This American Heart Association course gives advanced health care providers skills to better recognize and treat critically ill infants and children.
The goal of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course is to provide the learner with:
- Information needed to recognize infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest
- Information and strategies needed to prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children
- The cognitive and psychomotor skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize infants and children in respiratory failure, shock or cardiopulmonary arrest.
Intended Audience: Pediatricians, house staff, emergency physicians, family physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who are responsible for the well-being of infants and children.
Please note: This is the New Provider course. If you have never taken PALS before, or if it has been more than two years since you took a refresher, this is the course you need.
There is a mandatory pre-test for this course. On page ii of your PALS manual, at the bottom, is a code. Enter that code on to http://heart.org/eccstudent for the pretest, and bring a print out of your results, along with your PALS manual, to the course with you.
The American Heart Association requires that all students have the PALS manual for class. The manual can be purchased from:
This course covers quite a lot of material, and it is strongly recommended that all students take the time to study the materials before class.
Class starts promptly at the listed start time. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before class is scheduled to start, so that you may sign in and the instructor can go over any administrative information that needs to be covered. All students must be in class by 15 minutes after class start time. Any student who is not in class by then must reschedule their course. No refunds will be issued.