Pediatric Cardiac Arrests
Pediatric cardiac arrests are rare but do occasionally happen in the prehospital setting. These patients can be difficult to manage along with stressful circumstances on scene, causing some EMS providers to struggle with these calls. This activity outlines the evaluation and management of pediatric cardiac arrests and highlights areas of improvement of managing these critical patients. This course will review current PALS guidelines, best practices, and case reviews to ensure the learner has a robust learning experience.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of EMS providers.
- Describe the signs and symptoms of shock and pending cardiac arrest pediatric patients.
- Outline the management for cardiac arrest pediatric patients.
- Summarize ROSC guidelines and transport decisions for the pediatric cardiac arrest patient.
Alec Coston, MD
Sarah Myers, EMS Director
Disclosure: There are no relevant financial relationships to report for those individuals in a position to control the content of this CME Activity
Accreditation: The HCA Healthcare Continental Division is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: The HCA Healthcare Continental Division designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Commercial Support: This Activity was developed without support from any ineligible company.*The ACCME defines ineligible companies as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Note: The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests – unless the provider of clinical services is owned, or controlled by, and ACCME defined ineligible company.
Disclosure: The HCA Healthcare Continental Division is committed to providing CME that is balanced, objective, and evidenced-based. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Integrity and Independence all parties involved in content development are required to disclose all conflicts of interest with ACCME defined ineligible companies. The HCA Healthcare Continental Division has identified, reviewed, and mitigated all conflicts of interest that speakers, authors, course directors, planners, peer reviewers, or relevant staff disclose prior to the delivery of any educational activity. The CME planning committee who are in a position to control the content of this CME Activity, have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™HCA Healthcare Continental Division is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
HCA Healthcare Continental Division designates this for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Attendance
Register for the activity and create a profile including login/password.
Review the required accreditation information: Target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
Complete the entire activity.
Complete the post-test assessments.
Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 70%.
Complete the evaluation survey.
Obtain a certificate.