Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course - American Heart Association

For healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.

For students seeking first-time or renewal credentialed PALS training.

  • Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardio-pulmonary arrest
  • The systematic approach to pediatric assessment
  • Effective respiratory management
  • Validate skills for 1- and 2-person CPR and AED skills for infant and child
  • Defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion
  • Intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • Video-based course with instructor-led discussion and simulation
  • Students work as effective team members in various roles in the 12 core cases
  • Student materials include pre-course self-assessment to identify knowledge gaps for advance study
  • Classroom format is ideal for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

American Heart Association PALS Provider Course Completion Card valid for two years.

During the course, an AHA PALS Instructor leads discussion around video-based lessons and simulation. Students participate in 12 core cases. An AHA PALS Instructor works with students as they complete their skills practice and skills testing. Students must also complete a written exam.

Course cost