Pediatric Life Support (PALS)
An Independent ASHI-authorized Training Center
The Lackawanna College Paramedic Training Institute is an independent authorized Training Center for the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) and offers Pediatric Advanced Life Support or PALS. PALS is offered both in conjunction with and independent from the Paramedic Training Program. A PALS course develops student’s core knowledge and skills to meet objectives for successful completion which includes: didactic and psychomotor skills training in the recognition and treatment of conditions that may lead to a cardiopulmonary arrest in an infant or child.
PALS is intended for emergency personnel in intensive care or critical care departments and emergency medical providers whom provide care to infants and children. Many healthcare professionals (as well as students in various disciplines) participate in PALS training including but not limited to: Paramedics, Nurses, Nurse Practioners, Physician Assistants, and Physicians.
Initial certification requires 16 hours of instruction. Renewal of PALS requires 8 hours of instruction. Prerequisites for the PALS include training and/or education in basic rhythm analysis (ECG interpretation) and Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR/AED)*.
*If BLS/CPR/AED is included in PALS course it is then not a prerequisite.
For information regarding the PALS program, costs, and the next offering, contact the Lackawanna College Paramedic Training Institute & ASHI Training Center Director Michael J. Macedonia at 570-504-7928 or email@example.com; or contact the Continuing education office at 570-961-7883 or 1-800-346-3552.
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