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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

CPR and First Aid Training in the Chicagoland area.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support – PALS certification is an advanced instructor led course using video-based lessons and a series of 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 certification course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children. This course is designed for the healthcare provider who responds to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units.

Course Content:

  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
  • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Management of shock emergencies
  • Management of cardiac emergencies and electrical therapy
  • Vascular access
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Cardiac, respiratory, and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment

This course is for Healthcare Professionals who respond to emergencies in infants and children. Students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations guided by our instructors and complete a written exam. A passing score of 84% or better is required before your card can be issued.

Course Length: 12 hours for new certification, 8 hours for renew certification.

Full participation is required, attendance, and arriving on time are mandatory for class completion and certification.

Click here to find out if course completion qualifies you for continuing education!