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CAMC Life Support Training Center
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Instructor Course



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The PALS Instructor Course is designed to develop proficiency in teaching a PALS provider course. The PALS instructor course will introduce the instructor candidate to adult teaching theory including a case based method of teaching.


Participants who complete the class will receive an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support instructor card. The card is valid for a two-year period. Participants will also receive documentation of appropriate continuing medical education credit. This course is approved for Nursing, Physician, Pharmacy, AANA and EMS credit.

Course Length:

Provider course- Two days (12 to 16 hours)




Course objectives:

I. How to make effective presentations of PALS information and materials.

II. How to function as the leader and participant in all components of a PALS provider course.

III. Know how to set up and use educational presentation tools including

35-mm slide projectors

Computer-based video projectors

Overhead transparency projectors

Posters and flip charts

Single-sheet handouts

IV. How to create, present, and lead the teaching modules:

Case-based scenarios

Case discussion

Skills instruction and evaluation

Practice stations

Remediation stations

Written annotated examination  

V. Understand the educational philosophy of the PALS program



CAMC Life Support Training Center
500 Morris Street
5 East - CAMC General Hospital
Charleston, WV 25304

304-388-1858 (FAX)






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