Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses given by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center are sponsored by the American Heart Association. These courses present information and skills needed for management of seriously ill or injured pediatric patients.
The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) courses given by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center present information and skills training needed for the management of serious cardiac emergencies and arrest in the adult patient. Small group teaching is empahsized, and use of the human patient simulator is included.
Registrants must be physicians, nurses, paramedics or other healthcare personnel whose occupation requires managing the pediatric patient.
We offer PALS and ACLS in an online module followed by a skills testing at the Center for Simulation and Research on the Oak Campus.
The online module instructions and access keys will be emailed to paid participants 5 weeks prior to the course date. All pre-course work is done online through the American Heart Association website and can be accessed by logging in from any computer.
Participants are required to bring documentation of completing the online modules to participate in the skills testing portion and to receive the PALS and ACLS certification cards.
Note: There is no longer a distinction between the initial PALS or ACLS certification and the renewal course.