14The PALS course is designed to provide pediatric healthcare providers with the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children and help improve outcomes.

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The PALS course covers:

  • concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment
  • BLS
  • PALS treatment algorithms
  • effective resuscitation
  • team dynamics

PALS training is intended for professionals who must be credentialed as a requirement for doing their jobs, including:

  • pediatricians
  • emergency room, family, and other physicians
  • physician assistants
  • nurses and nurse practitioners
  • intensive care and critical care providers
  • other providers required to initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies

Prepare for Class: Please review the below algorithms (they are in the book as well), its highly advised you download and study them as well as take the Pre-Test:

  1. PALS Algorithm, Shock, Respiratory & Immediate Post Cardiac Arrest Care

  2. Pre-Test: Available at www.heart.org/eccstudent Click on “Pre-course Assessment” Code word: palsprovider

Course length is approximately 14 hours for the full course.

Students must hold a Current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR card to take the course. If expired, you must complete the BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion challenge testing during the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and written exam, an additional $32. If you do not have an American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider card you must take a full course.

Students must pass a written exam and megacode skills test in order to qualify for an PALS Provider Course Completion Card.