Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - Recertification

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Course by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Course Description: The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Recertification Course by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada empowers healthcare professionals to acquire the essential knowledge and skills required for improved recognition and treatment of critically ill infants and children. 

The course materials are designed around realistic scenarios, employing a team-based approach to instruct emergency management techniques for pediatric patients. Whether they are in the early stages of respiratory or cardiac arrest, or during the subsequent phases of patient stabilization and transportation, this comprehensive course covers the full spectrum of pediatric emergencies, both within and outside hospital settings.

Intended Audience: The PALS provider renewal course is exclusively designed for medical professionals responsible for initiating and leading advanced life support during pediatric emergencies. Also, it caters to healthcare students who are either seeking PALS certification for the first time or renewing their existing credentials. 

This comprehensive course ensures that participants stay updated with the latest guidelines and best practices in pediatric emergency care, equipping them with the necessary PALS skills and knowledge to confidently respond to critical situations, such as respiratory and cardiac arrest.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Current Heart & Stroke BLS Provider certification
  • Current Heart & Stroke PALS Provider certification that is about to expire. Your certificate cannot be expired (it expires 2 years to the day after it was issued).
  • PALS pre-course self-assessment certificate (passing score = 70%). The link for the pre-course self-assessment will be sent to you after the course registration.

The following competencies are expected of students entering a PALS Provider course:

  • High-quality BLS
  • Recognition of common pediatric cardiac ECG rhythms
  • Effective airway management and use of adjuncts
  • Knowledge of pediatric cardiopulmonary pharmacology
  • Practical management of complex cases
  • High-performance team skills

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for a PALS Provider Course Completion Card.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Recertification Course Overview

Course Features:

  • Reflects science of the most recent Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC)
  • Hands-on class format that integrates BLS and PALS interventions
  • High-quality CPR and team dynamics
  • Real world scenarios

Course Content:

  • Pediatric systematic approach
  • High-quality CPR (Basic Life Support)
  • Respiratory emergencies and early interventions
  • Shock emergencies and early interventions
  • Cardiopulmonary arrest and early interventions
  • Arrhythmias
  • Post–cardiac arrest management
  • Multi-rescuer resuscitation and team dynamics
  • Recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Systematic approach to pediatric assessment
  • Effective respiratory management
  • Validation of skills for one-person and two-person CPR and AED skills for infants and children
  • Defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion
  • Intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics

Course Duration

8 hours (1 day)


2-years certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Course Materials

The books and materials we use for our courses are required by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Please note that these materials are not included in the course price. It is the responsibility of each participant to acquire the required materials before attending the course.

To purchase textbooks from us, please click here.


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Please ensure you order the following required student materials:

  • 2020 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Manual – (Heart and Stroke Product Code: RE6210)
  • 2020 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Provider – (Heart and Stroke Product Code: RE0130)
  • PALS Reference Card – (Heart and Stroke Product Code: RE6270) It is already included in Provider Manual but also sold separately if an extra one is needed.

*It is advised that you read the textbook, in its entirety, prior to the course.

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For healthcare providers looking to renew their PALS certification, we offer convenient PALS renewal courses at multiple locations, including Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal, Pembroke, Arnprior, Kemptville, and Smith Falls. These courses are led by certified instructors who specialize in pediatric care. Through our hands-on training sessions, healthcare professionals gain the knowledge and skills needed to confidently manage emergency situations and provide optimal care for pediatric patients.

If you have any questions regarding the availability of our PALS courses or need further information, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our wide range of courses covers diverse subjects, ranging from basic life support to advanced resuscitation techniques. Our unwavering commitment is to provide exceptional education tailored to the specific needs of healthcare professionals. We also extend a warm welcome to individuals who aspire to enhance their life-saving skills and make a meaningful impact in emergency situations by enrolling in our courses.

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