- Continuing Education & Life Support
|Course ID||Course Name||Course||Category||Credit Hours|
|Life Support||Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor Initial Course||Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)||Continuing Education and Life Support||N/A|
Description and Target Audience: This American Heart Association workshop is designed to prepare current PALS Providers to become PALS Instructors. PALS instructors are required to have an in-depth knowledge of and experience base in all 12 of the PALS core cases as well as the ability to effectively deliver and discuss this knowledge. The course is appropriate for physicians, nurses, and paramedics. This course is for students seeking certification in basic healthcare, life support skills. The Initial Course is for first time students or those whose certification was longer than 2 years ago.
At the end of this course, participants should be able to:
Jane Thomas, RN, BSN, Enterprise Educator, CoxHealth Education Center
We reserve the right to substitute instructors
0700-0715 Registration with breakfast
0715-0730 Welcome, Introductions, Course Overview
0730-0930 PALS Instructor requirements
PALS Science Update
PALS Course Design
PALS Course Outline
Technology and Equipment
Provider Course Provider and Update Course pre-requisites
*0945-1145 Rhythm Disturbances/Electrical Therapy
Resuscitation Team Concept
Overview of Pediatric Assessment
1145-1230 Lunch (on your own)
*1200-1400 Core Case Discussion and Simulations
Cardiac Cases 1-4
*1415-1615 Putting it all Together
Core Case Competency Testing
1615-1700 BLS Skills Testing with video
1700-1730 AHA Instructor Network, PROAD Manual
Instructor Update, Course Monitoring, CoxHealth Training Center
1730-1745 Questions, Answers and Course Evaluations
*role playing during these time frames (vascular access, electrical therapy, core cases simulations, putting it all together, core case competency testing)
Testing: Written exam which must be passed with an 84%. One-on-one skills testing required.
Course Length: 5-6 hour web based program, 10 hour live class program, and course monitoring at your first course
Certification Length: 2 years
Includes: Manuals, certification card, Instructor Essentials Course, 8 hour course, and initial course monitoring.
CoxHealth is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CoxHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CoxHealth-Educational Services is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
CoxHealth Prehospital Services is an approved provider of continuing education by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Unit of EMS. This activity has been approved for 9.0 contact hours. The Training Center number is 07710C.
Accreditation approval only refers to this educational activity and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products by CoxHealth or any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services.
Participants will receive statements of credit at the end of the program when all requirements for credit have been met. Satisfactory completion of objectives will occur through course attendance. Therefore contact hours will be given only for hours the participant attends. In order to receive a statement of credit, all participants must sign-in at the registration desk, turn in a completed evaluation form at the end of the program, pass a written test, and demonstrate the skills necessary to complete this course.
Information presented during this activity represents the views and opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily constitute the opinion, endorsement of, or promotion by CoxHealth.
No sponsorship or commercial support has been received for this activity. No Off Label medications or medical devices will be discussed.
All speakers and planning committee members for this activity have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest or significant financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medical device companies. The American Heart Association created this activity.
The American Heart Association 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 American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials; do not represent income to the Association.