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PALS Course


This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
The Course:
• 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
• 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
• Management of respiratory emergencies
• Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
• Vascular access
• Resuscitation team concept
• Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
• Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment

Admission Requirements:     
• All applicants must have completed a  Health Care Provider CPR course.  If you are not current in CPR, please arrange to do so as soon as possible, hopefully before your PALS course.
• All renewal candidates must submit a current PALS (Pediatric Advanced Support) card.  This must be presented at registration.
• It is necessary that the renewal participant be thoroughly familiar with all PALS concepts.   The focus of the renewal portion of the course is designed as an update of current PALS protocols and skills and successful skills demonstration/validation.
This course will be located at Meriter Hospital Park in the classroom level of McConnell Hall.
Nearby on-street parking is available in limited areas.  Parking in the hospital ramp is limited and is not included in the course fee.  The cost is $10/day.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose.  Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the association

To register for this class, contact Nursing Education, at (608) 417-6420.

Course fees:
Recognition- 2 day course is $225
Renewal- a one day course is $175


April 9 and 10, 2014
June 26 and 27, 2014
September 5 and 8, 2014  

April 18, 2014
May 23, 2014
July 23, 2014
November 14, 2014   

Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.


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