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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