PALS Renewal Course
The AHA recommends that all pediatric advanced life support providers renew their skills and knowledge at least once every 2 years. Participants attend summary lectures, participate in interactive evaluation stations, and complete a written examination that evaluates familiarity with knowledge and skills gained in the PALS Provider Course. Optional practice time is included with each course. In order to participate, the card must be current at the time of the renewal course.
Participants are required to have a current CPR card. The following course card is accepted: American Heart Association - Healthcare Provider (HCP).
Providers who intend to take a renewal course are expected to have a current Provider card to participate in a renewal course. However, students who present a card that is more than 30 days beyond the expiration date or do not possess a Provider card, may challenge a renewal course. Those who choose "to challenge" a renewal course may do so but will NOT have the option of remediation. Please be aware that any challenge students who do not successfully meet the course completion requirements will need to repeat in a 2-day PALS Provider Course.
Any employee who attends a class within 4 months of their planned departure from the UVA Health System will be required to pay his/her registration fee.
Note: Registering for a course before the 4 month timeframe does not waive the registration fee.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards 0.1 CEU per contact hour to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The CEU (Continuing Education Unit) is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training activities that meet specific educational planning requirements. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a permanent record of participants who have been awarded CEUs.