Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course

BLS, ACLS, and PALS classes are currently limited to UT Medical Center Team Members only.

The American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support course is designed to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment; effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion; intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

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Course Length

Renewal / Retrain– 8 contact hours
Initial Provider – 16 contact hours

Intended Audience

For pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies.

Student Materials

  • PALS Provider Manual
  • PALS Online Pre-test (required)
  • PALS Precourse Checklist (required)
  • PALS Pocket Reference Cards

Card Type

PALS Provider Card (UTMC provides cards in electronic form. This allows for quick, permanent access to the card.)

Written/Skills Exam

Required for completion card

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in CPR 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. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA materials, do not represent income to the association.