PALS -Paediatric Advanced Life Support

Children’s Hospital PALS Program offered at The Michael Gunning Simulation Centre

Registration information below

Courses offered and intended audience
1- Paediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Course: this 2-day course is designed for all healthcare providers who participate in the management of paediatric respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest. It focuses on a systematic approach to paediatric assessment, basic life support, advanced life support, and team dynamics using low, medium and high-fidelity simulation.

2- Paediatric Advanced Life Support Recertification Course: as above, but this one day course is only available to those who are PALS certified within 2 years of the recert course.
All courses are certified by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and include BLS certification.

Course Costs
PALS Provider Course Cost $400
PALS Recertification Course Cost $200

These costs do not include course materials. PALS Provider course materials include $58 textbook and pocket card + shipping costs (cost subject to change). Both of these are highly recommended, both for successful completion of the course and for ongoing reference material in your daily practice.

Course materials can be ordered upon registration or on your own:

*** If you are an employee of Children’s Hospital and are interested in taking a PALS Course please contact Vanessa Jones (

Our courses are taught by a group of dynamic and experienced PALS instructors who are also respiratory therapists, physicians, and nurses at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences.

Course details
Location: Michael Gunning Simulation Centre, B3-158, Victoria Hospital, 800 Commissioners Rd. E., London, Ontario, N6A5W9

Time: plan to be at the course from 8-5 for all course days.

Food: beverages and snacks will be provided; lunch is on-your-own.

Come prepared: 1) Read the textbook- there is a lot of material to cover and your chances of successfully passing PALS are significantly improved if you’ve adequately prepared

2) complete PALS Pre-Course Self-Assessment test with a successful score of 70% or greater. (This will be collected at the start of the class). To download the Pre-Test please log on to the Heart & Stroke Website ( using your HSF ID.

Upcoming Courses:
Paediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Course
Friday, March 20, 2020 & Saturday, March 21, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020 & Saturday, May 23, 2020

PALS Recertification Course
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Key Contacts:
PALS Program Administrative Support:
Vanessa Jones
519.685.8500 ext. 77566

PALS Program Medical Directors:
Dr. Janice Tijssen, MD, MSc, FRCPC