Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)  

The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children by enhancing a healthcare providers’ skills in the treatment of pediatric arrest and peri-arrest patients.

The PALS Course is designed to teach healthcare providers the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.



Whether this is your first time getting your Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification or simply your recertification of PALS, you have options! Your job may require a specific certification such as the American Heart Association, American Red Cross or simply one certified in your State. We offer them all and can help make sure you’re getting the right one.

A student practising resuscitation on a plastic baby phantom

The PALS Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and other professions who need a PALS certification.

The goals of the PALS Course are that the participant will:

  • Have the skills and knowledge to reduce the risk of the most common causes of cardiac arrest and death in infants and children.

  • Be able to identify and treat pediatric patients in a pre-arrest condition.

  • Be able to perform resuscitation and provide immediate post resuscitation care based on his or her expected level of care.
nurse with infant
Paramedic demonstrating life function check on infant dummy

Recognize Compromise in Infants and Children PALS training is designed to prepare participants with ways to identify and treat cardiopulmonary arrest and common conditions that may lead to cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.