Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as others who need an PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

The course is designed to give students the opportunity to acquire, practice, and demonstrate proficiency in the assessment and management of critically ill pediatric patients. The primary educational methodology used in the course is that of simulation, whether for skill acquisition, complex medical decision making, or teamwork. Other modalities used are video demonstration and group discussion.

PALS Course Duration:

16 hours (2 days)

Course Completion Card Expiry:

2 years (24months) from card issue date

Required Student Materials:

  • Provider Manual- print or eBook (RE6100E or RE6100ED)
  • 2015 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers – print (RE0120E) or eBook(RE0120ED)
  • Provider Bundle (RE6108E) Includes Provider Manual-RE6100 & ECC Handbook -RE0120E
  • Pocket Reference Card – print (RE6103E) or digital (RE6103ED) – Included in Provider manual and sold separately.

***Only Heart & Stroke branded PALS materials are accepted for use in courses where a Heart & Stroke Foundation PALS completion card is issued***