PALS Certification Institute Medical Advisory Board
At PALS Certification Institute our focus is on providing quality training that prepares our students for emergency situations. We want to ensure you truly gain the knowledge and skills you need to earn and maintain your certification—we’re not just checking boxes and handing you a provider card.
With this dedication to quality education, we have built an extensive medical advisory board that routinely reviews our courses to ensure we’re providing the training you need to do your job well. With years of experience in all areas of emergency medicine and educational development, this is expertise you can trust.
Dr. Christopher J. Bosche, MD, FACEP, Executive Medical Director, Co-Chair
Dr. Bosche is a board-certified emergency physician at a level 1 trauma and burn center in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Boshe has been involved in emergency medical services for over 20 years, starting out as a firefighter/EMT and eventually becoming a flight physician with an aeromedical helicopter service. He is currently the medical director of a large suburban fire protection district and regularly assists with the EMS education provided by his hospital to local EMS crews. In addition, Dr. Bosche is also the medical team manager for the Missouri Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue Team and has deployed to multiple disasters including the 9/11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the Joplin, Missouri tornado.
Judson Smith, MHA, CCEMT-P, VP of Continuing Education, Co-Chair
Judson Smith brings over 20 years of EMS and critical care pre-hospital experience to the medical advisory board. A licensed critical care paramedic, he also currently serves as an officer in an Air Force Reserves aeromedical evacuation squadron. In 2014 Judson founded Code3 CME to provide EMT, paramedic, and critical care transport training with a level of educational support he felt was lacking in the industry. Judson has also been a guest speaker at EMS events throughout the country. He holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Lindenwood University.
Jason Haag, Director of Academic Affairs
Jason has over 13 years of EMS experience. He joined Finger Lakes Ambulance as a dispatcher and has risen through the ranks to become Captain. He has served as the head of the education department since 2014, offering AHA classes to area EMS agencies, 4 regional hospitals, and all other allied healthcare professionals. He has also hosted a number of annual Education Day events, as well as a 2-day PHTLS class in cooperation with Strong Memorial Hospital, where he is also an educator for the trauma center and medical school. Jason has also served as a fourth generation firefighter for the City of Geneva. Jason graduated from Monroe Community College in 2006 in fire science and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Education.
Will B. Hendon, EMS Educator
After a 10-year career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Will Hendon decided to go back to college to become a paramedic. He attended Texas State Technical College in Abilene, Texas. He earned his degree along with the college’s Presidential Award, among others. Will currently works in Abilene as an EMT and field paramedic where he easily stepped into the role of operations supervisor due to his leadership experience from his time with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and his passion for people.
Janet Taylor, RN, CFRN
Janet is a full time flight nurse for Mercy Life Line from Springfield, MO. In addition to EMS, she has worked in the ICU, ER, and OB in order to be familiar with the different types of calls that she and her partner may encounter in EMS. Janet has her bachelor’s in Nursing and enjoys teaching part time at various EMS conferences throughout the year in addition to writing articles for various industry magazines. Her website is www.emsteacher.com, and you can see where she will be headed next as well as the most current list of topics offered.