YOU CAN’T TAKE YOUR PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT (PALS) CERTIFICATION without studying and memorizing the PALS algorithms first. PALS algorithms were designed to help medical professionals working with pediatric patients best understand how to implement PALS protocols into practice during emergencies. Having a strong background in algorithm memorization will ensure PALS certification exam success! If you’re new to PALS, check out our free PALS Online Handbook.
Below are listed PALS algorithms to study for your PALS certification exam:
- Pediatric Post-Resuscitation Care
- Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
- Pediatric Tachycardia
- Pediatric Bradycardia with Pulse/Poor Perfusion
- Pediatric BLS
Studying for the PALS exam, like studying for any test, can be a demanding task. Our tips?
- Study only one or two algorithms per day
- Teach others what you have learned
- Redraw and rewrite the algorithms on another sheet of paper
- Take regular study breaks after 45 minutes of continual studying
- Study in different spots such as your desk, a library or coffee shop
- Take PALS practice exams every day you study
- Study in a group
Everyone learns differently, so experiment with different tactics. Test yourself and see which study techniques work best for you. Below, we’ve listed the algorithms straight from our own online PALS course:
Pediatric Post Resuscitation Care
Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
Pediatric Bradycardia with Pulse/Poor Perfusion
Knowing the PALS algorithms isn’t the only procedure you can utilize to study for your certification exam. Understanding PALS medications and taking practice exams are a couple other ways to study!