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We thank Drs Waisman, Amir, and Mimouni for sharing their findings. Their data underscore the importance of the PALS course in assuring the acquisition of appropriate cognitive skills for the management of pediatric emergencies. The effect of the PALS course on the test scores of physicians and nurses with the least baseline knowledge is striking. The Israeli Medical Association is to be commended for their recommendation that the PALS course be mandatory for all pediatricians; we hope other countries will follow suit.
Flores G, Weinstock DJ. PALS Course Improves Preparedness for Pediatric Emergencies-Reply. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997;151(1):107. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1997.02170380110025