Pediatric Advanced Life Support
The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to assess, recognize and care for pediatric patients who are experiencing a respiratory emergency, shock or a cardiac emergency. When a patient experiences a life-threatening emergency, healthcare providers need to act swiftly and promptly. The course emphasizes providing high-quality patient care by integrating psychomotor skills, rhythm interpretation, electrical interventions and pharmacologic knowledge with critical thinking and problem solving to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.
PARTICIPANTS MUST MEET ALL PREREQUISITES TO TAKE THE COURSE.
Instructor Led: 11hours, 15 minutes
Blended Learning: Approx. 3-6 hours online; 3-4.5 hours in-person
To successfully complete the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course, candidate must:
Attend the entire course and participate in all class lessons.
Actively participate in all course activities, including assuming various roles during skill practice and practice scenarios.
Demonstrate competency in all required skills.
Demonstrate competency in leading a team response during the team response testing scenarios.
Successfully pass the final exam with a minimum grade of 84 percent.
CERTIFICATE ISSUED/ VALIDITY PERIOD
Pediatric Advanced Life Support is valid for 2 years.
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