Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal  + FREE BLS Renewal - Dec 01

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal + FREE BLS Renewal - Dec 01

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal with Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider (One-Day Recertification course) The Pediatric Adva

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McMaster Children's Hospital Room 1T5 (1st floor, Yellow Section) 1200 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 3E1 Canada

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal with Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider

(One-Day Recertification  course)

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course uses a series of hands-on skill stations and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, high-quality basic life support skills, advanced life support 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.

Our certified PALS instructors are a combination of nurses, physicians and respiratory therapists with backgrounds in pediatric emergency and critical care.

Our course provides two distinct credentials to participants who successfully complete all components of the course:

  1. Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSFC) Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider status, and
  2. Recertification of Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSFC) or American Heart Association (AHA) Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider status.

Course Prerequisites

(1) RN, RPh, RPN (currently working with pediatric patients), RRT, MD, DDS, PCP/ACP/CCP, or IMG,

(2) Full vaccination against SARS-CoV-2. Full vaccination is considered to be 2 or 3 doses of a Health Canada approved SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, with the second dose administered at least 14 days before your course date. Paper or electronic documentation will be required upon check-in,

(3) Completion of a mandatory PALS pre-course assessment* (included in tuition fee),

(4) a Valid PALS Provider *(paper copy must be submitted during course check-in), and

(5a) Heart and Stroke BLS Provider Renewal Prerequisite Challenge Certificate* (or) 

(5b) a valid Heart and Stroke BLS Provider card*

Required Preparation 

* Submission of paper copies of these documents WILL BE REQUIRED at course check-in to be eligible to participate in this course

The PALS Pre-course Assessment and the BLS Provider Renewal Prerequisite Challenge Certificate are completed online through the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Resuscitation Portal . Kindly follow the links below.

BLS Renewal Challenge Test

PALS Pre-Course Self Assessment

Basic Life Support Recertification

Heart and Stroke Foundation BLS Provider Recertification is included within our PALS Renewal course, at no additional charge, for all participants who provide a Heart and Stroke BLS Provider Renewal Prerequisite Challenge Certificate during course check-in. 

Course Materials

Please to go our website for essential information:

McMaster Children's Hospital Simulation, Resuscitation, and Outreach Center (SiROC) and click on PALS 

Course Coordinator

Shimaa Nassif, MD,


Cancellation Policy

Please note that the following Cancellation Policy applies to this course:

• Requests to withdraw from a course (cancel registration) can only be completed through the Eventbrite registration system. Please go to to manage your registration.

• Refunds will be made according to the date of the request based on the following timelines:

More than 3 weeks before the start of the course = 100% of tuition will be refunded

Between 2-3 weeks before the start of the course = 75% of tuition will be refunded

Less than 2 weeks, but more than 1 week before the start of the course = 50% of tuition will be refunded

1 week or less before the start of the course = No refund

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• If you are unable to attend the course, a friend or colleague can be substituted in your place at no additional charge.

• To transfer to an alternate course date, you must withdraw from the course that you originally registered for and complete the registration process for the course date that you want to attend. Course withdrawal conditions listed above apply.

- No refunds will be issued for withdrawals requested 1 week or less prior to a course. No refunds will be given for “no shows”.

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