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Virtual BLS check offs are scheduled for employees of the Division of Nursing. We will no longer hold BLS marathons until further notice. In order to renew your BLS, NEPD offers a blended renewal of taking the online didactic Heartcode BLS course and completing an in person hands on skills check off with an instructor virtually or 1:1 in person.

All employees outside of the Division of Nursing should schedule 1:1 hands on skills check off with an AHA instructor in house or outside of the organization and must purchase their own Heartcode BLS link via AHA at 28.50 or schedule with Transport Medicine.

Description:

Designed to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Audience: 

For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.  Course description provided by American Heart Association®

Please Bring: 

PEARS manual that was loaned to you. For non-NEPD students, a book is loaned on the day of class. For questions, please contact us at 202-476-4654  

If your desired course is full or closed for registration:

The Children's National PALS Program allows for a maximum of 3 names to be placed on a waiting list for a course.  Please contact us by email if you would like to have your name added to a waiting list. Our email address: PALSProgram@childrensnational.org

Description:

Designed to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Audience: 

For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.  Course description provided by American Heart Association®

WHAT YOU MUST BRING TO CLASS:

  • The PALS Precourse assessment, located at http://www.heart.org/eccstudent. The password is pals15. YOU MUST BRING A COPY OF YOUR PRETEST RESULTS TO CLASS. If you cannot print your results, send a screenshot to PALSProgram@childrensnational.org. Those without a copy of the pretest will not be permitted to stay and will need to reschedule. Also, for those looking to focus their pre-course study, the results of the pretest give you a good idea of what you should look over in the textbook prior to class. 

Prerequisites:

A completed pre-course exam.

 

If your desired course is full or closed for registration:

The Children's National PALS Program allows for a maximum of 3 names to be placed on a waiting list for a course.  Please contact us by email if you would like to have your name added to a waiting list. Our email address: PALSProgram@childrensnational.org

 

PAYMENT INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO STUDENT PRIOR TO COURSE START.

**Student's who arrive more then 15 minutes beyond the start of the course will not be permitted to stay. Students who are running late should call 202-476-4654 on the day of the course.**

Description:

Designed to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Audience:

For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.  Course description provided by American Heart Association®

WHAT YOU MUST BRING TO CLASS:

  • The PALS Precourse assessment, located at http://www.heart.org/eccstudent. The password is pals15. YOU MUST BRING A COPY OF YOUR PRETEST RESULTS TO CLASS. If you cannot print your results, send a screenshot to PALSProgram@childrensnational.org. Those without a copy of the pretest will not be permitted to stay and will need to reschedule. Also, for those looking to focus their pre-course study, the results of the pretest give you a good idea of what you should look over in the textbook prior to class.
  • Please bring a copy of your current PALS card to class. Alternatively you can email a copy of your card to PALSProgram@childrensnational.org. The American Heart Association requires that any student enrolled in a PALS Renewal has a current PALS card. If you are unable to produce a copy of your current card, please contact the PALS Program BEFORE your class. Anyone who is unable to produce a copy of their PALS card and who doesn’t contact the PALS Program prior to class will not be permitted to stay and will need to reschedule.

 

 

Prerequisites:

Current valid PALS Provider card and a completed pre-course exam.

 

If your desired course is full or closed for registration:

The Children's National PALS Program allows for a maximum of 3 names to be placed on a waiting list for a course.  Please contact us by email if you would like to have your name added to a waiting list. Our email address: PALSProgram@childrensnational.org

 

PAYMENT INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO STUDENT PRIOR TO COURSE START.

**Student's who arrive more then 15 minutes beyond the start of the course will not be permitted to stay. Students who are running late should call 202-476-4654 on the day of the course.**

IF YOU NEED TO RESCHEDULE YOUR COURSE, PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR ANOTHER CLASS. PLEASE EMAIL KKREIDER@CHILDRENSNATIONAL.ORG AND WE CAN MOVE YOUR REGISTRATION.

Description: HeartCode PALS is a two-part program. First, you will complete an online course that takes about 8 hours. You then need to complete a three-hour skills session in the Simulation Learning Center. Successful completion of both components will allow you to receive an American Heart Association PALS card. The scenarios in this course are written at a critical care level. Therefore, this course is only recommended for physicians and critical care nurses.

 

Prerequisites: To enroll in this course, you must have taken PALS before. The Children's National PALS Program does not allow those who have never taken PALS before to enroll in the HeartCode version of the course. A member of the PALS Program staff will contact you after registration to confirm that you have taken PALS before. You may be asked for a copy of a previous PALS card.

 

Receiving Your HeartCode Key: Included in your registration email.

 

Paying For This Course: If your department is sponsoring you for the course, please submit a payment form. A link to the form is available in the right sidebar of this webpage. You will be sent a promo code to use during registration. If you are paying out-of-pocket for the course, proceed to registration, where you will be prompted to enter credit card information.

THIS COURSE IS RESTRICTED TO CHILDREN'S NATIONAL CICU & HKU EMPLOYEE'S ONLY. VERIFICATION WILL BE REQUIRED.

Description:

Designed to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.


Please Bring: 

Current PALS Provider Manual and completed pre-test.  Manuals are available for purchase through CNMC DOTM for $38.50.  For questions, please contact us at 202-476-3199.  The pretest can be found by following this link www.heart.org/eccstudent and entering the code pals15.

 

Please remember to print your results and bring them with you to class.

 

Prerequisites:

A completed pre-course exam.

THIS COURSE IS RESTRICTED TO CHILDREN'S NATIONAL CICU&HKU EMPLOYEE'S ONLY. VERIFICATION WILL BE REQUIRED.

THIS COURSE IS RESTRICTED TO CHILDREN'S NATIONAL EMPLOYEE'S ONLY. VERIFICATION WILL BE REQUIRED.

Description:

Designed to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.


Please Bring:

Current PALS Provider Manual and completed pre-test. Manuals are available for purchase through CNMC DOTM for $38.50. For questions, please contact us at 202-476-3199. The pretest can be found by following this link www.heart.org/eccstudent and entering the code palsprovider.

 

Please remember to print your results and bring them with you to class.

 

Prerequisites:

A completed pre-course exam.

THIS COURSE IS RESTRICTED TO CHILDREN'S NATIONAL EMPLOYEE'S ONLY. VERIFICATION WILL BE REQUIRED.

Description:

Designed to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Please Bring:

Current PALS Provider Manual and completed pre-test. Manuals are available for purchase through CNMC DOTM for $38.50. For questions, please contact us at 202-476-3199. The pretest can be found by following this link www.heart.org/eccstudent and entering the code palsprovider.

 

Please remember to print your results and bring them with you to class.

 

Prerequisites:

Current valid Healthcare Provider CPR card, PALS Provider card and a completed pre-course exam.

YOU MUST BE PRE-APPROVED FOR THIS COURSE TO REGISTER.

Description:

Designed to aid the already practicing healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively teach the management of sudden cardiac arrest and healthcare level CPR resulting in improved outcomes.

Audience: 

For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate response during sudden cardiac emergencies.  

Ideal Instructor Candidates should be motivated to:

  • teach
  • facilitate learning
  • ensure that students acquire the skills needed for successful course completion
  • view student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills


Please Bring: 

  1. Current BLS Provider Manual
  2. Current BLS Instructor Manual
  3. Certificate of completion of On-Line BLS Instructor Essentials (information on accessing this pre-course work will be emailed to you after registration.) 

For questions, please contact Katie Kreider- kkreider@childrensnational.org

 

Please remember to print your results and bring them with you to class.

 

Prerequisites:

  1. Current valid Healthcare Provider CPR card
  2. Completion certificate from the BLS Instructor Essentials On-line course.

YOU MUST BE PRE-APPROVED FOR THIS COURSE TO REGISTER. PLEASE CONTACT THE PALS PROGRAM STAFF PRIOR TO REGISTERING.

Description:

Designed to aid the already practicing pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively teach the management of critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Audience: 

For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.  Course description provided by American Heart Association®

Ideal Instructor Candidates should be motivated to:

  • teach
  • facilitate learning
  • ensure that students acquire the skills needed for successful course completion
  • view student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills


Please Bring: 

  1. Current PALS Provider Manual and completed pre-test
  2. Current PALS Instructor Manual
  3. Certificate of completion of On-Line PALS Instructor Essentials (information on accessing this pre-course work will be emailed to you after registration.) 

For questions, please contact us at 202-476-3199.  The pretest can be found by following this link www.heart.org/eccstudent and entering the code palsprovider.

 

Please remember to print your results and bring them with you to class.

 

Prerequisites:

  1. Current valid Healthcare Provider CPR card
  2. PALS Provider card
  3. Completed pre-course exam
  4. Completion certificate from the PALS Instructor Essentials On-line course

 

Description:

Designed to aid healthcare providers in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill adults, resulting in improved outcomes.

Audience: 

For emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in adult emergencies.  Course description provided by American Heart Association®

Please Bring: 

Current ACLS Provider Manual (with insert cards) and completed pre-test.  Manuals are available for purchase through Division of Transport Medicine for $37.00.  For questions, please contact Katie Kreider at kkreider@childrensnational.org.  The pretest can be found by following this link www.heart.org/eccstudent and entering the code ACLS15.

 

Please remember to print your results and bring them with you to class.

 

Prerequisites:

Current valid Healthcare Provider CPR card and a completed pre-course exam.

 

PLEASE DO NOT DELETE THIS EMAIL. IT CONTAINS YOUR ONLINE LEARNING CODE AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETION.

Thank you for registering for a PALS HeartCode Skills Session at Children's National Medical Center. You keycode for online learning has been included in this email. Please remember that online learning but be completed BEFORE the start of the skills session that you are registered for. Once finished, you can email your certificate to PALSProgram@childrensnational.org or print it and bring it with you to class.

Registration for HeartCode does not include a PALS textbook or reference card. Textbooks (pocket card included) are $38.50. Pocket reference cards are $7. The most up-to-date versions should have a copyright date of 2015. If you wish to purchase either a textbook or a pocket card, you can contact PALSProgram@childrensnational.org.

Children's National Medical Center - PALS Program Terms and Conditions

Refund Policy: 
Students enrolling in any PALS Program course agree to abide by the current Children's National Medical Center PALS Program and Training Center Refund Policy.  Cancellations or rescheduling requests will be honored only if received 14 days prior to the first day of the scheduled course.  Only one rescheduling request will be honored.  All refunds will be subject to an administrative cancellation fee.  Students that do not cancel their registration and do not show up to class will not receive a refund and will not be permitted to change their registration.  I understand that cancellation or rescheduling of my enrollment in a course within 14 days of the course start date will require me to pay the course tuition fee.

Hospital or Agency Employees Using Discount: 
Employees that utilize a sponsorship code and fail to show up to a class will be directly billed full price for the course. Children's National PALS Program is not responsible for contacting your employer to verify your eligibility to participate in the course. You must confirm prior to registration that your department managers will cover the fees associated with this course. If your manager denies payment for your enrollment you will be billed for the total cost of the course based on current published rates.

Course Start Times: 
Due to the fast pace of all Children's National PALS Programs, students arriving more than 10 minutes following the start of class will be required to reschedule for an alternate class in the future. Students will be placed in the next open and available course and refunds will not be given.

Course Cancellation: 
Although every effort is made to not cancel scheduled courses, Children's National PALS Program reserves the right to cancel upcoming courses for various reasons including but not limited to low enrollment, weather, instructor availability, and facilities. In the event a course is cancelled, participants will be notified and rescheduled as appropriate or refunded if requested.

Course Location: 
Children's National PALS Program courses may be offered in various locations. It is your responsibility to utilize the link in your confirmation email or contact the training center to verify the correct address and location of your course. Failure to arrive on time due to not knowing the location does not exempt you from the course start time requirements.

If you have any questions concerning this information please email PALSProgram@childrensnational.org or call 202-476-4654.

Thank you,

Children’s National PALS Program

PALSProgram@childrensnational.org

Description:

Designed to aid healthcare providers in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill adults, resulting in improved outcomes.

Audience:

For emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in adult emergencies. Course description provided by American Heart Association®

Please Bring:

Current ACLS Provider Manual (with insert cards) and completed pre-test. ACLS Books will be loaned the day of class. Manuals are available for purchase through Division of Transport Medicine for $37.00. For questions, please contact Katie Kreider at kkreider@childrensnational.org. The pretest can be found by following this link www.heart.org/eccstudent and entering the code ACLS15.

 

Please remember to print your results and bring them with you to class.

 

Prerequisites:

A completed pre-course exam.

 

THIS CLASS IS FOR CHILDREN'S NATIONAL PICU EMPLOYEES ONLY.

Description: HeartCode PALS is a two-part program. First, you will complete an online course that takes about 8 hours. You then need to complete a three-hour skills session in the Simulation Learning Center. Successful completion of both components will allow you to receive an American Heart Association PALS card. The scenarios in this course are written at a critical care level. Therefore, this course is only recommended for physicians and critical care nurses.

 

Prerequisites: To enroll in this course, you must have taken PALS before. The Children's National PALS Program does not allow those who have never taken PALS before to enroll in the HeartCode version of the course. A member of the PALS Program staff will contact you after registration to confirm that you have taken PALS before. You may be asked for a copy of a previous PALS card.

 

Receiving Your HeartCode Key: Included in your registration email.

 

Paying For This Course: If your department is sponsoring you for the course, please submit a payment form. A link to the form is available in the right sidebar of this webpage. You will be sent a promo code to use during registration. If you are paying out-of-pocket for the course, proceed to registration, where you will be prompted to enter credit card information.