PALS

Pediatric Advanced Life Support – American Heart Association (AHA)

 

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  • Full Provider - 2 Day class format for first time providers
 
  • Renewal - 1 Day class format for renewing providers with a current AHA ACLS card
 

The PALS program reflects the 2015 Interim Training Materials into the 2010 current classroom material. The new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Material is to be released in September 2016.

This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce these important concepts:

  • Systematic approach to pediatric assessment
  • Basic Life Support
  • PALS treatment algorithms
  • Effective resuscitation and team dynamics
  • Learning stations for practice scenarios that encourage active participation
  • Hands-on class format to reinforce skill proficiency

The goal of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Prerequisites:

  • AHA PALS Student Manual 2011
  • 2015 Interim Guidelines Update
  • AHA BLS HCP Card-current
  • AHA online Pre Course Certificate- 75% score requirement- bring this certificate to the class.
  • Course Completion: 84% minimum written exam and skills scenario completion.
  • Course Cards are valid for two years
 

Intended Audience- Healthcare Providers such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who are responsible for the assessment and management of emergencies infants and children and are required to hold a PALS Course Completion card for their position.