This one-day (8 hour) course, accredited by the American Heart Association, will refresh the cognitive and psychomotor skills needed to assure high-quality care is provided to seriously ill or injured children. In this course you will enhance your skills in treating arrest and peri-arrest pediatric patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases. The course includes 4 hours of independent online pre-course work and 4 hours of class time. The PALS-renewal is a fast-paced and challenging course designed for experienced healthcare providers refreshing their knowledge and certification. It's intended for those with a working knowledge of rhythm recognition, clinical and pharmacological management.
After completing this course, participants will be able to perform each of the following skills:
- Understand and be able to perform the systematic approach to pediatric assessment, including general, primary, secondary, and tertiary assessments.
- Demonstrate proficiency in providing BLS care, including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating automatic external defibrillator (AED) use.
- 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, 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