Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of 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. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.

The PALS Course is for health care providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Audience

The PALS Course is for health care providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics and others who need a PALS course completion card for job or other requirements.

Course Offerings

OSF Northern Region EMS Card Courses are held at the OSF Northern Region EMS Office, 5510 E. State St., Rockford.  The entrance is located on the north side of the OSF Center for Health building.

  • All Provider courses begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.
  • All Recertification courses begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 1:00 pm.
  • Students MUST pre-register with Holly Osborne, EMS Administrative Assistant, at (815) 395-5254.
  • A minimum of 3 students must be registered for the course.

PALS Provider and Recertification Courses are scheduled for the following dates in 2021:

 

Provider Course Schedule - 2021

Date Course Time
March 18 - B/Red Shift PALS Provider 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
May 6 - C/Gold Shift PALS Provider 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
September 28 - A/Black Shift PALS Provider 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

Recertification Course Schedule - 2021

Date Course Time
January 7 - A/Black Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
January 20 - B/Red Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
February 11 - C/Gold Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
February 25 - B/Red Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
March 16 - C/Gold Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
March 31 - C/Gold Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
April 6 - C/Gold Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
April 19 - A/Black Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
May 4 - A/Black Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
May 18 - C/Gold Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
June 1 - B/Red Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
June 30 - A/Black Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
July 13 - B/Red Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
July 26 - C/Gold Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
August 3 - B/Red Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
August 31 - C/Gold Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
September 9 - C/Gold Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
September 15 - C/Gold Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
October 14 - B/Red Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
October 28 - A/Black Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
November 2 - C/Gold Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
November 18 - A/Black Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
December 7 - B/Red Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
December 15 - A/Black Shift PALS Recertification 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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