PALS/ACLS 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.

Email or call Debra Alessi (614)355-0669 if you missed a class and would like to reschedule. Please do not create a second registration.

Register for a Course

Registration is available for the following courses:

  • PEARS (Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization)

  • HeartCode BLS

  • HeartCode PALS

  • ACLS 2 Day Provider Course (NCH Employees)

  • ACLS Renewal Course (NCH Employees)

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

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

Debra Alessi, Education Coordinator
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(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