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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 for BLS.

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

PALS certification is valid for 2 years.

 

Upcoming courses:

All community courses take place in the Spring and Fall, dates to be advised.

Registration closed - course full

 

Current fee for full course:  $400 (with manual);  $350 (without manual) 

Recertification fee:  $200 (with manual):  $150 (without manual).  

Fee covers registration, course materials, coffee break refreshments and lunches.

 

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