Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.

PALS Course Options

HeartCode® PALS Self-paced Online Learning

HeartCode® PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.

This program uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.

After completing the online course, students will be scheduled to practice and test their skills with one of our instructors and upon successful completion of the skills test students receive a course completion card.


Traditional Classroom Learning

100% classroom training means students are with an AHA instructor for their entire learning experience. PALS is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.


Prerequisites

Candidates must have a current Basic Life Support CPR card when they register.

* The American Heart Association requires you to have a current copy of the student manual for this course. If you already own one or have access to one before, during, and after the class, you do not need to purchase one. Student manuals may be picked up by appointment. Books that are not picked up in advance will be delivered in class.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS and PALS, and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.