Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Initial & Renewal. The PALS course is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children.

*Add-on BLS Provider when you checkout. BLS class completed after your ACLS class.

  • You'll learn and be able to apply confidently in real life
  • Presented efficiently so no wasted time
  • Examples and scenarios that match your real life situations
  • Multiple convenient locations around Indianapolis & Central Indiana
  • Same Day Certification*

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This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course uses a series of 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. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

The PALS course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills and simulated clinical scenarios based on your practice and location that encourage active participation.  This hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency which works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills. The PALS course is Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Do I need to purchase a textbook?
American Heart Association states "each student must have the current appropriate course textbook readily available for use before, during, and after the course." The textbook is not included in the class price and the student is responsible for purchasing or gaining access. Students may reuse their textbooks during renewals or updates until new science guidelines are published.

How do I purchase a course textbook?
If you need to purchase a book, students can purchase when registering for the class, purchase separately through SMRT Indiana's online store or purchase from another vendor.  

I need to be certified immediately. Can you help me?
We have a couple of solutions for you. You can take the classroom portion online and complete a skills checkoff at our location in Plainfield, IN. 

I have difficulty reading rhythm strips will I still be able to pass the class?
Yes. You should have a general knowledge of ECG interpretation. Beyond this, there is no need to take an EKG course prior to ACLS our instructors will provide you with easy to understand ways to read rhythm strips during the course.

How should I prepare for the course?
You are strongly encouraged to review the ACLS student manual prior to the course and also take the self assessment test.  The self assessment test can be accessed through the internet as follows: (enter the word "pals15" when prompted for access). You can also view our resources area via the top navigation of the page.

Are there different classes for initial & renewal?
Not with SMRT Indiana. We combine the two for a better learning environment for all students.