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What is PALS or Pediatric Advanced Life Support?

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

Pediatric advanced life support (PALS) is a course for healthcare providers who take
care of children and infants in the emergency room, critical care, and intensive care units in the hospital, and out-of-hospital (emergency medical services (EMS)). The course teaches healthcare providers how to assess injured and sick children and recognize and treat respiratory distress/failure, shock, cardiac arrest, and arrhythmias.

Typically the gold standard in PALS education is the American Heart Association (AHA) PALS Course. The AHA PALS Course 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.

What’s the Importance of PALS Certification?

When a patient suffers from a medical emergency, PALS provides crucial tools for
healthcare professionals to increase patient outcomes by keeping a patient’s neurological function intact during cardiovascular events and sustaining life. It draws on a wide range of technical skills and knowledge appropriate only to those deeply experienced in patient care. With PALS, healthcare professionals can optimize resuscitation efforts and improve their chances of saving a patient’s life.

Ways to Train

In-Person Classes:

Designed for those who learn best in a traditional classroom setting, class participants attend lectures and skills sessions with other students in a designated physical location.

Blended Learning:

Blended learning courses combine online presentations of “lecture” materials with interactive scenarios that help improve clinical decision-making skills and in-person skills sessions. Coursework is self-paced, can be personalized with our adaptive learning pre-assessments, and is modular, so you can train on your schedule.

Who should take this course?

The PALS Course is geared toward healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years.

This course is for healthcare providers. It is designed for nurses, doctors, dentists, AEMT, paramedics, and all other medical and healthcare professionals that practice advanced skills. This includes skills such as IVs, Airway management, Cardiac rhythm interpretations, and many other basic and advanced scope of practice skills.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

What does the Pediatric Advanced Life Support course teach?

There are many concepts that you learn in an American Heart Association PALS
Course. This includes but is not limited to:

● Perform high‐quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) per American Heart
Association (AHA) basic life support (BLS) recommendations.
● Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention.
● Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds.
● Apply team dynamics.
● Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure.

● Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure.
● Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock.
● Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock.
● Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias.
● Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias.
● Implement post-cardiac arrest management.

Course Completion Card

If training with us at Code Blue Training or another authorized AHA training location Upon completion of all course requirements, participants receive a PALS Provider Course Completion Card, which is valid for two years, from the American Heart Association (AHA). Continuing education or continuing medical education (CE/CME may be available for your Profession.

Ready to take an Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)class?

Sign up for an PALS course and gain the skills you need to help your community and reach your career goals. From CPR administration and defibrillation usage to critical thinking and problem-solving, whether you choose an in-person-only class or prefer a blended or online approach to learning, our best-in-class instructors will help you understand how to use the latest techniques in advanced cardiac life support.