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What to expect for PALS and NRP/NLS?

Discussion in 'Pediatrics' started by devildoc2, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. devildoc2

    devildoc2 Banned Banned

    Jul 11, 2003
    I wont be able to get the books for these until 1 day before the course. Is that going to be a problem?

    I have a lot of time to study for the ACLS. If I'm able to know that stuff cold and then just study the differneces for PALS, will that be good enough to pass?

    What kind of stuff do they test you in the NRP/NLS?
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  3. Pedsmatch2009


    Feb 11, 2009
  4. generic

    generic Senile Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    Not that I'm there yet, but I've been looking it over ever since the PALS people told me I need to start studying the material "1 month in advance of the start of the course!"

    My feeling is that ACLS will help you...seems like the hard stuff (meaning hard to learn in 2 days) is the rhythms/EKG, protocols, familiarity with BLS, etc. So most of that should be stuff you get down in ACLS, no?

    At least that's what I'm hoping...good luck!
  5. edmadison

    edmadison 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    Lactate > 15
    PALS is much easier than ACLS in my opinion. I would certainly review the materials. It's pretty much about respiratory distress, shock and cardiac dysfunction. Don't get into the weeds. It's really looking at initial manage (first 10 minutes). The test is fairly reasonable. NRP is very straightforward, but the test can be a little nitpicky. Good luck.
  6. CarleneM

    CarleneM patent pending 7+ Year Member

    Jul 1, 2004
    Watertown, MA
    Do most programs included PALS as part of orientation???
  7. pmpkn219

    pmpkn219 2+ Year Member

    Sep 23, 2006
    I think everywhere I've interviewed has it during orientation.

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