Monday, December 9, 2013 - Tuesday, December 10, 2013 8:00 AM - 11:45 AMCentral Time
Jackson Medical Mall, Thad Cochran Center350 West Woodrow Wilson DriveJackson, Mississippi 39213USA601-984-1300
Joan Bounds, Continuing Education, University of Mississippi Medical Center
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the association. A current BLS-HCP card is required before registering for this course. • Certification cards for PALS providers are valid for two years. It is the cardholder’s responsibility to contact a training center or institution to arrange for a renewal course and written exam. • PALS provider and renewal courses are limited to the first 12 qualified pre-paid registrants. For further information on evidence-based resuscitation guidelines, Provider and Instructor Course participants are encouraged to review the website http:// www.c2005.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3022512 PALS Instructors and Planners As an ACCME/ADA CERP accredited sponsor the University of Mississippi Schools of Medicine and Dentistry strives to insure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific integrity in all its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational activities. Speakers and planners for activities are required to disclose any commercial relationships or personal benefit that may be associated with the presentations. Speakers are also required to disclose when they have intent to discuss an unlabeled use of a product or intent to discuss a product that does not yet have the Federal Drug Administration’s approval for any use. All disclosures and nondisclosures are made known to the audience. REGISTRATION AND FEES Registration deadline for all courses is two weeks prior to the first day of each course. Registrations will not be accepted until the application is complete with all required prerequisites. Complete applications will be processed in the order they are received. CANCELLATION POLICY Full refunds for cancellation may be given if written request is received two weeks prior to the course. A prepaid registrant who is unable to attend may send a substitute. The Division of Continuing Health Professional Education reserves the right to cancel the program if sufficient pre-registrations are not received. In case of cancellation, all registrants will be notified and registration fees will be refunded. The cost of the textbook will also be assessed if not returned or not returned in like new condition. Sponsorship PALS is sponsored by the University of Mississippi Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, the University of Mississippi Medical Center Training Center, and the Department of Continuing Health Professional Education. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) The University of Mississippi Medical Center complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Any person who needs accommodation under the ADA should check the appropriate box on the registration form or call the Department of Continuing Health Professional Education at 601-984-1300. The University of Mississippi Medical Center offers equal opportunity in education and employment, M/F/D/V.
At the conclusion of each PALS Provider course, participants should be able to: • Describe the timely recognition and interventions required to prevent respiratory and cardiac arrest in any pediatric patient; • Describe the systematic approach to pediatric assessment by using the initial impression, primary and secondary assessments, and diagnostic tests; • Describe priorities and specific interventions for infants and children with respiratory and/or circulatory emergencies; • Describe the key elements of post-resuscitation management; • Perform effective, high-quality CPR when appropriate; • Perform effective respiratory management within scope of practice; • Select and administer the appropriate medications and electrical therapies; • Establish rapid vascular access; and • Demonstrate effective communication and team dynamics both as a team member and as a team leader.
The provider course is designed to assist pediatricians, house staff, emergency physicians, family physicians, nurses, dentists, paramedical personnel, respiratory therapists, and others with responsibilities for the well-being of infants and children.
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