Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course

The pediatric advanced life support (PALS) course was developed by the American Heart Association (AHA). Prior to the class, applicants must practice identifying and interpreting core ECG rhythms, study basic pharmacology and know when to use drugs. The course consists of lectures, skill stations, teaching stations and a final evaluation session. PALS provider cards are valid for a two (2) year period.

To have a successful experience, reviewing the materials in the PALS manual is essential. The study packet includes current PALS algorithms. You must thoroughly review these materials prior to class.

Those who are well prepared often successfully complete the PALS. The American Heart Association places a great deal of emphasis on basic life support, so it is imperative that you review basic life support as well.


For registration information, contact Terry White at Professional Health and Safety Institute (PHS Institute). He can be reached by telephone (240-988-8755) or by email ( 

Doctors Community Hospital
8100 Good Luck Road
North Building; 4th Floor, Room 415
7:45 a.m. registration
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

PALS Course Program Schedule 2018

February 13 and 14January 28
May 9 and 10March 22
July 23 and 24April 23
September 20 and 21May 9
November 19 and 20June 17
 July 23
 August 23
 September 25
 October 21
 November 19

Additional notes:

  • You must have and attach a current BLS healthcare provider card to your registration form.
  • If it is your first time taking this course or your card has expired, you must take the PALS provider course.