Heartcode PALS is a blended course which includes online modules and a hands-on skills competency session. This hands-on session is to be completed after the student has completed the eLearning online portion of HeartCode PALS through the American Heart Association (AHA). Students who successfully complete the Heartcode PALS online course and the hands-on session at CHES will receive a PALS Provider course completion card (eCard), valid for two years.
HeartCode PALS is a comprehensive program that 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. Using eSimulation technology, students can assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students also apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses 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.
HOW TO TAKE THIS COURSE:
1) Reserve your spot (see available dates below) for a hands-on skills session at CHES by registering on this site (cost $100).
2) Prior to your hands-on skills Competency Check, complete the eLearning module (approximate time of course is 7.5 hours) through the AHA (cost $151 paid directly to Online AHA), found here:https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartcode-pals.
3) Bring your certificate of completion of the online portion to your hands-on skills session at CHES.
4) Please note: The resuscitation scenarios require that you have current BLS skills and knowledge as you will be tested on 1-rescuer and 2-rescuer infant/child CPR and AED skills during the PALS hands-on session. You will not be taught how to do CPR or how to use an AED during the course. You must know this in advance. Please review and understand all AHA BLS guidelines. You can find this information in the BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual or in other publications based on AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (see www.heart.org/cpr). If you are required to have a current BLS certification for employment or other reasons, please contact CHES for information on completing Heartcode BLS on the same day that you complete the PALS hands-on sesson.
Questions? Please email us at CHES@edgewood.edu or call us at (608) 227-2292.