AHA PALS Certification

The American Heart Association (AHA) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification is available to healthcare providers through EMR Safety and Health. Program facilitators provide the training and tools necessary for those working in the healthcare industry. With these emergency-related skills, healthcare professionals are able to expertly respond to infants and children during critical, life-saving moments. Below is an explanation of the PALS certifications that we offer at EMR Safety and Health.

PALS Provider Certification

This classroom, Instructor-led course incorporates 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 professionals who benefit most from a PALS Provider Certification include healthcare providers, emergency responders, pediatric nurses, and doctors. In order to qualify for the course students must have basic life support skills and they must complete a pre-course assessment with a score of 70% or higher. Successful completion of the course certifies individuals for two years.

PALS Provider Certification – Renewal

The renewal of the two-year PALS Provider Course is an expanded training program that includes personnel working in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units. This renewal course is an industry requirement.

Heartcode PALS Provider Online

PALS Provider Online is an eLearning course that utilizes eSimulation technology. To gain entry into the program, students must complete the PALS Pre-Course Self-Assessment. The program consists of in-hospital patient cases, a team dynamics lesson, and a multiple-choice exam where students must pass with a score of at least 84%. Students must successfully complete the Skills Check to receive their certification.

PALS Provider – Skills Check

PALS Provider – Skills Check is a 30-minute exercise that is designed to check the skills of those who have successfully completed the online version of the PALS Provider Course. It allows certification earners to test the skills and knowledge gained through the online course and apply it towards working in a hands-on environment.

PALS Instructor – Initial

This course enables instructors to take an advanced and systematic approach to pediatric assessment. Instructors will learn to teach a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. Once certified, students are eligible to teach the PALS Provider Course, the PALS Provider Renewal Course and to conduct the PALS Skills Checks.

PALS Instructor – Renewal

Instructors must renew their PALS instructor certification every two years. This course renews your certification to teach the PALS Provider Course and the Skills Check.

PEARS Provider – (Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization)

The PEARS Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers who may encounter emergency pediatric situations during the course of their workday. Students will learn how to improve outcomes for pediatric patients by preparing healthcare providers with an assessment, early recognition, prompt communication and initial intervention in patients with respiratory emergencies, shock and cardiopulmonary arrest. Course materials are geared to those working as Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Respiratory Therapists.

PALS Certification Benefits

Having a PALS certification is a requirement for most medical professionals dealing with infants or children. Students will learn the skills that they need to stabilize children in medical emergencies. In addition, having a PALS certification can enhance your career by helping to round out your professional skill set. A PALS certification is recognized throughout the world and EMR Safety and Health is the leading provider for industry training, click here to learn more about our PALS courses. To learn more about the  wide range of AHA courses and certification opportunities that we offer go to www.emrsafetyandhealth.com.