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2015 PALS Instructor Manual

PALS Instructor Manual


AHA PALS Instructor Manual – 2015


Product Description

AHA PALS Instructor Manual

The PALS Instructor Manual includes essential information and Lesson Plans PALS Instructors need to teach the PALS Course, PALS Update Course, and conduct the hands-on session for HeartCode® PALS.

The AHA’s PALS Course is for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

General Overivew

The AHA PALS Instructor Manual is the required instructor’s manual for teaching the PALS course. The classroom- and video-based, instructor-led PALS course uses a series of 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 goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. Manual is based on the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

Key Features and Benefits

Includes 408 total pages of text, lesson plans and full-color images (includes 8 blank pages):

  • PALS Lesson Plans – 78 pages / 16 Lesson Plans
  • PALS Update Lesson Plans 34 pages / 12 Lesson Plans
  • HeartCode PALS Lesson Plans – 26 pages / 8 Lesson Plans

Includes 3 appendices:

  • Appendix A: 17 Skills Testing and Competency Checklists
  • Appendix B: 16 Practice and 14 Testing Case Scenarios
  • Appendix C: ECG Rhythms

Includes 6 divider page tabs

Includes the PALS Instructor CD, containing the following supplemental and administrative information and tools:

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 ·

Dimensions and Specifications

  • 8.375” x 10.875” manual
  • Contained within a full-color soft cover
  • 3-hole drilled; loose leaf
  • Shrink-wrapped

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Additional Information

Weight2 lbs
Dimensions11 × 9 × 1 in