PALS classes in Chicago
P: 773-445-2277  F: 773-445-2278     Our Address: 3219 w. 111th  Chicago, IL 60655
Prerequisites For New and Returning Students

Dear PALS Provider Course Student:

Welcome to the PALS Provider Course.

Where

The class will be

Location: 3211 West 111th Street, Chicago IL 60655

Please plan to be on time because it will be difficult for late students to catch up once we start. Students are expected to attend and participate in the entire course.

What We Will Sent You

A copy of the Course agenda and your PALS Provider Manual.

How to Get Ready

The PALS Provider Course is designed to teach you the lifesaving skills required to be both a team member and a team leader in either an in-hospital or an out-of-hospital setting. Because the PALS Provider Course covers extensive material in a short time, you will need to prepare for the course beforehand.

Precourse Requirements

You should prepare for the course as follows:

  1. Precourse Preparation Checklist: Complete the precourse checklist that came with your PALS Provider Manual. Bring the checklist with you to the course.
  2. BLS competency: Be prepared to pass the 1- and 2-Rescuer Child BLS With AED and 1- and 2-Rescuer Infant BLS Skills Tests. 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 2010 BLS guidelines, especially as they relate to pediatric patients. You may find this information in the BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual or in other publications based on the 2010 AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (see www.heart.org/cpr).
  3. Precourse Self-Assessment (required): Complete the Precourse Self-Assessment on the Student Website and print your score; bring the printout of your score with you to the PALS Course. This test consists of 3 sections: ECG rhythm identification, pharmacology, and practical application. Use this assessment to identify areas where you need to increase your knowledge.
  4. PALS algorithms and flowcharts: 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.
  5. Supplement your knowledge: Review and understand the information in the PALS Provider Manual and on the Student Website. Pay particular attention to the systematic approach to pediatric assessment, the evaluate-identify-intervene model, and the management of respiratory and circulatory abnormalities.
  6. Course agenda: Review the course agenda and note course activities where you might need to supplement your knowledge before attending the course.

What This Course Does Not Cover

The PALS Provider Course does not teach CPR, ECG rhythm identification, PALS pharmacology, or algorithms. If you do not review CPR and if you do not learn and understand the ECG and pharmacology information in the Precourse Self-Assessment, it is unlikely that you can successfully complete the PALS Provider Course. You will not be taught how to read or interpret ECG rhythm strips in the course, nor will you be taught details about PALS pharmacology. You must know this in advance.

It is essential that you bring your PALS Provider Manual to class; you will need it during each lesson in the course.

You may refer to the 2010 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers (optional), and you may bring it to the course to use as a reference during some of the stations in the course.

What to Wear

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to class. You will be practicing skills that require you to work on your hands and knees, and the course requires bending, standing, and lifting. If you have any physical conditions that might prevent you from engaging in these activities, please tell an instructor. The instructor may be able to adjust the equipment if you have back, knee, or hip problems.

Course Completion

You will receive your ACLS Provider course card upon successful completion of this course. Continuing Education Hours certificate will be administered upon successful completion of class. You will have to check with your state to find out how many Continuing Education hours they accept for these classes.

Refund/Rescheduling

-More than seven (7) days prior to the course, students may;

1. Reschedule to a different class date (one time only) up to (3) months of the original class date with no penalties or,

2. Cancel their class and receive a refund for the course, minus the cost for any course materials that they have received, and shipping for those materials.

-Within 7 days of the class, students may;

1. Reschedule their course (one time only) up to three (3) months of the original class and pay an administrative fee of 50.00.

2. There are no refunds for any advanced course cancelled within 48 hours.

Not attending the second scheduled class date will result in the forfeiture of you class fee.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any questions about the course, please call June at 773.445.2277 .

Sincerely,

June Eastman

Course Director

Continuing Education Certificate and Course Cards
Should you need a replacement certificate or course card, we will gladly mail one to you for an additional administrative fee.

Dear PALS Provider Renewal Course Student:

Welcome to the PALS Provider Renewal Course.

Where

The class will be

Location: 3211 West 111th Street, Chicago IL 60655

Please plan to be on time because it will be difficult for late students to catch up once we start. Students are expected to attend and participate in the entire course.

What We Will Sent You

A copy of the course agenda and your copy of the PALS Provider Manual (If applicable)

How to Get Ready

The PALS Provider Renewal Course is designed to teach you the lifesaving skills required to be both a team member and a team leader in either an in-hospital or an out-of-hospital setting. Because the PALS Provider Renewal Course covers extensive material in a short time, you will need to prepare for the course beforehand.

Precourse Requirements

You should prepare for the course as follows:

  1. Copy of your Current PALS Provider card.
  2. BLS competency: Be prepared to pass the 1- and 2-Rescuer Child BLS With AED and 1- and 2-Rescuer Infant BLS Skills Tests. 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 2010 BLS guidelines, especially as they relate to pediatric patients. You may find this information in the BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual or in other publications based on the 2010 AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (see www.heart.org/cpr).
  3. PALS algorithms and flowcharts: 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.
  4. Supplement your knowledge: Review and understand the information in the PALS Provider Manual. Pay particular attention to the systematic approach to pediatric assessment, the evaluate-identify-intervene model, and the management of respiratory and circulatory abnormalities.
  5. Course agenda: Review the course agenda and note course activities where you might need to supplement your knowledge before attending the course.

What This Course Does Not Cover

The PALS Provider Renewal Course does not teach CPR, ECG rhythm identification, PALS pharmacology, or algorithms. If you do not review CPR and if you do not learn and understand the ECG and pharmacology information in the Precourse Self-Assessment, it is unlikely that you can successfully complete the PALS Provider Course. You will not be taught how to read or interpret ECG rhythm strips in the course, nor will you be taught details about PALS pharmacology. You must know this in advance.

It is essential that you bring your PALS Provider Manual to class; you will need it during each lesson in the course.

You may refer to the 2010 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers (optional), and you may bring it to the course to use as a reference during some of the stations in the course.

What to Wear

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to class. You will be practicing skills that require you to work on your hands and knees, and the course requires bending, standing, and lifting. If you have any physical conditions that might prevent you from engaging in these activities, please tell an instructor. The instructor may be able to adjust the equipment if you have back, knee, or hip problems.

Course Completion

You will receive your PALS Provider course card upon successful completion of this course. Continuing Education Hours certificate will be administered upon successful completion of class. You will have to check with your state to find out how many Continuing Education hours they accept for these classes.

Refund/Rescheduling

-More than seven (7) days prior to the course, students may;

1. Reschedule to a different class date (one time only) up to (3) months of the original class date with no penalties or,

2. Cancel their class and receive a refund for the course, minus the cost for any course materials that they have received, and shipping for those materials.

-Within forty- eight (48) hours of the class, students may;

1. Reschedule their course (one time only) up to three (3) months of the original class and pay an administrative fee of 50.00.

2. There are no refunds for any advanced course cancelled within 48 hours.

Not attending the second scheduled class date will result in the forfeiture of you class fee.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any questions about the course, please call June at 773.445.2277.

Sincerely,

June Eastman

Course Director

Continuing Education Certificate and Course Cards
Should you need a replacement certificate or course card, we will gladly mail one to you for an additional administrative fee.