PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support Training
The PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) Course is designed to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The course trains healthcare providers how to initiate and direct advanced life support procedures that go beyond “basic life support.” Included are covered all phases of stabilization and transport associated with a pediatric emergency in both a field or hospital environment. Students completing this course gain an enhanced ability to evaluate and manage an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, or cardiac arrest.
The PALS course includes participation in a series of simulated core cases that reinforce important concepts, including:
- Identification and treatment of medical conditions that place the child at risk for cardiac arrest
- The systematic approach to pediatric assessment, including general assessment, primary assessment, secondary assessment, and tertiary assessment
- The “assess-categorize-decide-act” approach to assessment and management of a seriously ill infant or child
- Effective resuscitation team dynamics