Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) for paramedics

PALS for pre-hospital professionals

Course Info

Client Ambulance Services, Emergency Response Organisations
Skills Paediatric advanced life support

Course Description

PALS for paramedics is a two-day scenario (case-based) continuing education course intended for trained and skilled healthcare providers who either direct or participate in cardiopulmonary  and resuscitation emergencies in children. This course, certified by the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), is designed to provide students with an opportunity to enhance and refine knowledge and hands-on skill proficiency in emergency cardiovascular care.

All individuals who participate in an ASHI PALS class must be previously trained, skilled, and be able to:

  • Perform high-quality paediatric basic life support (PBLS);
  • Read and interpret basic electrocardiograms (ECG); and
  • Understand cardiovascular pharmacology, prepare and administer essential cardiovascular medications.

To successfully complete the course, participants need to pass the written evaluation and successfully complete five performance evaluations, three PBLS and two PALS:

  • High-quality infant BLS;
  • High-quality child BLS;
  • Bag mask ventilation;
  • Respiratory or shock case management; and
  • Cardiac case management.


Paediatric assessment and teamwork
Paediatric basic life support
Respiratory emergencies
Procedures for managing respiratory emergencies
Cardiac arrest
Skills practice and teamwork