Training and Simulation

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The Seattle Children's PALS Training Center is an American Heart Association (AHA)-designated PALS Training Center.

Get with the guidelines badgeThe Seattle Children’s PALS Training Center is an American Heart Association (AHA)–designated PALS Training Center. We follow the AHA Curricula for PALS Provider, PALS Renewal, HeartCode PALS Part 2 and PALS Provider for Physicians and Advanced Practitioners (adapted). Upon successful completion, participants are issued an electronic PALS Provider eCard effective for two years.

These official AHA PALS Courses train healthcare providers in the skills needed for assessment and management of infants and children with conditions of respiratory distress/failure, shock and cardiac rhythm disturbances, using the team approach. PALS certification is required for work in high-risk areas where advanced therapies are provided.

  • All courses assume proficient, high-quality BLS-HCP skills using current AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. For HeartCode PALS, the Part 1 online Certificate of Completion is required prior to attending the Part 2 in-class session.

  • The 2020 PALS Provider Manual (published October 2020) is required for preparation, during, and after the course. For HeartCode PALS, course fee includes electronic access to the manual for two years.

    • Borrow: Check out a copy from your department library or the hospital library.
    • Purchase hard copy or electronic version:

Course Descriptions and Fees

Please note: Registration closes at 12 noon Friday of the week prior to all courses conducted Thursday through Sunday.

  • The two-day Provider course is for healthcare providers taking the PALS course for the first time, or for those whose PALS Provider certification has expired. It includes both classroom teaching and hands-on practice with manikins in advanced airway management, vascular access, performance of basic life support, cardiac rhythm recognition and electrical and medical therapy.

    Pre-Course elearning work and Self-Assessment are required prior to the in-class sessions.

    Fees

    • Seattle Children's staff (non-physicians, not NPD-subsidized): $260
    • Seattle Children's residents/fellows: $260
    • Physicians/dentists: $375
    • All other participants: $285
  • For first-time PALS certification or renewal. Not open to contract RNs.

    HeartCode is an appropriate alternative for experienced pediatric healthcare providers who are comfortable with computer simulation, and may have class-time limitations. As a first-time PALS course, it is a good option for experienced providers practicing PALS in their daily work. Part 1 provides online self-paced learning (average 4–8 hours), interactive case simulation and a written exam. In the half-day Part 2, participants practice and test team leader and team member skills using case scenarios. Completion of Part 1 is required for participation in Part 2.

    Part 1 online key code is included in fee. If you already purchased a key code directly from https://shopcpr.heart.org/, you can register for Part 2 only for a discounted fee.

    Information on computer technical requirements for Part 1 can be found at https://elearning.heart.org/static/faq.

    Fees

    • Seattle Children's staff (non-physicians): $200
    • Seattle Children's residents/fellows: $200
    • Physicians/dentists: $245
    • All other participants: $225
    • HeartCode Part 2 only (must have completed Part 1): $140
  • For PALS Providers whose current PALS certification will not expire before the course date (no exceptions).

    Pre-Course Self-Assessment is required prior to the in-class session.

    Fees

    • Seattle Children’s staff (non-physicians, not NPD-subsidized): $200
    • Seattle Children's residents/fellows: $200
    • Physicians/dentists: $245
    • All other participants: $225
  • For first-time PALS certification for physicians, ARNPs, PAs and CRNAs, as an alternative to the two-day PALS Provider course. This one-day course is designed for the experienced pediatric provider who has a firm knowledge base of advanced life support procedures.

    Fees

    • Advanced practice providers: $260
    • Residents/fellows: $260
    • Physicians/dentists: $320
  • Experienced PALS Providers train to become new PALS instructors by integrating learning and teaching principles with mentored practice teaching during the concurrent PALS Provider Course. Limited registration. Acceptance by complete application only. To learn more, email us.

How to Register for PALS Courses

All Seattle Children’s employees with badge ID numbers starting with 0–1, except APPs:

  • Register through Seattle Children's Learning Management System, Grow@SC.

All others, including those practicing at Seattle Children’s with badge ID numbers starting with 2-9 and APPs:

  • Use the registration links on the Life Support Certifications page on CHILD.

External / Community Participants:

  • Classes are available for Seattle Children's Hospital employees and faculty affiliated with Seattle Children's Hospital at this time. Some exceptions are made for University of Washington staff and faculty on a case-by-case basis. Please reach out to us at outreacheducation@seattlechildrens.org for evaluation of your case.

Course Dates and Registration

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    COURSE DATE DAY TIME  LOCATION DATE ENROLLMENT CLOSES
    PALS 
    Provider
    February 11 – 12, 2021

    Thurs. – Fri.

    see 
    below*
    SPLC January 29, 2021

    PALS
    Provider

    March 11 – 12, 2021

    Thurs. – Fri.

    see 
    below*
    SPLC February 19, 2021

    PALS
    Provider

    April 8 – 9, 2021

    Thurs. – Fri.

    see 
    below*
    SPLC March 26, 2021

    PALS
    Provider

    May 6 – 7, 2021

    Thurs. – Fri.

    see 
    below*
    SPLC April 23, 2021

    PALS
    Provider

    July 7 – 8, 2021

    Wed.-Thurs.

    see 
    below*
    SPLC June 25, 2021

    PALS
    Provider

    August 4 – 5, 2021

    Wed.-Thurs.

    see 
    below*
    SPLC July 23, 2021

    PALS
    Provider

    October 11– 12, 2021

    Mon.-Tues.

    see 
    below*
    SPLC September 24, 2021

    PALS
    Provider

    December 2 – 3, 2021

    Thurs.–Fri.

    see 
    below*
    SPLC November 19, 2021

    Locations

    • 70th and SPW: Seattle Children's 70th and Sand Point Building, 6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
    • SPLC: Sand Point Learning Center, 5801 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
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      COURSE DATE DAY TIME  LOCATION DATE ENROLLMENT CLOSES
      HeartCode Jan. 8, 2021 Fri. 12:30–4:40 p.m. 70th and SPW Dec. 29, 2020
      HeartCode Feb. 17, 2021 Wed. 12:30–4:40 p.m. SPLC Jan. 29, 2021
      HeartCode Mar. 5, 2021 Fri. 12:30–4:40 p.m. SPLC Feb. 19, 2021
      HeartCode Apr. 7, 2021 Wed. 7–11:10 a.m. SPLC Mar. 26, 2021
      HeartCode May 4, 2021 Tues. 12:30–4:40 p.m. SPLC April 23, 2021
      HeartCode Jun. 17, 2021 Thurs. 12:30–4:40 p.m. SPLC Jun. 4, 2021
      HeartCode Jun. 18, 2021 Fri. 12:30–4:40 p.m. SPLC Jun. 4, 2021
      HeartCode Jun. 22, 2021 Tues. 7–11:10 a.m. SPLC Jun. 4, 2021
      HeartCode

      Jun. 22, 2021

      Tues. 12:30–4:40 p.m. SPLC Jun. 2, 2021
      HeartCode

      Jul. 9, 2021

      Fri. 7–11:10 a.m. SPLC Jun. 25, 2021
      HeartCode

      Jul. 9, 2021

      Fri. 12:30–4:40 p.m. SPLC Jun. 25, 2021
      HeartCode

      Aug. 6, 2021

      Fri. 7–11:10 a.m. SPLC Jul. 23, 2021
      HeartCode

      Aug. 6, 2021

      Fri. 12:30–4:40 p.m. SPLC Jul. 23, 2021
      HeartCode

      Sept. 13, 2021

      Mon. 12:30–4:40 p.m. SPLC Aug. 27, 2021
      HeartCode

      Oct. 12, 2021

      Tues. 2:30–6:40 p.m. SPLC Sept. 24, 2021
      HeartCode

      Nov. 4, 2021

      Thurs. 7–11:10 a.m. SPLC Oct. 22, 2021
      HeartCode

      Nov. 4, 2021

      Thurs. 12:30–4:40 p.m. SPLC Oct. 22, 2021
      HeartCode

      Dec. 7, 2021

      Tues. 12:30–4:40 p.m. SPLC Nov. 19, 2021

      Locations

      • 70th and SPW: Seattle Children's 70th and Sand Point Building, 6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
      • SPLC: Sand Point Learning Center, 5801 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
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      COURSE DATE DAY TIME  LOCATION DATE ENROLLMENT CLOSES
      PALS Renewal Jan. 11, 2021 Mon. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. 70th and SPW Dec. 29, 2020
      PALS Renewal Jan. 12, 2021 Tues. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. 70th and SPW Dec. 29, 2020
      PALS Renewal Jan. 13, 2021 Wed. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. 70th and SPW Dec. 29, 2020
      PALS Renewal Feb. 16, 2021 Tuyes. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Jan. 29, 2021
      PALS
      Renewal
      Mar. 8, 2021 Mon. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Feb. 19, 2021
      PALS
      Renewal
      Mar. 9, 2021 Tues. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Feb. 19, 2021
      PALS
      Renewal
      Mar. 10, 2021 Wed. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Feb. 19, 2021
      PALS
      Renewal
      Apr. 5, 2021 Mon. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Mar. 26, 2021
      PALS Renewal April 6, 2021 Tues. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Mar. 26, 2021
      PALS Renewal Apr. 7, 2021 Wed. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Mar. 26, 2021
      PALS Renewal May 4, 2021 Tues. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Apr. 23, 2021
      PALS Renewal May 5, 2021 Wed. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Apr. 23, 2021
      PALS Renewal Jun. 15, 2021 Tues. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Jun. 4, 2021
      PALS Renewal

      Jun. 16, 2021

      WEd. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Jun. 4, 2021
      PALS Renewal

      Jun. 21, 2021

      Mon. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Jun. 4, 2021
      PALS Renewal

      Jul. 9, 2021

      Fri. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Jun. 25, 2021
      PALS Renewal

      Aug. 3, 2021

      Tues. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Jul. 23, 2021
      PALS Renewal

      Aug. 6, 2021

      Fri. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Jul. 23, 2021
      PALS Renewal

      Sept. 9, 2021

      Thurs. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Aug. 27, 2021
      PALS Renewal

      Sept. 10, 2021

      Fr. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Aug. 27, 2021
      PALS Renewal

      Sept. 13, 2021

      Mon. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Aug. 27, 2021
      PALS Renewal

      Oct. 7, 2021

      Thurs. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Sept. 24, 2021
      PALS Renewal

      Oct. 8, 2021

      Fri. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Sept. 24, 2021
      PALS Renewal

      Nov. 5, 2021

      Fri. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Oct. 22, 2021
      PALS Renewal

      Nov. 8, 2021

      Mon. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Oct. 22, 2021
      PALS Renewal

      Nov. 9, 2021

      Tues. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Oct. 22, 2021
      PALS Renewal

      Dec. 6, 2021

      Mon. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Nov. 19, 2021
      PALS Renewal

      Dec. 7, 2021

      Tues. 7 a.m.–3:10 p.m. SPLC Nov. 19, 2021

      Locations

      • 70th and SPW: Seattle Children's 70th and Sand Point Building, 6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
      • SPLC: Sand Point Learning Center, 5801 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

    Registration Information

    • Payment options

      • Credit card
      • Company checks (no personal checks)
      • Budget transfers (Seattle Children’s employees only)

      Payment is due at time of registration.

      How to submit checks

      Mail company checks made out to Seattle Children’s to:

      PALS Training Center
      Seattle Children’s
      PO Box 5371/S-219 
      Seattle, WA 98145

      • A $25 fee will be assessed for cancellations or transfers prior to registration closure.
      • A $50 fee will be assessed for cancellations or transfers after registration closure.
      • No refund for cancellations with less than 48 hours notice.

      Please be aware that in the event of a late cancellation or failure to attend the course, employers may choose not to pay for a subsequent course.

      All fees are the responsibility of the registrant, and are required no later than one week prior to the course.

    For More Information

    Seattle Children's PALS Training Center
    P.O. Box 5371/S-219
    Seattle, Washington 98145
    Email

    Seattle Children’s Hospital is an approved provider of continuing education contact hours through the State of California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #16541). As of September 2015, all PALS Courses are approved for continuing education hours through the State of California Continuing Nursing Education Program.

    Official AHA Statement for Authorized Provider of CPR and ECC Courses

    The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

    Claiming Your eCard

    After the course, you must claim your eCard online. If you do not claim your card, it is not considered valid. If you are having trouble receiving the email from eCards@heart.org inviting you to claim your eCard, you can do so by entering your name and email address at the AHA website.