Pediatric Advanced Life Support

During the current pandemic, StartCPR has reformatted all courses through our online portal in partnership with the AHA. PALS Provider courses are being completed entirely online; from your pretest to your instructor-led video, to the 50 question test. Once you have completed all of the above, the AHA will send you your course completion ecard. This format is only valid during the presence of COVID-19; we will return to the classroom when it is safe to do so.

The American Heart Association’s Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course is an instructor-led, classroom-based course that enhances healthcare providers’ skills in treatment of pediatric arrest and peri arrest patients. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.


The course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to teach and reinforce the importance of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics.

The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Course Content:

  • Emergency Cardiovascular Care

  • 1 and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use

  • 1 and 2-rescuer infant CPR

  • Management of respiratory emergencies

  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy

  • Vascular access

  • Resuscitation team concept

  • Cardiac, respiratory, and shock case discussions and simulations

  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment

  • 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

      Need BLS for Healthcare Provider? Choose this option when registering: 

     BLS Healthcare Provider Complete Course & Skills Session 

      Skills sessions (included) are conducted in our Hinsdale office several times weekly.                   Morning and evening sessions are available. Separate fee applies.


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.