Health & Human Services

Emergency Medical Services

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Class

(ALH 5671 - 1 credit hour)

Class Description

Paramedics treating a pediatric patientThe purpose of the PALS course is to provide students with the knowledge, psychomotor ability and attitudes necessary to manage a pediatric or neonatal esuscitation. Students will be able to respond to these emergencies, with an emphasis on rapid assessment and recognition, airway management, treatment knowledge, pharmacological intervention and post-resuscitation management. Typical students are respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physicians, nurses or paramedics.

Location of Class

Students interacting in a paramedics classThis class will be taught primarily at the Winfield center. Special arrangements can be made where the instructors teach at various organizations such as fire departments, emergency medical services, physician offices or hospitals.

Availability

This class is provided whenever the need arises. Flexible scheduling is also available in certain situations.

Entrance into Class

Open enrollment though CPR certification prior to the class is required and advanced healthcare experience is strongly suggested.

Healthcare Education Statement

EMS classroom settingThe dominant accrediting body for healthcare organizations, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), mandated criminal record checks be performed on persons having any opportunity for patient interaction at its accredited hospitals. This includes volunteers, faculty and EMS students. A criminal record check that reveals certain crimes could result in a situation where the EMS student cannot participate in clinical rotations at a healthcare facility. As such, this student could not successfully complete the class.

At the present time, this policy will not affect students who take this class because they do not participate in clinicals at a hospital.

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