PALS Instructor Training

pals instructor training
Price: $395.00

Course Description:

The purpose of the AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor Course is to develop proficiency in teaching, organizing and conducting a provider course. The goal of the PALS Instructor course is teach the skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage students in the treatment of critically ill infants and children. The course is based on science evidence from the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.
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Instructor teaching techniques/skills are mastered for the recognition and treatment of infants along with children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest. A systematic approach to pediatric assessment and effective respiratory management are measured in a skills test. Electrical therapy for patients needing defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion and intraosseous access (fluid boluses) will also be proficiently practiced through didactic skill sessions. You will learn the use of a scenario-based team approach to teach pediatric emergency management.

Course Length:

One-day intensive training; (10) hours in duration.

The course covers:

  • Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardio-pulmonary arrest
  • The systematic approach to pediatric assessment
  • Effective respiratory management techniques
  • Validate skills for 1- and 2-person CPR and AED skills for infant and child
  • Defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion
  • Intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics

Course Objectives:

  1. Organize and conduct a PALS course using the DVD/ lesson maps in the PALS instructor materials
  2. Instruct on the team concept of PALS management
  3. Guide and evaluate students during practice stations and Megacode using the PALS skills testing checklist
  4. Understand the concept of student remediation and demonstrate effective remediation techniques
  5. Explain AHA and Training Center policies concerning PALS courses, completion of course forms, and the process for instructor renewal
  6. Pass skills tests with 100% and written exam with 90% or better

Intended Audience:

Potential instructors must be licensed or certified in a healthcare occupation in which PALS skill are within their scope of practice. Emergency, intensive care or critical care department personnel; emergency medical providers such as physicians, nurses, emergency technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

Course Prerequisite:

  1. A current AHA PALS provider card
  2. A current AHA BLS provider card
  3. Instructor Essentials online module certificate of completion
  4. A willingness to teach the scientific and program guidelines of the American Heart Association
  5. Any instructor candidate not aligning with NPSC will need a letter from a current TC stating the instructor candidate is aligning with them & they will complete the monitoring process
  6. A commitment to teach two courses per year according to AHA guidelines
  7. Complete the pre-course checklist
  8. Complete the online pre-test (instructions in front of provider manual)

Required Instructor Material:

  1. A 2010 AHA PALS provider manual
  2. A 2010 AHA PALS instructor manual
  3. A 2010 AHA PALS DVD
  4. Instructor Essentials online module certificate of completion

CE Credits available for BRN & pre-hospital

*Note: Materials are not included with the price of the course. Please purchase the necessary materials when you checkout using your shopping cart.

**A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of class, but additional requirements must be met prior to receiving instructor card. Instructor card will be issued by the aligned Training Center upon successful monitoring of a Provider  course.

Required PALS Instructor Materials:
pals instructor complete package

Highly Recommended PALS Instructor Materials:
structured supported debrief online