Pediatric Advanced Life Support

In Canada, allied health workers who work in pediatric areas or handle pediatric patients on a day-to-day basis are highly encouraged to receive CPR training, specializing in pediatric management. Windsor First Aid is home to different training programs on first aid, cardiopulmonary rescuscitation, and food safety. By far, cardiopulmonary resuscitation is the most popular – especially the Advanced Life Support programs available to allied health professionals and workers.  Pediatric Advanced Life Support or PALS is one of the twoALS programs in Windsor First Aid. Its curriculum focuses on the management of pediatric cardiorespiratory emergencies in organized medical set-ups, like a hospital or a place accessible medical equipment.

If you have previously taken Basic Life Support training (for healthcare providers) and want to take Advanced Life Support classes on pediatric CPR, just remember to bring your valid BLS credentials when signing up. The program targets allied health professionals who work with pediatric patients but anyone with a BLS for HCP credential can sign up.

The Sign Up: PALS

Signing up for the PALS program at Windsor First Aid is easy. Unlike other training providers that often take days to process a trainee’s application, we process all applications within a single business day. This is because a large volume of our students are able to start their enrollment early with the application form below. Just enter your data in the blank fields and click submit – we will immediately receive your application and can process it as soon as the next business day starts. On top of that, our staff is quick to reply to inquiries made via e-mail or telephone, further speeding up the application process of many of our trainees.

The Big Deal about Pediatric CPR Management

Managing pediatric cardiorespiratory emergencies is very different from handling adult patients. While the same concepts are used in adult and pediatric CPR management, a lot of the techniques are modified because of the immaturity and small size of a child. Less force is used during compressions and medication dosages are adjusted, to name a few. By enrolling in our Pediatric Advanced Life Support program, a trainee learns how to perform pediatric assessment, infant and toddler CPR, pediatric CPR (school age children), and about pediatric pharmacology and defibrillation – skills that are used in an organized medical set-up.

But what is the big deal with pediatric CPR management? Cardiac emergencies are not as common in adult as they are in adult but they are more fatal. Cardiac problems have different causes, risk factors, and symptoms, making it very hard to recognize them early on. Even with CPR, the fatality of cardiac arrest in children is very high. Adequately performed CPR is important in improving the outcomes of cardiac emergencies in children.

Program details:

  • The PALS program is 14 hours long, with several sessions, lectures, and return demonstrations spread out over two days
  • Training costs 270 dollars, inclusive of workbooks, training materials, and certificates.
  • Credentials are only valid for three years.
  • PALS refresher courses are available as well; just inquire with our administrative staff.

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