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Pediatric Advance Life Support

The PALS Course is designed to give the Health care provider the basic knowledge to care for the pediatric patient in cardiac arrest and to manage resuscitation efforts in conditions that may lead to arrest.  During this course you will learn by observing, discussing, and doing.  PALS instructors will help you achieve success in completing the listed objectives.

Validation:
Participants who complete the class will receive a Pediatric Advanced Life Support provider card.  The card is valid for a two-year period.  Participants will also receive documentation of appropriate continuing medical education credit.  This course is approved for Nursing, Physician, Pharmacy, AANA and EMS credit.

Course Length:

Provider course- Two days (12 to 16 hours)

Renewal course - One day (4 to 7 hours)

 

 

Course objectives:

I. Recognize and treat infants and children in cardiac arrest.

II. Understand strategies needed to prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.

III. Understand the cognitive and psychomotor skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize infants and children in:

· Respiratory failure

· Shock

· Cardiopulmonary arrest  

     

 

 

Pediatric Advance Life Support - Instructor

The ACLS Instructor Course is designed to develop proficiency in teaching an ACLS provider course.  The ACLS instructor course will introduce the instructor candidate to adult teaching theory including a case based method of teaching. 

Validation:

Participants who complete the class will receive an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support instructor card.  The card is valid for a two-year period.  Participants will also receive documentation of appropriate continuing medical education credit.  This course is approved for Nursing, Physician, Pharmacy, AANA and EMS credit.

Course Length:

Instructor - One Day (4 to 7 hours)

Course objectives:

I.         How to make effective presentations of ACLS information and materials.

II.       How to function as the leader and participant in all components of an ACLS provider course.

III.      Know how to set up and use educational presentation tools including

·       35-mm slide projectors

·      Computer-based video projectors

·      Overhead transparency projectors

·      Posters and flip charts

·      Single-sheet handouts

IV.  How to create, present, and lead the teaching modules:

·         Case-based scenarios

·         Case discussion

·         Skills instruction and evaluation

·         Practice stations

·         Remediation stations

·         Written annotated examination

V.  Understand the educational philosophy of the ACLS program

 

 

 

 


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 Charleston, WV 25301
 (304) 388-1856 Phone |  (304) 388-1858 FAX  |   trainingcenter@camc.org

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