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EMS Training

3619 High Street, Suite A

Portsmouth, VA 23707

701 Industrial Park Drive

Newport News, VA 23608

Toll Free: (877) 334-2669

Local: (757) 465-0100

Fax: (757) 606-2904

PALS Instructor

Course Description: The goal of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor course is to provide the potential instructor candidate the ability to assist the student with:
1. Information needed to recognize infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest
2. Information and strategies needed to prevent cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children
3. The cognitive and psychomotor skills needed to resuscitate and stabilize infants and children in respiratory failure, shock or cardiopulmonary arrest.

Intended Audience: Pediatricians, house staff, emergency physicians, family physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who are responsible for the well-being of infants and children.

1. A current AHA provider card received 60 days prior to the course.

2. A letter of recommendation to be an instructor from a Training Center Faculty or Regional Faculty member received by the training center 30 days in advance of the course.

3. AHA Training Center Alignment form received to by our office 30 days prior to the course.

4. AHA Core Instructor Course completed and Certificate received at the training center 30 days prior to the course.

5. Provider Skills check off 30 days prior to the course by Training Center Faculty or Regional Faculty. There will be no remediation of skills at this time. Potential candidates that do not pass skills checks will not be allowed to attend the instructor course.

6. Potential instructors who do not meet these guidelines shall not be allowed to take the instructor course and will be turned away day of class.

7. In order to attend the course and teach the BLS Healthcare provider course, you must have a current BLS Healthcare provider Certification within 60 days of the course and be a clinician. Lay responders may not teach BLS Healthcare Provider courses that are associated with our training center.

8. Willingness to teach the scientific and program guidelines of the American Heart Association.

9. Commitment to teach two courses per year according to AHA guidelines.

10. For more information, please contact our Director of Training.

Student Materials: PALS Text, Required ECC Handbook, Strongly Recommended

Instructor Materials:
Instructor’s Manual: Pediatric Advanced Life Support
PALS Instructor’s Tool Kit with required videos

Card Type: Instructor Card will be issued after initial monitoring.

Written/Skills Exam: Required for completion card

Course Length: 8 hours   9am-5pm

Course Cost: $300

To Register for the PALS Instructor course:

Please call 757-465-0100.


* All registrations for all classes must be prepaid.
* Class subject to cancellation for lack of sufficient enrollment.
* A 15% cancellation fee will be incurred if not rescheduled 24 hours in advance.