This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.
The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.
Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
1 - and 2 - rescuer child CPR and AED use
1 - and 2 - rescuer infant CPR
Management of respiratory emergencies
Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
Resuscitation team concept
Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
Full course: 14 to 16 hours.
Update course, with all optional stations: 8 hoursFeatures
Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills
Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
PALS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual