Pediatric Advances Life Support 
(PALS)

"I took ACLS and PALS through Idaho CPR Plus and the class was awesome. I had a great teacher and learned a lot. Another participant in the class was a doctor and stated that they were given better instruction in this course than in similar courses in the past. I would definitely encourage others to attend courses through Idaho CPR Plus" ~ Steven

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Initial Provider

Fee:  $170 (Does not include student workbook)

 

Time:  Approximately 8 hours

 

Certification Period:  2 years

 

Testing:  Skills check-off and open resource written test required

 

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. This advanced training offers life-like skills animations, team dynamics role play, and scenarios appropriate to different types of providers (pre-hospital and in-hospital).

Students will practice, be assessed, and tested on high quality infant BLS skills, airway management, vascular access, rhythm disturbances/electrical therapy, and case scenarios including shock, respiratory, and cardiac.  Upon successful completion, the student will receive an American Heart Association ACLS certification that is active for 2 years. 

 

Pre-course requirements:  PALS pre-course self assessment and pre-course work. Click here for link

 

Intended for:  healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Note: PALS Initial and Renewal classes are only scheduled and offered for a group of 2 or more students. Larger groups may require a 2 day course. If you have a group of 2 or more then please call to schedule if you do not see a class available on our class calendar (208) 614-2258.

 

If requested, we can teach a group at your facility for a minimum of 4 students.  Visit our Group Classes here for further information. 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – RENEWAL

Fee:  $130 (Does not include student workbook).

 

Time:  Approximately 6 hours

Certification Period:  2 years

 

Testing:  Skills check-off and open resource written test required

For students with a CURRENT AHA certification. Current American Heart Association (AHA) certification must be emailed to Info@IdahoCPRplus a minimum of 24 hours prior to start of class.  If certification is expired, then student will need to take a PALS Initial or PALS Heartcode class. 

 

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The course offers life-like skills animations, team dynamics role play, and scenarios appropriate to different types of providers (pre-hospital and in-hospital).

Requires pre-course self assessment and pre-course work. Click here for link

 

Note: PALS Initial and Renewal classes are only scheduled and offered for a group of 2 or more students. Larger groups may require a 2 day course. If you have a group of 2 or more then please call to schedule if you do not see a class available on our class calendar (208) 614-2258.

If requested, we can teach a group at your facility for a minimum of 4 students. 

HeartCode® Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Hands-On Session

Fee:  $90

 

Time:  2 to 5 hours depending on number of students and skill level

 

Certification Period:  2 years

 

Testing:  Skills check-off required

For those students who have already completed the online Heartcode PALS Provider (blended) portion and only need the mandatory hands-on session (skills portion) of the course. Online certificate of completion must be emailed to info@idahoCPRplus.com within 24 hours prior to start of class. 

 

Follow link to AHA online course:  https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartcode-pals

If requested, we can teach a group at your facility for a minimum of 4 students.  Visit our Group Classes here for further information. 

FAQ for PALS classes

Do I have to sign up for a skills lab in addition to the PALS Initial Provider or the PALS Renewal Class?

No.  The skills portion is part of the PALS Initial and/or PALS Renewal (Update) Class

Is this an American Heart Association Class?

Yes.  You will receive an American Heart Association eCard certification which is active for 2 years after successful completion of the class.  This eCard will be emailed to you typically within 1 to 7 business days after your class.

Is the HeartCode PALS skills lab a PALS Renewal Class?

No.  This is a blended option for PALS and is equivalent to taking a PALS Initial Class.  You can take this option for renewal or initial, however you do not have to have a current PALS certification to enroll.  This option is not recommended for those who have never taken a PALS class before.  You must complete the online portion through ShopCPR.heart.org first before entering the the HeartCode PALS lab.

Can I take the PALS update/renewal class if I have a PALS certification other than from American Heart Association?

No.  You can only enter the PALS update/renewal class if you have a current PALS certification from the American Heart Association.  

What are the prerequisites for the PALS classes?

For PALS Initial and Renewal you must complete the pre-course work and pre-course self assessments.  For the PALS skills lab (hands-on session) you must complete the PALS HeartCode online.  Please see individual class requirements above for additional information.  If requested, we can schedule a 2 day PALS traditional class for groups.  Please contact us for additional information (208) 614-2258. 

How many students are there in the PALS classes?

We only allow a maximum of 6 students in our PALS classes unless we have arranged a private group with additional instructors.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

You can email info@idahocprplus.com or call (208) 614-2258

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.