Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
This two-day course provides participants with strategies for preventing injuries and cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. It also teaches participants how to perform the cognitive and psychomotor skills for resuscitating and stabilizing infants and children in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest
The goal of the PALS course is to help the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.
- Understand and perform the systematic approach to pediatric assessment
- including the general, primary, secondary and tertiary assessments
- Understand the Assess-Categorize-Decide-Act approach in treating sick children
- Recognize and treat bradyarrhythmia, tachyarrhythmia and cardiac arrest in children of all ages
- Perform effective respiratory management
- Use appropriate electrical therapy including defibrillation and cardioversion
- Learn proper technique for intraosseous access
- Learn appropriate team dynamics
- For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family practice physicians
- Nurses in specialized unit like ER, OR, ICU, PICU, NICU.
- Respiratory therapists
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