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Pediatric Advanced Life Support NSER 7650

Nursing Specialty Emergency Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a video-based, Instructor-led, advanced course, that focuses on a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.


  • Current HSFC BLS - healthcare provider



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Learning Outcomes

As a healthcare practitioner, you are expected to follow professional standards of practice throughout all SN programs and courses. In this course, you will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership, professionalism, and clinical decision-making. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Students will have the opportunity to learn, practice and demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:
    • Perform high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) per Heart and Stroke.
    • Foundation basic life support (BLS) recommendations.
    • Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention.
    • Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds of recognition.
    • Apply team dynamics.
    • Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure.
    • Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure.
    • Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock.
    • Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock.
    • Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias.
    • Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias.
    • Implement post–cardiac arrest management.
    • Students will practice the application of these and other skills in simulated cases and will practice both as Team Leader and team member.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

Related Programs

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (NSER 7650) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Health Sciences

  1. Emergency Nursing Specialty (Pediatric Emergency Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Pediatric Emergency Nursing Specialty
    Advanced Certificate Part-time


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