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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course:

Nova Southeastern University's Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) course is designed for healthcare and pre-hospital providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children.  Our PALS course is an instructor-led, classroom-based course which uses simulated pediatric emergency scenarios to teach and enhance the skills of healthcare providers in the treatment of pediatric arrest and peri-arrest patients.  

Course Concepts:

  • 1 and 2 rescuer child CPR and AED use
  • 1 and 2 rescuer infant CPR
  • Management of respiratory emergencies
  • Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
  • Vascular access
  • Resuscitation team concept
  • Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
  • Systematic approach to pediatric assessment 

Who is Eligible for the Course?:

Our PALS course is designed for health professionals and pre-hospital workers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. Past course participants have included:

  • Anesthesiologist Assistants
  • Dental Healthcare Workers
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Students
  • Emergency and Intensive Care Workers
  • Others

If you need your PALS certification ASAP or if you just don't have enough time to attend a full class our AHA blended course format may be the best option for you. We recommend the blended course format for PALS re-certification.  If you are in need of initial certification we suggest taking our initial certification course.

In the blended course format, participants learn the concepts of PALS in an online eLearning format to be completed at their own pace.  Upon successful completion of the eLearning section, participants can then schedule an appointment with NSU's Division of EMS Education & Training to demonstrate their knowledge and skills with a NSU instructor.

Participants will receive the same AHA PALS course completion card as our in-person course upon successful completion of both the online eLearning and in-person skill evaluation.

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