Pediatric Advanced Life Support

The course in Pediatric Advanced Life Support is a program under the concept of Advanced Life Support from the American Heart Association. The PALS program offered to trainees by our providers are certificate courses that award trainees who pass and complete their enrolled class a training credential that is valid for a number of years. We offer quality training at very affordable rates, the cheapest in the country despite the top quality. All of the programs are taught by certified instructors as well, to assure trainees of the quality of the training they are receiving.

Sign up and enrolment

Signing up for a training program is very quick and hassle-free. Trainees can enrol for PALS training through the provider’s website by send an application using the online form. You will need to fill out your personal details and details regarding the program you want to take. The form is available 24/7 but expect a reply during regular business hours only. Likewise, an application send through e-mail will be processed during the same hours. Telephone calls and in-person enrolment is highly encouraged by customer service staff.

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Using two fingers to give chest compressions to an infant mannequin

Certification

The PALS certificate for training is awarded once the trainee completes all of the lessons and passes the set of post-tests given at the end of the program. The post-tests are a practical exam and a written exam. However, to qualify for PALS training you will be required to have a valid Basic Life Support for HCPs (healthcare providers) training certificate, aside from passing a pre-test (also a practical and written exam).

All credentials received from our providers are valid for 24 months. To re-new a nearly expired certificate (not an expired certificate), students can take a re-certification program. PALS re-certification is 6 hours and 20 minutes to 8 hours and 20 minutes depending on certain lessons that are optional.

PALS training

The PALS program is a long two-day course for healthcare providers. It runs for 16 hours in total. The curriculum of the program is focused on teaching trainees how to give CPR in a clinical setting. A clinical setting is a place where a crash cart with complete equipment and medication is available. This is very different from a BLS program that simply focuses on skill building of chest compressions and rescue breaths. The use of defibrillators is also included in this program, but teaches students to use both automated and manual defibrillators.

The thing that sets PALS apart from the other ALS program – Advanced Cardiac Life Support or ACLS – is that PALS is focused on the management of children – pediatric victims to be exact. Pediatric victims are people aged 17 and below. While CPR is more or less the same for older children and teenager, it is very different when done on infants and young children. This requires additional training beyond the basics of BLS and ACLS. Again, since PALS is focused on pediatric patients, pediatric pharmacology or proper dosing of medication for children as well as pediatric assessment is included in training.

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