The AHA’s PALS Course is a video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of 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.
- An electronic alternative of the printed version, 90-1052
- Updated to reflect new science in the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR & ECC
- Designed 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
- Course length: Full course: 14 hours 10 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch; Update with all optional stations: 8 hours 20 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch; or Update without optional stations: 6 hours 20 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch
Students who successfully complete the PALS Course, including the following components, will receive a PALS course completion card, valid for two years:
- Pass the 1- and 2-Rescuer Child BLS With AED and 1- and 2-Rescuer Infant BLS Skills Tests
- Actively participate in, practice and complete all learning stations
- Complete the closed-book written exam with a minimum score of 84%
- 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
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