Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Course

During this 2 day PALS course the goal is to aid the Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment, effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion; intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

To successfully complete the PALS Course and obtain your card you must: pass the Child 1-rescuer CPR/AED and Infant and 1 and 2-rescuer CPR testing station, actively participate, practice and complete all skills station and learning stations, pass 2 PALS core case tests as a team leader and pass the closed book written exam with a minimum score of 84%.

Target Audience

Pediatric Healthcare providers who participate in the resuscitation of infants and children at risk for cardiac and/or respiratory distress/ and/or required to have current credentialing in PALS.


Participant must be a “Current Healthcare Provider in CPR” and competent in recognition and interpretation of basic arrhythmias. A well prepared student is mandatory. Students are given materials to study prior to class and must be ready to turn in a copy of their Pre-Course Assessment at the start of class.


$225; no charge for Saint Francis employees

2018 Dates

All classes 8 am – 5 pm

  • January 4/5
  • April 12/13
  • July 23/24
  • October 25/26

To register, call Training and Development at 573-331-5107.

Saint Francis Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

16 contact hours provided.

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