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The Handtevy Pre-Hospital Pediatric Instructor Course is an 8-hour live lecture and hands-on course that is intended to certify instructors to teach the Handtevy Pre-Hospital Pediatric Provider Course at their department and earn credit. The course uses the basic tenets of ACLS training as the foundation while still covering the basic pediatric ALS principles and nuisances. The course focuses on the skills needed to rapidly and accurately treat the sick and injured pediatric patient and is intended to be used with the Handtevy Pediatric System.


  • Highly interactive live classroom course featuring pre-hospital clinical scenarios
  • Modular course built for customization and varying levels of difficulty
  • Field tested education which will translate to an immediate impact on quality
  • Hands-on class format that will reinforce skills proficiency
  • Course provides administration instruction and on-line reference materials
  • Group instruction practice and demonstration

Course Content

  • Key principles in pediatric advanced life support geared towards pre-hospital providers
  • Systematic approach to pediatric assessment with a scientific explanation of the difficulties associated with pediatric care
  • Overcoming the emotional hurdles associated with pre-hospital pediatric care
  • Recognition and management of respiratory, shock and cardiac emergencies
  • Medication principles including dosing, administration, and error prevention
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a pre-hospital team
  • In depth description of Course administrative responsibilities including provision of CEUs.

Course Format/Time

  • 8-hour course including time for lunch and breaks

Course Completion Card or Certificate

  • Instructors who successfully complete the Handtevy Pre-Hospital Pediatric Instructor Course will receive a completion certificate (print or e-Card), valid for two years:
  • Instructor candidates must actively participate in, practice and complete all clinical scenarios
  • Instructor candidates must complete the Handtevy Course post-test with a minimum score of 84%

Course Pre-requisites

  • Instructor candidates must be an advanced life support instructor (ACLS OR equivalent) and provide proof of such prior to registration
  • Instructor candidates must have at least 5 years of clinical experience OR hold the position of FTO
  • Must hold a current ACLS Provider Card