What is PALS Certification? add links to courses like others

CPR guidelines 2010Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) refers to a systematic approach and defined set of clinical skills and interventions to infants and children who are experiencing shock, respiratory-arrest or are in complete cardiac arrest. 

PALS training also covers post resuscitation stabilization including; medications, fluid, oxygenation/ventilation and sepsis prevention. PALS certification is required for most advanced EMS professionals, physicians, respiratory care professionals and nurses working in flight, emergency and pediatric critical care areas.  PALS must be combined with solid Basic Life Support (CPR/AED) skills.

PALS course content includes:

Formats for PALS provider training and renewal include traditional classroom style, “Fast Trak,” challenge, and blended learning (online + skills check).  It is strongly recommended that in addition to the PALS textbook, that you obtain a copy of the ECC guidebooklet for use in your course preparation as well as for reference in your practice. Students also find helpful the ECG & Phamacology program.

Successful completion of the course involves demonstration of knowledge of the PALS algorithms applied in a variety of scenarios and completing a 50 question exam with a passing score of 84% or better.  A pretest examination is available online and the link will be provided to students who register for PALS certificationPALS certification is valid for two years and many employers reimburse for training.

Choose a reputable PALS Training center

Not all PALS training is reputable.  In fact, in the past few years more and more unauthorized training is being offered in the community and online solely for the sake of profit.  Before you sign up for an PALS training course read the following to make sure that you get quality education.

PALS Course by Center for Healthcare Education, Inc.

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