PALS is geared towards healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years.
You are required to do the following:
- Complete the online PALS Heartcode, print your certificate of completion and bring it with you to the course. https://shopcpr.heart.org/courses/pals
- Review and understand the information in your PALS Provider Manual (you will gain access to this when you register for the Heartcode class as an E-book).
- Ensure that your BLS skills and knowledge are current for the resuscitation scenarios. You will be tested on adult high-quality BLS skills at the beginning of the PALS Course. You must know this in advance because you will not be taught how to do CPR or use an AED.
- Print your scores (certificate) for the Precourse Self-Assessment and bring them with you to class. A passing score is 70% or above, and you can take the Precourse Self-Assessment as many times as needed to achieve a passing score.