Pediatric Advanced Life Support


Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Our Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider course will help you to develop individual skills – as a member of a healthcare team – in simulated real-life situations that mirror your work life in which you’ll need to recognize and respond to cardiopulmonary arrests or other cardiovascular emergencies involving pediatric patients.

These simulations will involve high-quality CPR, high-performance team dynamics and communication, and a systematic approach to pediatric assessment that includes the evaluate-identify-intervene sequence. You will be able to reinforce concepts, undertake skills practice, receive coaching and correction, and refine your abilities before final testing.

This course is offered in two learning formats: the more traditional classroom-based teaching led by one of our instructors; or the blended learning format in which you delve into parts of the curriculum on your own time and at your own pace and then take the instructor-led, in-classroom component when you’re ready. You can choose the format that suits your learning style best.

For you to achieve the best possible learning outcomes from our PALS Provider course, you will need to possess clinical skills, knowledge and proficiency in:

High-quality BLS

  • Recognition of common pediatric cardiac ECG rhythms
  • Effective airway management and use of adjuncts
  • Knowledge of pediatric cardiopulmonary pharmacology
  • Practical management of complex cases
  • High-performance team skills

There are prerequisites for taking ACLS. These are outlined below:

Required materials are outlined below.

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Manual:RE6210E (print or ebook); and
  • 2020 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers: RE0130E (print only)
  • Pocket Mask with one-way valve devices


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