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PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT
The American Red Cross Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to assess, recognize and care for pediatric patients who are experiencing a respiratory emergency, shock or a cardiac emergency. When a patient experiences a life-threatening emergency, healthcare providers need to act swiftly and promptly. The course emphasizes providing high-quality patient care by integrating psychomotor skills, rhythm interpretation, electrical interventions and pharmacologic knowledge with critical thinking and problem solving to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.
Must be proficient in child and infant Basic Life Support (BLS).
Instructor Led: 11 hours, 15 minutes
Blended Learning: approx. 4 hours online; 3-hours in-person
To successfully complete the Advanced Pediatric Life Support (PALS) course, candidate must:
Attend and actively participate in all course sessions.
Demonstrate competency in all required skills.
Pass the Team Response Testing Scenarios as a team leader.
Successfully pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 84%.
CERTIFICATE ISSUED AND VALIDITY PERIOD
Pediatric Life Support is valid for 2 years.
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