Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS)

PALS is a 2 day AHA course designed to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently evaluate and effectively manage seriously ill infants and children.

In this course students will learn how to assess for evidence of respiratory and circulatory compromise, establish treatment priorities, and intervene when necessary to stabilize the child. At the conclusion, participants should be able to: understand and perform the systematic approach to pediatric assessment of a seriously ill or injured child; understand the "assess-categorize-decide-act" approach to management of a seriously ill infant or child; recognize and manage a child in respiratory distress or failure and/or compensated or hypotensive shock; recognize and manage a child with a life-threatening bradyarrhythmia, tachyarrhythmia, or cardiac arrest rhythm; describe key elements of resuscitation team behaviors; prevent further deterioration of the child's condition during the stabilization and transfer phases of care. Registration in advance is required. Must have a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card to take this course.

Find course dates on our online calendar.

Contact Ed Services at 417-328-6769 for registration information.