PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT

This class is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children, personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units.

Prerequisite:  Knowledge of current BLS skills, complete the Pre-Course Assessment in book with a 70% or greater, and have the book present at class.

Course Fee

PALS Initial: $225
PALS Renewal: $175
PALS Heartcode Skills: $75

 

Topics Covered

  • High-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR
  • Recognition of patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest early and application of CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiation between respiratory distress and failure
  • Early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiation between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiation between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Post–cardiac arrest management