Pediatric Life Savers

Jane H., M1

Pediatric Life Savers (PLS) is a group of first year students who teach infant CPR to the parents of children in the NICU. Every Tuesday and Thursday two members of PLS go to St. Louis Children’s Hospital and invite parents to join us in a one-hour class. During the class we play an instructional video and parents practice CPR on infant mannequins with assistance from PLS instructors. Many of the family members find that the classes build confidence, as it makes them feel more comfortable in taking their baby home. As a student, I find PLS a rewarding organization because I am able to use my current knowledge and skills to make a difference for new parents.