You are required to bring a print-out of both your PALS & ACLS Precourse Assessment Completions to class. To access the Precourse Assessments go to www.heart.org/eccstudent
- ACLS Code: acls15
- PALS Code: pals15
It is strongly suggested that you pick up your Provider Manuals well before your course date. It is important to review the study guides and prepare yourself for the course using these manuals. Honestly, the flip-book won’t cut it this year.
The 2015 ACLS Course is HEAVY on rhythm interpretation. Please allow yourself adequate time to study rhythms, especially second degree blocks.
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. Review and understand the information in the PALS Provider Manual and on the Precourse Assessment. Pay particular attention to the Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment, the Evaluate-Identify-Intervene Model, and the Management of Respiratory and Circulatory Abnormalities.
The required Pre-Course Assessments are an excellent study tool! Be sure to take notes as you complete it. And remember to print out a copy of the completed assessment and bring it with you to class!
aBLS Competency: Be prepared to pass the Skills Tests for 1-Rescuer and 2-Rescuer Child and Infant BLS with AED. You will not be taught how to do CPR or how to use an AED during the course. You must know this in advance. The resuscitation scenarios require that your BLS skills and knowledge are current. Review and understand all 2015 BLS guidelines, especially as they relate to pediatric patients. You may find this information in the BLS Provider Manual.
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