Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.
The main goal or objective of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support course is to improve the quality of care that is provided to seriously ill or injured children which will then result in improved outcomes.
Course content includes:
- Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
- 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
- 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
- Management of respiratory emergencies
- Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
- Vascular access
- Resuscitation team concept
- Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
- Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
Length of Course
Initial Provider Course requires approximately 12.5 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing. Renewal Course requires approximately 8.5 hours, including skills practice and skills testing.
*course time based on 1 instructor: 6 student: 2 manikins
Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout).
The cost of the PALS provider course is $400.
The renewal course is $300.
Who Should Take This Course?
The PALS course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies concerning infants and children.
These include individuals in:
- EMS providers
- Emergency response
- Emergency medicine
- Intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements
For more information:
Robert "Bubba" Hamilton