pals skills session

PALS Skills Session

​You must complete Online version before you can complete the Skills Session

PALS Skills Session Description

Safeguard CPR offers the AHA PALS Skills Session to teach students how to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.
​​In these busy times, some people prefer taking the first part of their PALS instruction in the blended learning format offered by the American Heart Association PALS. These courses are offered for initial or renewal training, and they have the same completion requirements that the classroom ­based equivalent courses do. All the blended learning options include access to the related E-­textbook in the price of the course. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance into a skills practice and testing session.  You must bring your certificate of completion of Part 1 to your skills session in order to receive your certification card. The online component of the course is only the first step in obtaining your PALS.​​

PALS Provider Card

PALS Skills Session is a credentialed course. Providers who successfully complete the PALS course receive a course completion card valid for two years.

Continuing Education Credits for EMS Professionals

Safeguard CPR is now able to offer Continuing Education credits through CAPCE (Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education) for EMS professionals. This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 2.25 Basic CEHs, activity number 18-AMHA-F2-0001.
PALS in Alpharetta

PALS Skills Session Course

$100.00 ​​(Payment must be received at least 24 hours prior to class time or $25 Walk-In fee applies. Please call for availability first if paying less than 24 hours.)

PALS Skills Session Schedule


PALS Skills Session Estimated Time

​(Based on 6:1 Student
to Instructor Ratio)
Hands‐On Skills Session: Approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes without optional lessons​

HeartCode PALS Accelerated Agenda ‐ Hands‐On Session: Approx. 30 minutes- 1 hour when optional content is excluded​

​​Successful completion is based on achievement of the core learning objectives rather than a prescribed instruction time.

PALS Skills Session Course Tests

  • Child CPR and AED Skills Test
  • Infant CPR and AED Skills Test
  • Megacode

Passing the Megacode Test

At the end of the course, students will participate in a Megacode Testing Station to validate their achievement of the course objectives. A simulated case scenario will evaluate the following:
  • Completion of 2 PALS case scenario tests as Team Leader (1 cardiac and 1 respiratory or shock)

Who Needs PALS Provider Certification?

Safeguard CPR’s PALS Provider 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:
  • Physicians
  • Registered Nurses
  • Travel Nurses
  • Nursing Students
  • Paramedics
  • Firefighters
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician’s Assistants
  • Dentists (performing conscious sedation)