Pediatric Advanced Life Support
This course is offered in both Traditional (in-person) and HeartCode (hybrid) versions. The AHA’s PALS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of preventing cardiac arrest, early and continuous high-quality CPR, and high-performing teams. The course reflects science and education from the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).
Who is this course for?
PALS is designed for healthcare providers who respond to and manage emergencies related to pediatric and infants in the prehospital and hospital setting.
After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
• Perform high‐quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) per AHA basic life support (BLS) recommendations
• Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
• Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds
• Apply team dynamics
• Differentiate between and perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
• Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
• Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
• Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
• Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
• Implement post–cardiac arrest management
Initial $175 / Renewal $150
Questions about course?
If you have any questions about this course, feel free to contact Detroit CPR Training at 313-742-3751