The completely redesigned American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced
Life Support Recertification course is based on new science evidence from
the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC and a new teaching methodology.
The goal of the PALS course is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider
in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively
manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.
Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children
at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; they systematic approach to pediatric
assessment; effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized
cardioversion; intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and
effective resuscitation team dynamics
-- You must have a current PALS Provider Manual for class.
-- Pre-test required for class.
-- CPR competency: Be prepared to pass the child 1-rescuer CPR/AED and
infant 1- and 2-rescuer CPR skills test. You will not be taught how to
do CPR or how to use an AED during the course. You must know this in advance.
The resuscitation scenarios require that your BLS skills and knowledge
are current. Review and understand all BLS 2015 guidelines, especially
as they relate to the pediatric patient. You may find this information
in the BLS for Healthcare Providers manual or in other AHA guidelines
-- PALS algorithms and flowcharts: Be familiar with the PALS algorithms
and flowcharts so that you can apply them to clinical scenarios. Note
that the PALS course does not present the details of each algorithm.
-- Practice cases: Work through the practice cases located on the student
CD to familiarize yourself with the "assess-categorize-decide-act"
model taught in the course. As you read through each case, try to answer
the questions. Check your answers to make sure you understand the concepts.
-- Supplement your knowledge: Review and understand the information in
the PALS Provider Manual, the PALS Course Guide, and the student CD. Pay
particular attention to the systematic approach to pediatric assessment,
the “assess-categorize-decide-act” model, and the management
of respiratory and circulatory abnormalities.
Course Manuals & Fees
Students should pick up their training manuals at least 72 hours in advance of class.
-- Team Members: Pick up is at CPR Training Center 2432 Carter Ave. Team members will be
charged for the book if they fail to return it following class. (You will
sign a payroll deduction form when you pick up your book.)
Community Members: Pick up is at the CPR Training Center, 2432 Carter Ave., Ashland.
Course fees are due at the time manuals are picked up. Fees are non-refundable.
The PALS Recertification Course is a benefit provided to King's Daughters
Team Members at no charge.
AHA Courses adhere to strict instruction timelines. Therefore, anyone arriving
more than 10 minutes late to class will be denied participation.
Per AHA guidelines a minimum of 3 students per class or we will have to
cancel the class.