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Special Interest Sessions

Friday, September 16, 2011
8:00am — 3:00pm

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

John Klatt
American Safety
Santee, CA

Synopsis

This one-day course uses the current American Heart Association's Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) curriculum for the emergency evaluation and management of pediatric patients. The course includes lectures, skills stations, and interactive casebased sessions. Upon successful completion of skills testing and a written exam, the participant will be issued a PALS provider card. Pre-course preparation is necessary. Study materials will be provided.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Provide pediatric advanced life support;
  2. Demonstrate effective communication as a member or leader of a resuscitation team and recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance; and
  3. Manage cardiac and respiratory arrest until return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), termination of resuscitation, or transfer of care.

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