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- PALS Interactive Course Guide
- Release date: October 1, 2019
- Expiration date: October 1, 2022
- Estimated time to complete activity: 8 hours
- ANY device mobile or PC (with an internet connection) may be used to participate in this activity.
- If you have questions about the CME associated with this course you may contact Medical Education Resources at 800-421-3756. If you need immediate technical assistance please call acls-algorithms.com technical support at 316-243-7096.
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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of health care providers involved in the care of pediatric patients with the need for advance life support.
Statement of Need/Program Overview
To achieve mastery of PALS concepts and skills with minimal stress and anxiety which will lead to improved performance during pediatric emergencies and improve outcomes for pediatric patients during cardiac arrest and other pediatric emergencies.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Identify pediatric cardiac arrest and demonstrate/apply appropriate interventions
- Identify pediatric respiratory distress and respiratory failure and demonstrate/apply early management that will improve outcomes and prevent cardiac arrest
- Discuss pediatric post-cardiac arrest care and manage the cardiac arrest patient after ROSC (Return Of Spontaneous Circulation) occurs
- Recall key assessment and interventions for early recognition and management of pediatric shock
- Differentiate between pediatric patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
Jeffery T. Jack, RN/BSN
Christopher M. Jack RN, MSN, CNS, CCRN
The course lessons and topics may be viewed from the course lesson index page, and can also be viewed in the left hand navigation on a PC and below the content on mobile devices.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Medical Education Resources ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational programs. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.
The faculty reported NO financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity.
The content managers reported NO financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity.
Method of Participation
Participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, 2) study the educational activity, 3) complete the evaluation form , and 4) complete the posttest by recording the best answer to each question.
A statement of credit will be issued only upon completion of the activity, evaluation form, and posttest with a score of 70% or better. Statements of credit will be issued immediatly upon completion.
The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources and/or Jeffery Media Productions. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.
The CME and Contact Hours for this activity are provided free of charge with the purchase of any of the following subscriptions: PALS 2-week, PALS 1-month, PALS 3-month, PALS/ACLS 1-year. The 24 Hour Ultimate Cram PALS subscription does not include the free CME or Contact Hours.