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Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course

The Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) course is designed for health care and pre-hospital providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children.

The instructor-led, classroom-based course uses simulated pediatric emergency scenarios to teach and enhance the skills of health care providers in the treatment of pediatric arrest and peri-arrest patients.

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What You'll Learn

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support course covers:

  • 1 and 2 rescuer child and infant CPR and AED use
  • 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 


The Pediatric Advanced Life Support course is designed for health professionals and pre-hospital workers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. Past course participants include:

  • Anesthesiologist assistants
  • Dental health care workers
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Physician assistants
  • Physicians
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Students
  • Emergency and Intensive Care workers

Blended Course Format

If you need your PALS certification as soon as possible or if you don't have enough time to attend a full class, our American Heart Association 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, you'll

  • learn the concepts of PALS in an online eLearning format to be completed at your own pace.  
  • schedule an appointment with NSU's Division of EMS Education & Training to demonstrate your knowledge and skills with an NSU instructor.
  • receive the same American Heart Association PALS course completion card as our in-person course.
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