2020 AHA PALS Provider Manual
Provider manual for course designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients.
The AHA PALS Provider Manual, for use by a single student, contains all the information students need to successfully complete the AHA PALS Course, including information needed before, during, and after class.
Updated to reflect new science in the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
The PALS Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients.
This course uses pre-course preparation, didactic instruction, and active participation in learning stations and simulated cases to enhance the recognition and intervention of respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest.
Includes the PALS Reference Card, which is also sold separately, #20-1118
Course Learning Objectives:
After successfully completing the PALS Course, students should be able to:
Perform high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) per AHA 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
Apply team dynamics
Differentiate between and 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