PALS Course September 6, 2023
This course will review how to recognize certain pediatric emergencies and the skills to properly treat certain events. After completing this course, individuals will be able to work together as a inter-professional team to properly manage and treat patients experiencing life threatening events such as respiratory distress/failure, shock, or cardiac arrhythmias.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Perform high-quality CPR per AHA recommendations
- Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds
- Describe roles and responsibilities of team members and elements of an effective team
- Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure
- Differentiate between compensated and decompensated shock,
- Identify causes of different types of shock such as hypovolemic, obstructive, cardiogenic, and distributive
- Identify common arrhythmias in pediatric patients
- Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 2.5 contact hours.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 2.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 2.50 Attendance