ill or injured children/infants often hide or compensate for symptoms that could quickly become life-threatening. To prevent the decline of these pediatric patients, providers must be able to quickly diagnose the underlying cause, treat the symptoms, and closely monitor the patient.
In the AHA’s Advanced Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Course, students learn how to use a systematic approach to quickly assess, identify the underlying cause, and treat pediatric patients in emergency situations.
Students interact with real pediatric patient cases, realistic simulations, and animations to assess and treat these pediatric patients. This includes applying basic life support, following PALS treatment algorithms, and practicing effective resuscitation skills and team dynamics.
Through a combination of cognitive learning and psychomotor skills practice, the PALS Course improves students’ confidence and skill levels for delivering effective emergency pediatric care.
Healthcare providers 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 such as physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and paramedics.
The AHA’s PALS course is delivered by highly experienced emergency physicians, intensivists and doctors who are certified instructors of the American Heart Association.
They deliver both the cognitive portion of training and the psychomotor component of thorough skills practice and testing in a classroom setting using simulated situations and state of the art equipment.