PALS Heartcode Course: Web-based Learning

Course description

​The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Heartcode course is a web-based, self-directed program that teaches healthcare providers knowledge and skills needed to recognize and prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children.

This program uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning about pediatric advanced life support.


The PALS Heartcode course is for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card and are seeking an alternative (non-classroom) method for completing an initial or update PALS course.

Cost and registration

The registration fee is $225. Class must be paid in full upon registration.

Please follow these steps to register:

  • Step 1: You MUST sign up on          
  • ​Step 2: Access the online module with heartcode key. Complete module at your own pace (Save and print certificate of completion).
  • ​Step 3: ​You must bring your heart code certificate of completion to skills session.

Course materials

CHOP has transitioned to using e-Books for all of our courses. You can download the book to a personal computer or device. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with directions for accessing the e-book.

You also have the option to purchase your own material from the Laerdal website.

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