(PALS Provider Course)

Aims and Objectives:

The knowledge and skills obtained on the Paediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Course include:

    • Paediatric chain of survival
    • Recognition and management of respiratory failure
    • Recognition and management of shock
    • Prevention of cardio-pulmonary arrest in children
    • Advanced paediatric airway management
    • Specialized vascular access techniques
    • Paediatric fluid therapy and medications
    • Cardiac rhythm disturbances and their management
    • Paediatric trauma
    • Ethical aspects of paediatric resuscitation
    • Team leadership, team dynamics and resuscitation team co-ordination
    • Post-arrest stabilization
    • Coping with death and dying


Target Audience

Any healthcare worker who has Current registration as a Medical or Dental practitioner, Intern, Junior Intern, Professional Nurse or Paramedic.  Candidates must have a Valid Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers Certificate in accordance with the Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa.


Course duration

2 days of interactive discussion, video instruction, practical skills instruction, hands on skills sessions and case based scenario simulation training. 


Pre course preparation

A comprehensive PALS provider manual is supplied for self study prior to PALS Course participation.


Assessment & course evaluation

Candidates are expected to pass a Pre-Entry MCQ test Based on the PALS Provider Textbook [required passmark = 84%].They must also pass a practical evaluation as team leader during the management of a paediatric patient.


Course certification

Each candidate will receive an American Heart Association PALS course completion Card upon successful completion of the Course.


CPD accreditation

Accredited by the Health Professions Council of SA for 30 Continuing Education units (including medical ethics).