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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Updated With New 2015 AHA Guidelines

PALS

 

PALS is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that 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. Participants who complete the class will receive a Pediatric Advanced Life Support provider card.  The card is valid for a two-year period.  Participants will also receive documentation of appropriate continuing medical education credit.  This course is approved for Nursing, Physician, Pharmacy, AANA and EMS credit.

Requirements:

The PALS pre-test must be completed and the results brought to the Life Support Training Center before or the day of the course.

Course Length:

 Provider course- Two Days  (12 to 16 hours)
Renewal course- One Day (4 to 7 hours)

Course objectives:

I. Recognize and treat infants and children in cardiac arrest.

II. Understand strategies needed to prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.

III. Understand the cognitive and psychomotor skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize infants and children in:

· Respiratory failure

· Shock

· Cardiopulmonary arrest

 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support – Instructor

 

The PALS Instructor Course is designed to develop proficiency in teaching a PALS provider course.  The PALS instructor course will introduce the instructor candidate to adult teaching theory including a case based method of teaching. 
Validation:
Participants who complete the class will receive a Pediatric Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support instructor card.  The card is valid for a two-year period.  Participants will also receive documentation of appropriate continuing medical education credit.  This course is approved for Nursing, Physician, Pharmacy, AANA and EMS credit.
Course Length:
Instructor  course- One Days  (6 hours)

Course objectives:
I.         How to make effective presentations of PALS information and materials.
II.       How to function as the leader and participant in all components of a PALS provider course.
III.      Know how to set up and use educational presentation tools such as computer-based video projectors
IV.  How to create, present, and lead the teaching modules:
·         Case-based scenarios
·         Case discussion
·         Skills instruction and evaluation
·         Practice stations
·         Remediation stations
·         Written annotated examination
V.  Understand the educational philosophy of the PALS program

 

 

 


 CAMC Life Support Training Center - 501 Morris Street, 5 East - CAMC General Hospital
 Charleston, WV 25301
 (304) 388-1856 Phone |  (304) 388-1858 FAX  |   trainingcenter@camc.org

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