Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

  • Recognize Signs: Know what to look for in the peri-arrest situation, such as arrhythmias and symptomatic bradycardia. Determine early-management decisions for respiratory or cardiac arrest, stroke, myocardial infarction, and other emergencies.

  • Perform Basic Life Support: Hone your skills on proper basic life-saving skills like pediatric chest compressions, use of AED and bag-mask, plus more. Pursue appropriate techniques for specific age groups, such as infants, toddlers, and older children.

  • Affirm Stabilization: With a pediatric patient stabilized, feel confident on the next steps to take to ensure appropriate care. Learn about airway management, related pharmacology, and overall patient assistance while transporting or providing other protective measures.

  • Enhance Communication Skills: If you are the leader or other member of the resuscitation team, it’s vital to know effective communication techniques and terminology to garner the highest outcome. Interacting with other medical personnel as well as patient caretakers is an exceptionally key proficiency.

  • Craft Confidence: As a paramedic, emergency physician, nurse, or another healthcare professional, staying up-to-date on essential pediatric life-support skills is an integral part of your life’s work. Your self-assurance is certain to level up with the completion of our modern PALS course.

Treating infants and children in emergency situations takes a steady hand and critical knowledge on their unique symptoms, health needs, and appropriate life-support procedures. Our PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) course provides a thorough explanation about cardiovascular emergencies in young patients and suggests proper immediate treatment options. Urgent-care pediatric patients may be experiencing myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, bradycardia, stroke, or other critical situations. This training covers start-to-finish procedures, such as noticing particular signs, first-step basic life-support maneuvers, next-step moves for stabilizing the patient, communicating with others, and growing skills for confidence and honed expertise.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.