Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

PALS is a nationally recognized program designed by the American Heart Association (AHA) to aid pediatric health care providers in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children.

The material will be covered in small group lectures, demonstrations, evaluation of case-based scenarios, and practice.

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PALS Manual
AHA PALS Provider Manual
(Product #20-1119)


UNMC CCE COVID Response

We offer limited in-person classes. Following UNMC guidelines, all students, instructors, and staff are asked to:


Questions?

Contact Debbie Von Seggern-Johnson, NRP, EMSI, Emergency Medical Services Coordinator, via email.


Course Information

PALS Provider  
This is a two-day course designed for health care providers who either:
  • have never attended a PALS Provider course;
  • are not comfortable with the PALS content and skills; and/or
  • have an expired PALS card.
The course runs for approximately 15 to 16 hours.

Prerequisite

  • Current AHA BLS Provider card

Registration Information

Fees

Course Registration Fee: $325

Manual Rental: $30
Manual Purchase: $60

Early Registration Special

Register 14 days prior to the course and receive $50 off your registration fee.

Register Now

Registration Confirmation

If you register online, you will receive an email confirmation immediately after completing your registration. If you register via telephone, fax, or mail, you will receive your confirmation once the payment has been processed.

If you do not receive your registration confirmation, please call 402-559-5929 or email emstrauma@unmc.edu

Cancel/Transfer/Refund Policy 

  • All cancellation and transfer requests must be made in writing and sent via email to emstrauma@unmc.edu
  • There is a $50 processing fee for all cancel/transfer requests made 15 days or more prior to the class start date.
  • If you cancel/transfer 14 days or less prior to the class start date, we will refund 50% of your registration fee in the same form of payment the registration was received. If you rented a course manual, we will process your refund if the manual is returned within 14 days of receipt of cancellation. After 14 days, no refund will be issued.
  • If you cancel/transfer less than 24 hours of your scheduled class, no refund will be issued.

Prior to the Course

The participant is expected to:

  • Have a current AHA BLS Provider card;

  • Review the AHA PALS Provider Manual;

    • If you are renting or purchasing the manual, please come and pick it up from the EMS/Trauma Office located in the UNMC Annex 14 Building on 4460 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE. Take the elevator to 2R. Pick up available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 2 pm. If you live and work outside of the Omaha Metro, please email emstrauma@unmc.edu to make arrangements to get your manual. Or, if you prefer, you can purchase an e-manual from https://shopcpr.heart.org/

    • IMPORTANT: You may rent or purchase the manual PRIOR to the day of the course. No manual rental will be allowed on the day of the course. Participants who come to the course without the manual will be required to purchase one.

  • Complete the pre-course assessment (read your confirmation email for instructions); and

  • Print the pre-course assessment score (which will be presented to the instructor on the first day of the course).


Additional Information

    • You must show a valid government- or school-issued photo ID as well as your current AHA BLS Provider card upon check-in to class.

    • The temperature in the classroom may vary throughout the day. Please come in loose and comfortable layers of clothing.

    • You will be practicing skills that will require you to work on your hands and knees. You will be bending, standing, and lifting throughout the course. If you have any physical condition that will prevent you from engaging in these activities, please do not hesitate to inform the instructor(s) as he/she may be able to adjust the equipment to address your needs.

    • Inclement Weather: Send an email to emstrauma@unmc.edu for possible class cancellation due to the weather.

    • Map and parking


Continuing Education Credit

JA Provider MarkIn support of improving patient care, University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PALS Renewal  
This is a one-day course intended for health care professionals who have previously completed an ACLS Provider course and have a solid understanding of the PALS Provider content.

The course runs for approximately 7½ to 8 hours.

Prerequisite

  • Current AHA BLS Provider card; AND
  • Current PALS Provider card

Registration Information

Fees

Course Registration Fee: $225

Manual Rental: $30
Manual Purchase: $60

Early Registration Special

Register 14 days prior to the course and receive $50 off your registration fee.

Register Now

Registration Confirmation

If you register online, you will receive an email confirmation immediately after completing your registration. If you register via telephone, fax, or mail, you will receive your confirmation once the payment has been processed.

If you do not receive your registration confirmation, please call 402-559-5929 or email emstrauma@unmc.edu

Cancel/Transfer/Refund Policy 

  • All cancellation and transfer requests must be made in writing and sent via email to emstrauma@unmc.edu
  • There is a $50 processing fee for all cancel/transfer requests made 15 days or more prior to the class start date.
  • If you cancel/transfer 14 days or less prior to the class start date, we will refund 50% of your registration fee in the same form of payment the registration was received. If you rented a course manual, we will process your refund if the manual is returned within 14 days of receipt of cancellation. After 14 days, no refund will be issued.
  • If you cancel/transfer less than 24 hours of your scheduled class, no refund will be issued.

Prior to the Course

The participant is expected to:

  • Have a current AHA BLS Provider AND current PALS Provider cards;

  • Review the AHA PALS Provider Manual;

    • If you are renting or purchasing the manual, please come and pick it up from the EMS/Trauma Office located in the UNMC Annex 14 Building on 4460 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE. Take the elevator to 2R. Pick up available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 2 pm. If you live and work outside of the Omaha Metro, please email emstrauma@unmc.edu to make arrangements to get your manual. Or, if you prefer, you can purchase an e-manual from https://shopcpr.heart.org/

    • IMPORTANT: You may rent or purchase the manual PRIOR to the day of the course. No manual rental will be allowed on the day of the course. Participants who come to the course without the manual will be required to purchase one.

  • Complete the pre-course assessment (read your confirmation email for instructions); and

  • Print the pre-course assessment score (which will be presented to the instructor on the first day of the course).


Additional Information

  • You must show a valid government- or school-issued photo ID as well as your current AHA BLS Provider card and PALS Provider card upon check-in to class.

  • The temperature in the classroom may vary throughout the day. Please come in loose and comfortable layers of clothing.

  • You will be practicing skills that will require you to work on your hands and knees. You will be bending, standing, and lifting throughout the course. If you have any physical condition that will prevent you from engaging in these activities, please do not hesitate to inform the instructor(s) as he/she may be able to adjust the equipment to address your needs.

  • Inclement Weather: Send an email to emstrauma@unmc.edu for possible class cancellation due to the weather.


Continuing Education Credit

JA Provider Mark

In support of improving patient care, University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.