PALS Programs Offered at the Clinical Simulation

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider

Course Description
This two day Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider course enables health-care professionals to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to better recognize and treat critically ill infants and children. The course materials are scenario-based, and a team approach is used to teach emergency management of pediatric patients approaching or already in respiratory or cardiac arrest, from the early minutes through patient stabilization and/or the transport phases of a pediatric emergency, in or out of the hospital.

Target Group
The PALS course is designed for health-care professionals who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies and for health-care students seeking first-time or renewed PALS-training credentials.

The prerequisite for PALS is a current HSFC BLS for Health-care Provider (C) card.

PALS Course Content
Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest
Systematic approach to pediatric assessment
Effective respiratory management
Validation of skills for one-person and two-person CPR and AED skills for infants and children
Defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion
Intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration
Effective resuscitation team dynamics

A current Heart and Stroke BLS certification is a mandatory prerequisite for this course, as mandated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The CSC will be running a two and a half hour Heart and Stroke BLS recertification course prior to all ACLS and PALS courses. Please check our courses page to register (cost $70 including manual).

PALS certification is valid for 2 years.

There is also a PALS re-certification course offered during this time.

Upcoming courses:

Yet to be scheduled.

If you wish to contact someone concerning these sessions, please contact Myrna Horton at myrna.horton@queensu.ca