AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – Update Course

Course Specifications:

Course Number:


Course Length:

Full Course Time: Approximately 8 hours 20 minutes – $397.00 / per student
(Includes Book)

Course Description:


The AHA’s ACLS Update course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).


Course Objectives

  1. Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  2. Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  3. Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  4. Airway management
  5. Related pharmacology
  6. Management of ACS and stroke
  7. Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

Target Student:

The goal of this program is to provide students a valuable and enjoyable hands-on training experience. 

The fundamental objective is to use a simple, practical approach to help students develop necessary knowledge, skills, and confidence to provide and direct lifesaving interventions as a lead emergency medical responder. 

Course Content:

Lesson 1: PALS Update Course Overview

Lesson 2: Overview of PALS Science

Lesson 3: BLS Practice and Competency Testing

Lesson 4: Management of Respiratory Emergencies

Lesson 5: Rhythm Disturbances / Electrical Therapy

Lesson 6: Vascular Access

Lesson 7: Resuscitation Team Concept

Lesson 8: Coping with Death

Lesson 9: Overview of Pediatric Assessment

Lesson 10: Putting It All Together

Lesson 11: Course Summary and Testing Details

Lesson 12: Written Exam

Lesson 13: PALS Core Case Test 1: Cardiac Cases 9-12