Class Schedule

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The American Heart Association BLS provider course is for first time BLS certifications for healthcare providers or for providers whose AHA BLS certification has expired.  The course will cover all content with review and practice before testing.  A 2020 edition AHA BLS provider manual is required for the class.

An American Heart Association BLS Provider 2-year certification card will be issued upon successful completion of this course via eCard.

Late arrivals to class will not be able to join the class in session and will need to reschedule.

Covid precautions are being followed and classes are in person only.  Arrival Screening is required prior to entry into class.

 

 

 

The 2020 BLS Renewal Course is designed for Healthcare Providers who have a current BLS Provider Certification Card and are confident in their skills and knowledge of BLS.   A current BLS Provider Certification is REQUIRED to be eligible for this course.

The Children's Mercy grace period has ended and all participants must have a current certification or they will be cancelled from the course.

The 2020 BLS Renewal Course is a video-based, instructor led course that features accelerated content.  It allows for time efficiency while teaching both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills with the newest 2020 Resuscitation Science from the American Heart Association.

An American Heart Association 2020 BLS Provider 2 year certification card will be issued upon successful completion of this course as an eCard.

Student must arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete arrival screening and be assigned a room for class.  Any late arrivals WILL NOT be allowed entry into  the class.

The PALS Provider course is a course for participants that have never completed PALS certification or have an expired PALS certification.  The participant must have a CURRENT BLS certification from the American Heart Association.  BLS Certification cannot be expired.  Your current BLS card must be verified by the CMH AHA Training Center prior to class.  If your BLS Certification was obtained from a location other than Children's Mercy Hospital,  then that card must be faxed to 816-234-9263 with completion of the online registration.

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 to recognize early signs of pedaitric 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 medical care responsitbilties for infants and children.  The provider should provide critical care responsiblities on a routine basis to infants and children.  This includes pediatricians, family practice physicians, pediatric specialists, anesthesiologists, emergency physicians, nurses in critial care areas such as ED, ICU & transport, paramedics and respiratory therapists.

The Provider class session is two days:  Day one 0700-1730 and Day Two 0730-1730.

PALS Standards are set by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.  All participants who successfully pass the completion criteria for the course will be issued a PALS provider card, affirming completion of the course.  PALS training must be updated every 2 years.

Continuing Education Credit:

Medicine:

Children’s Mercy Hospital is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

 

Children’s Mercy Hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

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 12.0 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.

 

Nursing:

Nurses will be awarded 11.5 nursing contact hours for completing today’s course.  (Nurses must pass the course to get CNE credit).  Children’s Mercy Kansas City is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 

Respiratory:

The Children’s Mercy Hospital’s CE Evaluator has approved this program for 13.8 hours of Respiratory Continuing Education on behalf of the Kansas Respiratory Care Society, a chapter society of the AARC, Providership #KRCS003.

   

 

 

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.

 

Continuing Education Credit:

Medicine:

Children’s Mercy Hospital is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

 

Children’s Mercy Hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

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 5.5 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.

 

Nursing:

Nurses will be awarded 5.6 nursing contact hours for completing today’s course.  (Nurses must pass the course to get CNE credit).  Children’s Mercy Kansas City is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 

This course is for participants that have a CURRENT BLS CERTIFICATION from the American Heart Association.  BLS Certification cannot be expired.  A Current BLS Provider Card must be verified by the CMH AHA Training Center prior to class.  If your previous BLS certification was obtained at a location other than Children's Mercy Hospital then that card must be faxed to 816-234-9263 with completion of the online registration PRIOR to class.

Target Population:  This is a pediatric course designed to enhance the healthcare provider's basic pediatric life support knowledge to prepare students to initiate and manage the first few minutes of a pediatric arrest or prevent the arrest of a pediatric victim in severe cardiopulmonary distress.  It is a video-based, instructor-led, traditional classroom course.  Students who successfully complete the course will receive a PEARS Provider Course Completion Card.

Program Accreditation:  PEARS Standards are set by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.  All participants who successfully pass the completion criteria for the course will be issued a PEARS Provider card, affirming completion of the course.  PEARS training must be updated every 2 years.

Click here for the 2021 PEARS disclosure and continuing education information.

 

This course is for instructor sign up only. Please note, sign up is for the entire day.