Online-Heartcode PALS – Part 1, 2 and 3


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10.0 Hour Online Course with 2 hour skills session included contact to schedule a skills session.

This course from the American Heart Association has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

HeartCode® PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. Using eSimulation technology, students assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings where they can apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.

Course Content

  • 12 pediatric, hospital-based, patient cases with up to four healthcare providers, presented through eSimulation technology
  • Systematic approach to pediatric assessment
  • Recognition and management of respiratory and shock emergencies
  • Recognition and management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Immediate post-cardiac arrest care
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

Students will receive an AHA PALS course completion card, valid for two years, upon successful completion of all three parts.

Up to 10 hour(s) of CME/CE/CEH credits offered

For healthcare providers needing basic pediatric rhythm recognition skills, telemetry staff, neonatal and pediatric ICU personnel, ambulatory care personnel and those preparing for PALS.

Technical Requirements

This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 8+ or Firefox 2+. Please do not use the Internet Explorer 10 browser with this course. HeartCode programs are not supported by Apple Safari.

Please refer to our Technical Requirements for accessing this course.

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PARTS 2 and 3
In-Person Skills Session INCLUDED

After completing HeartCode PALS Part 1, students must successfully complete a skills session consisting of hands-on skills practice and testing (parts 2 and 3) with an AHA PALS Instructor.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physicians

The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician AssistantsAAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 9.75 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Nurse PractitionersAmerican Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Creditfrom organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Continuing Education Accreditation – NursesThe American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 9.75 contact hours.

Continuing Education Accreditation – PharmacistsThe American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Credit:
10.00 Contact Hours or 1.000 CEUs. Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-14-704-H01-P.

**Pharmacy credit must be claimed within 30 days of attendance.

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following: Students are presented with a Team Dynamics lesson, 10 ACLS cases in hospital-based scenarios, and a written test. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based on ACLS guidelines, and provide treatment. Successful completion of the cognitive component, paired with skills verification provided by an AHA ACLS Instructor or a voice assisted manikin system, meets the requirements for successfully completing this activity.

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical ServicesThis continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 10.25 Advanced CEHs, activity number 14-AMHA-F3-0226.

Disclosures for HeartCode Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Part 1:

  • Instructions for Independent Study

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:

    • Complete the team dynamics lesson, pass the 10 medical cases, and complete the written exam.
    • Complete the course evaluation form.
    • Print the certificate/statement of credit.
  • There is no additional fee for CME/CE credits for this activity.