*Classroom Programs – Please register at www.cprclassroom.com. Courses may be cancelled for low or no enrollment. We rarely cancel certification courses (BLS, ACLS, PALS, AB508).
Course: PALS PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT UPDATE/RENEWAL COURSE 2015 Guidelines PRECOURSE ASSESSMENT TEST MANDATORY MUST BRING TO CLASS WITH AT LEAST 70% SCORE. The American Heart Association link is www.heart.org/eccstudent Passcode PALS15
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Description: 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 uses a series of videos and 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.
To be successful in any PALS course, students must be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the PALS course materials and MUST complete a precourse self-assessment using the tools in their student materials before starting the course.
- Contact Hours: Approximately 6 to 8.5 hours (format dependent) California Board of Registered Nursing CEP# 15122 and California EMS CE Provider #62-2034 If EMS CE hours are requested you must notify the instructor at class.
- If EMS CE hours are requested you must notify the instructor at class. EMS hours will be adjusted to actual class time and may be less than stated hours for the course. A separate certificate will be given with EMS hours. Students must sign a special roster from Calilfornia EMS.
- Required Book: $50.00 (sales tax included) at the door. May be purchased at www.channing-bete.com. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Manual 2015 Guideliens Item: 15-1058
- Course fee: $150.00 for class. $50.00 (sales tax included) for book. Passport and Contract Employees Co-pay is $15.00 for Materials or per facility guidelines. There is no student or new grad discount for this course. Course fees and book prices subject to change with new AHA guidelines; Co-pay will be $15.00 Please note: SARH Employees - Hospital will be covering your card Co-pay.
- Questions? Call or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, (909) 980-0126. Emailing is preferred for a timely and written response. Payment is at the door (check, cash or credit card)
- Location: Please see location on the Registration information.
*Classroom Programs – Please register at www.cprclassroom.com. Courses may be cancelled for low or no enrollment.
- Class materials and books may not be returned if opened.
- No refund if any part of the course has been attended.
- The entire course must be attended to receive a certificate.
1. PALS Provider Book 2015 guidelines is required AND all students must complete the mandatory PRECOURSE SELF-ASSESSMENT at at least 70% PRIOR and bring the score sheet to class.
2. The PALS course requires knowledge of cardiac dsyrhythmias. The exam has at least 5 rhythm strips to idenitfy.
3. PALS Helpful Hints may also be found on the Key Medical Resources website under downloads www.cprclassroom.com
Students in the listed healthcare programs close to completion may also attend. Participant must have the physical ability to actively and correctly compress on manikins and complete all skills stations and written testing to successfully complete the course. Participant must have knowledge of basic cardiac dysrhythmias prior to taking the course. Each student must have the current textbook for the course. Resources: www.cprclassroom.com - Download PALS Helpful Hints. Textbook page ii or www.heart.org/eccstudent. Code: PALS15
BLS Add on - A choice to complete your BLS on the same day as PALS Update/Renewal. This will take approxiamately 1.5 hours more and will add an extra $25 to the cost. For K-Pass, Contract personnel an extra $10 for the card. Available at most PALS Update/Renewal Classes
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 uses a series of videos and 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 PALS course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units -- such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics -- as well as others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.
Before taking the PALS course, students must pass the online PALS Precourse Self-Assessment with a score of 70% or higher. This test is part of the PALS student Web site (access granted with purchase of the PALS Provider Manual).
After successfully completing the PALS course, students should be able to:
- perform high-quality child CPR AED and infant CPR per American Heart Association basic life support recommendations
- differentiate between patients who do and patients who do not require immediate intervention
- recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early, and begin CPR within 10 seconds
- apply team dynamics
- differentiate between respiratory distress and respiratory failure, and perform early interventions for both
- differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock, and perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
- differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
- describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
- implement post-cardiac-arrest management.
Upon successful completion of the course, including achieving a score of 84% or higher on the course exam, students receive a PALS course completion card that is valid for two years.
Course length is approximately 6.0 to 8.25 hours for the update course