AHA PALS Plus™: Post-Cardiac Arrest Care


AHA PALS Plus™ Post-Cardiac Arrest Care Module is a comprehensive learning experience designed to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide expert care to pediatric patients in the critical post-cardiac arrest phase. This module is an essential resource for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units, including physicians, nurses, paramedics, and other healthcare providers.

Learning Module

  1. Recognize the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of pediatric post-cardiac arrest syndrome.
    In this module, you will gain a deep understanding of the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of pediatric post-cardiac arrest syndrome. You will learn to recognize the subtle signs and symptoms, enabling you to respond promptly and effectively to provide the best possible care to your patients.
  2. Implement cardiac monitoring as part of post-cardiac arrest care.
    Cardiac monitoring is a critical aspect of post-cardiac arrest care. This module will guide you in the proper placement and interpretation of cardiac monitors, ensuring that you can monitor and assess your patient's cardiac status accurately.
  3. Implement respiratory support for the intubated child during post-cardiac arrest care.
    Learn how to provide optimal respiratory support to intubated pediatric patients during the crucial post-cardiac arrest period. We'll cover strategies for ventilation and oxygenation that can significantly impact patient outcomes.
  4. Implement neurologic support and monitoring during post-cardiac arrest care.
    Neurologic support is paramount in post-cardiac arrest care. This module will empower you to assess and manage neurological issues effectively, ensuring you provide your young patients the best care possible.
  5. Monitor for and manage other physiologic, organ, and secondary complications of post-cardiac arrest syndrome.
    Post-cardiac arrest syndrome can lead to various physiological, organ, and secondary complications. This module will prepare you to identify and manage these complications promptly, contributing to improved patient outcomes.
  6. Formulate outcomes and prognostication after cardiac arrest.
    Understanding the outcomes and prognostication following cardiac arrest is vital. This module will equip you with the knowledge and tools to discuss potential outcomes with patients' families and make informed decisions regarding post-arrest care.
  7. Describe recovery after cardiac arrest.
    The journey to recovery after cardiac arrest is often complex. This module will help you understand the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of recovery, allowing you to support your patients and their families through this challenging process.


This module is dedicated to personnel in various healthcare settings, including:

  • Emergency response
  • Emergency medicine
  • Intensive care and
  • Critical care units

Targeted professionals:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics and
  • Other healthcare providers

Continuing Education (CE) Information

The AHA PALS Plus™ Post-Cardiac Arrest Care Module offers an unparalleled opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in providing post-cardiac arrest care to pediatric patients. By the end of this module, you will be better equipped to recognize, manage, and support young patients during the critical post-arrest phase, ultimately contributing to improved patient outcomes and a higher standard of care in your healthcare setting. Thank you for your dedication to advancing your expertise in this critical field.

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