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Training Center

The ICE House offers a variety of training and certification courses for medical professionals. Click on your preferred training below to learn more.

For more information, such as course dates and seat availability, please contact the Training Center at trainingcenter@gundersenhealth.org or 608-775-3438.

Business Training

If your business would like CPR, First Aid and other training from Gundersen, please contact Gundersen Business Health Services at (608) 775-4431 or bhs@gundersenhealth.org.

ACLS

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Gundersen Health System's ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. 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 (ACS).

  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills and simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

For more information, such as course dates and seat availability, please contact the Training Center at trainingcenter@gundersenhealth.org or 608-775-3438.

ALSO

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®)

ALSO is an evidence-based, multidisciplinary training program that prepares maternity health care providers to better manage obstetric emergencies. ALSO's evidence-based learning path bridges knowledge gaps and boosts skill sets using a team-based approach, hands-on training, and mnemonics to reduce errors and save lives.

Improving outcomes and saving lives for more than two decades, ALSO offers three course types—Provider, Instructor, or Refresher—as well as course sponsorship opportunities.

Facilitated by ALSO-approved instructors, participants attending an ALSO Course learn practical, team-based approaches to managing emergency situations, including postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, and pre-eclampsia. And although labor and delivery room emergency care is the main focus of the program, the ALSO curriculum further addresses preventive care and practice concerns, such as:

  • First-trimester complications
  • Helping parents cope with a birth crisis
  • Diagnostic ultrasound

For more information, such as course dates and seat availability, please contact the Training Center at trainingcenter@gundersenhealth.org or 608-775-3438.

ATCN

Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN)

ATCN is an advanced course designed for the registered nurse interested in increasing his/her knowledge in management of the multiple trauma patients. The ATCN course is taught concurrently with the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS).

The ATCN program has been operational for over 15 years and has an excellent record of offering a superb trauma educational program, and maintaining a positive collaboration with the ACS Committee on Trauma State Chapters. The ATCN program is currently being offered in numerous states as well as internationally. The ATCN Committee is continually responding to requests from other regions, states, and countries to start this program in their areas. There is a 6-month planning process for all inaugural courses.

For more information contact Brenda Miller, senior office assistant, Gundersen Trauma Services, at (608) 775-3054 or BJMiller@gundersenhealth.org.

ATLS

Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®)

The ATLS program can teach you a systematic, concise approach to the care of a trauma patient. ATLS was developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT) and was first introduced in the US and abroad in 1980. Its courses provide you with a safe and reliable method for immediate management of injured patients. The course teaches how to assess a patient's condition, resuscitate and stabilize him or her, and determine if his or her needs exceed a facility's capacity. It also covers how to arrange for a patient's inter-hospital transfer and assure that optimum care is provided throughout the process. If you don't treat trauma patients frequently, an ATLS course provides an easy method to remember for evaluation and treatment of a trauma victim.

For more information contact Brenda Miller, senior office assistant, Gundersen Trauma Services, at (608) 775-3054 or BJMiller@gundersenhealth.org.

Basic Life Support (CPR) Courses

BLS for Healthcare Providers: This 4.5-hour course covers CPR, use of bag mask, foreign-body airway obstruction and automated external defibrillation. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive an AHA Course Completion Card. This is a two-year certification. The fees of this course include the manual.

Heartsaver®/AED – Adult/Child: The Heartsaver AED 2.5-hour course teaches CPR for Adult/Child CPR. The content of the course includes CPR for Adult/Child, the use of an AED, relief of choking and the use of barrier device. You will receive an AHA Course Completion Card after this course. The fees of this course include the manual.

Heartsaver®/AED - Adult/Child and Infant: The Heartsaver AED 4-hour course teaches CPR for Adult/Child and Infant. The content of the course includes CPR for Adult/Child/Infant, the use of an AED, relief of choking and the use of barrier device. You will receive an AHA Course Completion Card after this course. The fees of this course include the manual.

Heartsaver® First Aid with CPR and AED: The Heartsaver First Aid 5.5–7-hour course teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first minutes of a medical emergency until professional help arrives. Course content includes general principles of first aid, medical, injury and environmental emergencies. You will also learn CPR and AED for different age groups. You may choose Adult/Child CPR or Adult/Child and Infant CPR. This is a two year certification and you will receive an AHA Course Completion Card at the end of the course. The fees of this course include the manual.

Heartsaver® First Aid only: The Heartsaver First Aid 3-hour course teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first minutes of a medical emergency until professional help arrives. Course content includes general principles of first aid, medical, injury and environmental emergencies. This is a two year certification and you will receive an AHA Course Completion Card at the end of the course. The fees of this course include the manual.

Skills testing session for online courses

FOR MEDICAL

  • Heartcode BLS Online Skills testing course: This self-directed program teaches students Adult/Child/Infant CPR & AED for healthcare providers. The fees of this course include the practice session and skills testing (1.5 hours).

NON-MEDICAL

  • Heartsaver® First Aid Online Part 1: This self-directed program teaches students critical first aid skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) takes over. The fees of this course include the practice session and skills testing (1.5 hours).
  • Heartsaver® CPR AED Online Part 1: This self-directed course teaches students CPR and AED skills and knowledge needed to respond to and manage a sudden cardiac arrest or choking emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) takes over. The fees of this course include the practice session and skills testing (2 hours).
  • Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1: This is a self-directed course that uses interactive lessons and videos to teach you comprehensive First Aid, CPR and AED knowledge. The fees of this course include the practice session and skills testing (2.5 hours).

For more information, such as course dates and seat availability, please contact the Training Center at trainingcenter@gundersenhealth.org or 608-775-3438.

CPI

Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI)

With a focus on prevention, our core training program equips staff with proven strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. It's been setting the standard for crisis prevention and intervention training for over 35 years, and can help your organization:

  • Reduce the risk of injury.
  • Comply with legislative mandates.
  • Meet regulatory/accreditation standards.
  • Improve staff retention.
  • Minimize exposure to liability.
  • Promote Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM.

For more information, such as course dates and seat availability, please contact the Training Center at trainingcenter@gundersenhealth.org or 608-775-3438.

ENPC

Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)

Accurate assessment of a child with an acute illness or injury requires special knowledge and skills. ENPC gives nurses the tools to provide expert care for patients from birth to adolescence.

  • Pediatric Assessment Triangle
  • Early Intervention
  • Family Presence

ENA developed the Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course to establish a standardized body of pediatric emergency nursing knowledge and to improve the care of all pediatric patients. This course combines interactive learning with scenario-based assessments to give nurses a comprehensive learning experience. The course includes:

  • A Systematic Approach to the Initial Assessment- The first few minutes of medical and trauma care for a young person are critical to achieve better patient outcomes. The A-I mnemonic and the Pediatric Assessment Triangle will assist nurses in providing appropriate and early intervention.
  • Hands-on Training Using both an Individual and Team Approach-Six teaching scenarios offer nurses the opportunity to practice the systematic approach of the initial assessment in real life situations.
  • Two-Day Intensive Course with Expert Instructors- ENPC is a 2 day intensive course that is taught by expert instructors. There is a faculty ratio of approximately one faculty per four learners.
  • Evidence-based Content Developed by Pediatric Emergency Experts- 3 chapter comprehensive manual includes special emphasis on age and developmental stages.

For more information, such as course dates and seat availability, please contact the Training Center at trainingcenter@gundersenhealth.org or 608-775-3438.

NRP

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP®)

The NRP course conveys an evidence-based approach to care of the newborn at birth and facilitates effective team-based care for healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery. NRP utilizes a blended learning approach, which includes online testing, online case-based simulations, and hands-on case-based simulation/debriefing that focus on critical leadership, communication, and team-work skills.

For more information, such as course dates and seat availability, please contact the Training Center at trainingcenter@gundersenhealth.org or 608-775-3438.

PALS

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and 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. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

  • Classroom-based courses work well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning
  • Course includes realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual pediatric patient videos and lifelike simulations
  • Course is comprehensive and includes our systematic approach to assess and treat pediatric patients in emergency situations
  • Course uses a hands-on class format to reinforce skills proficiency
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

For more information, such as course dates and seat availability, please contact the Training Center at trainingcenter@gundersenhealth.org or 608-775-3438.

PEARS

Pediatric Advanced Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS®)

PEARS is updated to reflect the 2010 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. 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.

PEARS is for healthcare providers such as emergency medical technicians (EMTs), medical and surgical nurses, school nurses and any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill infants and children.

Features

  • Improves competency in pediatric basic life support
  • Learning stations and practice reinforce essential skills
  • Course video allows students actually see and hear critically ill children
  • Enhances skills in recognizing shock, respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary emergencies

For more information, such as course dates and seat availability, please contact the Training Center at trainingcenter@gundersenhealth.org or 608-775-3438.

STABLE

Based on a mnemonic to optimize learning, retention and recall of information, S.T.A.B.L.E. stands for the six assessment and care modules in the program: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support. S.T.A.B.L.E. is the most widely distributed and implemented neonatal education program to focus exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants. A seventh module, Quality Improvement stresses the professional responsibility of improving and evaluating care provided to sick infants.

First introduced in 1996 in the US and Canada, S.T.A.B.L.E. has grown internationally to include instructor training and courses in more than 45 countries. Currently, there are more than 4,100 registered instructors worldwide and more than 451,000 neonatal healthcare providers have completed a S.T.A.B.L.E. Learner course.

For more information, such as course dates and seat availability, please contact the Training Center at trainingcenter@gundersenhealth.org or 608-775-3438.

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