Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
What is Pediatric Advanced Life Support?
Pediatric advanced life support, often referred to by its acronym "PALS," focuses attention on the recognition of cardiovascular emergencies in the pediatric patient and their immediate treatment. Specifically, it refers to a set of clinical algorithms for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke, myocardial infarction, and other life-threatening cardiovascular emergencies, particularly in children and infants.
Anyone in a position that may need to manage the emergency treatment of children should take this course, such as Advanced Healthcare Providers, AEMT's & Paramedics, Emergency Nurses and Doctors.
What does Pediatric Advanced Life Support cover?
Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team