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Cardiovascular Technician

American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

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ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

The American Heart Association’s ACLS Course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced, instructor-led classroom course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. The ACLS course also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

In the ACLS Course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented. Successful course completion includes demonstrating skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test. Upon successful completion, students receive an ACLS Provider card, valid for two years.

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American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

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

The American Heart Association’s PALS Course is an Instructor-led, classroom-based course that enhances healthcare providers’ skills in the treatment of pediatric arrest and periarrest patients. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

The course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to teach and reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.

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American Heart Assosciation Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers BLS

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This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.
The BLS Course Covers:

Key changes in basic life support, reflecting new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
Critical concepts in high-quality CPR
The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
1-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants
2-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants
Differences among adult, child and infant rescue techniques
Bag-mask techniques for adults, children and infants
Rescue breathing for adults, children and infants
Relief of choking for adults, children and infants
CPR with an advanced airway
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Online

The American Heart Association’s BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 Course, web-based and accessible 24 hours a day, provides a flexible alternative to classroom training. Through case-based scenarios, interactive activities and videos, this course teaches the concepts of both single-rescuer and team basic life support.

Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA BLS Instructor. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance to a skills practice and testing session. An AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of all three parts.

Students have access to all information in the course for 2 years after activation of course key. Including the BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual, downloadable algorithms, summary of steps of CPR, the BLS pocket reference card and more!

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Certificate Program

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As a dental assistant, you can perform a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties. Learn to examine and treat patients as you work chair side directly with the dentist.

The FORTIS Dental Assistant courses in MD are designed to prepare students for entry-level careers. These include placing dental restorations under the direct supervision of a dentist, as well as additional duties described by the PA State Dental Practice Act. The dental assistant program also prepares students to assist the dentist chairside. The program prepares students to work in the operatory or treatment room with the dentist. The chairside dental assistant mixes and prepares dental impression and restorative materials, evacuates debris and extraneous materials from the oral cavity, and prepares the operatory for procedures including instrument tray and anesthesia set-ups as required by the dentist.

The chairside assistant exposes, processes and mounts dental radiographs (x-rays). The chairside assistant may also perform dental instrument sterilization duties and prepare cases to be sent to an outside laboratory. The expanded function dental assistant may perform some dental laboratory procedures within the office and is often the person responsible for infection control and sterilization requirements as set forth in government regulations and guidelines. The program also prepares students in the various administrative and clerical procedures required including word processing, managing files and records, scheduling appointments, and handling other front office duties.

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Dental Hygiene Certificate Program

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At our dental hygiene program in Maryland you can learn how to provide preventative and clinical therapeutic dental services to the public while earning an associates degree upon graduation.

Dental Hygienists are licensed oral health care professionals and respected members of the dental team who provide preventative, educational, and therapeutic services. The work of dental hygienists supports the total health of a patient for the control of oral disease and promotion of oral health. The Dental Hygiene Training program at FORTIS prepares students to enter this exciting and rewarding field. If you’re searching for dental hygienist schools inMD, then FORTIS is the right place for you!

To become a dental hygienist, you must be licensed as an oral health professional to provide educational, preventive, and clinical therapeutic services to the public. At FORTIS, our dental hygiene program prepares students for licensure to work as an entry-level hygienist.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assiting Certificate Program

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Offering healthcare education in Landover, FORTIS medical schools in Maryland can educate you to learn the clinical and administrative tasks that medical assistants perform to keep medical offices and clinics running smoothly.

Medical assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices and clinics of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists running smoothly. FORTIS offers a medical assisting program designed to provide you with knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment as a medical assistant in a medical office or clinic, with skills in office administration, computer, and clinical areas.

The demand for medical assistants is growing at an exceptional rate and doctors are increasingly relying on medical assistants to help with various patient care needs. Contact FORTIS medical assistant schools in MD today for more information!

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program

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Gain hands-on instruction in areas like medical terminology, office management, coding techniques, computer operation and medical billing software at our Medical Billing and Coding schools in Maryland.

For quality medical billing and coding training, FORTIS has you covered! FORTIS offers a medical billing and coding diploma program at several of its campuses in Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, or even take your education to the classroom online!

Medical Billing and Coding is a critical function in the health care industry today and with training from FORTIS we can help get you into your career sooner than you think! We provide hands-on instruction in medical terminology, office management, and medical coding techniques to fully prepare you for a career in a medical facility. The student is prepared in both office and hospital settings, covering the basic fundamentals of computer operation, disease processes and hands on training utilizing medical billing software.

Graduates of FORTIS's Medical Billing and Coding program are prepared to seek entry-level careers in medical billing and coding in settings such as hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, dental offices, nursing homes, and insurance companies. Contact FORTIS today to get started on your training at our Medical Billing and Coding schools in Maryland!

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

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With FORTIS Pharmacy Technician training in Maryland, you will learn the practice of reading, filling and distributing prescriptions, as well as understanding common drug interactions along with their side effects.

Pharmacy Technicians are trained health care professionals who work in both hospitals and retail pharmacies under the supervision of a pharmacist. Pharmacy Technicians prepare and fill prescriptions under the direction of a pharmacist, issue medications, and label and store supplies.

Graduates of this pharmacy technician training program will have learned the basic aspects of pharmacy practice, including reading, filling and distributing prescriptions. Our pharmacy technician program students will understand the legal responsibilities of a pharmacy for record maintenance and the handling of various categories of drugs, and they will know basic pharmaceutical calculations, medications, common drug interactions and their side effects and pharmaceutical agents and their uses.

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Radiology Technician

Radiologic Technology Certificate Program

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X-rays are more than simply images of broken bones. Physicians use radiologic imaging to see inside the human body to assist in the diagnosis of diseases, medical conditions or bodily injuries.

FORTIS radiology technologist schools provide Radiologic Technology training to prepare you for entry-level positions in the in the imaging and radiological profession. The Radiologic Technologist is an important member of the healthcare team, and works closely with physicians to provide critical information, patient care and injury diagnostics.

Our radiology technology schools and programs in Maryland, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee and Ohio provide comprehensive and rigorous instruction in aspects of radiography designed to respond to the dynamic and evolving nature of the healthcare profession. The Fortis rad tech program emphasizes excellence in patient care and the use of safe radiation practice. Request information from Fortis today to get started on obtaining your radiologic technology education in Landover, Baton Rouge, Grand Prairie, Columbus, Nashville, or Cookeville!

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4351 Garden City Drive
Landover, MD 20785-2223
United States