slots available
Registration Closed

ACLS Renewal (AHA)

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01/25/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
$175.00
2 slots available

ACLS Renewal (AHA)

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02/19/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
$175.00
6 slots available

ACLS Renewal (AHA)

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03/05/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
$175.00
6 slots available

ACLS Renewal (AHA)

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03/12/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
$175.00
6 slots available

ACLS Renewal (AHA)

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04/02/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
$175.00
1 slots available

ACLS Renewal (AHA)

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04/24/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
$175.00
6 slots available
ACLS: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (AHA) - Recognition

Note: This ACLS Recognition course is for first time or initial certification (or if your ACLS certification has lapsed or expired). If you are currently certified in ACLS and need to renew your certificate, please see our ACLS Recertification course.

In the ACLS Recognition course you will learn to identify and treat a cardiac event according to the latest American Heart Association guidelines. You will learn to recognize life-threatening clinical situations, provide initial care information, and build your skills in the urgent treatment of an adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.  ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival, integration of advanced cardiovascular life support interventions, and effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. ACLS certification demonstrates that you have the necessary medical knowledge and hands-on training needed to save lives.  The ACLS Recognition course uses classroom instruction, hands-on training, and an examination. The course is intended for all healthcare providers, intensive or critical care professionals, and others who may need to respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

ACLS Recognition (AHA)

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02/19/2018 - 8:00am to 02/20/2018 - 5:00pm
$225.00
5 slots available

ACLS Recognition (AHA)

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04/02/2018 - 8:00am to 04/03/2018 - 5:00pm
$225.00
6 slots available
CPR: Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (AHA)

In this classroom-based course, healthcare professionals learn to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Course includes classroom instruction, American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS book, and BLS Certification card.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

Basic Life Support (Classroom) with First Aid (Skills Checkoff) (AHA)

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01/10/2018 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
$85.00
No slots available
Registration Closed

Need more flexibility?

You may take the bulk of your BLS course on-line through the American Heart Association and then complete a skills demonstration in-person at the Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation (CHES).

To do this for Basic Life Support (BLS) (nurses, doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, nursing students, etc):

  • Go to the web-site: https://www.onlineaha.org/ and under "Courses" select "BLS - Basic Life Support" and then "HeartCode BLS". This is a 1.75 hr online course and the cost is $28.50.
  • Print your certificate of completion of the online portion.
  • Register for a check-off class (see dates below) or call CHES, 227-2292 ext 1, and state "I completed BLS Heartcode online and need to schedule my BLS skills check-off session". The cost of the check-off is $40 and you will need to bring your certificate of completion of the online portion to CHES.
  • Your skills check-off will take up to 2 hrs and is completed at CHES.

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This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training but needs a course completion card in CPR AED to meet job or other requirements. Note: If you need healthcare professional level training, please see Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers.

The course covers:

•Adult CPR (compressions and breaths) & AED use
•Child CPR & AED use
•Infant CPR (birth to age 1)
•Choking relief in adult, child, infant

Those who successfully complete the course and pass a skills test receive a Healthcare CPR AED course completion card valid for 2 years.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

Heartsaver CPR AED (AHA)

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01/18/2018 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
$60.00
6 slots available

Heartsaver CPR AED (AHA)

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02/08/2018 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
$60.00
6 slots available

Heartsaver CPR AED (AHA)

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03/08/2018 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
$60.00
6 slots available

Need more flexibility?

You may take the bulk of your Heartsaver CPR AED course on-line through the American Heart Association and then complete a skills check-off in-person at the Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation (CHES).

To do this for Heartsaver CPR (massage therapists/day care providers/general public):

  • Go to the web-site: https://www.onlineaha.org/ and under "Courses" select "Heartsaver".  You will have many options. If you do not need First Aid, please select "Heartsaver® CPR AED Online". This is a 1 hr online course and the cost is $25.50. If you need First Aid, select "Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED". This is a 4.0 hr online course and the cost is $44.
  • Print your certificate of completion of the online portion.
  • Call CHES, 227-2292 ext 1, and state "I completed Heartsaver CPR Online (with or without First Aid) and I need to schedule my Heartsaver skills check-off course". The cost of the check-off is $40 and you will need to bring your certification of completion of the online portion to CHES.
  • Your skills check-off will take up to 2 hrs and is completed at CHES.

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This is an introductory CPR course for anyone who does not need a course completion card for a job or other requirements.  This course covers skills for adults and children (age 1 to puberty):

  • Hands-only CPR for adults
  • Child CPR (compressions and breaths)
  • Introduction of adult and child AED use
  • Adult and child choking relief

This course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn lifesaving CPR and choking skills, but does not need a course completion card.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

Adult/Child CPR for Family & Friends (AHA)

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01/23/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
$25.00
6 slots available

Adult/Child CPR for Family & Friends (AHA)

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03/20/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
$25.00
6 slots available

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Infant/Child CPR for Family and Friends (AHA)

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12/19/2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
$25.00
1 slots available

Infant/Child CPR for Family & Friends (AHA)

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02/20/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
$25.00
6 slots available

This brief course is ideal for parents, grandparents, caregivers and others interested in learning how to save an infant’s life but does not need a course completion card for a job or other requirements.   This introductory CPR course covers skills for infants from birth to one year old and includes:

• Infant CPR (compressions and breaths)
• Infant choking relief

Note: Infant is considered to be 0-12 months old.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

Infant CPR for Family & Friends (AHA)

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01/02/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
$25.00
No slots available
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Infant CPR for Family & Friends (AHA)

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01/09/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
$25.00
6 slots available

Infant CPR for Family & Friends (AHA)

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01/30/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
$25.00
8 slots available

Infant CPR for Family & Friends (AHA)

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02/13/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
$25.00
8 slots available

Infant CPR for Family & Friends (AHA)

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02/27/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
$25.00
8 slots available

Infant CPR for Family & Friends (AHA)

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03/13/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
$25.00
8 slots available
EKG / Telemetry

This course is designed for:

  • Healthcare professionals and telemetry staff who need basic rhythm recognition skills
  • Students preparing for ACLS, such as paramedics/EMTs, nurses, physicians, clinical pharmacists, and respiratory therapists

The class objectives are:

  • Understand how telemetry fits into the care of your patients
  • Identify basic heart anatomy including the electrical conduction system
  • Understand telemetry graph layout and markings
  • Understand time and voltage as it relates to tracings
  • Understand proper lead placement
  • Understand the basics mechanics of how tracings are produced
  • Understand the three main leads (I, II, & III) and their view of the heart
  • Identify the parts of a tracing (P, QRS, ST, T)
  • Measure intervals (PR, QRS, QT)
  • Understand how to calculate heart rates
  • Learn a systematic approach to determining rhythms
  • Identify normal sinus rhythms
  • Identify atrial rhythms
  • Identify ventricular rhythms
  • Identify premature complexes (PVC, PJC, PVC)
  • Identify AV heart blocks (first, second, third)
  • Identify intraventricular blocks (right and left)
  • Identify lethal rhythms
  • Identify ischemia
  • Identify infarcts

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This one-day program is designed for the medical-surgical healthcare professional who is experienced in basic dysrhythmia interpretation and desires information on identifying 12-lead EKG changes that represent a myocardial infarction.COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Recognize proper lead placement for 12 lead EKG.
  • Apply bedside monitoring leads in appropriate configuration.
  • Describe EKG changes caused by injury, ischemia, and infarction.
  • Identify the coronary arteries.
  • Indicate specific area of infarction related to EKG changes.
  • Identify three common complications for each type of MI.
  • Identify candidates for thrombolytic therapy.

ATTENTION: This is NOT a basic cardiac monitoring class. A basic cardiac monitoring class is a strongly recommended prerequisite.

12-Lead EKG

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01/16/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
$100.00
4 slots available

12-Lead EKG

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05/31/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
$100.00
4 slots available

12-Lead EKG

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09/05/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
$100.00
4 slots available

12-Lead EKG

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11/02/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
$100.00
4 slots available
NRP: Neonatal Resuscitation Program

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NRP: Neonatal Resuscitation Program - Instructor Course

This course is offered to health care providers seeking certification to teach the AAP Neonatal Resuscitation Program course to other providers.  The course is designed for providers working in or pursuing work in settings where maternal or newborn care is provided.  This may include individuals working in labor and delivery, high risk antepartum, postpartum, newborn nursery, or neonatal intensive care units.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Self-study textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation 6th ed.
  2. Take and pass the Neonatal Resuscitation Program online examination, Lessons 1 through 9 during the 30 days before the Instructor Course
  3. View the NRP Instructor DVD during the 30 days before the Instructor Course
  4. Self study Instructor manual for neonatal resuscitation
  5. Take the NRP Instructor Self assessment.
  6. Complete an 8 hour instructor course
  7. Recommended that you co-teach 2 classes with an experienced instructor where you will be primarily teaching.

Prior to course registration you need to submit:

  • Photocopy of both sides of your current NRP Provider card (lessons 1-9)
  • Photocopy of verification of your professional licensure as an RN, MD or DO, RT or PA
  • Letter of support from your manager or supervisor        

Required materials:
NRP instructor manual
NRP DVD
On line NRP test within 30 days of class
Study hours
8 hour instructor courseMonitored classes

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PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (AHA) - Renewal

Note: This PALS Renewal course is for those who have already been certified and need to renew their certificate.  If you are not renewing and need initial certification, please see the PALS Recognition course.

The PALS Renewal Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

PALS Renewal (AHA)

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02/13/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
$175.00
4 slots available
PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (AHA) - Recognition

Note: This PALS Recognition course is for first time or initial certification (or if your PALS certification has lapsed or expired). If you are currently certified in PALS and need to renew your certificate, please see our PALS Renewal course.

The PALS Recognition course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

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PEARS: Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Resuscitation and Stabilization (AHA)

Updated to reflect the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, PEARS® helps healthcare providers develop the knowledge and skills needed for emergency evaluation and treatment of seriously ill infants and children.Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Resuscitation, & Stabilization (PEARS) teaches providers how to recognize respiratory distress, shock and cardiac arrest, and provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. The goal of PEARS is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.Current CPR certification required for this course.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

PEARS: Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Resuscitatation and Stabilization (AHA)

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04/11/2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
$125.00
8 slots available