Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

In class- please see prerequisites


Please see table below- Tuition Reduced


14 hours- 8am-5pm both days. Please see prerequisites for important course details and information.


Dr. Marcos Silva, MD, FRCPC (Medical Director)

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


Evaluation Method

• Written evaluation
• Hands-on skills practice
• Practical skills testing

Intended For

Healthcare professionals responding to pediatric cardiopulmonary emergencies and working in pediatric critical care environments; such as physicians, nurses, respiratory technologists and 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.

This course is also available by contract for on-site delivery. Please email for information.

This course meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and has been approved for MAINPRO+ Certified Group Learning Activity Category credits. Please see CFPC for details.

This course meets the accreditation criteria of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and has been approved for MOC, Section 2 credits. Please contact RCPSC for details.

Funding maybe available for RNAO members.Please contact RNAO for information.

Text Book

Not included in course fee. PALS Provider Manual (2015), and HSFC Handbook of Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers (2015), available from Heart and Stroke Foundation, or University of Toronto bookstore.


The Michener Institute, 222 St. Patrick Street, Toronto, ON- unless indicated otherwise in the table below

Certificate Program

Upon successful completion students receive a HSF PALS provider Ecard valid for 2 years. HSF will email instructions to access online Ecard after successful completion of the course.


• HSF BLS Provider  Card within the previous 12 months (demonstration of competency at the course).  If you wish to register for a BLS course please see link to : BLS Course The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
• Able 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 -if you do not have a HSF#/account already.
• Completion of PALS Pre Course Test . Must be presented at the course.

Please note: Heart and Stroke criteria for taking PALS state that you must have successfully completed a BLS Provider 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.Please see Heart and Stroke for information.

Textbook: PALS Provider Manual (2015),  and HSFC Handbook of Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers  (2015), available from Training Materials HSF Courses , or University of Toronto bookstore.

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).

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)-RS814


CodeCourse TitleFormatTuitionDate(s)Register ByAvailability
RS814-YO1Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) The Michener Institute of Education at UHN- Room 1325, 8am-5pmWorkshop$399.00Sep-22-2018 to Sep-23-2018Closed
RS814-YO2Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Workshop$399.00Oct-13-2018 to Oct-14-2018Open
RS814-YO3Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Workshop$399.00Nov-10-2018 to Nov-11-2018Open
RS814-YO4Pediatric Advanced Life Support Includes BLS renewal Day 1 0700am-0830am followed by PALS 0830am-500pmWorkshop$429.00Dec-01-2018 to Dec-02-2018Open
RS814-Y05Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Workshop$399.00Jan-12-2019 to Jan-13-2019Open
RS814-Y06Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Workshop$399.00Feb-02-2019 to Feb-03-2019Open
RS814-Y07Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Workshop$399.00Mar-02-2019 to Mar-03-2019Open
RS814-Y08Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) RNs Only CourseWorkshop$399.00Apr-06-2019 to Apr-07-2019Open
RS814-Y09Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Workshop$399.00May-25-2019 to May-26-2019Open
RS814-Y010Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Day 1 BLS renewal 7am - 830am followed by PALS 830am-5pmWorkshop$429.00Jun-15-2019 to Jun-16-2019Open
RS814-Y011Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Workshop$399.00Jul-13-2019 to Jul-14-2019Open
RS814-Y012Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Workshop$399.00Aug-24-2019 to Aug-25-2019Open

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