This course is dedicated to the recognition and care of the pediatric patient in distress. Following the core requirements/ guidelines developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association for the training of health care providers, the goal is to integrate knowledge and motor skills into a clinically useful discipline. The majority of teaching is done in small, informal groups with practical hands-on demonstrations.
The course emphasizes early recognition of anticipatory interventions for pre-arrest states and the prevention of cardio-pulmonary arrest in children. Useful techniques will be taught for treating the arrested pediatric patient. This course is designed for the individual who has not previously taken a PALS course or if the course was taken more than two years ago.
Mandatory material for this course is the PALS Provider Text - there is a pre-course assessment for this course.
Renewal course is available.