Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider (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, and includes 14 hours of class time. 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 child, whether in or out of the hospital. Participants will enhance their skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest pediatric patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases.
• All Baptist Health two-day PALS classes will now include Basic Life Support (BLS) certification as part of the curriculum. After completing both days successfully, participants will be eligible to receive both the Advanced and Basic certification cards. BLS certification will not be part of the one-day PALS recertification course.
• AHA courses are provided and managed by Baptist Health’s Department of Clinical Learning and are held at the Clinical Learning Center, located at 8530 SW 124 Ave,. in the Kendall Plaza Shopping Center in Miami or Bethesda Hospital West 9655 W Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33472. (Based on availability).
American Heart Association Courses are provided and managed by the Department of Clinical Learning. For dates, availability and to register, call 786-467-3263.
- Physicians and non-Baptist Health employees $210
Call 786-467-3263 for a complete list of dates and availability and to register.
The cost of the textbook is included in the registration fee for all courses except skills checks. Upon payment of the required fee, lecture materials, texts and requirements will be mailed to the participant’s preferred address in the continental U.S. If the class is held within two weeks of registration, the materials should be picked up at the Town & Country Corporate Office.
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 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 8 a.m. No one will be allowed in class once class has started. No exceptions!
7:30 a.m. check-in; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with one-hour lunch break on your own.
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 PALS. A current provider card is required for the renewal course.
- 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.
Providers who take the PALS Providers Course must be proficient in the following:
• Performing BLS CPR skills using the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.
• Demonstrating basic EKG interpretation.
• Demonstrate knowledge of pharmacological concepts and competent administration of cardiac drugs used during ACLS.
• Performing the BLS Primary Survey and the PALS Secondary Survey.
Participants must complete the PALS pretest prior to attending the course from the AHA website. Print their certificate of completion, minimum score as per AHA guidelines must be achieved.
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:
7.0 hours per day of small group teaching stations – video-led demonstration with instructor-led practice and testing of:
• Welcome and Introductions
• Course Organization Video
• PALS Science Overview Video
• CPR/AED Practice and Testing
• Rhythm Disturbances/Electrical Therapy
• Vascular Access Station
• Resuscitation Team Concept Video
• Core Case Simulation Cardiac
• Core Case Discussions and Simulations
• Core Case Discussions and Simulations Shock
• Jeopardy Review Game
• "Putting It All Together" Scenario Practice
• Written Exam
• Megacode & Core case testing
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%.
• AHA PALS Provider text
• At least 1 CPR manikin per 3 students
• AED trainer
• Airway equipment (BVM, NPA, OPAs, etc.)
• 1 defibrillator/monitor per station
• Course Evaluation forms
• PALS written examinations
• PALS Provider Course completion card
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 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 14.00 General certificate of attendance
- 14.00 Nurse Practitioners