Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that 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.

Course Objectives

The main goal or objective of the PALS course is to improve the quality of care that is provided to seriously ill or injured children which will then result in improved outcomes.

Course content includes:

  • Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
  • 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Vascular access
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment

Length of Course 

Full course: 14 hours 10 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch.

Update course, with all optional stations: 8 hours 20 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch.

Update without optional stations: 6 hours 20 minutes, plus additional time for breaks and lunch.


The cost of the PALS provider course is $300.

The renewal course is $200.

Who Should Take This Course?

The PALS course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies concerning infants and children.

These include individuals 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

Contact Us

For more information please contact:

Bob Reeder

Bette Stant