Westlink Career Institute is a certified American Heart Association (AHA) training center and offers our student’s HeartCode PALS online and offline. PALS is available in two different training methods – blended learning and classroom training. All PALS course options teach the same AHA science-based skills and result in the same AHA PALS Course Completion Card.
Who Should Take This PALS Course?
The AHA’s PALS Course is designed for healthcare professionals who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years.
Westlink On-Site PALS Full-Course
Westlink Career Institute is a certified American Heart Association (AHA) training center and offers our student’s AHA PALS on-site classes. The on-site class are 2 days @ 8 hours per day for a total of 16 hours for completion. The course consists of lecture, testing, and skills competency. Upon successful completion of both the on-site written component and the skills component, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please select the date on the calendar and select the start time (9:00am) and book your PALS course today. See the components covered in this class below:
Westlink On-Site PALS Skills -Only
This class is only the “hands-on” component of the skills testing after you have completed the HeartCode PALS through the e-learning course on the AHA site (See Directions Below).
AHA e-learning HeartCode PALS
To better accommodate our students schedules, WCI now offers e-learning courses for HeartCode PALS through the American Heart Association (AHA). This eLearning course is the self-directed online portion of HeartCode PALS blended learning, which is followed by a hands-on session for skills practice and testing at Westlink. This e-learning course takes approximately 6-9 hours to complete on-line.
Please follow the steps below to access our AHA HeartCode PALS e-learning course:
· Go to shopcpr.heart.org and make sure you click on PALS e-learning
· Add to Cart – Price for PALS HeartCode $132.00
· Login or Create Account (Use your e-mail address for login)
· Checkout – Pay for Course; Your order history page will appear
· Click Go to course – Complete Course – Take Survey to receive certificate
· Download, Print or e-mail Certificate – Must show before taking skills at Westlink
· Any technical issues – Please call 1-877-AHA-4CPR
What does this on-line or on-site PALS course teach?
HeartCode PALS is a comprehensive program that uses a series of videos and 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. Using eSimulation technology, students can assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students also apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning. Upon successful completion of the e-learning component, you must take the survey upon completing the test and then print, download
or e-mail your certificate. Please bring this certificate with you to Westlink to complete the skills component. Once you complete the skills component at Westlink, students will receive a course completion card, valid for two years.
Training Hours Required:
Westlink On-site PALS Course: 16 Hours – 2 Days @ 8 Hours @ Day
AHA On-line PALS HeartCode e-learning Course: 6–9 Hours (online component only)
Westlink On-site PALS “Skills Only” – 8 hours – 1 Day
Required Student Materials:
On-site – PALS Student Manual – Go to shopcpr.heart.org
On-line e-learning Course: (e-manual included)
Location: The on-site class and the skills component of the e-learning class will be held at
700 – 12th Street, N.W, Washington, D.C. 20005