Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) skills check is a 4-hour course that meets the AHA requirement for a student to acquire their PALS course completion.*
* Completion of the AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) online simulation is required prior to attending the PALS skills check. Student must present their AHA on-line PALS Course Completion Certificate on the day of their skills check. You also have the option to add BLS and/or ACLS software and complete the skills checks within the PALS skills session.
In order to receive a full refund you must cancel two weeks prior to the session date. All cancellations made within two weeks of the session date will receive a 75% refund. Refunds will not be permitted if software has been opened or started.
For further questions, please contact Alison Thomsen, Emergency Response Training Center Assistant
At the completion of the on-line PALS learning module and PALS skill check off, the participant will demonstrate:
- High-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR
- Recognition of patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
- Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest early and application of CPR within 10 seconds
- Application of team dynamics
- Differentiation between respiratory distress and failure
- Early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
- Differentiation between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
- Early interventions for the treatment of shock
- Differentiation between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
- Clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
- Post–cardiac arrest management
Continuing Education Information
- Possible CE/CME 7.25
Heartcode Pediatric Life Support (PALS)
The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 01/01/2020-12/31/2023
CAPCE – 01/01/2020-12/31/2023
AMA Credit Designation Statement – Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 7.25 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
**AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of participation. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim for this activity after six months of participating.
ANCC Credit Designation Statement – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 6.50 contact hours.
**ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of participation. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim for this activity after six months of participating.
ACPE Credit Designation Statement – Pharmacists
ACPE Credit: 8.00 Contact Hours | Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-17-914-H01-P
**ACPE credit must be claimed within 30 days of participation. ACPE credit will no longer be available to claim after one month of participating.
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 5.75 Advanced CEHs,activity number 17-AMHA-F3-0346
**CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of participation. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim for this activity after the 6 month claiming period.
All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices