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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EMS 2002 - Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Credits: 1
Hours/Week: Lecture 0.5 Lab 1
Course Description: This course is designed to provide physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers with the skills to provide advanced life support to pediatric patients. Through the PALS course, providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the pediatric victim of cardiac, respiratory, and other emergencies. Emphasis is placed on American Heart association PALS algorithms. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will obtain PALS certification. Students must have knowledge of cardiac medications and proficiency in obtaining vascular access, ECG interpretation, and manual defibrillator operation prior to enrolling in this course. This course requires completion of EMS 1010 with current certification or current American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Provider or equivalent certification. Students must possess certification or licensure as a paramedic, registered nurse (RN), medical doctor (MD), doctor of osteopathy (DO), respiratory therapist (RT), dentist (DDS), or physicians assistant (PA).
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Introduction
  2. PALS science update
  3. CPR/AED practice and competency testing
  4. Management of respiratory emergencies skills station
  5. Rhythm disturbances/electrical therapy skills station
  6. Vascular access skills station
  7. Core case simulations
  8. Core case discussions and simulations for cardiac cases
  9. Core case discussions and simulations for respiratory cases
  10. Core case discussions and simulations for shock cases
  11. Comprehensive case simulations
  12. Emergency Delivery and Newborn Stabilization
  13. Children with Special Health Care Needs
  14. PALS summary and written/practical testing

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

  1. insert simple airway adjuncts
  2. insert an intraosseous needle
  3. obtain vascular access
  4. manage a pediatric patient with a life-threatening cardiac rhythm
  5. direct the actions of a resuscitation team
  6. use appropriate electrical therapy
  7. select the energy levels required for electrical interventions
  8. demonstrate electrical interventions
  9. recall indications, contraindications, doses, and routes of administration for drugs
  10. ventilate using a bag-valve-mask
  11. perform an endotracheal intubation
  12. confirm endotracheal tube placement
  13. relieve an airway obstruction
  14. manage a tracheostomy
  15. manage a pediatric patient with a respiratory emergency
  16. manage a pediatric patient in hypotensive shock

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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