This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course 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.

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.

Course Content
• Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
• 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
• Management of respiratory emergencies
• Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
• Vascular access
• Resuscitation team concept
• Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
• Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment

Class Format
• Full course: 14 hours 10 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch.
• 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.

Features
• Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills 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)

Certification
Students who successfully complete the PALS Course, including the following components, will receive a PALS Provider
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


Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course (with all optional lessons), ECC Training Centers

CERTIFICATION TERMS:
• CECBEMS (EMS Practitioners) – October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2014

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 14.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0135.


Pediatric Advanced Life Support Update Course (with optional lessons 4, 5, and 6), ECC Training Centers

CERTIFICATION TERMS:
• CECBEMS (EMS Practitioners) – October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2014

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 8.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0137.


Pediatric Advanced Life Support Update Course (without optional lessons), ECC Training Centers

CERTIFICATION TERMS:
• CECBEMS (EMS Practitioners) – October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2014

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 6.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0136.


Mandatory Student Materials
• 2010 PALS Provider Student Manual -OR-
• 2010 Handbook of ECC (For renewal students only)