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Continuing Education

American Heart Association Courses

Saint Francis Medical Center has been a proud, authorized center for the American Heart Association certifications since 1997. The American Heart Association Training Center at Saint Francis is a key component of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Training Network. We currently serve more than 400 instructors in Southeast Missouri.

Saint Francis Medical Center provides quality American Heart Association educational courses for healthcare providers, childcare providers and lay rescuers. We offer traditional (classroom) and blended (online and hands-on skills testing) courses on a regular basis at the Medical Center. Courses include:

  • First aid
  • CPR
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Basic Life Support

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

All of these courses can be scheduled for your group upon request, and we will travel to your facility for training. If you would like information, including course fees, on group training at your workplace, please contact Irene Reynolds at 573-331-5560.

If you are unsure which course meets your needs, please call our office at 573-331-5107.

EMS Continuing Education Modules

The healthcare industry changes every day. It is important to stay on top of the latest developments in medicine so you can offer better care to the patient, while growing in your career. Continuing education is important, but it is hard to find the time within a busy schedule and the extra money charged to earn continuing education credit hours.

Saint Francis Medical Center recognizes the importance of continuing education and is now offering FREE online continuing education modules for all EMS personnel. Now you can stay current on the most recent developments, but earn credit when it is convenient for you.

To access the available modules, simply click here.

Hazmat Training Training Course

The presence of hazardous materials in a hospital’s Emergency Department pose a risk to everyone – patients, hospital personnel, visitors and others within the facility. To help prepare for potential HAZMAT incidents, Saint Francis Medical Center will be providing HAZMAT training courses for appropriate hospital personnel, to help them respond to incidents involving hazardous materials.

The course is presented in two modules:
1. Recognizing Hazardous Substances in the Hospital
2. Hospital Decontamination

Course Dates and Locations (all courses meet from 8 am to 5 pm):

  • Tuesday, March 25, Saint Francis Assisi Conference Room
  • Tuesday, May 6, Heart Hospital Conference Room
  • Tuesday, September 9, Cancer Institute Conference Rooms A & B
  • Thursday, November 6, Healing Arts Conference Room

Space is limited! Registration for Saint Francis employees is available through e-Learning. For outside registration, please contact Training and Development at 573-331-5107.

Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Effective, January 1, 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) adopted new requirements for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). NRP was developed to introduce the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation to physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and emergency service personnel who participate in neonatal resuscitation. Saint Francis Medical Center offers the Neonatal Resuscitation Program to support these professionals in gaining certification.