Designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner, and 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.
In the classroom, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.
Certification: American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card is valid for two years.
Thomas resides in the Maritime Community of Gig Harbor, Washington. A former Assistant Director for Fremont Maritime Services/India Tango where he specialized in Maritime Safety and Response Training; Thomas continues to work with the United States Coast Guard/AUX as a COXSWAIN and former Division Staff Officer (SO-CS) in the 13th Coast Guard District, Flotilla Staff Officer (FSO-CS) in Communications.
Awarded the Meritorious Service Award in 2010 by The Commandant of The United States Coast Guard; Admiral Thad W. Allen.
Licensed Training Partner to The American Heart Association, The American Red Cross, ASHI and HSI-Medic First Aid
We recently moved from Green Bay, WI to the Pacific Northwest. We have settled in the South Sound and have been enjoying the many outdoor adventures that are found in the area.
I have been a nurse for 30 years. I have been fortunate to have has a varied nursing career. I have experience as medical and surgical nurse in hospital setting. Due to the many ailments and procedures that patients have in a hospital, I have a diverse and extensive knowledge and skills to effectively treat and give care to patients.
For a few years I was fortunate to be a school nurse. I was responsible for first aid for the students and staff. Managed the health room where I triaged children, screened certain grades for hearing and vision acuity, taught human reproduction classes to 5th graders and worked cooperatively with dental hygienist to present classes on oral health.
As a Home Health Nurse, I went into peoples home and gave post surgical care, taught diabetes management classes, monitored patients with various medical condition and obtained lab sample when needed.
I have been teaching CPR for the last 15 years in association with American Heart Association. In March 2016, I received from the American Red Cross certification to teach their classes also.
My husband and enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, cooking together. We look forward to our trips back to the Midwest and North East to spend time with our family.