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Interprofessional Pediatric Mock Codes

The purpose of this course is to provide the learners with the critical skills necessary to respond and manage a Pediatric Code Blue situation.

This course will provide an opportunity for participants to activate the Code Blue process and demonstrate effective pediatric advanced life support (PALS) skills while using effective communication. The skills to be reviewed include use of equipment on the crash cart, application and use of the defibrillator/AED, and demonstration of effective airway management and CPR.

The interprofessional team members will utilize their leadership skills to engage in the decision making process based on situational awareness. This course will bridge the gap between both theory and essential clinical skills by addressing cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains through participation in a simulated interprofessional Pediatric Code Blue scenario.

Learning objectives

  • Demonstrate immediate recognition of pediatric patient in distress.
  • Activate the emergency response system. 
  • Demonstrate effective basic life support skills ie: CPR and AED application.
  • Identify items in the pediatric crash cartDescribe the roles of the interprofessional Pediatric Code Blue team members.
  • Describe the roles of the interprofessional Pediatric Code Blue team members.
  • Integrate effective communication techniques during the resuscitation and while delivering an effective hand off communication report.

Expected outcomes

  • Learners will identify change in patient condition.
  • Learners will effectively activate emergency response team.
  • Learners will demonstrate effective use of Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life 
  • Support (PALS) Protocols based on situational awareness.
  • Learners will use effective communication with interprofessional team members while providing care to the patient.
  • Learners will demonstrate proper hand-off communication during and after resuscitation.

Prerequisite

  • BLS Certified

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