This class is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children, personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units.

Prerequisite:  Knowledge of current BLS skills, complete the Pre-Course Assessment in book with a 70% or greater, and have the book present at class.

Course Fee

PALS Initial/Renewal: $275
PALS Heartcode Skills: $95


Topics Covered

Course Learning Objectives:

After successfully completing‐ the PALS Course, students should be able to:

  • Perform high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) per AHA basic life support (BLS) recommendations
  • Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiate between and perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Implement post–cardiac arrest management