Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor Essentials


Course Description:

The PALS Instructor Essentials Course is taught in a blended learning format to prepare Instructor candidates to teach the PALS provider course as per AHA standards.

AHA PALS Instructor candidates must complete the online portion, followed by the hands-on session conducted by PALS Senior Training Center Faculty.


Course Objectives:

At the end of the Instructor Essentials Course, you will be able to

  • Describe the usability of the Program Administration Manual (PAM)
  • Describe the core competencies of an AHA Instructor
  • Describe the 5 steps of the AHA Instruction Cycle: prepare, teach, test and remediate, close, and keep current
  • Identify resources available to an AHA Instructor
  • Describe how to use discipline-specific AHA Instructor materials: the instructor manual, lesson plans, course videos, and skills testing checklists
  • Describe discipline-specific course completion requirements
  • Describe the requirements for how to maintain an AHA Instructor status
  • Describe effective AHA Instructor feedback and remediation techniques
  • Demonstrate the administration of skills testing with the use of the skills testing checklists
  • Describe the use of a CPR Coach
  • Demonstrate prebriefing and structured debriefing skills
  • Describe how to facilitate the learning and testing stations
  • Demonstrate facilitating the case scenario skills testing


Target Audience:

PALS provider with IP letter within 6 months.


Please review the Training Bulletin: PALS Instructor Essentials for additional information on PALS Instructor Essentials Course requirements.



King Saud University’s Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, King Khalid University Hospital (Old Building) 2ND floor, next to ward 25.

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