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.
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