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Tustin PALS Certification Courses (Orange County)

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive an American Heart Association PALS Certification.

About Course Options

We have six PALS course options at our Tustin, Orange County location:

Option 1: PALS Full Course

  • Classroom training for first time or students with expired cards.
  • Class average 8-9 Hours, with 2.5 hours of pre-course work.
  • CEUs available for most healthcare professions

Option 2: PALS Update / Renewal Course

  • Classroom training for students with an unexpired card.
  • Class average 4.5 Hours, with 2.5 hours of pre-course work.
  • CEUs available for most healthcare professions

Option 3: PALS Online Fast-Track

  • Online and in-person hybrid for new or renewing students
  • Includes online access (4 hrs) and instructor-led skills testing (2 hrs)
  • Online access provided in confirmation email
  • Refunds not available for Fast-Track Courses

Option 4: 1Stop Station (DIY Certification)

  • Online and in-person hybrid for new or renewing students
  • Includes online access (4 hrs) and 1Stop Station skills testing (30 mins)
  • Online access provided in confirmation email
  • Refunds not available for Fast-Track Courses

Option 5: Skills Testing Only

  • PALS HeartCode Completion Certificate required (access not included)
  • Instructor-led (2 hrs) or 1Stop Station (30 mins) Skills Testing

Option 6: ACLS & PALS 1-Day Renewal

  • Renewal option for students with unexpired certifications.
  • Class Length: 1 day; up to 10 hours
  • BLS Renewal add-on available

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Mandatory Pre-Course Requirements

The AHA requires all students taking PALS to complete the Pre-Course Self-Assessment and Precourse Work.

  • After registration students will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to do the Pre-Course Work.
  • You can take the exam over until a passing grade is achieved.
  • You MUST print or email a copy of your precourse certificate with your name on it before entering the class. If emailing please send a copy to: [email protected].


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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

  • American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Systematic approach to Pediatric Assessment
  • Recognition of patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • High-quality Child CPR AED and Infant CPR
  • 1 and 2-rescuer child CPR and AED use; 1- and 2-rescuer infant CPR
  • Recognition of cardiopulmonary arrest early and application of CPR within 10 seconds
  • Cardiac, respiratory, and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Differentiation between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias

About Our Tustin PALS Course

Express Training Solutions’ Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course in Tustin, Orange County 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. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

PALS course includes skills stations and interactive case-based sessions that teach the participant to integrate knowledge and skills into a clinically useful discipline.

The goals of this class are to provide information to recognize the 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.

Register for PALS Courses in Tustin Today:

PALS Full Course

PALS Update / Renewal Course

PALS Online Fast-Track

PALS 1Stop Station (DIY Certification)

PALS Skills Testing Only

PALS Skills Testing 1Stop Station (No Instructor)

PALS Skills Testing with Instructor

ACLS & PALS 1-Day Renewal

Frequently Asked Questions

General PALS Questions

What is a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification?
PALS teaches recognition and treatment of the most common life-threatening conditions seen in the pediatric population. The course is ideal for any healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and is essential for those in EMS, ER, ICU/Critical care units.
Do I have to become PALS certified?

The requirement of PALS certification is determined by your position and employer. Traditionally, most healthcare professionals working in a pediatric environment are required to have PALS.

What distinguishes a PALS certification from other certifications?

The American Heart Association PALS course is a nationally recognized certification and is considered the Gold Standard by most healthcare organizations and governing authorities.

When will I need to obtain a PALS certification? When will I need to renew it?

PALS certification is often listed as a requirement for employment. Some organizations may provide the training once employed. AHA PALS certification is valid for 2 years.

Do most hospitals accept PALS certifications obtained online?
If the course is offered completely online, it is not an American Heart Association certification. The AHA does offer blended options for PALS training but students are always required to attend an in-person event with an instructor before getting their AHA card. The majority of hospitals and organizations require AHA certification.

About Our PALS Courses

What subjects are covered in a standard PALS Course taught in Tustin, Orange County?
  • BLS reinforcement for Infants and children
  • Management of Respiratory & Airway conditions
  • Management of circulatory conditions and Intraosseous insertion
  • Megacode & Team Dynamics
  • Recognition and treatment of Sinus Bradycardia, AV Blocks, SVT, VT, VF, PEA, and Asystole
  • Function as a Team Leader and a Team Member in an evaluation code scenario that includes patient assessment, arrhythmia recognition and treatment, supervision of team members, and problem-solving
What can I do to get ready to pass the Tustin PALS certification test?
In addition to the pre-course self-assessment, students can prepare by becoming familiar with the most common pediatric arrhythmias and medications used in pediatric emergencies.

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