• Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification

    You now have a choice in pediatric healthcare education from the first provider of resuscitation training in the United States. The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) class from the American Red Cross is the scientifically equivalent and educationally superior choice. Not only does it include the latest science-based curriculum, but with options that allow you to streamline your training and improve skill retention, it can help you better serve your smallest patients.

    Throughout your PALS course, you'll learn to assess, recognize and provide high-quality care to pediatric patients experiencing life-threatening medical emergencies, including shock, cardiac and respiratory events, as well as how to provide care after the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) during a resuscitation effort. In addition, our course will challenge your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and help improve your teamwork skills to provide better patient care.

    Blended Learning and Streamlined Options for Experienced Providers

    PALS classes are easy to integrate into your life with our innovative Blended Learning program. By combining online safety coursework with an in-person skills session, they allow you to learn at your own pace – and in the place, and on the device, you like best. Throughout the course, our interactive scenarios will help you understand the often-nuanced facets of pediatric care and will help improve your clinical decision-making skills. After completing the online portion of course, and passing the final written exam, you'll attend an in-person skills session where you'll demonstrate your PALS skills to a certified Red Cross instructor. Once you've passed both sections of the course, you'll receive a two-year Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification.

    Tailored Instruction & Time-Saving Pre-Assessments

    When you enroll in a PALS Blended Learning class from the Red Cross, you'll not only get world-class education, but with our adaptive learning functionality, you'll also have the opportunity to get a more personalized learning experience. And because we provide experienced participants with the opportunity to test out of sessions if they demonstrate competency, you can reduce your overall class time and earn your PALS certification faster.

    Should I Enroll in an PALS Class?

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    PALS courses are designed for professional healthcare providers who participate in the assessment and management of critical patients, including those working in in-hospital, pre-hospital, and out-of-hospital medical facilities.

    The only prerequisite for enrollment is that you must be proficient in pediatric basic life support (BLS) skills.