Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Initial: BLS Healthcare Provider (CPR) recommended. Submission of pre-course written self-assessment exam is required upon entry to course.
Renewal: BLS Healthcare Provider (CPR). Current or recently expired AHA PALS Provider Card and completion of PALS pre-course assignment. Completion and submission of pre-course written self-assessment exam is required upon entry to course.
Pediatricians, house staff, emergency physicians, family physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who are responsible for responding to emergencies in infants and children.
The goal of the PALS Provider course is to teach students how to recognize infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest, to provide students with strategies for preventing cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children, and to teach students how to perform the cognitive and psychomotor skills for resuscitating and stabilizing infants and children in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest. Skills in bag-mask ventilation, management of airway, defibrillation and cardioversion, use of AEDs for children older than 1 year, and rhythm management are emphasized. A modular approach is provided.
Pre-registration is required for either course and fees will include: American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support Textbook, Quick Reference Chart, Interactive Course Companion CD, course schedule, Continuing Education Credit letter, and AHA course completion card.