The Clinical Training Center at Boston Medical Center

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pediatric advanced life support

The American heart Association’s PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2020 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This classroom, Instructor-led course uses a series of videos and 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.


  • Course includes realistic, clinical scenarios that encourage active participation – delivered through actual pediatric patient videos and lifelike simulations
  • Course is comprehensive and includes our systematic approach to assess and treat pediatric patients in emergency situations
  • Course uses a hands-on class format to reinforce skills proficiency
  • Co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Target Audience: MDs, PAs, RNs, NPs, Paramedics, Respiratory Therapists, etc...

PALS Class Registration

Due to the current Covid restrictions PALS classes are being taught in a blended format- You will be assigned an online class to complete, then you will attend a 2 hour hands on skills session where you will demonstrate what you have learned. (The hands on sessions are conducted with appropriate PPE)

Completion is simple:

  1. Register for and complete the PALS online program
  2. Go to our sign up page to schedule your hands on session
  3. Complete the PALS hands on skills session with an instructor to complete their certification. (About 2 hours)
  4. The completion card is emailed the next business day

Step 1- Register for the online class:

Click here to sign up for the online portion of PALS

Step 2- Sign up for a hands on skills session:

Click here to schedule the Hands-on PALS skills session

Important Note

Basic Life Support

High Quality BLS is a critical part of the resuscitation process. You will be required to demonstrate a mastery of Basic Life Support during the PALS Skills session. 

Optional - If you complete the HeartCode BLS online portion prior to the PALS skills session we will issue both a BLS and PALS completion card. 


Effective January 1, 2023 all ACLS and PALS classes are now being held in the Northampton Square Building (Also known as “The Miranda-Creamer” building, the “Boston EMS” building and for really tenured folks- the old “Nursing School”)
The address is 785 Albany Street, Boston (Cross Street is Northampton Street)

Pedestrian Entrance:

All students must enter through the Miranda-Creamer building at 785 Albany Street. Enter using the ramp to the left of the entrance marked as 785. (The 785 door is locked, and please DO NOT ring the bell) Once inside, turn right and go thru the glass doors. Take the elevator to the 4th floor. There will be signage and a person to check in with at the double glass doors.