What is a PALS Class?

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Class is an instructional course for anyone that would be in a position to respond to or provide care for infants and young children in emergency situations. Responding to and treating Infant and child-related emergencies can be entirely different from that of an adult, and this course is geared towards educating participants on how to react and treat appropriately during all infant and child-related emergencies.  

Who Needs a PALS Certification? 

For physicians, nurses and paramedics completion and recertification is a requirement. For those currently working (or planning to) with emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units then PALS is the course for you. However, if you are still unsure of which course you need, contact your employer for more information. 

What To Expect From a PALS  Course 

When a child’s life is in your hands, it’s vital that you and your team respond in a timely and comprehensively manner. Our goal is to prepare individuals to handle the situation all the while working together as a team.

This classroom, Instructor-led 2-day 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. 

PALS Course Content Includes:

  • Child CPR and AED use
  • Infant CPR
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support
  • Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
  • Infant or Child Transport Scenarios

Premier Health is an AHA authorized training center. Visit our upcoming PALS courses on the Education/Events page that locate dates and times, and even register for all courses we have available for enrollment.