PALS Provider Course (2 Day)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course (2 Day)
Please Note: This is a 2-day course. By selecting the date listed you are registering for this date and the following day. The times are Day 1 (8:00am-5:00pm) and Day 2 (8:00am-4:00pm).
Description and Target Audience: This American Heart Association workshop is designed to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The program is designed for physicians, nurses, paramedics, and respiratory therapists, who either direct or participate in resuscitation of an infant or child, whether in or out of the hospital.
At the end of this course, participants should be able to:
1. Describe the timely recognition and interventions required to prevent respiratory and cardiac arrest in any pediatric patient.
2. Describe the systematic approach to pediatric assessment by using the initial impression, primary and secondary assessments, and diagnostic tests.
3. Describe priorities and specific interventions for infants and children with respiratory and /or circulatory emergencies.
4. Explain the importance of effective team dynamics, including individual roles and responsibilities, during a pediatric resuscitation.
5. Describe the key elements of post-resuscitation management.
8. Select and apply appropriate cardio-respiratory monitoring.
9. Select and administer the appropriate medications and electrical therapies when presented with an arrhythmia scenario.
10.Perform rapid vascular access to administer fluid and medications.
11.Demonstrate effective communication and team dynamics both as a team member and as a team leader.
12.Verbalize and demonstrate the initial trauma assessment and stabilization of the injured infant and child.
Jane Thomas, RN, BSN, Enterprise Educator, Education Center
CoxHealth Training Center PALS Regional Faculty, CoxHealth, Springfield, MO
We reserve the right to substitute the faculty members.
You must be in the classroom ready to start at 0800. Please do not be late. You will need to reschedule PALS if you have not arrived before the class starts or are late returning from lunch.
7:15-7:59 Registration – the course will start promptly at 0800
8:00-8:15 Lesson 1: PALS Course Organization
8:15-8:35 Lesson 2: Overview of 2010 PALS Science
8:45-9:45 Lesson 3: AHA CPR/AED Practice and Competency Testing or Lesson 4: Management of Respiratory Emergencies Skills Station ~
9:45-10:45 Change groups and repeat Lessons 3 and 4
10:45-11:45 Lesson 5: Rhythm Disturbance/Electrical Therapy Skills Station and
Lesson 6 Vascular Skills Station
11:45-12:30 Lunch (on your own)
12:30-1:00 Lesson 7: Resuscitation Team Concept
1:00-1:30 Lesson 8: Overview of Pediatric Assessment and
Lesson 9: Overview of Core Case Discussions and Simulations/Learning Stations
1:45-3:45 Break into small group sessions with rotations through:
Lesson 9 D: Discussions and Simulations: Respiratory Cases
Lesson 9F: Discussions and Simulations: Shock Cases
3:45-4:00 Questions and Answers
8:00-8:15 Questions and Answers
8:15-9:00 Continue: Break into small group sessions with rotation through:
Lesson 9E: Discussions and Simulations: Cardiac Cases
9:15-11:00 Lesson 10: Putting it all Together: small group sessions
11:00-11:30 Coping with Death and Dying
12:15-12:30 Lesson 11: Course Summary, testing details and questions/answers
12:30-1:30 Core Case Testing: Cardiac Cases 1-4
1:30-2:30 Core Case Testing: Respiratory Cases 1-4/Core Case Testing: Shock Cases 1-4
2:30-3:00 Written Test
3:00 Remediation if required
Testing: Written exam (50 questions) which must be passed with an 84%. One-on-one skills testing required.
Course Length: 15 hours
Certification Length: 2 years
Includes: Student Manual and certification card.
Location: CoxHealth Education Center, CoxHealth North, K400, 4th Floor, Classroom #1.
Directions: Enter Cox North from the Robberson Ave. Northwest Entrance. Upon entering the building turn right and take the elevator to the 4th floor. You will arrive in the Education Center lobby.
CoxHealth is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CoxHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CoxHealth-Educational Services is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
12.75 Contact Hours
Per the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration, Division 2255-Missouri Board for Respiratory Care, 20 CSR 2255-4.010 Continuing Education Requirements, Section 6-C, “Six (6) hours will be awarded for the successful completion of a course (excluding preparatory courses) related to Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS/Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Programs identified within this subsection will not require pre-approval by AARC, its state affiliates or the board for acceptance as hours towards fulfilling the continuing education requirement. However, not more than a total of twelve (12) hours will be awarded for any combination of the above mentioned programs during a two (2)-year period.” Contact hours are 6.0 for this activity.
CoxHealth Prehospital Services is an approved provider of continuing education by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Unit of EMS. This activity has been approved for 12.75 contact hours. The Training Center number is 07710C.
This program has been approved by CoxHealth for 4.0 trauma contact hours for CoxHealth employees.
Accreditation approval only refers to this educational activity and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products by CoxHealth or any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services.
Participants will receive statements of credit at the end of the program when all requirements for credit have been met. Satisfactory completion of objectives will occur through course attendance. In order to receive a statement of credit, all participants must sign-in at the registration desk; demonstrate the skills necessary to complete this course; satisfactorily pass core case testing stations and written exam; and turn in a completed evaluation form at the end of the program.
Information presented during this activity represents the views and opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily constitute the opinion, endorsement of, or promotion by CoxHealth.
No sponsorship or commercial support has been received for this activity. No Off Label medications or medical devices will be discussed.
All speakers and planning committee members for this activity have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest or significant financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medical device companies. American Heart Association created this activity.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and 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. 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.
Fees are subject to change at any time.