Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The goal of the AHA PALS course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. You will learn how to recognize and intervene in cases of respiratory distress and failure, circulatory shocks, and pediatric arrhythmias. The class consists of lecture, videos, skills practice, and a written test. The PALS certification card is valid for two years and must be renewed before the end of the expiration month. This class is recommended for nursing students, healthcare providers involved in the care of children and infants, and healthcare providers working in a GI lab.

The most current (2015 edition) AHA PALS textbook is required for all PALS classes.

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Complimentary PALS Prep-Course

Everyone who plans to attend a PALS class is required to complete an online pre-assessment before the day of your class. You can do the pre-assessment at home, or you can do it in our office with help from our instructors as a part of our PALS Prep-Course. This course is recommended for first-time PALS students.
Questions? Call (866) 266-2229

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Renew ACLS, PALS, BLS, & NRP in one day!

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Classes are stacked up so you can complete everything in one day.
Call (866) 266-2229 to register.

Three ways to complete your PALS:

  1. PALS Renewal Class: For those with a current, non-expired PALS card.
  2. PALS Initial Class: For those who have never taken PALS before, or for those with an expired card.
  3. Heartcode PALS: Complete the PALS course online and complete skills testing in our office.

AHA PALS Renewal

Duration: 6 hours (1-day course)

Price: $165.00

Required: AHA PALS Textbook (2015 Edition); PALS Online pre-assessment; Current PALS card

Recommended for: All healthcare providers involved in the care of children and infants, healthcare providers working in a GI lab, and nursing students.

Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing for 6 contact hours. CEP #13004.

Need BLS? Add-on BLS the same day!

NEO Orange County

NEO San Diego

AHA PALS Certification

Duration: 12 hours (1-day course)

Price: $190.00

Required: AHA PALS Textbook (2015 Edition); PALS Online pre-assessment

Recommended for: All healthcare providers involved in the care of children and infants, healthcare providers working in a GI lab, and nursing students.

Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing for 12 contact hours. CEP #13004.

Need BLS? Add-on BLS the same day!

NEO Orange County

NEO San Diego

Heartcode PALS

Complete your PALS online at www.onlineaha.org. The online portion takes approximately four hours. Then, come in to our office for the skills testing.
To register, please call us at (866) 266-2229.

Online Exam Fee: $135.00
Skills Fee: $100.00

Required for PALS

2015 Textbook

2015 PALS Textbook
The AHA requires that each student has the current PALS textbook during the course.

You can purchase a textbook during your online registration, or you can purchase one in our office on the day of your class.

If you have a textbook, or able to borrow one from your facility or a co-worker, bring it with you to your class. 

PALS Pre-Assessment

The PALS pre-assessment is mandatory for all PALS courses. You are required to complete the pre-assessment online before the day of your class. Need help with the pre-assessment? Come in for a PALS prep-course and our instructors with help you.

The PALS pre-assessment can be found at www.heart.org/eccstudent
CODE: pals15


Please note:

-You must pass with a score of 70% or higher
-You can take the pre-assessment an unlimited number of times
-Your progress is NOT saved, so you must print out your results immediately. If you do not have access to a printer, take a screenshot or picture of your results.

Current PALS Card

If you are taking a PALS renewal class, bring your current card (or a copy of your current card) to ensure it has not yet expired.

AHA PALS Course Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Airway Management
  • Early recognition and treatment of: Bradycardia and AV Heart Blocks, Tachycardias (including Supraventricular and ventricular tachycardia patients), and cardiac arrest
  • Effective team communication during resuscitation
  • Intraosseous vascular access
  • Pediatric assessment that will help you to categorize the type and severity of your patients’ condition
  • Relief of choking in children and infants


At the end of the PALS course, you will be able to successfully:

  • Perform CPR on children and infants using oxygen delivery and airway management equipment
  • Establish IO access using ECG monitoring
  • Provide defibrillation and cardioversion
  • Describe a systematic approach Medical Management of 4 types of respiratory problems, 4 types of circulatory problems, and 4 types of cardiac problems
  • Understand the elements of effective team dynamics during a resuscitation attempt
  • Describe the timely recognition and interventions required to prevent respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Describe the systematic approach to pediatric assessment
  • Describe priorities and specific interventions of a child in respiratory and/or circulatory emergencies.
  • Explain the importance of team dynamics during a pediatric resuscitation.
  • Describe the key elements of post resuscitation management.

Our Locations in Southern California

Orange County

San Diego

Same Day Card

You will receive your AHA card immediately after your class.
Your card will be accepted in all hospitals – guaranteed!

Complimentary Study Guides

We offer study guides for you to review before your class and to take with you after your class. Look for the downloadable study guide in your class confirmation email.

Small Class Sizes

Because we have classes so often, our class sizes tend to be small – making the classes personable, stress-free, and sometimes even quicker!

Flexible Class Schedule

We offer classes weekly in Orange County and San Diego. If you need a specific date or time that is not listed on our schedule, give us a call at (866) 266-2229.
You may reschedule your class with no problem.


Call us at (866) 266-2229 or email us: info@nursesed.net