Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Updated to reflect new science in the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
The PALS Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients.
This course uses pre-course preparation, didactic instruction, and active participation in learning stations and simulated cases to enhance the recognition and intervention of respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest.
PALS : $275
PALS Heartcode Skills: $95
***Note: Pre-course work and 2020 PALS Book are required. You will not be able to attend the course without proof of completion and E-book or Paper book.***
Please follow the instructions below to do your Pre-course assessment and Pre-course work and have access to all the study material. This is a new process for PALS that has just recently changed with the roll out of the most current AHA Guidelines. This process will look different than any previous PALS course you may have had. Now, the videos will be viewed prior to class through the above link and you will have more time in class for hands-on skills. The Pre-course work can take anywhere from 2-4 hours to complete. Only payment secures your seat.
Use the following steps to access the Student Resources:
1. Visit elearning.heart.org/courses.
2. Find the course name: 2020 PALS PRE-COURSE SELF-ASSESSMENT AND PRE-COURSE WORK
3. Once you find your course, select Launch Course to begin.
4. Email your certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.