Pediatric Advanced Life Support
is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units. PALS builds on the foundation of lifesaving basic life support (BLS) skills as it applies to the infant and pediatric patient, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest care, and management of respiratory/shock/arrhythmia emergencies.
AFTER SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING THE ACLS COURSE, STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO: