Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS or PEARS)
The American Heart Association recognizes Children’s Health as a Community Training Center for Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
PALS / PEARS 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, 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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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
- February 21 & 22
- May 23 & 24
- August 8 & 9
- November 14 & 15
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
Pamela Okada, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
UTSW Division of Pediatric Medicine
Children's Medical Center Emergency Department Staff Physician
PALS Lead Training Center Faculty
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
2019 Schedule - Dallas Campus:
- February 6,19, 21, 25, 28
- March 6, 19, 26, 28
- April 3, 9, 19, 16, 30
- May 9, 21, 23, 29
- June 11, 20, 24, 27
- July 3, 23, 26, 31
- August 8, 20, 27, 29
- September 4, 18, 26, 30
- October 10, 15, 24, 30
- November 6, 14, 19, 25
- December 3, 17, 30
2019 Schedule - Plano Campus:
- February 11
- March 18
- April 22
- May 13
- June 3
- July 8
- August 12
- September 9
- October 21
- November 11
- December 2
PEARS (Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization)
This instructor-led classroom course aims to improve outcomes for pediatric patients by teaching students to assess recognize, and manage potential and/or active respiratory emergencies, shock and cardiopulmonary arrest until the child or infant's care can be escalated to an advanced life support unit.
2019 PEARS Calendar:
- February 19
- March 19
- April 16
- May 21
- June 11
- July 23
- August 20
- September 17
- October 15
- November 19
- December 17
Class Locations: Simulation Lab (F6700), Specialty Care Center Dallas
Disclaimer: 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.