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NSER 7650 - Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Nursing Specialty Emergency Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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Course Details

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a video-based, Instructor-led, advanced course, that focuses on a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.


​ A current HSFC BLS for Healthcare Provider (C)



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Students will have the opportunity to learn, practice and demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:
    • Perform high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) per Heart and Stroke.
    • Foundation basic life support (BLS) recommendations.
    • Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention.
    • Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds of recognition.
    • Apply team dynamics.
    • Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure.
    • Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure.
    • Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock.
    • Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock.
    • Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias.
    • Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias.
    • Implement post–cardiac arrest management.
    • Students will practice the application of these and other skills in simulated cases and will practice both as Team Leader and team member.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2019

Related Programs

NSER 7650 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Emergency Nursing Specialty (Pediatric Emergency Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  2. Pediatric Emergency Nursing Specialty
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate


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