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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 select the PALS Provider INITIAL class. We require a copy of your valid card immediately after registering. 


Initial: $175

Recertification: $125  


*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. 

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