Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Retraining

Start Date: Wednesday, February 12 2014
End Date: Wednesday, February 12 2014
Time: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Fee:
Course Overview:
THIS PALS COURSE IS CANCELED
 
PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT (PALS) RETRAINING COURSE
 
PARTICIPANTS SHOULD TAKE PALS NEW PROVIDER COURSE IF THEIR PALS CERTIFICATION HAS EXPIRED.  PARTICIPANTS WITH CURRENT CERTIFICATION CAN ENROLL IN THE RETRAINING COURSE.
 
COURSE OVERVIEW
The focus of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Recertification Course is to discuss the various aspects of ALS for infants and children.  The ultimate goal of PALS is to improve the care of the pediatric patient in the emergency care setting and to increase the skill and confidence of healthcare professionals who care for children.  The curriculum includes lectures, skill stations, and interactive sessions that integrate knowledge and skills into a clinically useful discipline.
 
TARGET AUDIENCE
The course is designed for physicians, physician extenders, nurses, paramedics, and others who are interested in improving skills in the emergency care of infants and children.
 
REGISTRATION FEE/MEETING MATERIALS
Please note that a mailing address needs to be provided in order to receive PALS course materials.  The PALS manual, PALS instruction/on-line pre-test letter, and map to the PALS course location will not be provided until the registration fee is paid in full.  It is highly recommended to allow a full two weeks of study time for successful completion of the course.
 
ACCREDITATION/DESIGNATION/FACULTY/PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS
Henry Ford Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Henry Ford Health System designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  In compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, all individuals in a position to control/influence the content of this activity are required to disclose relevant financial interests of their own or spouse or partners with any commercial interests and/or non-FDA approved use of a drug or a device that is included in the presentation.
 
HEARING IMPAIRED STATEMENT
Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our guests who are deaf or hard-of-hearing have equal access to all the services provided by our facilities.  We provide, at no cost, the auxiliary aids and services including sign language interpreters, TTYs, and other assistive listening devices for effective communications.  To request assistance, please call (313) 916-1896 or email hardofhearingprogram@hfhs.org.
 
COURSE PREPARATION
Knowledge and skills are tested in this course; therefore, advance preparation is strongly recommended.  Course participants will receive PALS materials prior to the course.  Pre-course assessment must be completed prior to the date of the PALS course.  Participants must show pre-course assessment results and evidence of current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and current certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
 
7:30 am Check-in/Registration
7:45 am Introduction
8:00 am Pediatric Assessment/PALS Science Overview
9:15 am - 12:15 pm             

Skill Stations:
-Advanced Airway
-Infant/Child CPR+AED
-Cardiac Dysrhythmias
-Vascular Access

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch and Resuscitation Team Concept
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Case Scenarios and Testing
-Shoc
k
-Respiratory Failure
-Cardiac

 
COURSE FEES
The registration fee for this course is as follows:  HFHS Employees - $150.00, non-HFHS participants - $175.00.  Make checks payable to HFH DEM - PALS.  Henry Ford Hospital is an approved provider of the American Heart Association courses.  Fees charged do not represent income to the American Heart Association.
 
COURSE LOCATION
The course will be held at the Center for Simulation Education and Research, E&R Basement, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI, 48202. 
 
COURSE CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellation by Student:  50% registration fee reimbursement or reschedule course for cancellation notice received one week prior to the course.  No registration fee reimbursement for cancellation notice received within one week of the course unless approved by director
 
Cancellation by Director:  Class may be canceled at the discretion of the Director if less than 15 participants have registered for the course.  Registration fees will be reimbursed or forwarded to the next course date per the registrant.
 
COURSE INQUIRIES
For more information, please contact:
 
Ruth Queenan, RN, PALS Coordinator
313-585-6869
313-640-2302 (voicemail)
 
Julia Hays, MD, PALS Director
 
 
FUTURE PALS COURSES
 

PALS NEW PROVIDER

PALS RETRAINING

Wed., March 19 and Thr., March 20, 2014 Wed., March 19, 2014
Wed., April 16 and Thr., April 17, 2014 Wed., April 16, 2014

Tue., June 10 and Wed., June 11, 2014
PHYSICIANS ONLY

Tue., June 10, 2014
PHYSICIANS ONLY
Wed., August 20 and Thr., August 21, 2014 Wed., August 20, 2014
Wed., October 22 and Thr., October 23, 2014 Wed., October 22, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Venue: Henry Ford Hospital, Main Campus, Center for Simulation Education and Research, E&R Basement
Professional Credit:
Credit Type Sponsor Credits
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) (TM) 4.50
Non-Physician Credit Hours 4.50