Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and 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 PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.
Who Needs PALS Certification?
AHA PALS classes are primarily for those who need a PALS certification for their job. This requirement is driven by state licensing regulations. These regulations may apply to an entire healthcare organization or to individual healthcare professionals. This class can also be taken by medical professionals or students in a medical program who don't have requirements, but are interested in expanding their knowledge.
The following are examples of industries that usually require a PALS certification.
- Surgery Center
- Intensive Care Unit
- Pediatric Dentists (performing conscious sedation)
- Children's Emergency Department
- Urgent Care
- Pediatric Clinics
- EMS agencies
- Fire Department
The below are individuals that qualify and may need a PALS class.
- Travel Nurses
- Nursing Students
- Nurse Practitioner
- Physician’s Assistant