Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a 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 goal of PALS is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. Upon successful completion of skills testing and written exam, students will earn an American Heart Association course completion card, valid for two years. Course length is two days, totaling 14.5 hours.
The "Precourse Preperation Checklist" and "Precourse Self-Assessment" must be completed prior to the course. This information is located in the student textbook.
Disclaimer: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in CPR and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. This material is supplied on a cost basis. Its use in an instructional course does not represent sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees for such a course do not represent income to the association.