Class Schedule

Welcome to our Community Education Hub! Whether you're a member of the public or part of Nuvance Staff, we offer a range of life-saving and safety courses. Classes marked 'AHA Nuvance Staff Only' in the class title are exclusive to staff members, while all others are open to both staff and the public.

Nuvance staff seeking BLS, ACLS or PALS courses required for employment, must email CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org for an employee code before registering. The code is valid for organization-covered courses only and direct NUVANCE STAFF Only. ACLS & PALS Blended Learning is NOT currently covered; in-classroom options are available with the employee code. Staff should not include any "add ons" as that will result in staff chargesBook libraries are available for our Nuvance staff.  Nuvance staff can sign up for 1 class per discipline (BLS, ACLS, PALS) that is required for employment.  Do not sign up for multiple class dates of the same class type.  If you need to reschedule email us to facilitate your transfer DO NOT sign up again online. CPI class registration is on Healthstream.  Medical Residents seeking CPI training must email us to register.

Our certified instructors provide diverse courses, including CPR for adults, children, toddlers, and infants, First Aid, BLS, ACLS, PALS, AVERT, Pet First Aid, Babysitting, Mental Health First Aid, and more! We offer traditional in-classroom training, blended learning, virtual, and online options. Specialty lectures on various topics are also available. Class sizes are limited, and pre-registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be admitted.

For your safety, please bring a face mask to class, as it may be required based on the alert level.

Complimentary Training Offered at our Nuvance Health Locations:                                            
-AHA Family & Friends CPR AED                                                                                                         
-Stop the Bleed                                                                                                                                     
-Mental Health First Aid                                                                                                                       
-AVERT
-Child Safety Seat Checks & Bike Helmet Fittings                                                                               
-Assistance to businesses setting up a Public Access Defibrillator Site (AED in the workplace)
-Opioid Education for Non-Clinical Staff and Lay Responders Online
-Car Seat Basics for Laypersons Online
-Children in Hot Cars Prevention Course Online
...For other options see the list below 

For healthcare professionals some classes like BLS, ACLS and/or PALS are offerred back-to-back so you can take less days off if needed.

Class updates, cancellations, or changes due to weather, COVID-19 precautions, or other reasons will be communicated via email and text (if opted in). Please register with an email you check regularly. Most courses run as scheduled, but class end times are approximate due to varying skill levels and class sizes.

More class dates & locations coming soon!  

 

 

You must click this link to register for this course as it requires state tracking for completion and administration: https://nme.asicourse.com/checkout?course=dPZpw

This course is valid for New York State Residents and those with a New York State Drivers License and NYS Insurance coverage only.  This course is not applicable in other states as these rules, regulations, discounts & point reduction programs vary from state to state.  This is NOT the course for new teen drivers that is an in-person course provided by the state.

This course, also known as PIRP (Point and Insurance Reduction Program), is a comprehensive driver safety course that will not only qualify you for point reductions and insurance discounts but also provide safe driving strategies that will help you avoid driving penalties and accidents as well.  

También ofrecemos este curso en español. Vea nuestro curso listado:Programa de reducción de seguros y puntos de 6 horas (PIRP) (En Espanol)

REASONS FOR TAKING THIS COURSE

  • Traffic Ticket
  • Traffic Court Ordered
  • Remove Points
  • Insurance Discount
  • Safe driving strategies

Once registered you can take any of our online courses on your desktop, tablet, or mobile device. Any time, anywhere.

Why Take the New York PIRP Course with Us?

Straightforward Education

The course features engaging animations and a self-paced format to keep students motivated.

Convenient Services

The course refreshes your driving skills, reduces points, and helps you get an insurance discount.

Affordable Courses

Our NY state-approved PIRP course comes at a low price. We don’t have any hidden costs either.

High Success Rates

Have peace of mind knowing that this 6-hour online course is approved by the NY DMV.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of the New York defensive driving online course?

Our New York PIRP course online meets the requirements that help reduce points on your driving record. It also helps you qualify for an insurance discount. At the same time, you get a review of safe driving practices.  Most insurance companies offer a 10% discount for a 3 year period of time of the motorist's liability, no-fault, and collision insurance premiums.  We advise you to check with your insurance company prior to registration to confirm any discounts or point reductions anticipated. 

What makes students want to sign up for this course?

The 6-hour course maximizes animations that keep students engaged and motivated. The self-paced format gives students better control of their time. The pricing is affordable, too, so you can get started right away.

What proof of completion do students get from the course?

American Safety Institute automatically sends an electronic report to the NY DMV when a student completes the course. We also email a printable certificate that the student can present to their insurance provider.

This class is non-refundable.

You must click this link to register and pay for this course as it requires state tracking for completion and administration: https://nme.asicourse.com/checkout?course=dPZpw

Improve your blood pressure measurement skills with the new Achieving Accuracy: BP Measurement e-Learning module co-developed by the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association.  This course is delivered in a fully online format and is NON-Refundable once purchased.  After your payment is processed you will be provided with a unique link to access the course and instructions on how to activate that American Heart Association Link.

High-quality patient care is the top priority for healthcare professionals (HCPs), and re-training is vital to improving accuracy in blood pressure (BP) measurement. High BP is a leading risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. Identifying and treating High BP is key to improving patients’ cardiovascular health.

Guidelines recommend all HCPs should periodically re-train on BP measurement techniques to ensure you consistently measure BP accurately every time.

This course:

• Reinforces your knowledge on guideline-recommended BP measurement techniques

• Teaches 5 essential steps to accurately measure and record BP using a manual, semi-automated, or automated device

• Boosts competency and confidence in BP measurement readings across the care team

• Earns 0.5 Continuing Education (CE) credit

Audience

This course is intended for all healthcare providers responsible for measuring and tracking patients’ BP, especially the primary care team. This includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants and pharmacists.

Continuing Education Information

  • Possible CE0.50
ACCREDITATION TERMS

Joint Accreditation – 11/12/2019 –11/11/2022

JOINT ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by The American Heart Association and American Medical Association. The American Heart Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians

The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.50 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.50 contact hours.

ACPE Credit Designation Statement – Pharmacists

ACPE Credit: .50 Contact Hours. Universal Program Number: JA0000134-0000-19-030-H04-P

Disclosure Policy

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

With AVERT – Active Violence Emergency Response Training - you'll learn how to recognize the signs of danger, react appropriately, and make rapid survival decisions. AVERT goes beyond active shooter response training by also teaching how to control life-threatening bleeding.  This class is provided in a Blended Learning Format only.  You will be issued a unique website link to access the online portion of the training that MUST be completed before attending class.  You MUST ensure you complete the online portion prior to class - the system tracks your progress.  The online portion takes about 20-30 minutes to complete and is a series of videos with a few knowledge checks.  This class is for ages 18 and up.

When violence occurs, seconds count, and you can't always wait for EMS to arrive. AVERT enables you to become an immediate responder by giving you the tools to prepare for potential violence and react quickly in life-threatening situations. After an AVERT training session, you and your team will be able to:

  • Recognize warning signs using situational awareness
  • Decide whether to Escape, Evade, or Attack
  • Apply critical bleeding control techniques
  • Respond quickly and confidently in an emergency
  • Develop an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

Uncontrolled bleeding is a serious emergency. Blood loss due to trauma is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. If care is delayed, even by a few minutes, uncontrolled bleeding can quickly become life-threatening.  

When active violence occurs, time is critical to survival. Being able to react quickly and with confidence is vital to saving lives.  All items required for the class will be provided in class.   

We follow the current COVID19 protocols as set by the alert level in our county.  Please bring a mask in case the alert level requires it.  

We offer this class free of charge but we do need to pay for the online portions and materials and seating is limited.  Please only register if you actually plan to attend so resources are not wasted.  If you need to reschedule simply email us and we can move you to a future class date DO NOT register multiple times as the online code is issued automatically upon signing up and multiple registrations will result in multiple codes being issued wasting resources that could have been used by another.  

We do not use any live weapons.  Students registering are NOT permitted to bring any live weapons into the building even if they have a proper permit.  You will be asked to leave if you bring any weapons to class.  We want to ensure a safe learning environment for all.

If you opt to pay a small fee that fee is non-refundable.

**Class end times are approximate so please do not plan anything directly after class.  Class end times are approximate as everyone's individual skill and learning level will vary.  Some may need additional assistance or have additional questions.  

AHA ACLS Update Course – Exclusively for Nuvance Hospital staff requiring certification for employment. This class is for those renewing only any staff that are expired would need to sign up for our 12- hour Provider class.  This class is not open to the public. Nuvance Staff in NY or CT can still sign up for public community education classes on this website if you prefer the date/time/location. Public classes are open to all Nuvance Staff requiring certification. Public classes are simply listed as the course name on this website and have additional dates/times/locations outside of what is listed under the Nuvance Hospital Only classes.  Staff need a promocode for no-cost registration, specific to their position requirements.  Staff can register for one class date per discipline (BLS, ACLS, PALS) based on what's required for their position and if you need to reschedule you must email us to do so and we will transfer your registration to the new date (with any online portions that have been assigned to you).  Nuvance staff can only register for a class once in each discipline for the certification period.  Do NOT register for multiple dates to HOLD them as this will result in multiple charges. Email CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org for the current employee code valid for staff-only and public classes. Those in Graduate Medical Education need to email Community Education for options specific to their group and their own unique promocode.  

  • Classes at Danbury, Norwalk & New Milford are for hospital staff only who require the courses for employment. Nuvance staff that are not hospital employees can contact CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org and be put on a waitlist if you prefer these classes and should seats be available, we will alert you and register you at that time.
  • Classes at Putnam & Northern Dutchess Hospital are open to all Nuvance staff that require the courses for employment, but priority seating is given to our hospital staff that require the classes for employment.
  • Classes at Sharon Hospital and in Poughkeepsie, NY (VBMC) are all listed as public classes and open to all as plenty of seating typically exists, but priority is still given to our hospital staff, Nuvance staff and GME staff.

If you are a staff member and find a class closed, full or have any difficulty finding a date that works for you please email us and we are happy to see if we can expand the class by adding additional instructors or if we have a demand add additional training options for that month.

If you are a staff member where it is not required for your position, please email CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org for training options and information.

Course Description
This AHA ACLS Update class is for those who need to renew their current ACLS Certification.  If you expired or are new to ACLS, please register for the ACLS Provider course. This 6-hour course covers team dynamics, communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care for adults, including airway management and pharmacology. Group sessions and small-group learning include case-based scenarios. Register at least 10 days prior to ensure you have enough time to prep for the course.  Successful completion results in a two-year ACLS certification. Access the free required pre-course assessment at https://elearning.heart.org/course/423. Failure to complete it will prevent certification. Consider optional pre-course work and assessment if you lack confidence in this curriculum much of this will be covered in class https://elearning.heart.org/course/424 . Private onsite classes available for 6 to 30 participants; email or call for details. Bring a face mask in case the current infection control alert level requires it. Class end times are approximate, plan accordingly.

Nuvance staff can access a text from the Medical Library or Professional Development Offices or opt to purchase one.  Nuvance staff who are no-shows for the classroom portion must email us to reschedule at CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org or incur a fee for the online segment.

Nuvance Hospital Staff Only - AHA BLS Blended Learning Course

HeartCode® BLS Online Course Package – Exclusively for Nuvance Hospital staff requiring certification for employment. This class is not open to the public. This class is apporpriate for new or renewing students.  Nuvance Staff in NY or CT can still sign up for public community education classes on this website if you prefer the date/time/location. Public classes are open to all Nuvance Staff requiring certification. Public classes are simply listed as the course name on this website and have additional dates/times/locations outside of what is listed under the Nuvance Hospital Only classes.  Our public classes also have some evening and weekend options for staff who may need that option.  Staff need a promocode for no-cost registration, specific to their position requirements.  Staff can register for one class date per discipline (BLS, ACLS, PALS) based on what's required for their position and if you need to reschedule you must email us to do so and we will transfer your registration to the new date (with any online portions that have been assigned to you).  Re-registering for the same class type can result in multiple charges and online portions assigned.  You cannot HOLD seats in multiple dates for the same class type. Email CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org for the current employee code valid for staff-only and public classes. Those in Graduate Medical Education need to email Community Education for options specific to their group and their own unique promocode.  

  • Classes at Danbury, Norwalk & New Milford are for hospital staff only who require the courses for employment. Nuvance staff that are not hospital employees can contact CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org and be put on a waitlist if you prefer these classes and should seats be available, we will alert you and register you at that time.
  • Classes at Putnam & Northern Dutchess Hospital are open to all Nuvance staff that require the courses for employment, but priority seating is given to our hospital staff that require the classes for employment.
  • Classes at Sharon Hospital and in Poughkeepsie, NY (VBMC) are all listed as public classes and open to all as plenty of seating typically exists, but priority is still given to our hospital staff, Nuvance staff and GME staff.  See our public class options for classes at these locations.

If you are a staff member and find a class closed, full or have any difficulty finding a date that works for you please email us and we are happy to see if we can expand the class by adding additional instructors or if we have a demand add additional training options for that month.

If you are a staff member where it is not required for your position, please email CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org for training options and information.

Course Description
This self-directed eLearning program uses adaptive technology for personalized Basic Life Support (BLS) skill acquisition. The course comprises an online cognitive portion to be completed prior to class and an in-person 2-hour skills practice/testing session with a certified instructor. Both segments are mandatory for certification. Staff require a promocode for registration.  The online portion will provide you access to a certificate of completion once the course content and a brief online survey are completed.  Students must bring the certificate of completion to class with them or email it to CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org prior to class.  We will be unable to complete your certification without the online portion.  When both the online and in-person portions are successfully completed you are issued a 2-year BLS Provider Certification. You are issued the same exact certification card as a traditional classroom experience after completing both portions.

You will receive a separate email shortly after registering with your unique online access link (keycode) to access the class online portion of the class at NO CHARGE. The email is titled MUST READ. This may go to junk spam or trash. If you do not get this email within a few hours, please email CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org and we will be happy to assist you. The link is unique to you and cannot be shared.

You have access to the online curriculum online tools for two years; no paper text is required. If desired, a paper text can be purchased separately. Books are non-refundable once shipped.

Please note that this hybrid class is non-refundable, and online access cannot be transferred to another student once released. While we can reschedule you for a new skills session with at least 1 business day notice, refunds are not issued for this hybrid class type.

Bring a mask to class in case the alert level requires it, and class end times are approximate due to varying skill levels.

Nuvance staff can access a AHA text from the Medical Library or Professional Development Offices or opt to purchase one.  Nuvance staff who are no-shows for the classroom portion must email us to reschedule at CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org or incur a fee for the online segment.

AHA PALS Update Course – Exclusively for Nuvance Hospital staff requiring certification for employment. This class is not open to the public. This class is for current staff renewing if you are expired please register for our 12-hour provider level course.  Nuvance Staff in NY or CT can still sign up for public community education classes on this website if you prefer the date/time/location. Public classes are open to all Nuvance Staff requiring certification. Public classes are simply listed as the course name on this website and have additional dates/times/locations outside of what is listed under the Nuvance Hospital Only classes..  Staff need a promocode for no-cost registration.  Staff may register for one class date per discipline (BLS, ACLS, PALS) based on what's required for their position and if you need to reschedule you must email us to do so and we will transfer your registration to the new date (with any online portions that have been assigned to you).  Nuvance staff can only register for a class once in each discipline for the certification period.  Do NOT register for multiple dates to HOLD them as this will result in multiple charges. Email CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org for the current employee code valid for staff-only and public classes. Those in Graduate Medical Education need to email Community Education for options specific to their group and their own unique promocode.  

  • Classes at Danbury, Norwalk & New Milford are for hospital staff only who require the courses for employment. Nuvance staff that are not hospital employees can contact CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org and be put on a waitlist if you prefer these classes and should seats be available, we will alert you and register you at that time.
  • Classes at Putnam & Northern Dutchess Hospital are open to all Nuvance staff that require the courses for employment, but priority seating is given to our hospital staff that require the classes for employment.
  • Classes at Sharon Hospital and in Poughkeepsie, NY (VBMC) are all listed as public classes and open to all as plenty of seating typically exists, but priority is still given to our hospital staff, Nuvance staff and GME staff.

If you are a staff member and find a class closed, full or have any difficulty finding a date that works for you please email us and we are happy to see if we can expand the class by adding additional instructors or if we have a demand add additional training options for that month.

If you are a staff member where it is not required for your position, please email CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org for training options and information.

Course Description
Open Nuvance Hospital staff, this 6-hour course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. If you expired or are new to PALS, please register for the PALS Provider course this course is for those renewing a current certification. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. Register at least 10 days before class to ensure enough time for pre-study. Successful completion results in a two-year PALS certification. Access the required pre-course assessment at https://elearning.heart.org/course/427 . Failure to complete it will prevent certification. Consider optional pre-course work and assessment if you lack confidence in this curriculum much of this will be covered in class https://elearning.heart.org/course/426 . Private onsite classes available for 6 to 20 participants; email or call for details. Follow CDC recommendations; bring a mask in case it's required. Class end times are approximate, plan accordingly.

Nuvance employees should email communityedu@nuvancehealth.org before registering for the current promocode to register.  Nuvance staff can access a text from the Medical Library or Professional Development Offices or opt to purchase one.

HeartCode® BLS Online Course Package – Exclusively for Nuvance staff requiring certification for employment. Priority is given to Medical Practice Staff, but other Nuvance Staff are welcome if required for employment. Not open to the public. Medical Practice staff & other Nuvance Staff in NY or CT can still sign up for public community education classes on this website if you prefer the date/time/location instead of The Summit. Public classes are open to all Nuvance Staff requiring certification and we have some eveing and weekend options. Staff need a promocode for no-cost registration, specific to their position requirements.  Staff can register for one class date per discipline (BLS, ACLS, PALS) based on what's required for their position and if you need to reschedule you must email us to do so and we will transfer your registration (with any online portions that have been assigned to you).  Re-registering for the same class type can result in multiple charges and online portions assigned.  You cannot HOLD seats in multiple dates for the same class type. Email CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org for the current employee code valid for staff-only and public classes.  Those in Graduate Medical Education need to email Community Education for options specific to their group and their unique promocode.  

Having difficulty finding a location near you?  Just email us for assistance!

If you are a staff member where it is not required for your position please email CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org for training options and information.

Course Description
This self-directed eLearning program uses adaptive technology for personalized Basic Life Support (BLS) skill acquisition. The course comprises an online cognitive portion to be completed prior to class and an in-person 2 hour skills practice/testing session with a certified instructor. Both segments are mandatory for certification. Staff require a promocode for registration.  The online portion will provide you access to a certificate of completion once the course content and a brief online survey are completed.  Students must bring the certificate of completion to class with them or email it to CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org prior to class.  We will be unable to complete your certification without the online portion.  When both the online and in-person portions are successfully completed you are issued a 2-year BLS Provider Certification. You are issued the same exact certification card as a traditional classroom experience after completing both portions.

You will receive a separate email shortly after registering with your unique online access link (keycode) to access the class online portion of the class at NO CHARGE. The email is titled MUST READ. This may go to junk spam or trash. If you do not get this email within a few hours, please email CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org and we will be happy to assist you. The link is unique to you and cannot be shared.

You have access to the online curriculum online tools for two years; no paper text is required. If desired, a paper text can be purchased separately. Books are non-refundable once shipped.

Please note that this hybrid class is non-refundable, and online access cannot be transferred to another student once released. While we can reschedule you for a new skills session with at least 1 business day notice, refunds are not issued for this hybrid class type.

Bring a mask to class in case the alert level requires it, and class end times are approximate due to varying skill levels.

Nuvance staff can access a text from the Medical Library or Professional Development Offices or opt to purchase one.  Nuvance staff who are no-shows for the classroom portion must email us to reschedule at CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org or incur a fee for the online segment.

This class is for Nuvance Staff Only who require it for employment.  Staff can borrow the current text from our Nuvance Medical Libraries or Professional Development Offices.  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 for Adults. 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.  You will need to review your text before class and complete the pre-course assessment.  Information on how to access the pre-course assessment is on page ii of the text.  The text is mailed once your registration is processed so please register at least 10 days prior to the class date.  Successful course completion results in a two-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association.  The class runs is a 12-hour course.  Books are non-refundable and non-returnable once shipped for Nuvance staff if you prefer to purchase your own book you may but it is not a covered expense as we do have ones you can borrow.  If you have difficulty locating a book just email us and we can help direct you!  If you have not taken this course prior it will require some time to review the book and pre-study.

Access Link for ACLS Pre-course Assessment https://elearning.heart.org/course/423 If this is not completed we will not be able to certify you.

If you are very unfamiliar with ACLS you may want to consider doing the pre-course work (optional) & pre-course assessment combined here: https://elearning.heart.org/course/424 

Nuvance employees should email communityedu@nuvancehealth.org before registering if you do not have the current promocode.  Staff who require this course for employment can take it at no charge.  

**Class end times are approximate so please do not plan anything directly after class.  Class end times are approximate as everyone's individual skill and learning level will vary.  Some may need additional assistance or have additional questions.  

This course is for Nuvance Staff only that require the course for employment.  The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2020 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. 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.  You will need to review your text before class and complete the pre-course assessment. Successful course completion results in a two-year PALS certification from the American Heart Association.  Nuvance staff can borrow a text from our medical libraries or professional development offices.  If you have difficulty locating a book please email us for assistance.  If you prefer you may purchase a book but it is not a covered expense for staff as you do have access to borrow the text.  Books are non-refundable and non-returnable once shipped.

This class requires a pre-course assessment to be completed prior to class.  Please bring a copy of your pre-course assessment certificate with you.

Link for pre-course assessment that is required https://elearning.heart.org/course/427/ If this is not completed before class, we will be unable to certify you.

If you are not well versed in PALS you may consider completing the PALS Pre-course Assessment & Pre-course Work (optional): https://elearning.heart.org/course/426

Nuvance employees should email communityedu@nuvancehealth.org before registering for the employee promocode if you do not have it already. 

**Class end times are approximate so please do not plan anything directly after class.  Class end times are approximate as everyone's individual skill and learning level will vary.  Some may need additional assistance or have additional questions.  

Open to the public and staff, this AHA ACLS course requires the separate 2020 textbook. This course is for those new to ACLS or expired.  Ensure you have the textbook for the class; books are non-refundable. The 12-hour course covers team dynamics, communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care for adults, including airway management and pharmacology. Group sessions and small-group learning include case-based scenarios. Register at least 10 days before class to receive the textbook if you are including it in your order. Successful completion results in a two-year ACLS certification. Access the required pre-course assessment at https://elearning.heart.org/course/423. Failure to complete it will prevent certification. Consider optional pre-course work and assessment if you lack confidence in this curriculum much of this will be covered in class https://elearning.heart.org/course/424 . Private onsite classes available for 6 to 30 participants; email or call for details. Follow CDC recommendations; bring a mask in case it's required. Class end times are approximate; plan accordingly.

Nuvance employees should email communityedu@nuvancehealth.org before registering for the current promocode to register.  Nuvance staff can access a text from the Medical Library or Professional Development Offices or opt to purchase one.

 

 

Open to the public and staff, this AHA ACLS course is for those who need to renew their current ACLS Certification.  If you expired (or new to ACLS) please register for the ACLS Provider course Ensure you have the textbook for the class; books are non-refundable. This 6-hour course covers team dynamics, communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care for adults, including airway management and pharmacology. Group sessions and small-group learning include case-based scenarios. Register at least 10 days before class to receive the textbook if you are including it in your order. Successful completion results in a two-year ACLS certification. Access the free required pre-course assessment at https://elearning.heart.org/course/423. Failure to complete it will prevent certification. Consider optional pre-course work and assessment if you lack confidence in this curriculum much of this will be covered in class https://elearning.heart.org/course/424 . Private onsite classes available for 6 to 30 participants; email or call for details. Bring a face mask in case the current infection control alert level requires it. Class end times are approximate; plan accordingly.

Nuvance employees should email communityedu@nuvancehealth.org before registering for the current employee code to register.  Nuvance staff can access a text from the Medical Library or Professional Development Offices or opt to purchase one.

Nuvance staff can only register for a class once in each discipline for the certification period.  Do NOT register for multiple dates to HOLD them as this will result in multiple charges.

 

 

Open to the public and staff, this course is for those new to BLS or expired.  Ensure you have the textbook for the class; books are non-refundable. The 4-hour course covers both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics. Register at least 10 days before class to receive the textbook if you are including it in your order. Successful completion results in a two-year BLS certification. Private onsite classes available for 6 to 20 participants; email or call for details. Follow CDC recommendations; bring a mask in case it's required. Class end times are approximate, plan accordingly.  Age is 16 and up to attend.

Nuvance employees only: should email communityedu@nuvancehealth.org before registering for the current promocode to register.  Nuvance staff can access a text from the Medical Library or Professional Development Offices or opt to purchase one.  Nuvance staff can only register for a class once in each discipline for the certification period.  Do NOT register for multiple dates to HOLD them as this will result in multiple charges.  NUVANCE staff can also see our AHA NUVANCE HOSPITAL STAFF Only classes for additional training dates, times and locations.

Open to the public and staff, this AHA BLS renewal course requires the separate 2020 textbook. This course is specifically for those renewing to keep their certification current.  Ensure you have the textbook for the class; books are non-refundable. The 3-hour course covers both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics. Register at least 10 days before class to receive the textbook if you are including it in your order. Successful completion results in a two-year BLS certification. Private onsite classes available for 6 to 20 participants; email or call for details. Follow CDC recommendations; bring a mask in case it's required. Class end times are approximate, plan accordingly.  Age is 16 and up to attend.

Nuvance employees should email communityedu@nuvancehealth.org before registering for the current promocode to register.  Nuvance staff can access a text from the Medical Library or Professional Development Offices or opt to purchase one.  NUVANCE staff can also see our AHA NUVANCE HOSPITAL STAFF Only classes for additional training dates, times and locations.

Join our BLS and ACLS Combination Renewal Course – open to the public and staff. This streamlined course combines AHA's BLS Renewal and ACLS Renewal, providing both certifications in a single day. Ensure you have the current books for BLS and ACLS by adding them to your registration.  Successful completion results both a BLS Provider and an ACLS Provider Course Completion E-Card valid for two years.

Books will be shipped after payment. This abridged course is for BLS and ACLS recertification only. If you're expired, consider our provider or blended learning courses. The BLS section focuses on single-rescuer and team basic life support skills, emphasizing High-Quality CPR and team dynamics. 

For ACLS, this renewal-level course is for currently certified individuals. Review the text and complete the pre-course assessment. The ACLS certification covers team dynamics, communication, systems of care, and post-cardiac arrest care for adults, including airway management and pharmacology. 

Access the ACLS Pre-course Assessment https://elearning.heart.org/course/423. Failure to complete will prevent certification. Optional pre-course work and assessment are available for those less familiar with ACLS is available and will be covered in-class https://elearning.heart.org/course/424. BLS has no pre-course requirement.

Register at least 10 days before the class date. Books are non-refundable. Private onsite classes are available for 6 to 20 participants; contact us for details.

Nuvance employees, email communityedu@nuvancehealth.org for the employee promocode if needed. Bring a mask to class in case the alert level requires it.

Class size is limited, and payment is due at registration. 

This class is open to the public and staff.  The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only® CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR with breaths, and relief of choking in an adult, child, or infant. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.  Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not require a certification card in CPR for their job. This course is ideal for schools, community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.  This course is NOT suitable for community professions that require a CPR certification card. This class is a 2.5-hour training.  Class is offered free of charge year-round for all our scheduled courses.

If you would like a private group session we can schedule one but a fee would apply.

This class is free of charge however you have the option to pay a portion of the class cost to help us keep classes free to all and increase the courses we can offer free of charge to all in the community.  Any payments made are non-refundable.  

Training Classes Policy

We are following the recommendations put out by the CDC based on the alert levels for the county/state.  Please bring a mask to class in case the alert level requires a mask on the day of class.  

**Class end times are approximate so please do not plan anything directly after class.  Class end times are approximate as everyone's individual skill and learning level will vary.  Some may need additional assistance or have additional questions.  

 

This course is open to the public and Nuvance Security staff, offering essential skills in basic first aid, CPR techniques, choking victim maneuvers, and automated external defibrillator (AED) use. Instruction covers adults, children, and infants. The course includes textbooks and materials, catering to daycare workers, construction workers, school personnel, coast guard candidates, camp counselors, and various community professions. Certification, valid for two years from the AHA, is awarded upon successful completion. Suitable for ages 13 and up.

Note: Medical professionals, including medical students, nursing students, lifeguards, EMTs, medics, and other healthcare providers, may require the BLS Provider class for CPR AED certification. Please consider that class.

For NYS Coaches: Heartsaver CPR AED and Sports First Aid & Injury Prevention Courses are needed to meet NYS Coach requirements. Check those courses or contact us with questions.

Private onsite classes for 6 to 30 participants are available upon request; email or call for details.

Bring a mask in case it's required on the day of the class for infection control precautions. Nuvance employees can inquire about discounts by emailing communityedu@nuvancehealth.org. Nuvance Security staff will need a promocode before registering.

Class end times are approximate, considering varying skill levels. Please plan accordingly. Thank you for choosing our comprehensive First Aid, CPR, and AED Course!

This class is open to the public.  The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 States. It teaches child care providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. It covers the four steps of first aid and first aid skills such as finding the problem, stopping bleeding, bandaging and using an Epinephrine pen.  Child CPR AED, infant CPR and a module in adult CPR AED and Asthma Care Training for Child Care Providers are also included in this program.  This course has been recently updated by the American Heart Association to reflect the most current guidelines and is very popular with parents and grandparents.   Successful completion results in a certification card valid for 2-years. This course is suitable for daycare workers, camp counselors, students, and many other community professions with a focus on children.  This course is NOT for Healthcare Providers - We offer other courses at this level please see the BLS for Healthcare Providers Course.  

We can hold private onsite classes for groups of 6 to 30.  If you are interested in this option please email or call us for details.

Nuvance employees should email communityedu@nuvancehealth.org before registering for information on any employee discounts. 

Please bring a mask to class in case the alert level requires a mask on the day of class.  

**Class end times are approximate so please do not plan anything directly after class.  Class end times are approximate as everyone's individual skill and learning level will vary.  Some may need additional assistance or have additional questions.  

Open to the public and staff, this AHA PALS course requires the separate 2020 textbook. Ensure you have the textbook for the class; books are non-refundable. The 12-hour course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, 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. Register at least 10 days before class to receive the textbook if you are including it in your order. Successful completion results in a two-year PALS certification. Access the required pre-course assessment at https://elearning.heart.org/course/427 . Failure to complete it will prevent certification. Consider optional pre-course work and assessment if you lack confidence in this curriculum much of this will be covered in class https://elearning.heart.org/course/426 . Private onsite classes available for 6 to 20 participants; email or call for details. Bring a mask in case it's required. Class end times are approximate, plan accordingly.

Nuvance employees should email communityedu@nuvancehealth.org before registering for the current employee code to register.  Nuvance staff can access a text from the Medical Library or Professional Development Offices or opt to purchase one.

Open to the public and staff, this AHA PALS course if for those renewing a current certifictation.  If you expired or are new to PALS, please register for the PALS Provider course .Ensure you have the textbook for the class; books are non-refundable. The 6-hour course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, 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. Register at least 10 days before class to receive the textbook if you are including it in your order. Successful completion results in a two-year PALS certification. Access the required pre-course assessment at https://elearning.heart.org/course/427 . Failure to complete it will prevent certification. Consider optional pre-course work and assessment if you lack confidence in this curriculum much of this will be covered in class https://elearning.heart.org/course/426 . Private onsite classes available for 6 to 20 participants; email or call for details. Follow CDC recommendations; bring a mask in case it's required. Class end times are approximate, plan accordingly.

Nuvance employees should email communityedu@nuvancehealth.org before registering for the current promocode to register.  Nuvance staff can access a text from the Medical Library or Professional Development Offices or opt to purchase one.

Nuvance staff can only register for a class once in each discipline for the certification period.  Do NOT register for multiple dates to HOLD them as this will result in multiple charges.

We are committed to enhancing safety in our communities!  Nuvance Health's Bike Helmet Safety Services help reduce trauma from Bike related accidents. We prioritize the well-being of our communities by offering free bike helmet fittings and distributions near our hospital locations.

You can find valuable resources like a helmet fitting guide and instructional video available here for those of you who want to learn about proper helmet fitting at home:  Bike Helmet Fitting Guide and Bike Helmet Fitting Instructional Video NHTSA.

We host public Bike Rodeos during the warmer months. These events are specially designed for kids, providing safety skills training and ensuring each participant leaves with a properly fitted bike helmet.

Stay informed about upcoming Bike Rodeos by checking our website for event listings under "Bike Rodeo." Our services are complimenatry and partially supported by grants, emphasizing our dedication to community well-being.

For group events or to organize a Bike Rodeo in your community, reach out to us at CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org. Likewise, if you'd like a private appointment for a helmet fitting and require a helmet, simply email us at the same address to schedule your session!

 

This class can be utilized for both new or renewing ACLS providers.  This class is a hybrid class offering the book work and written exam online at your own pace prior to class and the in-classroom session for skills practice and skills testing.  You will have access to the online material for a 2-year period.  (A paper version of the text is not included for this online option).  This class uses the new 2020 guidelines released by AHA.  HeartCode® ACLS Online is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that uses adaptive learning technology to allow learners to acquire and demonstrate Advanced Cardiac Life Support skills using a personalized learning path that adapts in real-time to a learner’s performance. The program is designed for healthcare professionals who need Advanced Cardiac Life Support training for their clinical duties. HeartCode® ACLS Online consists of a cognitive portion that is completed online. A separate psychomotor skills assessment with an AHA Instructor is required to earn a valid AHA ACLS Provider eCard that is valid for two years.  Both the online portion and the in-person skills must be completed in order to complete your certification.  You are issued the same exact certification card as a traditional classroom experience after completing both portions. 

A paper copy of the book is NOT required since you have access to the online material for 2-years but if you wish to have a paper version of the text mailed to you then you can add it as a product add-on that can be shipped.  Books are non-refundable and non-returnable once shipped. 

THIS HYBRID CLASS IS NON-REFUNDABLE.  Once we release the online access to you we can not use it for another student (even if you did not use it yet).  We can transfer you into another skills session if needed but should you decide not to attend at all refunds cannot be issued for this hybrid class type.  Please ensure this is the class and format you wish to register for.  We can reschedule you into a new skills session date if needed just email us and will do so at no additional fee if it is at least 1 business day prior to class.

We are following the recommendations put out by the CDC based on alert level for the county/state.  Please bring a mask to class in case the alert level requires a mask on the day of class.  

**Class end times are approximate so please do not plan anything directly after class.  Class end times are approximate as everyone's individual skill and learning level will vary.  Some may need additional assistance or have additional questions.  

Nuvance staff who are no shows to the classroom portion of the training will incur a fee.

HeartCode® BLS Online Course Package – Open to the public and staff, suitable for initial and renewal certifications.

This self-directed eLearning program uses adaptive technology for personalized Basic Life Support (BLS) skill acquisition. The course comprises an online cognitive portion to be completed prior to class and an in-person 2 hour skills practice/testing session with a certified instructor. Both segments are mandatory for certification. Staff require a promocode for registration and can sign up for 1 class date per required discipline.  If you need to change your class date please email us to assist you so we can keep your online portion with your registration.  The online portion will provide you access to a certificate of completion once the course content and a brief online survey are completed.  Students must bring the certificate of completion to class with them or email it to CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org prior to class.  We will be unable to complete your certification without the online portion.  When both the online and in-person portions are successfully completed you are issued a 2-year BLS Provider Certification. You are issued the same exact certification card as a traditional classroom experience after completing both portions.

You will receive a separate email shortly after registering with your unique online access link (keycode) to access the class online portion of the class at NO CHARGE. The email is titled MUST READ. This may go to junk spam or trash. If you do not get this email within a few hours, please email CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org and we will be happy to assist you. The link is unique to you and cannot be shared.

You have access to the online curriculum online tools for two years; no paper text is required. If desired, a paper text can be purchased separately. Books are non-refundable once shipped.

Please note that this hybrid class is non-refundable, and online access cannot be transferred to another student once released. While we can reschedule you for a new skills session with at least 1 business day notice, refunds are not issued for this hybrid class type.

Bring a mask to class as a precaution, and class end times are approximate due to varying skill levels.

Nuvance employees should email communityedu@nuvancehealth.org before registering for the current employee code to register.  Nuvance staff can access a text from the Medical Library or Professional Development Offices or opt to purchase one.  Nuvance staff who are no-shows for the classroom portion must email us to reschedule at CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org or incur a fee for the online segment.  NUVANCE staff can also see our AHA NUVANCE HOSPITAL STAFF Only classes for additional training dates, times and locations.

HeartCode® PALS Online is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that uses adaptive learning technology to allow learners to acquire and demonstrate Pediatric Advanced Life Support skills using a personalized learning path that adapts in real-time to a learner’s performance. The program is designed for healthcare professionals who need Pediatric Advanced Life Support training for their clinical duties. HeartCode® PALS Online consists of a cognitive portion that is completed online. A separate psychomotor skills assessment with an AHA Instructor is required to earn a valid AHA PALS Provider eCard that is valid for two years. You must complete both the online portion and the in-person skills session to be certified.  You will have access to the online materials for a period of 2-years so a paper copy of the text is NOT required.  You are issued the same exact certification card as a traditional classroom experience after completing both portions.

If you prefer a paper version of the text you can do a product add-on and add the textbook as a separate purchase that will be shipped to you.  Books are non-refundable and non-returnable once shipped.

THIS HYBRID CLASS IS NON-REFUNDABLE.  Once we release the online access to you we can not use it for another student (even if you did not use it yet).  We can transfer you into another skills session if needed but should you decide not to attend at all refunds cannot be issued for this hybrid class type.  Please ensure this is the class and format you wish to register for.  We can reschedule you into a new skills session date if needed just email us and will do so at no additional fee if it is at least 1 business day prior to class.

We are following the recommendations put out by the CDC based on alert level for the county/state.  Please bring a mask to class in case the alert level requires a mask on the day of class.  

**Class end times are approximate so please do not plan anything directly after class.  Class end times are approximate as everyone's individual skill and learning level will vary.  Some may need additional assistance or have additional questions.  

Nuvance staff who are no shows to the classroom portion of the training will incur a fee.

This module is completely online.  Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Online teaches employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials. This course is designed to meet OSHA requirements for bloodborne pathogens training (and should be paired with site-specific information such as where MSDS sheets, first aid kits, and AEDs are located as well as site-specific policies - students should be aware of this information & should contact their employer for site-specific information). This course provides students with the convenience of completing the course at their own pace wherever they have access to the Internet. It includes interactive exercises and videos to engage students and provide periodic points of knowledge transference, along with audio and transcript for students who may have a hearing or visual disability, and much more.

THIS COURSE IS NON-REFUNDABLE as once a course link is issued it cannot be retrieved or returned to us. 

You will receive an email with your unique course key code link and access instructions once payment is processed.  The course key code link also appears on your registration receipt.   

INSTRUCTIONS FOR E-LEARNING:
You purchased a single eLearning course, simply click the weblink below to activate your course. If you are new to the AHA eLearning platform, please create an account. Once you have created your account or logged in, you MAY NEED to go back and click your link again to ACTIVATE your course. It is very important to log out of the course if you need to step away before completion. Do not close your browser window without logging out first. In addition, please be sure to clear your browser's cookies prior to clicking the activation link below. Do not begin your course if you did not log in first. This course is NON-Refundable as once the online link is issued we cannot get it back.

If you need technical assistance AHA manages their online courses and e-learning platform directly so contact them at: Customer Service 1-888-AHA-8883 (1-888-242-8883). AHA Support Hours
Monday - Friday:
7AM - 9PM CST
Saturday:
9AM - 5PM CST
Closed on Sundays, Closed on Holidays

Technical Requirements

Supported Web Browsers: Latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari

Operating Systems and Computing Hardware: Win8+ with 4GB+ RAM, MacOS 10.13+ with 4GB+ RAM, Android 8+ with 2GB+ RAM, iOS 11+ with 2GB+ RAM

Internet Connection: Broadband – Fiber, wireless, DSL, cable modem

While the system will run in smaller screen sizes, these are the recommended minimum sizes for the best experience: 4" (mobile) or higher

Esta capacitación gratuita de 15 minutos es proporcionada por el Consejo Nacional de Seguridad junto con 
la Junta Nacional de Seguridad Infantil de Pasajeros. No es necesario registrarse, simplemente haga clic
en el enlace de la clase a continuación.
Tanto en 2018 como en 2019, 53 niños murieron en autos calientes. Estos son los años más mortíferos
registrados en los últimos 20 años. Desde 1998, casi 900 niños han muerto por insolación vehicular;
El 24% de los incidentes ocurrieron mientras un padre o cuidador estaba en un lugar de trabajo. Los
padres y cuidadores pueden actuar de inmediato para poner fin a estas muertes evitables. Edúquese a
sí mismo y a todos los que conoce sobre este peligro. El Consejo Nacional de Seguridad ofrece un curso
en línea gratuito sobre el peligro de la insolación vehicular y los niños, las tres circunstancias
principales que han llevado a los niños a morir y lo que todos podemos hacer para prevenir estas muertes.
Un niño es demasiado. Complete y comparta esta capacitación ahora. Se proporciona un certificado de finalización al
final de la formación. Enlace para acceder a la formación gratuita: https://training.nsc.org/hot-cars-spanish/ Recursos adicionales: https://www.nsc.org/hotcars

This complimentary training is intended to boost your child passenger safety knowledge.  This course was created by the National Child Passenger Safety Board.  You must register for this course using the link below on the National Safety Council website.

Car Seat Basics is an introductory e-learning course for parents and caregivers, people who transport children and anyone interested in learning more about child passenger safety. Using evidence-based guidelines, this free online course helps participants understand the four stages of child passenger safety: rear-facing car seats, forward-facing car seats, booster seats and seat belts. Participants have the option to complete the entire training or a section on a specific stage. The approximate completion time for the entire training is 60 minutes. Please note that this training does not result in child passenger safety technician certification. Proof of completion for this course is provided.  This course does not have a fee. 

Click here to access the registration page:  https://learn.nsc.org/products/Car-Seat-Basics-E-Learning.aspx

 

More information: Step by step instructions:  https://www.cpsboard.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Car-Seat-Basics-How-to-Access-First-Time.pdf 

 

Additional resources: https://www.cpsboard.org/resource-center/trainings/ 

Difficulty accessing the training?  Contact NSC directly here:

Contact - National Safety Council

Customer Service
(800) 621-7619
(630) 285-1434 fax
customerservice@nsc.org

 

 

Caregiver Online Support Group presented by The Goldstone Caregiver Center at Danbury Hospital

Being a Caregiver can be incredibly rewarding. It can also be one of the most difficult and isolating times a person can go through. If you are caring for a family member and have ever experienced frustration, sadness, guilt, or anxiety through your caregiving journey, you are not alone. Take the opportunity to meet other caregivers remotely via zoom to share your experiences and learn strategies to reduce your stress. Caregivers may join either the daytime or evening group and these are offered monthly.

Contact Miranda Dold, LCSW by email at Miranda.dold@nuvancehealth.org or 203-739-4921 for more details and for the zoom group meeting information.

This complimentary 15-minute training is provided by the National Safety Council in conjunction with the National Child Passenger Safety board.  No registration required just click the class link below. Kids in Hot Cars - National Safety Council

In both 2018 and 2019, 53 children died in hot cars. These are the deadliest years on record in the past 20 years. Since 1998, almost 900 children have died from vehicular heatstroke; 24% of incidents occurred while a parent or caregiver was at a place of work. Parents and caregivers can act immediately to end these preventable deaths. Educate yourself and everyone you know about this danger. The National Safety Council offers a free online course about the danger of vehicular heatstroke and children, the three primary circumstances that have led to children dying, and what we all can do to prevent these deaths. One child is too many.

Complete and share this training now. It is also available in Spanish. A certificate of completion is provided at the end of the training.  

Link to access the complimentary training: https://training.nsc.org/hot-cars/ 

or en Espanol: https://training.nsc.org/hot-cars-spanish/ 

Additional resources: https://www.nsc.org/hotcars 

This is an appointment for a complimentary car seat check with a certified Safe Kids car seat technician.  Please see what to do and expect below.  You will be asked some key questions at registration so we can be better prepared to assist you.  There is no fee for this service.

Before the Car Seat Checkup

  • Be prepared to learn, not just watch the CPS technician install the car seat. They're trained to teach you.
  • Know your child's current weight and height.
  • Using the car seat instruction manual and the vehicle owner’s manual, try to install the car seat into your vehicle prior to your appointment if possible.  It's okay if it's not correct they will help you fix it!
  • Tip! Check the index of your vehicle owner’s manual for “child safety seats”.
  • Be sure to bring the car seat instruction manual AND the vehicle owner’s manual with you to your appointment if still available.
  • If possible, bring your child with you as well as another caregiver to help while you are learning.
  • Be prepared to learn. The CPS Technician is trained to educate you to install and use your car seat properly in your vehicle
  • You must be 18 years or older to schedule this appointment or have an adult present with you at the time of your appointment
  • Please bring your driver's license.

During the Car Seat Checkup

  • This one-on-one education typically takes 20-30 minutes, depending on your car seat and vehicle. The technician will take all the time you need until you feel comfortable that your car seat is used and installed correctly.
  • During the checkup, a CPS Technician will:
    • Fill out a car seat check form to document the process (including car seat type, location in the vehicle, misuse observations, etc.). The form may be electronic or on paper.
    • Review car seat selection appropriate for your child’s age, weight, and height as well as review factors that affect proper use.  The technician will ensure a proper fit for your child if the child is present.
    • Review the car seat instruction manual and the vehicle owner’s manual to ensure that both are being followed correctly.
    • Ensure that an appropriate seating position in the vehicle is being used.
    • Check the car seat for recalls, visible damage, and expiration date.
    • Guide your installation of the car seat. You are encouraged to ask to learn how to install the car seat in different seating positions with different installation techniques.
    • Discuss the next steps for your child, such as when to move to the next type of car seat.
    • Discuss your state laws and best practice recommendations for occupant safety.
    • Discuss the benefits of everyone riding properly restrained, including all adults.
    • Discuss safety in and around the vehicle.
    • Answer any questions you may have, so ask away.  Ensure you feel confident about installing your seat safely before leaving.

After the Car Seat Checkup

A car seat checkup is considered a success if you can answer yes to the following questions:

  • Did you help perform the installation?
  • Were your questions answered? If not, were you given direction as to who you should contact, or will the CPS Technician follow up with you?

We are collaborating with multiple agencies to offer a car seat inspection station where a Safe Kids certified child safety seat technician will assist caregivers to ensure the seat is installed correctly, is safe, fits the child properly, and answer any questions.  Please take advantage of this event where assistance is provided at no charge.  No appointment required COVID19 precautions will be followed.  Please ensure you arrive having a face covering to wear.  

This is an appointment for a complimentary car seat check with a certified Safe Kids car seat technician.  Please see what to do and expect below.  You will be asked some key questions at registration so we can be better prepared to assist you.  There is no fee for this service.

Before the Car Seat Checkup

  • Be prepared to learn, not just watch the CPS technician install the car seat. They're trained to teach you.
  • Know your child's current weight and height.
  • Using the car seat instruction manual and the vehicle owner’s manual, try to install the car seat into your vehicle prior to your appointment if possible.  It's okay if it's not correct they will help you fix it!
  • Tip! Check the index of your vehicle owner’s manual for “child safety seats”.
  • Be sure to bring the car seat instruction manual AND the vehicle owner’s manual with you to your appointment if available.  If not it's okay we have resources on hand!
  • If possible, bring your child with you as well as another caregiver to help while you are learning.
  • Be prepared to learn. The CPS Technician is trained to educate you to install and use your car seat properly in your vehicle
  • You must be 18 years or older to schedule this appointment or have an adult present with you at the time of your appointment
  • Please bring your driver's license or if not the vehicle operator a non-driver ID.

During the Car Seat Checkup

  • This education typically takes 20-30 minutes, depending on your car seat and vehicle. The technician will take all the time you need until you feel comfortable that your car seat is used and installed correctly.
  • During the checkup, a CPS Technician will:
    • Fill out a car seat check form to document the process (including car seat type, location in the vehicle, misuse observations, etc.). The form may be electronic or on paper.
    • Review car seat selection appropriate for your child’s age, weight, and height as well as review factors that affect proper use.  The technician will ensure a proper fit for your child if the child is present.
    • Review the car seat instruction manual and the vehicle owner’s manual to ensure that both are being followed correctly.
    • Ensure that an appropriate seating position in the vehicle is being used.
    • Check the car seat for recalls, visible damage, and expiration date.
    • Guide your installation of the car seat. You are encouraged to ask to learn how to install the car seat in different seating positions with different installation techniques.
    • Discuss the next steps for your child, such as when to move to the next type of car seat.
    • Discuss your state laws and best practice recommendations for occupant safety.
    • Discuss the benefits of everyone riding properly restrained, including all adults.
    • Discuss safety in and around the vehicle.
    • Answer any questions you may have, so ask away.  Ensure you feel confident about installing your seat safely before leaving.

After the Car Seat Checkup

A car seat checkup is considered a success if you can answer yes to the following questions:

  • Did you help perform the installation?
  • Were your questions answered? If not, were you given direction as to who you should contact, or will the CPS Technician follow up with you?

Este video de la American Heart Association proporcionará una comprensión básica de la epidemia de opioides y cómo reconocer y responder a una persona que potencialmente ha sufrido una sobredosis de opioides. Una vez que se registre, se le enviará información en una carta de confirmación que tiene un enlace al video de capacitación en inglés y español. Este curso de laico no tiene una tarifa.

Si no recibe los enlaces de video por alguna razón, envíenos un correo electrónico para obtener ayuda.

 

 

This very brief video training created by AHA allows you to learn Hands-Only CPR in just minutes!  

Hands-Only CPR performed by a bystander has been shown to be as effective as CPR with breaths in the first few minutes of an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest for an adult victim. If you do not know how to administer CPR with breaths, don’t be afraid to act in an emergency; your actions can only help. Any attempt at CPR is better than no attempt. If you see an unconscious, unresponsive adult, call 9-1-1 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” This song, and other songs with a rhythm of 100 to 120 beats per minute, mimic the rate you should push on the chest during CPR. The AHA still recommends CPR with compressions and breaths for infants, children, victims of drowning or drug overdose, or people who collapse due to breathing problems.  For those who are trained to give breaths Breaths and Compressions combined are still the best practice for victims of all ages.  

Register for this class and you will get instant access to a brief training video you can watch from nearly anywhere & access to printable FAQ sheets, instruction sheets, and more detailed information on hands-only CPR if interested.  You can feel free to share the information with friends, family, or co-workers!

If for some reason you do not receive a confirmation email with this information please email communityedu@nuvancehealth.org and we will get that information out as soon as possible!

This course is open to the public and staff, please register for this class at least 3 days prior to the class date.  Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants to identify, understand and respond to mental health and substance use challenges.  Upon successful completion of all portions of the class you will be provided a certificate of completion from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.  The adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone age 18 and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem.  Mental illness is common and impacts 1 in 5 adults in any given year.  Some of the topics can be difficult for some students and we ask all attending to be sensitive and supportive of those who may have had loved ones close to them or may have a present or past history themselves.  In addition, the class is a safe space and we expect all participating to keep anything that may be mentioned about staff or student personal experiences confidential.

This class requires that you have access to the internet and be able to navigate computer software systems.  After registering you will be sent an invite to join MFHA connect.  Once you accept that invitation you will be enrolled in the course date you have selected.  You will then need to complete a pre-test and a few brief online modules.  After the class room portion you would then complete a post test, short final exam and evaluate your instructors.  Once all items are successfully completed you will be issued your certificate of completion on MHFA connect.  This course is valued at $170 pp. Our organization values community education so learners may attend at no charge.   

What you learn:
Risk factors and warning signs.
Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders.
A 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or in crisis.
Where to turn for help — professional, peer, and self-help resources.

You learn by getting involved with the material and relating what you learn to real-life applications. Discussion topics, exercises, and other activities keep you engaged in the course and give you an opportunity to practice helping skills.

One or two certified instructors lead each course and follow a national curriculum and teaching standards, while emphasizing hope for recovery. Classes usually consist of 20 people or less are offered in a respectful, comfortable environment.  This class does require a minimum of 3 students to run so if you are unable to attend please let us know PRIOR to the class date so we can make arrangements to reschedule the class if needed.

If you opt to pay a small fee that fee is non-refundable.

**Class end times are approximate so please do not plan anything directly after class.  Class end times are approximate as everyone's individual skill and learning level will vary.  Some may need additional assistance or have additional questions.  

This course is open to the public and staff, please register for this class at least 3 days prior to the class date.  Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants to identify, understand and respond to mental health and substance use challenges.  Upon successful completion of all portions of the class you will be provided a certificate of completion from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.  The adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone age 18 and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem.  Mental illness is common and impacts 1 in 5 adults in any given year.  Some of the topics can be difficult for some students and we ask all attending to be sensitive and supportive of those who may have had loved ones close to them or may have a present or past history themselves.  In addition, the class is a safe space, and we expect all participating to keep anything that may be mentioned about staff or student personal experiences confidential.

This class requires that you have access to the internet and be able to navigate computer software systems.  After registering you will be sent an invite to join MFHA connect.  Once you accept that invitation you will be enrolled in the course date you have selected.  You will then need to complete a pre-test and a few brief online modules.  After the classroom portion you would then complete a post test, short final exam, and evaluate your instructors.  Once all items are successfully completed you will be issued your certificate of completion on MHFA connect.  This course is valued at $170 pp. Our organization values community education so learners may attend at no charge.   

What you learn:
Risk factors and warning signs.
Information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders.
A 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or in crisis.
Where to turn for help — professional, peer, and self-help resources.

You learn by getting involved with the material and relating what you learn to real-life applications. Discussion topics, exercises, and other activities keep you engaged in the course and give you an opportunity to practice helping skills.

One or two certified instructors lead each course and follow a national curriculum and teaching standards, while emphasizing hope for recovery. Classes usually consist of 20 people or less are offered in a respectful, comfortable environment.  This class does require a minimum of 3 students to run so if you are unable to attend, please let us know PRIOR to the class date so we can make arrangements to reschedule the class if needed.

For virtual classes we expect you to be on camera and able to participate, except for breaks, for the entire online virtual class session to be certified.

If you opt to pay a small fee that fee is non-refundable.

**Class end times are approximate so please do not plan anything directly after class.  Class end times are approximate as everyone's individual skill and learning level will vary.  Some may need additional assistance or have additional questions.  

Opioid Education for Healthcare Providers is a self-directed, eLearning course is for use by a single student that includes modules such as recognition and treatment of opioid overdose (use of CPR and reversal agents), details of the opioid epidemic and opioid use disorder, the pathophysiology of pain and opioids leading to addiction, and managing acute pain with alternative pain management options.

This 30-minute long course educates participants in the pathophysiology of opioid overdose; special considerations on how to care for overdose patients, including naloxone administration; recognizing the need for high-quality CPR; and use of a defibrillator.  Once purchased you are sent an email with the key code to access the course.  

This course is NON-REFUNDABLE once purchased.

Technical Requirements

Operating Systems
  • Windows XP+
  • Mac OSX 10.10+
  • iOS 8+
  • Android 4.4+
Browsers
  • Chrome (recommended)
  • Firefox
  • Edge
  • Mobile Chrome

*Mobile devices with screens smaller than 7 inches are not supported

Product Specifications

  • Format : Online Course
  • Product Type : Blended and eLearning
This course includes the following modules:
  • Recognition and treatment of opioid overdose (use of naloxone and CPR as indicated)
  • Overview of the opioid epidemic and opioid use disorder
  • Pathophysiology of opioids leading to addiction
  • Explanation of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Importance of integrated treatment

Audience

The AHA’s Opioid Education for Healthcare Providers Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need an understanding of the opioid epidemic, pathophysiology of opioids, and special considerations on how to care for overdose patients.

This course is a self-directed eLearning course taken online via the Web or a Learning Management System (LMS). No hands-on skills session is required.

This course is intended for US audiences only.

This video by the American Heart Association will provide a basic understanding of the opioid epidemic and how to recognize and respond to a person who has potentially overdosed on opioids.  Once you register you will be sent information in a confirmation letter which has a link to the training video in both English & Spanish.  This layrescuer course does not have a fee.

Should you not get the video links for some reason just email us for assistance.  

This course is ideal for all pet owners and pet caregivers. This unique course covers common health and safety-related issues for Dogs & Cats, first aid basics, CPR, choking maneuvers for pets, when to seek professional care, and disaster planning for your pet.  You practice your skills on furry life-like pet manikins.  Course completion results in a certification card valid for 2-years from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute.  Text and materials included.  Class is suitable for ages 16 and up.

We follow the current state requirements for COVID19 precautions please bring a mask to class in case the alert level requires it.  You must be fever and symptom-free to attend in-person courses.  

We can hold private onsite classes for groups of 6 to 30.  If you are interested in this option please email or call us for details.

Nuvance employees should email communityedu@nuvancehealth.org before registering for information on any employee discounts. 


 

Debe hacer clic en este enlace para registrarse en este curso, ya que requiere un seguimiento del estado para su finalización y administración: https://nme.asicourse.com/checkout?course=aQ0ql

 Este curso en línea PIRP de 6 horas en Nueva York ayuda a los conductores a eliminar algunos puntos de su registro de
manejo y a reducir el monto del seguro de automóvil. El curso es para:

• Personas que reciben una multa de tránsito en el estado de Nueva York.
• Personas que desean reducir los puntos en su historial de manejo.
• Personas que desean solicitar un descuento en el seguro de automóvil.

Refresque sus habilidades de conducción mientras completa un curso en línea que reduce los puntos en su historial de conducción. Nuestro curso PIRP aprobado por el estado de Nueva York también aumenta sus posibilidades de obtener descuentos en el seguro de automóvil. Llévelo a cualquier lugar y en cualquier momento que desee. Todo lo que necesita es Internet y su dispositivo.

 ¿Por qué realizar el curso PIRP de Nueva York con nosotros?

Educación sencilla

El curso presenta animaciones atractivas y un formato a su propio ritmo para mantener motivados a los estudiantes.

Servicios convenientes

El curso actualiza sus habilidades de conducción, reduce los puntos y le ayuda a obtener un descuento en el seguro.

Cursos asequibles

Nuestro curso PIRP aprobado por el estado de Nueva York tiene un precio bajo. Tampoco tenemos costes ocultos.

Tasas de éxito elevadas

Tenga la tranquilidad de saber que este curso en línea de 6 horas está aprobado por el DMV de Nueva York.

Preguntas frecuentes

¿Cuáles son los beneficios del curso en línea de manejo defensivo de Nueva York?

Nuestro curso en línea PIRP de Nueva York cumple con los requisitos que ayudan a reducir los puntos en su historial de manejo. También lo ayuda a calificar para un descuento de seguro. Al mismo tiempo, obtiene una revisión de las prácticas de conducción segura.

¿Qué hace que los estudiantes quieran inscribirse en este curso?

El curso de 6 horas maximiza las animaciones que mantienen a los estudiantes comprometidos y motivados. El formato a su propio ritmo les da a los estudiantes un mejor control de su tiempo. El precio también es asequible, por lo que puede comenzar de inmediato.

¿Qué prueba de finalización obtienen los estudiantes del curso?

American Safety Institute envía automáticamente un informe electrónico al NY DMV cuando un estudiante completa el curso. También enviamos por correo electrónico un certificado imprimible que el estudiante puede presentar a su proveedor de seguros.

El personal de nuestra oficina solo habla inglés, por lo que el correo electrónico 

puede ser mejor si se comunica en español.
Esta clase no es reembolsable.

Debe hacer clic en este enlace para registrarse en este curso, ya que requiere
un seguimiento del estado para su 
finalización y administración: https://nme.asicourse.com/checkout?course=aQ0ql

This course is for those that already have taken the AHA PALS Heartcode 2020 online portion of the class and have their certificate of completion.  This classroom session completes the certification by offering the in-person skills practice and testing required by the AHA for certification. 

If you do not yet have the online portion of the course please see our Blended Learning PALS class package which offers the online course packaged with this in-classroom requirement. HeartCode PALS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students PALS knowledge and skills.

After completing the online portion, students attend a structured PALS Hands-On Session with an AHA Instructor. This session focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing. 

HeartCode PALS is for healthcare professionals seeking an alternative method for completing an initial or renewal PALS Course that reduces in classroom time required and allows more flexibility having pre-course material completed at home at their own schedule.  You MUST successfully complete the online session and the classroom session to obtain certification.  Please either bring a copy of your part 1 certificate of completion of the course with you or you may email it to us at CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org  We will be unable to process your certification if we do not have the online portion of the course on file.  

We are following the recommendations put out by the CDC based on alert level for the county/state.  Please bring a mask to class in case the alert level requires a mask on the day of class.  

**Class end times are approximate so please do not plan anything directly after class.  Class end times are approximate as everyone's individual skill and learning level will vary.  Some may need additional assistance or have additional questions.  

Sports First Aid and Injury Prevention was developed to help coaches, athletic trainers, athletes, and parents of athletes manage the common emergencies they will likely encounter while participating in sports. The course includes coverage of the phases of injury and the injury prevention model, prevention tips for sports-related injuries common to specific sports (such as sprains and concussions), and appropriate treatment for common injuries and illnesses.  The following topics will be covered during the training: Assessment, Bleeding Control, Shock Management, Assessment Illness, and Assessment Injury. Students will practice simulated injuries to gain competency in skills.  This course meets the NYS coaching requirements for 1st Aid.  Successful completion of this course will result in a certification card from the Emergency Care & Safety Institute, a nationally recognized organization.

This course will NOT result in a CPR AED Certification card but can be taken in conjunction with our American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Certification Course. 

Proof of full COVID19 vaccination or a negative test result taken within 72 hours of your class is required to enter all Nuvance Health facilities including the office where our class is being held.  You must be fever and symptom-free to attend in-person courses.  

We can hold private onsite classes for groups of 6 to 30.  If you are interested in this option please email or call us for details.

Nuvance employees should email communityedu@nuvancehealth.org before registering for information on any employee discounts. 

Effective immediately, all training classes provided by Nuvance Health Community Education, will be unable to admit students who are feeling generally unwell or showing signs of respiratory illness which include cough, fever, flu and/or cold-like symptoms.  We are doing this out of an abundance of caution for your health as well as the health of your classmates, our instructors, and institutions to limit any exposure to the flu, coronavirus, or any other potentially contagious illness.  We also ask if you have recently been in contact with anyone who is ill to refrain from attending or if you have recently traveled to any areas where an outbreak has occurred.  Should you be unable to attend a class due to illness, recent travel locations, or the illness of a family member, we will work with you to reschedule to a later date offering you priority in our upcoming classes.  Should you arrive at class ill you will be asked to leave the premises so please contact us prior to your arrival if you are ill or have had any risk contact so that we may reschedule you once you feel better.

 

A bleeding injury can happen anywhere. We’ve all seen it happen too often—on the news or in everyday life. Life-threatening bleeding can happen in people injured in serious accidents or disasters. Instead of being a witness, you can become an immediate responder because you know how to STOP THE BLEED®.  A course developed by the American College of Surgeons.  This class is for those 18 and up.  Anyone under 18 would need to be accompanied by a parent.

The person next to a bleeding victim may very well be the one who’s most likely to save him or her from bleeding to death. By learning how to STOP THE BLEED®, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and act quickly and effectively to control bleeding once you learn three quick techniques. Take the STOP THE BLEED® training course and become empowered to make a life or death difference when a bleeding emergency happens.

A STOP THE BLEED® course is for people who are interested in learning this lifesaving skill. The American College of Surgeons STOP THE BLEED® campaign has trained over 1 million people including students, teachers, and community groups. We are committed to training anyone who is old enough to understand what the course teaches and is interested in learning how to STOP THE BLEED® and save a life.

Our instructors will teach you live—in person, using training materials specially developed to teach bleeding control techniques. They will not only instruct you, but they will also be available to check your movements as you practice three different bleeding control actions. They will keep working with you until you demonstrate the correct skills to STOP THE BLEED® and save a life.

What stops bleeding? In a STOP THE BLEED® course, you’ll learn and practice three quick techniques to help save a life before someone bleeds out: (1) How to use your hands to apply pressure to a wound; (2) How to pack a wound to control bleeding; (3) How to correctly apply a tourniquet. These three techniques will empower you to assist in an emergency and potentially save a life.

We provide this training at no charge to help more people in the community respond to urgent incidents.

We are following current state guidelines for COVID19 at this time which depending on the alert level may require wearing a face mask.  Please bring a mask to class.  

This class is offered free of charge however you do have an option to cover a small portion of course fees at check out which would allow us to offer more classes to more individuals in the community free of charge.  

 **Class end times are approximate so please do not plan anything directly after class.  Class end times are approximate as everyone's individual skill and learning level will vary.  Some may need additional assistance or have additional questions.  

The Dutchess County Traffic Safety Board (DCTSB) is a coalition of law enforcement, education, health and service agencies, and individuals committed to ensuring that our streets, sidewalks, and residents remain safe and secure.

The Dutchess County Traffic Safety Board supports effective traffic safety and injury prevention programming to reduce injuries,  fatalities, and related economic impact for all Dutchess County highway users.

Watch Out For Me is a traffic safety campaign to educate the public and promote safe driving, walking, and bicycling. It includes videos, outreach materials (brochure, online quiz, posters), educational programs, and traffic safety messages on Dutchess County buses and bus stop shelters.  Link to website: Watch Out for Me Campaign Website

The campaign is part of Dutchess County's Complete Streets initiative and was developed by the County's Complete Streets Committee with funding from the NYS Governors Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) and Dutchess County Transportation Council.

Watch Out For Me Campaign Materials

Videos (developed by Forge Media)

BrochureStreet Safety Tips (English/Spanish)

QuizStreet Safety

Posters

Resources for Educators

Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Curricula

  • Watch Out For Me Pedestrian Safety Curriculum  (Dutchess County)
    • For elementary grades
    • 2 modules; designed for one class period each
  • Walk Safe, Bike Safe (New York Bicycling Coalition)
    • Designed for 3rd grade level, but can be adapted
    • Designed for use in gym classes; 9 modules of 20 minutes each
  • NHTSA Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum
    • Curricula for grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5
    • Includes Lesson Plans, Assessment Guide, Student Response Form, Tip Sheets in Spanish, & Teachers Guide
  • WalkSafe Curriculum (U Miami)
  • Neighborhood Navigators (Oregon Safe Routes to School)
    • Lesson plans and workbooks for grades K-3, 4-5, and 6-8
    • Webpage also includes a bicycle safety curriculum and links
  • WalkSmart/BikeSmart Vermont (Vermont Safe Routes to School)
    • WalkSmart/BikeSmart curriculum for K-6
    • Walk Smart In-field Guide for K-2
    • Bike Smart In-field Guide for grades 3-6
    • On-Bike curriculum for grades 4-8
    • Many other resources on website
  • Cross this Way (NYC Department of Transportation)
    • Curriculum for grades 4-6, designed for one class period
    • Educators guide, student workbook, and classroom video
    • Student workbook available in 7 languages
Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Videos
  • FHWA Pedestrian Safer Journey
    • Videos, quiz, and resources for ages 5-9, 10-14, and 15-18
    • Also available in Spanish
  • FHWA Bicycle Safer Journey
    • Videos, quiz, and resources for ages 5-9, 10-14, and 15-18
    • Also available in Spanish
  • Let’s Go NC! series (NCDOT communications)
    • Designed for grades K-5
    • 12 videos, including curriculum overview, getting started videos, 5 walking lessons, and 2 bicycling lessons

Other Resources

Every year, approximately 14,000 people in the US are killed or injured while crossing a street or highway. Pedestrians must proceed with caution, look to the left, right and left again before crossing. If pedestrian signals are provided, cross only with the "WALK" light.  Pedestrian crossing signals are designed to get you across busy streets safely. Some signals are not automatic and must be activated, those signals have a "Push Button For Walk Signal" sign posted above a button. To activate, simply push the button and wait for the "walk sign".

  • Just like motorists, pedestrians are expected to follow certain rules of the road, including:
  • Pedestrians are to use sidewalks whenever they are safely available.
  • When sidewalks are unavailable, pedestrians must walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
  • Pedestrians must obey traffic signals and/or traffic officers.
  • At crosswalks where there isn't a traffic control signal or officer, pedestrians have the right-of-way.
  • If there aren't any crosswalks, signs or signals, the pedestrian must yield the right-of-way to all vehicles

Regardless of the right-of-way, the driver is required by the law to take great care to avoid "hitting" pedestrians.

Safe Routes to School

The central mission of Safe Routes to School is to improve children’s safety while walking and bicycling.  The program benefits stretch beyond the school day.

SRTS resources & activities help communities:

  • Build sidewalks, bicycle paths & pedestrian-friendly infrastructure
  • Reduce speeds in school zones & neighborhoods
  • Address distracted driving among drivers of all ages
  • Educate generations on pedestrian & bicycle safety

 

Pedestrian Safety Resouces: Pedestrian Safety Website

Other resoucres including Driver Safety, Bicycle Safety, School Bus Safety, Disability Parking Laws and Rights, Safety Videos Traffic Safety Board (dutchessny.gov)  

This basic version of the Wilderness First Aid Course teaches you how to manage illness and injuries that may occur when you are in a remote location where advanced care may not be immediately available.  This course provides basic skills in assessment and management of common injuries such as cold or heat exposure, animal bites, breaks, sprains, and other common emergencies that may occur outdoors.  Successful completion results in a two-year certification from the Emergency Care & Safety Institute.  The class is designed for those who lead day hikes, work in camps, hunt or participate in any other outdoor activities.  Minimum age of 16 to attend.

*If you are a scout leader they require the Wilderness First Aid 2-Day (16 Hour) Course.  Please sign up for that course level.

We can hold private onsite classes for groups of 6 to 30.  If you are interested in this option please email or call us for details.

Nuvance employees should email communityedu@nuvancehealth.org before registering for information on any employee discounts.

Effective immediately, all training classes provided by Nuvance Health Community Education, will be unable to admit students who are feeling generally unwell or showing signs of respiratory illness which include cough, fever, flu and/or cold-like symptoms.  We are doing this out of an abundance of caution for your health as well as the health of your classmates, our instructors, and institutions to limit any exposure to the flu, coronavirus, or any other potentially contagious illness.  We also ask if you have recently been in contact with anyone who is ill to refrain from attending or if you have recently traveled to any areas where an outbreak has occurred.  Should you be unable to attend a class due to illness, recent travel locations, or the illness of a family member, we will work with you to reschedule to a later date offering you priority in our upcoming classes.  Should you arrive at class ill you will be asked to leave the premises so please contact us prior to your arrival if you are ill or have had any risk contact so that we may reschedule you once you feel better.

 **Class end times are approximate so please do not plan anything directly after class.  Class end times are approximate as everyone's individual skill and learning level will vary.  Some may need additional assistance or have additional questions.  

 

The Wilderness First Aid course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, kayakers, hunters, and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning and practice skills hands-on. You will learn to improvise medical care by creating makeshift items in your environment to assist with immobilization, bleeding control, and other medical emergencies.  At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills, and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations while in the Wilderness.  This course is a certification in Wilderness First Aid by the Emergency Care & Safety Institute, a nationally recognized organization. Adult/Child/Infant CPR AED is included and will be noted on your ECSI Certification.  If you need a separate CPR AED Certification please see our AHA Heartsaver Courses.  Minimum age of 16 to attend.

We can hold private onsite classes for groups of 6 to 30.  If you are interested in this option please email or call us for details.

Nuvance employees should email communityedu@nuvancehealth.org before registering for information on any employee discounts. 

Effective immediately, all training classes provided by Nuvance Health Community Education, will be unable to admit students who are feeling generally unwell or showing signs of respiratory illness which include cough, fever, flu and/or cold-like symptoms.  We are doing this out of an abundance of caution for your health as well as the health of your classmates, our instructors, and institutions to limit any exposure to the flu, coronavirus, or any other potentially contagious illness.  We also ask if you have recently been in contact with anyone who is ill to refrain from attending or if you have recently traveled to any areas where an outbreak has occurred.  Should you be unable to attend a class due to illness, recent travel locations, or the illness of a family member, we will work with you to reschedule to a later date offering you priority in our upcoming classes.  Should you arrive at class ill you will be asked to leave the premises so please contact us prior to your arrival if you are ill or have had any risk contact so that we may reschedule you once you feel better.

**Class end times are approximate so please do not plan anything directly after class.  Class end times are approximate as everyone's individual skill and learning level will vary.  Some may need additional assistance or have additional questions.  

Frequently Asked Questions:

What classes do you offer?
We offer Babysitting Preparedness, Pet First Aid CPR & Disaster Preparedness, Mental Health First Aid, Stop the Bleed, Wilderness First Aid, Sports First Aid & Injury Prevention for NYS Coaches, and a variety of American Heart Association CPR AED, First Aid and Professional levels Certifications like BLS, ACLS & PALS and much more.  We also offer training related to child safety.

Where do you hold your classes?
At our various business locations, hospital locations, and on-site for local businesses in the NY and CT area primarily in Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Litchfield, and Fairfield Counties.

Who is considered a Nuvance employee?
Any employee that works for and is paid by Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Danbury Hospital, Northern Dutchess Hospital, Sharon Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center, Norwalk Hospital, Nuvance/HQMP Medical Practices, Heart Center, Home Care and other Nuvance Owned and Operated Specialty Pracitices.  Nuvance staff who require classes for employment can register without a fee with an employee code.  Please email CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org for the employee code.  Nuvance security staff can also sign up for the Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course for all ages which meets job requirements for First Aid CPR AED.  Non-Nuvance staff can sign up for a fee.  GME staff and residents have a separate promocode email us for that!  Individuals that are traveling staff, have privledges only or are other students do have to pay a fee.

How do I launch/access the online portion of an AHA blended learning package?
You will receive an email with a keycode (a website link) that is unique to you that will give you free access to the online portion of the course.  The course launches in AHA elearning (same location ACLS and PALS pre-course assessments are completed).  If you do not already have an account it will prompt you to create one and then go over and re-click your unique keycode again and click "ACTIVATE COURSE."  We have a video available here Access and Launch AHA Online Training Video Tutorial

Are you following COVID19 precautions?
We have resumed training in June following all required COVID19 procedures.  Students attending class will need to ensure they do not arrive to class ill.  You must be fever and symptom-free to attend in-person courses.  Students will also be subject to any required screening procedures at class sites.  Masks are being worn based on the current Nuvance policy or alert level.  Please bring a Mask to class in case the alert level requires its use.  Should you refuse to follow these mandated requirements you will not be permitted to sit for class.  Further requirements are outlined in the terms and conditions page at check out.  Social distancing is required whenever possible, decontamination procedures have been enhanced and any team skills adjusted to follow proper precautions.

When will I get my e-card?
E-cards are issued for AHA and ECSI certification classes.  Paper cards are no longer available from the distributors.  You will get an email from AHA with a link to click and must follow the prompts to claim, view, save or print your AHA e-card.  You must claim your e-card to have access to it.  ECSI will send your certification as an attachment.  E-cards are typically processed within 1-5 business days so check your email (inbox, junk, spam, and trash folders).  If you did not get the AHA email to claim your ecard you can claim it directly here: https://ecards.heart.org/student/myecards 

If your certification card requires a spelling correction please email us so that we can correct that for you.  

Where can I find my AHA ecard?
If you need to find your AHA certification e-card please visit this site where you can find a previously issued ecard or a new one if you did not get the email to claim your ecard from the American Heart Association

https://ecards.heart.org/student/myecards

Can I take a renewal or update class if I am expired?
Your AHA certification expires at the end of the month you were certified in.  AHA does NOT extend certification dates and offers limited reasons to take a renewal after expiration which may include things like an approved medical or military leave up to 45 days after experation.

What classes can Nuvance Employees take?
Nuvance staff can sign up for classes required for their employment which include BLS, ACLS or PALS depending on their position and for our security staff it includes AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Techniques for Adult, Child & Infant).  Classes are listed as AHA Nuvance Staff only for those dedicated to only Nuvance staff or simply by the class title for those open to all.  Staff can sign up for one class per discipline required for employment.  You cannot sign up for multiple dates to HOLD spots.  If you cannot make the date you orignially registred for we will work to reschedule you and transfer that original registration.  You must email CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org to reschedule and cannot simply re-register.  If a class is full for staff we will work to see if we have a way to expand seats or add additional class dates to ensure you can get certifed provided you do not wait until the last minute or are already expired.

How big are your classes? 
Class sizes are restricted meaning that prior registration and payment are required. We will NOT accommodate any walk-in students.  Class sizes are based on the various instructor:student ratios required by the class curriculum as well as room capacity.

Do you do private group training or come on-site to businesses?
Yes!  If you are interested in group training we can conduct onsite classes for groups of 6 to on average 20 for most classes.  Some classes may be able to be a bit larger.  Wendy.Hennessy@NuvanceHealth.org or call us at 845-475-9742 for more information.

Does the department offer any complimentary services?
We offer complimentary child safety seat checks and bike helmet fittings by appointment if you need assistance email CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org 

We also offer our AHA Friends & Family CPR AED, Mental Health First Aid, and Stop the Bleed classes held at the hospital locations free of charge year-round.

How long is my certification valid?
Most certification courses are valid for a period of 2-years and will expire at the end of the month the class was taken.  For example, if your class was March 5, 2020, you will expire on March 31, 2022.  Non-certification courses recommend an update every year and Bloodborne Pathogens are also required each year.

How do I get CEUs for AHA Certification Classes?
You can follow this instructional step-by-step job aid from AHA for information on CEU credit and follow the first section claim using ecards AHA Claim CE Instructions

What is Hands-Only CPR?
Hands-Only CPR is a basic version of CPR that can be performed on ADULTS when someone is not trained in CPR or when a barrier device is not available.  While traditional CPR with compressions and breaths is still a best practice and still must be used for pediatric patients compressions alone have proved beneficial in Adult patient outcomes.  Both compressions and breaths are still recommended for the highest quality care as well as the use of an AED as soon as possible.  See our site for a brief online training!

Is there an App for that?
Download the FREE American Heart Association CPR & First Aid app to learn lifesaving skills and have simple steps for common health and safety emergencies at your fingertips available on Apple and Google Play  
https://apps.apple.com/id/app/cpr-first-aid/id1532282997 

How do I keep my skills up to date during the 2-year time frame?
Refer to your class book or online modules to keep the information fresh.  You can also visit the AHA's website for the most up-to-date information at www.heart.org or follow their science news youtube channel here: 
https://www.youtube.com/user/AHAScienceNews  Consider the AHA Knowledge Booster App: https://cpr.heart.org/en/cpr-courses-and-kits/healthcare-professional/aha-knowledge-booster 

Who can register for a class?
Anyone is welcome to register for our classes.  Please see the class descriptions and ensure it is the best fit for what you are looking for.  Classes noted as staff only are only for Nuvance Staff.  If you are unsure email us and we can help!

Do you offer online classes?
None of the nationally accepted and reputable certification providers (AHA, Red Cross, ECSI, ASHI) offer a fully online certification course for BLS, ACLS or PALS.  We are required to follow their requirements and curriculum to certify you so in-person instruction is required.  Never practicing skills with a certified instructor with equipment may increase your liability risk so all our BLSand advanced certifications require in-person instruction as required by AHA currently.  Blended learning options are available where the bookwork is completed online followed by an in-person skills practice and testing session for some course types.  We may at times offer some fully online training for other non-certification course types as available and directed by the AHA or through other national training organizations.  For example, the 6-hour NYS Insurance Point Reduction Course, Safe Kids Car Seat Basics, Opioid education, and a few others are all completely online.

Did AHA Offer any accommodations because of COVID19?
AHA allowed some course modifications because of COVID19 to increase safety.  AHA did offer a very rare accommodation of a certification extension of 120-days only for those who expired at the peak of COVID19 who may have been unable to find a class.  For those who expired from March 2020 to June 2020, the 120-day extension was available but currently, all extensions have expired.  No further extensions have been announced at this time.  

Why do I not see Babysitting Preparedness, Pet First Aid CPR AED & Disaster Preparedness, or some of your other courses?
Some of our courses are offered seasonally in Spring, Summer & Fall, and may not be held in the winter as we have a low demand.  Please check back regularly for our updated yearly schedule of course offerings.  

Why are classes so long?
We are an official AHA Training Site, all our class time frames are aligned with the AHA curriculum, lesson maps, educational requirements, and agendas.  Some smaller classes may finish a bit more quickly but not by much.  Classes are the designated length meeting the AHA requirement for certification.  The same is true for our ECSI, ASHI, Stop the Bleed, Safe Kids, and Mental Health First Aid classes they set the structure and curriculum requirements that must be followed for certification.

Do you accept donations?
We are a not-for-profit agency.  If you wish to donate to help keep some of our services free of charge, please contact us!

How can I get more involved with the American Heart Association?
Want to help the AHA make a difference worldwide?  Join the You’re the Cure Network to see current campaigns available that you can help with here https://www.yourethecure.org/join

Do you rent or sell equipment?
We do not currently rent or sell equipment.  Please see a distributor for your equipment needs.

What is the cancellation policy?
Should we need to cancel a class, change the location, delay or reschedule because of weather, a COVID19 precaution, or other reason we will email you and (if you opt-in) text your cell.  Please register with an email you check often.  We will make every attempt to do this as soon as possible but please check your email in the days leading up to class as well as the morning of for any changes. We will provide options available for rescheduling if needed.  Most of our courses do run as scheduled.  

What is the refund policy?
If you are unable to make it to class we can process a refund (less the cost of books shipped) for fully in-person classes if we have 1 (one) full business day of notice.  For example, if the class is on Saturday morning you need to notify us by Friday morning.  You can notify us via email or phone.  We also have the option to change your class date should you have a last-minute emergency just let us know.  Books mailed are not returnable and are non-refundable.  Online or hybrid courses are also non-refundable.  You may contact us at 845-475-9742 or CommunityEdu@nuvancehealth.org 

Do you hold instructor trainer classes?
We do hold AHA instructor certification classes for Heartsaver/BLS.  You must be certified as an AHA provider first.  We offer these classes 1-4 times per year based on demand.  We typically offer them in Spring & Fall so check back on the site for offerings then.  Taking this course will not make you an employee.  Anyone taking the class is considered an independent instructor and must purchase their own supplies and equipment as well as will set their own prices.  This can be a significant investment as the AHA can make unannounced price changes at any time and update the materials and curriculum at a minimum of every 5 years.  We can also hold instructor classes on-site for groups of 4 or more.  AHA will require you to be monitored regularly for compliance by your AHA Training Center (Nuvance).  AHA requires you to teach a specified minimum number of classes each year and be evaluated by your AHA training center prior to expiring to renew.  If you do not meet both requirements you will not be permitted to renew and will need to take the entire class over.  Any other instructor classes like Stop the Bleed, ECSI, ASHI, or Mental health First Aid we do not provide the training and our TC covers direct staff only.  You can visit the websites of these organizations to find out how to become an instructor.  www.stopthebleed.org   https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/become-an-instructor/  
We do occasionally offer child safety seat technician Courses and update courses that utilize the Safe Kids curriculum.

Are you an authorized training center?
Yes. We are an authorized training center for the American Heart Association, Emergency Care & Safety Institute, and the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI).  All instructors have a fully active and current instructor certification for any discipline they are teaching.  All car seat technicians are certified by Safe Kids and follow a curriculum approved by NHTSA.

Do you work with corporations and small businesses?

Yes!  We offer a variety of corporate training options both on-site or at one of our locations where we can offer BLS, ACLS, PALS, CPR, First Aid, Defensive Driving, or any of our other course topics.  In addition, we offer on-site training for small businesses in BLS, ACLS, PALS, CPR, First Aid, Defensive Driving, or any of the other courses we offer.  We can also collaborate with existing educational institutions to offer our classes through your existing educational platform at your various locations.  Courses provided onsite do have a fee please contact us for details on prices and how to schedule an on-site training or certification at wendy.hennessy@nuvancehealth.org 

Do you work with schools, non-profits, and youth groups like scouts or youth sports?

Yes!  We work with many school districts to assist with CPR in Schools Programs, training staff in CPR, First Aid, Hands-Only CPR, AED training, and Sports First Aid & Injury Preparedness for Coaches.  We also participate in health fairs and provide other specialized classes and services such as Stop the Bleed Training, Car Seat Safety Car Seat distribution & fitting, Bike Safety, Bike rodeos, Bike helmet fitting & distribution, and many other topics.  We work with many scout groups to provide Wilderness First Aid Training, Babysitting classes, CPR & AED Training, and other courses.  We provide training in youth sports for CPR, AED, First Aid, and Sports First Aid & Injury Prevention.  We work with many non-profits as well to provide a wide variety of training options.  Some course options may have a fee depending on the option selected.  Please contact us for further information at Wendy.Hennessy@NuvanceHealth.org   

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