Students must achieve a 70% or greater on the pre-test and bring a copy of completion to the beginning of class
Students are responsible for purchasing either a digitial copy of the PALS Provider Manual or a hard copy from Cape Cod CPR.
This American Heart Association PALS Certification course focuses on providing Healthcare Professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose and treat critically ill infants and children. This scenario-based course emphasizes team dynamics with pediatric emergency management of pediatric patients approaching or already in respiratory or cardiac arrest. This course covers treatment beyond the first few emergency minutes and goes through stabilizing patients or transport phases of a pediatric emergency in or out of a hospital setting. Our PALS course is a LOW-STRESS, hands-on experience taught by veteran instructors utilizing the most up-to-date equipment and techniques. The LOW-STRESS Mega Code portion of our course is a hands-on, simulated clinical scenarios where vital life-saving skills are practiced first as an individual, then as part of a team, and finally as a team leader.
As an American Heart Association authorized provider, our PALS course focuses on these core concepts:
Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest.
The systematic approach to pediatric assessment
Effective respiratory management - including the use of video laryngoscopes and direct laryngoscopy if within scope of practice
Validate skills for 1 and 2 person CPR and AED skills for infant and child
Defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion
Effective resuscitation team dynamics
Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills
Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations and passing
the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test, students receive a PALS course completion card, valid for two years.
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
PALS Provider Course (initial/full course)
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 14.50 Advanced CEHs, activity number 14-AMHA-F2-0239. This course is also approved by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services for 8 Con-Ed hours.
This course is approved by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services for 3 Con-Ed hours.
Continuing Education - Nursing
PALS Provider awards 16.2 CH that is recognized by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing under 244 CMR 5.04. This program has also been approved by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for 12.75 contact hours Synergy CERP Category A, File number 00019336.
Continuing Medical Education - Physicians
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to
provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.