Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS) Two-day Provider Course
The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) two-day course is for physicians who have never taken the course or whose PALS completion card has expired.
The course includes 11 hours of class time:
• 7 hours that will be delivered through a live Zoom conference sessions or an in-person sessions depending on the organization’s health recommendations at the time of the class.
• 4 hours of skills practice and assessment in a classroom environment with social distancing and PPE.
Baptist Health is an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) provider.
This course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital. Participants will enhance their skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases.
AHA courses are provided and managed by Baptist Health’s Department of Resuscitation & PCS and are held in two venues: the Clinical Learning Center, 8530 SW 124 Ave,. in the Kendall Plaza Shopping Center in Miami; and Bethesda Hospital West, 9655 W. Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach. (Availability is limited).
American Heart Association Courses are provided and managed by the Department of Resuscitation & PCS. For availability and registration, call 786-467-3263.
o Physicians, Licensed Independent Practitioners and non-Baptist Health employees $220
Call 786-467-3263 for availability and to register.
Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.
• Refunds will be given, upon return of course materials, to those who call to cancel at least 72 hours in advance.
• No refunds will be given for cancellations made within the 72 hours prior to the start of the class or if the registrant does not attend the class.
Students must present the AHA’s PALS Precourse Self-Assessment and Precourse Work certificate of completion to participate in class. Students must attend all sessions of the course and pass all the skills tests and the written test to receive a completion card. The class starts promptly at the scheduled time. Students must arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled start time for registration and screening purposes. No one will be allowed in class after it has started.
Day 1: 7:30 a.m. Zoom or in-person class check-in based on organizational recommendations; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with one-hour lunch break on your own. (No food/drinks are allowed in our classrooms)
Day 2: 7:30 a.m.-noon.
The AHA developed the PALS Provider Course for "currently active" healthcare providers (e.g., medical, nursing, emergency medical or allied health personnel) whose daily occupation or volunteer activities demand proficiency in the knowledge and skills of ACLS.
Upon completion of this conference, participants should be better able to:
• Identify and treat medical conditions that place the child at risk for cardiac arrest.
• Systematically approach pediatric assessment, including general, primary, secondary and tertiary assessments.
• Utilize the assess-categorize-decide-act approach to assessment and management of the seriously ill child.
• Utilize PALS algorithms and flowcharts.
• Implement effective resuscitation team dynamics.
Providers who take the ACLS Provider Course must be proficient in the following:
• Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.
• Demonstrating basic ECG interpretation.
• Demonstrating knowledge of pharmacological concepts and competent administration of cardiac drugs used during PALS.
• Performing the BLS Primary Survey and the PALS Secondary Survey.
Participants must complete the American Heart Association PALS Precourse Self-Assessment and Precourse Work from the AHA website, with a minimum score as per AHA guidelines, prior to attending this course. Participants will need to print their certificate of completion. No student will be admitted in class without the certificate of completion.
All treatment modalities taught in PALS courses (such as medication administration, defibrillation, pacing, etc.) must be within the participant’s scope of professional practice.
PALS COURSE OUTLINE:
Day 1: 7.0 hours in a Zoom venue or an in-person session as per ACLS health guidelines at the time of the class:
• Welcome and Introductions
• Respiratory Emergencies and Airway Adjuncts (small group discussion)
• Shock Emergencies (small group discussion)
• Review of Key Concepts (small group discussion)
• Rhythm Disturbances and Electrical Therapy (small group discussion)
• Core Case Scenario Practice (small group discussion)
Day 2: 4.0 hours in small group teaching stations with instructor-led practice, including:
• Written test
• OPA NPA Insertion Skills Assessment (in classroom)
• BLS Skills Assessment (in classroom)
• "Putting It All Together" Scenario Practice (in classroom)
• Megacode and Core Case Testing (in classroom)
COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:
For participants who meet all course prerequisites and are eligible to receive a course completion eCard:
• Participate in, practice and complete all learning stations.
• Pass the CPR/AED testing station.
• Pass two PALS core case tests as a team leader.
• Pass the closed-book written test with a minimum score of 84%.
• Zoom capability and access (as applicable)
• AHA PALS Provider text (also available online in Baptist Health Medical Library)
• One adult BLS manikin for each student
• PPE masks and gloves for each student
• AED trainer, simulator
• Airway equipment (BVM, NPA, OPA, etc.)
• 1 defibrillator/monitor per station
• Course Evaluation forms
• PALS Megacode skills check-off sheet
• PALS Provider course completion eCard
Participants will receive an email two days before with login information.
8530 SW 124 Ave., Miami, in the Kendall Plaza Shopping Center; or Bethesda Hospital West, 9655 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach. (Based on availability)
Participants are required to use PPE as per the organization’s recommendations throughout the live sessions. No food or drink is allowed in our classrooms. Drink space is available outside the classroom.
DISCLOSURES: In accordance with the Standards of Commercial Support of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), which require balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME programming, Baptist Health has identified and resolved conflicts of interest of all individuals who control CME content, including faculty, planners, content reviewers and members of the Continuing Medical Education Committee and the Continuing Medical Education Department. The instructors have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Individuals participating in this CME activity will identify any references to off-label product discussions and recommendations. Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 11.00 General certificate of attendance
- 11.00 Nurse Practitioners
American Heart Association courses are provided and managed by the Department of Resuscitation and Patient Care Simulation.
Register directly by calling 786-467-3263. To comply with COVID-19 guidelines, class sizes and registration are extremely limited.