Continuing Education
10.0 Hour Course

This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

HeartCode® PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. Using eSimulation technology, students assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings where they can apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.

Course Content

  • 12 pediatric, hospital-based, patient cases with up to four healthcare providers, presented through eSimulation technology
  • Systematic approach to pediatric assessment
  • Recognition and management of respiratory and shock emergencies
  • Recognition and management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Immediate post-cardiac arrest care
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

Students will receive an AHA PALS course completion card, valid for two years, upon successful completion of all three parts.

Up to 10 hour(s) of CME/CE/CEH credits offered

For healthcare providers needing basic pediatric rhythm recognition skills, telemetry staff, neonatal and pediatric ICU personnel, ambulatory care personnel and those preparing for PALS.

This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 8+ or Firefox 2+. Please do not use the Internet Explorer 10 browser with this course. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.

Please refer to our Technical Requirements for accessing this course.

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In-Person Skills Session

After completing HeartCode PALS Part 1, students must successfully complete a skills session consisting of hands-on skills practice and testing (parts 2 and 3) with an AHA PALS Instructor. Contact your local training center to sign up for a skills session.