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2020 AHA HeartCode® PALS Online

2020 AHA HeartCode® PALS Online


HeartCode® PALS Online is the online portion of PALS blended learning that will prepare students for hands-on skills session with an AHA PALS Instructor or on a simulation station.

Product Specification
      • Updated to reflect new science in the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR & ECC
      • HeartCode® PALS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the AHA’s PALS Course. HeartCode® blended learning delivers quality resuscitation education regardless of where providers are located and gives them more control to complete the course at their own pace.
      • Providers first complete the online portion of HeartCode® PALS and then complete a hands-on skills session with an AHA PALS Instructor or on a simulation station.
      • To enter the course, participants must complete a pre-course self-assessment.
      • The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients.
      • Learners may choose to take the course in the following languages: U.S. English and International English (IVE)

Course Learning Objectives

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After successfully completing the PALS Course, students should be able to

      • Perform high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) per AHA basic life support (BLS) recommendations
      • Describe all of the steps of the Chains of Survival and apply the BLS concepts of the Chains of Survivl
      • Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
      • Perform high-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
      • Describe the importance of early use of an AED and demonstrate its use
      • Provide effective ventilation by using a barrier device use
      • Describe the importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
      • Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for an adult, a child, and an infant