Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS): Refresher
In order to qualify for an ACLS/PALS Refresher class, your current provider certification must be current and not be expired more than 2 months. A copy of your current card will be required to confirm your attendance at a refresher class.
PALS, developed by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, focuses on critical issues in pediatric resuscitation for health care providers. There is a very clear emphasis on priorities in assessment and management of the ill or injured child. The practical application of cognitive and psychomotor skills in pediatric resuscitation situations is emphasized in case presentations.
Participants in the PALS course will have an opportunity to practice emergency techniques such as intraosseous needle insertion, ventilating a child with a bag valve mask, intubation, umbilical line insertion and cardioversion/defibrillation of a child.
This half-day refresher course is designed for professionals who have a solid understanding of the ACLS provider course content - pediatricians, house staff, emergency physicians, family physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who are responsible for the well-being of infants and children.
- "This course shall help me immensely in recognizing warning signs early and to be able to apply essential measures early."
- "Increased my understanding of how to appropriately & effectively treat my patients...help me to anticipate sicker patients, improve my assessments and my ability to anticipate the next step when working with pediatric patients."
Registration forms and payment must be received no later than 14 days prior to the selected class date. Registration fee must be sent with the registration form to confirm attendance. All registrations are accepted and confirmed on a first come/first pay basis. Early registration is recommended although not guaranteed, as classes are limited in attendance. In the event that a class will accept registrations less than 14 days prior to the class date, registrations will only be accepted with a credit card payment.
|PR, RT, Paramedic, A-EMT-CC, PHARM||$110.00*|
|Upstate Medical University Student||$60.00|
|Student of Another Institution||$90.00|
In order to process refunds for course withdrawals, cancellations must be received in writing to the EM-STAT Center or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org postmarked no later than 14 days prior to the selected class date. A refund will be issued minus a $25.00 administrative fee for all cancellations made more than 14 days prior to class date; no refunds will be issued thereafter.
A $25.00 administrative fee will be charged to any participant who has registered for a class but then requests to move to a different class. A person will not be allowed to start the class until this fee is paid.
SUNY Upstate Medical University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at any time due to any unforeseen circumstances or limited attendance. A minimum of 12 confirmed registrants are required to hold a class. In the event of cancellation or postponement, SUNY Upstate Medical University will refund the registration fee associated with the class, but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, and travel agencies.