Fortis College in Landover, MD: American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.
The American Heart Association’s PALS Course is an Instructor-led, classroom-based course that enhances healthcare providers’ skills in the treatment of pediatric arrest and periarrest patients. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.
The course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to teach and reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.
- 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
- 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
- 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
- Management of respiratory emergencies
- Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
- Vascular access
- Resuscitation team concept
- Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
- Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
Pediatric Advance Life Support Course Curriculum Offered at FORTIS:
Course offerings may vary depending on campus location.
- PALS Recertification
- PALS E-Learning
- PALS Instructor
- PALS Instructor Recertification
This is a non-accredited, non-credit continuing education course for professionals in the medical field.
For more information about the American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Continuing Education courses, please contact the Continuing Education Department at (301) 459-3650.