This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course uses a series of 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.
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.
- • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills
- simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
- • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
- • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills’
- • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
- • 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
- • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
- • Management of respiratory emergencies
- • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
- • Vascular access
- • Resuscitation team concept
- • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
- • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
- Full course: 14 hours 10 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch.
• Update course, with all optional stations: 8 hours 20 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch.
• Update without optional stations: 6 hours 20 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch.
A booklet and PRETEST are required for this course. It is suggested that you pick up a booklet to complete the pretest several days prior to the course. A minumum number of 5 students is requires for the course. If that minimum number is not met then the course will be cancelled and rescheduled at the earliest convience. If you do not have a book for this course you will need to purchase one from one of the following vendors:
American Heart Association and Course Completion Certificate Information
American Heart Association certification classes require that you attend the entire class and demonstrate the ability to perform the skills taught in the class. Some of these classes may also require a written test. If you attend the entire class, but are unable to demonstrate the skills or achieve a passing score on the written test, you may attend another class of the same type or set up an individual appointment to review the material. These remediation services are offered as part of the cost of your class. You must successfully pass the written and skills tests within 30 days of the original class date.
Normally, American Heart Association course completion cards and CE Certificates will be issued at the end of the class. However, if we are unable to issue cards or certificates, they will be mailed to the address you provided when you registered for the course, within 30 days of your completion of the class. In the event that your card must be mailed to you and you need to show proof of certification before you receive your course completion card, you may request that we provide you with a letter indicating that you have passed the class. All course completion cards are valid for 2 years.
If you need a replacement CE certificate or course completion card and we issued your original card, please contact us at (502)222-7250. Replacement cards and certificates are $10. Requests for replacement cards will be processed within 5 business days. Requests for replacement cards should include your name, the date you took the class and a current mailing address.
Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.