(PALS) Pediatric Advanced Life Support Classes
(American Heart Association Course) Provided at our Turlock-CA, Merced-CA and Modesto-CA Locations
Disclaimer: Classes listed are available and have room to register. Do not register and pay for a class that is not listed available, you will not be refunded any amount if the class you choose to take is not available & closed. Further Questions contact (209) 250-1200
We also can have group training
at your company site for larger groups of 8 to 150 employees.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) by The American Heart Association is a video based course taught by highly qualified instructors in a classroom using simulated pediatric emergencies. The students have to complete the PALS course and pass 1 and 2 Rescuer child and 1 and 2 Rescuer Infant, both with BLS with AED skills tests to get the course completion card, which is valid for two years. Studying healthcare professionals get to actively take part in all the learning stations and complete a written examination. The course gives them the skills to provide effective care to seriously injured or sick children and provide emergency medicine. They are taught to give systematic pediatric assessment and provide cardiac and respiratory emergency services. The course lasts for 14 hours and 10 minutes, and the renewal course lasts for about eight hours and 20 minutes.
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.
a.) Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
b.) 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
c.) 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
d.) Management of respiratory emergencies
e.) Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
f.) Vascular access
g.) Resuscitation team concept
h.) Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
i.) Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
Time Frame: Initial course: 14 hours 10 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch. Renewal course, with all optional stations: 8 hours 20 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch. Certification (12 CES Provided at time of completion)
Students who successfully complete the PALS Course, including the following components, will receive a PALS Provider course Completion Card, valid for two years.
Testing Requirements: 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.
Helpful Preparation Links:
- ECG Rhythm Practice Link
- AHA Student Access to Pre-Test Please enter the code (PALS15) found at the bottom of page ii in the front of your course manual to access the student supplementary materials for your course. These materials are provided to give you additional information you may find helpful for the course. ACLS and PALS also include a Precourse Self-Assessment that is required for entry into the course. A score of 70% or higher is necessary to pass and print your report.