Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course in which a series of simulated pediatric emergencies are used to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The full two day course is for those who have never taken PALS before or whose certification is expired. The one day renewal course is for those who are current in their PALS certification. Proof of current certification is required.
Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider Basic Life Support (CPR) certification is also required.
All students must obtain a student manual. The manual must be brought to class for use as a resource during the course as well as the written examination. Additionally, all students are required to complete the online pre-course assessment. The link with the access code is located on page ii of the student manual. You must print the assessment results and present them to the instructor at the beginning of class. You will not be admitted to the course if you do not present this document to the instructor.
Student manuals for St. Joseph's Healthcare System employees are available for loan in the following locations:
SJRMC (Paterson) - Hospital Library Xavier 4
SJWayne - Nursing Administration Office
Non employees are responsible to purchase study materials from a bookseller of their choice. (Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Manual ~ ISBN 978-1-61669-112-7)
There are additional study materials available to download on the registration page.
To view course dates, select "I am registering"on this page, enter your E-mail address, select registrant type and continue to next page, where the course dates are listed below the registration blanks. You are not required to complete the registration information on the second page to view course dates. If you wish to complete your registration, you must complete all fields, check date and then click the "submit registration" button.