Required classes

  1. Healthcare friends....curious who has done PALS/ACLS how much prep work or understanding do you need to comprehend/know prior to the class? Should I pay additional and take the ECG and phramacology part? Does it help to get a better understanding of the courses?
    Second question where are your favorite place to go. Looking for a place to work with me and ensure I understand the principals, indications, rationals and more. OR am I overlooking it too much and just take the course and be done with it?? Thank you
    Thank you in advance for your help and time.
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  3. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Most employers offer these courses if required for employment.
    If you are working peds you may not need ACLS. Just like NICU you need NRP not ACLS.
    If you work a comprehensive ED you'd need ACLS, PALS, and possibly the trauma and pedi ED certification but most employers have a training center on site for employees and coordinate required courses
  4. by   sergel02
    It's pretty basic overall do i would take it and be done with it.