- personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units
- other providers who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.
One Community Place
South Deerfield, MA 01373-7328
The goal of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The 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.
Available languages: English, Spanish
The PALS course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients.
Before taking the PALS course, students must pass the online PALS Precourse Self-Assessment with a score of 70% or higher. This test is part of the PALS student Web site (access granted with purchase of the PALS Provider Manual).
PALS is the advanced pediatric lifesaving course for:
Concepts and skills covered in the PALS course include:
Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:
Upon successful completion of the course, including achieving a score of 84% or higher on the course exam, students receive a PALS course completion card that is valid for two years.