European Paediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Course

Courses & Conferences

The EPALS provider course is intended to provide training for multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals in the early recognition of the child in respiratory or circulatory failure and the development of the knowledge and core skills required to intervene to prevent further.

This course is designed for healthcare professionals who would be expected to apply the skills taught as part of their clinical duties, or to teach them on a regular basis. Appropriate participants include doctors, nurses and paramedics working in direct contact with children. All applicants should hold a current clinical appointment and professional healthcare qualification.

The EPALS provider course

Lectures

Recognition of the seriously ill child; Management of the seriously ill child; Newborn resuscitation; Post-resuscitation Care

Workshops

Paediatric arrhythmias and treatment of cardiorespiratory arrest & Trauma management

Group Discussion

Ethics

Skill Stations

Basic life support with bag mask ventilation and foreign body airway obstruction; Airway and ventilation; Vascular access; Trauma; Arrhythmia recognition and safe defibrillation

Teaching Scenarios

Newborn resuscitation; Respiratory Failure; Circulatory Failure; Trauma; Cardiac arrhythmias; Cardiorespiratory arrest

Demonstration

An experienced faculty will give a scenario teaching demonstration. This introduces the concept of role-play and simulated scenario management, assessment of the critically ill child or infant, shockable / non-shockable algorithms, positive critiquing, and team leadership skills.

Assessments

Assessments are based on clinical scenarios that allow the candidate to effectively demonstrate the core competencies that have been taught on the course. The scenarios are standardised and reflect reality as closely as possible. There are 3 assessment components:

  • Paediatric basic life support with bag-mask ventilation (outcome based assessment
  • ALS scenario
  • MCQ
Date of Course: 
7 - 8 September 2019
Reference Number: 
19049
Cost: 
£425 - fee is inclusive of all course material, lunch & refreshments

Education