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American Heart Association - Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - Recertification Course


The pre-assessment test is the participant’s “Entrance Ticket" into the Course.

The goals of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Recertification Course are to validate that the participant is able to demonstrate:

  • The information needed to recognize infant and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • The information and strategies needed to prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.
  • The cognitive and psychomotor skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize infants and children in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest.

Class time will be spent on written exam and skill demonstration in a testing environment. No instruction, review or coaching will be provided. Participants are expected to be thoroughly familiar with PALS text material. Both clinical demonstrations and written tests require competent completion in order to successfully complete the course.

Dates, Time & Location:

PLEASE BE ON TIME (1:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

January 20
February 3
March 3
May 5
July 7
August 18
October 6


HealthLink @ 440-8802
External participants must pre-pay tuition ($175.00) with registration. Class size is limited. Early enrollment is encouraged. $175.00 includes materials.

Additional Information

Certification: Successful completion of this program provides the learner with a Certificate of Completion and a wallet size certification card. The certification is granted for 2 years.

Important: Prior to the course the participant must obtain and review the program book. (It is very difficult to pass the examination and skill stations without reading the book.) It is recommended that participants obtain a book at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled course. A PALS textbook, $35/book, may be purchased in the Education Center & a limited number of books will be available for checkout in the library.

The book comes with a precourse checklist and pre-assessment test to be completed prior to coming to the Course. It is mandatory. The pre-assessment test is the participant's "Entrance Ticket" into the Course.

Course Prerequisites: Students must adequately prepare to successfully complete the PALS Provider Course. This course does not teach CPR skills, interpretation of rhythm strips, or basic PALS pharmacology. Before taking the course students must be proficient in the following:

  • Performing CPR skills using the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC.
  • Reading and interpreting basic ECG rhythm strips.
  • Knowledge of basic PALS Pharmacology
  • Evaluating a seriously ill or injured child using the systematic approach to pediatric assessment outlined in the PALS Provider Manual.

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