European Paediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Course
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
Recognition of the seriously ill child; Management of the seriously ill child; Newborn resuscitation; Post-resuscitation Care
Paediatric arrhythmias and treatment of cardiorespiratory arrest & Trauma management
Basic life support with bag mask ventilation and foreign body airway obstruction; Airway and ventilation; Vascular access; Trauma; Arrhythmia recognition and safe defibrillation
Newborn resuscitation; Respiratory Failure; Circulatory Failure; Trauma; Cardiac arrhythmias; Cardiorespiratory arrest
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 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