Continuing Education

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Course Code: RS814
Instruction Method: In class
• HSF BLS for HCP (C) Card
• Able to identify ECG rhythms
• Knowledge of primary pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary emergencies

NOTE: You must fax/email a copy of your valid BLS certificate to Michener a minimum of 2 weeks before the date of your course.

Duration: 14 hours
Time: Day 1 - 08:00-17:00; Day 2 - 08:00-17:00
Fee: please see table below
Textbook: Not included in course fee. PALS Provider Manual (2010), vendor code RE6001E and HSFC Handbook of Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers vendor code RE0110E, available from Laerdal Medical , University of Toronto bookstore.
Evaluation Method:
• Written evaluation
• Hands-on skills practice
• Practical skills testing
Instructors: Dr. Dr. Anna Jarvis MB,BS,FRCPC,FAAP (Medical Director)
Intended for: Healthcare professions responding to pediatric cardiopulmonary emergencies and working in pediatric critical care environments; such as physicians, nurses, respiratory technologists, paramedics. 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.
Certificate: Upon successful completion students receive a HSF PALS provider card valid for 2 years.

Learner Outcomes:
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 the course, the learner will be able to:
• Identify and treat problems that place the child at risk of cardiac arrest
• Apply a systematic approach to pediatric assessment
• Use the “evaluate-identify-intervene” sequence
• Use PALS algorithms and flowcharts
• Demonstrate effective resuscitation team dynamics

One of the keys to success in this program is adequate preparation prior to attending the course.
• Purchase and review 6th edition PALS Provider Manual from Laerdal Medical , 416-298-9600 or U of T bookstore either the Canadian version (vendor code RE6001E) or the American AHA PALS Provider manual (vendor code 90-1052).
• Purchase and review HSFC Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers, available from Laerdal Medical, vendor code RE0110E.
• Register with Heart and Stroke Foundation for your Heart and Stroke Id Number.
• Present your HSF Id number at the course.
• Complete the pre-course test prior to the course, print and bring to the course (mandatory - it will be collected by the Course Coordinator). Test can be found at: PALS Pre Course Test , code: palsprovider
• Completion of Level C BLS for HCP within previous 12 months. Please note BLS certificates from online courses without a practical testing component will not be accepted.
• Review BLS prior to attending the course: a) assessment and management of an unresponsive individual b) AED and CPR skills, and c) assessment and management of a choking individual.
• 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 . Online courses are offered at Michener for those who need to enhance this skill. Please see course listing.

Please note: Heart and 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 in performing CPR. Hence we require demonstration of competence for successful completion of the 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 the course that you repeat an entire classroom session on another date (you will be responsible for the entire tuition fee). Unsuccessful participants will not receive a refund of course fees.

Disclaimer: Please note you will be tested on the information that can be found in the PALS Manual. The link provided to the ECG STAT test is an additional study resource and does not replace the PALS Manual (required reading).

This course is also available by contract for on-site delivery. Please email for information.

Please note our course registrations fill quickly. Once a course is full the registration will close automatically. Please register early to secure your spot!

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
RS814-5Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$395.00Jan-18-2014 -
RS814-17Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) On site at Credit Valley Hospital, 2200 Eglinton Ave. W, Mississauga In Class$475.00Jan-25-2014 -
RS814-6Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$395.00Feb-08-2014 -
RS814-15Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) on site at St Joseph's Health, 30 The Queens way , Toronto In Class$475.00Feb-22-2014 -
RS814-7Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$395.00Mar-01-2014 -
RS814-8Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$395.00Apr-05-2014 -
RS814-9Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$395.00May-10-2014 -
RS814-10Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$395.00Jun-07-2014 -
RS814-22Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) on site at Northumberland Hills Hospital, 1000 DePalma Dr CobourgIn Class$599.00Jul-05-2014 -
RS814-11Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$395.00Jul-19-2014 -
RS814-12Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$395.00Aug-23-2014 -

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