PALS Renewal Course Description
Safeguard CPR offers the AHA PALS Renewal course for current PALS Providers who need to renew their PALS skills and unexpired PALS Provider course completion card.
PALS is geared towards healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.
The PALS Renewal course uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics.
PALS Renewal Testing and Exam Requirements
- 50 question exam (Must score at least 84%)
- Child CPR and AED Skills Test
Infant CPR Skills Test
- PALS Case Scenario Test 1- Cardiac
- PALS Case Scenario Test 2- Respiratory or Shock
Mandatory Precourse Self-Assessment and Precourse Work Requirements
All students must complete the Precourse Self-Assessment and achieve a score of at least 70% before taking the PALS Course. Once a student has passed the Precourse Self-Assessment, they will gain access to the Precourse Work video lessons. All video lessons must be reviewed before entering the classroom. Students must print their successful Precourse Self-Assessment completion certificate and bring it with them to class.
PALS Provider Card
PALS Renewal is a credentialed course.
Providers who successfully complete the PALS course receive a course completion card valid for two years.
PALS Renewal Course Estimated Time
Times are based on a recommended ratio of 6 students to 1 Instructor to 1 manikin.
PALS ILT Update Course: 8 hours and 15 minutes without breaks
Successful completion is based on achievement of the core learning objectives rather than a prescribed instruction time.
Who Needs PALS Certification?
Safeguard CPR’s PALS Renewal course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in pediatric patients.
These requirements are driven by state licensing board regulations and detail which particular healthcare agencies or individual healthcare license holders that are required to maintain PALS Provider certification. This class can also be taken by medical professionals or students in a medical program who are interested in expanding their knowledge.
Individuals that usually require an PALS Provider certification are:
- Pediatric Allergist
- Pediatric Cardiologist
- Pediatric Endocrinologist
- Pediatric Epidemiologist
- Pediatric Gastroenterologist
- Pediatric Nephrologist
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
- Pediatric Otolaryngologist
- Pediatric Physician Assistant
- Pediatric Pulmonologist
- Pediatric Registered Nurse