Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Skills Session

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

****For the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Skills Session course help you master the techniques learned during the initial course. Practice makes perfect!

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is an American Heart Association (AHA) instructional course for medical professionals and healthcare providers who treat or respond to an infant or child-related emergencies. Treating a child during a medical emergency is very different than treating an adult. The PALS course prepares participants with the tools and skills needed to react appropriately during pediatric emergencies.

Is AHA PALS the right course for me?

PALS is geared towards healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.

What does this course teach?

  • Timely recognition of and interventions required to prevent respiratory and cardiac arrest in any pediatric patient
  • Systematic approach to pediatric assessment by using initial impression, primary and secondary assessments, and diagnostic tests
  • Priorities and specific interventions for infants and children with respiratory and/or circulatory emergencies
  • Importance of effective communication and team dynamics, including individual roles and responsibilities, during a pediatric resuscitation
  • Key elements of post-resuscitation management
  • Effective, high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

PALS Required Precourse Assessment

This Precourse assessment is required for all students taking the ACLS & PALS courses. Precourse work and assessments must be completed and certificates should be provided to training site prior to taking the actual course.

All precourses are free of charge.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Required Course Manual

This workbook can either be purchased online or when you arrive for class. *Prices may vary*

Hardcover Manual


CPR Training FAQs

While you’re probably eager to get started with in-person certification, we understand you might have questions about certification and recertification courses. Here are some frequently asked questions about CPR training.
How Long Does CPR Certification Take?
All CPR certification courses typically take place over 2-4 hours with the exception of advanced cardiac level courses. The exact time it takes to complete the course depends on several factors.
What Do I Need for the Course?
The American Heart Association requires that students have access to the course manual before, during and after the class (see course page).
What should I wear?
Dress comfortably as you will practice skills during the class.
How long is the certification good for?
Certifications are good for two years.
I loved that class! How can I become a CPR instructor/join the Elite CPR Pro Team?
Send us an email or give us a call and we will help you get started!

How Long Does CPR Certification Last?
CPR certification lasts two years. Your certification card is valid until the end of the month in which the card was issued. Once those two years are up, you must take a renewal course.
I already have a manual, Can I use my own?
You may use a current copy of the course provider manual. If you do not have one you may purchase one on our website or from our office on the day of your class.
When will I receive my certification card?
Your card will be issued the same day you take our course!
Who will teach my course?
One of our certified American Heart Association Instructors who also have backgrounds in healthcare and military instruction.