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AHCS Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - Recertification


We are limited to 4 persons per class. If a date is not available it is because the class registration is full.

The AHA’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. The goal of the PALS Provider Course is to improve outcomes for pediatric patients by preparing healthcare providers to effectively recognize and intervene in patients with respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest by using high-performance team dynamics and high-quality individual skills. This course uses pre-course preparation, didactic instruction, and active participation in learning stations and simulated cases.

You should prepare for the course by doing the following:

  1. Review and understand the information in your PALS Provider Manual. Pay particular attention to the cases in Part 5.
  2. Ensure that your BLS skills and knowledge are current for the resuscitation scenarios. You will be tested on adult high-quality BLS skills at the beginning of the ACLS Course. You must know this in advance because you will not be taught how to do CPR or use an AED. Your BLS Provider certification must be current.
  3. Review, understand, and pass the mandatory pre-course self-assessment. Print your certificate and bring it with you to class. The pre-course self-assessment does not require a code anymore; instead, you will need to create an account on the AHA website.
  4. Go to the following site: Print your scores (certificate) for the Pre-course Self-Assessment and bring them with you to class. A passing score is 70% or above, and you can take the Pre-course Self-Assessment as many times as needed to achieve a passing score.

You will not be taught how to read or interpret ECGs in the course, nor will you be taught details about pharmacology

PALS Course:

  • Performing child and infant CPR
  • Using oxygen delivery and airway management equipment
  • Establishing intraosseous (IO) access and a method for giving rapid fluid boluses
  • Using electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring
  • Providing defibrillation/cardioversion
  • Pediatric assessment: a systematic approach
  • Medical management
  • Team Dynamics

Cost: We are currently only accepting check or cash. Please bring a check or cash to the course for the following amount if you are:

  • Employee Required for Job Role: $0.00
  • AH Castle Associates (Non-Required): $155.00
  • Employee of an Organization Affiliated Adventist Health Castle: $155.00
  • Public: $185.00

Please arrive on time for your class. Anyone that is more than 10 minutes late will be turned away from the class. No exceptions will be made

It is recommended that, before taking the class, all attendees read through either the PALS Provider Manual or the Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care, both published by the American Heart Association. These books may be purchased at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine Bookstore at 651 Ilalo Street in Kaka‘ako, or on-line from WorldPoint ECC, Inc., Channing Bete Company, or Laerdal Medical Corporation. Alternatively, Castle employees may borrow one of these books from the library at the Education and Training office located in the annex building 2nd floor.

Adventist Health Castle
640 ‘Ulukahiki Street, Kailua, HI 96734

Please call (808) 263-5382 for more information.

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Location: Adventist Health Castle

640 ‘Ulukahiki Street


Kailua, HI 96734

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