Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Course Duration: 18 hours

Cost: £560 (+VAT)

PLEASE NOTE: This course will only be conducted once a sufficient number of candidates have applied. Please contact the Training Centre for more details.

The American Heart Association Paediatric Advanced Life Support course is based on scientific evidence from the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

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

The course is designed 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.

Skills taught include:

1.

Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest.

2.

The systematic approach to paediatric assessment.

3.

Effective respiratory management, defibrillation and synchronised cardioversion.

4.

Intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration.

5.

Effective resuscitation team dynamics.