AHA PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support Renewal Course of the American Heart Association is a classroom, Instructor-led course that 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. The PALS Renewal 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. AHA has made the pre-test mandatory as of January 1, 2018. Please go to www.heart.org/eccstudent and enter the code pals15 You can take the pre-test as many times as needed to get a passing score of 70% or better. Print your results and bring them with you to class, or take a picture and text it to (719) 551-1222 and I will print it. The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Recertification Course is classroom-based and works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills. The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Recertification Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation The Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency Course Content: 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Management of respiratory emergencies Resuscitation team concept Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment Vascular access Students who successfully complete the PALS Renewal Course, including the following components, will receive a PALS Provider Course Completion E-Card, valid for two years: To successfully complete the PALS Renewal course you will actively participate in, practice and complete all learning stations. Complete the closed-book written exam with a minimum score of 84%. Pass the 1- and 2-Rescuer Child BLS With AED and 1- and 2-Rescuer Infant BLS Skills Tests. 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 Continuing Education Accreditation Ã¯Â¿Â½ Emergency Medical Services. This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 8.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0137. The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these 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 AHA.