Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course (PALS)

Course providers

2 day course

Intended for:

  • For healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies
  • For students seeking first-time or renewal credentialed PALS training

Accreditation: 8.0 MainPro-C credits (provider) | 4.0 MainPro-C credits (refresher)

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Format: CPR test and PALS written examination (need to achieve at least 84%) Awarded a Heart and Stroke Foundation Completion Certificate upon completion

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Equipment used:

This course travels to communities. The instructor course can create future in- house instructors.

Topics covered:

Newborn resuscitation, respiratory failure, shock and cardiac rhythm disturbances

Learning objectives:

To teach pediatric emergency management of pediatric patients approaching or already in respiratory or cardiac arrest

Procedural skills learned:

  • Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardio-pulmonary arrest
  • The systematic approach to pediatric assessment
  • Effective respiratory management
  • Validate skills for 1- and 2-person CPR and AED skills for infant and child
  • Defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion
  • Intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics

Affiliated with:
Various providers:
Northern Continuing Medical Education (NCME) – PALS contact Amanda Barclay
Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) – Learning and Development – email Dr. Jeff Bishop or call (250) 721-6850
IRIDIA Medical
Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC)
International Emergency Medical Educators Association (IEMEA)
OHM Medical Training Services (OMTS)
Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF)
American Heart Association (AHA)