UChicago Simulation Center

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)


Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that 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.

– from American Heart Association Pediatric Life Support (PALS)

Cost of Course

UC Employees:

Full Provider Course – $175

Recertification – $135

How to Register

UC employees: log-on to Absorb to complete registration.

Non-employees: Please refer to the AHA Course Finder website.

Course Location

Employees – Please refer to Absorb

How to Pay

To guarantee a seat, payment must be received two (2) weeks prior to your scheduled course date.  Failure to submit payment at this time will result in the automatic cancellation of your scheduled course.

Via credit card:

For more information on refunds, see the General Refund/Cancellation Policy.

To review the UC Simulation guidelines for credit card processing, click here.

How to Obtain Course Materials

Books will not be included with the registration cost for the PALS course.

Required reading: PALS Provider Manual*

*A digital copy of the 2020 Provider Manual is available from the Crerar Library through the following link:


Please visit any of the following locations to either borrow or purchase course materials:

Crerar Library

UC employees may borrow for up to 30 days.

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