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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider course enables healthcare professionals to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to better recognize and treat critically ill infants and children. The course materials are scenario-based, and a team approach is used to teach emergency management of pediatric patients approaching or already in respiratory or cardiac arrest, from the early minutes through patient stabilization and/or the transport phases of a pediatric emergency, in or out of the hospital.

Target Group

The PALS course is designed for healthcare professionals who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies and for healthcare students seeking first-time or renewed PALS-training credentials.


The prerequisite for PALS Provider is a current HSF BLS for Healthcare Provider (C) card.

The prerequisite for PALS Renewal is a current HSF BLS for Healthcare Provider (C) card and a current PALS Card. (HSF does not allow a grace period for expired providers)

PALS Course Content

  • Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Systematic approach to pediatric assessment
  • Effective respiratory management
  • Validation of skills for one-person and two-person CPR and AED skills for infants and children
  • Defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion
  • Intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics

Skills are taught in large group sessions, as well as in small-group learning-and-testing stations, where case-based scenarios are presented.

Approximate course length: 14 hours (2 days)

Approximate course length for renewal course: 6 - 7 hours (1 day)

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an PALS Course Completion Card.


Provider: $425.00 (includes books)

PALS Provider Fee includes the most current Provider Manual and Emergency Cardiac Care Handbook. Both will be shipped by courier upon receipt of course fees.

Renewal: $300.00 (does not include books)

PALS Provider Manual and Emergency Cardiac Care Handbook available for an additional $75.00 fee plus shipping.

Available Course Dates


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