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$197.00 - (eLearning key with skills session. Parts 1, 2 & 3) [default purchase configuration]
- American Heart Association PALS Heartcode Online Access Keycode
- This will automatically be emailed to you immediately upon enrollment
- Hand-on Skills Testing session with AHA Instructor using 2015GL Instrumented Real-Time Directive Feedback Manikins
- Certification Card Immediately Upon Successfull Hands-on Skills Testing Session (No Waiting for it to arrive in the mail)
2015GL Pediatric Advanced Life Support Heartcode eLearning
- GHO Professional Center - 1775 SW Gatlin Blvd, Suite 202 Port Saint Lucie, FL 34953
This item is the online student component for taking the PALS course in a blended-learning format.
This item is the online portion of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course when taken in a blended-learning format. Once students pass the included exam at the end of the online portion, they participate in a classroom-based training session featuring discussion, skills practice, and testing. Successful completion of both the online and classroom portions, including skills practice and testing with a certified American Heart Association PALS Instructor, qualifies students for a PALS provider course card. Based on the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC.
The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The PALS course uses a series of videos and 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 PALS course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units -- such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics -- as well as others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.
Before taking the PALS course, students must pass the online PALS Precourse Self-Assessment with a score of 70% or higher. This test is part of the PALS student Web site (access granted with purchase of the HeartCode PALS access key).
After successfully completing the PALS course, students should be able to:
Perform high-quality child CPR AED and infant CPR per American Heart Association basic life support recommendations
Differentiate between patients who do and patients who do not require immediate intervention
Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early, and begin CPR within 10 seconds
Apply team dynamics
Differentiate between respiratory distress and respiratory failure, and perform early interventions for both
Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock, and perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
Implement post-cardiac-arrest management.
Upon successful completion of the course, including achieving a score of 84% or higher on the course exam, students receive a PALS course completion card that is valid for two years.
Key Features and Benefits
HeartCode PALS is the online portion of the PALS course when taken in a blended-learning format. It uses a variety of eLearning assets -- such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities -- to teach students PALS knowledge and skills. To enter the course, students must complete the online PALS Precourse Self-Assessment to evaluate the learner's ability to integrate both rhythm interpretation and use of pharmacologic agents. After completing HeartCode PALS, including passing the online exam with a score of 84% or higher, students attend a structured Instructor-led classroom session that focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, and skills testing.
Course features and benefits:
Includes 12 in-hospital patient cases
eSimulation cases include:
Summary of critical concepts provided for each eSimulation case
Virtual debriefings provided immediately after each eSimulation
Includes a team dynamics lesson on basic team principles and integrating these principles in a simulated code
Provides online access to:
2015GL Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Manual
2015GL Handbook Of Emergency Cardiovascular Care For Healthcare Providers
Multiple-choice, 50-question exam to test cognitive knowledge
Certificate of completion that grants access to the classroom portion is available to print after HeartCode PALS modules and simulations, exam, and course evaluation have been completed successfully
Eligibility for continuing education credit
Physicians -- American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician assistants -- AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 7.25 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
Nurse practitioners -- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME (must be claimed within 6 months of participation).
Nurses -- The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 6.50 contact hours (must be claimed within 6 months of participation).
Pharmacists -- ACPE Credit: 8.00 Contact Hours. Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-17-914-H01-P (must be claimed within 30 days of participation).
Emergency Medical Services -- This continuing education activity is approved by American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 5.75 Advanced CEHs, activity number 17-AMHA-F3-0346 (must be claimed within 6 months of participation).
Includes access to all HeartCode PALS information for 24 months following activation of the course key
Please include an e-mail address when ordering. The access key and instructions on how to log in and register for HeartCode PALS will be immediately e-mailed to you
Dimensions and Specifications
PC and Mac® compatible
Additional Supplies Needed for Operation
Computer with Internet access
Minimum computer requirements:
Operating system: Windows XP or later, or Mac OSX 10.6 or later
Processor speed: 1+ GHz Pentium or equivalent
RAM: 1+ GB RAM
Web browser: Internet Explorer 9 or above, Chrome (recommended), or Firefox
Macromedia Flash (latest version)
QuickTime Plugin (4.0 or above)
Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest version)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does HeartCode PALS include access to the PALS student manual?
A: Yes, it includes online access to the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Manual
Q: How long can students access the information in HeartCode PALS?
A: Once a student activates his or her access key, the student can access all information for 24 months.
Q: Is this a credentialed course?
A: Yes, successful completion of both the online portion and the classroom portion results in a PALS provider course completion card.
Q: Which 2010 product does this item replace?
A: This item replaces the 2010 edition of HeartCode® PALS Part 1
Q: How does this 2015 edition differ from the 2010 HeartCode program?
A: The 2010 HeartCode program used eSimulation to teach cognitive knowledge. The 2015 HeartCode PALS uses eSimulation along with a variety of other learning assets, such as dramatizations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities, to teach students the knowledge and skills of pediatric advanced life support.
Q: What is the difference between the skills session (parts 2 and 3) for the 2010 PALS eLearning course and the classroom portion of the 2015 PALS blended-learning course?
A: For the 2015 PALS course taught in a blended-learning format, the classroom portion includes much more than the old skills practice and testing session. The classroom portion is a structured Instructor-led session focused on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, and skills testing. The PALS DVD Set (item no. EC15-1051) includes a DVD with video segments for conducting the classroom portion of the blended-learning course, and the Instructor manual includes lesson plans to guide Instructors through the classroom portion of the course.
Q: How long does it take to complete the online portion of the blended-learning course?
A: The online portion takes approximately 6-9 hours to complete, depending on the student's level of experience.
Q: How long is the blended-learning classroom session?
A: The classroom session takes approximately ~2 hours
American Heart Association Course Completion Card - NO WAITING!
Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency and a written test, students receive a course completion Card, valid for two years. This Card will be issued immediately upon successful completion of the course, no waiting for card to arrive in the mail.
** ALL online eLearning & skills testing sessions MUST be completed within (1) year of being issued. For any online program & skills session not completed (1) year after being issued, a new online program & skills session MUST be purchased.
Optional Add-on Items:
BLS ONLINE eLearning w/ Skills Session (Parts 1, 2 & 3) (Optional)
PC and MAC compatible (FAQ)
If purchased in conjunction with an advanced classroom course, your Part 2 & Part 3 practice/hands-on testing session will be completed during your advanced class (no need to setup a separate skills session date). Your online BLS eLearning access keycode will be emailed to you along with your advanced classroom course enrollment. Simply click on the provided link in the email, enter your provided access keycode into required spot on the AHA website and complete your BLS eLearning program online.
We offer the BLS eLearning Course which provide a flexible training option for busy healthcare professionals. The complete course is delivered in three parts. Part 1 delivers the cognitive learning through Web-based, self-paced modules. If purchased in conjunction with an advanced classroom course (ACLS or PALS), Parts 2 and 3 will be completed during your advanced course. Upon successful completion of all three parts, students receive their BLS for Healthcare Provider Course Completion Card. This course is an ideal option for healthcare providers seeking an alternative to traditional classroom training for first-time or renewal certification.
You must complete the hands-on testing session within 60 DAYS of completing the online portion. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THE HANDS-ON PRACTICE/TESTING SESSION WITHIN 60 DAYS YOUR ONLINE PROGRAM BECOMES INVALID.
2015 Handbook Of ECC for Healthcare Providers
(Spiral Bound Book or eBook Options available)
This quick-reference tool helps healthcare providers quickly access key treatment recommendations based on 2015 guidelines.
This 2015 edition of the Handbook Of Emergency Cardiovascular Care For Healthcare Providers incorporates the latest science and treatment recommendations from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update For CPR And ECC. An invaluable tool for emergency medical care providers.
Key Features and Benefits
This pocket-sized reference tool, highly popular among healthcare professionals, provides quick and convenient access to the latest resuscitation science and treatment information
- Organized into sections for basic, advanced adult, and pediatric life support and newborn resuscitation
- Provides algorithms, protocols, sequences, drug dosages, and much more
- Often included on hospital crash carts and accessed frequently in the field by EMS and other first responders
This reference tool is intended for use by:
- Personnel in emergency, intensive care, and/or critical care departments
- Emergency medical care providers
- American Heart Association and other BLS, ACLS, and PALS Instructors
Dimensions and Specifications
- Pocket-sized, 6.25" x 4" book
- Spiral-bound for easy access to critical information
- Includes 216 pages of full-color algorithms and text
- Contained within a full-color soft cover
- Includes 24 subject tabs that can be adhered to specific sections for even easier access to content
Learn:® Rhythm Pediatric (Optional Module) - Recommended as a PALS Rhythm Refresher or for 1st Time PALS Students
This course is not compatible with Mac® computers
This Web-based eLearning course introduces healthcare providers to normal pediatric cardiac rhythms and prepares them to recognize basic pediatric cardiac arrhythmias in clinical practice -- a key skill needed for determining a patient's condition and knowing which treatment algorithm to apply. Includes a 2-part American Heart Association exam. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a completion certificate and will be eligible to apply for continuing education credits. This course is not compatible with Mac® computers. Please include an e-mail address when ordering. The access key and instructions on how to log in and register for the course will be e-mailed to you, usually within 1 to 2 business days. All eLearning sales are FINAL Sales, NO REFUNDS ALLOWED.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Pocket Reference Card (Optional)
Included with Course Manual (FREE)
This convenient reference card serves as a useful reminder during and after the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course and in a variety of healthcare settings. This compact, full-color fold-out card covers pediatric algorithms and treatment protocols, CPR, drug information, and more. Based on the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC.
Key Features and Benefits
This 6-panel, accordion-fold card includes the following information for quick access by healthcare providers:
- Vital Signs in Children
- Definition of Hypotension by Systolic Blood Pressure and Age
- Modified Glasgow Coma Scale for Infants and Children
- Summary Steps of CPR for Adults, Children and Infants
- Pediatric Septic Shock Algorithm
- Drugs Used in PALS
- Pediatric Color-Coded Length-Based Resuscitation Tape
- Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Algorithm
- Doses/Details for the Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Algorithm
- PALS Systematic Approach Algorithm
- Pediatric Bradycardia with a Pulse and Poor Perfusion Algorithm
- Pediatric Tachycardia with a Pulse and Poor Perfusion Algorithm
- PALS Postresuscitation Care
Dimensions and Specifications
Full-color, laminated card, printed on cover stock
4" x 6 1/2" closed
EKG Cheat Card (Optional)
Educational Critical Care Concepts has created an ECG Cheat Card to use as a reference guide in determining rhythms that can be used as a pocket reference. See front and back images below. This card is a 4"x6" laminated card.
Book vs. eBook Option
AHA requires that all students have the current Provider Manual. You MUST bring your Provider Manual to class
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Manual
This manual contains all the information students need to successfully complete the PALS course in a classroom-based format. Designed for use by a single student, this text is also ideal for use as a reference tool before and after the course. Full-color softcover, 368 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", plus the PALS Precourse Preparation Checklist Card and the PALS Pocket Reference Card. Based on the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Manual eBook
(Does NOT work with Kindle or Nook devices)
The eBook version of the required student text for taking the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course in a classroom-based format. This manual contains all the information students need to successfully complete the PALS course. Designed for use by a single student, this text is also ideal for use as a reference tool before and after the course. Includes the PALS Digital Pocket Reference Card. Based on the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC. PC, Mac®, and iOS compatible. Please include an e-mail address when ordering. The access code and instructions on how to access the eBook will be e-mailed to you.
Broselow Pediatric Emergency Tape (Click here to add this to your shopping cart)
A reference at each color bar on the tape informs you of equipment sizes to perform emergency resuscitation on the child. A reference at each weight zone on the tape shows pre-calculated medication dosages.
The 2011 version of the Broselow Tape incorporates revised length weight zones based on the most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data set.