Pediatric Advanced Life Support

This Advanced Course is designed to develop skills in recognition & quality of care that will be provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. Through the use of algorithms, PAT assessment and Rhythm recognition, the student will attain the needed tools to help support or prevent cardiac arrest in the pediatric or infant patient.

Skills Enforced:

  • High-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR

  • Recognition of patients who do and do not require immediate intervention

  • Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest early and application of CPR within 10 seconds

  • Apply team dynamics

  • Differentiation between respiratory distress and failure

  • Early interventions for respiratory distress and failure

  • Differentiation between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock

  • Early interventions for the treatment of shock

  • Differentiation between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias

  • Clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias

  • Post–cardiac arrest management

American Heart Association™ PALS Courses:


*Courses materials must be purchased separately

American Red Cross™ PALS Courses:

        • PALS Initial Instructor Lead (2 day Course)- 16 Hours CME +Skills Verification ($225)*

        • PALS Renewal (1 day Course)- 8 Hours CME + Skills Verification ($185)*

        • PALS Blended Learning Skills Verification ($150)*

        • PALS Challenge Course- (Pass/Fail Course)- NON CME +Skills Verification + Final Exam- One Attempt Only ($100)

*ARC Courses come with materials

American Safety & Health Institute™ PALS Courses:

        • PALS Initial Instructor Lead (2 day Course)- 16 Hours CME +Skills Verification ($225)*

        • PALS Renewal Inst. Lead (1 day Course)- 8 Hours CME + Skills Verification ($185)*

        • PALS Blended Learning Skills Verification ($150)*

        • PALS Challenge Course- (Pass/Fail Course)- NON CME +Skills Verification + Final Exam- One Attempt Only ($100)

*ASHI Courses come with Ebook materials

*Course Materials:

  • 2015 AHA ACLS Provider Manual ($50)

  • 2015 AHA BLS Provider Manual ($30)

  • 2015 AHA Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) ($40)

  • 2015 AHA PALS Provider Manual ($60)

  • 2015 AHA Heart Saver Manual (N/A)

  • Stop the Bleed Materials Provided at Course*

  • Tourniquets Sold Separately (Avg. Cost $15)

  • Trauma Sheers Sold Separately (Avg. Cost $10)

  • Leatherman Raptor Trauma Sheers (Avg. Cost $70) w/ Molle Holder

*All AHA E-Books MUST BE purchased through American Heart Association™ website.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.