Peditrica Life Support

Pediatric Advanced Life Support



Intended Audience:
For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.


Course Description:
The American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support course is based on science evidence from the 2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. The goal of the PALS course is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment; effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion; intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

Course Length: 14 hours approximately


Student Materials:

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course Guide - Includes PALS Student CD, PALS Precourse Checklist, PALS Pocket Reference Card
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course Guide & Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Manual

Instructor Materials:

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor Manual - Includes PALS Instructor CD, Scenario Cue Cards
  • PALS Course Video - Available on DVD or VHS
  • PALS Poster Set
  • PALS Emergency Cart Card Set
  • AHA Instructor Stopwatch


  • PALS Instructor Package (Includes all of the above)
  • Optional:  PALS Tabletop Flip Chart

Card Type: PALS Provider Card

Written/Skills Exam: Required for completion card