PALS Certification Course Overview
The PALS Certification Course is designed to provide healthcare providers the ability to respond to emergencies for infants and children. Providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the child victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. PALS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through individual and team learning stations.
What to do BEFORE class:
Every student is required to take the Precourse Self Assessment Evaluation and review the 2015 PALS Provider Manual before attending class.
- Visit heart.org/eccstudent
- Enter manual code: “pals15” to begin
- Re-take this Precourse Self Assessment Evaluation until you receive an 84%
PALS Course Content
- 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
- Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills and 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)
PALS Certification Course Completion eCard
- American Heart Association PALS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years.
- PALS Initial: 12 CEU credits
- (effective Jan 1, 2019: CE Credits for this course have been changed from 14 CE credits to 12 CE credits)
- **Please note, the AHA has transitioned to eCards only. No more paper cards will be issued as of Aug 1, 2019
2015 PALS Provider Manual
You are required to have the current textbook for this course. If you already own one or have access to one before, during, and after the class, you do not need to purchase one here.