The PALS Update Course, taught according to the 2015 guidelines, is designed for healthcare providers who initiate pediatric advanced life support beyond the first few minutes through the stabilization or transport phases of a pediatric emergency, and are required to renew their PALS certification for their job requirement. PALS Providers may include Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, PA’s, Paramedics, EMTs, and Respiratory Therapists.
This classroom, video-based, instructor-led 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 goal of this course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.
A written exam, along with a performance evaluation/megacode, is part of this program and both must be passed in order to successfully complete the course. The mega code tests the strength of the participant in the Team Leader role. Training cards are issued once the participant completes all of the course requirements. If you are an EMMC employee, please contact your unit educator to sign out a PALS Study Manual.
Current BLS Healthcare Provider Card
Current PALS Provider Card
Bring completed Pre-Assessment Test and Course Preparation Checklist to the course
Basic EKG interpretation, knowledge of basic PALS pharmacology/drug information is very helpful.
You will receive directions for these on your confirmation letter.
If you are unable to attend you must submit a request in writing by fax, e-mail or mail to Clinical Education at least 10 days before the class to have the course tuition reimbursed. A refund processing fee of 15% will be deducted from the paid tuition for all refunds. Manuals that have been sent to participants and have been opened are not refundable. Those who do not cancel may request to have their tuition transferred to another class providing there is space and all prerequisites are met as outlined above.