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Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Learn more about the Pediatric Advanced Life Support course with Lifeguard LI

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

The American Red Cross Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that teaches providers the importance of high-quality CPR and its effect on survival. The course covers 1- and 2-rescuer CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking in infants, children, and adults. PALS also covers how to recognize and treat perioperative emergencies.

Course Content
The PALS course is divided into two parts. Part one covers the didactic portion of the material, and part two covers the skills stations.

In part one, students will learn about the following topics:
-1- and 2-rescuer CPR for infants, children, and adults
-AED use for infants, children, and adults
-Infant and child choking
-Perioperative emergencies
Students will also have the opportunity to practice these skills with manikins during this time.

In part two, students will be assigned to one of eight small groups. Each group will rotate through eight different stations where they will have the opportunity to practice the skills they learned in part one. An instructor will be present at each station to answer any questions and provide feedback. After completing all eight stations, students will return to their original group for a final review.
Each station will cover the following topics:

-1-rescuer CPR for infants
-1-rescuer CPR for children
-2-rescuer CPR for infants
-2-rescuer CPR for children
-AED use for infants
-AED use for children
-'Team dynamics' -this station will focus on effective communication between providers during a resuscitation attempt
-'High Performance Team' -this station will focus on effective communication between providers during a resuscitation attempt with additional challenges such as distractions and time pressures.

During these stations, students will have the opportunity to use various pieces of equipment such as AED trainers, manikins, BVM (bag valve mask), airways, suction devices, etc.

There is no final exam for this course; however, students must pass all skills stations with 80% or higher in order to receive a certificate of completion.
The American Red Cross PALS course is a great way for healthcare providers to learn how to effectively perform CPR on infants, children, and adults. The course is divided into two parts: didactic instruction and hands-on skill stations. Upon successful completion of all skill stations with 80% or higher, students will receive a certificate of completion.

Visit Lifeguard LI or Contact us at (516) 405-0676 for more details about signing up for a Pediatric Advanced Life Support Training course on Long Island, NY.