PALS Provider & Update Courses*:
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.
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 pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 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 Pediatric Assessment Vascular access
(this is a 16 hour CE credit course for the two day provider and an 8 hour CE credit course for Renewal)
Book & Pre-Test required prior to class, hybrid course version available,
NAEMT's Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)*:
This course focuses on the care of sick and injured children, addressing a full spectrum of emergency illnesses, injuries and scenarios that an EMS practitioner might encounter. This course provides an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology of the most common pediatric emergency issues, and stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their patients.
EPC uses the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT) as a tool to help EMS practitioners rapidly and accurately assess pediatric patients and incorporates family centered care throughout all scenarios. Training encompasses lectures, hands-on skills practice and small group critical thinking discussions.
airway, breathing and oxygenation
child abuse and neglect
common medical emergencies
the importance of family
hypoperfusion and shock
and special health care needs
EPC is for all emergency medical technicians and paramedics committed to providing quality care for pediatric patients. Flexible course formats fit the continuing education needs of all EMS practitioners: traditional two-day face-to-face Provider Course, an accelerated two-day Provider-Instructor Course, and a Hybrid Course that combines eight hours of online training followed by one day of on-site interactive stations. This modular course format can fulfill the pediatric clinical and educational needs of an EMS agency while minimizing budgetary and logistical impacts.
(this is a 16 hour CE credit course)
Book & Pre-test required prior to class, hybrid course version available,