top of page

PALS Pre-course Study Links

This page contains various external links to assist participants with their pre-course studies such as pharmacology, EKG review, defibrillation and BLS.


The following external PALS sites may provide useful references for review. These do not replace the information in your texts or handbooks: 

Heart & Stroke Foundation PALS Online Pre-Course  Self Assessment:

As a new pre-requisite to taking an PALS course, participants must pass this online assessment (70% minimum)The Pre-course Self Assessment helps evaluate knowledge necessary to be successful in the PALS Provider Course and determines the need for additional review and practice. There is no limit to the number of times you can take the Pre-course Self Assessment. Once a score of 70% or higher is achieved, each student must print his or her certificate displayed on the PALS- Student Website. This certificate must be presented to the PALS instructor before a student can take an PALS Provider Course.

Heart and Stroke  PALS Student Website (includes Pre-Course Self Assessment ) can be found here:


2020 Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care in Circulation Journals:


Main link is:


Part 4 - Pediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support: 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care


ILCOR Covid-19 Guidelines :


Rhythm Recognition:

Several websites are available as tutorials for Rhythm recognition:   (interactive option to learn and play)



Additional Online Education Links for PALS

Although not specifically HSF or AHA, these links, based on evidence from ILCOR may be of benefit in preparation for your course. There are two divisions – Whiteboard and Videos.  Click on link at the end of each section:




PALS Introduction:

PALS Airway :

PALS Monitoring and Access:

PALS Medications Part 1:

PALS Medications Part 2:

PALS Drugs Part 1:

PALS Drugs Part 2:

PALS Pulseless Arrest:

PALS Bradycardia’s:

PALS Tachycardia’s:


End tidal capnography review:

PALS Monitoring and Vascular Access:

PALS Airway Management (AHA 2010) :




EZ-IO Intraosseous Education Link:

bottom of page