2020 HeartCode® PALS

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180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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950 E. Hickman Road
Waukee, Iowa 50263

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3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
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Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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4020 Merle Hay Road
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Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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6520 SE 14th St.
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2020 HeartCode® PALS

Date & Time Location Registration
10/6/2020 - 1:00 PM Center for Advocacy and Outreach at Blank Children's Hospital
10/21/2020 - 1:00 PM Center for Advocacy and Outreach at Blank Children's Hospital

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* We will continue to evaluate the COVID-19 situation. Classes may be canceled if necessary. If classes are canceled, a full refund will be issued.

Due to COVID-19,  a mask is required before entering the hospital and in all common areas. A mask will be required to be worn during class with the exception of during certain skills portions. If you are unable to wear a mask due to medical restrictions, please contact Jessica Dinh to discuss other arrangements.

Purpose and Audience:

To train physicians, nurses, and paramedic personnel on the current concepts in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) as defined by the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines.  Participants must complete all parts to receive a PALS Provider card.

This eLearning course is the self-directed online portion of HeartCode PALS blended learning, which is followed by a hands-on session for skills practice and testing.

HeartCode PALS is a comprehensive program that uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics.  Using eSimulation technology, students can assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students also apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning.

Part 1: completed online using interactive case-based micro-simulation technology.

Parts 2 & 3: skills practice and testing by a PALS Instructor at Blank Children's Hospital. 

Course Requirements:


  • Go to the American Heart Association website at onlineaha.org (this program is PC & Mac compatible).
  • Find the course titled HeartCodeÒ PALS Part 1 and click "Add to Cart".
  • Complete the online registration and pay by credit card.
  • Complete the PALS Course online, including achieving a score of 84% or higher on the course exam (Access to this program will be available for 24 months from the initial license activation).
  • Print the HeartCodeÒ Certificate of Completion and bring to the skills testing. Skills testing cannot be completed with this certificate.

PARTS 2 & 3

  • Register for your skills evaluation and testing with Blank Children's Hospital.
  • A PALS Provider card will be issued after the successful completion of Parts 2 & 3.
  • The following are required for the skills evaluation:

    •             BLS Practice and Testing – Child CPR/AED skills and Infant CPR skills

    •             Management of Respiratory Emergencies

    •             Vascular Access skills of IO placement and management

    •             Management of Rhythm Disturbances

Continuing Education Credit:

Continuing education credit (CEU or CEH) is provided by AHA upon successful completion of the computer portion of this course.  No continuing education will be awarded from Blank Children's Hospital for the skills portion of this course.

A PALS Provider card will be issued after successful completion of all portions of this course. Expiration of the verification will occur two years from the date of issue.

Registration Fee:

$132    HeartCodeÒ PALS Part 1 at onlineaha.org (separate online credit card payment to AHA)

$100    skills testing and evaluation at Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Blank Children's Hospital

Cancellation Policy

Blank Children's Hospital reserves the right to cancel the program due to insufficient enrollment or inclement weather. In this event, you will be notified and your entire registration fee refunded.

Refund Policy

A processing fee of $30 will be retained for cancellations less than 7 business days prior to the course.

No refund will be available for cancellations less than 2 business days prior to the course.

Participants more than 10 minutes late will not be permitted to enter the class.


Blank Children's Hospital
Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Lower Level Anna Blank Building
1200 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

View the course flyer here. 

More Information

Jessica Dinh at Jessica.Dinh@UnityPoint.org or 515-241-3537   

* if registration is closed please contact Jessica for further class availability and other options 

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.