Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course (PALS)

American Heart Association (AHA) Certified

The American Heart Association’s Paediatric Advanced Life Support or PALS course is based on new science evidence from the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC and a new teaching methodology.

The goal of the PALS Course is to aid the paediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to paediatric healthcare providers in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Skills taught under this AHA Course include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to paediatric assessment, effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion; intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics. This course is available actively in three centres in Kerala currently- Kottayam, Kochi and Trivandrum.

 

Course Contents

  • 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
  • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Key changes in paediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Systematic Approach to Paediatric Assessment
    Vascular access

Who Can Do the Course?

Basic Qualification:
  • Doctors-MBBS with any specialisation
  • Nurses- GNM/BSC/Post Bsc/MSC
  • Paramedics

This course is designed primarily for Paediatricians, Emergency Physicians, Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Paramedics, Respiratory Therapists, and other Healthcare Providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in paediatric emergencies

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