Heartcode® PALS is one of three courses offered by The Heart Center to satisfy an AHA certification. This particular course aids healthcare providers when developing knowledge and skills necessary to properly evaluate and manage seriously ill infants and children.
About HeartCode® PALS
Amongst key changes to the 2010 AHA guidelines, healthcare professionals can anticipate learning to explain the importance of effective team dynamics during resuscitation and applying appropriate cardio respiratory monitoring. Upon completion, students will be able to describe the timely recognition and interventions required to prevent respiratory and cardiac arrest in pediatric patients.
While there are no prerequisites for taking this online class, you should have a mastery of infant and child BLS skills and be able to identify heart rhythms and different types of airway management tools. It is helpful to be familiar with drugs commonly used to treat cardiovascular irregularities.
Course Breakdown for Part 1
• 12 Interactive, pediatric, hospital-based scenarios using eSimulation
• Debriefing and coaching after each simulation
• Multiple choice 33-question exams to test cognitive knowledge.
• Program will immediately identify incorrect answers and provide a hyperlink to the appropriate section
This course has been approved for 11.74 contact clinical hours for nurses by the Emergency Nurses Association, and 12.00 advanced CEHs for Emergency Medical Services by the AHA.
HeartCode® PALS is a suitable alternative for physicians, nurses, and healthcare members who prefer self-directed learning and are first responders to the care of pediatric patients. Personnel in emergency response, intensive care and critical care units will also find the course beneficial.