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Pediatric Advanced Life Support

overview

PALS aims to improve outcomes for pediatric patients by preparing healthcare providers to effectively recognize and intervene in patients with respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest by using high‐​performance team dynamics and high‐​quality individual skills. The course includes a series of case scenario practices with simulations that reinforce important concepts. Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students must pass the multiple-choice exam with a minimum score of 84%.

In this course you will learn to:

  • Perform high‐​quality CPR per American Heart Association basic life support recommendations
  • Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure
  • Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • The use of intraosseous venous access
  • Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Implement post – cardiac arrest management

Target Audience
Medical Professions requiring PALS skills

PALS Initial
This course is well suited for the student who has not attended PALS before or who has not received PALS training recently.

PALS Initial Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of the online pre-test
  • A fundamental understanding of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and electrocardiography
  • A solid understanding of BLS
  • All participants must be able to successful demonstrate the actual physical skills which may include performing compressions and backslaps, kneeling, and squeezing the bag valve mask.

PALS Renewal
This course only for students with current PALS certifications.

PALS Renewal Prerequisites 

  • Successful completion of the online pre-test
  • All participants must have a current unencumbered AHA PALS certificate.
  • All participants must be able to successful demonstrate the actual physical skills which may include performing compressions and backslaps, kneeling, and squeezing the bag valve mask.

Required Materials
Current PALS Provider Manual (not provided)

Successful Outcome
AHA PALS Provider certification and ecard viable for 2 years 

Course Price
PALS Provider: $200
PALS Re-certification: $175

scheduled courses 2021

Certification

8:00am‑5:00pm

Education 2nd Floor Offices

Jan 8 & 11Apr 7 & 8Jul 28 & 29


Re-Certification

8:00am‑5:00pm

Education 2nd Floor Offices

Jan 12Apr 9Jul 30