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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

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In order to certify in PALS, the learner must have a valid BLS certification.

For course dates, times, prices, and registration, please select a course below:

e-PALS Provider and Retraining

The American Heart Association PALS course is designed for medical providers such as physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other professionals whose daily occupation requires them to either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a pediatric patient, whether in or out of hospital. The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School is authorized as a Training Center for the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Program by the American Heart Association (AHA).

AHA courses at iCELS combine state of the art simulation lab facilities with the latest e-learning software for resuscitation training: HeartCode PALS, brings the classroom to your personal computer. Self directed learning allows for adequate preparation of PALS clinical pathways while computerized simulations allow for deliberate practice of cardiac arrest and peri arrest cases. 

Provider course = HeartCode PALS + 6 Hour Simulation Lab

Retraining (every two years after initial course) = HeartCode PALS + 4 Hour Simulation Lab

Educational Objectives: At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the infant or child at risk of cardiopulmonary arrest;
  • Identify strategies for prevention;
  • Demonstrate the cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary for resuscitating and stabilizing the infant or child in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest;
  • Demonstrate the use of the various airway and oxygen adjuncts and methods for optimum ventilation & airway control;
  • Identify normal vs. abnormal cardiac rhythms and the appropriate pharmacologic and electrical therapies;
  • State the indications & dosages of medications used in cardiopulmonary arrest and the effects on the cardiovascular system;
  • Perform techniques to obtain vascular access in infants and children via intraosseous cannulation using EZIO
  • Perform advanced skills in the assessment and treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest in the pediatric patient. 

Course Location & Fees:

Albert Sherman Center- ICELS (2nd Floor) 
55 Lake Ave. North
Worcester, MA 01655

PALS Provider - $355
PALS Retraining - $290


Registrants will receive confirmation via email. E-learning material and instructions for accessing online content will be sent 2 weeks before the scheduled skills session. Learners who register within 2 weeks of the course will receive those materials within one business day of registration. 

For more information, please email Continuing.education@umassmed.edu

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association. 

PALS courses are refundable up to 7 business days before the selected skills session date, less $160 if the e-Learning material has been opened. Transfers are permitted up to 7 business days before the selected skills session date without penalty. Please contact Continuing.Education@umassmed.edu for Transfer requests.

Classes must be paid in full in order to receive a certification card and continuing education credit(s). A certification card will be awarded within 2 business days to those who successfully complete the course and have paid for the course in full. 

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