Description: 
ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care.  It also covers airway management and related pharmacology.  In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.  The Renewal Course requires approximately 5-6 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this activity, participants will be able to: 
1. Recognize and initiate early management of periarrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome. 
2. Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). 
3. Recognize and manage respiratory arrest. 
4. Recognize and manage cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care. 
5. Recognize and initiate early management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS), including appropriate disposition. 
6. Recognize and initiate early management of stroke, including appropriate disposition. 
7. Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.

Target Audiences:
Primary Audience: 
• Physicians
• Physician Assistants
• Nurses
• Pharmacists
• EMTs/Paramedics

Provider Course Details:
Pre-requisite: Must present a valid AHA BLS Provider card/eCard upon registration.
Duration: 1.5 days
Registration Fee
: 100 OMR (inclusive of manual, eCard, lunch and refreshments)
Course Date: September 19-20, 2017

Recertification Course Details:
Pre-requisite: A valid AHA ACLS Provider card/eCard should be presented upon registration.
Duration:
 1 day
Registration Fee: 50 OMR (inclusive of eCard, lunch and refreshments)
Course Date: August 17, 2017

Certification: American Heart Association eCard and certificate will be issued which is valid for 2 years.

For more details please contact:
Rosita I. Pangilinan (Coordinator)
Tel No.: +968 24181639 / +968 24181110
Email: ahaitc@omsb.org

Description:
The AHA’s new BLS Course provides the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. Updated to reflect new science and education in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, this course teaches basic life support skills for application in both in-facility and prehospital settings, with a focus on high-quality CPR, improvement of chest compression fraction, and high-performing team dynamics.

The AHA’s new BLS Course offers
• Content representing the latest resuscitation science for improved patient outcomes
• Realistic scenarios, simulations, and animations depicting rescuers, teams, and patients
• Course and content flexibility for AHA Instructors and students, including adaptability to local protocols

Learning Objectives:
After successfully completing the BLS Course, students should be able to:
• Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival
• Describe all of the steps of the Chain of Survival
• Apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival
• Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
• Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
• Describe the importance of early use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
• Demonstrate the appropriate use of an AED
• Provide effective ventilation using a barrier device
• Perform high-quality CPR for a child
• Perform high-quality CPR for an infant
• Describe the importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation
• Perform as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
• Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for an adult or child
• Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for an infant  

Target Audiences:
The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare providers caring for patients both in prehospital and in-facility environments.  

Provider Course Details:
Duration: 4.5 hours
Registration Fee: 50 OMR (inclusive of manual, eCard and refreshments)
Course Date: September 18, 2017

Recertification Course Details:
Pre-requisite: 
A valid AHA BLS Provider card/eCard should be presented upon registration.
Registration Fee: 25 OMR (inclusive of eCard and refreshments)
Course Date: September 18, 2017

Certification: American Heart Association eCard and certificate will be issued which is valid for 2 years.

For more details please contact:
Rosita I. Pangilinan (Coordinator)
Tel No.: +968 24181639 / +968 24181110
Email: ahaitc@omsb.org

Description: 
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (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. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
After participating in this activity, participants will be able to: 
1. Describe the timely recognition and interventions required to prevent respiratory and cardiac arrest in any pediatric patient. 
2. Describe the systematic approach to pediatric evaluation by using the initial impression, primary and secondary assessments, and diagnostic tests. 
3. Describe priorities and specific interventions for infants and children with respiratory and/or circulatory emergencies. 
4. Explain the importance of effective team dynamics during a pediatric resuscitation. 
5. Describe the key elements of post-resuscitation management. 
6. Perform high-quality CPR. 
7. Perform effective respiratory management within your scope of practice. 
8. Select and apply appropriate cardiorespiratory monitoring. 
9. Select and administer appropriate medications and electrical therapies when presented with arrhythmia scenario. 
10. Establish rapid vascular access to administer fluid medications. 
11. Demonstrate effective communication and team dynamics both as a team member and as a team leader.

Target Audiences:
Primary Audience: 
• Physicians
• Pharmacists
• EMTs/Paramedics
• Respiratory Therapists

Provider Course Details:
Pre-requisite: Must present a valid AHA BLS Provider card/eCard upon registration.
Duration: 2 days
Registration Fee: 100 OMR (inclusive of manual, eCard, lunch and refreshments)
Course Date: September 26-27, 2017

Recertification Course Details:
Pre-requisite: A valid AHA PALS Provider card/eCard should be presented upon registration.
Duration: 1 day
Registration Fee: 50 OMR (inclusive of eCard, lunch and refreshments)
Course Date: August 24, 2017

For more details please contact:
Rosita I. Pangilinan (Coordinator)
Tel No.: +968 24181639 / +968 24181110
Email: ahaitc@omsb.org

Description:
The Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®) Student Course presents a concise approach to assessing and managing multiply injured patients. The course presents doctors with knowledge and techniques that are comprehensive and easily adapted to fit their needs. The skills described in the manual represent one safe way to perform each technique, and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) recognizes that there are other acceptable approaches. However, the knowledge and skills taught in the course are easily adapted to all venues for the care of patients.

Learning Objectives:

This program provides systemic and concise training for the early care of trauma patients. The ATLS program provides participants with a safe, reliable method for immediate management of the injured patient and the basic knowledge necessary to:

1. Assess the patient’s condition rapidly and accurately
2. Resuscitate and stabilize the patient according to priority
3. Determine if the patient’s needs exceed a facility’s capacity
4. Arrange appropriately for the patient’s inter-hospital transfer (who, what, when, and how)
5. Assure that optimum care is provided and that the level of care does not deteriorate at any point during the evaluation, resuscitation, or transfer process.

Target Audience:
The intended audience includes physicians who are involved in the initial assessment and management of care of trauma patients.

Certification: American College of Surgeons completion certificate will be issued which is valid for 4 years.
Registration Fee: 250 OMR (inclusive of manuals, certificate, lunch and refreshments)
Course Dates: August 2-4, 2017 and August 5-7, 2017

For more details please contact:
Christian Tijamo (Coordinator)
Tel No.: +968 24181645 / +968 24181110
Email: christian.t@omsb.org

Description:
The NRP course is an education program of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association which 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. 

Participants study the Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, or view the textbook DVD-ROM and pass the online test in the 30 days prior to attending an NRP course. Class time is used for hands-on practice and simulation/debriefing. Instructors support and evaluate individual skills, then integrate skills and knowledge with essential components of teamwork during simulated neonatal resuscitation scenarios.

The NRP Provider Course allows ample time for individualized hands-on skills development and practice with an NRP Instructor. Every attempt is made to tailor the course instruction and simulation training to fit the participant’s clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:
This is a hands-on interactive course. To successfully pass the course, the learner must:
1. Produce the Verification of Completion from the NRP online examination on the day of the course.
2. Demonstrate neonatal skills (minimum Lessons 1 through 4 in the textbook)
3. Demonstrate the NRP resuscitation flow diagram interventions in correct sequence, integrating coginitive and technical knowledge relevant to the participant's kearning objectives (Lessons 1 through 4 or Lessons 1 through 6).
 
Target Audiences:
Primary Audience: 
• Physicians
• Physician Assistants
• Nurses
This course is not recommended for those who have little or no experience in a birth setting.

Certification: Completion certificate will be issued which is valid for 2 years.
Registration Fee: 80 OMR (inclusive of manual, certificate and refreshments)
Course Date: September 24, 2017 

For more details please contact:
Sabah Al Dahmani (Coordinator)
Tel No.: +968 24181641 / +968 24181110 
Email: sabah.d@omsb.org


Description:
The Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS) Provider program is a 16 hour, two-day course that teaches healthcare professionals to medically manage patients exposed to hazardous materials, including chemical, biological and radiological incidents. Participants learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of exposure in order to medically manage patients of hazmat incidents. Healthcare professionals receive a four-year verification status upon successful completion of the course.

This course covers hazardous materials including pesticides, corrosives, irritant gases, asphyxiants, hydrocarbons and substituted hydrocarbons and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents. Specific antidotes and their indications, contraindications, dosing and route are also included.

Learning Objectives:
After the AHLS Provider course, participants will be able to:
1. Rapidly assess hazmat patients
2. Recognize toxic syndromes (toxidromes)
3. Discuss the medical management of hazmat patients
4. Apply the Poisoning Treatment ParadigmTM
5. Identify and recognize appropriate administration of specific antidotes

TARGET AUDIENCES:
Primary Audience: 
• Physicians
• Physician Assistants
• Nurses
• EMTs/Paramedics
• Respiratory Therapists
• Toxicologists
• Military Personnel

Frequency: Twice a year
Certification: The University of Arizona College of Medicine certificate from AHLS International Office will be issued.
Registration Fee: 120 OMR (inclusive of manual, certificates, lunch and refreshments)

For more details please contact:
Sheilla Marie Cureg (Coordinator)
Tel No.: +968 24181110
Email: sheila.c@omsb.org