PALS and PEARS Courses
The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course is designed for healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support beyond basic life support through the stabilization or transport of a pediatric emergency, either in or out of hospital. In this course you will enhance your skills in the evaluation and management of an infant or child with respiratory compromise, circulatory compromise, or cardiac arrest.
Cost: $180 per participant; $155 per participant for Mercy affiliates
PALS Provider Renewal Course must be completed within 24 months of previous PALS Provider Course. This eight-hour renewal course provides review of course material and re-verification of skills and knowledge.
Cost: Challenge/Renewal $100 per participant; $85 per participant for Mercy affiliates
Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS)
Description: The AHA developed the PEARS Provider Course for healthcare providers who might encounter pediatric patients in their profession but who do not routinely provide care for children with high-acuity illness or injury. This course is NOT intended for those who require credentialing in advanced pediatric skills or who are routinely involved in resuscitation. Those students should take a PALS Course.
PEARS providers may include:
Cost: $75 per participant
PALS and PEARS materials are not included in the course fee but can be purchased from University Bookstore near the Drake campus in Des Moines, IA. Or online at aha.channing-bete.com (90-1052 for PALS Manual, 90-1061 for PEARS Manual)
We offer PALS and PEARS courses to suit nearly every need. Groups and organizations with 10 or more people can arrange a private class. The Training Center Secretary can help with group scheduling and pricing. Please call (515) 643-7491.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS, and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the