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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

PALS is geared towards healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children.


The goal of the PALS Provider Course is to teach students how to recognize infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest and to provide students with strategies for preventing cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. This course teaches students how to perform the cognitive and psychomotor skills for resuscitating and stabilizing infants and children in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest. Skills in bag-mask ventilation, management of airway, defibrillation and cardioversion, use of AEDs for children older than one year, and rhythm management are emphasized. 

A PALS course completion card is issued to students who successfully pass the written exam and skills test. 

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.

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