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Mandatory Precourse Test Complete the mandatory precourse test, print it out, and bring with you to class. You must access the test on a computer or tablet, not a mobile device. You must receive a score of 84% or better to take this class. You can retake the test until you pass. You cannot attend without this precourse test printout. You will receive your code once you have registered for your class in your confirmation email.
The American Heart Association offers 2 ways to achieve the official AHA PALS certification card in the classroom. Whichever option you choose, you will receive the AHA BLS card on the day of the course. Select an option below to learn more:
Initial vs. Renewal Are you taking PALS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) for the first time? If not, you can take the Renewal Course to save time and money if your provider card is unexpired.
Is your BLS card still current You MUST bring your current BLS card to class. If your cards are not current you MUST attend full BLS class before you take this course!
American Heart Association Mandatory Book Policy Bring in your own current book (ISBN # 978-1-61669-400-5), you can buy one from us for $45 or download the ebook HERE (ebook can not be printed out). Every American Heart Association course has the same guidelines across the USA.
Before your class You need to study! Buy/borrow/download the book and learn the newest up to date guidelines.
What This Course Does Not Cover
This course does not teach CPR, ECG rhythm identification, pharmacology, or algorithms.
If you do not review CPR and if you do not learn and understand the ECG and pharmacology information, it is unlikely that you can successfully complete this Course.
You will not be taught how to read or interpret ECG rhythm strips in the course, nor will you be taught details about pharmacology. You must know this in advance.
It is essential that you bring your Course Guide to class; you will need it during each lesson in the course. You may refer to the Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers (optional), and you may bring it to the course to use as a reference during some of the stations in the course.
Space Coast Heart Savers offers weekly ACLS for Healthcare Providers CPR training courses in Melbourne, Florida (Brevard County), Tampa Bay and Vero Beach, Florida (Indian River County). This CPR class is for people in the medical field (ie.. physicians, nurses, dentists, dental assistants, paramedics, EMT’s, respiratory or physical therapists, physicians assistants, medical or nursing students, dialysis staff, or any other healthcare related field).
The American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course trains healthcare providers with clinical responsibilities in pediatric critical care. PALS places emphasis on the most recent evidence based resuscitation science for cardiac and respiratory emergencies existing in infants and children. This program utilizes assessment surveys and megacode scenarios to practice team resuscitation. PALS is highly recommended for new graduates that plan on working in pediatric critical care areas.
The American Heart Association’s Pediatric Advanced Life Support course is catered to healthcare providers who provide direct care or participate in the resuscitation of the pediatric patient. Through didactic lecture and hands on practice in simulated scenarios, providers will learn to recognize and treat children suffering from respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies.
In the PALS curriculum, basic life support for patient survival is emphasized including the integration of effective basic life support with advanced life support interventions.
The culmination of effective basic life support with pediatric advanced life support interventions and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation is essential during the course.
PALS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader.
Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts:
Proficiency in basic life support care
Recognizing and initiating early management of arrest conditions
Managing cardiac arrest
Identifying and treating respiratory compromise
Recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations and providing initial care
Effective resuscitation team dynamics
All participants must have a current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers certification to participate in this course.
Students leave with their American Heart Association Certification card on the day of your PALS class that is good for two years. Class locations and times are listed below. If you would like to schedule an onsite class please contact us at 321-418-8288.
Course Pre-requisite Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers Card (For BLS recertifications only) and an 84% on your required pretest must be presented to your instructor at the beginning of class.
Examination Proficient demonstration of skills and a score of 84% or higher on the written examination are required for certification. Students that do not achieve either of these will be remediated and allowed an additional attempt to retest.
Certification Successful Completion of this course results in an American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Certification, which is valid for 2 years from the date of the course.
Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy No refunds after purchase. If you need to reschedule your class, please email or call our office 48 hours in advance
We do ask that you arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of time so you can get registered and we can start the class promptly. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be practicing skills that require working on your hands and knees, bending, standing, and lifting. If you have any physical conditions that might prevent these activities, please tell one of the instructors when you arrive for the course. The instructor will work to accommodate your needs within the stated course completion requirements.
*AHA recommends that students have access to the PALS Provider Manual. If you already own one or have access to one before, during, and after the class, you do not need to purchase one here. Keep in mind that your student textbooks and notes taken in class can now be used during the written test as a resource!
Shop AHA eBooks to purchase digital course materials required for your class
For a refund, contact us 48 hours or more before your class starts. If canceling less than 48 hours, we are happy to issue a credit for the amount you paid for one year towards future classes.
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, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.
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