PALS for Healthcare Providers

The American Heart Association (AHA)’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect science in the AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led 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 goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

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In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Audience:

The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include 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.

Features:

100% classroom training means students are with an AHA Instructor for their entire learning experience.

  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills
  • Course includes realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual pediatric patient videos and lifelike simulations
  • Course is comprehensive and includes our systematic approach to assess and treat pediatric patients in emergency situations
  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Course Content and Description:

  • Key changes reflecting the new science from the updated American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
  • Recognition of patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • High-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR
    • 1 and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
    • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
    • Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest early and application of CPR within 10 seconds
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
    • Differentiation between respiratory distress and failure
    • Early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Management of shock emergencies
    • Differentiation between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
    • Early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Management of arrhythmias
    • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
    • Differentiation between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
    • Clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Resuscitation team concept
    • Apply team dynamics
  • Post–cardiac arrest management

Course Content and Description:

Student Materials

  • PALS Provider Manual
    • May Be Sold Separately
    • The PALS Provider Manual contains all of the information students need to know to successfully complete the Instructor-led, classroom PALS Course. It is designed for use by a single student, and as a reference tool before, during and after the course. The manual provides students access to a website containing mandatory and supplemental information and reference materials, including the PALS Precourse Self-Assessment (must pass with score of 70% or higher), to help them successfully complete the course.
    • 8.375” x 10.875”
    • Bound within a full-color soft cover
    • Includes 368 pages of full-color images and text
    • Includes 1 (one) sheet of tab labels
    • Includes 1 (one) PALS Precourse Preparation Checklist Card (4” x 6.5”)

Supplementary Materials

  • PALS Pocket Reference Card Set
    • May Be Sold Separately
    • Updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR & ECC
    • The PALS Pocket Reference Card is sold separately. It includes the following:
      • Vital Signs in Children
      • Definition of Hypotension by Systolic Blood Pressure and Age
      • Summary Steps of CPR for Adults, Children, and Infants
      • Pediatric Septic Shock Algorithm
      • Drugs Used in PALS
      • Pediatric Color-Coded Length-Based Resuscitation Tape
      • Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Algorithm
      • Doses/Details for the Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Algorithm
      • PALS Systematic Approach Algorithm
      • Pediatric Bradycardia with a Pulse and Poor Perfusion Algorithm
      • Pediatric Tachycardia with a Pulse and Poor Perfusion Algorithm
      • PALS Postresuscitation Care

Course Format/Time:

  • Classroom-based
    • Instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout
    • Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)
    • During the course, an AHA Instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students to complete their advance skills practice and testing.
  • Initial Provider Course
    • Initial Provider Course requires approximately 13 hours 40 minutes to complete, including skills practice and skills testing, plus additional time for breaks and lunch.
  • Renewal Course
    • Update course, with all optional stations:
      • 8 hours 20 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch.
    • Update without optional stations:
      • 6 hours 20 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch.
  • Course time based on 1 instructor
    • 6 students to 2 manikins

Course Prerequisites:

  • Present your unexpired American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Card to be considered a renewing provider and pay a reduced price for the course
    • We do not accept non-AHA provider cards
    • Please sign up for PDRE’s accredited BLS and PALS for Healthcare Providers course and receive the most globally recognized AHA provider card
  • Knowledge and recognition of basic ECG heart rhythms and Pharmacology
  • PALS Provider Manual or Handbook for ECC
    • A current PALS Provider Manual or Handbook for ECC is required to attend the course
    • Purchase the updated book from PDRE for during online class enrollment or before the start of the course at our facility
    • Please bring your book if you own the most up-to-date version

Course Fee:

  • Initial (first-time) Providers with Provider Manual: $330
  • Initial (first-time) Providers without Provider Manual: $280
  • Renewing Providers with Provider Manual: $250
  • Renewing Providers without Provider Manual: $200

Certification:

  • AHA PALS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years
  • Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of psychomotor skills competency in all learning stations by passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, and a Megacode test in addition to a written test, students receive an American Heart Association (AHA) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course completion card, valid for two years.

Students who successfully complete the PALS Course, including the following components, will receive a PALS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years:

  • Actively participate in, practice and complete all learning stations
  • Complete the closed-book written exam with a minimum score of 84%
  • Pass the 1- and 2-Rescuer Child BLS With AED and 1- and 2-Rescuer Infant BLS Skills Tests
  • Pass 2 PALS core case scenarios (1 cardiac and 1 respiratory or shock) as a team leader, providing appropriate medical treatment and demonstrating effective team dynamics

Continuing Education:

Note: Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Educational Credits (CEUs) may be subject to professional occupation and may vary depending organizational and associational policies, terms, and conditions. AHA, AAP, and other education organizations and associations may be only currently offering CME and CEUs for specific and designated online courses.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT – PALS Provider Course
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services

  • PALS Provider Course (Initial)
  • This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 12.75 Advanced CEHs, activity number 16-AMHA-F2-0338.
  • By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.
  • **CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of participation. CME/CE credit will no longer be available once the six-month credit claiming period has elapsed.
  • If your profession is not listed here, please contact your HR department or licensing board with any questions. The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and does not determine participants to receive credit or number of credits per course.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT – PALS Update Course
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services

  • PALS Update Course (Renewal)
  • This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 7.00 Advanced CEHs, activity number 16-AMHA-F2-0337.
  • By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.
  • **CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of participation. CME/CE credit will no longer be available once the six-month credit claiming period has elapsed.
  • If your profession is not listed here, please contact your HR department or licensing board with any questions. The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and does not determine participants to receive credit or number of credits per course.

Scheduling & Discounts:

  • Register early because classroom-based courses fill-up quickly
  • Enrollment is limited
  • Course scheduling is subject to change without notice
  • Please call us if you have any questions or for discounted group rates and seasonal promotions!
  • Feel free to view our website for more information: https://www.yourcprmd.com

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Disclaimer:

The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in AHA ECC Courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.

Policies, terms, conditions, and prices may be subject to change without prior notice at any time depending on market value and vendor pricing in addition to yearly, seasonal and daily discounts and specials. Palm Desert Resuscitation Education (PDRE) reserves the right to update or modify these policies, terms, conditions and prices.

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Our AHA ACLS instructor, Dr. Nuqui, was very knowledgeable, experienced, supportive, and entertaining. Most of all, I really appreciated how well organized and engaging the initial provider course was conducted in a pleasant and comfortable learning environment. Not only was the training site facility brand-new but everything from the student materials, training AEDs, intubation equipment and manikins were up-to-date and in excellent condition.

William, MD

I was very impressed with how professional and enjoyable my ACLS and PALS renewal classes were at Palm Desert Resuscitation Education! As an emergency medicine registered nurse working at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, I wanted to be educated with the most commonly seen cardiac arrhythmias and their treatment but also needed classes that were attention grabbing and fun. Palm Desert Resuscitation Education instructors definitely kept my attention during the lengthy courses by having a balanced sense of humor, pertinent and brilliant instructions, and excellent case scenario discussions.

Rickey, RN

I highly recommend this training facility as your go-to CPR certification site for your healthcare job because Dr. Nuqui is not only passionate about saving lives but is awesome when it comes to teaching you the proper techniques of resuscitation including compressions, airway management, and defibrillator use. He shares his medical and teaching experiences while making you feel relaxed, stimulated, and well informed with the current AHA guidelines. He taught me exactly what I needed to know to be ready when cardiac arrest happens.

Ashley, LVN
During my Basic Life Support (BLS) class, I was given all of the necessary skills to be confident and not be afraid if ever one of my patients or family members collapses due to a heart condition, such as a heart attack. PDRE’s instructors and staff provide a very friendly, informative, humorous, interesting, and stress-free class that makes me want to personally refer all of my friends and family to do their CPR training at PDRE. Do not hesitate to try the best American Heart Association courses in the Desert Cities!
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As an elementary teacher who needed to be responsible for many students, I wanted to learn first aid basics and CPR in case I encounter a time when one of my students may either be choking, bleeding, seizes, faints, breaks a bone, sprains a muscle, becomes allergic, passes out, and experiences other first aid emergencies. Palm Desert Resuscitation Education’s first aid basics and CPR classroom course, which were held in our elementary school, was the perfect out-of-site learning setting to practice first aid basics and CPR for medical and injury emergencies. All of the staff and school employees are truly thankful and now self-assured to be able to provide possible practical first aid basics and CPR to our students, associates, friends or relatives. From my experience, Palm Desert Resuscitation Education quite honestly has the greatest, most efficient and personable instructors teaching top-of-the-line healthcare certification courses.
Gary, elementary teacher
Dr. Nuqui and his staff were truly amazing when I needed my BLS certification for my personal training business. He was very efficient and thorough with all of the course content and materials including the new guideline changes so that we are all up-to-date when it comes to performing effective CPR and step-by-step use of an AED. It was very easy to listen to him because he is not only a great instructor but is outgoing and personable. He really made the class enjoyable and easy to understand. I would definitely go back here for my BLS recertification.
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