Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS) Two-day Provider Course

Miami, FL US

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course is designed for Health-Care providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a child, whether in or out of hospital. In this course you will enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest patients though active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases. These core case simulations are designed to reinforce important concepts, including but not limited too:
•Identification and treatment of medical conditions that place the child at risk for cardiac arrest.
•The systematic approach to pediatric assessment, including general, primary, secondary, and tertiary assessments.
•The assess-categorize-decide-act approach to assessment and management of seriously ill child.
•PALS algorithms and flowcharts.
•Effective resuscitation team dynamics.

Baptist Health is an American Heart Association (AHA) Certified Training Center.

Providers who take the PALS Providers Course must be proficient in the following:
•Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.
•Demonstrating basic EKG interpretation.
•Demonstrate 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 .prior to attending the course from the AHA website. Print their certificate of completion, minimum score as per AHA guidelines should be achieved. No student will be admitted in class without the certificate of completion. No exceptions!!

All treatment modalities taught in PALS courses (such as medication administration, defibrillation, pacing, etc.) must be within the participant’s scope of professional practice.

American Heart Association Courses are provided and managed by the Department of Resuscitation & PCS.  For availability and registration, call 786-467-3263.

REGISTRATION
Registration Fees
o    Physicians, Licensed Independent Practitioners and non-Baptist Health employees $270

American Heart Association Courses are provided and managed by the Department of Resuscitation & PCS. For availability and registration, call 786-467-3263.

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. 

Cancellations
•    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.

Attendance Requirements:

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. 
 


 

Target Audience

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.

Learning Objectives

  • Identification and treatment of medical conditions that place the child at risk for cardiac arrest.
  • The systematic approach to pediatric assessment, including general, primary, secondary and tertiary assessments.
  • The assess-categorize-decide-act approach to assessment and management of the seriously ill child.
  • PALS algorithms and flowcharts.
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics.
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Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 11.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 11.00 Nurse Practitioners
Course opens: 
01/01/2021
Course expires: 
12/30/2022
Cost:
$150.00
Rating: 
0

PALS Course Outline:

8.0 hours (including 1 hr. lunch break)/day 1 and 4 hour’s day 2: Small Group Teaching Stations - Video led demonstration with instructor led practice and testing of: 

Day 1: live session per organizational health guidelines at the moment of 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 & Electrical Therapy (Small Group discussion)
  • Core Case Scenario practice (Small Group discussion)

Day 2: 4.0 hours small group teaching stations Instructor-led practice and testing of:

  • Written test
  • OPA NPA Insertion skills assessment (in Classroom)
  • BLS Skills Assessment (in Classroom)
  • "Putting It All Together" Scenario Practice (in Classroom)
  • Megacode & Core case testing (in Classroom)

 

Attendance Requirements:

Students must attend all sessions of the course and pass all the skills tests and the written test to receive a completion card. Class starts promptly at 08:00 unless otherwise indicated.  No one will be allowed in class after 08:10. No exceptions!

Course Completion Requirements:

For students who meet ALL course prerequisites and are eligible to receive a BLS and PALS course completion cards, students must:

  • Participate in, practice, and complete all learning and skills stations.
  • Pass child/adult 1- and 2-resuer CPR/AED and infant 1- and 2-rescuer CPR.
  • Pass 2 PALS core case tests as a team leader.
  • Pass the closed-book written BLS & PALS tests with a minimum score of 84%

 

Materials provided:

 
  • Agendas
  • AHA PALS Provider text (also available online in BHSF Medical Library)  
  • One adult BLS manikin per each student
  • PPE masks and gloves for every student
  • AED trainer, simulator
  • Airway equipment (BVM, NPA, OPA's, etc.)
  • 1 defibrillator/monitor per station
  • Course Evaluation forms
  • PALS Megacode skills check-off sheet
  • PALS Provider course completion eCard
  • EZ-IO
Clinical Learning Center
8530 SW 124 Ave
in the Kendall Plaza Shopping Center
Miami, FL 33183
United States

Via Zoom:
Participants will receive an email two days before with login information.

In classroom: 
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.

Available Credit

  • 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 11.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 11.00 Nurse Practitioners

Price

Cost:
$150.00
Please login or register to take this course.

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.