Pediatric Advanced Life Support
For healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units
What does this course teach?
The PALS Provider Course aims to improve outcomes for pediatric patients by preparing healthcare providers to effectively recognize and intervene in patients with respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest using high‐performance team dynamics and high‐quality individual skills. The course includes a series of case scenario practices with simulations reinforcing important concepts. Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students must pass the multiple-choice exam with a minimum score of 84%. Topics include:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to
Perform high‐quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) per American Heart Association (AHA) basic life support (BLS) recommendations
Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds
Apply team dynamics
Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure
Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
Implement post-cardiac arrest management
The AHA has adopted an open resource policy for exams, including the AHA PALS Provider manual or our free study guide.
Please do not choose the PALS Provider RENEWAL class if you do not possess a current/valid AHA PALS Provider card/certification; during the registration process, please choose the PALS Provider INITIAL class.
*Recertification requires a valid/current AHA PALS card
Receive your AHA Certification Card immediately after class completion.
Valid for 2 years.
Need BLS? Choose this option when registering: Online eLearning BLS Provider CPR & Skills Session.
You can complete your skills session on the day of your PALS class, which saves time!
A separate fee applies for this course add-on.