The American Heart Association's Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course provides healthcare professionals the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to improve recognition, treatment, and outcomes of seriously ill and injured children. Throughout the PALS course, you will enhance your skills in the
- identification and treatment of medical conditions that place the child at risk for cardiac arrest
- systematic approach to pediatric assessment
- assess-categorize-decide-act approach to assessment and management of a seriously ill infant or child
- PALS algorithms and flow charts
- effective resuscitation team dynamics.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
- Paramedic certification or higher
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
TopicsManagement of Respiratory Emergencies+Rhythm Disturbances/Electrical Therapy+Vascular Access+Resuscitation Team Concept+Cardiac, Respiratory, and Shock Case Discussions and Simulations+Child 1-rescue cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)+Infant 1- and 2-rescuer CPR and AED+Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) assessment and treatment approaches
- Emergency Physicians
- Family Physicians
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners
- Respiratory Therapists
- Other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies