PALS Renewal Course

November 13, 2020

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

Target Audience

Physician

Registered Nurses

Nurse Practitioner 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Perform high-quality CPR per AHA recommendations
  • Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate interventions
  • 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
  • Demonstrate treatment of common arrhythmias
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.50 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.
  • 7.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 7.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/13/2020
Course expires: 
11/27/2020
Event starts: 
11/13/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
11/13/2020 - 3:00pm
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
4401 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Available Credit

  • 7.50 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.
  • 7.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 7.50 Attendance
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