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Pediatric Advanced Life Support - Heartcode Complete (Online)

PALS Heartcode Complete - Course Details

Curriculum Provider: American Heart Association
Certification Duration: 2 Years
Course Format: Online adaptive learning module with in-person high-fidelity manikin skills.

HeartCode® is the official American Heart Association (AHA) self-directed eLearning program allowing students to take PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) online as an alternative to the traditional classroom-based courses.

This comprehensive program uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to patient cases and see the results of their decision in real-time.

Heartcode™ Complete - PALS meets the requirements for Initial or Renewal certifications.

Currently, this course is available in our Portland, Oregon Center.

What's New with the 2020 Guidelines?
  • Consistent learning objectives across programs.
  • An adaptive learning experience with HeartCode PALS. The learning experience is based on existing skills and knowledge.
  • All content was prepared by the AHA and organized for an adaptive algorithm.
  • All content is aligned to the learning objectives of the current HeartCode courses.
  • All content will reflect the new 2020 science guidelines.
  • Responsive design ensures compatibility on mobile devices and tablets.
  • All curricula is contextualized for the in-hospital or pre-hospital learner.
  • Streamlined Cognitive Assessment Activity cases have replaced eSimulations.
What's Covered?
  • Pre-course Self-Assessment
  • Respiratory Emergencies- Recognize and perform early management of respiratory arrest.
  • Shock Emergencies- Recognize and perform early management of shock
  • Pre-Arrest Emergencies- Bradycardia, Stable Tachycardia, Unstable Tachycardia
  • Cardiac Arrest- VF/VT, PEA- Asystole
Standardizing Skills Practice and Testing

Once the online portion of the HeartCode® course has been completed, students practice and test their skills by using the self-directed course with the HeartCode voice-assisted-manikin (VAM) system.

Training with VAMs provides students with real-time, objective audio feedback on their performance, adding a new level of realism and precision to CPR training.

Upon successful course completion, you will be issued an official AHA PALS provider eCard.

How to Purchase and Schedule

Please call 877-277-6778 to purchase the PALS HeartCode® complete online course and schedule your time slot to complete the required skills verification on the voice-assisted-manikin (VAM) system. This course option is only available in our Portland, Oregon Center.

PALS Heartcode Complete - Upcoming Classes

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This course may be scheduled for private groups at your location or at one of the Cascade Training Centers. Please contact us for more information


Books / Online Courses / Medical Equipments

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization - PEARS Provider Manual
15-1052 PEARS Provider Manual
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Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Student Workbook eBook
15-1405 Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Online
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Basic Life Support - Provider Manual
20-1102 BLS Provider Manual
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Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) - Provider Manual
20-1106 ACLS Provider Manual
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PALS Class Frequently Asked Questions

Your AHA eCard will be sent within 72 hours of course completion.Click on the link to watch a video about how to self-claim your eCard.Click on the link to watch a video about how to claim your eCard from the email sent by AHA.

If you have previously claimed an eCard, it can be found by visiting Under the section titled "Students," input your name and email address OR your eCard credential ID, and then click "Search." You will be prompted to enter the answer to the security question you created upon claiming your eCard.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that 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.

Cascade is an authorized Training Center by the American Heart Association in all 50 states to provide PALS training. (AHA TC: WA15590)

YES, a copy of your PALS pre-course self-assessment with a score of 70% or higher is required for entrance into a PALS course. This is a policy implemented by AHA with the release of their 2015 guidelines. The PALS pre-course self-assessment can be accessed by visiting and entering the code found on Page ii of your current PALS student manual (published 10/2016).

•1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use •1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR •Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations •Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care •Management of respiratory emergencies •Resuscitation team concept •Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy •Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment Vascular access

The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include 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.

Initial Provider Course requires approximately 12-16 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing. Renewal Course requires approximately 6-8 hours, including skills practice and skills testing. This length also accounts for scheduled breaks within the course.

Students must achieve at least an 84% on the written test to pass.

Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations and passing the Child & Infant CPR and AED skills test, respiratory arrest test, a Megacode test and a written test, students receive an official American Heart Association PALS course completion card, valid for two years.

15-1058 PALS Provider Manual, includes PALS Pocket Reference Card Set 15-1046 PALS Pocket Reference Card Set (set of 2)