About Us: Emergency Cardiac Care (AKA: “ECC”) & CardiacEd.com
ECC was founded in 1996 by a group of Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Paramedics. Although we mainly provide emergency resuscitation training to a vast number of healthcare team members (RNs, LPNs, EMTs, NPs, PAs, MDs/DOs, etc), we also offer many seminars and community/workplace courses (i.e. First Aid and CPR) for the general public.
Why was ECC formed?
The founders realized many participants attending hospital based courses were not engaging with the course material, for a number of multifacted reasons. With this realization ECC was formed! Our objective: to take training out of intimidating environments and to form our own knowledgeable and friendly instructor-led company at either our location or yours. Since 1996 ECC continues to provide flexible courses, with a friendly and down to earth approach, an engaging environment, while keeping them cost effective! Thanks to our partnership with Meridian Health System (Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ as one of their authorized Training Center Sites), we offer all programs by the American Heart Association (AHA) (i.e. CPR, First Aid, BLS, ACLS, EKG, PALS, and more) at our central location in Hillsborough NJ.
What other courses do you provide? In addition to AHA programs, we provide numerous other courses, both in the classroom and online. We also provide seminars by our team of highly dynamic speakers for healthcare and non-healthcare team members. A few of our invited speakers are Dr. Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio PhD, RN., Kristen Luttenberger, MS, RN, APN, CCRN-CMS PCCN., Lee Taylor-Vaughan, JD(s), MS RN, APN, CCRN-CSC, NREMT-P, Lauren Bohacik-Castillo, JD(s), BSN, RN, CEN, LNC, and many more. Our seminar programs are typically held annually in the Spring or Fall.
Where are your courses located? Although most of our public programs are hosted at our Hillsborough, NJ facility, we do provide numerous courses at other facilities around the country. In fact, we cover the entire state of NJ, AZ, eastern PA, Southern NY, and NYC. Our team has also travelled as far West as California, as far North to Buffalo, as far South to Florida, and as close the office next door (not to mention some international destinations)! Our private courses, held at your facility, at a date/time to meet your needs, are very flexible and highly cost effective.
Over the years the number of services and educational topics has grown immensely, so much so that we had to move to larger premises with conference rooms, a larger classroom, additional office space, and a reception area. Our head office is located in the heart of Hillsborough Township, directly across the street from the Hillsborough Post Office. We are strategically positioned between 6 major New Jersey Hospitals, and many clinics and offices which service many healthcare providers from each.
When coming to our NJ office, please note that we are located on the 2nd floor (elevator available). Our address is 450 Amwell Road, Suite J (2nd floor), Hillsborough, NJ 08844. There is ample, free parking, and we are only 8 miles from I-287 and 8 miles from New Brunswick. Surrounding our facility are numerous restaurants and many amenities.
Who are your teaching staff/faculty? All of our instructors are highly qualified and certified to teach all of our programs. Each instructor/faculty member is carefully selected and interviewed and given a 'working interview' to prove they are in alignment of our mission and goals. Our instructor base ranges from Paramedics, RNs, NPs, PAs, and MDs. Although we have numerous requests for employment, we only hire the friendliest instructors! After all our reputation is on the line. Therefore, you can be guaranteed that our staff will be friendly and have your best educational interests at heart. If you’re already an instructor and you are engaging, dynamic, and you thoroughly enjoy teaching, then likely we will want to meet you--please contact our office to request an phone interview/appointment.
A quick glance at just a few of the many courses we offer:
- Basic Life Support (BLS) (including First Aid and CPR for the general public)
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- IV Therapy Course (great for new graduates).
- Basic EKG
- Emergency Pharmacology
and many, many, many more.....
Please feel free to browse the Course & Seminar Schedule for an overview of each of the courses we currently offer. Remember, if we're too far for you to travel, or our times don't meet your scheduling needs, we can always bring a course to your location.