(PALS )

Recertification:

Course Description
 The American Heart Association [AHA’s] PALS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. The course provides a systematic method for recognition, assessment and treatment of pediatric emergencies. The PALS course includes a review of basic and advanced treatment for cardiac, respiratory and shock emergencies.Hands-on format is utilized to reinforce skills proficiency. Learning stations for skills practice and while encouraging active participation in the scenarios. The course includes treatment prior to, during and beyond the first few several minutes during an emergency clinical situation.

Course Content
The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. To enter the course, students must complete the PALS Pre-course Self-Assessment. Throughout the course, students are presented with 12 In-hospital pediatric patient cases and a team dynamics lesson. Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students must pass the multiple-choice exam with a minimum score of 84%. Topics include:

  • High-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR
  • Recognition of patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest early and application of CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiation between respiratory distress and failure
  • Early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiation between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiation between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Post-cardiac arrest management
PALS Initial-Renewal Certification:

Course Completion

  • American Heart Association ACLS Certification: Good for 2-years
  • Receive your certificate on the same day!

Intended Audience

  • For healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.
  • This course is for those who have a current card. If your card is expired, please enroll for the PALS Certification