Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course is designed for pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, mid-levels, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who initiate and direct advanced life support in pediatric emergencies. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is authorized as a Training Center for the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course by the American Heart Association.

Educational Objectives: At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the infant or child at risk of cardiopulmonary arrest;
  • Identify strategies for prevention;
  • Demonstrate the cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary for resuscitating and stabilizing the infant or child in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest;
  • Demonstrate the use of the various airway and oxygen adjuncts and methods for optimum ventilation & airway control;
  • Identify normal vs. abnormal cardiac rhythms and the appropriate pharmacologic and electrical therapies;
  • State the indications & dosages of medications used in cardiopulmonary arrest and the effects on the cardiovascular system;
  • Perform techniques to obtain vascular access in infants and children via intraosseous cannulation using EZIO
  • Perform advanced skills in the assessment and treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest in the pediatric patient. 

Course Director:

Mariann Manno, M.D. 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics 
National PALS Faculty AHA

Course Location & Fees:

Albert Sherman Center- ICELS (3rd Floor) 
55 Lake Ave. North
Worcester, MA 01655

PALS Provider - $350
PALS Retraining - $250

Continuing Education Credit:

Physicians:

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Provider: The UMMS designates this live activityfor a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™

Retrain: The UMMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™

Physicians should claim onlycredit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses:

PALS Provider: This offering meets the requirements for 17.4 contact hours for nurses as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in nursing (244-CMR 5.04).

PALS Retraining: This offering meets the requirements for 9.6 contact hours for nurses as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in nursing (244-CMR 5.04). 

Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Others:

PALS Provider: Other professionals will be eligible for 14.5 continuing education hours from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. 

PALS Retraining: Other professionals will be eligible for 8 continuing education hours from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Statement on Faculty Disclosure:

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

In accordance with the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the guidelines of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), it is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to disc lose whatever interest or affiliation a speaker might have with any commercial organization whose products or services are related to the subject matter being presented. Such disclosure will be made available on the day of the program.

Confirmation - Registrants will receive confirmation, a PALS Textbook and directions via US mail. Registrants are welcome to gain further information by calling (508)-856-3041.

To register please visit our website at www.umassmed.edu\cme, for more information, please call 508-856-1671 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm weekdays or email us at continuing.education@umassmed.edu

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association. 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support classes are refundable, less a $100.00 processing fee if you cancel in less than 2 weeks of the course date or if course materials have already been mailed out to the registrant. You may transfer to another class, if arrangements are made 10 days prior to the original class date. Classes must be paid in full in order to receive a certification card and continuing education credit(s). A certification card will be awarded on the day of the course to those who successfully complete the course and have paid for the course in full.