ProPALS: Online PALS Certification

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

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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

Release date: January 1, 2020
Expiration date: December 31, 2020
Estimated time to complete activity: 2 to 8 hours depending on activity
Hardware needed: Desktop, laptop, tablet or phone
To contact the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine please visit www.pimed.com.

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Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and ProTrainings

ProTrainings is pleased to offer CME/CE/CEU credits to all students for their BLS, PALS, and ACLS certification and recertification courses. These credits are approved through a joint providership with the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) for a variety of professions.

Faculty

Roy Shaw

Roy Shaw

EMT-P, Lead Instructor, Co-Founder

Jody Marvin

Jody Marvin

EMT-S, Medical Reviewer

Dr. Eric Egeler

Dr. Eric Egeler

MD, Medical Reviewer

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of healthcare providers involved in the care of patients in cardiac arrest.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills associated with performing resuscitation
  • Apply the knowledge gained from the education delivered by ProTrainings in the use of BLS, ACLS, and PALS skills.
  • Recognize life threatening cardiac emergencies and perform appropriate interventions based on current scientific guidelines
  • Follow the ACLS assessment and management recommendations in the ACLS algorithms.
  • Apply skills to more effectively save lives as a resuscitation team member or leader in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Identify normal and abnormal electrocardiograms
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the types and dosages of medications used in ACLS and PALS
  • Change the loss of knowledge and proficiency over time by reviewing the cognitive education in manageable time allotments more frequently than the required two-year certification period.

Joint Accreditation Statement

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and ProTrainings. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Credit Hour Information

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and ProTrainings. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Accreditation Statement

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 8.0 contact hours (0.8 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-20-1066-H04-P)

Type of Activity: Knowledge

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Accreditation Statement

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation

This educational activity for 8.0 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

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Accreditation Statement

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint sponsorship efforts between Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and ProTrainings.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of the credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Credit Designation

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this activity for 8.0 continuing education credits.

Concerns or complaints about a CE Provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at http://www.ada.org/cerp.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

The ProTrainings faculty — Roy Shaw — hereby states that he or his spouse/life partner have no financial relationships, relationships to products or devices, or other commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

The medical reviewers — Jody Marvin and Dr. Eric Egeler — hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner have no financial relationships, relationships to products or devices, or other commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.

If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the evaluation on www.cmeuniversity.com. On the navigation menu, click on "Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course" and search by course ID 15096. Upon registering and completing the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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