AHA PALS Instructor Manual




Contains all the information needed to teach the PALS course, PALS Update course, and conduct the hands on session for HeartCode® PALS

  • Updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR & ECC
  • This classroom, instructor-led course 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.

The manual includes:

  • Lesson Plans: 16 for initial/full course, 12 for update course, and 8 for HeartCode® PALS
  • 6 divider page tabs
  • PALS instructor CD that includes:
    • Precourse materials:
      • Equipment List
      • PALS Course Sample Agenda
      • PALS Update Course Sample Agenda
      • HeartCode® PALS Course Sample Agenda
      • Sample Precourse Letter – Student
      • Sample Precourse Letter – HeartCode® Student
      • Sample Precourse Letter – Instructor
    • Course materials:
      • PALS Lesson Plans
      • PALS Update Lesson Plans
      • HeartCode® PALS Lesson Plans
      • PALS Course Progress Checklist
      • PALS Update Course Progress Checklist
      • Child CPR and AED Skills Testing Checklist
      • Infant CPR Skills Testing Checklist
      • Learning Station Competency Checklists
      • PALS Practice Case Scenarios (16)
      • PALS Testing Case Scenarios (14)
      • Team Dynamics Debriefing Tool
      • PALS Case Scenario Testing Checklists (12)
      • Team Role Labels
      • PALS Systematic Approach Algorithm
      • PALS Systematic Approach Summary
      • Pediatric Recognition of Respiratory Problems Flowchart
      • Pediatric Management of Respiratory Emergencies Flowchart
      • Pediatric Recognition of Shock Flowchart
      • Pediatric Management of Shock Flowchart
      • Life Is Why™ Activity Page
      • 3 Appendices: 17 skills testing & competency checklists; 16 practice & 14 testing case scenarios; and ECG rhythms