PALS Classes for Medical Professionals
Looking for PALS classes? The American Heart Association’s Pediatric Advanced Life Saving (PALS) class is specifically for healthcare providers who respond to life-threatening emergencies in infants and children, as well as for First Responders and other emergency personnel, including those in emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.
PALS classes are an advanced form of Basic Life Support (BLS) that teaches medical professionals to use life-saving tools such as intubation, electrocardiograms, and intravenous medications. Similar to Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), PALS teaches you with how to perform these vital procedures on smaller, pediatric patients (children and infants). PALS-certified professionals may treat children in emergency situations and to begin determining the cause of their medical crises.
PALS Class Options
Because the PALS Provider (Initial) Course typically takes 12 hours to complete, we teach it over two consecutive days. We teach in our classroom at the Melbourne Square Mall. We go from 8:30am to 4:30pm on the first day and from 8:30am to about 12:30pm. A pre-course assessment is required before arriving to class. Students must bring a scoring report showing a 70% or better score. The AHA also requires students to have a current PALS Provider manual. We have hardcopies available for sale in the classroom. You can purchase the textbook at the same time that you book your seat in the class.
The PALS Renewal/Update Course typically takes eight hours to complete. We teach it in one day at our classroom at the Melbourne Square Mall, from 8:30am to 4:30pm. A pre-course assessment is required before arriving to class. Students must bring a scoring report showing a 70% or better score. The AHA also requires students to have a current PALS Provider manual. We have hardcopies available for sale in the classroom. You can purchase the textbook at the same time that you book your seat in the class.
OR – we recommend purchasing the American Heart Association’s PALS Heartcode class and completing the lesson work on your own, on your computer, at your own speed. Once you have completed the course, you can set a custom appointment for your skills test-out. This allows you to go at your own pace and complete the course as you are able, instead of taking one or nearly two days off to attend in-person class.
Your PALS Instructor
Our PALS classes instructor is Meghan Fife. She is a licensed Paramedic and authorized by the American Heart Association to teach BLS, ACLS and PALS.
The PALS Provider Course is designed to improve outcomes for pediatric patients. We do this by preparing healthcare providers to recognize and effectively intervene in patients with respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest by using team dynamics and high‐quality individual skills. The course includes a series of case scenario practices with emergency situation simulations that reinforce important concepts.
Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Before enrolling, please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.