PALS Education

Pediatric simulation is here!

We use Patient Simulation to develop Interdisciplinary Resuscitation Team Skills during all PALS courses held at Nationwide Children's. The Pediatric Advanced LIfe Support (PALS) Course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Register for a PALS/ACLS Course

Registration is available for the following courses:

  • PALS Online

  • PALS Renewal

  • ACLS Provider Course (NCH Employees)

  • ACLS Renewal Course (NCH Employees)

*Clicking the link above will take you to the Education Courses Portal.

Classroom PALS: 100% classroom training means students are with an AHA instructor for their entire learning experience. 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.

  • Classroom PALS FAQ
  • Registration fee is $175.00 per person
  • Class size is limited to 24 participants and will be processed on a first come first serve basis.
  • If you need to cancel or reschedule please email or call, DO NOT just re-register for a different date.

Blended Learning Option: AHA Blended Learning courses combine the flexibility of online training with in person skills practice and testing. Successful completion of the full PALS course (using HeartCode PALS Part 1) includes three parts:

  • HeartCode® PALS Part 1 is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. This program uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.When registering for online PALS, you will receive an email with access to Part 1
  • Parts 2 & 3 (Skills Practice and Testing) are one hands-on “skills practice and testing” session with an AHA PALS Instructor

Staff & Directions

Training Center Coordinator

Megan Kaufman, BSN, RN
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 355-0574

PALS Program Secretary
Debra Alessi
(614) 355-0669

In Person Courses will be at the address below

255 East Main St
Columbus, OH 43215
Skills Lab room MA-256

Take the elevators to the 2nd floor – turn right when exiting the elevators – turn right through the metal double doors – walk straight down the hallway – at the file cabinet turn left – the skills lab is the first door on the right