This AHA course is designed for advanced healthcare providers in enhanced cardiac care.
PALS Update is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning, and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.
Intended Audience: PALS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies on Children or Infants. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units.
Please note: To attend this course, you must have already taken a New Provider course in the last two years, or have taken a renewal course in the last two years, to take this course. If you have not, or if you need PALS for the first time, you, must enroll in a New Provider course. To enroll please register for the PALS Provider Course or call 505-217-3486 to sign up for a New Provider course, instead of signing up for this class.
There is a mandatory pre-test for this course. On page ii of your PALS manual, at the bottom, is a code. Enter that code on to http://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/AHAECC/ecc.jsp?pid=ahaecc.studentlanding for the pretest, and bring a print out of your results, along with your PALS manual, to the course with you.
The American Heart Association requires that all students have the PALS manual for class. The manual can be purchased from:
Class starts promptly at the listed start time. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before class is scheduled to start, so that you may sign in and the instructor can go over any administrative information that needs to be covered. All students must be in the class by 15 minutes after class start time. Any student who is not in class by then must reschedule their course. No refunds will be issued.