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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Initial Course

PALS Initial Course
Course Price

$225.00 Includes Manual

  • See Course Calendar
  • Same Day 2 Year American Heart Association Certification pending successful completion of written and MegaCode Testing

The 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.

The PALS course covers:

  • pediatric emergencies
  • 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: PALS15

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 $42. 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.

Approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS), for 12.00 Advanced CEHs, activity number 11-AMHA-F2-0119.

AHA Disclaimer: 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. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA materials, do not represent income to the Association.