Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Course Information

Course Code

RS814

Instruction Method

In class- please see prerequisites

Fee

Please see table below

Length

14 hours- 8am-5pm both days. Please see prerequisites for important course details and information.

Instructor(s)

Dr. Marcos Silva, MD (Medical Director)

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

 

Evaluation Method

• Written evaluation
• Hands-on skills practice
• Practical skills testing

Intended For

Healthcare professionals responding to pediatric cardiopulmonary emergencies and working in pediatric critical care environments; such as physicians, nurses, respiratory technologists and 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.

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

This course meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and has been approved for 8 MAINPRO-C credits.

This course meets the accreditation criteria of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and has been approved for MOC, Section 2 , Traineeship credits. Please contact RCPSC for details.

Text Book

Not included in course fee. PALS Provider Manual (2010), and HSFC Handbook of Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers (2015), available from Heart and Stroke Foundation, or University of Toronto bookstore.

Location

The Michener Institute, 222 St. Patrick Street, Toronto, ON- unless indicated otherwise in the table below

Certificate Program

Upon successful completion students receive a HSF PALS provider Ecard valid for 2 years. HSF will email instructions to access online Ecard after successful completion of the course.

Prerequisites

• HSF BLS Provider  Card within the previous 12 months (demonstration of competency at the course).  Please see Heart and Stroke for information.
• Ability to identify ECG rhythms -for those who wish to review/test their ECG interpretation skills please go to ECG STAT Test
• Knowledge of primary pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary emergencies
• Registration with Heart and Stroke Foundation for your Heart and Stroke Id Number -if you do not have a HSF#/account already.
• Completion of PALS Pre Course Test , code: palsprovider. Must be presented at the course.

• Review 2015 Guidelines Comparison Chart
• Review ECC Highlights of 2015 Guidelines

Please note: Heart and Stroke criteria for taking PALS state that you must have successfully completed a BLS Provider 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.

Textbook: PALS Provider Manual (2010),  and HSFC Handbook of Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers  (2015), available from Training Materials HSF Courses , or University of Toronto bookstore.

Registration does not guarantee success.
The most common reason(s) that students are unsuccessful are either 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).

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)-RS814

Courses

CodeCourse TitleFormatTuitionDate(s)Register ByAvailability
RS814-2Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)The Michener Institute Room 1325, 8am-5pmIn Class$419.00Oct-01-2016 to Oct-02-2016Closed
RS814-15Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - On site at Southlake Regional Health CentreIn Class$559.00Oct-22-2016 to Oct-23-2016Open
RS814-3Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)The Michener Institute Room 1325, 8am-5pmIn Class$419.00Nov-12-2016 to Nov-13-2016Open
RS814-4Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)The Michener Institute Room 1325, 8am-5pmIn Class$419.00Dec-03-2016 to Dec-04-2016Open
RS814-5Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)The Michener Institute Room 1325, 8am-5pmIn Class$419.00Jan-14-2017 to Jan-15-2017Open
RS814-6Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) The Michener Institute Room 1325, 8am-5pmIn Class$419.00Feb-04-2017 to Feb-05-2017Open
RS814-7Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)The Michener Institute Room 1325, 8am-5pmIn Class$419.00Mar-04-2017 to Mar-05-2017Open
RS814-8Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)The Michener Institute Room1325, 8am-5pmIn Class$419.00Apr-08-2017 to Apr-09-2017Open
RS814-9Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)The Michener Institute Room 1341, 8am-5pmIn Class$419.00May-27-2017 to May-28-2017Open
RS814-10Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)The Michener Institute Room 1325, 8am-5pmIn Class$419.00Jun-17-2017 to Jun-18-2017Open
RS814-11Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) The Michener Institute Room 1325, 8am-5pmIn Class$419.00Jul-15-2017 to Jul-16-2017Open
RS814-12Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)The Michener Institute Room 1325, 8am-5pmIn Class$419.00Aug-26-2017 to Aug-27-2017Open