The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. This includes 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.
Prepaid registration is required for admittance into this class. Participants are not allowed to pay at the time of class.
The books for this class require the 2010/2011 guidelines; you CANNOT use older versions for this class. The books are not included in the course fee. There will be an option for you to select whether you need the books or not. The price listed for the books does include their shipment. Each individual student will need a set of books dedicated to their use to complete the precourse work, as well as for use during the class.
A light breakfast and full lunch will be served both days of this course.
Through the PALS Course, pediatric healthcare providers will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment; effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion; intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.
• Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardio-pulmonary arrest
• The systematic approach to pediatric assessment
• Effective respiratory management
• Validate skills for 1- and 2-person CPR and AED skills for infant and child
• Defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion
• Intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration
• Effective resuscitation team dynamics
The PALS course will include the following content:
• Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 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
To successfully complete the PALS Provider Course and obtain a card, students must:
·Actively participate in, practice, and complete all skills stations and learning stations:
·Management of Respiratory Emergencies
·Rhythm Disturbances/Electrical Therapy
·Core case discussions using a systematic approach to pediatricassessment and decision-making
·Core case simulations
·Effective resuscitation team behaviors
·Pass a skills test for child 1-rescuer CPR/AED and infant 1- and 2-rescuer CPR
·Pass a closed-book written exam with a minimum score of 84%
·Pass 2 PALS core case tests as a team leader – 1 cardiac case and 1 of either
There is preparation required of each student prior to the class!
The PALS pre-course preparation checklist gives students information on what is needed to prepare for the course. This checklist is included in the book for the class.Success in the course depends on completing the pre-course preparation checklist.
To prepare for the course students should:
ØComplete a BLS for Healthcare Providers Course or be able to perform high qualityCPR and use an AED according to 2010 guidelines
ØReview the 12 Learning Station Competency Checklists in the PALS CourseGuide
ØBecome familiar with the Practice Cases
ØUnderstand the PALS algorithms in the PALS CourseManual
ØComplete the PALS Self-Assessment Tests on PALS ECGs, Pharmacology, andPractical Applications on the PALS network. The information granting access to these modules is enclosed in your course manual.
***It is unlikely that a student can successfully complete the PALS course if the precourse materials and online modules are not completed!***
A student cannot pass or fail the PALS Pre-course Self-Assessment Tests. This toolallows each student to assess his/her knowledge, identify any gaps and remediate bystudying applicable content in the PALS Provider Manual, PALS Course Guide, or other supplementary resources prior to taking the PALS course.
If you have purchased the PALS books, they will be sent to the address you listed with your registration. If you need these items shipped to a different address than the one given at registration, contact Nickie O'Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP to notify her of the address in which you wish the materials to be sent. These materials are required to complete the preparation requirements that MUST be completed prior to your admission into the course. If you do not complete the course prerequisite preparation materials you can be denied admission into the class. Refunds will not be issued in this instance.
***YOUR CLASS CONFIRMATION AND ALL OTHER CORRESPONDANCE FOR THIS CLASS; INCLUDING IMPORTANT MESSAGES, INSTRUCTIONS, AND UPDATES WILL BE SENT TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS YOU PROVIDE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION.BE SURE TO ENTER AN EMAIL THAT YOU ACCESS ON A NORMAL BASIS AND LOOK FOR MESSAGES SENT NOTIFYING YOU OF THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS****
Cancelation of your registration must be made with a minimum of 10 business day's notification. If a cancelation is made with less than 10 business day's notification, a fee of $15.00 will be assessed. There are to be NO refunds given for PALS materials. There are to be NO refunds given if cancelation notification is made on the day of, or no cancelation notification is given prior to, the day of the class.