Pediatric Advanced Life Support- Classroom
This classroom, 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.
Upon completion of this class, the healthcare provider will be able to understand how to recognize and prevent the common causes of pediatric injuries and emergencies that require resuscitation. Also, how to recognize Respiratory Failure, Shock, and Cardiac Arrest and initiate advanced resuscitation with airway and ventilation control, vascular access, fluid and medication therapy and identify and treat rhythm disturbances and evaluate the response to the treatment of these cases.
-Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
-Management of respiratory emergencies
-Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
-Resuscitation team concept
-Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
Students who successfully complete the PALS Course, including the following components, will receive a PALS Provider course completion card , valid for two years:
-Pass the 1- and 2-Rescuer Child BLS with AED and 1- and 2- Rescuer Infant BLS Skills Tests
-Actively participate in, practice and complete all learning stations
-Complete the closed-book written exam with a minimum score of 84%
-Pass two PALS core case scenarios (1 Cardiac and 1 Respiratory or Shock) as a team leader, providing appropriate medical treatment and demonstrating effective team dynamics
Note: The PALS textbook is required for this course. Cost of the book is $58.00 ( not included in the course cost) and can be purchased either online by clicking the above ( Textbook) link, or on the day of the class.