American Heart Association course designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or respond in the management of respiratory and/or cardiac emergencies in children and infants.

 

Training Options

Blended Learning Course

The Heartcode PALS blended learning course offers the flexibility of self-paced on-line learning with in-person hands-on skills practice & testing.

 

This course is in 2 parts:

  • Part I (Online Learning) – The eLearning (online) portion is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that uses eSimulation technology allowing students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings.
  • Part II  (Skills Practice & Testing) – The skills practice & testing session is designed to allow students time to practice before required testing to receive their certification card.

 

Advantages:

  1. Learn at your own pace.
  2. You can practice “running a code” with the virtual simulation, as much as needed, to gain confidence in the knowledge portion of the course.
  3. You have access to the course for 2 years. This allows you can log back into the course, after completion, and practice the e-simulations again and again to retain information and maintain confidence.

Instructor Led PALS Course

The full course is done in person with an instructor. The instructor will show all required videos and conduct all required skill stations/testing in a classroom setting.

Each training format includes the same learning objectives so regardless of how you complete training you will receive the same (identical) certification card.

Each training format includes the same learning objectives so regardless of how you complete training you will receive the same (identical) certification card.

Blended Learning PALS Course

Blended Learning Course

The Heartcode PALS blended learning course offers the flexibility of self-paced on-line learning with in-person hands-on skills practice & testing.

 

This course is in 2 parts:

  • Part I (Online Learning) – The eLearning (online) portion is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that uses eSimulation technology allowing students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings.
  • Part II  (Skills Practice & Testing) – The skills practice & testing session is designed to allow students time to practice before required testing to receive their certification card.

 

Advantages:

  1. Learn at your own pace.
  2. You can practice “running a code” with the virtual simulation, as much as needed, to gain confidence in the knowledge portion of the course.
  3. You have access to the course for 2 years. This allows you can log back into the course, after completion, and practice the e-simulations again and again to retain information and maintain confidence.

 

Step 1

Complete the HeartCode PALS online course through the American Heart Associations website (elearning.heart.org). 

Step 2

Contact CPR Done Right and schedule Part II where you will practice and test skills necessary to complete this course and receive your certification card.

  • This portion includes an in depth skills practice/mega code practice prior to testing.
  • Class sizes are small. This ensures quality training and reduce testing anxiety.

 

We offer skills sessions for Blended Classes 2-3 days/week at various times.

We are dedicated to success of the learner; therefore time training may vary depending on individuals learning needs.

Average length of time:

  • Online portion of the course can take about 8-9 hours.
  • Skills portion of the course can take about 1.5-2.5 hours depended on skills level.

Cost of  Part 1 (online portion):

  • $132.00 + tax. (this is purchased from the AHA). Go to http://elearning.heart.org to purchase the Heartcode PALS online course. Purchase includes an ebook.

Cost of Part II (skills practice/testing portion):

  • $100.00 for renewal certification
  • $125.00 for initial certification

 

Disclaimer: The American Heart Association 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.

  • Perform high-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR per AHA BLS recommendations
  • Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure
  • Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Implement post–cardiac arrest management

Your AHA certification is valid for 2 years as per the American Heart Association guidelines.

Yes.

For PALS & BLS Combo session

You will have to complete both the Heartcode PALS & Heartcode BLS online courses

  • Cost for adding BLS skills session is $45.00
  • Discount: You will receive a 15.00 combo discount when combining the 2.

For PALS, ACLS  & BLS Combo Session

You will have to complete Heartcode PALS, Heartcode ACLS, & Heartcode BLS online courses

  • Cost for adding BLS skills session is  $45.00
  • Cost for adding ACLS initial skills session is  $125.00
  • Cost for adding ACLS renewal skills session is  $100.00
  • Discount: You will receive a 25.00 combo discount when combining the 3.

For PALS & ACLS Combo Session

You will have to complete Heartcode PALS and Heartcode ACLS online courses

  • Cost for adding ACLS initial skills session is $125.00
  • Cost for adding ACLS renewal skills session is  $100.00
  • Discount: You will receive a 20.00 combo discount when combining the 2.

 

Contact us for scheduling.

Instructor Led PALS Course

Instructor Led PALS Course

The full course is done in person with an instructor. The instructor will show all required videos and conduct all required skill stations/testing in a classroom setting.

Contact us for dates/times of available classes.

We offer Instructor Led Renewal Courses 1-2 times/month

&

Blended Learning Courses 2-3 days/week

PALS Renewal Class

  • Length of time: Plan for 4-6 hours depending on the number of students
  • Cost: 175.00 per person + required PALS Provider Manual (approx. 46.00+tax)

 

PALS Initial Class

  • We only offer this as Blended learning at this time.
  • At this time we are not offering the 2 day full initial course.

 

Disclaimer: The American Heart Association 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.

Yes.

  1. Must bring your PALS Provider Manual for Student (ebook or hardback) to class.
    • If you do not have the current edition you will be required to purchase one.  It can be an ebook or paperback copy.
    • Please note: this is a requirement of the AHA and mandatory.
  2. Complete and pass the PALS Precourse Self-Assessment
  • Perform high-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR per AHA BLS recommendations
  • Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure
  • Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Implement post–cardiac arrest management

Your AHA certification is valid for 2 years as per the American Heart Association guidelines.