The Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support course is designed for Pediatricians, House Staff, Emergency Physicians, Family Physicians, Nurses, Paramedics, Respiratory Therapists, and other Healthcare Providers who are responsible for responding to emergencies involving infants and children.
To prepare for the course you must complete the following:
- Complete a BLS course or be able to perform High- Quality CPR and use an AED according to the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC.
- Review the learning station competency checklists in the PALS Provider Manual.
- Understand the PALS algorithms and flowcharts for the case scenarios in the PALS Provider Manual.
- Complete the PALS Pre Course Self-Assessment Exam on PALS ECG rhythm identification, pharmacology, and practical applications ( available on the PALS student Website : heart.org/eccstudent ).
*All students must have a current AHA PALS book and MUST complete the Pre Course Self-Assessment Exam prior to the date of the class. If this is not completed you will not be permitted to complete the course.
- Current certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS-HCP card).
- All PALS participants are required to be proficient in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers skills (BLS-HCP). You will be asked to demonstrate those skills to successfully complete the PALS course.
- Practical knowledge of cardiac arrhythmias and ability to recognize arrhythmias.
- Cardiovascular pharmacology for children; mechanism of action, indications, dosage and precautions for emergency medications.
Please note: there will be a $35.00 processing fee plus the cost of the book $44.00 which will be charged to your account for ALL cancellations. If you drop the class within 72 hours of the course start date there will be no refund
The Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support course is designed for Pediatricians, house staff, emergency physicians, family physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who are responsible for responding to emergencies in infants and children.