PALS 2020 Precourse self assessment procedure

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) from American heart association can change the way you resuscitate the pediatric population. The 2020 updates include online video lessons which can be seen even before you enter the classroom.

If you are not enrolled in the training program already, You may check the upcoming AHA events here (Indian cities).

Now let’s see what to do before attending PALS. Once enrolled you need to finish a few things before coming for the session.

1 – Collect your books and start reading. You must score at least 84% to clear theory part of the exam (conducted at the end of the course, mostly day 2). It takes approximately 3.5 hours online. You can take breaks and finish the next day if you want.

2 – PALS Precourse Self-Assessment is an online tool that evaluates a student’s knowledge before the course to evaluate their proficiency and determine the need for additional review and practice. The student must complete the Precourse Self-Assessment and achieve a score of at least 70% before taking the PALS Course. (Can be attempted multiple times and you can exit anytime and resume later). The student must print their successful completion certificate and bring it with them to class or download the PDF and get it on a phone.

3 – PALS Precourse Work involves a student reviewing course content through online videos before entering the classroom. The video lessons cover multiple medical subjects and each lesson includes questions to engage the student. This prework allows more classroom time for hands-on skills training and leads to the student being better prepared to participate as soon as they enter the classroom.

It’ll ask you to login or create an account. Do it and access the resources.

4 – Create an account on if you don’t have an account with them already.

Make sure you enter your name properly. That will be the name prited on your certificate.

Last name means Family name or surname.

First name is the name given to you (rest of the name apart from surname/family name).

5 – Collect your course code from the Organizer and enter it on cprverify.

Enter only 1 code per course (that is 1 BLS code / 1 ACLS code / 1 PALS code)

6 – Make sure you know the venue / address details –> Reach the venue on time.

7 – Finish the course and read “Finding your AHA certificate online” to know how to find your certificate.