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EMST2261 – Pediatric Advanced Life Support pdf

Credits: 2 (1/1/0)
Description: In this course, students will reinforce skills in the care of pediatric patients experiencing cardiopulmonary arrest including a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, pediatric advanced life support (PALS) treatment algorithms and effective resuscitation team dynamics.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
  1. Recognize interventions to prevent respiratory and cardiac arrest in pediatric patients.
  2. Describe the systematic approach to pediatric assessment using the initial impression, primary and secondary assessments, and diagnostic tests.
  3. Describe priorities and interventions for infants and children with respiratory and circulatory emergencies.
  4. Identify the effect of individual roles and responsibilities and team dynamics on pediatric resuscitation.
  5. Describe key elements of post-resuscitation management.
  6. Provide cardiopulmonary resucitation (CPR) when appropriate.
  7. Perform respiratory managment within the scope of professional practice.
  8. Select and apply appropriate cardiorespiratory monitoring.
  9. Select and administer appropriate medications and electrical therapies.
  10. Establish rapid vascular access to administer fluid and medication.
  11. Demonstrate effective communication and teamwork as a team leader and team member.
MnTC goal areas: None

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