The PALS – Blended course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, and management of respiratory, shock and cardiac events in the pediatric population. PALS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

Target audience:

PALS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies in infants and children. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and paramedics, as well as others who require PALS certification for job or other requirements.

This (PALS) Blended CPD activity involves online learning as well as face-to-face learning. The face-to-face and the online learning part can be used for QCHP-AD credits.

The American Heart Association states that the online portion can be completed in approximately 6 to 9 hours, depending on the level of knowledge and clinical experience of the student. Unprepared or inexperienced students may require additional time.

This time can be claimed in your QCHP-AD portfolio as Category 2, Clinical Practice, Completing self-learning modules, which has a credit rating of 1 credit for each hour. Upon successful completion of the online part of this activity you will receive a Certificate of Completion from the American Heart Association which can be used to document your QCHP-AD claim for these hours. This certificate of completion will also be required for you to take part in the face-to-face activity.


Successful completion of HeartCode® PALS Part 1