The PALS Renewal Update course is for AHA PALS Providers with an issue date not exceeding two years through the end of the month in which the card was issued.
The two-day Provider course is for healthcare providers taking the PALS course for the first time, or for those whose PALS Provider status has expired.
The AHA 2012 edition online HeartCode PALS Part 1 is perfect for the experienced pediatric healthcare provider with savvy computer simulation skills who has class-time limitations. It is a good option for PALS renewal and experienced providers practicing PALS in their daily work. Learn more at OnlineAHA.org for operating system requirements for computer simulation analysis to successfully pass HeartCode PALS Part 1 online and produce the Certificate of Completion required to attend the Part 2 in-class Skills Test.
HeartCode PALS provides Part 1 online self-paced learning, interactive case simulation and written exam. Part 2 in-class skills session tests team leader and team member skills using case scenarios. Part 1 online key code is included in fee. If you already purchased a key code directly from OnlineAHA.org, print your certificate and register for Part 2 in-class for a discounted fee. Attend the in-class HeartCode PALS Part 2 Skills Test session facilitated by our PALS Training Center faculty.
Steven E. Lipshultz, MD, FAAP, FAHA, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Children’s Hospital of Michigan
The Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) Provider Course is designed to increase the pediatric healthcare provider’s knowledge and skills necessary to assess early signs of respiratory failure and shock, provide early emergent interventions and alert the appropriate Advanced Life Support (ALS) response team.
PEARS is for healthcare providers such as medical and surgical nurses, school nurses, homecare nurses, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and any other healthcare provider who infrequently sees critically ill infants and children.
The one-day PEARS Provider course is for healthcare providers taking the PEARS course for the first time, or for those whose PEARS Provider status has expired. The content taught in the course includes pediatric assessment; recognition and management of respiratory problems; recognition and management of shock; recognition and management of cardiac arrest; and resuscitation team concept.
This course will provide nurses information about:
The complex nature of suicide
How to assess and determine risks and the appropriate treatment and management for at-risk patients, both in the healthcare setting and the community
This 6-hour class is intended to meet the requirements for the State of Washington mandatory suicide prevention training for nurses and will include the special needs of the pediatric population.
Ethical issues involving children arise frequently in the surgical arena. While the core concepts of confidentiality, informed consent and respect for persons apply in the surgical realm, the application of these concepts in pediatric surgery can be challenging.
Surgical innovation often occurs through trial and error, rather than within a clinical trial. This reality raises questions about whether some formal review process should be required prior to using an innovative technique. Solid organ transplantation raises questions about justice that rarely arise in other areas of medicine. Additionally, surgical practice involving children raises many other unique issues: Should parents be allowed to refuse a solid organ transplant?
Are surgical complications different from medical errors?
Should surgeons share their success rates prior to surgery?
Should babies with trisomy 18 be eligible for cardiac surgery?
Should innovative surgical techniques be subject to regulatory oversight?
Join us for our 13th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference, where we will discuss ethical issues raised in the use of surgical interventions in children.
Information on referring patients, PHINConnect, eReferral, accessing medical records, continuing medical education (CME) and more.
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