This two-day (16 hour) course, accredited by the American Heart Association, aims to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcome. In this course you will enhance your skills in treating arrest and peri-arrest pediatric patients though active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases. The course includes 4 hours of independent online pre-course work and 12 hours of class time. Online component is a mandatory prerequisite for live class participation. Day one is eight hours and day two is four hours and includes lecture, skills practice, and assessment in a classroom environment.
After completing this course, participants will be able to perform each of the following skills:
- Recall the basic steps of CPR for children, and infants.
- Show the basic steps of CPR for children, and infants.
- Give breaths with a bag mask.
- Perform rescue breathing.
- Explain the importance of early defibrillation.
- List the steps common to the operation of all external defibrillators.
- Demonstrate the proper placement of the defibrillator pads.
- Understand and be able to perform the systematic approach to pediatric assessment, including general, primary, secondary, and tertiary assessments.
- Use the assess-categorize-decide-act approach to assessment and management of a seriously ill child.
- Recognize and manage a child in respiratory distress or failure and/or compensated or hypotensive shock.
- Recognize and manage a child with life-threatening bradyarrhythmia, tachyarrhythmia or arrest rhythm.
- Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.
- Demonstrate proper technique for intraosseous (IO) access and fluid bolus administration.
- Perform as a team leader or team member in simulated cases.
- Appropriately use electrical therapy, including defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion.
For more information, price, and registration instructions, please send an email to CPRAdmin1@BaptistHealth.net