ProPALS

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

ProPALS at a glance

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  • 2-year nationally accepted certificate
  • 3 hours and 4 minutes of engaging video training
  • Immediately printable card
  • Includes mailed wallet card
  • Blended / hands-on option available
  • Videos include subtitles
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Online Course: $187.00
+ SUMO: $45.00
Total: $232.00

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) includes a series of algorithmic medical procedures and techniques designed for the urgent treatment of respiratory emergencies, cardiac arrest and other life threatening situations. The course expands upon basic life support with more advanced skills such as Electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythm interpretation for core PALS rhythms, airway management and appropriate adjuncts, PALS drugs and pharmacology, practical application of PALS rhythms and drugs, and effective high-performance team skills for Basic Life Support and PALS. Many hospitals and other medical facilities require this advanced training for anyone who may work with pediatric cardiac patients.

This course is nationally accredited in joint partnership with the Postgraduate Institution of Medicine. Upon course completion, you will receive 8 CEU/CME credits.

Because good Pediatric Basic Life Support (BLS) skills are foundational to PALS skills, a BLS certification is strongly encouraged, or in most cases, a pre-requisite for taking the PALS certification. In addition, participants who enter the ProPALS course are required to have already obtained the basic knowledge and skills in Advanced Life Support.

  • Health Care Providers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Advanced EMTs
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Dentists

Total course time includes 3 hours and 4 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

  1. Course Overview and Objectives
    1. ProPALS Introduction and Philosophy
    2. Course Objectives and Completion Requirements
  2. Resuscitation Team Dynamics
    1. High-Performance PALS (Roles of team leader and team members)
    2. Effective Communication
  3. Ill or Injured Child Systematic Approach
  4. BLS for Infants and Children
    1. 1 Rescuer child CPR
    2. 1 Rescuer infant CPR
    3. 1 Rescuer AED for Infant
    4. Neonatal BLS
    5. 2 Rescuer Child CPR
  5. Respiratory Emergencies
    1. Overview of Respiratory Emergencies
    2. Tools to Monitor Oxygenation
    3. Basic and advanced airways
  6. Cardiac Arrhythmias
    1. Cardiac Conduction System
    2. ECG Interpretation
    3. Normal Sinus Rhythm
    4. Bradycardia
    5. Sinus Tachycardia
    6. Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
    7. Atrioventricular (AV Blocks)
    8. Atrial Fibrillation
    9. Atrial Flutter
    10. Wide Complex Tachycardia (including Torsades)
    11. Ventricular Fibrillation
    12. Asystole
    13. PEA
  7. PALS Pharmacology
    1. Overview (Color coded length based tape)
    2. Adenosine
    3. Amiodarone
    4. Atropine
    5. Dopamine
    6. Epinephrine
    7. Lidocaine
    8. Magnesium Sulfate
    9. Oxygen (Lecture)
    10. Procainamide (Lecture)
  8. Case Studies
    1. Bradycardia Case
    2. Tachycardia
    3. Respiratory Distress Upper Airway
    4. Respiratory Distress Lower Airway
    5. Respiratory Arrest
    6. Infant 2 Person CPR
    7. Child AED
    8. Shock
    9. Pulseless Arrest: VF/ Pulseless VT
    10. Asystole Case
    11. Megacode
  9. Post-Cardiac Arrest Care