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Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course - PALS

Course Description:
The completely redesigned American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support course is based on new science evidence from the 2010 AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. The goal of the PALS course is to aid 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.

PALS uses classroom-based instruction with small group interactions to teach and reinforce skills. Students also use learning stations for practice of essential skills and must show proficiency with simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation.

Skills taught include:

  • 1- and 2-rescuer Child & Infant CPR and AED use
  • Cardiac, Respiratory & Shock Case Discussions & Simulations
  • Management of Respiratory Emergencies
  • Rhythm Disturbances & Electrical Therapy
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
  • Vascular Access
  • Resuscitation Team Concept

Course Length:
Full Program: 14 hours (approximately)
Recertification: 5 hours (approximately)

Intended Audience:
For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.

Materials Provided:
Provider Manual with Pocket Reference Card (Full Course Only)

Card Type:
PALS Provider Card

Written/Skills Exam:
Required for completion card

Full Provider Cost:$250.00
Recertification Cost:  $210.00
Click here for a list of PALS classes and to register.

For more information email Christopher.Patrello@mclaren.org or call (810) 342-2380.