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 Center for Health building.

  • All Provider courses begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.
  • All Recertification courses begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12 noon.
  • Students MUST pre-register with Holly Osborne, EMS 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 2020:

 

Provider Course Schedule

Date Course Time
January 29 PALS Provider 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
March 3 PALS Provider 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 27 PALS Provider 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
July 2 PALS Provider 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
September 1 PALS Provider 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
November 19 PALS Provider 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Recertification Course Schedule

Date Course Time
January 8 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
January 16 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
January 21 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
February 5 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
February 18 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
February 25 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
March 11 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
March 19 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
March 24 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
April 8 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
April 16 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
April 21 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
May 6 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
May 14 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
May 19 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
June 9 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
June 16 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
June 25 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
July 8 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
July 16 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
July 21 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
August 5 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
August 12 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
August 25 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
September 9 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
September 17 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
September 22 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
October 7 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
October 15 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
October 20 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
November 5 PALS Recertification 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
November 10  PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
November 18 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
December 2 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
December 10 PALS Recertification 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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