The American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support 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
-- Print your scores for the pre-course assessment tests and bring them
with you to 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.
-- Complete all items on the pre-course checklist that came with your PALS
Course Manuals & Fees
Students should pick up their training manuals at least 72 hours in advance of class.
-- Team Members: Pick up is at Training Center, 2432 Carter Ave., Ashland. 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 2-Day Provider 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.
The PALS Provider Class is a two-day course. You are registering for both days.
Per AHA guidelines a minimum of 3 students per class or we will have to
cancel the class.