Pediatric Advanced Life Support Simulation Training

Chicago, IL US
August 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Learning Objectives and Target Audience

At the conclusion of this activity, participatants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate high quality CPR automated external defibrillator per AHA Basic Life Support recommendations;
  • Differentiate between pediatric patients who do and do not require immediate CPR intervention;
  • Recognize signs of cardiopulmonary arrest quickly in order to begin CPR within 10 seconds;
  • Describe techniques to work effectively with other members of the healthcare team during pediatric cardiac arrest;
  • Recognize differences between respiratory distress and failure in order to demonstrate early interventions;
  • Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock;
  • Distinguish between unstable and stable pediatric patients with arrhythmias;
  • State how to implement post cardiac arrest management.
This activity has been designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals interested in providing high quality care to pediatric patients suffering from cardiac arrest.
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Melissa Cappaert
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.25 Participation
Event starts: 
08/01/2017 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
06/30/2018 - 3:00pm
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UCM Simulation Center
5814 S. Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
United States


  Diane Mitchell, MD
  Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Accreditation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
Please note that credit is only available to University of Chicago and NorthShore Univerisity HealthSystem affiliates.

Accreditation Period

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Registration: Internal participants can register in Oracle.
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