Pediatric Advanced Life Support

The American Heart Association recognizes Children’s Health as a Community Training Center for Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

PALS Vision

Our vision is to be the preeminent learning center to provide physicians, nurses, allied healthcare providers and emergency personnel with the cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary for resuscitating and stabilizing the critically ill or injured infant or child.

Our Goal

Our goal, with respect to delivering kids safely to the other side of childhood, is to provide professional development opportunities for participants that teach the basic and advanced life support techniques for infants and children recommended by the American Heart Association, and to be progressive in anticipating and providing future learning services to our community.


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  • PALS

    The PALS Course is for Health Care Providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need PALS certification for their job.

    Children's Health℠ is an American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center. Participants will not be permitted to attend a class if they arrive after the initiation of the "Science Update" video.

    This instructor-led classroom course aims to improve outcomes for pediatric patients by teaching students to assess, recognized and manage potential and/or active respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest until the child or infant's care can be escalated to an advance life. 

    Participants have the option of completing an Initial PALS Provider Course either by:  

    • 2-Day Provider Course (New graduate nurses must complete this course.)
    • HeartCode PALS - Initial/Renewal Online Course
  • 2-Day PALS Provider - Initial Course

    2021 Schedule:

    • February 3 & 4
    • May 12 & 13
    • August 4 & 5
    • November 3 & 4

    Off Label Disclosure

    Because this course is meant to educate physicians with what is currently in use and what may be available in the future, there may be "off-label" uses discussed in the presentations. Speakers have been requested to inform the audience when off-label use is discussed.

    CNE Contact Hours

    Children’s Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    Contact  hours will be awarded.

    PALS Course Faculty

    Training Center Coordinator:
    Cindy Chilton, RN-BC, BSN

    The names of additional PALS instructors (1 per every 6 participants) will be shown in each course agenda.

  • HeartCode® PALS - Initial/Renewal Online Course 

    HeartCode PALS Skills Check-off