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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) gives healthcare professionals the knowledge and skills to better recognize and treat critically ill infants and children. The course uses a scenario-based, team approach to teach pediatric emergency management of pediatric patients approaching or already in respiratory or cardiac arrest. It covers treatment beyond the first few emergency minutes and goes through stabilizing patients or transport phases of a pediatric emergency, in or out of the hospital. The 16 hour course is taught over the course of two 8-hour days.
You can take the didactic portion of the course ONLINE and have one of our qualified instructors pass off the skills portion. This saves you time, and is more flexible than signing up for a 16-hour course. If you have not taken an in-person PALS class before, EMT Utah recommends the full course the first time, and then using the online options to renew your certification.
To complete the lecture (didactic) portion online go to www.onlineaha.org and add the Heartcode® PALS course to your cart. You will pay AHA (not EMT Utah) $132 for this course. Once you finish this portion, you will print off your completion certificate. Register and pay online here for your skills passoff testing session. Bring your certificate with you and we’ll pass you off in-person in about 30 – 45 minutes. It’s that easy! Your Skills Passoff will take place during the second day of an already-running PALS course.
Do not register for this passoff session unless you have completed or will complete the AHA online course before attending.
Recertification Option: PALS Providers with non-lapsed certifications can register for this passoff session to challenge the PALS exam and upon passing, can perform the skills to recertify. Students who do not satisfactorily pass the exam according to AHA standards will not perform skills, and will need to then repeat the full course for certification. For those looking to recertify, EMT Utah recommends completing the online course and attending a skills passoff session for the efficiency and flexibility.