Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Recertification

Course Information

Course Code

RS816

Instruction Method

In class

Fee

Please see table below

Length

8 hours (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Please note:
Current HSF BLS issued within the previous 12 months is a mandatory pre requisite.

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 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 MAINPRO+ Certified Group Learning Activity Category credits. Please see CFPC for details.

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 credits. Please contact RCPSC for details.

Funding maybe available for RNO members. Please contact RNAO for information.

Text Book

Not included in course fee. PALS Provider Manual (2015), 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

Heart and Stroke (HSF) PALS Provider card issued within 24 months of course date (mandatory). You will be required to submit your previous HSF PALS card prior to attending the PALS course. If your previous PALS card is past 24 months from date of issue you will not be allowed to attend the course you have registered for but will have to transfer to the full 2 day PALS Provider course (transfer and course fee difference will apply).
Heart and Stroke (HSF)BLS Provider Card issued within the previous 12 months (mandatory)We cannot accept BLS cards issued by organizations other than Heart and Stroke.You will be required to submit your HSF BLS card prior to attending the PALS recertification course. If you do not have a HSF BLS card issued within the previous 12 months ( current) you will not be able to attend the course you have registered for.If you wish to register for a HSF BLS course please see link to : BLS Course The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
• Able to identify ECG rhythms -for those who wish to test/review 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 . Must be presented at the course.

Please note: Heart and Stroke criteria for taking PALS state that you must have successfully completed a HSF BLS  Provider  course within the previous 12 months in accordance with current guidelines, be actively using BLS skills on a regular basis and demonstrate competence in performing CPR.

Textbook: PALS Provider Manual (2015),  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).

Please note: Current HSF BLS issued within the previous 12 months is a mandatory pre-requisite.We cannot accept BLS cards issued by organizations other than Heart and Stroke.
It is the responsibility of the student at the time of registration to ensure all pre requisites (HSF BLS card issued within 12 months) have been met. If those pre requisites are not met the student will not be permitted to attend the course. The Michener Institute of Education at UHN is not responsible for any expenses/costs student may have incurred (travel, accommodations, missed work, and miscellaneous).

Courses

CodeCourse TitleFormatTuitionDate(s)Register ByAvailability
RS816-Y01Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) RecertificationWorkshop$299.00Sep-12-2020 to Sep-12-2020Open
RS816-Y02Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Recertification8:00am -5pm, Room TBAWorkshop$299.00Nov-29-2020 to Nov-29-2020Open
RS816-Y03Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Recertification 8am-5pm, Room TBAWorkshop$299.00Jan-23-2021 to Jan-23-2021Open
RS816-Y04Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Recertification 8am-5pm, Room TBAWorkshop$299.00Mar-21-2021 to Mar-21-2021Open
RS816-Y05Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Recertification8:00am-5pm, Room TBAWorkshop$299.00May-08-2021 to May-08-2021Open