The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal Class is intended for healthcare providers such as pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who possess a valid PALS Provider Card with a current date. Expired cards require the learner to attend the two-day PALS Provider Class.
At the conclusion of this class, the learner will be able to discuss the “evaluate-identify-intervene” approach, explain the purpose and components of the general assessment, evaluate respiratory or circulatory problems, recognize signs that a child is in respiratory distress or respiratory failure, recognize clinical signs and symptoms of shock, discuss management of shock, recognize and manage cardiac rhythms, and select appropriate medications for treatment of symptomatic cardiac rhythms. This class is approximately seven hours long.
The PALS Provider Manual is required for this class and completion of the pretest is mandatory.