PALS BLS Required

You must have BLS affirmation to take PALS!

A current AHA Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider or ARC CPR for Professional Provider affirmation is a mandatory prerequisite for enrolling in PALS provider, update and instructor courses.

A photocopy of both sides of your unexpired BLS Healthcare or Professional Provider Card must be mailed with registration, or faxed to (816) 234-9258 prior to the course. Note: Heartsaver/Plus and Pediatric Basic Life Support/Plus cards do not meet this prerequisite, as these programs are presented for the lay public.

There are many facilities that offer BLS. To find one, contact the American Heart Association office nearest you (see below).

Employees and staff of Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (CMH) can contact our PALS Coordinator in CMH Education at (816) 234-9262 about our course offerings.

Greater Kansas City DivisionAmerican Heart Association
Greater Kansas City Division
6800 W. 93rd St.
Overland Park, Kan. 66212
(913) 648-6727
(913) 648-0423 FAX
KansasAmerican Heart Association
Kansas Affiliate, Inc.
5375 SW Seventh Street
Topeka, Kan. 66606-2395
(785) 272-7056
(800) 284-3979
(785) 272-2425 FAX
(outside K.C. region)
American Heart Association
Missouri Affiliate
2600 I-70 Drive N.W.
Columbia, Mo. 65201
(573) 446-3000
(573) 445-6243 FAX

St. Joseph Area
4605 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, Mo. 64506
(816) 233-5864
(816) 233-0360 FAX

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