Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Refresher - PALS (AHA 2020)

Instructional Hours: 8.00

Course Objective: To provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to manage pediatric patients in a cardiac emergencies, respiratory emergencies, and shock.

Course Description: The primary goal of PALS is to recognize life-threatening pediatric emergencies and provide prompt assessment and treatment during the initial minutes of the emergency. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) provides a systematic method for recognition, assessment and treatment of pediatric emergencies. The PALS course includes a review of basic and advanced treatment for cardiac, respiratory and shock emergencies. In this course, skills are taught in large group sessions and in small group testing and learning stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

Successful Completion: Students must attend all classroom sessions, successfully complete all pre-course work, all practical evaluation stations, and obtain a minimum score of 84% on the final written examination. To maintain these credentials, renewal training is required every two years.

Continuing Education: The continuing education hours are approved by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) and are recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).


Students must be a current, licensed advanced life support clinician and hold a current, CPR and AHA PALS certification.

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