DURATION: 1 Day
TUITION: $400 + GST
THE IDEAL HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION INSTRUCTOR-CANDIDATE:
- Is motivated to teach
- Is motivated to facilitate learning
- Is motivated to ensure that students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion
- Views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills
BECOMING A PALS INSTRUCTOR
The PALS Provider course is the second component of three in the process of becoming a PALS Instructor. The three components required in becoming a PALS Instructor include:
- Current PALS Provider or Renewal Certification
- PALS Instructor Course completion
- PALS Course Co-Facilitation and Monitoring with an experienced PALS Instructor (arranged by you and an experienced PALS Instructor)
After successful PALS Co-Facilitation and Monitoring, an instructor fee of $75 will be required by the Heart and Stroke Foundation to receive PALS Instructor Certification credentials.
The PALS Instructor Course is delivered in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. The following prerequisites are required:
- Basic Life Support Course completion within 12 months (optional add-on – see below when registering)
- PALS Provider or Renewal Course within 24 months
- HSF Core Instructor Training (online)
- Emergency and/or critical pediatric care in hospital or pre-hospital for at least one year
- ECG Rhythm Interpretation proficiency
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is in the process of updating their instructor materials We are unsure of the cost or timing for these being released, but you should expect to invest in these materials once they are available.
Due to the delay we ask that you purchase the PALS Instructor Manual eBook (Product Code : 20-3122) from the AHA.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
The session includes an overview of the key components of a PALS course with core skill review of BLS, electrical therapy, airway management, use of the pediatric sizing tape, team dynamics, feedback, debriefing and communication. These skills are reviewed in a hands-on exercises with ample opportunities for skill practice, feedback and questions. The session combines facilitation techniques with core PALS topics to practice skill review, case studies, practice scenarios and student evaluation / remediation. The Heart and Stroke portal will be introduced and instructor materials reviewed.
Before attending the PALS Instructor course, review the course materials with particular focus on the core PALS skills and the PALS Instructor manual. Be ready to be supported by instructor trainers with skills that they employ in PALS courses. Expect the course to be worth the time spent, serving as an important foundation to your impact as an PALS Instructor.
You are welcome to audit one or more PALS courses with us before or after the PALS Instructor course before your co-facilitation and monitoring. Simply email us to let us know which course you would like to attend. The course calendar is found via the link at the top of this page.
ADD BLS INSTRUCTOR OR ACLS INSTRUCTOR COURSES?
Please consider also becoming a BLS Instructor to help health care providers meet the one prerequisite course needed within 12 months of a PALS course. Register for a BLS Instructor course and receive $75 off of the BLS Instructor tuition for combining both instructor courses.
If you care to become a ACLS Instructor to broaden your scope of emergency care instruction to include adult cardiovascular emergencies, register for the ACLS Instructor course. Receive $75 off of the ACLS Instructor tuition for combining both instructor courses ($150 for combining BLS, ACLS and PALS Instructor courses).
What if you need to change dates or cancel? Check out our refund and transfer policy.
If you have any questions at all, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 604 990 0063. You are also welcome to register by phone.
We are committed to creating a positive learning experience that is relevant to who you are and to what you do. Register today!
“Before this course I did not feel confident with my assessment skills in pediatric populations. Now I feel I have a more systematic approach to effectively assess someone.” – Melissa- Melissa – PALS Provider, Langley