Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a 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 the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.
The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies involving infants and children. These include personnel in 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.
The course features classroom-based and is designed for learners to critically think about pediatric emergencies debrief in an instructor lead group environment. The class uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency.
The PALS Provider class is a 2-day session designed for the new provider seeking to establish a solid foundation of pediatric critical care training.
The PALS Update class is a 1-day course designed for the provider that requires updated material and to renew their certification, which is valid for 2 years.