PALS Provider 2-Day Classroom Course - Price $260.00 (Does not include cost of book)
- Must have current 2015 Guidelines Provider Manual (#15-1058 or ebook #15-3120). Students should review information well before scheduled class date.
- Must complete and pass the online Precourse Self-Assessment with a score of 70% or higher. Must print certificate and bring to class. Students will not be admitted without completion certificate. In addition, each student should complete the Precourse Preparation Checklist from the PALS Provider Manual and bring it to class. The PALS Student Website at www.heart.org/eccstudent contains helpful self-assessment resources. Students are highly encouraged to complete all of the self-assessments in order to be fully prepared for class.
- Student Manuals can be purchased at the following locations: 1. Napa Valley College Bookstore (in-person); 2. WorldPoint (they have a Reno, NV warehouse and the fastest shipping time, usually 1-2 business days if book is in stock); 3. Channing-Bete ; 4. Laerdal
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 course uses a series of videos and 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 PALS course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units -- such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics -- as well as others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.
Each student must have his or her own copy of the PALS Provider Manual.
Before taking the PALS course, students must pass the online PALS Precourse Self-Assessment with a score of 70% or higher. This test is part of the PALS student Web site (access granted with purchase of the PALS Provider Manual).
To register for the renewal-only day 2 portion of the class, you must provide (in advance) a copy of both front and back of your current, un-expired PALS card. Email directly to email@example.com. Renewal-only cost: $175.00. Contact Napa CPR by email for promo code. Renewals attend day 2 only.
After successfully completing the PALS course, students should be able to:
- perform high-quality child CPR AED and infant CPR per American Heart Association basic life support recommendations
- differentiate between patients who do and patients who do not require immediate intervention
- recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early, and begin CPR within 10 seconds
- apply team dynamics
- differentiate between respiratory distress and respiratory failure, and perform early interventions for both
- differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock, and perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
- differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
- describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
- implement post-cardiac-arrest management.
Upon successful completion of the course, including achieving a score of 84% or higher on the course exam, students receive a PALS course completion card that is valid for two years.