Pediatric Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support, or PALS, educates students in core objectives including didactic and psychomotor skills training required for the recognition and treatment of conditions that may lead to a cardiopulmonary arrest in an infant or child. Courses are offered in conjunction with and independent from Lackawanna’s Paramedic Training programs.
PALS is intended for emergency personnel in intensive care or critical care departments and emergency medical providers whom provide care to infants and children. Initial certification requires 16 hours of instruction. Renewal of PALS requires 8 hours of instruction. Prerequisites for PALS include training and/or education in basic rhythm analysis (ECG interpretation) and Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR/AED)*.
For information on the program, costs, and the next offering, contact the Lackawanna College EMS Academy at (570) 961-7883 or Bridget Duggan, Continuing Education Special Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*If BLS/CPR/AED is included in PALS course it is then not a prerequisite.