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PALS/PEARS Instr Ess DVD Set of 2 DVDs G2015

PALS/PEARS Instr Ess DVD Set of 2 DVDs G2015

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Course Description:      

The PALS Instructor Essentials Course is designed to prepare instructor candidates to teach AHA Instructor-led and blended learning courses. The course educates instructor candidates on how to adequately use AHA Instructor teaching materi­als, ensure that students meet learning objectives, offer student coaching skills, provide an objective skills performance evaluation, and follow AHA Instructor and course poli­cies. The course covers core content and discipline-specific content required to teach AHA courses.

The PALS Instructor Essentials Course is taught in a blended-learning format. AHA PALS Instructor candidates must complete the online portion, fol­lowed by the hands-on session conducted by PALS Training Center Faculty.

Prior to taking this course, candidates must have a current PALS Provider course completion card. Candidates who successfully complete the PALS Instructor Essentials Course, followed by course monitoring, will receive a PALS Instructor card, valid for two years. PALS Instructors are then able to teach PALS Provider and HeartCode PALS Hands-on Sessions, as well as the PEARS Instructor-led Course.

Product Specifications:

The PALS/PEARS Instructor Essentials Course DVD contains the videos needed to conduct the hands-on, classroom-based portion of the AHA’s PALS Instructor Essentials Course. This DVD also contains videos needed to conduct the classroom portion of the PEARS Instructor Essentials Course, once the course is launched.


Following are the specifications for this DVD:

  • Total run time: 62 minutes (PALS Instructor Essentials = 37 minutes; PEARS Instructor Essentials = 25 minutes)
  • PALS Instructor Essentials content:
    • Life Is Why
    • Skills Testing
    • BLS Skills Scenarios
    • Debriefing Overview
    • Debriefing Practice
    • HeartCodePALS Demo

DVD Specifications, continued:

  • PEARS Instructor Essentials content:
    • Life Is Why
    • PEARS Systematic Approach
    • Optional Skills Stations
    • BLS Skills Scenarios
    • Debriefing Overview
    • Case Scenarios
    • Packaged in an Amaray case
    • Shrink-wrapped
Intended Audience:

This course must be completed by candidates who wish to become AHA PALS Instructors. Also, all AHA Faculty (Regional and Training Center) who conduct PALS Instructor Courses must complete PALS Instructor Essentials Online (core and PALS modules) prior to conducting PALS Instructor training.


Continuing Education (CE) Information: PALS Instructor Essentials Classroom Course


Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 7.25 Educator CEH, activity number 17-AMHA-F3-0019.


**CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim for this activity after the 6-month claiming period.  

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