Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course



Course Description:

The PALS Course, updated to reflect the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, is the AHA’s advanced pediatric life support course. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. This classroom, Instructor-led course teaches the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. At the conclusions of these courses, each participant should be able to:

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Perform high-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR per AHA BLS 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
  • 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:

physicians, paramedics and emergency department or critical care nurses. Also, the Course Director may allow other professionals who are deeply involved in the field of resuscitation, including scientists, educators and researchers, to take the ACLS EP Course.

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