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Pediatric Advance Life Support PALS

Pediatric Advance Life Support PALS this course is updated with the 2015 Update Guidelines and is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of this course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

This instructor-led course allows students to participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students with the Instructor work to complete the various BLS, ACLS, PALS skill practice stations and testing. Students must complete a written exam and receive a score of 84% or higher to successfully pass the class.

AUDIENCE: The PALS course is for healthcare professionals (certified / non-certified or licensed / non-licensed) who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in EMS, Emergency Medicine, ICU, CCU, Nurses, Physicians and others who need a PALS course to meet certain job, regulatory, or other requirements. This course DOES NOT teach ACLS. If you need a ACLS certification, see our Advance Cardiac Life Support course.


One and Two Rescuer Child CPR / AED use

One and Two Rescuer Infant CPR / AED use

Cardiac, respiratory, and shock case discussions

Cardiac, respiratory, and shock case simulations

Key Changes in PALS since 2010

Management of respiratory emergencies

Resuscitation team concepts

Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy

Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment

Vascular Access

COURSE FORMAT: This course is classroom-based which includes instructor, video, and skills interaction throughout the course. This course is approximately 14 hours in length for initial (Full Course), 8 hours in length for Update course, or 6 hours in length for Update course without optional stations.


Video-based course to ensure continuity and consistency

Instructor-led with hands-on to reinforce new skills and that of proficiency

Course is updated with the NEW SCIENCE

Practice stations for essential skills

Simulated clinical scenarios 

Active participation

CERTIFICATION: Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association PALS Provider course completion card this is valid for two years.