PALS, developed by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, focuses on critical issues in pediatric resuscitation for health care providers. There is a very clear emphasis on priorities in assessment and management of the ill or injured child. The practical application of cognitive and psychomotor skills in pediatric resuscitation situations is emphasized in case presentations.
Participants in the PALS course will have an opportunity to practice emergency techniques such as intraosseous needle insertion, ventilating a child with a bag valve mask, intubation, umbilical line insertion and cardioversion/defibrillation of a child.
This 1-day hybrid class is designed for professionals who are completing the course for the first time - pediatricians, house staff, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who are responsible for the well-being of infants and children.
Cognitive and psychomotor skills are evaluated as recommended by the AHA. The information is presented in lecture format and small group discussions.
At the conclusions of these courses, each participant should be able to: