The PALS Update course is for participants that have a CURRENT PALS and BLS certification from the American Heart Association. PALS Certification cannot be expired. A current BLS for Healthcare Providers certification is also required for this course from the American Heart Association.
Both BLS and PALS current certification cards must be verified by the CMH AHA Training Center prior to class. If your previous BLS or PALS certification was obtained at a location other than Children's Mercy Hospital, then copies of those cards must be faxed to 816-234-9263 with completion of the online registration. Your registration is not complete until the cards are received. If you took your current BLS and/or PALS certification from Children's Mercy then you do not need to send in any copies of your cards.
The Pediatric Advanced Life Support Program (PALS) was created in cooperation with the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, to assist the health care provider participant to recognize early signs of pediatric and infant distress and intervene to prevent respiratory and cardiopulmonary arrest. In addition, the course is designed to enhance cognitive and psychomotor skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize critically ill infants and children.
The PALS course includes various types of learning formats which include videos, skill stations, interactive sessions and self-study. The skill stations and interactive scenario teaching stations utilize small group, personalized learning settings.
Target Population: The PALS course is intended for healthcare providers with critical care medical responsibilities for infants and children. This includes Pediatricians, Family Practice Physicians, Pediatric Specialists, Anesthesiologists, Emergency Physicians, Nurses (Critical care unit, Critical care transport), paramedics and respiratory therapists.
Program Accreditation: PALS standards are set by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. All participants who sucessfully pass the completion criteria for the course will be issued a PALS provider card, affirming completion of the course. PALS certification must be updated every two years.
Effective July 1, 2017 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits will be available for physicians. In order to receive the credit, additional information is required at registration including date of birth and Board of Pediatrics number.
“Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.”
- Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (full)Don Chisholm Learning Center, CMH
- Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (full)Don Chisholm Learning Center, CMH
- Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PMDon Chisholm Learning Center, CMH
- Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (full)Don Chisholm Learning Center, CMH
- Friday, November 10, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (full)Don Chisholm Learning Center, CMH
- Friday, December 15, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PMDon Chisholm Learning Center, CMH
- Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PMDon Chisholm Learning Center, CMH