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/Renewal: $275
PALS Heartcode Skills: $95

 

Topics Covered

Course Learning Objectives:

After successfully completing‐ the PALS Course, students should be able to:

  • Perform high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) per AHA basic life support (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 and 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