2019 PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support Renewal Course

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West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Altoona, Iowa 50009

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2019 PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support Renewal Course

Date & Time Location Registration
12/5/2019 - 8:00 AM UnityPoint Health - Des Moines ERC (Education Resource Center) Simulation Lab, 2nd Registration Full

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Purpose & Intended Audience

To provide physicians, nurses, paramedics and respiratory therapists current concepts of advanced pediatric life support as defined by the American Heart Association.

Precourse Requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Pre-course Assessment with 70% or higher. Please print your score and fax to Terry Neal at 515-241-6732 prior to the course in order to allow participation in the courseBring AHA PALS Course manual with you to class.

  • To access Pre-course Assessment, visit the PALS Student Website:  www.heart.org/eccstudentand enter code:  pals 15.


$100-Registration fee includes an American Heart Association card. Lunch is on your own. A manual is not included.

**A 2015 AHA PALS Provider Manual is required for the course. You may purchase this paperback book from any supplier you wish. Below are a few options.

WorldPoint ECC, Inc.-https://worldpoint.com/aha-pals-provider-manual-2015.html

Leardal Medical Corporation-https://www.laerdal.com/us/item/15-1058

Channing Bete Company-https://shop.aha.channing-bete.com/onlinestore

Course Objectives

At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to:

  1. Understand and be able to perform the systematic approach to pediatric assessment of a seriously ill or injured child, including the general, primary, secondary, and tertiary assessments.
  2. Use the "assess-categorize-decide-act" approach to decision making.
  3. Recognize a child who is in respiratory distress or failure and/or compensated or hypotensive shock.
  4. Manage a child who has life-threatening bradyarrhythmia, tachyarrhythmia or arrest rhythm.
  5. Describe the key elements and foundation of effective resuscitation including mastery of skills and effective team dynamics. 
  6. Describe management of the child's clinical condition during stabilization and transfer phases of care.   

Continuing Education Credits

This program has not been approved for continuing education credit.

The American Heart Association will issue a card verifying the successful completion of the PALS course. Expiration of the verification will occur two years from the date of issue.

Course Schedule

  • Class meets from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Minimum class size required. Classes may be cancelled if minimum registration is not met two weeks prior to course. 


All PALS Courses are held in our Simulation Lab, unless otherwise stated.

Blank Children's Hospital and Methodist Medical Center campus

Simulation Lab, 2nd Floor ERC

1200 Pleasant Street 

Des Moines, IA 50309 

*To get to the class, park in the ramp on level one at the south end and take the southeast elevators to level 2.

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 5 business days prior to the course.

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

More Information

Terry Neal at Terry.Neal@unitypoint.org or 515-241-6611.