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PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support

PALS Certification

Internationally Accepted-
98% National Acceptance Rate
Adheres to the Latest AHA
Standards & Guidelines
100% Online: Use Your Computer, Tablet or Phone
PDF Handbook and Exclusive Study Material Included

PALS Recertification

Internationally Accepted-
98% National Acceptance Rate
Adheres to the Latest AHA
Standards & Guidelines
100% Online: Use Your Computer, Tablet or Phone
PDF Handbook and Exclusive Study Material Included
100% Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee

For your security and peace of mind, all of our courses include a 100% money back guarantee. If you are unhappy with our course for any reason, our Empowerment Team will refund your purchase.

Team discounts are available to organizations in need of 5 or more courses.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Manual

PALS Introduction - Get a glimpse of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course. Familiarize yourself with the elements of the course, including guidelines and protocols according to the AHA to help children and infants.

PALS Resuscitation Team - Learn the importance of teamwork, communication, and roles and responsibilities of team leader and team members during resuscitation.

PALS Basic Life Support - Familiarize yourself with Basic Life Support (BLS) for children and infants. Learn about the set protocols for one-rescuer and two-rescuer BLS for both children and infants.

PALS BLS for Children (Age 1 to Puberty) - Get your hands on step-by-step procedures for one-rescuer and two-rescuer BLS for children.

PALS BLS for Infants (0 to 12 months old) - Learn about the major differences between BLS for children and BLS for infants. Additionally, get your hands on step-by-step procedures for one-rescuer and two-rescuer BLS for infants.

PALS Pediatric BLS Algorithm - Utilize a detailed infographic to further your knowledge about the pediatric BLS algorithm.

Normal Heart Anatomy and Physiology - By understanding the normal electrical function of the heart, it will be easier to understand abnormal functions.

PALS A Systematic Approach  - Learn what to do when you find an unresponsive child. Access the algorithm for the systematic way of handling the situation.

PALS Initial Assessment: Diagnose and Treat - Become an expert in the Diagnose and Treat phase by following the ABCDE (airway, breathing, circulation, disability, exposure) protocol as part of your initial assessment. Further, familiarize yourself with neurological assessments including the AVPU (alert, voice, pain, unresponsive) Pediatric Response Scale and the Glasgow Coma Scale (GSC).

PALS Second Assessment: Diagnose and Treat- Become an expert in the second assessment of the Diagnose and Treat phase by following the acronym SPAM (Signs and symptoms, Past medical history, Allergies, Medications). Further, familiarize yourself with life-threatening issues that may interfere with perfusion and oxygenation during treatment.

PALS Life Threatening Issues - Determine if the patient is experiencing respiratory distress/arrest, bradycardia, tachycardia, shock or cardiac arrest.

PALS Intraosseus Access - Learn the step-by-step procedure with the given algorithm and video to perform intraosseous access.

PALS Bag-Mask Ventilation - Learn how and when to perform the two types of bag-mask ventilations: self-inflating mask and flow-inflating masks.

PALS Endotracheal Intubation - Learn the circumstances under which to use endotracheal intubation.

PALS Basic Airway Adjuncts - Learn the circumstances under which to use the following basic airway adjuncts: oropharyngeal airway (OPA), nasopharyngeal airway (NPA), and suctioning.

PALS Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use - Learn the importance of and criteria for using an AED and the step-by-step procedure on how to use it in children and infants. Further, familiarize yourself with the 2010 AHA guidelines for defibrillation and AED use.

PALS Pharmacological Tools - Refresh your memory on PALS medication. Review the provided table to reference information about pediatrics drug dosage, routes, and uses of common drugs.

PALS Resuscitation Tools - Learn to diagnose, treat, and facilitate care through various medical devices, including intraosseus access, bag-mask ventilation, endotracheal intubation, basic airway adjuncts, basic airway tech, and automated external defibrillator

PALS Basic Airway Technique - Learn the step-by-step procedures of inserting OPAs and NPAs as well as get some tips on suctioning.

PALS Recognize Respiratory Distress or Failure - Know how to recognize respiratory distress and failure through the given list of signs and symptoms. In addition, learn the causes of respiratory distress and failure in the pediatric population.

PALS Respond Respiratory Distress or Failure - Know how to respond to and manage respiratory distress and failure in children and infants. Further, learn about treatment for croup, foreign body, anaphylaxis, bronchiolitis, asthma, pneumonia, pneumonitis, pulmonary edema, overdose, and trauma.

PALS Recognize Bradycardia - Know how to recognize bradycardia, in particular the following types: sinus bradycardia, first degree AV block, type I second degree AV block (Mobitz I), type II second degree AV block (Mobitz II), and third degree AV block (complete).

PALS Respond to Bradycardia - Know how to respond to symptomatic bradycardia by checking the heart rate, performing the ABC survey, checking for signs and symptoms, providing drugs, and considering expert consultation incase drugs are unsuccessful.

PALS Bradycardia Algorithm - Utilize a detailed infographic to further your knowledge about the pediatric bradycardia with pulse/poor perfusion algorithm.

PALS Recognize Tachycardia - Know how to recognize tachycardia through the listed signs and symptoms and learn about several types of tachycardia, including sinus tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and ventricular tachycardia. Further, learn the differences between narrow and wide QRS complexes of tachyarrhythmia.

PALS Respond to Tachycardia - Know how to respond and manage tachyarrhythmia by assessing pulse and perfusion. Utilize a detailed infographic to further your knowledge about tachycardia.

PALS Recognize Shock - Learn the difference between compensated and uncompensated shock. Further, familiarize yourself with the types of shocks: hypovolemic, distributive (includes septic, anaphylactic, and neurogenic shocks), cardiogenic, and obstructive. Study the description, signs, and symptoms of the shocks to be able to recognize them.

PALS Respond to Shock - Know how to respond to the following shocks: hypovolemic, distributive (includes septic, anaphylactic, and neurogenic shocks), cardiogenic, and obstructive.

PALS Recognize Cardiac Arrest - Know how to recognize cardiac arrests by studying its reversible causes (the H’s and the T’s). Further, learn to recognize cardiopulmonary failure by assessing the ABCDE (airway, breathing, circulation, disability, exposure); and learn to recognize arrest rhythms such as asystole, pulseless electrical activity (PEA), ventricular fibrillation (VFiB), and pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VTach).

PALS Respond to Cardiac Arrest - Know how to respond to cardiac arrest in pediatrics. Utilize a detailed infographic to further your knowledge about the pediatric cardiac arrest algorithm.

PALS Post-Resuscitation Care - Learn to provide post-resuscitation care in case of a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). Study the post-resuscitation systematic approach to care for the following systems: respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, renal, gastrointestinal, and hematological.

PALS Post-Resuscitation Care Algorithm - Utilize a detailed infographic to further your knowledge about the pediatric post-resuscitation care algorithm.

What you get when you certify with NHCPS

Feature Certification Recertification
Access Any Time, Anywhere
Instant Feedback
Instant Proof of Certification
Receive Certification Card in the Mail
Required Clinical Skills Test
PALS PDF Provider Handbook Included
Unlimited Retakes
Save Progress so You Can Stop and Continue at a Later Time
Timed Examination
Available on Mobile/Tablet Platforms
Continuing medical education (CME) Eligible for up to 8 AMA Category 1 Credits™ Up to 8 Credits Up to 4 Credits

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Complete your PALS course 100% online with NHCPS! All of our courses are designed by practicing physicians and are based on the latest AHA Standards and Guidelines (2015). In addition, all of our courses meet the same guidelines and standards as the ECC/ILCOR, and OSHA.

Our course and training materials were constructed in accordance with the current American Heart Association (AHA) Provider Handbook and AHA published guidelines. NHCPS’ on-staff physicians regularly review and compare all course tests and materials, updating them as needed with any changes published by the American Heart Association to ensure that the certification training class you receive is always up to date!

Can I complete my PALS course online?

The short answer — absolutely!

Our courses are made to fit the demands of your busy professional life. Many healthcare professionals are new to the concept of an online certification course because until recently, online certification was not an option. Our course adheres to the latest AHA guidelines and NHCPS has a national acceptance rate of more than 98%.

If your employer does not recognize your NHCPS certification, or you are unhappy for ANY reason, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee.

How do I receive my PALS Provider Card?

After you successfully complete your PALS course, your new PALS provider card will be shipped to your address the next business day! (Please allow 5-10 business days for the provider card to arrive.) You will also receive a printable digital provider card instantly, to serve as proof of certification until your provider card arrives in the mail.

Your provider card will display your name, the NHCPS logo, course completion date, expiration date, our course provider number, and validating signature.

Fast, 100% online PALS training and certification provides you the freedom to complete your course from anywhere at anytime!

National Health Care Provider Solutions allows healthcare professionals to meet their continuing education requirements without sacrificing their limited time to attend a weekend certification or recertification course. NHCPS provides convenient, flexible, accessible life support education programs.

We lead the industry in online certification by providing the most updated, accepted, and convenient certifications available.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Handbook in PDF format is included, training is entirely online, and no clinical skills test is required.

Included with your course is our Provider Handbook in PDF format for fast, convenient study anywhere. You are able to access your course material at any time, from your internet-connected computer, smartphone, or tablet, through your NHCPS account. If you prefer to have a physical copy with you, you are able to save and print your manual as well. No in-person skills test is required, and all training materials are included with our course.

Exam review and proof of certification available immediately after passing.

Immediately after you complete our Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) final exam, your results are calculated, displayed in your account, and emailed to you. A digital provider card is immediately available to download and print to provide proof of certification, and a pocket card will be shipped to you the next business day (allow 5 to 10 days for delivery). Your provider card will display your name, the NHCPS logo, course completion date, expiration date, our course provider number, and validating signature.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.

Our Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses are eligible for AMA Category 1 Credits™. The Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PIM), an accredited provider, has reviewed NHCPS’s Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification Course and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Recertification Courses. The PALS Certification training course has been approved for AMA Category 1 Credits™.

Full accreditation information can be found here.

Unlimited exam retakes at no additional cost.

You are not penalized if you do not successfully pass your certification exam on your first attempt. Your results are available in your account indefinitely for your review, and an exam recap is sent to your email address. Take all the time you need to review the study materials in your account, and compare your responses to the provider handbook. When you’re ready, you may retake the exam at no additional cost.

Your satisfaction is assured, backed by a 100% money back guarantee.

For your security and peace of mind, all of our courses include a 100% money back guarantee. If you are unhappy with our course for any reason, you can contact us for a full refund of your purchase (minus any shipping and material fees).