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The Pediatric Advanced Life Support course is designed for healthcare providers who conduct or participate in resuscitation of a child or infant in a hospital, medical offices, or in settings where conscious sedation is administered.

This course covers the identification, assessment, and emergency treatment in a pediatric setting. The use of the Braslow tape in calculating medication and treatments, managing the airway, child and infant and CPR are all covered in the course.

All formats are taught by American Heart Association (AHA) certified instructors and follow the AHA guidelines for the course.

Upon completion passing students receive an American Heart Association PALS Certification

PALS is available as a provider, renewal or Skills (HeartCode) course.

PALS Provider Class

This format is intended for individuals who do not have an AHA PALS certification or have expired.

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PALS Renewal Class

This format is intended for individuals who have a current AHA PALS certification, and who need to review their certification.

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PALS Skills Checkoff \Heartcode Class

The Skills Checkoff\Heartcode format is a hybrid format. Students complete the learning modules, sims and written test online and then complete the hands on components with an instructor. The online portion requires an AHA account and activation of a PALS Heartcode online code. PALS online codes can be purchased from EdCor or direct from AHA or an AHA distributor.

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PALS Self-Study\eLearning

The PALS Self-Study\eLearning class is based upon a series of AHA eLearning modules.

There are a total of 8 modules available.

  • PALS Plus: Trauma – Overview and Approach Module
  • PALS Plus: Ultrasound Module
  • PALS Plus: Airway Management Module
  • PALS Plus: Child Abuse Module
  • PALS Plus: Toxicology Module
  • PALS Plus: Technology-Dependent Child Module
  • PALS Plus: Sedation & Analgesia Module
  • PALS Plus: Post-Cardiac Arrest Care Module

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Preclass Requirements for Provider and Renewal Formats

  1. The current AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Student Manual is required for the provider and renewal formats. The manual can be the printed manual or the ebook. The manual can be purchased from EdCor or direct from AHA or an AHA distributor.
  2. Completion of the PALS Precourse Self-Assessment and Precourse work. This can be accessed on the EdCor Website at PALS Precourse Work.

Common PALS Questions:

A: Yes, Part 1 can be done online, but Part 2 and Part 3 (the practice and skills) need to be completed before the card can be issued.
A: The PALS Certification expires in 2 years
A: American Heart Association issues the PALS certification through EdCor after the finishing and certification of a class.
A: The PALS Certification expires in 2 years
A: EdCor offers PALS certification after the completion of a PALS Course
A: No your BLS will not be renewed with your PALS class UNLESS when you sign up for the course you choose that you would like the online BLS to be issued to you and you complete the Part 1 online. After the PALS Course you will be able to do your practice and skills that will complete your certification and allow for the ecard to be issued