Advanced Paediatric Life Support
Advanced Paediatric Life Support is essential certification for those who manage paediatric emergencies in- and out- of hospital.
(Advanced Paediatric Life Support)
Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) training provides a structured learning environment for multi-disciplinary groups to develop the skills, teamwork, and organisation necessary to effectively manage paediatric emergencies.
The APLS course, designed by the American Academy of Paediatrics, is ideal training for those who work in paediatrics and who manage paediatric emergencies on a regular basis.
The course is run by Precision Healthcare under license from the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) in the UK
PLEASE NOTE: the ALSG VLE Tutorials MUST be completed before attending the course. No exceptions are made.
Click here for a sample course programme (please note that this programme is subject to change)
It is intended for healthcare professionals who work in paediatrics and who manage paediatric emergencies on a regular basis.
These candidates may include (but are not limited to) Consultants, Registrars, Senior House Officers, Clinical Nurse Managers and nurses.
Online Virtual Learning Environment
Blood test interpretation
Multiple Choice Question assessment
Primary and secondary paediatric assessment
Recognition of respiratory distress/failure
Airway management and ventilation
Needle thoracocentesis, chest drain, surgical airway
Recognition of shock
IV/IO/Umbilical vascular access and fluid resuscitation
Basic life support
Safe transfer of patients
16 hours face-to-face, 6 hours online
Criteria For Successful Completion
Completion of the pre-course Online Tutorials, including the MCQ
Attendance at the full face-to-face session
Pass a simulated Acute Medical/Trauma Emergency scenario (moulage).
Pass a Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) assessment.
Participants who successfully complete the course, including the skills evaluation, will receive an ALSG APLS provider course completion card . This accreditation is recognised in over 50 countries throughout the world and is valid for 4 years.
Our highly-experienced Instructors come from Irish, UK and European Healthcare Systems. All instructors are trained by ALSG and monitored on a regular basis. Precision Healthcare is inspected by ALSG on a yearly basis to ensure conformity with APLS standards.
The following materials are delivered to the student approximately 4 weeks before the course date
Login details for the Online Classroom
Directions to face-to-face venue
All Precision Healthcare courses are eligible for CPD/CME points. The exact number of points you can claim depends on what your occupation/speciality is.
This course is eligible for up to 16 hours of face-to-face CPD and 6 hours of online CPD
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