Pediatric Advance Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support is geared towards healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. HeartCode PALS uses a personalized adaptive algorithm that sets students on the most efficient path to PALS mastery. Students follow a continuously adapting learning path that is personalized by their own inputs: their performance and their self- reported confidence level related to each probe. The course content is presented in the form of self-directed learning content, probes, and Cognitive Assessment Activities. The student has a choice of completing a pre-hospital or in-hospital contextualized track. After completing the online portion, students will attend a structured, Instructor-led hands-on session that focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols and skills testing. Where available, students may also complete the hands-on session with a HeartCode compatible manikin. With the new adaptive learning format, the timing for completing the online portion of HeartCode PALS can vary depending on the student’s level of experience. The hands-on session for HeartCode PALS will take approximately 5 hours with breaks, or 4 hours and 50 minutes without breaks. The student must provide the Heartcode certificate when attending the skills session. The student will purchase the Heartcode out of pocket (price is determined by the American Heart Association). Cost: $150.00 for skills session.