National Curriculum

Expand the sections below to learn more about pediatric education opportunities.

Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS)

Jointly sponsored with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) features an innovative modular curriculum designed to present the information physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals need to assess and care for critically ill and injured children during the first few hours in the emergency department or office-based setting.

View APLS materials on AAP's or ACEP's website.

Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®)

Jointly sponsored with the American Heart Association (AHA), the Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®) is designed to teach an evidence-based approach to resuscitation of the newborn to hospital staff who care for newborns at the time of delivery, including physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists.

View NRP® materials on AAP's website.

Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers (PEPP)

The AAP's Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers (PEPP) course represents a complete source of prehospital medical information for the emergency care of infants and children. Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, PEPP is an exciting curriculum designed to teach prehospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children.​

PEPP is a comprehensive, innovative, and highly visual course featuring case-based lectures, live-action video, hands-on skills stations, and small group scenarios.

The PEPP website includes information on where to find courses and how to become a Course Coordinator.


The Basic Life Support (BLS) course is geared toward the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

(Classroom | 8 E | 9.5 hours)

(Hybrid | 8.5 CE | 8 hours online + hands-on)


The Advanced Life Support (ALS) course is geared toward the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) and Paramedic.

(Classroom | 14 CE | 16.75 hours)

(Hybrid | 12.5 CE | 14 hours online + 1-day onsite)

HeartCode® PALS

The AHA’s HeartCode PALS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC. This eLearning course is the self-directed online portion of HeartCode PALS blended learning, which is followed by a hands-on session for skills practice and testing.

HeartCode PALS is a comprehensive program that uses a series of videos and simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics.  Using eSimulation technology, students can assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students also apply their knowledge to real-time decision-making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning. Students who successfully complete the PALS Course online and the hands-on session will receive a PALS Provider course completion card (print or eCard), valid for two years.

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(Online | 7.25 CE/CME | 7.5 hours)

Learn:™ Rhythm Pediatric

Learn:™ Rhythm Pediatric is an online course that introduces healthcare providers to normal pediatric cardiac rhythms and prepares them to recognize basic pediatric cardiac arrhythmias in clinical practice. The course features animation, interactive activities, and self-assessment portions, is self-directed, and allows healthcare providers to gain proficiency in ECG rhythm recognition in an effort to provide better patient treatment and save more lives.


The AHA’s PEARS (Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization) Course has been updated to reflect science in the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. In this classroom-based, Instructor-led course, students learn how to use a systematic approach to quickly assess, recognize the cause, and stabilize a pediatric patient in an emergency situation.

During PEARS, students interact with real patient cases, and realistic simulations and animations to assess and stabilize pediatric patients experiencing respiratory and shock emergencies, and cardiopulmonary arrest. PEARS prepares students to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until a child can be transferred to an advanced life support provider.

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(Classroom | 7.25 CE/CME | 9 hours)

The Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) is a 16-hour course designed to provide core-level pediatric knowledge and psychomotor skills needed to care for pediatric patients in the emergency setting. The course presents a systematic assessment model, integrates the associated anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and identifies appropriate interventions. Triage categorization and injury prevention strategies are included in the course content. ENPC is taught using a variety of formats including, online learning, lectures, videos, group discussion and hands-on skill stations that encourage participants to integrate their psychomotor abilities into a patient situation in a risk-free setting.

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Pediatric Trauma Life Support for Prehospital Care Providers

This course focuses on the special needs of young trauma patients. In 8 hours, you will learn the principles of proper assessment, management, critical interventions, patient packaging, and rapid transport. You also will practice proven techniques for communicating with young patients and their parents.

Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)

The Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) course focuses on critical pediatric physiology, illnesses, injuries and interventions to help EMS practitioners provide the best treatment for sick and injured children in the field. The course stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their young patients. EPC is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians. EPC is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

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(Classroom or Hybrid | 16 CAPCE CE | 16 hours)

The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program is a neonatal education program to focus exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants. Based on a mnemonic to optimize learning, retention and recall of information, S.T.A.B.L.E. stands for the six assessment and care modules in the program: Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support. A seventh module, Quality Improvement, stresses the professional responsibility of improving and evaluating care provided to sick infants.

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