Life Support Courses Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Who should take the course?Health care providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and paramedics.Course CoversThe systematic approach to assess and treat a seriously ill or injured infant/childRecognition and management of cardiac arrestBasic child and infant life support skillsEffective resuscitation team dynamicsRecognition and management of respiratory distress and failure, including airway managementRecognition and management of shock, including vascular accessRecognition and management of arrhythmias, including electrical therapyPost-cardiac arrest careCourse DeliveryInstructors deliver the cognitive learning and the skills practice and testing in a classroom setting. At the end of the course, students are provided a course completion card when they achieve a minimum score of 84% or greater on a 50-question written exam and demonstrate proficient PALS skills performance during one-on-one skills testing.Browse Courses by TypeThe CoxHealth Education Center offers the following course formats:PALS Provider CourseIntended for individuals take the course for the first time or those who prefer an in-depth course experienceCourse length: 16 hours, over two full daysView PALS provider coursesPALS Provider Update CourseIntended for individuals who have a current ACLS provider cardCourse length: 8 hoursView PALS provider update coursesPALS Blended LearningThe CoxHealth Education Center does not offer PALS blended-learning courses.Disclaimer: The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.