PALS Courses

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The American Heart Association's (AHA) PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2020 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. PALS 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.

Please note:

  • Attending a PALS class does not also certify staff in BLS. Please refer to Policy 9905 for clarification.
  • Student manuals may be loaned out from the Matthew Fuller Library on the fifth floor of the main campus.
  • Access to the PALS Provider Manual eBook is included with HeartCode PALS. You will be able to access the Provider Manual from within the course.

We offer the AHA HeartCode educational model for clinical staff to complete their initial or recertification for PALS. HeartCode PALS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the AHA’s PALS course. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on session.

Once students complete the online self-directed course, they must complete a 4-hour hands-on skills practicum. The online course must be completed before the hands-on skills practicum. You will not be granted admission if the online course is not complete.