This combo course is intended for participants who have previously completed a PALS and ACLS class prior to attending a combo course.
**Starting in January 2018, BLS certification is now an option in all Combo Courses. You will need to select yes or no in your registration if you want this certification.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers to manage respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies in pediatric patients.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers to manage cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiac emergencies in adult patients.
Basic Life Support (BLS) HeartCode BLS course concentrates on basic life support for infant, child, and adult using a self-directed online portion coupled with a hands on session and skills testing.
COMBO Courses (PALS, ACLS, and BLS) given at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center are sponsored by the American Heart Association. CCHMC uses a hybrid learning model. The first part of the program is a self-directed eLearning, online scenarios and written test. The second part takes place in person at the Center for Simulation and Research for active participation. This part of the program focuses on small group teaching, high fidelity simulation, skills, team work, debriefing, and testing specific to AHA fundamentals.
The COMBO Course is located at the Center for Simulation and Research on the Oak Campus.
Registration is open to physicians, nurses, respiratory therapist, paramedics, and other healthcare providers whose occupation directs or participates in the management of medical emergencies.
We offer PALS and ACLS using a hybrid learning model. The majority of the learning is a self-directed online module. The skills portion will build on core concepts based on the AHA fundamentals, followed by skills testing at the Center for Simulation and Research on the Oak Campus.
The online module instructions, PALS and ACLS algorithm pocket cards, and access keys will be included in this email automatically. All pre-course work is done online through the American Heart Association website and can be accessed by logging in from any computer.
Projected Combo dates. Please continue to check the site for these dates to be opened.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Thursday April 26, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Participants are required to bring documentation of completing the online modules to participate in the skills testing portion and to receive the PALS and ACLS certification cards.
Note: There is no longer a distinction between the initial PALS or ACLS certification and the renewal course.