PALS Certification Online

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100% Online Certification

PALS Provider Card

Available 4 CME/CE Credit

Course Syllabus and Study Guide

Full-size PDF Certificate

Nationwide Acceptance

Two-year Certification

What Sets Us Apart?

Earn your Provider card

You will receive your PALS provider card when you successfully complete the Final Exam

Earn CME/CE Credit when you finish the course

4 AMA PRA Category 1 CME/CE

Course Audit

The course is audited by medical professionals

Progress Tracking

You can easily track your progress in the course at all times

Exam Included

Attempt an exam at the end to assess your learning

Nationwide Acceptance

Accepted by the majority of hospitals in the United States and worldwide

PALS Syllabus

PALS Course Curriculum

  • Target Audience and Goal Statement
  • Accreditation Statement
  • Medical Reviewers and Disclosures
  • Instructions for Participation and Credit
  • Preparing for PALS
  • Organization of the PALS Course
  • 2015 Changes to Pediatric BLS
  • Cardiac Arrest Outside of Hospital
  • Infant or Child as a Witnessed Collapse
  • Infant or Child as an Unwitnessed Collapse
  • Adolescent as Either Witnessed or Unwitnessed Collapse
  • PALS Sequence Algorithm
  • Evaluate-Identify-Intervene
  • Evaluate
  • Primary Assessment
  • Secondary Assessment
  • Diagnostic Tests
  • Identify
  • Intervene
  • Hypoxemia
  • Hypercarbia
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Management of Upper Airway Obstructions
  • Management of Lower Airway Obstructions
  • Shock Pathophysiology
  • Compensatory Mechanisms in Shock
  • Signs of Shock by Type
  • Initial Management
  • Shock Management by Type
  • Shock: Fluids and Medications
  • Hypovolemic Shock Treatment
  • Distributive Shock Treatment
  • Cardiogenic Shock Treatment
  • Obstructive Shock Treatment
  • Intraosseous Access
  • Underlying Causes of Bradycardia
  • PALS Bradycardia Algorithm


  • Tachycardia Signs and Symptoms
  • Tachycardia: Initial Management and Interventions
  • Tachycardia with Poor Perfusion
  • Tachycardia with Adequate Perfusion
  • What is cardiac arrest?
  • Management of Cardiac Arrest through Basic Life Support (BLS) Components
  • Advanced Life Support (ALS) in Cardiac Arrest
  • The PALS Cardiac Arrest Algorithm
  • Manual Defibrillation in Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
  • When Special Circumstances Arise


  • Secondary Assessments During the Post-Resuscitation Period
  • The DOPE Mnemonic
  • Maintenance of Fluids
  • The H’s and T’s
  • Managing Shock Following Successful Resuscitation
  • Transporting the Patient
  • Commonly Used Medications
  • Pediatric Resuscitation Tapes
  • Sinus Rhythm
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinus Rhythm with 1st Degree Heart Block
  • 2nd Degree AV Heart Block
  • 3rd Degree Heart Block
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (AF)
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Asystole
  • Pulseless Electrical Activity
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Ventricular fibrillation (VF)
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  • Complete your exam anytime, anywhere
  • No time limits, unlimited retakes
  • Pass with a score of 80% – 40 out of 50 questions
  • No skills testing needed
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