Cambria-Somerset Council for Education of Health Professionals, Inc.

117 Murtha Center, Pitt-Johnstown, 450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904 (814)269-2948


This course is designed to give students the opportunity to acquire, practice and demonstrate proficiency in the assessment and management of critically ill pediatric patients.  The primary educational methodology used in the course is that of simulation, whether for skill acquisition, complex medical decision making, or teamwork.  Other modalities used are video demonstration and group discussion. 


You must prepare adequately to enable successful completion of the PALS Provider Course.  This course does not teach BLS skills, interpretation of rhythm strips or basic PALS pharmacology.  Thus, before taking the course, you must already be proficient in the following:

  • Performing infant and child BLS skills by using the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR Please fax a copy of your current BLS/CPR card to Council Office at 814-269-2966 prior to the course. If you are taking the PALS Update Course, please fax a copy of your most recent PALS Update card along with the BLS/CPR card.

  • Reading and interpreting ECG rhythm strips

  • Knowing basic resuscitation pharmacology

You must complete the Precourse Self-Assessment on the PALS Student Website at  This ensures that you have prepared for the course.  Students are required to bring a printout of their score the day of the course.