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Pediatric Courses

Below you will find an assortment of

Advanced Pediatric and Infant courses to choose from

 Pediatric course calendar




Pediatric Emergency Care Curriculum: 

Target Audience:

  • EMS
  • Ambulatory care staff taking care of pediatric patients
  • ED front line staff
  • Acute care staff
  • PICU staff who are interested in a global front line understanding of pediatric emergent care           

 Pediatric Emergency Assessment- the ABC’s, PAT, and CAB’s of it all

  • This presentation will assist front line healthcare providers in developing a rapid systematic approach to pediatric assessment. It will also empower the health care providers to make a rapid determination of which primary hands on assessment is most appropriate for the situation. We will explore the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PATs), ABCs, and CABs as tools in pediatric assessment.

 The ABCs and C ABC’s of Pediatric Trauma

  • The traumatized child can be overwhelming for all care providers, especially those on the front lines of patient care. Staying focused on the ABC's of pediatric trauma will assist the health care provider to prioritize care. This will be an interactive discussion on understanding the unique pediatric response and the basics of pediatric trauma care.

 Pediatric TBI

  • Children can have a delayed and unique response to head trauma. This is a   brief overview of the key assessment components, monitoring techniques and   care considerations   of pediatric traumatic brain injury.  We will discuss the primary goal of all pediatric patients with head injury, as well as key aspects in their initial care.

Pediatric Shock

  • When a child presents with poor perfusion, it is imperative for the health care provider to be able to rapidly assess that patient and determine if he is in shock.    It is important to determine what the etiology of the shock is. Using the current pediatric shock recommendations, we will contrast and compare the four main types of pediatric shock and the initial treatment of each one.

Pediatric respiratory Emergencies

  • We will discuss the 4 main categories of respiratory illnesses in the pediatric patient and the key assessment tips for each one.  We will also discuss the   initial stabilization and treatment for each.

Pediatric basic Dysrhythmias

  • Emergent rhythm recognition for the pediatric patient is not as difficult once you correlate it to perfusion assessment. We will visualize and discuss each of the three main categories of pediatric cardiac rhythms and their emergent treatment, based on the AHA guidelines. Whether on a pediatric prehospital call or in the emergency department, this discussion is intended to help you stay focused and purposeful when dealing with pediatric cardiac rhythms. 

Pediatric Advanced Dysrhythmias

  • For those already familiar with the basics in recognition and treatment of the main cardiac dysrhythmias, this course will focus mostly on dysrhythmias in the post-op cardiac period.  What predisposes a patient to dysrhythmias, the four major dysrhythmias seen, and their initial treatment.  

Pediatric patients; Parents and Pitfalls

  • Dealing with pediatric patients can be stressful, even to the most experienced providers. This is an interactive class for anyone taking care of critically ill children. Much of the content is presented from the point of view of parents of patients in the  PICU who were asked to share a few things they wanted health care professionals to understand about taking care of their sick child. Other content comes from health care providers who have taken care of dying children and what they learned from those experiences.  Please come prepared to share your thoughts and pearls as well.

Pediatric Seizures:

  • Pediatric seizures are frightening for the families, and can be life threatening to the child.  Join us as we discuss some of the more common pediatric seizures, their etiologies and treatment.  We will view video clips of various seizure types as we discuss the initial goals of care for these patients. 

Extremes in Trauma: Geriatric and Pediatric Considerations

  • We all know kids are not just small adults- or, are they???   We are all taught that pediatric patients are not just small adults.  For many reasons this is indeed true.  However, let's look at the general responses to trauma in both the Geriatric and Pediatric patient.  Their similarities may just surprise you!

For more information regarding Pediatric courses at the Life Support Learning Center 

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