Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive an American Heart Association PALS Certification.
Our El Centro PALS Course utilizes the Pediatric Advanced Life Support curriculum designed by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. There are four PALS course options at our El Centro location:
We offer several PALS courses throughout the week at our El Centro location.
Mandatory Pre-Course Requirements
Please note that the AHA requires all students taking PALS to pass the Pre-Course Self-Assessment exam with a score of 70% or greater.
- After registration students will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to do the Pre – Course Self-Assessment.
- You can take the exam over until a passing grade is achieved.
- You MUST print or take a picture of the passing grade with your name on it to hand to your Instructor before entering the class. If you do not have a printer, please take a picture, and email the picture to [email protected].
Who can take this course?
Healthcare providers such as: pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and others who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.
PALS Course Content Overview
- 1- and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use
- 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
- Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
- Management of respiratory emergencies
- Resuscitation team concept
- Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
- Systematic Approach to Pediatric Assessment
- Vascular access
- Key changes in pediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
About Our El Centro PALS Course
The course includes skills stations and interactive case-based sessions that teach students to integrate knowledge and skills into a clinically useful discipline.
The goals are to provide students with the ability to recognize an infant or child at risk for respiratory and /or cardiac arrest; strategies to prevent respiratory and/or cardiac arrest in neonates, infants, and children; cognitive and psychomotor skills to resuscitate and stabilize the infant; and children in respiratory failure, shock or cardiopulmonary arrest.
Express Training Solutions’ Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course is intended for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies, and for first-time or renewal training to obtain a PALS course completion card. This includes pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, etc.