Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Get hands-on experience in applying the new American Heart Association (AHA, 2010) guidelines. Let our team of experienced instructors assist you to build the technical and critical thinking skills that are so crucial in the management of a critically ill child. This highly interactive course uses case presentations and the simulation centre to provide practical application of the required skills taught. The value of working in interprofessional teams is emphasized, offering you large and small group discussions and evaluation stations based on simulation. Upon successful completion of both a written and practical evaluation, you will receive a Heart and Stroke Foundation PALS Provider card, valid for 2 years.
This course is designed for those who have pediatric work experience. If you do not have pediatric work experience or are currently training to work in a pediatric environment, it is highly recommended that you take Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization - PEARS (RS827) first before enrolling in PALS.
Good ECG interpretation skills are required for success in this course. For those who wish to test/review their ECG interpretation skills please go to ECG STAT Test.
Please note: Heart & Stroke criteria for taking PALS state that you must have successfully completed a BLS for Health Care Provider (C) course in accordance with current guidelines, be actively using BLS skills on a regular basis, and demonstrate competence performing CPR. Hence, we require demonstration of competence for successful completion of the course. If you do not meet this prerequisite, we strongly urge you to register at a time that allows you to complete the BLS requirements.
One of the keys to success in this program is adequate preparation prior to attending the course.
- Please purchase and fully review the PALS Provider Manual, either the Canadian version (vendor code RE6001E) or the American AHA PALS Provider manual (vendor code 90-1052). Both are available from: Laerdal Medical or U of T bookstore.
- Purchase and review HSFC Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers, available at Laerdal Medical, vendor code RE0110E.
- Complete the pre-course test, print and bring on day 1. This is a mandatory requirement. Test can be found at: PALS pre course test, code: palsprovider.
- Completion of Level C BLS for HCP within the previous 12 months. Please bring your card to the course. Please note BLS certificates from online courses will not be accepted.
- Review pediatric BLS prior to attending the course: a) assessment and management of an unresponsive infant or child, b) AED and CPR skills, c) assessment and management of a choking infant or child.
- Good ECG interpretation skills are required for success in this course.
Registration does not guarantee success.
As instructors we would like to see everyone succeed at the PALS course, however not everyone is successful. The most common reason(s) that students are unsuccessful are lack of preparation prior to the PALS course and or lack of ECG interpretation skills. Registration in this course does not guarantee success. In the event that you are not successful, the Course Director will recommend at the end of this course that you repeat the entire PALS course on another date (you will be responsible for the entire tuition fee). Unsuccessful participants will not receive a refund of fees.
Disclaimer: Please note you will be tested on the information in the PALS Provider Manual (required reading).The link provided to the ECG STAT Test is an additional study resource and does not replace the PALS Provider Manual.
Please note PALS course registration fills quickly. Once all spots are filled, registration will close automatically despite the 'Register By' date.
This course is also available by contract for on-site delivery. Please email email@example.com for information.
|Special Note:||Courses are conducted at The Michener Institute unless otherwise specified. You may sign up for any course location, unless it is indicated "for employees only". |
|Credits:||This course meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and has been approved for 8 MAINPRO-C credits submitted to CSRT for NCPD credits.|
|Presented By:||Dr. Anna Jarvis (Medical Director)|
|Please Note:||Please note that registrants may transfer prior to the course start date by faxing a Withdrawal and Transfer Form to 416.596.3180. There is a $40 service charge applied to transfers. Withdrawals from a course may take place up to 2 weeks prior to the course start date by faxing a Withdrawal and Transfer Request Form to 416.596.3180. A $75 administration fee will apply. * No refunds will be issued for withdrawals received less than two weeks prior to the course. |
|Prerequisites:||RT, RRCP, RN, MD, or EMCA and a current BLS-C certificate (CPR) for Health Care Providers. You must also bring your completed "Precourse Preparation Checklist" to hand in at the beginning of the course. This checklist contains a list of everything you must do to prepare for the course to ensure success. BLS certification must be undertaken within one year of the commencement of the course. |
|Time:||0800 - 1700|
|Text Book:||Purchase PALS Provider Manual (2010), vendor code RE6001E, available from Laerdal Medical or University of Toronto bookstore.|
|Code||Course Title||Format||Tuition||Date(s)||Register By||Availability|
|RS814-5||Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)||$395.00||Jan-18-2014 - |
|RS814-17||Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) On site at Credit Valley Hospital, 2200 Eglinton Ave. W, Mississauga||$475.00||Jan-25-2014 - |
|RS814-6||Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)||$395.00||Feb-08-2014 - |
|RS814-15||Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) on site at St Joseph's Health, 30 The Queens way , Toronto||$475.00||Feb-22-2014 - |
|RS814-7||Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)||$395.00||Mar-01-2014 - |
|RS814-8||Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)||$395.00||Apr-05-2014 - |
|RS814-9||Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)||$395.00||May-10-2014 - |
|RS814-10||Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)||$395.00||Jun-07-2014 - |
|RS814-22||Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) on site at Northumberland Hills Hospital, 1000 DePalma Dr Cobourg||$599.00||Jul-05-2014 - |
|RS814-11||Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)||$395.00||Jul-19-2014 - |
|RS814-12||Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)||$395.00||Aug-23-2014 - |