Pediatric Advanced Life Support

LIke ThisLIke ThisLIke ThisLIke ThisLIke This

Registration Policies

PALS Registration Form 

PEARS Registration Form

PALS Program Objectives

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Program is designed to meet the needs of all health care professionals, including pediatricians, emergency physicians, family practice physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists and others who work with, or may work with, pediatric patients.

The goal of the PALS Program is to provide the participant with:

  • information needed to recognize infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest
  • information and strategies needed to prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children
  • the cognitive and psychomotor skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize infants and children in respiratory failure, shock or cardiopulmonary arrest.

PALS Provider course

The PALS Provider course is intended for first-time participants. The course lasts two days, with Day 1 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Day 2 from 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. BLS certification is strongly recommended. The next available classes are:

  • October 6 & 7, 2016
  • November 29 & 30, 2016
  • December 12 & 13, 2016

This program has been approved by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for 12.75 contact hours Synergy CERP Category A, File number 00019336.


PALS Refresher course

The PALS Refresher course is intended for anyone currently certified in PALS who wishes to renew their certification. BLS certification is strongly recommended. The course lasts one day from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The next available classes are : 

  • November 9, 2016
  • December 12, 2016

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS)

PEARS is an intermediate course designed to enhance the health care provider's basic pediatric life support knowledge to prepare students to initiate and manage the first few minutes of a pediatric arrest or prevent the arrest of a pediatric victim at risk of, or in, severe cardiopulmonary distress. This course is not intended for the advanced provider. The course lasts one day from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The next available classes are:

  • November 3, 2016
  • December 2, 2016

*This program has been approved by Nursing Staff Development of Boston Children’s Hospital #PA149, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses (MARN), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 7.00 Contact Hours, Program #140905.

PALS Instructor course

The PALS Instructor course is intended for anyone interested in teaching the PALS curriculum to other health care professionals. Applicants must have a current PALS Provider certification card and a current BLS/CPR certification card at the time of registration. Courses are offered on an as needed basis.

Related links

American Heart  Association
AHA  CPR &  ECC
Basic Life Support

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944

Close