Pediatric advanced life support (PALS) focuses on providing immediate emergency care to infants and newborn babies.
The primary goal of PALS is to provide critically ill newborns with life supporting medical care aimed at increasing the infant’s survivability rate and bringing the newborn into a stable and healthy physiological state.
The PALS program is a 2-3 day course which focuses training medical professionals (especially those who work in the pediatric care field) on proper assessment and intervention training, infant resuscitation, respiratory diagnosis and treatment, CPR and AED use, pulmonary and cardiac arrest assessment and management, shock management, airway management, pediatric team dynamics and a host of other medical related procedures aimed at detecting and intervening infant illnesses.
PALS training provides students with a combination of classroom, textbook and video related materials combined with a series of simulated pediatric emergencies in order to provide students with a deep understanding and comprehension on the importance of PALS training and to reinforce the educational lessons on the proper assessment and treatment of infant illnesses.
Pediatric life support certification
For more information on taking the pediatric advanced life support certification or if you have questions about the PAL exam check out the American Heart Associations website.
You can also find additional resources on PALS at your local hospital, library or health care center.
The PALS certification program is a relatively short training program that lasts 2 – 3 days that trains medical professionals on the topic of advanced pediatric life support.