Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

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Carilion Clinic offers AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) provider and renewal classes, which are scheduled periodically throughout the year. For information on class offerings, attendance process and cost, or to register for a class, please call Carilion Direct at 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

PALS Students - Precourse Information

As part of the registration fee, you will receive a course manual via postal mail.   The PALS book contains useful study materials, including a mandatory practice test that must be completed before attending class.

You must score at least 80 percent or above on the pretest to take the class. This ensures that you are prepared and can demonstrate your knowledge of these important life-saving skills.

Once you have completed your assessment, there will be an auto-generated answer sheet that you will need to print and bring with you to class for admittance.

Please review the PALS algorithms before coming to class.

Prerequisites for PALS

  • Current AHA BLS Card
  • Current AHA PALS Card (renewals only)
  • Copy of AHA PALS pre-test, completed with score of 80 percent or above

Prior completion of a cardiac monitoring course is recommended.

Class Day Details

All PALS classes start promptly on time, per AHA guidelines. Students who arrive late will be asked to reschedule.