PALS Pre-course Study Links

This page contains various external links to assist participants with their pre-course studies such as pharmacology, EKG review, defibrillation and BLS.

 

The following external PALS sites may provide useful references for review. These do not replace the information in your texts or handbooks: 

NEW November 2016 Heart & Stroke Foundation PALS Online Pre-Course  Self Assessment 2015:

As a new pre-requisite to taking an PALS course, participants must pass this online assessment (70% minimum)The Pre-course Self Assessment helps evaluate knowledge necessary to be successful in the PALS Provider Course and determines the need for additional review and practice. There is no limit to the number of times you can take the Pre-course Self Assessment. Once a score of 70% or higher is achieved, each student must print his or her certificate displayed on the PALS- Student Website. This certificate must be presented to the PALS instructor before a student can take an PALS Provider Course.

Heart and Stroke  PALS Student Website (includes Pre-Course Self Assessment 2015) can be found here: 

 

https://cpr.heartandstroke.ca/s/pals

 

2015 Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care in Circulation Journals:   (Part 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 14) Individual chapter links below.

 

Main link is:

https://www.ahajournals.org/toc/circ/132/18_suppl_2

 

Part 4 - Systems of Care and Continuous Quality Improvement: 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/132/18_suppl_2/S397.full.pdf+html

 

Part 6 -  Alternative Techniques and Ancillary Devices for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/132/18_suppl_2/S436.full.pdf+html

 

Part 10 - Special Circumstances of Resuscitation: 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/132/18_suppl_2/S501.full.pdf+html

 

Part 11 - Pediatric Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality: 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/132/18_suppl_2/S519.full.pdf+html

 

Part 12 - Pediatric Advanced Life Support: 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/132/18_suppl_2/S526.full.pdf+html

 

Part 14 - Education: 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/132/18_suppl_2/S561.full.pdf+html

HSF Covid-19 Interim Resuscitation Algorithms https://files.constantcontact.com/af8bfc64301/4461e2c0-c206-48f5-8d86-970233d336e6.pdf

ILCOR Covid-19 Guidelines : https://www.ilcor.org/covid-19

 

Rhythm Recognition:

Several websites are available as tutorials for Rhythm recognition:

 

http://www.skillstat.com/tools/ecg-simulator   (interactive option to learn and play)

 

http://www.rnceus.com/ekg/ekghowto.html

 

 

Additional Online Education Links for PALS

Although not specifically HSF or AHA, these links, based on evidence from ILCOR may be of benefit in preparation for your course. There are two divisions – Whiteboard and Videos.  Click on link at the end of each section:

 

PALS WHITEBOARD SESSIONS: (www.aclscertification.com)

 

PALS Introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPyslSYz-ak

PALS Airway : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj8UAINw3lc

PALS Monitoring and Access: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8lgYWLuIdM

PALS Medications Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul4OulCA990

PALS Medications Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txr5H-m0bG8

PALS Drugs Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKyAXM88IUw

PALS Drugs Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2NxIb1Gst4

PALS Pulseless Arrest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5y1EiKVbHo

PALS Bradycardia’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGFWxmMI2kA

PALS Tachycardia’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q7lSxYIAWs

PALS VIDEO’s : (www.aclscertification.com)

End tidal capnography review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvKmdNJpI4k

PALS Monitoring and Vascular Access: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrAi9AHKalo

PALS Airway Management (AHA 2010) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddiKTwBW-mw

 

 

INTRAOSSEOUS :

EZ-IO Intraosseous Education Link:    https://www.teleflex.com/en/usa/ezioeducation/index.html