ASHI - Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course

On 29/May/2017 / In Paediatric Courses

American Safety & Health Institute's Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) program was created to provide healthcare professionals with training in the recognition and treatment of conditions that may lead to cardiopulmonary arrest in an infant or child. 
 
Intended audience 
■ Emergency personnel in intensive care or critical care departments and emergency medical providers. 
 
Participant pre-requisites 
■ Training and/or education in basic cardiac rhythm analysis (ECG interpretation) and cardiovascular pharmacology. 
Professional-level Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR/AED) required or included in PALS course. 
 
Recognized certification period 
■ May not exceed 24 months from class completion date 
 
Course topics 
■ Pediatric Assessment 
■ Respiratory Emergencies 
■ Cardiovascular Emergencies (shock) 
■ Cardiovascular Emergencies (rhythm disturbances) 
 
Successful completion (certification) 
■ Complete all course requirements as provided by an authorized ASHI Instructor 
■ Written Exam — Required. Passing score of 71 % or better 
 
Performance Evaluation — 
Demonstrated ability to direct the initial emergency care for a pediatric patient in two randomly selected cases/scenarios: 
■ Upper airway obstruction 
■ Lower airway obstruction 
■ Tachycardia with adequate perfusion
■ Tachycardia with inadequate perfusion 
■ Symptomatic bradycardia 
■ Absent/pulseless rhythms 
■ Hypovolemic shock 
■ Trauma 
 
Recommended time to complete 
■ Initial training — About 13 hours  
■ Successful completion is based on achievement of the core learning objectives rather than a prescribed instruction time.  
 
Course Topics
■ Trauma and Burns 
■ Pediatric Assessment
■ Respiratory Emergencies
■ Cardiovascular Emergencies (shock)
■ Cardiovascular Emergencies (rhythm disturbances)
■ Vascular Access and Medication 
■ Children with Special Healthcare Needs 
■ Case Scenarios 
■ Airway Management 
■ Rhythm Recognition and Electrical Therapy

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