PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Saving
PALS is a specialty certification that specifically teaches medical professionals life-saving care to infants and children. PALS is not designed for the critically ill neonate and is not used in the NICU setting.
What is PALS?
Pediatric Advanced Life Saving Certification. PALS is a training program created by the American Heart Association designed to prepare students to deliver lifesaving care to children.
At Clear Lake EMS, we prepare students to learn,assess, provide basic life support, employ PALS-specific algorithms to direct care, and resuscitate an ailing child. Our guidelines are often updated to reflect current findings, with the most recent program published by expert consensus in 2019. Students who complete the course become certified in delivering emergency care to children and infants.
PALS Course Requirements
This course is intended for healthcare professionals. PALS is offered to most healthcare professionals that require them to provide emergency medical care to children or infants in need.
For nurses, paramedics, doctors, and ICU specialists who are charged with responding to health crises, certification is mandatory – along with regular renewal to keep skills fresh and current. The course is designed for medical professionals and depends upon an existing body of knowledge of ECG rhythms and pharmacology.
How to get certified?
Clear Lake EMS is authorized by the American Heart Association. Medical Professionals who qualify for the course must find a provider authorized by the AHA in their area.
Clear Lake EMS offers a well-regarded PALS class taught by instructors currently operating in the emergency care field. Their real-life experience can be greatly beneficial to making sure you acquire the skills and knowledge you require. Completion of the course will entail comprehensive training in PALS protocols and will fulfill any employer mandates for both certification and recertification.