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PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT (PALS) CERTIFICATION

Respond First Medical Training provides an American Heart Association (AHA) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification course. The PALS certification course will provide pediatric healthcare providers with the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Skills taught in the course include: recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest, the systematic approach to pediatric assessment, effective respiratory management, defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion, intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration, and effective resuscitation team dynamics. Professional healthcare providers use PALS during the stabilization and transportation phases of a pediatric emergency, in or out of hospital.

Although a Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR card is not required for the course, your proficiency in child and infant BLS for healthcare providers will be reviewed and evaluated as part of the ACLS Provider Course. This course is designed for pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies. We offer skills check off, or the traditional two day course. You must pass online pre-test and present certificate at time of course.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for this course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the AHA.

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