Continuing Education

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Course Code: RS814
Instruction Method: In class
• HSF BLS for HCP (C) Card within the previous 12 months
• Ability to identify ECG rhythms -for those who wish to review/test their ECG interpretation skills please go to ECG STAT Test
• Knowledge of primary pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary emergencies
• Registration with Heart and Stroke Foundation for your Heart and Stroke Id Number.
• Completion of PALS Pre Course Test , code: palsprovider. Must be presented at the course.

NOTE: You must fax/email a copy of your valid BLS certificate to Michener a minimum of 2 weeks before the date of your course.
Duration: 14 hours
Time: Day 1 - 08:00-17:00; Day 2 - 08:00-17:00
Location: The Michener Institute For Applied Health Sciences - unless indicated otherwise in the table below
Fee: please see table below
Textbook: Not included in course fee. PALS Provider Manual (2010), vendor code RE6001E and HSFC Handbook of Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers vendor code RE0110E, available from Laerdal Medical , University of Toronto bookstore.
Evaluation Method:
• Written evaluation
• Hands-on skills practice
• Practical skills testing
Instructors: Dr. Dr. Anna Jarvis MB,BS,FRCPC,FAAP (Medical Director)
Intended for: Healthcare professions responding to pediatric cardiopulmonary emergencies and working in pediatric critical care environments; such as physicians, nurses, respiratory technologists, paramedics. This course is designed for those who have pediatric work experience. If you do not have pediatric work experience or are currently training to work in a pediatric environment, it is highly recommended that you take Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization - PEARS (RS827) first before enrolling in PALS.
Certificate: Upon successful completion students receive a HSF PALS provider card valid for 2 years.

Learner Outcomes:
This highly interactive course uses case presentations and the simulation centre to provide practical application of the required skills taught. The value of working in interprofessional teams is emphasized, offering you large and small group discussions and evaluation stations based on simulation.

Upon successful completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
• Identify and treat problems that place the child at risk of cardiac arrest
• Apply a systematic approach to pediatric assessment
• Use the “evaluate-identify-intervene” sequence
• Use PALS algorithms and flowcharts
• Demonstrate effective resuscitation team dynamics

Please note: Heart and Stroke criteria for taking PALS state that you must have successfully completed a BLS for Health Care Provider (C) course in accordance with current guidelines, be actively using BLS skills on a regular basis and demonstrate competence in performing CPR. Hence we require demonstration of competence for successful completion of the course.
Registration does not guarantee success.
The most common reason(s) that students are unsuccessful are either lack of preparation prior to the PALS course and or lack of ECG interpretation skills. Registration in this course does not guarantee success. In the event that you are not successful, the Course Director will recommend at the end of the course that you repeat an entire classroom session on another date (you will be responsible for the entire tuition fee). Unsuccessful participants will not receive a refund of course fees.

Disclaimer: Please note you will be tested on the information that can be found in the PALS Manual. The link provided to the ECG STAT test is an additional study resource and does not replace the PALS Manual (required reading).

This course is also available by contract for on-site delivery. Please email for information.
Please note our course registrations fill quickly. Once a course is full the registration will close automatically. Please register early to secure your spot!

Credits:This course meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and has been approved for 8 MAINPRO-C credits submitted to CSRT for NCPD credits.
Please Note:Withdrawals and trnasfers please refer to Michener's Transfer and Withdrawal Policy
Code Course Title Format Tuition Date(s) Register By Availability
RS814-2Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$399.00Oct-04-2014 -
RS814-14Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) on site at St. Joseph's Health Centre, 30 the Queensway, Toronto- For employees onlyIn Class$485.00Oct-18-2014 -
RS814-3Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$399.00Nov-15-2014 -
RS814-13Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) on site at Trillium Health Centre (Mississauga site), 100 Queensway West , Mississauga - For Trillium Health Partners Employees onlyIn Class$499.00Nov-22-2014 -
RS814-4Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$399.00Dec-06-2014 -
RS814-17Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$399.00Dec-13-2014 -
RS814-5Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$399.00Jan-17-2015 -
RS814-6Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$399.00Feb-07-2015 -
RS814-15Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) on site at St. Joseph's Health Centre, 30 the Queensway, Toronto- For employees onlyIn Class$485.00Feb-07-2015 -
RS814-7Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$399.00Feb-28-2015 -
RS814-8Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$399.00Apr-11-2015 -
RS814-9Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$399.00May-30-2015 -
RS814-10Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$399.00Jun-13-2015 -
RS814-16Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) on site at St. Joseph's Health Centre, 30 the Queensway, Toronto- For employees onlyIn Class$485.00Jun-20-2015 -
RS814-11Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$399.00Jul-18-2015 -
RS814-12Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)In Class$399.00Aug-22-2015 -

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