Welcome to our Pediatric and Neonatal courses. We offer PALS, PEARS, and NRP
PALS and PEARS: Terms & Conditions
1. IMPORTANT: On checking out, please write your HSF BLS # in the Additional Comment Section. If you do not have a current Heart and Stroke BLS by the course date, do not register as you will not be able to attend without this pre-requisite course. Ensure your BLS has been obtained by HSF.
2. You are required to complete the On-line PALS Pre-Course Assessment prior to the PALS course. Instructions on how to access this test will be emailed to you upon Registration in our Welcome Letter.
3.. You are required to study from the Heart and Stroke 2020 PALS Provider Manual, available at resuscitation.heartandstroke.ca.
4. Please allow yourself adequate preparation time as you are expected to demonstrate knowledge of the material you will be tested on.
By Proceeding to Registration and Check Out, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the above FOUR Terms & Conditions.
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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS):
You will be able to practice and train in dynamic role-playing situations that mirror real life and that will help you in your role as a healthcare provider. You will be introduced to a wide range of life-threatening scenarios involving pediatric patients experiencing respiratory emergencies, shock and cardiopulmonary arrest in which you apply a systematic approach that includes the evaluate-identify-intervene sequence. The goal is to strengthen your ability to recognize, intervene, communicate and work effectively as a critical member of a healthcare team.
Two options: PALS Provider or PALS Renewal
PALS Provider: for healthcare providers who are new to HSF's PALS course or who don't use their life-saving skills often. Blended Learning: mix of self-paced, online learning and 9 hours in-classroom. Traditional Learning: 14 hours in classroom
PALS Renewal: for healthcare providers who are confident in their PALS skills and use them regularly, and who require limited practice to renew their credentials. Blended Learning: mix of self-paced, online learning and 5 hours in-classroom. Traditional Learning: 6-8 hours in-classroom
Paediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS):
The 8-hour PEARS Course prepares healthcare providers with foundational skills to assess, recognize, and participate in the initial management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in the paediatric patient. Active case-based instruction will be used to teach students to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes after response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider.
PEARS is for healthcare professionals who might encounter paediatric emergency situations during their work, including Physicians and Nurses not specializing in pediatrics or outside critical-care areas, or outpatient clinics. If you work in a remote, rural, sub-urban or urban emergency department or clinic with unstable paediatric patients and want to develop more confidence in caring for these patients, this course is for you.
PALS and PEARS Cancellation, Refund & Transfer policy: Cancellation greater than three weeks prior to the course: full refund, less $30 Administration Fee. Cancellation between one to three weeks prior to the course: Refund, less $150, as your spot will not likely be filled by another registrant. For cancellation within 7 days prior or for “no shows”: NO REFUND. Transfer fee to another course: $75.00 (if done 3 weeks prior to course), for first request. Subsequent transfer or for transfers done between one to three weeks prior to the course: $150.00. NO TRANSFERS ALLOWED WITHIN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE COURSE
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP):
NRP is a 4-hour renewal course that deals with neonates from newly born to 1 month. This course is ideal if you work in obstetrics, NICU, or the Emergency Department. NRP is an educational program that introduces the concepts and skills of neonatal resuscitation. In Canada, NRP is administered by the Canadian Paediatric Society and is designed to teach individuals and teams that may be required to resuscitate newborn babies.