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2015 – PALS for Health Care Providers Registration Form                               

The course will present the information standards and skills developed by the American Heart Association for Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification and recertification.  The material will be presented through the use of lecture, interactive discussions and skills laboratories.  Participants will complete both written and performance examinations.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to direct a team of health care providers in a simulated cardiac arrest situation.  In addition, participants will learn such skills as pediatric assessment, airway management, intraosseous access, defibrillation, and recognition of arrhythmias and application of therapeutic modalities.

Class Dates

PALS Recognition (2-day)
June 25 & 26              Registration ends 06/04/15               
November 04 & 05      Registration ends 10/14/15       

PALS Recertification (1-day)
May 15                      Registration ends 04/24/15                        
July 23                       Registration ends 07/07/15
October 30                  Registration ends 10/09/15


This class is offered through our partner, Center for Healthcare Excellence and Simulation. To view the class schedule and register, please visit

Intended Audience
Physicians, nurses and paraprofessionals involved in pediatric critical care/emergency care situations. 

Admission Requirements:      
• All applicants should submit a current Health Care Provider CPR card at registration.  If you are not current in CPR, please arrange to do so as soon as possible, hopefully before your PALS course.
• All renewal candidates need to submit a previous PALS (Pediatric Advanced Support) card.  This can be presented at registration.
• It is necessary that the renewal participant be thoroughly familiar with all PALS concepts.   The focus of the renewal portion of the course is designed toward an update of current PALS protocols and skills and successful skills demonstration/validation.

Class Cancellation Policy:
To receive a refund for a cancelled class, you must contact us prior to the start of the class. For cancellations at least 2 weeks prior to the class there is a $15.00 reprocessing fee and material replacement costs. For cancellations requested less than 2 weeks prior to the class date, there is a $25.00 reprocessing fee and a material replacement charge. There are no refunds if you cancel after the start of the class.

Meriter reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment.  Full refunds will be issued for classes that Meriter cancels.  If Meriter needs to cancel a class session due to weather, we will reschedule the class as education space and instructor time permits. 

Course Accreditation
Statement of Accreditation:  Meriter Hospital is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA/PRA Designation Statement:  Meriter Hospital designates ACLS Recognition for a maximum of 16 hours in category 1 credit and ACLS Renewal for a maximum of 8 hours in category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.  Participants should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in ACLS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose.  Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the association.



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