The PALS course is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that uses a series of 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. The goal of the course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.
This course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.
The course gives healthcare professionals the knowledge and skills to better recognize and treat critically ill infants and children.
PALS for Healthcare Providers was developed by the American Heart Association for healthcare professionals and teaches the 2015 ECC Resuscitation Guidelines.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in CPR and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA materials, do not represent income to the association.