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Out-of-Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

Good outcomes are rare when a child goes into cardiac arrest in the prehospital setting. Most EMS professionals are trained to use PALS, but is there a better way to improve these outcomes? This session will demonstrate how Polk County Fire Rescue went from 0% to 45% survival in out-of-hospital pediatric cardiac arrest patients through calculated changes in care and patient preparation.

Course Type: Full-length Course

Course Duration: 60 min

Pediatric Septic Shock

Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in pediatric patients in the US. In the past, little was known about proper prehospital identification and often treatment was not provided. Luckily, a shift in focus on sepsis has lower mortality rates from 9% to 4.5%. This course will explain sepsis and how it impacts pediatric patients and describe how to identify and treat sepsis for more successful outcomes.

Course Type: Full-length Course

Course Duration: 60 min