EMT 297 : Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

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Pediatric Adv Life Support



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In the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course, you will reinforce and enhance your skills in the treatment of pediatric arrest and periarrest through active participation in a series of simulated pediatric emergencies. These simulations are designed to reinforce the important concepts of systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, and effective resuscitation team dynamics. After successful completion of course, students will receive an AHA PALS card. The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Learning outcomes

1. Identification and treatment of problems that place child at risk for cardiac arrest
2. Application of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment
3. Application of the “Evaluate-identify-intervene” sequence
4. Application of PALS algorithms and flowcharts
5. Demonstration of effective resuscitation team dynamics

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