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Pediatric Advanced Life Support Courses

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.

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

PALS Provider Course

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

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.

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PALS Renewal Course

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

For the Full PALS and Renewal course

The current AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Student Manual is required which contains the pre-test which is required to be completed before the start of the course.

Students will need to show proof of pretest before the class begins.

A passing score on the written test and demonstration of the course material via a skills check is required to obtain a certification card.

You must do the following items to prepare for the PALS course.

  1. Complete a BLS for Healthcare Providers course/perform high-quality CPR, and use an AED according to the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR, and ECC.
  2. Understand the Core Cases in the PALS Provider Manual.
  3. Understand the PALS algorithms for the Core Cases in the PALS Provider Manual.
  4. Complete the PALS Self-Assessment Test by going to the homepage and clicking “Pre-course tests.” You can take it over until you get a score of 90 % or greater. Print the completed certificate and bring to the class. Bring the certificate of completion to the course. You cannot take the class if this is not completed and presented at the beginning of the class. This is an AHA requirement for a course completion card. Without the pretest, we cannot issue a card.

Bring this checklist signed to the class.This must be put in the course folder to verify that the course was done according to the AHA PALS course guidelines.

Register for Upcoming Renewal Course

PALS Skills/Checkoff (Heartcode)

The passing online certificate is required to be presented before the Skills HeartCode can begin.

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

Upon completion, passing students receive an American Heart Association PALS for Healthcare Providers certification.

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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
Ft. Collins Classes EdCor is now offering BLS and ACLS classes in the Ft. Collins area. View Classes