The Pediatric Advanced Life Support or PALS Course is for those who respond to pediatric emergencies.

The 2- day course is designed to give students the opportunity to acquire, practice, and demonstrate proficiency in the assessment and management of critically ill pediatric patients. The primary educational methodology used in the course is that of simulation, whether for skill acquisition, complex medical decision making, or teamwork. Other modalities used are video demonstration and group discussion.

Ascension St. Thomas employees should sign up for this class in their MyLearning account and not here. Please refer questions to Eric McCullough at [email protected].

Students will have the opportunity to learn, practice and demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:

  • Perform high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) per Heart and Stroke
  • Foundation basic life support (BLS) recommendations
  • Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds of recognition
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure
  • Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Implement post–cardiac arrest management

Students will practice the application of these and other skills in simulated cases and will practice both Team Leader and team member roles.

If it is necessary for you to cancel your registration for this course, your registration fee will be refunded less a $75 book/administration fee, provided you notify us five days prior to your scheduled class. Failure to cancel five days prior to the scheduled class will forfeit the registration fee.

Location Information

  • June 14th 2021 from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM CDTAugust 16th 2021 from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM CDTOctober 18th 2021 from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM CDTDecember 22nd 2021 from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM CST
  • St. Thomas West
  • 4220 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN, 37205 US



  • June 14-15, 2021

    June 14-15, 2021

    Price $200.00

  • August 16-17, 2021

    August 16-17, 2021

    Price $200.00

  • October 18-19, 2021

    October 18-19, 2021

    Price $200.00

  • December 22-23, 2021

    December 22-23, 2021

    Price $200.00

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