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PALS Certification Class
Full Course Classroom
This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.
$100 Initial or Renewal
AHA certification cards emailed before the end of the next business day
* (valid for two years)
- Multiple convenient locations around Indianapolis & central Indiana
- Classes offered days, evenings and weekends for your convenience
- Knowledgeable & helpful staff
- High quality and innovative training equipment
- Complementary email reminders of upcoming expiration
- Guaranteed satisfaction
The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.
- 8 hours 20 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch.
- Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills
- Simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
- Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
- Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills’
- Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Students who successfully complete the PALS Course, including the following components, will receive a PALS Provider course Completion Card, valid for two years:
- Pass the 1- and 2-Rescuer Child BLS With AED and 1- and 2-Rescuer Infant BLS Skills Tests
- Actively participate in, practice and complete all learning stations
- Complete the closed-book written exam with a minimum score of 84%
- Pass 2 PALS core case scenarios (1 cardiac and 1 respiratory or shock) as a team leader, providing appropriate medical treatment and demonstrating effective team dynamics.
- Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
- 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
- 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
- Management of respiratory emergencies
- Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
- Vascular access
- Resuscitation team concept
- Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
- Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
How long does this certification last?
All American Heart Association Courses are two-year certifications.
Who is eligible to take an advanced provider course (ACLS, PALS)?
Historically only medical providers that were in charge of running cardiac arrests were admitted to ACLS and PALS courses. The new guidelines and focus of the curricula is to educate all members of the healthcare team that may be involved in resuscitation. Any healthcare provider is eligible to take an ACLS or PALS course. Students are expected to be familiar with the curriculum prior to the course date. Instructors will work with all levels clinicians to ensure that the expectations of their skill level are evaluated during the course.