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New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course (CPR 300)

Location: 
Fort Totten, Bayside, New York.
Length: 

Version 1 and 2: 16 hours (2 days).

Dates: 
Version 1: September 2007 - September 2012. Version 2: October 2012 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the timely recognition and interventions required to prevent respiratory and cardiac arrest; describe the systematic approach to pediatric assessment by using the initial assessment, primary and secondary assessments and diagnostic tests; set priorities and specific interventions for infants and children with respiratory and/or circulatory emergencies; explain the importance of effective team dynamics, including individual roles and responsibilities during a pediatric resuscitation; describe the key elements of post resuscitation management; perform effective, high quality CPR when appropriate; perform effective respiratory management within scope of practice; select and apply appropriate cardiorespiratory monitoring; establish rapid vascular access to administer fluid and medications; and demonstrate effective communication and team dynamics both as a team member and as a team lead.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest, the systematic approach to pediatric assessment, effective respiratory management, defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion, intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration, and effective team dynamics for resuscitation.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Health Science or Physical Education (10/07). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in EMS, Health Science, or Physical Education (5/12 revalidation) (7/17 revalidation). 

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