Pediatric Advanced Life Support

This Advanced Course is designed to develop skills in recognition & quality of care that will be provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. Through the use of algorithms, PAT assessment and Rhythm recognition, the student will attain the needed tools to help support or prevent cardiac arrest in the pediatric or infant patient.

Skills Enforced:

  • High-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR

  • Recognition of patients who do and do not require immediate intervention

  • Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest early and application of CPR within 10 seconds

  • Apply team dynamics

  • Differentiation between respiratory distress and failure

  • Early interventions for respiratory distress and failure

  • Differentiation between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock

  • Early interventions for the treatment of shock

  • Differentiation between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias

  • Clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias

  • Post–cardiac arrest management