Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification courses for healthcare providers 

Certification details

  • Course accredited by the American Heart Association and developed specifically for pediatric healthcare providers
  • First-time and renewal PALS certification courses customized to your group’s needs
  • Two-year AHA certification cards issued within 24 hours after passing course

What to expect in a PALS class

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training focuses on improving the quality of care given to seriously ill or injured children during emergencies. Course content includes:

  • Identifying patients who require intervention (and those who do not)
  • Differentiating between pediatric respiratory distress and pediatric respiratory failure
  • Early interventions for treating shock in children and infants
  • Best practices for administering CPR to children and infants
  • Systems-based approaches to pediatric assessment using initial impression, primary and secondary assessments, and diagnostic tests
  • Priorities and interventions to consider for infants and children with respiratory and/or circulatory emergencies
  • Communicating effectively and managing team dynamics during  pediatric resuscitation
  • Selection and administration of appropriate cardiorespiratory monitoring
  • Selection and administration of medications and electrical therapies when treating pediatric arrhythmia
  • Establishing rapid capsular access to administer fluid and medications
  • Key elements of post-resuscitation management in children and infants

Who should take a PALS certification course

The AHA developed the PALS course for healthcare providers who serve children:

  • Pediatricians
  • Pediatric nurses
  • Physician assistants
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Paramedics
  • ER and ICU staff

Flexible training options

On-site PALS training at your location

Let CPR Plus come to you! On-site training throughout St. Louis is our speciality. In fact, we’ve been doing it for close to 30 years. We’ll set up and break down everything needed for your class. And we’ll even follow up with you when it’s time for your group’s renewal certification. In other words, we’ll make your PALS class simple and convenient. Learn more about on-site training.

One-on-one PALS certification

Sometimes you just need to get certified quickly or you can’t attend a regular class. Let us help! For those with special circumstances, we offer individual PALS training with one of our instructors. Learn more about one-on-one classes.


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