The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course is designed to prepare participants to identify and treat cardiopulmonary arrest and common conditions that may lead to cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. Participants will be able to demonstrate the following objectives and psychomotor skills at the end of the course:
- recognize empending respiratory failure and shock;
- initiate treatment based on the patient's physiologic status as identified by rapid cardiopulmonary assessment;
- stabilize and evaluate the trauma victim;
- identify and treat unstable ECG rhythms; and
- provide support for patients, families and fellow providers in coping with a child's critical illness, injury and potential death.
Target Audience: This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, anesthesiologists, certified nurse anesthetists, paramedics, respiratory therapists and other interested allied health professionals.
Avera St. Luke's Education Department at 605-622-5588