ALS & PALS Blended Learning
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 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.
Ways to Train
- 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 lecture and skills sessions with other students in a designated physical location.
Time-Saving Options for Experienced Providers
For experienced providers, we offer a review a brief, in-person skills review before testing (Review Option), as well as the option to skip the review and immediately take the skills test (Challenge Option), so you can earn your recertification even faster.
Note: Throughout the course, whether attended primarily in person or online, students will learn care steps that are consistent with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2015-2018 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) and the 2015-2018 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
Earn Your ALS & PALS Certification
You now have choice and flexibility in resuscitation training. Sign up for our ALS and/or PALS courses – and gain critical skills to help better serve your community. With two options for training – in-person only courses and flexible Blended Learning classes – we make it easy to choose the right course for your schedule and your learning style. To enroll in Advanced Life Support and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support, simply find a class in your area and complete the registration process.