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EMS 2012 - Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture 0.5Lab 1
Course Description: This course is designed to prepare individuals to become instructors in pediatric advanced life support (PALS). Upon successful completion of the PALS instructor course, instructor candidates will be able to teach a PALS course using the video and lesson maps in the PALS course instructor materials; and will obtain American Heart Association PALS Instructor certification.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): EMS 2002  or current PALS certification. Completion of EMS 1010  with current certification or current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider. Students must possess current certification or licensure as a paramedic (EMT-P), registered nurse (RN), medical moctor (MD), doctor of osteopathy (DO), respiratory therapist (RT), dentist (DDS), or physician’s assistant (PA).
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: One year as an advanced life support (ALS) provider.

Major Content
  1. BLS skills testing
  2. Competency test
  3. Core case simulations
  4. Core instructor course
  5. Course monitoring
  6. Following lesson maps
  7. Instructor materials
  8. Instructor renewal
  9. Introduction
  10. Lesson maps
  11. Overview of core case discussions and simulations
  12. Overview of pediatric assessment
  13. PALS course design
  14. PALS course outline
  15. PALS science update
  16. PALS start
  17. Provider course prerequisites
  18. Putting it all together
  19. Remediation
  20. Respiratory emergencies
  21. Resuscitation team concept
  22. Rhythm disturbances/electrical therapy
  23. Room set up
  24. Self-directed training and blended learning
  25. Technology and equipment
  26. Training center specifics
  27. Vascular access
  28. Written test

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. explain AHA and Training Center policies.
  2. demonstrate effective remediation techniques.
  3. guide and evaluate students during skill stations according to the PALS skills testing checklists.
  4. instruct on the team concept of PALS management.
  5. use a lesson map to instruct a PALS class.
  6. organize a PALS course.


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