pediatric advanced life support


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pe·di·a·tric ad·vanced life sup·port

(pē'dē-at'rik ad-vanst' līf sŭ-pōrt')
Assessment and maintenance of pulmonary and circulatory function in the period before, during, and after an instance of cardiopulmonary arrest in a child.

pediatric advanced life support

Abbreviation: PALS
The treatment, including basic and advanced life support, for stabilizing a critically ill or injured child.
See also: life support
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A study performed to address resuscitation skills of pediatric house staff found that "pediatric house staff previously trained in pediatric advanced life support were generally able to reach the end point of four key resuscitation skills, but less frequently performed the specific sub-components of each skill." (White, Shugerman, Brownlee, & Quan, 1998, p.
I mention all this because I believe the main audience for the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Study Guide by Barbara Aehlert will consist of professionals who approach the course with less background knowledge and less confidence in their ability to master the course material.
In addition, HES offers online pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification and recertification courses, basic life support (BLS), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) certification and first aid training.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Update: What You Need to Know 4.
For more information, view advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification course details and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification course details.
Certification in basic life support (BLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) are required for all staff.

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