American Heart Association
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Course time: 8 -14.0 Hours. (Renewal course time: 6 – 8 Hours.)

The PALS Provider course is a two day course designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to manage the first ten minutes of an pediatric cardiac arrest.  The goal of the PALS course is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment; effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardio version; intravenous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

This course is intended for professionals such as:

  • pediatricians
  • emergency physicians
  • family physicians
  • physician assistants
  • nurses
  • nurse practitioners
  • paramedics
  • respiratory therapists,
  • and other healthcare providers who may have a need to initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.


**Check with your employer for certification requirements or call us at (800) 573-0106 .**

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 course materials, do not represent income to the Association.


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