PAEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT - ERC
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Paediatric Advanced Life Support - ERC
The PALS - ERC course is designed for all healthcare professionals who are likely to be involved, either as a team member or team leader, in the resuscitation of a child, infant or newborn whether in hospital or out of hospital. The course aims to provide caregivers with the knowledge and skills needed for managing a critically ill child during the first hour of illness, and preventing progression to cardiac arrest. Emphasis is given also to team management and non-technical skills.
The course includes:
Recognition of a critically ill child
Knowledge and skills in assessing and treating problems with the airway, breathing and circulation (including bag-mask ventilation)
Management of shock
Scenario-based training in the management of critically ill children
Basic life support
Treatment of choking
Neonatal life support
Advanced cardiac arrest algorithms
Shockable and non-shockable rhythms, defibrillation
Scenario-based training in the management of (imminent) cardiac arrest, severe trauma and special circumstances; with emphasis on non-technical skills and team approach
Post-resuscitation care and ethics
The Course is available to any healthcare professional who is registered as a Medical or Dental Practitioner, Intern, Junior Intern, Professional Nurse or Advanced Life Support Paramedic. Participants must be in possession of a valid ERC or AHA Basic Life Support Certificate.
HPCNA - CPD Accreditation
32 Continuing Education Units, including 2 CEU's for Ethics.
CPD Desk - Health Professional Council Namibia