American Red Cross
Advanced Life Support &
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
ARC ALS & PALS
When you enroll in Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training from the American Red Cross you'll gain the knowledge and skills you need to provide advanced care to your community. Designed specifically for healthcare providers and first responders, our courses will not only help you learn to assess, recognize and provide high-quality care to adult and pediatric patients experiencing life-threatening medical emergencies, including shock, cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and respiratory events, but will also streamline your resuscitation training, improve skills retention, and better serve patients.
Both the ALS and PALS training curriculums are scientifically equivalent to other courses, including all standard scientific learning objectives necessary for professional certification, including rhythm interpretation, electrical interventions, and pharmacologic knowledge. In addition, through the use of interactive scenarios, they will also challenge your critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork skills, which can help you respond on the scene with ease and confidence, and ultimately help you better serve your community. Upon successful completion of the ALS or PALS course(s), you'll receive a two-year certification.
How can this course be taken?
Blended Learning: Created for those who need additional flexibility, our ALS and PALS Blended Learning courses combine online coursework with an in-person skills session led by a certified Red Cross instructor. Because coursework is self-paced and modular, you can train when, where, and on the device that's right for you. In addition, with our adaptive learning functionality, you can follow a personalized learning path that gives experienced participants the option to test out of sessions if they demonstrate competency – resulting in reduced overall class time. After passing your final written exam, you'll attend a skills session with a certified Red Cross instructor.
In-Person Classes: Designed for those who learn best in a traditional classroom setting, class participants attend lectures and skills sessions with other students in a designated physical location.