Course Name:                PALS Renewal

Course Hours:               8 hours          

Course Description:    The goal of the PALS course is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment; effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion; intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.  Practical skills are practiced and evaluated, in addition to a written exam.

Course Pre-requisites:          A current PALS Provider card

Application requirements:    $135.00 and valid photo ID

Certificate:                              2 year certification card through the American Heart Association (AHA).


Study Material:                      Use your own PALS Provider manual.


Who is this class for:  Pediatricians, physicians, nurse practitioners, licensed nurses, paramedics, physician assistants, and professionals who work in intensive care units, emergency rooms, and other providers required to initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.

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.


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