The Pediatric Advanced Life Support Update is an in-person renewal course. In order to attend the class, students must present a current, non-expired AHA PALS card.
AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
The Pediatric Advanced Life Support Initial is an in-person course for first-time students, or those whose card expired more than 1-month from the original issue date.
The PALS HeartCode is an online course. However, students must attend a skills session to complete the class. In addition, students must bring their certificate of completion.
You can also purchase the AHA PALS HeartCode Key Code online through the AHA website for $132.00. Therefore, if you wish to purchase the PALS HeartCode via the AHA, then click here. Lastly, this online option is for renewal and initial students.
About AHA PALS
Pediatric Advanced Life Support is a required certification for those who participate in the management of respiratory or cardiac arrest. Above all, PALS endows healthcare providers with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively manage seriously ill pediatric patients. Indeed, AHA PALS is an extensive course that includes; how to carry out a systematic approach; how to effectively conduct a primary and secondary assessment; and how to manage cardiac arrhythmia’s, as well as how to manage respiratory and circulatory emergencies; and last not not least, how to effectively respond to cardiac arrest. In addition, students will practice basic to advanced airway management and basic life support. Finally, to prepare students to be both a leader and a team member in a pediatric resuscitation team, team dynamics will be discussed.
Why should you choose NEO for your AHA PALS Certification
NEO’s goal is to improve the quality of care delivered to pediatric patients by empowering healthcare providers with education. For this reason, NEO instructors utilize a combination of visuals, didactic teaching, and hands-on practice in order to enhance learning. Additionally, to reinforce difficult concepts, instructors present numerous pediatric case studies that involve real pediatric patients. We work hard so that our students become adept in serving as leaders and team members in pediatric resuscitation teams. Lastly, we understand that our students lead very productive, therefore, we present AHA PALS in a methodical manner for time efficiency.
NEO will take the fear out of PALS
Initially, the mere appearance, breathing and color should alert the healthcare team a child is sick. The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course emphasizes this concept. Next, the healthcare provider must then determine if a child has a Respiratory or a Circulatory Problem. In fact, most children will have a respiratory problem. In general, a child with a respiratory problem will demonstrate tachypnea coupled with an increased effort to breath. Consequently, a child with a respiratory problem may require supplemental oxygen. On the other hand, a child displaying a Circulatory Problem is an ominous sign. In this case, a child with a circulatory problem will have an increased heart rate plus poor skin color. Therefore, a child with a circulatory problem will require a fluid bolus.
Moreover, healthcare providers should then categorize the problem as either respiratory or circulatory. To illustrate, a respiratory problem can be an Upper Airway, Lower Airway, Lung Tissue disease, or Disordered Control of Breathing; Whereas, a circulatory problem can be Hypovolemic, Distributive, Cardiogenic, or Obstructive shock. Indeed, PALS, is a complicated course, but NEO will take the fear out of caring for a sick child.
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