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Classroom Courses

PALS Provider - Initial Certification

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Audience:

The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Course Content:

  • 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
  • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
  • Vascular access

Continued Education Information:

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course (with all optional lessons), ECC Training Centers
CERTIFICATION TERMS:

  • CECBEMS (EMS Practitioners) – October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2014 

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 14.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0135.  Pediatric Advanced Life Support Update Course (with optional lessons 4, 5, and 6), ECC Training Centers

CERTIFICATION TERMS:

  • CECBEMS (EMS Practitioners) – October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2014

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 8.25 Advanced CEHs, activity
number 11-AMHA-F2-0137.  Pediatric Advanced Life Support Update Course (without optional lessons), ECC Training Centers

CERTIFICATION TERMS:

  • CECBEMS (EMS Practitioners) – October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2014

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 6.25 Advanced CEHs, activity
number 11-AMHA-F2-0136

Course Completion Information:

Students who successfully complete the PALS Course, including the following components, will receive a PALS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years:

  • Actively participate in, practice and complete all learning stations
  • Complete the closed-book written exam with a minimum score of 84%
  • Pass the 1- and 2-Rescuer Child BLS With AED and 1- and 2-Rescuer Infant BLS Skills Tests
  • Pass 2 PALS core case scenarios (1 cardiac and 1 respiratory or shock) as a team leader, providing appropriate medical treatment and demonstrating effective team dynamics.

Course Cost:  $325.00 (Includes cost of book and completion card)

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PALS Provider - Renewal Certification

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Audience:

The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Course Content:

  • 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
  • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
  • Vascular access

Continued Education Information:

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course (with all optional lessons), ECC Training Centers
CERTIFICATION TERMS:

  • CECBEMS (EMS Practitioners) – October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2014

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 14.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0135.  Pediatric Advanced Life Support Update Course (with optional lessons 4, 5, and 6), ECC Training Centers

CERTIFICATION TERMS:

  • CECBEMS (EMS Practitioners) – October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2014

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 8.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0137.  Pediatric Advanced Life Support Update Course (without optional lessons), ECC Training Centers

CERTIFICATION TERMS:

  • CECBEMS (EMS Practitioners) – October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2014

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 6.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0136

Course Completion Information:

Students who successfully complete the PALS Course, including the following components, will receive a PALS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years:

  • Actively participate in, practice and complete all learning stations
  • Complete the closed-book written exam with a minimum score of 84%
  • Pass the 1- and 2-Rescuer Child BLS With AED and 1- and 2-Rescuer Infant BLS Skills Tests
  • Pass 2 PALS core case scenarios (1 cardiac and 1 respiratory or shock) as a team leader, providing appropriate medical treatment and demonstrating effective team dynamics

Course Pre-Requisites:

  • Current PALS Provider Card

Course Cost:  $225.00  DOES NOT include the cost of the PALS Book).  Student MUST have current PALS Provider Book to attend class.  If a new book is needed, please be sure to add it to the cart during the registration process and mark as “Ship To Me”.

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PEARS Provider - Initial Certification

Updated to reflect the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECCPEARS® helps healthcare providers develop the knowledge and skills needed for emergency evaluation and treatment of seriously ill infants and children.

PEARS teaches providers how to recognize respiratory distress, shock and cardiac arrest, and provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. The goal of PEARS is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Audience:

PEARS is for healthcare providers such as emergency medical technicians (EMTs), medical and surgical nurses, school nurses and any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill infants and children.

Course Content:

  • Pediatric assessment
  • Assessment and management of respiratory problems
  • Recognition and management of shock
  • Identification and management of cardiac arrest
  • Resuscitation team concept

Continued Education Information:

PEARS Course – Initial Certification
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 6.00 BasicCEHs, activity number 12-AMHA-F2-0153.

PEARS Update Course
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 5.50 Basic CEHs, activity number 12-AMHA-F2-0154.

Course Completion Information:

Students who successfully complete this course will receive an AHA PEARS Provider course completion card, valid for two years.

Course Cost:  $150.00

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PEARS Provider - Renewal Certification

Updated to reflect the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECCPEARS® helps healthcare providers develop the knowledge and skills needed for emergency evaluation and treatment of seriously ill infants and children.

PEARS teaches providers how to recognize respiratory distress, shock and cardiac arrest, and provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. The goal of PEARS is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Audience:

PEARS is for healthcare providers such as emergency medical technicians (EMTs), medical and surgical nurses, school nurses and any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill infants and children.

Course Content:

  • Pediatric assessment
  • Assessment and management of respiratory problems
  • Recognition and management of shock
  • Identification and management of cardiac arrest
  • Resuscitation team concept

Continued Education Information:

PEARS Course – Initial Certification
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 6.00 BasicCEHs, activity number 12-AMHA-F2-0153.

PEARS Update Course
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 5.50 Basic CEHs, activity number 12-AMHA-F2-0154.

Course Completion Information:

Students who successfully complete this course will receive an AHA PEARS Provider course completion card, valid for two years.

Course Cost:  $150.00

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PALS Instructor - Initial Certification

This course is designed for you, if you are a currently certified PALS provider, to become a certified American Heart Association PALS course instructor. The course consists of completing the on-line AHA PALS Instructor Essentials module, attend half a day of course instruction, All candidates must complete two days of being monitored while teaching in other PALS courses. If you successfully complete the course, you will receive an American Heart Association PALS Instructor card good for two years.

Audience:
Any CURRENT PALS Provider who wishes to become an PALS Instructor.

Course Pre-Requisites:

  • Current PALS Provider Card
  • Letter of Affiliation with an AHA Training Center or Letter of Intention to Affiliate with SFCAD.
  • Completion of PALS Instructors Essentials Course (Included in this cost).
  • Recommendation letter from AHA Instructor or AHA Training Center

Course Length:  8.0  to 10.0 Hours

Course Cost:  $350.00 (Includes Online KeyCode for Essentials Course, PALS Instructor Manual and PALS Instructor Card)  DOES NOT include additional materials needed to instruct PALS Course.

Please call for more details (573) 431.0030
PALS Instructor - Renewal Certification

This course is designed for you, if you are a currently certified PALS provider, to become a certified American Heart Association PALS course instructor. The course consists of completing half a day of course instruction, All candidates must complete two days of being monitored while teaching in other PALS courses. If you successfully complete the course, you will receive an American Heart Association ACLS Instructor card good for two years.

Audience:

Any CURRENT PALS Instructor who wishes to continue PALS Instructor Certification.

Course Pre-Requisites:

  • Current PALS Instructor Card
  • PALS Instructor Essentials Course Completion Certificate (For those who are TCF/RF Level)
  • Minimum requirements as outlined in the Program Administration Guide for renewal of certification

Course Length:  8.0  to 10.0 Hours

Course Cost:  $225.00 (Does NOT include any books or materials besides PALS-Instructor Card)

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Online Courses

Want to decrease the amount of time in the classroom?  We offer the following courses online, that can be completed at your leisure and divided into parts.  Be sure to review the details of the course, as some require some classroom interaction and/or skills evaluations to be scheduled.

Heartcode PALS
Parts 1-3 (Full Package)

HeartCode® PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.

This program uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.

Audience:

HeartCode PALS Part 1 is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card and are seeking an alternative (non-classroom) method for completing an initial or update PALS course.

Course Content:

  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • 12 pediatric, hospital-based, patient cases with up to four healthcare providers, presented though eSimulation technology
  • Systematic approach to pediatric assessment
  • Recognition and management of respiratory and shock emergencies
  • Recognition and management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Immediate post-cardiac arrest care
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

Course Completion Information:

Successful completion of the full PALS course (using HeartCode PALS Part 1) includes three parts:

  • HeartCode PALS Part 1. Upon successful completion of the online portion, including the written exam, students receive a Part 1 certificate of completion, which must be presented for parts 2 and 3.
  • Part 2*, a hands-on skills practice session with an AHA PALS Instructor.
  • Part 3*, a skills test with an AHA PALS Instructor.

*Parts 2 and 3 should be completed in one “skills practice and testing” session.

Students will receive an AHA PALS course completion card, valid for two years, upon successful completion of all three parts. – This package includes Parts 1, 2 & 3!

Online Course & Skills Package Cost:  $275.00 (This includes Parts 2 & 3 – Practical & Skills Evaluation Session)

You must call 573.431.0030 or email training@sfcad.org to schedule your skills evaluation after registration and online course is completed!

Your course keycode and instructions will be e-mailed after completing the registration process!

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Heartcode PALS
Part 1 (Online Course ONLY)

HeartCode® PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.

This program uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.

Audience:

HeartCode PALS Part 1 is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card and are seeking an alternative (non-classroom) method for completing an initial or update PALS course.

Course Content:

  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • 12 pediatric, hospital-based, patient cases with up to four healthcare providers, presented though eSimulation technology
  • Systematic approach to pediatric assessment
  • Recognition and management of respiratory and shock emergencies
  • Recognition and management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Immediate post-cardiac arrest care
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

Course Completion Information:

Successful completion of the full PALS course (using HeartCode PALS Part 1) includes three parts:

  • HeartCode PALS Part 1. Upon successful completion of the online portion, including the written exam, students receive a Part 1 certificate of completion, which must be presented for parts 2 and 3.
  • Part 2*, a hands-on skills practice session with an AHA PALS Instructor.
  • Part 3*, a skills test with an AHA PALS Instructor.

*Parts 2 and 3 should be completed in one “skills practice and testing” session.

Students will receive an AHA PALS course completion card, valid for two years, upon successful completion of all three parts. – This package includes Part 1 ONLY!

Online Course Cost:  $150.00 (This includes Part # 1 – Online Course ONLY)  Parts 2 & 3 MUST be purchased separately.

Your course keycode and instructions will be e-mailed after completing the registration process!

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Heartcode PALS
Parts 2 & 3 (Skills Evaluation ONLY)

HeartCode® PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.

This program uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.

Audience:

HeartCode PALS Part 1 is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card and are seeking an alternative (non-classroom) method for completing an initial or update PALS course.

Course Content:

  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • 12 pediatric, hospital-based, patient cases with up to four healthcare providers, presented though eSimulation technology
  • Systematic approach to pediatric assessment
  • Recognition and management of respiratory and shock emergencies
  • Recognition and management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Immediate post-cardiac arrest care
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

Course Completion Information:

Successful completion of the full PALS course (using HeartCode PALS Part 1) includes three parts:

  • HeartCode PALS Part 1. Upon successful completion of the online portion, including the written exam, students receive a Part 1 certificate of completion, which must be presented for parts 2 and 3.
  • Part 2*, a hands-on skills practice session with an AHA PALS Instructor.
  • Part 3*, a skills test with an AHA PALS Instructor.

*Parts 2 and 3 should be completed in one “skills practice and testing” session.

Students will receive an AHA PALS course completion card, valid for two years, upon successful completion of all three parts. – This package includes Parts 2 & 3 ONLY!

 Skills Evaluation Cost:  $125.00 (This includes Parts 2 & 3 ONLY)  Part # 1 MUST be purchased separately.  

You must call 573.431.0030 or email training@sfcad.org to schedule your skills evaluation after registration is completed.

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PALS Instructor Essentials Course

The AHA’s Instructor Essentials courses are online, self-directed, discipline-specific courses that teach information needed to instruct classroom courses and conduct skills practice and skills testing sessions for eLearning courses associated with each discipline. They replace the Instructor Essentials Classroom course which has been discontinued. Completion of the AHA Instructor Essentials Course is a required step toward becoming an AHA Instructor. It is also a requirement for current Instructors adding a discipline and all AHA Faculty (National, Regional and Training Center Faculty).

Primary Audience:

  • New AHA Instructors
  • AHA Faculty (National, Regional and Training Center Faculty)
  • Instructors who have allowed their certification to lapse in a specific discipline

Course Covers:

  • Planning and preparation for courses
  • Instructing courses
  • Conducting written exams (if applicable)
  • Skills practice and skills testing
  • Keeping your Instructor status current

Features

  • Include approximately 30 minutes of general information about instructing AHA courses, followed by course-specific information
  • Self-directed; available 24/7
  • Upon completion of an Instructor Essentials Course, a certificate of completion is available to print and must be presented at the classroom Instructor Course of the corresponding discipline
  • Access to course content for 24 months following course enrollment
  • Courses take approximately 2-3.5 hours each to complete

Course Cost:  $35.00

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