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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
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PALS:  Pediatric Advanced Life Support



About the Program

Our Pediatric Advanced Life Support course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

Our certified PALS instructors are a combination of nurses, physicians and respiratory therapists with backgrounds in pediatric emergency and critical care.

Course Director 

Emma Wyatt, MBBS, FRACP

Course Coordinator

Kevin Middleton, RRT, BSc, MEd



(1) RN, RPN, RRT, MD, DDS, or AEMCA,

(2) Successful completion of the online PALS Pre-Course Assessment (included in tuition) with a minimum score of 70%,

(3) Completion of the HSFC BLS Provider within 12 months prior to the PALS Provider course,

And additionally for PALS Renewal (Recertification) Candidates:

(4) Completion of a Pediatric Advanced Life Support course within 24 months prior to the course.

Students of a health profession are eligible to enroll in the PALS Provider course if: (1) they are in their final stage of training before entering practice and (2) they have successfully completed the PEARS Provider course within the past 12 months. For information on the PEARS Provider course, please see Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS).

Course Materials

Please allow yourself adequate study time. The PALS Course has been updated to reflect the current Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.  The PALS Provider Manual (2015 edition) is for use by a single student and provides information needed before, during and after class.  The new materials (2015 edition) include the following:  PALS Provider Manual and a PALS Pocket Reference Card (with PALS algorithms). Please note that the PALS Provider Manual is not included in the PALS course tuition.

Click here for details on how to obtain course materials and how to prepare for your course


Click here to register for Upcoming Courses


Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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