Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
The goal of the American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support course (PALS) course is to aid the pediatric health care provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improved patient outcomes. This certification is often required for pediatric healthcare providers.
Courses are offered in the following formats:
- Initial: A traditional course that consists of 2 days of classroom lecture, video, practice, simulation lab learning, and the written exam. There is also a hybrid option in which all learning, practice, and testing is done online and the student then completes a 3.5 hour practicum in the simulation lab.
- Recertification: A hybrid online class in which all learning, practice, and testing is done online and the student then completes a 3.5 hour practicum in the simulation lab.