PALS Update/Refresher Courses


The American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support course aids pediatric healthcare providers in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment, effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion; intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.



The PALS course is for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units, such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who need a PALS Course Completion Card for jobs or other requirements.

Required Prerequisite:

The American Heart Association requires completion of an online self-assessment and homework program prior to this PALS class. Visit the American Heart Association Student website at to complete this assignment. Print your certificate of completion and bring it with you to class. You can retake the Self-Assessment as many times as needed to achieve a passing score of 70% or above.


Each student must have a copy of the most recent edition of the PALS Provider Manual for use before, during, and after the course. You can purchase a paper or digital eBook copy from the American Heart Association:

Print PALS Provider Manual

eBook PALS Provider Manual

Download your Course Materials

Course Materials

Scheduled PALS Update/Refresher Classes

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