Classroom Course icon Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and 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 the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Features

  • Classroom-based courses work well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning
  • Course includes realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual pediatric patient videos and lifelike simulations
  • Course is comprehensive and includes our systematic approach to assess and treat pediatric patients in emergency situations
  • Course uses a hands-on class format to reinforce skills proficiency
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Purchase Options

AHA Training Centers

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AHA Approved Distributors

Visit one of our Distributors to purchase course materials.

Channing Bete Company Inc.

Laerdal Medical Corporation

WorldPoint

AHA eBooks

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Course Content

  • High-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR
  • Recognition of patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest early and application of CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiation between respiratory distress and failure
  • Early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiation between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiation between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Post–cardiac arrest management

Additional Information

Instructor Materials

  • 15-1051 PALS DVD Set
  • 15-1047 PALS Instructor Manual
  • 15-3122 PALS Instructor Manual eBook
  • 15-1048 PALS Instructor Package, including:
    • PALS Instructor Manual
    • PALS Provider Manual
    • 2 PALS DVD Sets
    • PALS Poster Set
    • PALS Emergency Crash Cart Cards
  • 15-1049 PALS Poster Set

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Student Materials

  • 15-1058 PALS Provider Manual (includes PALS Pocket Reference Card)
  • 15-3120 PALS Provider Manual eBook (includes PALS Digital Reference Card)
  • 15-1050 PALS Emergency Crash Cart Cards
  • 15-1046 PALS Pocket Reference Card
  • 15-3121 PALS Digital Reference Card

  • Full course: 13 hours 40 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch
  • Update course, with all optional stations: 8 hours 20 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch
  • Update without optional stations: 6 hours 20 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch

Students who successfully complete the PALS Course will receive a PALS Provider course completion card (print or eCard), valid for two years:

  • Actively participate in, practice and complete all learning stations
  • Complete the open-resource written exam with a minimum score of 84%
  • Pass the 1- and 2-Rescuer Child BLS With AED and 1- and 2-Rescuer Infant BLS Skills Tests
  • Pass 2 PALS core case scenarios (1 cardiac and 1 respiratory or shock) as a team leader, providing appropriate medical treatment and demonstrating effective team dynamics

Change Notice
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Posters
ISBN 978-1-61669-550-7, AHA Product Number 15-1049

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT – PALS Provider Course
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 12.75 Advanced CEHs, activity number 16-AMHA-F2-0338.

By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

**CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of participation. CME/CE credit will no longer be available once the six-month credit claiming period has elapsed.
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ACCREDITATION STATEMENT – PALS Update Course
Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 7.00 Advanced CEHs, activity number 16-AMHA-F2-0337.

By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

**CAPCE credit must be claimed within 6 months of participation. CME/CE credit will no longer be available once the six-month credit claiming period has elapsed.

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