Why Every Nurse or Nursing Student Should take a PALS Class
Every profession has its own unique “knowledge base” of skills & tools. Mastery of this knowledge is critical for getting ahead in your chose career field. And for any nurse (RN, LPN, visiting nurse) or a nursing student, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training is paramount.
Let’s look at PALS training for a nurse two different perspectives: professional and practical.
Professional: Just like any other career, the nursing field puts a premium on acquiring useful skills. And without PALS on your resume, you’re bypassing some terrific opportunities. In addition to your CPR and other qualifications, PALS opens many doors. With PALS certification, you can work in various children’s health clinics, hospitals and also act as a visiting nurse for critically ill infants and children. Additionally, PALS is useful for those students “moving on” in their career path, whether they’re trying to become a doctor or choosing a different path that involves children. Teachers and pediatric physical therapists are just two that come to mind.
Practical: Here’s the thing about PALS training – it doesn’t take a ton of time or expense. Our class (either initial or renewal instruction) covers all the essential elements, including airway management, pediatric case studies, BLS review and much more. In only 12 hours (divided over 2 days), you’ll gain life-changing, live-saving skills that can be immediately applied to your nursing career. And if you’re a student, PALS training acts as a springboard to exciting job possibilities right out of school!
Essentially, the question isn’t, “Why should a nurse or nursing student sign up for PALS training?” The question is, “Why not?”
SureFire CPR is all about saving lives. Aside from our top-flight PALS certification program, we also offer comprehensive CPR, BLS, ALS training and more. With a brand new office and a professional & dedicated staff, we’re the best choice for obtaining medical-related accreditation in Southern California and beyond.
For more information about our flexible and affordable training classes, please call us at (888) 277-3143. And remember, your schedule is our schedule. We realize nurses and nursing students have limited availability. Contact us today to set up your PALS class. In the nursing field, PALS knowledge is a key to career advancement.
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