PALS (Pediatric Advance Life Support)

This classroom-based course is built on a solid foundation of Pediatric BLS skills. A systematic approach and emphasis on team dynamics is used in our programs. Providers solidify their skills in treating pediatric victims of cardiac arrest, symptomatic bradycardia, V-tach/V-fib, various forms of shock, and other cardiopulmonary emergencies.

Prerequisites

Participants must have prior knowledge that will be in the PALS treatment algorithm such as identify ECG rhythms, pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and have mastered BLS provider skills. Unprepared or inexperienced students may require additional time to complete.

It is strongly recommended that students review the PALS course materials contained within the program and complete the Pre-course Self-Assessment prior to attempting the patient cases.

Primary Audience

PALS cater to healthcare providers who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. These providers include but not limited to:

  • Paramedics (A-EMT)
  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Medical Doctors (MD)
  • Pediatrician (PED)
  • Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  • Other providers who may work in EMS (emergency medical services), ER (emergency rooms), PICU (pediatric intensive care units) PCCU (pediatric critical care units) and other healthcare settings that cater to pediatrics.