Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS): Blended Learning
Session 1: 8 to 11 a.m.
Session 2: Noon to 3 p.m.
Broadway Building, Suite 1630
Course # DAHS-NAHPALS16-BL
Early registration is recommended (four months in advance).
Class dates in red are full.
The AHA HeartCode® blended learning program is a Web-based, self-paced instructional program that teaches health-care providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. This program uses eSimulation technology to allow course participants to assess and treat patients in virtual health-care settings. In this environment, course participants 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.
HeartCode PALS Part 1 is for health-care professionals who respond to emergencies in infants and children.
HeartCode PALS Part 1 requires prior knowledge that will be applied in using the PALS treatment algorithms. Unprepared or inexperienced participants may require additional time to complete. To be successful, participants should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary in infants and children before beginning the course.
PALS certification in 3 easy steps
- Complete the cognitive Web-based portion
- Complete the skills practice and testing session at CPPN with an AHA PALS Instructor
- Receive an official AHA PALS Provider electronic course completion card (ecard)
This course is for renewal and initial PALS certification.
Course materials and features of the Heartcode Program
Prior to the course, participants must complete the HeartCode PALS Part 1 eSimulation module. The HeartCode PALS Part 1 module will be assigned to course participants 30 days prior to the class date via e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add this e-mail address to your safe sender list to ensure you receive this message. Features include:
- Self-paced and accessible 24 hours a day
- Pre-course self-assessment to gauge students’ knowledge
- Debriefings and coaching provided immediately after each simulation, with hyperlinks to the referenced section of the PALS Provider Manual
- Multiple choice, exam to test cognitive knowledge; program immediately identifies incorrect answers and provides a hyperlink to the appropriate section of the Provider Manual for instant remediation
- Online access to the Provider Manual
- Provides access to all information in course for 2 years following activation of course key
Prerequisites and preparation
- Completion of the pre-test with a passing score of 70%
- Certificate of completion of the PALS HeartCode Part 1
- The key code to the online course expires 60 days after activation and course participants will forfeit their fee or deposit if the online course is not completed in that time frame
- The online course certificate expires 60 days after completion and cannot be used to complete the skills check-off after that date
When attending the practice and skills testing session, participants must bring their certificate of completion for the HeartCode PALS to the course. Participants will not be allowed to complete the skills portion without the certificate.
Be courteous and on time. Students are expected to attend and participate in the entire course. Participants will not be allowed to attend the session if they are more than 5 minutes late. Late participants are considered a no show and any deposit or fee will be forfeited.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing or scrubs. You will be practicing skills that require working on your hands, bending, standing, and lifting. If you have physical conditions that might prevent you from participating in the course, please notify us prior to the course. The instructor will work to accommodate your needs within the stated course completion requirements.
C.E. contact hours
Upon successful completion of the online course, participants will receive up to 6.5 contact hours from the AHA.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 26, for 3.0 contact hours.
Attendees will not receive C.E. credit if they are more than 5 minutes late; no partial credit can be awarded.
Please select a class date above and complete the registration form. If using a credit card, submit the registration form and phone in your credit card number to (916) 734-9790. If paying by check, please print the registration form, attach your check made payable to UC Regents dated for the date of the class, and mail to:
Center for Professional Practice of Nursing
4900 Broadway, Suite 1630
Sacramento, CA 95820
Registrations are confirmed only if deposit or fee is provided with registration form. Registration includes an online key code for the module, skills practice and test session. Registration deposit/fee is inclusive of the online HeartCode module and skills check session. This is a flat rate and there is no cost breakdown for individual components of the course.
Registration will close 7 days prior to the course date and all pending registrations and waiting list requests will be cancelled. Walk-ins on the day of the class will not be accepted.
UC Davis employees
$155 deposit or registration fee.
Employees for whom the training is mandatory, must provide a deposit to confirm their registration. Upon completion of the course, the employee’s deposit will be returned and the appropriate department will be recharged the course fee.
Employees for whom the training is not mandatory, must pay the course fee at the time of registration.
$260 registration fee for community nurse, EMT/P, physician or other health-care provider.
Cancellation must be requested fourteen days prior to the class date to receive a full refund. A $50 service fee will be charged after this date. The deposit or registration fee will be forfeited if the online course was accessed and the class is not rescheduled within 60 days. If the provider cancels the course, a full refund will be provided.
Consistent with UC Davis policy, faculty are expected to disclose:
- Any significant financial interests or other relationships with manufacturers of commercial products and/or providers of commercial services discussed in their presentations.
- Any "off-label" uses for pharmaceutical and medical device products discussed in their presentations.
The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent speakers with significant financial or other relationships from making presentations, but rather to provide listeners with information on which they can make their own judgments. A complete faculty disclosure statement and acknowledgment of commercial support for this program will be included in the syllabus provided at the activity.
The AHA strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.
Persons with disabilities
Individuals needing special accommodations may call the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing at (916) 734-9790.
Parking is available in lot 25, approximately one block from the Broadway Building on 50th Street adjacent to the MIND Institute. Park with a UC Davis parking permit, or purchase a daily permit for $6.
Emily Andrada, M.D.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor
Polly Butler, D.T.R.