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January 1997

PALS Course Improves Preparedness for Pediatric Emergencies-Reply

Author Affiliations

Division of General Pediatrics Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center 818 Harrison Ave Boston, MA 02118
Rockville, Md

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997;151(1):107. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1997.02170380110025

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We thank Drs Waisman, Amir, and Mimouni for sharing their findings. Their data underscore the importance of the PALS course in assuring the acquisition of appropriate cognitive skills for the management of pediatric emergencies. The effect of the PALS course on the test scores of physicians and nurses with the least baseline knowledge is striking. The Israeli Medical Association is to be commended for their recommendation that the PALS course be mandatory for all pediatricians; we hope other countries will follow suit.

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