- Complete the online pre-course Self-Assessment (required): Go to heart.org/eccstudent and enter this code:
pals15. This information is also found on page ii of the provider’s manual. Complete the Pre-course Self-Assessment on the Student Website and print your score; bring
the printout of your score with you to the PALS Course. This test consists of 3 sections: ECG rhythm identification, pharmacology, and practical application. Use this assessment to identify areas where you need to increase your knowledge.
- Review and understand the information in your PALS Provider Manual.
- Review and understand the information in the NEW 2017 BLS for Healthcare Providers Manual.
Be prepared to pass the child-1-rescuer CPR and infant 1- and 2- rescuer CPR skills test. You will not be taught how to do CPR or how to use an AED. You must know this in advance!
- PALS algorithms and flowcharts: Be familiar with the PALS algorithms and flowcharts so that you can apply them to clinical scenarios. Note that the PALS Course does not present the details of each algorithm.
- Supplement your knowledge: Review and understand the information in the
PALS Provider Manual and on the Student Website. Pay particular attention to the systematic approach to pediatric assessment, the evaluate-identify-intervene model, and the management of respiratory and circulatory abnormalities.What This Course Does Not Cover:
The PALS Provider Course does not teach BLS CPR, algorithms, ECG, or pharmacology information. If you do not learn and understand the ECG and pharmacology information in the pre-course assessment tests, it is unlikely that you can successfully complete the PALS Provider Course.