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Course Offerings

Upcoming Course Dates

Spring: March 12-13, 2015
Fall: TBD, 2015

Location: University of Wisconsin Hospital - Clinical Simulation Center, 600 Highland Ave. Madison, WI

Registration Information


Spring Course
March 12-13, 2015

SAMPLE COURSE AGENDA

Course Day One

Time Activity
7:30 Breakfast
8:00 Welcome/Introductions
8:10 Course Overview
8:15 Overview of PALS Science
8:30 Respiratory and Vascular Videos
9:00 Resuscitation Team Concept
9:30 Break
9:45 Skills Stations
• BLS
• Respiratory
• Rhythm and Vascular
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Overview of Pediatric Assessment
1:10 Overview of Learning Stations
1:15 Core Case Discussion: Respiratory Cases
1:30 Respiratory Case Simulations
3:00 Break
3:15 Core Case Discussion: Shock Cases
3:30 Shock Case Simulations
5:00 Adjourn

Course Day Two

Time Activity
7:30 Breakfast
8:00 Overview of Day 2
8:15 Core Case Discussion: Cardiac Cases
8:30 Cardiac Case Simulations
10:00 Break
10:15 Core Case Discussion: Putting It All Together
11:15 Course Summary & Testing Details
11:30 Lunch
12:15 Written Test
1:15 Core Case Testing
3:15 Break
3:30 Office Emergencies
4:15 ABCDEFG in the Office
5:00 Adjourn

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Course Goals

Upon successful completion of the PALS PALS Plus course you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate management of life-threatening pediatric illness, including:
    1. recognition and management of respiratory and circulatory emergencies
    2. identification and treatment of rhythm disturbances
    3. medication administration
    4. understanding of PALS algorithms and flow charts.
  2. Perform the following skills oriented to the pediatric patient using high fidelity simulation:
    1. high quality CPR
    2. electrical therapy
    3. airway management
    4. I/O access
    5. fluid and medication delivery.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication and leadership during a simulated pediatric emergency.

Elements of Competence

This CME activity has been designed to change learner knowledge and competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, and interpersonal and communication skills.


Accreditation Information

We are authorized to offer AHA Provider Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support upon successful completion of the course and the AHA PALS examination. The course covers essential PALS material required to receive AHA certification.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for 1.40 continuing education units (CEUs) or 14.0 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the activity handout materials.

Needs Statement

Many medical professionals caring for pediatric patients are required to maintain American Heart Association Certification in Pediatrics Advanced Life Support in order to effectively manage critically ill infants and children.

Target Audience and Scope of Practice

This course is intended for practicing physicians, registered nurses, physician assistants, and paramedics - specifically those who care for ill children in an emergency department, an inpatient hospital setting, and a prehospital setting.

For Further Information

For course information, please contact pals [at] pediatrics [dot] wisc [dot] edu (PALS) at (608) 263-8552.


The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements.

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Any participant in this educational activity who may need accommodations should notify pals [at] pediatrics [dot] wisc [dot] edu (PALS) at 608-263-8552.

Fall Course
TBD, 2015

SAMPLE COURSE AGENDA

Course Day One

Time Activity
7:30 Breakfast
8:00 Welcome/Introductions
8:10 Course Overview
8:15 Overview of PALS Science
8:30 Respiratory and Vascular Videos
9:00 Resuscitation Team Concept
9:30 Break
9:45 Skills Stations
• BLS
• Respiratory
• Rhythm and Vascular
12:45 Lunch
1:30 Overview of Pediatric Assessment
1:40 Overview of Learning Stations
1:45 Core Case Discussion: Respiratory Cases
2:00 Respiratory Case Simulations
3:00 Core Case Discussion: Shock Cases
3:15 Shock Case Simulations
4:15 Break
4:30 Core Case Discussion: Cardiac Cases
4:45 Cardiac Case Simulations
5:45 Adjourn

Course Day Two

Time Activity
7:30 Breakfast
8:00 Overview of Day 2
8:15 Core Case Discussion: Putting It All Together
9:30 Course Summary & Testing Details
9:35 Written Test
10:30 Core Case Testing
12:00 Adjourn

Register Online

Course Goals

Upon successful completion of the PALS PALS Plus course you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate management of life-threatening pediatric illness, including:
    1. recognition and management of respiratory and circulatory emergencies
    2. identification and treatment of rhythm disturbances
    3. medication administration
    4. understanding of PALS algorithms and flow charts.
  2. Perform the following skills oriented to the pediatric patient using high fidelity simulation:
    1. high quality CPR
    2. electrical therapy
    3. airway management
    4. I/O access
    5. fluid and medication delivery.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication and leadership during a simulated pediatric emergency.

Elements of Competence

This CME activity has been designed to change learner knowledge and competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, and interpersonal and communication skills.


Accreditation Information

We are authorized to offer AHA Provider Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support upon successful completion of the course and the AHA PALS examination. The course covers essential PALS material required to receive AHA certification.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for 1.15 continuing education units (CEUs) or 11.5 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the activity handout materials.

Needs Statement

Many medical professionals caring for pediatric patients are required to maintain American Heart Association Certification in Pediatrics Advanced Life Support in order to effectively manage critically ill infants and children.

Target Audience and Scope of Practice

This course is intended for practicing physicians, registered nurses, physician assistants, and paramedics - specifically those who care for ill children in an emergency department, an inpatient hospital setting, and a prehospital setting.

For Further Information

For course information, please contact pals [at] pediatrics [dot] wisc [dot] edu (PALS) at (608) 263-8552.


The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements.

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Any participant in this educational activity who may need accommodations should notify pals [at] pediatrics [dot] wisc [dot] edu (PALS) at 608-263-8552.


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