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KeeperOfTheIceRN has 4 years experience as a ADN.

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My recertification is coming up and I'm curious to know, what level of CPR certification do you currently hold? Did you just stay with BLS or have any of you ventured into PALS or ACLS for your school nursing gig? I was looking for some courses that were coming up so I can get recertified, and got to wondering if anyone had thought about something other than BLS.

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OyWithThePoodles has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Med-surg, school nursing..

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I have BLS and also PALS, the PALS is a requirement for my PRN gig but it certainly helps here as well. 

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OldDude specializes in Pediatrics.

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I had PALS for 15 years until the Urgent Care clinic I worked prn at stopped requiring it. So, unless you work a 2nd job that requires PALS or ACLS, BLS will provide you all you need for intervention at school.

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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Google PEARS - there was a thread on here some time ago. PEARS is like PALS with a little less heavy lifting. I cannot think of a time when I'd ever fully use the PALS here.

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iggywench has 8 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, school nursing.

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I just have BLS.  The school district provides recertification to us every two years, and that is all that is provided.

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aprilmoss has 20 years experience and specializes in School Nurse.

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We have a deal with the local community college to recert our ACLS.    It's kind of pointless since I can't really do anything at that level beyond CPR and trotting out the AED.    Anything at that level is going to be a 911 call anyhow.

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Amethya has 5 years experience and specializes in Cardiology, School Nursing, General.

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BLS and CPR

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UrbanHealthRN has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatric/ Community and Public Health.

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On 2/19/2019 at 4:24 PM, ruby_jane said:

Google PEARS - there was a thread on here some time ago. PEARS is like PALS with a little less heavy lifting. I cannot think of a time when I'd ever fully use the PALS here.

Yes to PEARS! This is what all the general floor nurses were certified in at the children's hospital I worked at- only PICU staff and a few others were required to have PALS. PEARS was great for the rapid response system we had, and even in the community, I've found it useful plenty of times, especially in respiratory situations. 

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RNNPICU has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in PICU.

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BLS and PALS. BLS is what is requried of all RNs where I work, PALS is just nice to have. 

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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Never heard of PEARS .... so googled it as instructed 🤓

AHA’s PEARS (Pediatric Advanced Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization) Course

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During PEARS, students interact with real patient cases, and realistic simulations and animations to assess and stabilize pediatric patients experiencing respiratory and shock emergencies, and cardiopulmonary arrest. PEARS prepares students to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until a child can be transferred to an advanced life support provider.

Thanks!!!!!   Always learn something in this forum weekly.

 

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KeeperOfTheIceRN has 4 years experience as a ADN.

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On 2/19/2019 at 3:24 PM, ruby_jane said:

Google PEARS - there was a thread on here some time ago. PEARS is like PALS with a little less heavy lifting. I cannot think of a time when I'd ever fully use the PALS here.

Thank you for this info! I've never heard of PEARS but after googling it, it sounds like a great option. I think I'll look into it! THANKS AGAIN!

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T-ROD has 13 years experience.

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I have the BLS instructor. PALS would be great to have!

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