Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS)
PALS Initial : $190
PALS Renewal : $150
PALS Skills Test : $100
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Pediatric Advance Life Support course offered by Creativeresol-ve Edu. co. is designated for pediatricians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapist, emergency physicians, and other healthcare providers who care for infants and children. PALS certification can be important for anyone who works directly with children in the healthcare field. The PALS program was created as a joint effort between the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to assist professional health care providers in assessing and treating pediatric patients. The program was designed to help health care professionals streamline the treatment and care of pediatric patients to ensure providers have the special training required to deal with injuries in children and infants who require critical care.
Our PALS course teaches our students:
- The recognition of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest.
- The strategies needed to prevent cardiopulmonary arrest
- The skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize infants and children in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest.
- After the course your PALS card will be issued (same day), also EMS and BRN CEUs are available!
What Is PALS?
PALS stands for pediatric advanced life support. The program was developed by the American Heart Association together with the American Academy of Pediatrics to equip health care professionals with the needed skills to effectively recognize and react to conditions in children and infants.
How Do You Get Certified?
To be PALS Certified, student must complete the PALS course in our 9am to 5pm class. Students will have a lecture and participate in a number of standard scenarios and are graded on their ability to apply the course material to those situations.
Upon successfully finishing the PALS course, you will have your course details and information processed and receive a certification card. This card verifies that you have completed the needed hours and have passed the written final exam. Certification is valid for two years. Certified students will be eligible to recertify two years after the date the class initially ended by taking a refresher course and exam that Creativeresol-ve Educate Simplify also offers.
Use of American Heart Association 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.
Educate Simplify Refund/Cancellation/Reschedule Policy:
A place in the class has been reserved JUST FOR YOU. We understand that situations beyond your control may arise, requiring you to cancel and reschedule a class. Please give at least 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend.
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There will be a 60% Refund fee for credit card and cash transactions if participant decides to cancel after the class schedule or when the class ended already and $15 Refund fee if cancelled before or during the class schedule.
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Class must be rescheduled within 60 days (Provider Courses).
To cancel and/or reschedule a class, please call 213 300 5045 or email us at email@example.com
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Latest and Greatest: Overview 2015 American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Updates
New basic Life Support Algorithms for Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
Pediatric cardiac arrest often occurs as a result of shock or prolonged respiratory failure rather than cardiac causes. In 0.7% to 3% of hospital admissions and 1.8% to 5.5% of intensive care unit admissions, cardiac arrest develop, bringing about significant economic losses to the society, the patients, and their families.
The American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Updates has recently released new algorithms for the management of cardiac arrest in the pediatrics group. Two algorithms were released- one for the single rescuer and another for two or more rescuers. The modifications were made in order to adapt with the current generation where mobile phones and other communications devices are widely available and avidly used. Despite the major change, the algorithms remain focused on ensuring that correct cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is delivered to the patient.
The 2015 algorithm requires verification of the scene safety prior to assessment of the victim. Upon seeing an unresponsive patient, the rescuer should immediately shout for help. If there is a single rescuer, the emergency response system should be activated via mobile device. However, if there are multiple rescuers, one rescuer remains with the patient and another activates the emergency response system and retrieves the AED as well as the emergency equipment. In the 2010 algorithm, if the rescuer is alone, he should send someone to activate the emergency response system and get the AED or defibrillator. For sudden collapse, the lone rescuer himself should carry out the activation of the system and get the equipment as well.
In the 2010 algorithm, the next step would be to check for the patient’s pulse. If the patient has definite pulse, one breath every 3 seconds should be given. Compressions should be added in cases where the pulse remains below 60 per minute and the perfusion is deprived despite enough oxygenation and ventilation. If the victim is pulseless and only one rescuer is present, cycles of 30 compressions and 2 breaths should be started. Should there be two rescuers, cycles of 15 compressions and 2 breaths should be given. After about 2 minutes, an automated external defibrillator (AED) should be used immediately. The rhythm is then checked and if shockable, 1 shock is given and CPR is started for another two minutes. If not shockable, CPR is continued and rhythm is checked every 2 minutes until advanced life support (ALS) providers take over or the victim moves. (Read More…)
A Summary of the Updated Recommendations for PALS 2015 by the AHA
- Early, rapid IV administration of isotonic fluids is widely accepted as a cornerstone of therapy for septic shock. For children in shock, an initial fluid bolus of 20 mL/kg is reasonable. However, for children with febrile illness in settings with limited access to critical care resources (i.e., mechanical ventilation and inotropic support), administration of bolus IV fluids should be undertaken with extreme caution, as it may be harmful.
- There is no evidence to support the routine use of atropine as a premedication to prevent bradycardia in emergency pediatric intubations. It may be considered in situations where there is an increased risk of bradycardia. There is no evidence to support a minimum dose of atropine when used as a premedication for emergency intubation.
- Fever should be avoided when caring for comatose children with ROSC after OHCA. A large randomized trial of therapeutic hypothermia for children with OHCA showed no difference in outcomes whether a period of moderate therapeutic hypothermia (with temperature maintained at 32°C to 34°C) or the strict maintenance of normothermia (with temperature maintained 36°C to 37.5°C) was provided.
- After ROSC, fluids and inotropes/vasopressors should be used to maintain a systolic blood pressure above the fifth percentile for age. Intra-arterial pressure monitoring should be used to continuously monitor blood pressure and identify and treat hypotension.
- Delayed cord clamping after 30 seconds is suggested for both term and preterm infants who do not require resuscitation at birth. There is insufficient evidence to recommend an approach to cord clamping for infants who require resuscitation at birth.
- If an infant born through meconium stained amnioticfluid presents with poor muscle tone and inadequatebreathing efforts, the initial steps of resuscitation should be completed under the radiant warmer. PPV should be initiated if the infant is not breathing or the heart rate is less than 100/min after the initial steps are completed. Routine intubation for tracheal suction in this setting is not suggested, because there is insufficient evidence to continue recommending this practice. However, a team that includes someone skilled in intubation of the newborn should still be present in the delivery room.