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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Description: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses have been developed by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. They emphasize early recognition of respiratory failure and/or shock and the prevention of cardiopulmonary arrest.

The course is intended for pediatricians, house staff, emergency physicians, family physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, paramedics and any others who may treat pediatric patients.

Course Objectives: The PALS course is designed to provide the participant with: Information needed for recognizing the infant or child at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest. Information and strategies needed to prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in the pediatric patient. Cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary for resuscitation and stabilization of the pediatric patient in respiratory failure, shock or cardiopulmonary arrest. 

For more information, please contact Michele Kassel or the Training Center at 501-364-3246.