HeartCode® Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The HeartCode® Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification through CPR Plus focuses on the quality of care for seriously ill or injured children. During the two-part program, students will start with a web-based, self-paced class that uses eSimulation technology to help them assess and treat patients. For the final half of the class, students meet with an instructor to practice and demonstrate skills.

Contact us today to sign up for the online HeartCode® PALS certification in St. Louis.

This American Heart Association (AHA) course teaches leading industry standards and is a good option for those seeking an opportunity to learn outside of the traditional classroom.

Once the class is successfully completed, a certification card will be issued within 24 hours or even the same day of the class. The card is valid for two years.

The training content includes the following areas:

  • Hands-on class format with clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
  • Recognition of patients who do and do not require intervention
  • Differentiation between pediatric respiratory distress and pediatric respiratory failure
  • Early interventions for treatment of shock in children and infants
  • Effective, high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for children and infants
  • Systematic approach to pediatric assessment by 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
  • Importance of effective communication and team dynamics during a pediatric resuscitation
  • Selection and application of appropriate cardiorespiratory monitoring
  • Selection and administration of the appropriate medications and electrical therapies when presented with a pediatric arrhythmia scenario
  • Establishment of rapid capsular access to administer fluid and medications
  • Key elements of post-resuscitation management in children and infants

HeartCode® PALS is ideal for St. Louis healthcare professionals who initiate and direct advanced pediatric life support including pediatricians, healthcare professionals working in the pediatric field, and paramedics.