EMS 164 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (2 CR)
(FORMERLY EMS 235 WITH EMS 174 and EMS 176)
This course is designed to provide the paramedic student with the skills
and knowledge to handle pediatric emergencies in the pre-hospital setting.
Pediatric patients are not treated as “young” adults. They are a distinct
population with different responses to injuries than adults.
- By the completion of EMS 164 the paramedic candidate will be able to demonstrate entry level cognitive and psychomotor competency with the skills and knowledge to handle pediatric emergencies in the pre-hospital setting.
Measurement of Objective
- Student must achieve a passing score of 85% on the written Advanced Pediatric Life Support (PALS) written exam. This exam measures the paramedic candidate’s ability to critically think through the process of gathering patient assessment data and the ability to rule out nonessential patient information to develop a basic clinical diagnosis. This exam also measures the candidate’s ability to treat dynamic cardiac rhythm interpretation and nationally approved pediatric pre-hospital care.
- Student must achieve a passing score if 100% on Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) practical exam. This hands on exam measures the paramedic candidate on their ability to problem solve during cardiopulmonary resuscitation using advanced life support interventions.
- Successful completion of EMS 164 will lead to progression as a Paramedic candidate for certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Completion of this course will meet requirements for entry into the second semester of the Paramedic Program. Students who have successfully demonstrated cognitive and psychomotor entry level competency will also be awarded a certification as a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider.
Prerequisite: Instructor Permission Required
Corequisites: EMS 160, EMS 161, EMS 162, EMS 163,
and EMS 166.