Pediatric Scenarios in Development for Use With Laerdal's SimBaby™ Infant Simulator

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Scenarios built around the AHA's Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course.

Laerdal Medical Corporation, one of the world's leading providers of Healthcare Solutions, has partnered with the American Heart Association to release new scenarios for the American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course for use with Laerdal's SimBaby Infant Simulator.

The PALS scenarios are based on science evidence from the 2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC and a new teaching methodology. The goal of the PALS course is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes.

The scenarios address major learning objectives geared toward critical pediatric care. These scenarios can be used not only in conjunction with the association's PALS courses, but in a variety of settings where assessment and management of critical ill newborns is a priority. The package contains 21 core scenarios and four skills teaching scenarios. All core scenarios require learners to take critical action steps using a systematic approach in order to successfully complete the scenarios.

The 21 core scenarios are divided into three main areas: Respiratory scenarios, Shock scenarios and Cardiac scenarios. The four skills teaching scenarios allow the instructor to work with participants in a manner that allows for more coaching and hands-on time teaching of CPR, airway management and other relevant psychomotor skills.

The PALS scenarios are expected to be available in March 2009 for $3,750.

Laerdal Medical, one of the world's leading providers of Healthcare Solutions, is dedicated to helping save lives with products and services for Simulation, Airway Management, Immobilization, Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, Patient Care, Self-Directed Learning, and Medical Education. Additionally, a complete line of Education and Technical Services, Courseware and Consulting Services is available. Laerdal is pleased to serve all health care providers and educators, from the lay rescuer to the medical professional. For more information, visit http://www.laerdal.com.

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