PALS certification requires attendance at multiple sessions. The full session schedule is as follows:
The PALS Provider Course is designed to teach providers the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate and manage pediatric cardiovascular emergencies. Students are expected to participate in lecture, learning stations, review stations and skills testing scenarios. The PALS curriculum includes:
Upon successful course completion, you will be issued an official AHA PALS provider eCard.
The American Heart Association requires each student to have access to their own current AHA PALS Provider Textbook prior to, during and after the PALS course. If you do not have access to a textbook, you can purchase one during your registration. If you would like your textbook shipped to you before the course, please select the shipping option at the time of checkout. Your textbook will be shipped within 3 business days to the address supplied during course registration.
The PALS Pre-course Self-Assessment helps evaluate the knowledge necessary to be successful in the PALS Provider Course and determines the need for additional review and practice.
The PALS Pre-course Self-Assessment can be found here.
Oregon CPR does not offer refunds once your registration is complete. If you are unable to attend your scheduled course, we offer one free course transfer, but you must contact the Training Center at least 48 hours before the start of the course.
The American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support course is based on science evidence from the most current AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. The goal of the PALS certification course is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to manage critically ill infants and children efficiently and effectively, resulting in improved outcomes. Skills taught in this first aid class 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.
This course is designed for pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.
Per current AHA program administration guidelines, a BLS CPR card is NOT required for this course, but you must be proficient in child and infant BLS for healthcare provider skills and your skills will be reviewed and evaluated as part of the PALS Provider Course. BLS certification is not included with PALS course registration. Students that are not confident in their BLS CPR Skills should register for a BLS Course prior to attending the PALS Course.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS 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 course material, do not represent income to the Association.